Kingdom Hearts III Will Require Players to Know the Whole Story

Not only will knowledge of the first two mainline games be necessary to keep up with the story, the new gameplay trailer hints that a lot of characters and plot lines from the handheld games will be paramount to understanding the plot as well.

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FallenAngel1984281d ago

Since it’s going to wrap up as much of the ongoing plot as possible, that should be a given especially since it comes after Dream Drop Distance that required players to know the entire story

blitz0623280d ago

The glimpse they gave in 0.2 is already a sign that you need to know a bit of context. Also another reason (besides money) why they released 1.5 & 2.5 again on the PS4 so the entire franchise including 3 can be played on one console

NecrumOddBoy275d ago

Kingdom Hearts has spanned 8 systems. The story is a confusing, convoluted mess. At least give a 15 minute video to explain 10+ years of what happened and why. I've played almost every KH game and I am crazy lost as what the story is anymore.

FallenAngel1984280d ago

God help you if you’re starting fresh with KH3 in Xbox One

DarXyde279d ago


Good luck, guys who only care about Kingdom Hearts because it's on Xbox One.

Now I'm curious about Valkyria Chronicles.

GamesMaster1982281d ago (Edited 281d ago )

Only played 1 and 2 and little bit's on the others,but don't care ill still be buying this even if some bits of backstory have escaped me by. But if this is true then why the hell on earth would this even come out on the Xbox ?, no other Kingdom Hearts has ever been released on a Xbox console so it will sell like all other single player story games on the Xbox 1. They should of just made it PS4 exclusive.

Lennoxb63280d ago

Single player games are very successful on Xbox. Where are you pulling your information from?

GamesMaster1982280d ago

Xbox sales of single player games compared to multiplayer or compared to single player game sales on playstion compared to Xbox. At the end of the day we all know the average Xbox fan prefers online fests more than a single player story drivin game and that is a fact .

Aura7541280d ago

If singleplayer games are very successful on Xbox, then we would not see Microsoft completely banking on GAAS games. Microsoft's very own actions contradict your statement.

Prince_TFK280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

“They should of just made it PS4 exclusive.”

Why? Does people feel a sense of pride knowing that they can play games that other people can’t? First party games I understand, but this is third party game we are talking about. Also, leave the sale subject to the dev/pubs/shareholders to worry about. We gain nothing from that.

This kind of mentality seriously need to be stopped.

GamesMaster1982280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

How is it stupid if you have never owned a ps console only Xbox why the fuck would anyone buy the 3rd chapter in a series without playing at least the first 2 big ones. So yes it should of been exclusive simple as that . Because you must be crazy as fuck to jump into a series at number 3

Prince_TFK280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

“Because you must be crazy as fuck to jump into a series at number 3”

That is for people who pay for the game with their OWN money to decide. I personally had never played the past KH games, but I am still very excited for this one and will most likely buy it day one, on MY PS4. And I’m happy for those who can get to play it on other console as well. I can always watch videos from Youtube if I need to get to know the past stories more. There are tons of KH story recap videos.

You reasoning for the game to be an exclusive have no logic behind it, beside being able to flap your di** around and boasting you can only play it on the PS4.

NecrumOddBoy275d ago

"Because you must be crazy as fuck to jump into a series at number 3"

Witcher 3: Same concept for PlayStation owners. 🤔

Lennoxb63280d ago

Multiplayer games are also massively more popular on PS than single player games. Again, where are you pulling your information from.

GamesMaster1982280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

Look the simple fact is why the PlayStation is light years ahead of Xbox is its excellent choice of games mainly single player and story drivin . I don’t disagree that multiplayer also sells shitloads . But PS4 and soon the Nintendo Switch sell more for their single player exclusive games that frankly Microsoft themself’s just don’t cater for this gen. And I don’t care if Xbox owners buys this game I certainly hope they do to experience this excellent series and keep it going. But if I had never played at least Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 I defiantly would not be jumping straight in at 3.

Big_Game_Hunters280d ago

Alot of the back story escapes you. If all you played was 1 & 2 and "a little bit of the others" you might as well be like the Xbox owners.

