'Kingdom Hearts 3' release date, gameplay news: Game director says game's story is 'overwhelmingly big'


It has been three years since Square Enix announced “Kingdom Hearts 3,” but the gaming company has been keeping mum about the upcoming title. The game franchise, which mixes elements of Disney and “Final Fantasy,” is expected to wrap Sora’s journey in the third game, and recently, game director Tetsuya Nomura revealed that the new game’s story is “overwhelmingly big” and that he has been worried over how to handle it.

Speaking with Japanese magazine Famitsu (via Gamepur), Nomura said, “It’s not that I’ve spread the story out, perhaps its more that I’ve separated the parts that would have ruined [Kingdom Heart’s 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.”

Nomura added that he has made a lot of role-playing games (RPGs) in his time and rather than making players listen to long explanations about the game, they wanted to start the adventure on “Kingdom Hearts 3” right away, which is why they decided to keep the opening story of the upcoming title as short as possible.

The game director said that because of this decision, people might feel that “Kingdom Hearts 3” begins abruptly. However, Nomura added that once gamers keep on playing the game, they’ll soon work out what is going on in Sora’s world.

Co-director Tai Yasue gave an update on the progress of the game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo last June, saying that they were making the third game as well as “Kingdom Hearts 2.8” at the same time, but the focus is on “2.8” as of the moment.

Yasue admitted that with “Kingdom Hearts 3” being the last game in the series, there is a lot of pressure to deliver on the game. The co-director said that all the plot threads in the previous instalments will be wrapped up in the upcoming title.

A release date for “Kingdom Hearts 3” has yet to be announced by Square Enix.