Kingdom Hearts 3 Release Date Has Already Been Decided But Nomura Can’t Announce It Yet

Tetsuya Nomura is the creator of Kingdom Hearts series and he is currently busy with Kingdom Hearts 3. As we saw in the E3 2015 gameplay footage, Kingdom Hearts 3 look great and has come a long way off from its original reveal.

In a new interview to Dengeki PlatStation, Tetsuya Nomura gives further update on the release date and development of Kingdom Hearts 3. When he was asked about the release date, Nomura stated that they have already decided a release date for the game, but they can’t announce it yet. Expect more info at the upcoming D23 Expo in Japan on November 3rd.


Check out a summary of what he said in the interview below (via Gematsu)

  • The battle system doesn’t use deck commands like Birth by Sleep, but rather classic commands like “Attack” and “Magic.”
  • Free run is being implemented this time, so Sora’s mobility is a bit out of the ordinary. Beyond jumping and running, this likely consists of things like wall running and jumping, etc.
  • With the exception of Olympus, most of the worlds in the game are brand new. The Tangled world was revealed at E3.
  • Xehanort’s story will come to an end in Kingdom Hearts III, but the Kingdom Hearts series is not finished. (Rather, Kingdom Hearts III brings to an end the “Dark Seeker” chapter of the series.) A plan has already been decided regarding the whereabouts of some of the characters fans might be concerned about. Nomura says he wouldn’t want to do something so disappointing as just settling things.
  • A landing point for the release window has been decided, but they can’t say anything yet. The latest news is promised for the D23 Expo Japan Kingdom Hearts fan event on November 3.
  • Development is on track. Things like secret movies are also under consideration.

Kingdom Hearts 3 is currently in development for the PS4 and Xbox One.

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