Submitted by ACFRADIO 797d ago | opinion piece

Kingdom Hearts 3. Anticipate the new worlds and release date

"Dream drop distance has already been release in there United States there will be no more fillers in the franchise that I so love.Now Square is finally ready to release the last installment to the game. Kingdom hearts 3. but they say it wont come out until 2015 or 2016 which pisses me off and yet for square is better to keep the fans anticipated." (Kingdom Hearts 3, PS2, PS3)

Snookies12  +   797d ago | Intelligent
"The last installment to the game."
It's not going to be the last. Just the end of the Xehanort saga. This has been stated by Tetsuya.
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kalkano  +   797d ago
I'm sure the series will keep going, because, let's face it, it makes them money. Honestly, though, I'm kind of getting sick of the series. The story is just so ridiculously convoluted. If it keeps going, I'm not going to have a clue what's going on...

I think they're starting to run out of worlds to visit, and I don't want to keep revisiting the same worlds. I agree with the author, that Marvel and Star Wars would feel out of place in a Kingdom Hearts game.

One thing that I think would be awesome, and would get me re-interested in the series, would be to visit some Final Fantasy worlds (instead of just having a cameo or two). Seriously. Final Fantasy is barely even involved in the series, anymore.
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princejb134  +   797d ago
Story does get a bit confusing with all these fillers
But you just have me a idea
It would be awesome after kingdom hearts 3 is finished, if they reboot the series with final fantasy worlds
Kamikaze135  +   796d ago
I think we just need a new story arc. Something completely new not involving any of the characters from the KH games we have now besides the Disney and Final Fantasy characters. The story we have now has been stretched out far enough and it's starting to get stale.
Reibooi  +   796d ago
I have always thought there is a good chance that once the 3rd game finally comes out Nomura would step away from the series if it continued. Which could be a death knell for it seeing as he is one of the only ones left at SE who knows what he is doing and has the clout to make it happen.

But I agree despite being very good games revisiting the same worlds over and over is getting a bit tiresome and the only real reason I continue to follow the franchise is because I want to see the ending of the current story arc that is being told.
ChipChipperson  +   796d ago
I definitely agree. Although, I blame this on the many releases on different platforms they've been doing over the years. I'm not trying to say this platform is better than that platform or this KH game is better than that KH game, but all the games like the 1.5 remix released years after it's Japanese release , Chain of Memories on the Game Boy Advance, 358/2 on the DS, Birth By Sleep on the PSP, 3DS releases and mobile device releases, the story will unfortunately suffer and become uninteresting at times because it feels like the series just isn't moving forward fast enough.
I would love to see this game released in a year or two, but the way Square Enix seems to have been dropping the ball on their game plans, it will probably be awhile before we get anything set such as a release date and what platform(s) it will be developed for.
Kingofwiiu  +   797d ago
But square enix always end their franchises with dignity. Since when were they known to rinse their IP's ?

Oh wait.......................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... .........................
Rumor  +   797d ago
This was my number one reason I became a gamer. This is disappointing. I needed this game this gen.. Sigh. Well better tech means something incredible so I hope the ps4 version delivers
Reibooi  +   796d ago
I wanted the game this gen as well but I gave up waiting for this gen about a year ago because if Versus isn't out there is no way they would be able to release KHIII without it being well into the next gen.

But now I'm excited. Agni's Philosophy demo gives me hope that they could perhaps make KHIII look damn close to a pixar looking movie which would be awesome. Just sucks we have to wait so much longer.
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Heck yea. Kingdom hearts 3 is gonna be gorgeous.
showtimefolks  +   796d ago
It would be easy to follow the story if some of the handheld games ever come out on him consoles. One game on hand held one of main consoles I don't like that personally. Not everyone has a handheld but most do have home consoles
ATi_Elite  +   796d ago
Looking forward to Hikaru Utada singing the theme song to KH3
Hufandpuf  +   797d ago
Why are they just making the franchise SO complicated? I just want KH3 and I hope to god I understand it.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   797d ago
If u have played KH:BBS, KH3D, and 358/2days. You should understand it. But KH3D had way more mind f*cks than any of them.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   797d ago
Yeah that ending...

