D23 expo Japan is going to start soon. While it is strictly a Disney event, Tetsuya Nomura is going to be present there. Nomura has earlier hinted at a Kingdom Hearts announcement/news at this expo. If this happens, we will likely see it on 14th October.
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD was just released and we have already been teased with 2.5 HD announcement in Dream Drop Distance. It is not unlikely that we will see Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD announcement at D23 expo Japan.
Nomura recently confirmed that Kingdom Hearts 3 will get new footage at D23 expo Japan. This new footage will also be shown in the “Conversations with Creators” interview of Nomura for Kingdom Hearts 3 on PlayStation 4.
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD is a compilation of Kingdom Hearts 1, Chain of Memories and collection of remastered cutscenes for 358/2 days. We are still missing out on Kingdom Hearts 2, Birth by Sleep and Re:Coded story. Nomura has already said that he will do his best to introduce new and old fans to the series again so the HD remasters were a first step towards this task.
Kingdom Hearts 3 will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We haven’t gotten a release date for Kingdom Hearts 3 yet. It’s being developed by the team who made Birth by Sleep and Dream Drop Distance. Nomura and Tai Yasue are going to direct this new installment.
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Update: Tetsuya Nomura has issued his statement saying that they will announce something at the event that is not related to KH 3
Nomura : Regarding D23 Expo Japan, this is the first time that Disney holds such an event outside the U.S., so it is a great honor for us to be invited. I’m very happy that we have the opportunity to hold a special conference for KINGDOM HEARTS. I really want to make a surprise announcement for this event but it is currently under discussion, so we’ll see (laughs). Since we announced KINGDOM HEARTS III at E3, we cannot make another announcement for the same game. Instead we will announce something else, which you will see soon enough.