Kingdom Hearts III announced for PlayStation 4
posted on 06.10.13 at 10:24 PM EDT by (@salromano)
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Square Enix has announced Kingdom Hearts III for PlayStation 4.

Series director Tetsuya Nomura revealed the game via a video message at Sony’s E3 press conference.

A release date was not announced.

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  • Shadow

    Awesome, just awesome.

  • Nhiroz

    Omgomgomgomg :-) :-) :-) :-)

  • Sal Romano


  • Raoni Marques

    I’ve been waiting for this for good knows how many friggin years!

  • Tyler James Sherwood

    PS4 is mine

  • Taelsien

    Nomura, I love you so much!

  • Tac-Mex

    Is this an exclusive? The same for XV?

    • Irp4n

      They didn’t mention anything sort of exclusivity, while they said so for FFXIV (PS3/4 console exclusive), but I REALLY hope so.

  • RighteousHippo

    I was watching the stream with friends in a skype call….They literally blew my speakers out with their screaming….

  • hush404


  • Genesis

    I’m crying tears of joy..

  • XypherCode

    It’s weird that they didn’t mention any exclusivity with XV and KH3. Maybe we’ll hear something down the line.

    • MrFinalgamer

      yea, after like 40 minutes of sheer joy of them being announced i stopped and thought “wait, why didn’t they say anything about exclusivity?”
      let’s hope they do stay exclusive

    • XypherCode

      @mrfinalgamer:disqus Actually what I meant was I’m hoping we’ll hear something for other platforms as well. KH3D did very well and being a connection between KH2 to 3, so a Wii U version is a possibility and makes a lot of sense. Even for the Xbox One I suppose, having 360 versions of FFXIII. This game needs a lot of attention by every one all-around.
      Either way this was still some awesome news. I’d still play it regardless of what platform it’s on. :)

  • Axersia

    I already started getting tears in my eyes during the Versus/FF15 trailer, then when they played this as well I completely caved. Holy hell, this has never happened to me before.

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      I know man I know exactly what you mean

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Pardon my French. I’m excited beyond words.

  • Bryce Blalex Douglas

    Square may just have redeemed themselves

  • PrinceHeir

    finally it’s happening!!!!

  • Sae-Won Yoon



  • MrRobbyM

    Tears of joy.


  • Awnye

    My heart literally stopped right when “Disney” popped up

  • Gene Bowen


  • DarthBrian


  • King-Prodigy-X

    This just owned every E3 announcement that came out today. So this is what took you so long Nomura.

  • Raiu

    I’m crying…. crying tears of f***ing joy…

    • whiteferrero

      I feel you bro

  • SpectralRaiden

    SquareEnix has gone full retard–Under normal circumstances that should never be done…but in this situation it is permissable.
    Nomura: “They’re probably expecting FFVersusXIII, but they’ll never expect this.”

  • xMCXx

    Words can’t describe how happy I am for this!

  • Fantasytales

    this is awesome news im so happy

  • Raoni Marques

    Isn’t that Eraqus/Aqua’s keyblade in the beach?

    • Tyler James Sherwood

      yes that was Master Eraqus Keyblade

      • Raoni Marques

        If I can remember clearly, Aqua also used it after certain events in final mix!

        • Tyler James Sherwood

          yes Aqua did get the Keyblade During the Secret Episode of BBS. If you had BBSFM you got to play a new episode called Final Episode which you play as Aqua with this Keyblade in the realm of darkness

          • Raoni Marques

            Hmm, I’m almost sure she’s gonna come back, and I really hope so!

  • manasword0

    I cried. And orgasmed. That’s normal right?

  • Anime10121

    And with this news, I died, cuz I gotta be in heaven right?

  • new_tradition

    When the Disney logo came, I was expecting the hypothetical 2.5 ReMIX footage, but when we saw that instead, I…

    I wasn’t ready! ;A;

    • Anime10121

      I’ll do you one better, I was only expecting a trailer of 1.5hd remix.

      • GhostNomad

        Same here. Then KH2 and BBS flashed on the screen and I went “Hoooool’ up, Sony….. What are you…… Oh…… O-oh…….” The next few moments are one that I am not proud of and will remain only between myself and my best friend, but let’s just say I’m excited for KH3!