It is kind of hard to understand, but if you take the time to think about it you appreciate the story, the characters, and the whole series a lot more.
Hufandpuf  +   797d ago
The thing is that I don't want to spend hundreds on handhelds that I'm not going to play, just to understand the story.
-Gespenst-  +   796d ago
Having played every outing so far (Chain of Memories and Coded included), the plot kind of feels like the expounding of a giant metaphysical system- the characters just figures within it. I mean, lets face it, Sora isn't much of a character. He has no arc. He's just meant to represent near absolute goodness / light.
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   797d ago
I wonder if they will get some pixar worlds this time. Theres so much potential if they had pixar worlds.
aDDicteD  +   797d ago
i hope that it'll be on ps3 and not on next gen consoles....
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   797d ago
I wouldn't count on it. Development won't even start until Versus is done.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   797d ago
KH3 won't release until who knows when. All I know is that it wont release until after VS13 and nobody not even SE themselves know when that is coming out. KH3 is wishful thinking at this point in time.
Dynasty  +   797d ago
I like the article, but it really needs a lot of proof-reading.. It bugged me quite a lot as I read.
izumo_lee  +   797d ago
See every time Squarenix holds back FFvs.13 for games that are not necessary at all like Lightning Returns or rebuilding FF14 it also holds back the development of Kingdom Hearts 3.
wishingW3L  +   796d ago
right now Nomura's probably doing the art design for FF13-4: Lighting Strikes Back.
Mykky  +   796d ago
Nomura said early 2011 that he was planning KH3. So i'm sure KH3 is a long way into post-production already, but Versus needs to be finished before they can start actually making it.

They are also probably holding back info on KH3 to prevent making the same mistake they did with Versus by announcing it too early.
Deku-Johnny  +   797d ago
I really hope KH3 isn't limited to only one console, I'd like it to be on PS4, 720 and Wii U instead of just PS4 which history of the franchises suggests it might. We know it can't be too far off since they announced 3D is the final spin-off before KH3. I disagree with the comment of having more FF rather than expanding to Disney's new franchises. The Disney aspects are the best part of the series. I'd love to see something from Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars in KH3. As for the comment about Sora vs. Vader, that would be amazing! I'd love to see more of Sora changing to suit his surroundings like Nightmare Before Christmas, Little Mermaid and Lion King in KH2. Imagine being Jedi Sora or Toy Sora.
YourGreatUncle  +   797d ago
So it's Duke Nukem Forever all over again?
MiyagiSPG  +   797d ago
Yes and no.

Yes for the long wait, but no for KH's having plenty of spin-offs to keep fans engaged.

But... 2015/16?

... -.- and if Versus gets delayed anymore KH3 could be delayed along with it :O! Come on SE get your act together!
Griffin4871  +   797d ago
If you didn't get the story, you probably weren't paying attention because you were too busy SoraxRiku-ing the whole damn game.

If you don't have handhelds for the other games, well...that's just too bad if you don't have money.
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josephayal  +   797d ago
I would think that if Kingdom Hearts 3 were to be PS3 exclusive, it would be perfectly acceptable
noxeven  +   797d ago
All accept kingdom hearts 3 when it actually is all honest announced. At the rate squarenix is going i can see them going under before we see kh3. If do see kh3 before that i feel as thought it will turn into another ff13 verus
chrispseuphoria  +   797d ago
We'll just have to wait until Final Fantasy Versus XIII to come out before we get any info on KH3.
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XXXL  +   797d ago
Considering square can routinely F-up a wet dream I won't hold my breath on KH3 anytime soon
arbitor365  +   797d ago
jesus christ. 2015? TEN YEARS after kingdom hearts 2, they are finally releasing a full, legitimate console based sequel? i cant even be excited anymore. there is no reason why this franchise needed to skip an entire console generation.

