Tetsuya Nomura discusses Kingdom Hearts III
posted on 09.27.10 at 06:01 AM EDT by (@salromano)

During a recent interview with EGMi, Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura took some time to address the development of Kingdom Hearts III.

“For any sequel of the mainstream storyline of the Kingdom Hearts series, that would be Kingdom Hearts III,” he told the magazine. “But the problem is that the opportunity of developing the sequel is not currently [possible]. The team is busy, I am busy.”

Nomura’s already preparing for the game’s development though, even with his busy schedule.

“I’m thinking about what’s going to be next after Kingdom Hearts II, the future that is Kingdom Hearts III. Time has nearly come to [work on] that concept.”

As to whether or not the game will be on this generation of consoles, Nomura says: “Yes it might be possible. It is my desire to develop the next Kingdom Hearts on the existing platform, but the problem with a new console is that it has new technical requirements… So, yes, I’m willing to create something on the existing console because when we aim for another non-existing future console, the release of the title will be far in the future. That’s my concern.”

Thanks, PSLS.

  • http://blogeadorsolar.blogspot.com Palitococo

    I want a totally new Ip from Nomura, its just me or genius like Nomura or Kojima are losing there time making the same franchises over and over and over again, i mean dont missunderstood Metal Gear, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts are great series, but for Gods sake in 15 year we will still be talking about the same franchises? Thats boring, those people have a huge potential and they need new projects with total creative freedom.

    Please Konami, please SE, please publishers ask to this guys for new ips, Sony already say it, new ips are the blood of the industry. Look all those great new series (born this gen) Uncharted, Gears of War, Mass Effect, Assassins Creed, LBP, Dead Space, Bioshock, Eternal Sonata, WKC, Heavy Rain, Alan Wake, Resistance, Motorstorm. All great sellers, and great games. Try to imagine current gen without those games, imagine that Ubisoft has never developed Assassins Creed and stay happy with Prince Of Percia (AC have outsold PoP for millions).

    So common lets those minds float, let them be like kids that never do the same thing for long time!!!!!!

    And please sorry for the (almost) off-topic.

    • http://myanimelist.net/profile/PrinceHeir# PrinceHeir

      i kinda agree.

      as much as i like Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, and Kingdom Hearts, both Tetsuya Nomura nad Kojima are creative geniuses. they should work on their old games or new IP’s. i want Zone of the Enders 3, Snatcher 2 and Policenauts 2, The World Ends with you 2 and a Parasite Eve PS3, maybe The Bouncer 2?..

      anyways hopefully kojima will either do these or remake the first 2 MG games from MSX. im pretty sure most of the fans have never played the original games. Nomura please a Parasite Eve 4 for PS3 or The World Ends with you 2 for Wii :)

  • SuperGuyverUSA

    I believe that they should do a new IP, but I also believe that they should go on with what they are doing. Kingdom Hearts 3 has been on my list for a long time. Final Fantasy has been around for over 20 years and it’s still going strong, so maybe Kingdom Hearts can follow in it’s foot steps. But either way, I want Kingdom Hearts 3. :D

  • Falsate

    There are plenty of risks shifting platforms especially when we speak about current gen and next-gen titles. It’s perplexing that developers aren’t keeping their eyes on the longevity of both platforms this generation with the prospect of handhelds being strong as ever.