Nomura: There Would Be No KHIII Without All The Spin-offs
Fans of this series have been hoping and praying for a true third installment.
Over the years, all we got were spin-offs for handhelds, which was really starting to test the nerves of the Kingdom Hearts faithful. However, things move kinda slowly at Square Enix and franchise director and creator Tetsuya Nomura said those spin-offs were necessary. It kept the brand alive.
In a recent RPG Site interview, Nomura said they "couldn't start preparing for Kingdom Hearts III for a while." Why? Well, because of "some reasons." That's a vague explanation but hey, it's Square Enix. At least KHIII is coming now and as Nomura sums up:
"Obviously, I didn't want to do that - that's why we decided to make a spin-off game until the preparation for Kingdom Hearts III was ready to do. So, in a way, because of this, if there were no spin-off games, there was no Kingdom Hearts III."
I'd love to know why specifically they couldn't do the third installment. Sounds to me like they just wanted to take advantage of the rising portable market...it's okay to admit it, ya know. We can forgive and forget (sorta) now that KHIII is real and in development.
Related Game(s): Kingdom Hearts 3
7/17/2013 11:33:59 AM Ben Dutka