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Square Enix Teases Kingdom Hearts III

Raise your hand if you want Kingdom Hearts III.

Andriasang has gathered up some Square Enix news via Famitsu, and in addition to teasing the possibility of a Final Fantasy XI port for the PlayStation Vita, Square Enix boss Tetsuya Nomura had something to say regarding the long-awaited KHIII.

After talking a bit about the series installment for the Nintendo 3DS, Nomura said that those who really want KHIII "will find some answers in KH3D." Furthermore:

"The Xehanort part of the Kingdom Hearts saga will end with KHIII. He currently has a framework of some form in place for the continuation of the series after that, and Sora will remain as main character."

As for high-definition remakes of previous titles, Nomura did say they're "looking into HD technology tests" but he didn't specifically mention Kingdom Hearts. Heck, he could've been talking about Final Fantasy. ...okay, I apologize. I shouldn't have done it.

Tags: kingdom hearts iii, khiii, square enix, nomura

7/15/2011 10:32:24 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (37 posts)

Excelsior1
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 10:38:42 AM
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i'm not holding my breath. at the rate ffvs13 is developing i doubt we will see a kh game this gen.

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Dancemachine55
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 10:39:58 AM
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(raises hand before reading rest of the article)

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Mdash0009
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 10:43:35 AM
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*raises hand* I cant wait!
i wish i had a 3DS for KH3D tho (if only i had afew hundreds of $ here and there). I really hope they make KHIII for PS3 (if not, vita then).

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Dancemachine55
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 10:48:33 AM
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I still need to get round to playing KH 1 and 2. I got them, but around the same time I got my PS3, which is why I didn't play them.

If square Enix listened to their fans, we would have FF X and XII HD games announced by now along with KH HD in the works and nearing release. FF VII remake on PS3 would've just come out and FF XIII would still be exclusive to PS3, feature towns and a massive world to explore AND feature in-depth combat systems where you control all your characters actions and equipment.

All this article tells me is that Square Enix might, MIGHT be considering listening to some of the fans screams for quality games. I still long for the days when they were once RPG kings. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

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Qwarktast1c
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 11:01:12 AM

you say they might listen to fans about making quality games, however i have a feeling that they'll be forced to cut back on KH because it probably won't be ps3 exclusive

i agree, square enix has fallen big time

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AntDC
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 10:50:11 AM
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"Square Enix Teases..."

WHAT'S FREAKING NEW!

But in all seriousness, SE have been all tease and no action this generation. Reminds me of my girlfriend.

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Claire C
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 12:47:53 PM

Try flowers.

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Fane1024
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 3:21:53 AM

@ AntDC

Been there...it doesn't get better with time.

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Dreno
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 11:32:23 AM
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I've almost given up hope on kh3. I hope we see it this gen, and as a ps exclusive.

Id prolly be a little upset if they ported it to xbox as the 1st 2 kh's game were only on ps2 and not the original xbox.

But seriously, its been so long since we've even heard about kh3, what with all the little sub kh titles on the ds and psp. Its almost as if s-e is trying to pull a cod type move.

But don't get me wrong, ill be getting kh3 when it does release, whenever that may be. I loved the 1st 2 games, and I've only played kh:com to bridge the gap from kh1 to kh2. But I just want to see the official kh3 game. No more side stories please.

And that's not to say that I don't think the side stories story line won't be any less epic the story lines of the orginial's. I bet they are.

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Claire C
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 11:54:04 AM
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Yes, give me Kingdom Hearts Collection AND Final Fantasy Collection, please?!?

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Dancemachine55
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 8:34:57 PM

Agreed. Since my PS2 now sits in my cupboard in its box, I can't really play KH 1 and 2. I could just get it out, but it might make my PS3 jealous. :P

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 12:30:23 PM
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Kingdom Hearts 1 was one of my fave games of all time.

Every other installment wouldn't be found in my top 30....and they're the one's with ENIX on the box...hmmm.

Anyway, not excited about it, but im glad people who're still fully into it are getting their closure.

