'Kingdom Heart 3' Release Date And Update: Entering Crucial Stage Of Development; Plot Ending? Will Be The Last 'Kingdom Heart' Game

By Jonnalyn Cortez January 21, 2016 9:21 PM EST
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IN PHOTO: Attendees watch segments from Square Enix video games during the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles June 3, 2009. (Photo: REUTERS/Phil McCarten)

Fans of the action role-playing video game series, "Kingdom Hearts," is now waiting for its next installment, "Kingdom Hearts 3," as game director Tetsuya Nomura revealed its developments. However, it has been said that the upcoming sequel, which is expected to be out in 2017, might be its last as it is about to end.

"This should be something that can't be accomplished by just Disney," the 45-year-old video game designer told GamesTM in an interview.  "The discussion of the end of Kingdom Hearts has never come up between me and Disney, so I don't know what their intentions are."

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"It has to be something uniquely Kingdom Hearts. So it's a matter of how long can I keep creating for Kingdom Hearts!" the video game artist continued. "I don't know if the fans would enjoy it as much if it was just Disney if it wasn't a combination of Disney and my own creativity."

The video game director also talked about the new moves and battle incorporated in the upcoming "Kingdom Hearts 3." "I feel that going through the different spin-off titles and ideas for battle systems, how the gameplay there works, we kind of learned from that and implemented a new battle system as well as introducing new and unique moves," he said.

Meanwhile, executive producer of Square Enix, Shinji Hashimoto and Nomura teased their fans that 2016 will be full of surprises for their supporters. "To suit the changes of the times, I wanted to challenge myself. In 2016, I think I can give a further surprise for everyone," the game producer wrote on the latest issue of Famitsu, as cited by Kingdom Hearts Insider.

"KINGDOM HEARTS III and FINAL FANTASY VII Remake have entered a significant time of development," Nomura teased. "Although like every year when it is in the middle of development, PR will release information to the public. Such as arcades and in regards to copyrights, and with respect to what management is continuing to do, we'll try to make our content more fun."

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