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"Entirely Possible" That Next Kingdom Hearts Won't Be KHIII

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...

7/2/2009 Ben Dutka

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englishgolfer
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 11:04:20 AM
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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....

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Jonesy555
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 11:46:57 AM

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

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Mr Bitey
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 11:20:12 AM
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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 :(

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 3:50:22 PM

That's a shame.

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NightHawk17
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 11:42:35 AM
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As long as i can play it on my ps3 and it's not a spin off story i'll have no problem

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bebestorm
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 11:58:19 AM

I Love your avatar!

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NightHawk17
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 7:07:40 PM

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

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Jonesy555
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 11:47:59 AM
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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!

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CrazyIrishBoy
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 11:51:44 AM
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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!

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bebestorm
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 12:01:31 PM
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I wonder when birth by sleep will be released..
I want KH3 but I can wait.

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Prevent
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 12:16:28 PM
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i would pay money just to see the possible concept art for KH3

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Genesis_Angel
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 12:20:29 PM
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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

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shadowpal2
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 12:46:26 PM
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I'm just really really glad that Nomura-sama is "busy" with Final Fantasy Versus XIII. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT SHIT!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 3:51:31 PM

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

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 12:52:46 PM
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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

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Riku994
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 1:01:35 PM
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*kills self slowly* I WANT KH3 :(

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NightHawk17
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 7:08:45 PM

but then you wont be able to play it:(

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Riku994
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 7:41:52 PM

You have a point...

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Andysw
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 1:02:38 PM
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Will it be a playstation 3 exclusive? I think that is a question everyone wants to know.

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Jawknee
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 1:16:44 PM
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Bummer. My wife keeps asking me when KHIII will come out. She loved the 1st two.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 1:27:29 PM
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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.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 3:53:03 PM
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Real title > Spinoffs

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BikerSaint
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 4:11:27 PM
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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

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Superman915
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 7:34:34 PM
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I hope this comes out to PS3, and I hope that the PS3 becomes backwards compatible so i can finally play KH2.

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Alienange
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 11:19:46 PM
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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.

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godsman
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 11:50:54 PM
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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.

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___________
Friday, July 03, 2009 @ 9:48:02 AM
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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

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Alienange
Friday, July 03, 2009 @ 11:52:12 AM

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

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Robochic
Friday, July 03, 2009 @ 2:09:19 PM
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My heart is broken, i'm playing the first two right now again I really really want a KH3.

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Prince Perry
Saturday, July 04, 2009 @ 7:43:09 PM
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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

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