Despite Square Enix is not providing many comments about it, especially now that Final Fantasy XV is about to release on September 30, Kingdom Hearts III is still in the making and possibly launching next year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Now, Game Director Tetsuya Nomura has had a conversation about Kingdom Hearts III’s story with Japanese magazine Famitsu, explaining it’s “overwhelmingly big”, at the point he was worried about how to properly handle it.
“It’s not that I’ve spread the story out, perhaps it’s more that I’ve separated the parts that would have ruined [Kingdom Hearts 3‘s] tempo if they were told then. In fact, [Kingdom Hearts 3] is overwhelmingly big, so it’s not that content has been shaved off, and it’s something I’ve worried over how to handle.
And then, to me, I’ve made a lot of RPGs so far, and I think rather than listening to long explanations at the start of the game, we want to enjoy the adventure right away, so I decided to try and keep the opening exposition part of [Kingdom Hearts 3] as short as possible.
Because of that, maybe people will be like, “why is Sora here?”, feeling like [Kingdom Hearts 3] begins comparatively abruptly. Of course, if you keep playing, you’ll work out the minimum about the situation.”
Good to hear Square Enix is doing big things for Kingdom Hearts III, since it’s going to be the last main game in the series, end of Sora’s journey and trilogy. Then, what’s next? Who knows. We still have to wait and see what happens with KH3…