Why are there so many Kingdom Hearts games on handheld?

#1 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

When I played the first Kingdom Hearts on PS2 I was like "woo! awesome!" 
 
When I played Kingdom Hearts 2 on PS2 I was like "woo! awesome!" 
 
After watching the secret trailer at the end of KH2, I was totally hyped for KH3, possibly arriving on PS3. Then...they decided to release a bunch of random ones on handheld and postpone KH3 indefinitely?  
 
I haven't really followed the KH franchise outside of the first two main games, so if someone could enlighten me on this matter that would be great.

#2 Posted by animateria (3253 posts) -

Easy money. 
 
The PSP one is pretty good though.

#3 Posted by Hailinel (24830 posts) -

The primary Kingdom Hearts team is working on Versus XIII.  The handheld games (aside from Chain of Memories, which was made between KH1 and KH2) are prequels (Birth by Sleep) sidestories (358/2 Days) and sequels (Re: coded, Dream Drop Distance).  There likely won't be a KH3 until Versus XIII is finished.

#4 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

Yeah I have been asking the same question for a while now. I loved the first two games and the fact that they haven't even mentioned a third is kind of ridiculous. I did play the gameboy advance game that took place between the first and second one and it actually filled in a lot of backstory. So what I'm most afraid of is them making a third one that makes absolutely no sense unless you played the handheld games in between.

#5 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

I also feel like this is a weird path for the KH series. I loved KH1 and 2, but the handheld ones were completely irrelevant, even the PSP one. I bought a PSP for this, thinking i'd relive some of the KH2 greatness, but man was it the worst purchase ever.

#6 Posted by Pickingwings (182 posts) -

The secret video to Kingdom Hearts 2 is actually Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep on PSP.  That game is one of the more important game in terms to the story and how it will connect everything to Kingdom Hearts 3.
It would probably be a very good idea to play that if you are waiting for Kingdom Hearts 3.  Nomura also said that he would not be working on Kingdom Hearts 3 until he is at least done with Final Fantasy Versus XIII, so that will be a while.

#7 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -

cheap to make and make money

#8 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

Holy shit, Kingdom hearts 2 was for the PS2? Man, it has been a lot longer than I thought since I played a JRPG. 
 
Time to go through a run of Dragon Quest again, maybe I'll do 4 this time, 5 was cool, but it started getting boring for me once the kids saved the parents.

#9 Posted by LittleBigJono (252 posts) -
@animateria said:
" Easy money.  The PSP one is pretty good though. "
This
#10 Posted by JJOR64 (18995 posts) -
@LittleBigJono said:
" @animateria said:
" Easy money.  The PSP one is pretty good though. "
This "
Yes, sadly.  I wish they would hurry the fuck up with Versus 13 so they can start on KH3 already.
#11 Posted by LittleBigJono (252 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" @LittleBigJono said:
" @animateria said:
" Easy money.  The PSP one is pretty good though. "
This "
Yes, sadly.  I wish they would hurry the fuck up with Versus 13 so they can start on KH3 already. "
Completely agree with you :)
#12 Posted by Bones8677 (3243 posts) -

Them Kingdom Hearts dudes are working on Versus 13.

#13 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Nomura needs cash for Versus XIII.  

#14 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11025 posts) -

They're made with Japan in mind, and in Japan, EVERYONE has both a DS, and a PSP.

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#15 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

So they can remake it as a console game later.

#16 Posted by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -

Cause Japan loves handhelds.

#17 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4516 posts) -
@Klei said:
" I also feel like this is a weird path for the KH series. I loved KH1 and 2, but the handheld ones were completely irrelevant, even the PSP one. I bought a PSP for this, thinking i'd relive some of the KH2 greatness, but man was it the worst purchase ever. "
Glad I'm not the only one who thinks so. I felt like KH 1 & 2 (maybe CoM?)  were all I needed. There was no reason to try and expand the universe anymore. Now I feel that when KH3 finally comes out, there will be just enough that I missed from not playing the handheld games that the game won't have the impact that it should.

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