Submitted by MaideninBlack 895d ago | news

Time For Kingdom Hearts To Return To A Console, Says Tetsuya Nomura

Since its PlayStation 2 debut back in 2002 the Kingdom Hearts series has spanned six different platforms.

Despite its console origins over the past seven years the franchise has found a home mostly on handhelds since the PS2 release of the second installment back in 2005.

With the most recent title, Kingdom Hearts Drop Dream Distance for the 3DS, completed and shipping this Summer in the West, series creator Tetsuya Nomura sounds ready to bring the action rpg back to its console roots. (3DS, Kingdom Hearts 3, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Nintendo DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Tetsuya Nomura, Xbox 360)

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Rainstorm81  +   895d ago
NO S#!T.....its only been about 7 years....
Ranma1  +   895d ago
Excellent idea Square Enix...but just DONT add an auto battle feature.

K? is that to much to ask for?

In fact dont let Motomou Toriyama even get close to it...
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CaptainMarvelQ8  +   895d ago
uuuuhhh what??
did you even play kingdom hearts? its an ACTION rpg not turn based
gintoki777  +   895d ago
Time to take on multiple projects and not release any of the good ones for several years.
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versusALL  +   895d ago
You should have brought it back four years ago. Oh and finish Versus XIII already!
paybackprahl  +   894d ago
Who in the WORLD would disagree with that statement?
Myst-Vearn  +   895d ago
That is a good idea.
r21  +   895d ago
yes, duh, KH started on a console and should end on console. so many have been waiting for a sequel, myself included, ever since playing KH2. honestly i miss fighting the heartless with a controller :C
user7792788  +   895d ago
Finish Versus XIII first ffs
AusRogo  +   895d ago
I only played the first one, but even then not much, but what I played of it was good! Id love to see a Kingdom Hearts HD collection so I can catch up on the whole story
SoundGamer  +   894d ago
Unfortunately, now the whole story is thrown across multiple handheld games in addition to the PS2 titles,

KH Chain of Memories (at least Re: Chain of Memories made it to the PS2)
KH Re: Coded (DS)
KH 358/2 Days (DS)
KH Birth By Sleep (PSP)
KH 3D Dream Drop Distance (3DS)

A collection would be cool but I doubt they would recreate all of those games for a console. Maybe just KH, KH Re: Chain of Memories, and KH II.

But I would rather they get right to work on KH III for a console instead of making an HD collection.
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supraking951  +   895d ago
there stupid if they dont release a Kingdom Hearts HD collection before KH3. Most people who played the first two probably forgot the story unless they read KH wiki. Second of all if KH3 continues after the event of KH2 then there not gonna attract new gamers to the series because they maybe didnt play the first two and will be completely lost.
Release an HD collection since it takes you so freakin long to release one FF game thats already doomed to fail after the failed FF13 games.
Sorry all my hype for versus 13 has gone away.
Wolfbiker  +   895d ago
FFXIII isn't a failure just because it wasn't the greatest game of all time...its a good game, nit as good as I had hoped but still 'good' and XIII-2 was even better .

Maybe you shouldn't expect the best FF game ever with every release....you are only setting yourself up for disappointment.
Hicken  +   895d ago
Agreed, with all the hype PEOPLE built up for it, there was no way XIII would have been good enough, honestly. And it was a good game. I prefer it to its sequel, mostly for the characters and their depth.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   895d ago
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, NO!

That is NOT the freaking reason. The reason why FF13 is a failure is because it's a bad game. It is EXTREMELY LINEAR for christ sake! It has LINEARITY that is ONLY seen in Uncharted and First Person Shooters.

To say that it is GOOD based off that truth alone is a JOKE.

Not only that, the battle system is a THOUSAND steps backward from FF12. FF12 had a nice foundation for the battle system. Instead of IMPROVING on that, they went with an utter trashy system. Why that battle system was initial praised as being good is beyond me.

There was no HYPE when I played this game. People told me I wasn't going to like it, but I played it anyway because they said the same for FF12, which still ended up enjoying it. Unfortunately that wasn't the case for FF13.

I can NEVER comprehend how anyone can like a LINEAR JAPANESE RPG with a HORRIBLE story and HORRIBLE battle system.
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Capt-FuzzyPants  +   895d ago
Honestly if you read his interviews, KH collection is a possibility. He's said they've run tests for it and he always teases unannounced games.
trenso1  +   895d ago
I would love an hd remake but since I own every game it's not really a hassle, but I do see how it could help newcomers because the only game they don't need to play is coded. Every thing else has some importance I really want to see an HD remake cause the wait for vs13 is killing me and I'm starting to lose hope.
rulakir  +   895d ago
Make it a PS3 exclusive. Where it belongs.
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maniacmayhem  +   895d ago
It belongs on the WiiU, NxtBox and ps4!
Omnislash  +   895d ago
This. A Million times this.

Well as long as it stays away from Xbox im cool.
KaBaW  +   895d ago
@Omnislash -
"Well as long as it stays away from Xbox im cool." That's just sad.
You remind me of the dude who flipped when FF was announced as a multi ..
Omnislash  +   894d ago
"You remind me of the dude"
>The dude

Yeah like nobody else flipped out when FF13 became one of the worst if not THEE worst Final Fantasy title thanks to the xbox 360.
KaBaW  +   890d ago
Nawh, you know the dude. The dude who threatened to kill the developer?
Or, was it the dude who announced he was gonna kill himself? I forget.