Square enix has got to be the most incompetent, out of touch, moronic video game company on the face of the earth. im sure we can count on 5 more FFXIII sequels before kingdom hearts 3 sees the light of day. and what about FF verses? I guess we can wait 10 years for that as well. and the FFX HD remaster? maybe 5. the FFVII remake? maybe by the time im collecting social security.
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clank543  +   796d ago
Completely agree. I played the original kingdom hearts when I was 10 in 2002 and I loved it. Then, the sequel came out when I was 13 and I really liked it. Now that I'm 20 and this isn't going to release until I'm 23, I really don't care AT ALL about it anymore!

Plus, I don't even know who this Xehonort guy is everyone is talking about. I remember fighting Maleficent, and riding down trees in Tarzan Land, and really loving the soundtrack....... that's about it. To catch up on the story would take way too much time that I currently don't have.
Pozzle  +   796d ago
I played Dream Drop Distance recently and barely even understood what was going on (and man, I missed Donald and Goofy). It barely even felt like a KH game to me. Not that it was a bad game in it's own right, but I just hope Square haven't ruined one of my favorite last-gen series by making it too pointlessly convoluted and confusing. A part of me is worried with what KH3 will be like.

What was wrong with going into Disney worlds to save our childhood heroes and defeat the heartless? Did it really need to be more complex that that? Were people bored by that and I just missed the memo? :(
NBT91  +   796d ago
I've played and enjoyed every game in the series and yes the newest one was weird and confusing. But the good thing is, it does kind of hint at an impending grand finale.

I could sum up the story as it stands in one paragraph but I won't for spoilers sake. Instead I will say that you need only play BBS and KH 3D from the "Spin off" games. BBS explains a lot of the ending of KH3D and KH3D has chronicles and an entire journal to fill in any missing points from previous games.

Still, not like it matters. I don't think KH3 will even be released until a good few years into ps4's lifespan and quite frankly I've given up caring. I'll play it when it releases eventually and I'll hopefully enjoy it but no fan of the series should be hyped for it as we all know its still no closer to release than it was 5 years ago!
Root  +   794d ago
"Plus, I don't even know who this Xehonort guy is everyone is talking about"

You know what the problem is there, they made this the Xehonort Trilogy but brought the story out more about Xehonort by the handhelds instead of telling us in KH2. Birth By Sleep, 356/2 days, KH Coded, Dream Drop Distance. I mean why the hell make Xehonort the main bad guy of the trilogy then point this out in a restricted handheld game.

We had Chain of Memories before KH2 and even then it was confusing as hell, KH2 played like you had completed KH:COM.

Seriously why put the games on a Nintendo handheld, then a Sony one, then a Nintendo one then end with the current main title games being on the PS.

What I get from it is Master Xehonort was an old bad guy in Birth By Sleep.

He then forced his heart in Terra the guy in Birth By Sleep who then became Terra-Xehanort, after that he became Xehanort who became the apprentice of Ansem the Wise.

Xehanort's heartless became Ansem who stole Ansem the Wise's identity

His Nobody became the leader of the Organization 13..Xemnas

So from here I'm guessing after Master Xehanort possessed Terra after unlocking his own heart and his original body faded away Xehanort became a new person after Terra got rid of him but then theres talk of a young Xehanort who could posess time travel elements and..............you know what forget it my head hurts

See thats just a small chunk of the story over the past three handheld games.
NoTheMama  +   797d ago
Ive pretty much given up on KH3. We'll probably see FF13-4 before we hear anything at this rate. Im not sure what S-E has against making money, but its a mystery!
DigitalRaptor  +   797d ago
Those people who think Kingdom Hearts 3 is coming out within this generation or who are confident it's definitely the next big Square Enix project, should sit and think about it. Nomura has expressed the desire to make it after he has finished his current projects, but nothing has been confirmed by either himself or Square. And a game, by its very nature takes years to design, create and release.

