Finally, a few worthwhile details on Square Enix’s other big game besides Final Fantasy 15.
Square Enix co-director Tai Yasue has revealed new detailed regarding the development of Kingdom Hearts 3 and whether fans can expect new and old characters in the game. “There are two teams but they are mixed, overlapping and I guess the programmers are split. There is one team for porting 1.5 and 2.5, and 3. So they are separated but the game design and artists are overlapping due to both,” he said in an interview with Nexxtup.
“During the initial stage for Kingdom Hearts 3, we had a lot of planning for game design, experimentation, research and development. [This way] it’s good and productive, artist and designers do both at once.” He also revealed that the story of the previous games will connect to Kingdom Hearts III. “Inside the HD version, everything is connected to Kingdom Hearts III, so we will have events that explains the backstory of the kingdoms so you get a full understanding. All of the content through 1.5 and 2.5 connect to the story of Kingdom Hearts 3.”
Players can expect a lot of character both old and new in the game. “Most definitely can you can expect that after all we want to conclude the saga in Kingdom Hearts 3 and there are lot of threads that haven’t been completed, for example Ventus and Terra in Birth By Sleep, what’s going to happen to them for example. There is going to be lot of stuff like that in Kingdom Hearts 3, so expect a lot of characters, old and new.”
Kingdom Hearts 3 has no launch window but will release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.