There was a couple of em.. sad to say. But, you know.. that one dude.
And, though you're not that extreme (I hope), it's still childish. (:
SilentNegotiator  +   895d ago
Well, if it comes to "A" console, the playstation console would be fair to fans.
Kanzes  +   894d ago
*sigh* N4G is full of ps3 fanboys.. long time ago, Final Fantasy XIII said that they're exclusive for PS3... but you know what? It's coming on 360 too!
Omnislash  +   894d ago
Not Versus.
segamon  +   895d ago
Tetsuya Nomura you spineless wimp.. no shit.
-Gespenst-  +   895d ago
Well that's confirmation of KH3 if I ever heard it
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   895d ago
Yeah this and every other interview where he's talked about it.
Ken22  +   895d ago
First finish FF VS XIII and then confirm you will start working on KH3 right away.
supraking951  +   895d ago
better yet just cancel versus 13 and start on KH3 right away. Vs 13 has become more of a joke with so much hype but delays everytime we hear progress. If you cant finish a game within 5 years, just give up. Might as well start from scratch and work on it for next consoles PS3 and 720.

BTW I think it will be pretty lame of them if they announce a 360 version with still no announced release date.
specialguest  +   895d ago
Yes, return to consoles right on time for the WiiU era. Nintendo fans have been enjoying KH for a while now, and the franchise seems suitable for a Nintendo system, just as it would on a Sony system.
DarkZane  +   895d ago
A the world end with you sequel and now this? Stop taking on so many projects and finish Final Fantasy versus XIII already. It's no wonder you can't finish it if you take on a billion projects at once.

I wonder if the guy actually has a personal life and why fatigue didn't kill him.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   894d ago
It's not exactly his call where his mind is put to work. Besides that, from what it sounds like, only the technical aspects of Versus need to be done at this point, all he can do in that regard is oversee it and wait for the dev teams for Versus to do their thing.
arbitor365  +   895d ago
insinuating there ever was a time that the franchise's focus shouldnt have been on consoles.....

Do you know when the right time to start working on the next console KH game was, Nomura? 2005.... prick
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Omar91  +   895d ago
before releasing KH3 we need a HD collection and not jus the ps2 games, Im talking about every single damn hand held game that was made that follows the story to KH and make a HD collection of it. I completely forgot what happens in KH 1 and 2 and I never bought the handhelds versions except chains of memories.
TheLyonKing  +   895d ago
Wow thanks for speaking the obvious, all you do is speak and speak I would like you to deliver soon please.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   895d ago
KH Hd final mix collection for PS3 or 360 I don't give a damn as long as the put it on a console I can play.
gtxgamer2  +   895d ago
It doesnt deserve to be on xbox. Playstation is where it was born, playstation is where it deserves to stay.
Rainstorm81  +   895d ago
I agree 100% but unfortunately quite a few PlayStation born games have gone the way of the multiplat
vikingland1  +   894d ago
Same thing could be said about Mass Effect. I like multiplat games myself. Because it gives me a choice of which system to play on.
NBT91  +   894d ago
As an open minded PS3 gamer, I will say that I wouldnt mind this going multi plat. 1) Its been about 937379847 years since KH2 came out, and during that time... Before that time even, the series had already gone to Nintendo.

I mean no one cried that 358 was bad just because it was on the DS and the latest one is also on the 3DS and some are saying that, at least in plot, its the best of the series so far.

I think that a game this good should go multi plat, 360 gamers should be able to play it too, no reason why not really, is there? At least get the HD collection on 360 too, not that they will actually get out of their master chief pajamas and play it mind you...
no_more_heroes  +   895d ago
Please hurry up and get to it. I'm dying over here! Ok, maybe it's not that bad, but it is pretty damn ridiculous that it's taking this long.
RurouniKaze  +   895d ago
I was a Kid when I played KH 1&2.
Im almost a fully blown adult now.
I guess this game will be the seal to my childhood as with many of us.

A very fitting end , a mix of some of my fav childhood chars with some of the mature chars ive come to like.

I really hope when they do decide to make it, its as good as the first 2 at least in Storyline ~
Blockhead22  +   895d ago
No FUCKING shit Nomura.
Dark_Overlord  +   895d ago
“If it is possible, I would like to do something about the series being spread over so many different consoles, too. I am thinking a lot about the future,“

Hopefully all of the games in HD collections for consoles :)
adamant715  +   894d ago
I agree :)
Spenok  +   895d ago
HA! I have that poster on my wall that's next to him lol.

Oh and on topic. I'm very glad Nomura himself agrees with just about everyone else. Lets hope that actually happens sometime soon.
AWBrawler  +   895d ago
LOL I think I sense a big ass troll move coming on at E3.

Imagine the outcry if he does what I think he's going to do with Kingdom Hearts.

I doubt he'd bring it to Wii U, but i have a feeling i know just what console he's bringing it to.
paybackprahl  +   894d ago
Tetsuya Nomura's vague hints and broken promises have made him the ultimate troll.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   894d ago
Sounds like before KH3, Nomura wants to make some sort of collection so that fans who never bothered with the Ds, 3Ds and PSP games can play those as well on a console before moving onto the 3rd instalment.
stragomccloud  +   894d ago
I'm calling it!!!
It'll be the swan song of the Wii U or the PS4.
Expect a holiday 2019 release.
Geez... looking at those dates... I remember when I felt like 2000 was this far off unreachable future.
fourthpersonview  +   894d ago
Shouldnt it be...

Time for Kingdom Hearts to return to the Playstation?
listenkids  +   894d ago
Stop "thinking about the future" and fucking DO something.

As a side note, HD collection of 1,2 and Birth by Sleep, thanks.
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Bagogames  +   894d ago
Great, now I know what I'll be buying my unborn child for their 16th birthday now...
Run_bare  +   894d ago
I hope Tetsuya finish FF Versus XIII before starting on KH.
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