I'm awaiting more news on the one Jrpg that could end up in my top 5 of all time looking at the trailers, Ni No Kuni. It's causing me much pain and displeasure awaiting news!

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Claire C
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 12:44:53 PM

I just looked up a trailer for Ni No Kuni and WOW! I hadn't heard of that game, but it looks amazing. Now I'll be sad if it doesn't come to NA or EU.

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 5:04:23 PM

Check out gameplay trailers if you can. It contains everything many of us have screamed about wanting back in our Jrpgs.

It's one of few games this gen where i can't find a concern for an aspect of the game in any of the info or previews.

It's from the same developer who brought us Dark Cloud, Dragon Quest, White Knight Chronicles among others, Level 5. PS3 exclusive too.

Oh and it will come over sea's, Level 5 boss has said as much.

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Claire C
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 7:02:38 PM

Yah! The gameplay and visuals look fantastic. I'm sooooo surprised that I have never heard of this game till now considering how good it looks. I'm with you, I can't wait.

He said it's coming to the East? Yay!!! You think it'll be probably next year it comes out?

Between waiting for this, the Tales games, all the FF games, we're gonna have a lot to look forward to. =D

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Claire C
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 7:12:18 PM

Chances are good I meant West. XD

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 6:25:29 AM

I think you would of heard of it when it got announced for the west.

But even so, it should be in our faces on this site as much as the silly FF7 Remake posts are lol.

I think it's 50/50 that it will come here for 2012. It's not even out in Japan yet! Hopefully there will be some new info at TGS in September.

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duomaxwell007
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 12:59:06 PM
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Ive been dying for a console KH game (even if it isnt KH3) im tired of all this handheld crap so yeah gimmie KH3!! as for that FFXI port on vita? seriously who wants to play an mmorpg (one thats ive spent 6 years on) on a handheld? port it to ps3 (since the ps2 vdersion wont work on non bc ps3s) then ill be happy

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 1:19:28 PM
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Is there a trophy for getting ahead of yourself or something? The new handheld KH is 40-50% done, FFVersus hasn't even gone into full production yet and he's talking KHIII. FINISH YOUR GAMES!

Gah!

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Dancemachine55
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 8:40:30 PM

Agreed again!!

If Bioware can make Mass Effect 2 and 3 over the space of 3-4 years, why the he'll does it take so long for Square to make their games?!?!

Is there some sort of cultural gap I'm missing here? Are they so focused on perfecting the little details that Western developers whip over quickly that makes their games take 3 years longer than it should?!?

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Lawless SXE
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 1:31:38 PM
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No mention that Versus XIII is still only in preproduction there Ben?

I rented out KHII at one point, and I enjoyed it, but it was kinda odd. I'd definitely be willing to try out KH3 though. And I don't understand about that HD upgrade tech... Aren't Crystal Dynamics under S-E, and they released Tomb Raider. Or maybe they're going to really make their collections shine.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 2:49:51 PM
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Not interested...

I'm sorry but ever since KH jumped to multiple systems the series has gone off the rails, I really enjoyed the original Kingdom Hearts very much. But after that I only got fragments of the story on PS consoles, so I could not just keep up with it, sure I could have read all the spoilers from the DS games, but It really defies the point in PLAYING the seires.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 5:32:39 PM
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Disney is stupid.

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Claire C
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 7:05:24 PM

Don't let the dark side take over, World. You gotta fight it.. =P

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Dancemachine55
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 8:42:32 PM

Pixar added a lot to Disney, big time!

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Jonesy555
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 5:40:19 PM
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I could really care less, Nomura...I don't wanna be 30 waiting for a store to open so I can finally buy Kingdom Hearts III. And the way that development is going on Final Fantasy Versus XIII, we won't see that until 2013/2014; meaning production of KHIII won't start til then or later, possibly ending in 2018, when I'll be 30. I genuinely just can't find myself caring for this series anymore because of all the spin-off games that could have been integrated in KHII (I'm looking at you 358/2 days).

