For those of you begging for a Kingdom Hearts III , this news update will come as little solace. Still, we find it interesting.

First, it seems that Dissidia: Final Fantasy , the flashy fighting title for the PSP, began its life as a potential Kingdom Hearts idea. According to a recent KHInsider interview with Square-Enix director Tetsuya Nomura, the concept for having FF characters square off in a battle arena originated in the KH realm; as Nomura says:

"We made a game where characters from various FF games got together to battle, Dissidia, but that was a project we were originally thinking of using for KH. However, deciding it would be a bad idea to make Disney characters fight each other, it never materialized for KH and ended up shifting to FF. Even this time we thought that it would be difficult to bring out Disney characters and have them fight each other in multiplayer, and wondering what to do, we arrived at the idea of using Organization XIII."

Well, that's good to know. We very nearly had a fighting-based Kingdom Hearts but as it turns out, the idea shifted over to Final Fantasy instead. Now, for the update concerning a possible third installment in the KH franchise: while Nomura says he's still hard at work on Final Fantasy Versus XIII , he's beginning to hear the accumulated cries for Kingdom Hearts III . His response?

"Who knows? I already have ideas for the next installment. But since Birth by Sleep isn’t even out yet, I don’t have to think about it until awhile from now. Recently everyone kepts asking me when I’m planning on coming out with KH3. Even though I’m currently busy with Final Fantasy versus XIII, I’m also thinking that it’s almost time to start thinking about it seriously. Though it’s entirely possible that the next game in the series won’t be KH3."

Okay, so it's not the best news in the world. At the very least, KHIII would be a long ways off if it even comes into existence at all. But hey, we'll want to know about any new project Nomura works on, so we'll definitely keep you updated. In the meantime, just keep crossing your fingers and hoping…

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englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

the idea that mickey could have the crap beaten out of him by another disney character brought a wry smile to my face. shame it will never happen….

Jonesy555
Jonesy555
11 years ago

Sorta like a SSB's of Disney! I like…sorta

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

I agree. It would have been a lot of fun to watch Disney characters duke it out, but I'm still having a hard time picturing it.

I'm betting we won't see KH3 until at least 2012-ish. We still have the PSP Birth by Sleep to look forward to in the meantime.

btw – did you guys see the leek for Square's teaser site? It is The 4 Warriors of Light for the DS. The first screens of the game look pretty horrible 🙁

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

That's a shame.

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

As long as i can play it on my ps3 and it's not a spin off story i'll have no problem

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

I Love your avatar!

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

Likewise, i've got a love hate relationship with yours cause i want versus so bad but we wont be playin it for a loooooooong time

Jonesy555
Jonesy555
11 years ago

I'm not sure if KH not being a 3rd part is a good thing or not. If he means moving away from Sora to start a new heroes journey, I'd enjoy that, but if it's like another prequel…then, meh!

CrazyIrishBoy
CrazyIrishBoy
11 years ago

I dont care about psp, ds or any handheld KH titles and I don't want anymore KH titles that arnt gonna be part of the main story!!! They are a money racket, get on with KHIII already!

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

I wonder when birth by sleep will be released..
I want KH3 but I can wait.

Prevent
Prevent
11 years ago

i would pay money just to see the possible concept art for KH3

Genesis_Angel
Genesis_Angel
11 years ago

nomura said in one report a very old report that there wont be a kingdomk heartrs 3 but a new kingdom hearts series where all 3 new kh 358-5/birth by sleep/cpded will tie to the new series lol

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

I'm just really really glad that Nomura-sama is "busy" with Final Fantasy Versus XIII. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT SHIT!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Me too, that's the one I gotz my eyez on.

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

Mr. Nomura, please first keep your focus on Versus 13, and perfect it. until then, please do not let other things distract you.

Regarding KH3, I think if the title does not have a "III" in it, as long as it is Kingdom Heart of some sort and gives a new feeling, then it will be awesome. this franchise is getting less exciting which can be reflected in Chains of Memories. but we dont just want to live in "memories", we want future as well, exciting, more fresh future. :O


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 7/2/2009 12:54:12 PM

Riku994
Riku994
11 years ago

*kills self slowly* I WANT KH3 🙁

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

but then you wont be able to play it:(

Riku994
Riku994
11 years ago

You have a point…

Andysw
Andysw
11 years ago

Will it be a playstation 3 exclusive? I think that is a question everyone wants to know.


Last edited by Andysw on 7/2/2009 1:02:47 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Bummer. My wife keeps asking me when KHIII will come out. She loved the 1st two.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

I liked KH 1&2 and Chain of Memories, but the 3 new titles they're makng seem to be going of the rails. a bit like pokemon after the original 151.

I hope they have a world based of Fantasia in the new one, Fantasia is beyond epic, especially the 'rite to spring'. Or thoughs firosous brooms from the scorsseres apprentice.

In all honsety though, i'd prefer it if the FF cast is dumped from the new ones, they're nothing like they're in game persona's, i dont know why they're there. the cast of KH is actually not bad, you can get away with titles with out ther FF cast, hmmm i feel like watching the end boss prolouge of KH1, that part was great and deep.

but the clips ive seen, with the keychain war, its just to over the top….. ill probaly buy it anyway lol.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Real title > Spinoffs

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

I'd really like to see the KH Disney crew do a VS against the old daytime cartoons, ala streetfighter style….

In this corner, we have…
Mickey VS Mighty
Heckle & Jeckle VS Goofy
And so on…..

(I was being sarcastic as I started writing this but the more I thought about it, the better this idea is starting to appeal to me, LOL

Superman915
Superman915
11 years ago

I hope this comes out to PS3, and I hope that the PS3 becomes backwards compatible so i can finally play KH2.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

So there's sooo much talk about KH3 that he's "also thinking that it’s almost time to start thinking about it seriously."

That's the most insane comment I've heard in a while. He's thinking about thinking about it. That means KH3 isn't going to be around for a looong time. Sure hope FFXIIIVs can keep me busy for a few years.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

Most likely a new spin-off for the DS. It'll probably sell like crap, unless they make the games on where the fans are truly in. Some 3D RPG games on the DS are so laughable. It's like taking a step back in technology.

___________
___________
11 years ago

my god SE for ***ks sake just release the games youve got THAN announce games.
jesus christ they havent even released FF 13 yet and wont till april 2010 outside jappan.
so they announce V13 and 14 why not announce 15 and 16 while your at it?
just release the freaking games already,SE have gone the way of capcom n activision and its rely sad.
there just churning out games to make a quick buck

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I WISH they were churning out games. As you said, the only thing they're churning out is announcements.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

My heart is broken, i'm playing the first two right now again I really really want a KH3.

Prince Perry
Prince Perry
11 years ago

But when you think about it….what can they possibly do with another game? I mean…the ending of the first one led to the second, but the ending of the second only leads to BBS. Rather, what i mean is i don't see what else they can do with Sora because his story is pretty much complete right? Even though they receive that letter from Mickey at the end, it just doesn't seem like enough evidence that more can be brought to the stage