Nomura: KHIII "Might Be Possible" This Generation
Kingdom Hearts fans have long since asked for a third installment for the PlayStation 3 and although the new PSP entry, Birth by Sleep, is pretty damn good, those fan wishes remain.
In a new EGM interview with Square-Enix producer Tetsuya Nomura (as cited by PlayStation LifeStyle), he actually talks a bit about the prospect of making KHIII. While he does say that "any sequel of the mainstream storyline of the Kingdom Hearts series" would indeed be KHIII, he adds:
"But the problem is that the opportunity of developing the sequel is not currently [possible]. The team is busy, I am busy."
That's sort of discouraging but at least Nomura says he wants to do it, and in fact is preparing to do it. Therefore, it's something fans of the franchise can look forward to, even if they have to wait...the only question is, how long will they have to wait? Will we at least see KHIII during this generation of consoles? In response to that, Nomura replied:
"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."
Next to the oft-rumored Final Fantasy VII remake, Kingdom Hearts III is the one big S-E announcement RPG fans have been pining for since the start of the PS3 era. Hopefully, we'll be able to bring you an official announcement before the unveiling of the PS4.
9/28/2010 12:28:17 PM Ben Dutka