Nomura: "I Couldn't Call This A Trilogy"
Though Kingdom Hearts 3 plans to finally round off most of the myriad plot threads left dangling by the increasingly bloated storyline, the Kingdom Hearts franchise will continue to move forward on next-gen consoles - perhaps with a new enemy to fight.
"As a core game, this is finally the third, and 10 years have passed," game director Tetsuya Nomura told the L.A. Times [via Polygon]. "I couldn't call this a trilogy. There have been so many spinoffs. In Kingdom Hearts 3, the battles that the characters have been fighting for the past 10 years will come to a conclusion. That is the plan.”
“But the series will continue. Only the particular enemy they have been fighting the past 10 years will come to an end."
Here's hoping that we get plenty of satisfying closure once Kingdom Hearts 3 hits shelves. It's slated to launch on PS4 and Xbox One, though a firm release date hasn't been announced. By the looks of the slim footage shown at E3, it's likely a long way off.