2015 for KH3 is a pipe dream unless another team is working on it. Versus XIII is not finished yet and will probably not be about until at least late next year. That means that development on a next generation KH3 (if it starts development afterwards) won't begin until at least 2014-2015. If it takes 2-3 years to make it won't be out until 2017-2018.

Sorry if any of this sounds harsh, or if it seems like I don't want the game to come out sooner, but I'm just acting realistic. The problem is not just Square Enix. It's also your expectations.
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LAWSON72  +   796d ago
I swear i dont know which game i will see first kh3 or hl3
knifefight  +   796d ago
Lack of proper capitalization...
Elementary school grammar errors all over the place...

This is terrible. This got approved? Come on, guys.
Raise the bar just a little bit.

From the blurb:

Kingdom hearts 3. but they say it wont come out until 2015 or 2016 which pisses me off and yet for square is better to keep the fans anticipated

^ There are six mistakes here alone. Seriously, some of them, a 2nd grader knows not to make.
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-Gespenst-  +   796d ago
I think they should start including Final Fantasy worlds. Before long they'll be scraping the bottom of the barrel for Disney Worlds. (If I have to visit Olympus Coliseum ever again I'll cry)

That or they just improve the level design. Dream Drop Distance was a definite step in the right direction. Make the levels bigger, more like levels in an adventure platformer.

Thing is, plot wise, I don't really see how they'll need to visit loads of worlds in KH III. All that's ultimately going to happen is a big showdown between the 7 lights and the 13 darknesses. Why would they need to go world-hopping for that? I suppose they'll come up with something...

EDIT: Just remembered they still need to find the BBS gang...
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Myst-Vearn  +   796d ago
SE are a joke. They keep making games that nobody cares about and the ones we do want stay in development forever.

I want them to work on Versus, KH3 and FF15 NOT more Lighting crap and the failure that is FF14
Strakken  +   796d ago
Ready for this?...........


Yea that just happened, THAT ONE'S FREE SQUARE ENIX
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Rex_Aeternae  +   796d ago
Okay so the first thing I saw in the article was the author complaining that he/she didn't want any star wars characters or marvel characters in Kingdom hearts. In the first place it is doubtful it would ever happen and if it did they would not be a boss. Disney, for the most part, lets those companies do what they want. Oh and here's another thing that proves Disney won't include them, Disney owns the company that made Pulp Fiction and I personally didn't see anything from that in any of the Kingdom Hearts games. Just putting that out there
-Gespenst-  +   796d ago
Tron worked fine, I think Star Wars could too. Pulp Fiction ahahaha I don't think so. Marcellus' briefcase could have his heart in it or something though haha.
SyWolf  +   796d ago
Someone get this guy an English lesson.
knifefight  +   796d ago
That's exactly what I'm saying. This is terrible.
Nodoze  +   796d ago
More like 2025 or 2026. Square Enix can't get sh!t done.

They have a horrendous development pipeline and are led by a money hungry tool.

Unfortunate, as I would like to see this published.
FrostyZipper  +   796d ago
I remember playing the first one when I was like 10 years old but quitting because - being only 10 years old - I wasn't chopping up enough bad guys and the RPG system was a mite too complex for my tiny attention span. Is it worth revisiting and should I be anticipating the release of this new game?
azshorty2003  +   796d ago
2015 or 2016!?! Jesus! as if we haven't already waited long enough.
ACFRADIO  +   796d ago
sorry about the spelling errors guys...Thing is when I was writting the article I was so excited and mad at the same time I was payi9ng attention to the grammer.
knifefight  +   795d ago
Please also:
-Begin sentences with capital letters.
-Use capital letters in the beginning of all words within a game's title except conjunctions and articles.
-Don't put periods in the middle of sentences.
-Use complete sentences.
-Use commas.
-Use apostrophes.
-Use singular and plural words more carefully.

Is English your first language? If not, then you did a pretty good job. If your native language is English, however, there's no excuse for this, dude. You won't last long and no one will take you seriously if your articles are filled with so, so many simple errors that teachers train you to correct in elementary school. Good luck, bro.

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