Kingdom Hearts 3 Not Next Release

Kingdom Hearts 3 will have to wait!

Thanks to one of our readers, we’ve been provided with the following news from Examiner and VGChartz. Nomura’s recent interview with Japanese magazine, Famitsu, has given fans some seriously unsettling news about the future of the Kingdom Hearts franchise.

Another Spin Off Title

According to the most recent information, while Nomura has stressed that he and his team want to release Kingdom Hearts 3, knowing full well that is what their fans are looking for, it will not be the next video game to come out under the Kingdom Hearts title. In fact, the next game to hit stores will not star Sora at all, but another character of equal importance to the story, which will connect all of the tales together. No further news regarding the game’s title, characters or platform has been mentioned.

Yearly Releases

Nomura also said that ideally, he would like to release a new Kingdom Hearts game every year, in order to keep fans happy. Presumably, the next game would be this mystery title, coming out in 2011. When asked about Kingdom Hearts 3 being released in 2012, if a new game was to indeed come out every year, Nomura refused to comment.


Let us know what you think of this news. Personally, I’m a bit wary. Two spin off games is about my limit before I simply want to be reunited with Sora, Donald and Goofy, and frankly, a new RPG game every year sounds like bad news. Trying to put out a game so magical, like Kingdom Hearts, year after year will just burn Square Enix out and the last thing any fan wants is to see their hero fall to the enemy, ‘god-awful game.’ If something is going to be great, I can wait for it.

More Kingdom Hearts 3 news can be found at KHPlanet.