"Time for Kingdom Hearts to return to a console"

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#1 Posted by Aegon (7249 posts) -

Tetsuya Nomura says that he wants Kingdom Hearts to return to consoles in this Game Informer interview. Kingdom Hearts 3? Do you care anymore? I used to be a huge fan of KH, now I'm not so sure anymore. I'd definitely be interested in a proper sequel though. 

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#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

I care. I care the FUCK out of this statement. The only reason I don't have a Vita, yet, is because there's no way to play Birth by Sleep on it.

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#3 Posted by notdavid (877 posts) -

YES. I don't care about the spin-offs. Kind of hate the Organization XIII stuff. If they just took it back to Sora and his pals having a Disney themed adventure, I would lose my shit.

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#4 Posted by spilledmilkfactory (2085 posts) -

I think that so many people have been looking forward to a proper KH3 for so long that it would absolutely make a splash if announced. Would it be as good as its predecessors? That's up in the air, with Square-Enix's internally produced games going downhill as they have been. But hey, XIII-2 was absolutely an improvement over XIII, so maybe they're on their way up again?

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#5 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

No. Kingdom Hearts should of been a one off Disney cash in for Square. That series is terrible.

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#6 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (2171 posts) -

It would not make a huge splash. It has been almost a decade since Kingdom Hearts 2, and with the convulsion of the story that comes from handheld titles, a reboot of the whole thing might be in order.

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#7 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

considering they have been pumping side stories out for years an proper sequel would be welcome. That said i am excited for KH:3D(mostly for TWEWY and Tron)

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#8 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -

@spilledmilkfactory said:

with Square-Enix's internally produced games going downhill as they have been.

Well that's debatable with the Kingdom Hearts series- given how Birth by Sleep was received. (Of course- my point may be moot, as we have yet to see how Dream Drop Distance will be received :P )

I haven't played any of the Kingdom Hearts spin-offs myself, but I have kept track of the plot better than most. :P

So yes- I would most likely be excited for KH 3. :)

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#9 Posted by rapid (1640 posts) -

I will play it if they leave the side story stuff out of the plot of KH3, or else I see it as being a shit show for everyone who didn't bother with the side stories / prequels.

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#10 Posted by Aegon (7249 posts) -
@Bourbon_Warrior said:

No. Kingdom Hearts should of been a one off Disney cash in for Square. That series is terrible.

Quiet, you. The first Kingdom Hearts is the reason I got a PS2 and it was great. It was also the first game I ever beat.
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#11 Posted by Arker101 (1484 posts) -

Yeah, I'd be down for KH3. As long as it has as little to do with the spin-offs as possible.

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#12 Posted by Phatmac (5931 posts) -

They're overhyped, but I wouldn't mind it. I didn't think much of both of the PS2 games, but apparently everyone else is in love with it for some reason.

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#13 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -

@Rapid said:

I will play it if they leave the side story stuff out of the plot of KH3, or else I see it as being a shit show for everyone who didn't bother with the side stories / prequels.

I can pretty much guarantee that's not gonna happen. :\

And if you think it's bad now- wait until you see the twists Dream Drop Distance is apparently throwing into the mix. >_>

I've been able to make sense of much of the KH plot up to Birth by Sleep... But from what I've read on Dream Drop Distance- I think I'm about to join the completely befuddled group. D:

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#14 Posted by Cloudenvy (5895 posts) -

@WarlockEngineerMoreDakka said:

@Rapid said:

I will play it if they leave the side story stuff out of the plot of KH3, or else I see it as being a shit show for everyone who didn't bother with the side stories / prequels.

I can pretty much guarantee that's not gonna happen. :\

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I'm out!

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#15 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

I got super excited when I was reading that interview, then when I thought about it afterwards my enthusiasm sort of died. Kingdom Hearts DS is one of the most boring games I ever played, and I'm not sure Square even understands what's cool about that franchise. But if they announced a ps3/360 kingdom hearts game I would almost definitely play it.

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#16 Edited by Aegon (7249 posts) -
@Cloudenvy said:

@WarlockEngineerMoreDakka said:

@Rapid said:

I will play it if they leave the side story stuff out of the plot of KH3, or else I see it as being a shit show for everyone who didn't bother with the side stories / prequels.

I can pretty much guarantee that's not gonna happen. :\

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I'm out!

Another quote from the interview: 
 
@TetsuyaNomura said:

That being said, with a series being around so long, there are a few items I have in mind so that a wider audience range can enjoy the experience.

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#17 Posted by vikingdeath1 (1232 posts) -

After playing spinoff after gameboy game after spinoff my eternal love for this series has started to dwindle.... and the game names..... Fuck you square, those titles are gibberish.

But I want more!

