Kingdom Hearts 3 took everyone by surprise at E3, and left me squee-ing like a 12 year old girl at a Justin Beiber concert. It’s been seven years since the last console Kingdom Hearts game (that wasn’t a re-release), and it’s finally on it’s way. The story of Sora, Donald and Goofy’s battle that has been ten years in the making will come to an end on next gen platforms.
Tetsuya Nomura, the series’ architect, spoke with the LA Times today, and spoke about fan’s expectations of the 3rd Kingdom Heart’s game “Fan expectation for ‘Kingdom Hearts 3′ is extremely high. To respond to those expectations, I have to provide something really good. Technology is really important, as is the [Disney] world.”
Nomura spoke about the enemies you will fight as well “In Kingdom Hearts 3, the battles that the characters have been fighting for the past 10 years will come to a conclusion,” Nomura said. “But the series will continue. Only the particular enemy they have been fighting for the past 10 years will come to an end.” One would assume Nomura is referring to the Heartless, though it maybe referring to Xemnas or Xehanort.
The battle system in Kingdom Hearts 3 will most closely resemeble the recent release on 3DS, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Dream Drop Distance includes new attacks called “Free-flow” which allows players to interact with the world around them, and perform special attacks. As many could see from the trailer shown at E3, Sora was able to run on walls and surf the Heartless, something not unfamiliar to those who played Dream Drop Distance.
For the whole interview, head over to the LA Times, and learn all about the latest game coming in the Kingdom Hearts universe. No release date was yet given, but if I had to guess I would say 2015 at the earliest.
by, Bobby Marquardt