Kingdom Hearts 3: Game Development Details Recently Revealed

By Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
September 26, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Are you wondering how the development of Kingdom Hearts 3 is going? 

In an interview with Weekly Famitsu (via Kotaku and Siliconera), Kingdom Hearts 3 game director Tetsuya Nomura revealed that game development is going smoothly. 

“We’re regularly meeting schedule deadlines.” Nomura said. 

“Unfortunately, due to the engine, there are areas on the visual side where we’re struggling.”

Nomura is not seating idle, and on his end, he is “currently writing the scenario and selecting worlds.” 

“I’m also designing new outfits for Sora and Riku,” said Nomura. 

Also, the Kingdom Hearts III intro teaser in the Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD ReMIX was done both to appease and change fan expectation. 

“When we showed the gameplay demo, we received the fan feedback and I felt a lot of anticipation was directed at Kingdom Hearts III,” Nomura said. 

“At present we can’t really show more, but I wanted to send out some sort of message [to the fans].”

Nomura added, “I also wanted to show people that [Kingdom Hearts III] is going to start from a place they won’t expect.”

Story wise, Kingdom Hearts III and Kingdom Hearts X [Chi] are interrelated, and Square Enix are writing them at the same time. 

As for gameplay, Sora’s mobility is apparently insanely high at present, according to the Osaka development team, and it currently feels like he is invincible when he is near his end-game level.  

Kingdom Hearts III will also have a wider selection of Keyblade transformations. 

Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.