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#18 Posted by NTM (10251 posts) -

I really enjoyed the first two. That was back in tenth grade though when I was 15. Now that I'm 21, it'd seem a little weird, 'cause you can only wait for such a series for so long. I anticipated a sequel to two for a while, but that's long past. My brother had bought a few of the spin-off games, but I didn't care at all for those, so I never even played them. I think I would be all for a third one, one that would make everyone and I alike say "OK, it's been a long while, but I'm back on board for this great looking title!" Not that I dislike the type of game Kingdom Hearts is, nor do I dislike Disney or Square, but by now, my interests are elsewhere. I'd hope it was as good looking as FFXIII (or better). It'd also be cool if the game took place after however many years since the second, and then get every voice actor back. So if it came out next year, it'd take place six or seven years after the second game.

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#19 Edited by JeanLuc (3882 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

The only reason I don't have a Vita, yet, is because there's no way to play Birth by Sleep on it.

Seriously? Fuck that!

Yeah I'd be down for an HD game. I'm not as into Kingdom Hearts as I used to be but I'm still interested for sure. Also he mentions an Interest in an HD collection, which I would buy the shit out of.

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#20 Posted by Maystack (941 posts) -

To be honest, I've played all of the Kingdom Hearts side games, and I still have absolutely no clue what's going on story-wise. And yet I'll keep getting the games, as it's one of my favourite franchises.

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#21 Posted by Vorbis (2762 posts) -

I lost interest when it moved to handhelds, might start to care again if it returned to consoles.

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#22 Posted by Brendan (9122 posts) -

Concerning the story confusion: I've never played any of these games, but all I did was go to each of their pages on GB and look at some wikia stuff, and within an hour I completely understood the story and it's characters. Maybe it's harder to understand from playing the games, but I don't get how this story completely escapes people. When it's just written down it's not that hard to grasp.

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#23 Posted by Raye (53 posts) -

It's a little too late for me. The spin-offs soured me on the series, unfortunately. Great for those that still really love KH, though! :)

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#24 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5015 posts) -
@H2Oyea said:
@Bourbon_Warrior said:

No. Kingdom Hearts should of been a one off Disney cash in for Square. That series is terrible.

Quiet, you. The first Kingdom Hearts is the reason I got a PS2 and it was great. It was also the first game I ever beat.
...First game you ever beat? Yikes. You're either making me feel old or you just give up on games way too easily.
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#25 Posted by The_Nubster (3332 posts) -

With each release, they seem to be side-stepping around answering important plot points or adding anything halfway meaningful to the plot, opting instead to introduce new characters left and right and try to explain the origin of each character's origin before they originated originally. As long as they actually answered some god damned questions, I'd be all for a proper-ass sequel. That being said, I'd wait for reviews on it and wait until a price drop, because I'm not 8 anymore and I can realize how terribly written and acted those games are.

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#26 Posted by Aegon (7249 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
@H2Oyea said:
@Bourbon_Warrior said:

No. Kingdom Hearts should of been a one off Disney cash in for Square. That series is terrible.

Quiet, you. The first Kingdom Hearts is the reason I got a PS2 and it was great. It was also the first game I ever beat.
...First game you ever beat? Yikes. You're either making me feel old or you just give up on games way too easily.
How old are you? I probably did give up on too many games back in the PS1 days. I think I was 12 when I beat it.  
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#27 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -

@Maystack said:

To be honest, I've played all of the Kingdom Hearts side games, and I still have absolutely no clue what's going on story-wise. And yet I'll keep getting the games, as it's one of my favourite franchises.

DO NOT FEAR! :D

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8cPyvE2GTjOMzE4MTVlZTctMjE5Yi00YzAzLWJjZTAtZTllODY2OTc2MTMx/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1

This document may help you. :P

._.

@Brendan said:

Maybe it's harder to understand from playing the games, but I don't get how this story completely escapes people. When it's just written down it's not that hard to grasp.

Maybe... In my experience, the only KH game I absolutely had to read up on to get any understanding with was Coded. That and now Dream Drop Distance- which is the first KH that I've read up on and am still a bit befuddled. o_O

As far as I can tell- Dream Drop Distance may very well have the highest number of out-of-the-blue twists in the series. >_>

And Dream Drop Distance is the game that's supposed to link directly into KH 3, so... Oh dears. <_<

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#28 Posted by Vexxan (4634 posts) -

Kingdom Hearts 3? Don't get my hopes up, I've been hurt before.

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#29 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (2125 posts) -

@notdavid said:

YES. I don't care about the spin-offs. Kind of hate the Organization XIII stuff. If they just took it back to Sora and his pals having a Disney themed adventure, I would lose my shit.

I would equally lose my shit. Sadly, I can't see that being the case.

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#30 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5015 posts) -
@H2Oyea said:
@OllyOxenFree said:
@H2Oyea said:
@Bourbon_Warrior said:

No. Kingdom Hearts should of been a one off Disney cash in for Square. That series is terrible.