GamesMaster1982280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

Not really I have at least played the first 2 and bits of the others on the PS3 HD remixes and can easy pick up the rest because unlike Xbox the whole lot is on PS3 and PS4 now. That’s the point I’m trying to make here at least port the HD remakes to Xbox if they intend to bring 3 to Xbox

chuckyj1280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

Well S *** just because you own an Xbox doesn't mean you couldn't have ever had oh I don't know more than 1 console... Maybe... Just maybe you played through and beat the other games and would prefer to play this one on X1X if the game is enhanced?

GamesMaster1982280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

Typical xbox fan response right here. Calm down kid, here is your dummy back. Don’t worry your Xbox live is still up and running . Fool I was talking about people who have never had a playstion console before . Did u even read my comments ?

riibhu280d ago

By your logic Witcher 3 shouldn't have come to PS since the 1st and 2nd part of the game never released on PS.
If the story is so important then there is Youtube and Wikis to cover for that. There is no reason other than that for it to not come to other platform just because the earlier parts didn't release on the said platform.

GamesMaster1982280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

Maybe not . But the Witcher 3 mainly had its own new story. But the point I’m making is the dev’s are saying you should know the whole story for this Kingdom Hearts 3 maybe meaning that it carry’s on from former games . So even I need to replay the HD remixes now. Hell I dont even know why Xbox fans are getting angry over my comments as we all know this will sell like shit on Xbox compared to playstation anywhere

Lennoxb63280d ago

I don't know how old you are. But nearly every Xbox fan how is at least over the age of 21 has had a PS at some point in their lives. It was literally the only option for AAA 3D games before the Xbox came out.

Kiwi66280d ago

Maybe those who never played the first ones could read up on the story perhaps?

xPaYDaYx280d ago

A lot of people are trying to make sense of this fact. I'm glad it's going to be on the Xbone but why not the other games??

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AspiringProGenji281d ago

Played the series in chronological order after playing eqch game before, and I actually undertand the main plot much better than before

instantstupor280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

I was going to come in and say that even after having played 1, 2, 365/2 and Birth by Sleep that I still don't really understand what is going on (haven't really played Chain of Memories). But hey, that hasn't stopped me from enjoying playing any game in the series yet, and while I'd love a bit more of a sensible story to follow, I don't expect it'll negate my enjoyment of 3. But color me impressed that you know what is going on - that story-line ain't easy to follow lol.

(This is one of the few games not really understanding the story hasn't immediately killed my interest in it. Maybe that's just the sorcery of nostalgia? lol)

-Foxtrot280d ago

Why they decided to make spin offs on handhelds and the like expand on the main story I'll never was such a stupid decision when they could have used the handheld devices to tell a completely new story about other characters unrelated to the main cast.

New Girl or Boy - Sora

José Carioca or Panchito Pistoles - Donald

Horace Horsecollar or Max Goof - Goofy

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit - Mickey Mouse

I'm hoping they release a big bundle of Kingdom Hearts 1.5, 2.5 and 2.8 before KH3 comes out. I'd pay a lot if it has a great collectors edition.

Teflon02280d ago

Your complaints aren't even valid when you can get the whole story on PS4, you're just not buying it yet for whatever reason because I spent about $120CAD which would be like $90ish in USD to get 2.8 and 1.5 +2.5 on ps4. Also that's coming as a bundle based on a leak a while ago from amazon germany. Yes 1.5 2.5 and 2.8.

PhoenixUp280d ago

Oh god this argument again? How ignorant can people really be about this topic?

Those handheld titles are what kept the series alive. The Tokyo team that made KH1 & KH2 went onto develop FFXV and stated they wouldn’t start work on KH3 until AFTER FFXV was released. That would’ve meant from for an entire decade the series would’ve gone completely dormant. Thanks to the Osaka team that made Re: CoM, BBS, & DDD we’re getting KH3 sooner than was originally planned.

Not to mention that KH2 ended with most plot lines wrapped up so there wasn’t much room for a sequel. The added lore that the handheld titles added gave more justification for a KH3.

I know you’ve probably been agitated by the long wait, but don’t go ignorantly blaming the handheld titles that kept the series you love relevant in the intervening years for existing.

Why would you want a bundle when you can get both collections for less than $60 now?

Blastoise280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

Something about keys, darkness and hearts. And then Tarzan shows up and you race him

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