Square-Enix: New Kingdom Hearts Will Not Star Sora
Fans of the franchise have been hoping to hear about a new Kingdom Hearts for the PlayStation 3, but thus far, we have no such confirmation.
Even so, Square-Enix has no intention of abandoning the franchise and one would assume they'd make a new installment for the current batch of consoles. They just released Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep for the PSP but we want to learn more about the next title. According to Examiner.com citing a recent Famitsu interview with S-E boss Tetsuya Nomura, we're assured of the company's dedication to Kingdom Hearts and we even have a few new details on the next installment. First of all, the main character will not be Sora; instead, it'll be "another person who happens to play a central role in the ongoing saga." So let the speculation begin on that. Nomura also says the new game will "connect the complicated stories spread across previous titles," and it will not be called "Kingdom Hearts III." Of course, he wasn't about to come forward with concrete details (we still have no idea when it's coming), but he did say they want to release a new KH title every year "in order to keep the fans happy." Well, I'm no marketing genius but wouldn't one of those titles have to be on the PS3 for the fans to be "happy"...? I mean, it's only logical.
So anyway, we consider this to be good news. There's definitely a new Kingdom Hearts in the works and Square-Enix will continue to make these games, so our hopes are high for a PS3 announcement soon...
2/17/2010 10:46:33 AM Ben Dutka