        • Anime10121

          I know the feels! When I saw DAT KEYBLADE, I was like AWWW ISH is about to go down! Then the logo popped up, then DAT BETA GAMEPLAY! And I died. This IS heaven right?

      • Solomon_Kano

        This. Then the list kept going and going and then BOOM. I lost my shit.

        • Anime10121

          My hearts (pun intended) STILL racing!

      • Rydak

        I was half expecting him to say stay tuned for more info again lol. But then all that happened and my brain had all sorts of explosions going off. Hell, even the Assassin’s Creed demo afterwards couldn’t take it and froze up. Now that’s impact.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I feel so bad for Ubisoft for having to follow that up. That’s tough.

  • Zero

    I was already crying because Versus was reborn as FF 15. When they moved on to KH 3. I thought I might self destruct or something!

    As everyone who was posting live comments here at Gematsu can attest. We locked up Disqus completely for a good minute or more. We all had the same emotional feelings in that moment.

    It was magical, no doubt about it. Amazing!

    • KingNigma

      Truly was

    • Solomon_Kano

      You don’t even know, man. I legit shed tears. When XV was announced/KH2 came out I was on my way to middle school. Now I’m on my way to college. This was an amazing moment in time.

    • Anime10121

      Best day EVER! I honestly think this is the best E3 that’s ever been consceived, from the epic fails from Microsoft, to MGSV, to the GLORIOUS GLORIOUS Sony conference that did no wrong :D

      • Solomon_Kano

        This has legitimately been the best E3 ever for me, even with MS’ blunders. They still got me an epic new MGSV trailer, EA gave me BATTLEFRONT and Mirror’s Edge 2(!), Ubisoft had 3 new IPs that ALL looked good to me, and Sony just wouldn’t stop with the greatness. And we already know Smash news is coming tomorrow!

        Best E3 ever, indeed.

        • Anime10121

          Yep Yep, all that awesome and we still havent even seen Nintendo’s first hand yet! Man, what a time to be a gamer!!!

      • Zero

        It seriously was like an old friend who went missing for years suddenly returned today. So many emotions…

        • Anime10121

          Yep, definitely know the feels, while it hasnt been that long for me, as I’ve played and enjoyed EVERY KH TITLE released thus far, including the Final mixes, the announcement that 3 is finally, officially in development has put me threw every emotion known to man, and then probably some unknown :)

          • Zero

            I was kinda referring to Square-Enix all around. ^_^

            • Anime10121

              Oh, gotcha :P

    • Kobracon

      Man tell me about it. I am so glad I got up on time for the conference! After FFXV blew me away and Nomura said there was one more thing, I thought it was a Lightning Returns till I saw the Disney logo.

      I almost forgot what it could be. It was like an awesome epiphany. “Disney? What does SE and Disney have to d-WAIT A MINUTE!”

  • KingNigma

    Edit: forget its old

    • Solomon_Kano


    • Anime10121

      Not real, that’s not even consistent with the graphical style of 3, looks far too blockey

      • KingNigma

        Yeah I put this up by impulse. Forgot it was when Dream Drop was to be released. Sorry!

  • Archvile

    I was so happy for the fans of the serie when this came up, you guys asked for it for many many years and SE FINALLY delivered.

  • Santashi

    It lives! :p

  • Demolish

    wow,ps4 is gonna boom boom wooooow

  • Kobracon


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  • Tetsu

    They just announced Xbox One is getting this also, I guess not exclusive to Sony and Nintendo anymore?

    • artemisthemp

      Main Series have always been Sony exclusive, while Spin-off have been given to Nintendo.

      Kingdom Heart 3 releasing on Xbox One is a smart move from Sony, since you will still need to buy a Sony system to play 1.5 and 2.5 HD

      • Tetsu

        But its made by Square-Enix, not Sony.
        Also, Birth by Sleep was on PSP.

        I’m pretty sure they are just trying regain profit-loss in the massive project, its the same reason FF13 came to 360.

        • artemisthemp

          Birth by Sleep is Main Story also.

          Sony allow Square Enix to put KH3 on Xbox One, so the Xbox One gamers would have to buy Playstation to play 1.5 and 2.5

          • CosmicNova

            That makes no damn sense. Sony doesn’t own the IP to the kingdom Heart series so they have absolutely no say on where the games lands up ON.