Quiet, you. The first Kingdom Hearts is the reason I got a PS2 and it was great. It was also the first game I ever beat.
...First game you ever beat? Yikes. You're either making me feel old or you just give up on games way too easily.
How old are you? I probably did give up on too many games back in the PS1 days. I think I was 12 when I beat it.  
22. Now that I think about it, the first Kingdom Hearts came out almost 10 years ago which blows my mind. Still, having that your first game to see the end credits is a shameful display at 12 years old. It's not that it's a terrible game, just that there were many other games worth playing through before.
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#31 Posted by Aegon (7249 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
@H2Oyea said:
@OllyOxenFree said:
@H2Oyea said:
@Bourbon_Warrior said:

No. Kingdom Hearts should of been a one off Disney cash in for Square. That series is terrible.

Quiet, you. The first Kingdom Hearts is the reason I got a PS2 and it was great. It was also the first game I ever beat.
...First game you ever beat? Yikes. You're either making me feel old or you just give up on games way too easily.
How old are you? I probably did give up on too many games back in the PS1 days. I think I was 12 when I beat it.  
22. Now that I think about it, the first Kingdom Hearts came out almost 10 years ago which blows my mind. Still, having that your first game to see the end credits is a shameful display at 12 years old. It's not that it's a terrible game, just that there were many other games worth playing through before.
I'm not ashamed. It was a wonderful experience. 
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#32 Posted by Maajin (1172 posts) -

@notdavid said:

YES. I don't care about the spin-offs. Kind of hate the Organization XIII stuff. If they just took it back to Sora and his pals having a Disney themed adventure, I would lose my shit.

Fucking this. I love you.

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#33 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5015 posts) -
@H2Oyea said:
@OllyOxenFree said:
@H2Oyea said:
@OllyOxenFree said:
@H2Oyea said:
@Bourbon_Warrior said:

No. Kingdom Hearts should of been a one off Disney cash in for Square. That series is terrible.

Quiet, you. The first Kingdom Hearts is the reason I got a PS2 and it was great. It was also the first game I ever beat.
...First game you ever beat? Yikes. You're either making me feel old or you just give up on games way too easily.
How old are you? I probably did give up on too many games back in the PS1 days. I think I was 12 when I beat it.  
22. Now that I think about it, the first Kingdom Hearts came out almost 10 years ago which blows my mind. Still, having that your first game to see the end credits is a shameful display at 12 years old. It's not that it's a terrible game, just that there were many other games worth playing through before.
I'm not ashamed. It was a wonderful experience. 
Not saying that it was not! To reiterate: there were many other great games before Kingdom Hearts that you might have missed out on completing.
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#34 Posted by rawrsair (836 posts) -

I care and I still haven't even played the first two all the way through. Must do that.

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#35 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (141 posts) -

@WarlockEngineerMoreDakka said:

@spilledmilkfactory said:

with Square-Enix's internally produced games going downhill as they have been.

Well that's debatable with the Kingdom Hearts series- given how Birth by Sleep was received. (Of course- my point may be moot, as we have yet to see how Dream Drop Distance will be received :P )

I haven't played any of the Kingdom Hearts spin-offs myself, but I have kept track of the plot better than most. :P

So yes- I would most likely be excited for KH 3. :)

This mirrors me perfectly...though I am really considering buying a PSP to get Birth by Sleep cause that was the reason I got into Kingdom Hearts...

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#36 Posted by Zenogiasu (215 posts) -

Show me the motherfucking threequel!

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#37 Posted by LikeaSsur (1755 posts) -

If they disregard the handheld versions as a side, totally-not-related-the-main-plot story and just bring it back to 1 and 2, I would love Kingdom Hearts to make a return.

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#38 Posted by BBAlpert (2634 posts) -

@DrDarkStryfe said:

It would not make a huge splash. It has been almost a decade since Kingdom Hearts 2, and with the convulsion of the story that comes from handheld titles, a reboot of the whole thing might be in order.

I want to see "The Kingdom Hearts" where you run around as Robin Hood and fuck shit up with Buzz Lightyear and Baloo the Bear.

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#39 Posted by Dixego (412 posts) -

@LikeaSsur said:

If they disregard the handheld versions as a side, totally-not-related-the-main-plot story and just bring it back to 1 and 2, I would love Kingdom Hearts to make a return.

Not gonna happen. Ever. Too much damn story to just throw it away.

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#40 Edited by Slag (7573 posts) -

Nope. KH went to a really weird place and feels creatively tapped out.

Bring back the Chrono series instead. And/or create a new IP.

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#41 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

@Aegon said:

Another quote from the interview:

@TetsuyaNomura said:

That being said, with a series being around so long, there are a few items I have in mind so that a wider audience range can enjoy the experience.

A little late on the reply... but doesn't every game developer ever say that about every game they make... ever?

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#42 Posted by TheHT (14787 posts) -

Fine, whatever. Just get Versus XIII done.

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#43 Posted by _Zombie_ (1483 posts) -

I'd be cautiously optimistic. It's doubtful that I'd buy the game, though. KH isn't enough to make me buy a PS3.

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