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Robochic
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 7:16:32 PM
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I have the first two I've been waiting and waiting for a third for the PS3 not holding my breath on this but the 3ds version I can't wait I love my 3ds best thing I bought from Nintendo play it all the time.

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Oyashiro
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 7:23:55 PM
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SE waited to long for KH3, to many spinoffs made me lose interest in the series.

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Dancemachine55
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 8:49:24 PM
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I'm sick of SquareEnix and their spinoffs. If they spent their time and money on full numbered installments for 1 console or multiplat consoles (360/PS3, I don't care, spread the love) then we fans wouldn't be waiting so damn long.

No more handheld titles Square!! Please hear our cries!! KH 3 on PS3 by 2013!! FF vsXIII by 2012!! FFVII remake for PS3 by 2014!! That's all we care about!! Scrap all the other stuff you're making after XIII-2 and focus only on those big 3, for the love of God!!! I am, or once was, a big fan, so please listen to our cries!!! It's what we want, you know we want it!! Why do you keep ignoring us!?!?!

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Fane1024
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 3:31:02 AM

DS and PSP games sell in Japan. PS3 and 360 games, not so much.

It's chicken and egg: handheld games sell, so they make mostly handheld games, so handheld games sell.

I agree. I groaned aloud when I first read about the Fabula Nova Crystallis. Just make one frickin' game at a time and devote ALL of your resources toward it!

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Dancemachine55
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 8:49:26 PM
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Give me KH3, KH HD collection, FF HD collection (X and XII), FF vs XIII and FF VII remake on PS3 by 2013, 2014 at the latest, then all will be forgiven square enix. I will forgive you.

Sadly I don't see this happening. So much for listening to their fans.

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Warrior Poet
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 11:49:13 PM
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PS3 is definitely the most powerful hardware this gen, but let's not forget: last gen the PS2 was the least powerful. The PS1 was less powerful than the N64 and the Saturn, too.

And look at FFXIII. The gameplay was not great, but it does show that the Xbox hardware, while weaker, is still capable of some real beauty. As much as I'd love the next FF to be PS3-exclusive, I think most of the holding back comes from the design department and not the hardware.

Square as a whole seems to have lost sight of what makes FF great in the first place. I do wish they'd work with more integrity and just do what they say and say what they mean.

It's alienated its fans, etc, but we still love them, really. That's why every time they say anything, it's on this site (and I love to read each and every article)!
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While everyone is wishing on Square Enix, I'd like to make a third wish: Valkyrie Profile 2, Star Ocean 3, and Radiata Stories in HD. Tri-Ace Collection! Of course, me and maybe 4 other people would buy it.

I'm not into MMOs and I'm not getting the Vita, but I have to question the business strategy here. Why FF11? Isn't FF14 supposed to be their MMO focus now? I don't think either would sell very well, though. (That song, Answers, was awesome. Did anyone else go to Distant Worlds?)

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___________
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 4:51:28 AM
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no thanks!
$E destroying FF was bad enough, i would not be able to cope with them destroying KH.
i wish $E would go onto some new IPs, create something new.
they should be banned from touching one of there series ever again!

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CrazyIrishBoy
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 8:13:06 AM
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:D

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 7:12:05 PM
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Oh God....just reading this article is giving me indigestion.
How long have I been waiting for KH III? Too damn long...but as much as I don't want to care, I can't help it :( GODDAMN SQUARE ENIX!!

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afisher14
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 3:10:10 PM
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quite frankly, im tired of waiting on Suare-enix to even hint at a new kingdom hearts...i dont want Final fantasy XII-2! I'm only want Versus (which was announced five years ago alongside FF13), and kingdom hearts.

Also I felt it was unfair to the playstation owners who bought the first games to make all these spin-offs on different consoles, forcing everybody who wanted to know the whole story to purchase different consoles.

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zard
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 11:03:10 AM
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Enough hand held kingdom hearts knock offs already! I haven't played any since the originals because, I don't care. The side stories are confusing anyways from what i hear. derp, Square needs to stop playing around and absorbing companies that release shitty games. Honestly, these days if I see a game with square on it, I won't buy it because that means the it is automatically a bad game.

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