If you have been following my posts here on ZKG for a while, one thing you know about me is that I am a massive Kingdom Hearts fan. That mixture of Final Fantasy and Disney, which sounds so ridiculous, actually works really well, and gives the series that unidentifiable magic that it seems so many games lack. With that in mind, the upcoming arrival of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD on PS3 is almost as exciting as Kingdom Hearts III, which is scheduled for release on PS4 and Xbox One at some currently unknown point in the future. Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura has however made our wait slightly more bearable, by sharing some details of the game’s story.
Nomura spoke in an interview with the LA Times, and began by explaining that Kingdom Hearts III will provide the closure that KH fans are looking forward to, but will not spell the end for the franchise by any means.
“As a core game, this is finally the third, and 10 years have passed. I couldn’t call this a trilogy. There have been so many spin-offs. In ‘Kingdom Hearts 3,’ the battles that the characters have been fighting for the past 10 years will come to a conclusion. That is the plan. But the series will continue. Only the particular enemy they have been fighting the past 10 years will come to an end.”
As well as promising future games in the series (wouldn’t it be nice to get two numbered KH games in one console generation, after skipping the current one entirely?), Nomura also indicated that the 3DS spin-off ‘Dream Drop Distance’ will provide a gameplay template for Kingdom Hearts III, as the two are mechanically very similar. At least that indicates we won’t be seeing another card battle system, but if Donald and Goofy aren’t involved in the combat this time around it just wouldn’t be the same!
Source: LA Times