Good news everyone – it appears that Sora wont be hanging up his keyblade anytime soon. According to a statement made by the franchise’s creator, Kingdom Hearts III will not be the final games in the series.
When the LA Times questioned Tetsuya Nomura about weather he thought Kingdom Hearts was a trilogy, Nomura said no due to the fact that numerous spin-off titles had been releases such as 358/2 days, Coded, and Dream Drop Distance, as well as planned future installments for the series.
“There was never a plan,” he said. “As a core game, this is finally the third, and 10 years have passed. I couldn’t call this a trilogy. There have been so many spin-offs. 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.”
The particular enemy they are referring to is Xehanort, who Sora and his friends have thwarted in every game. it appears that Kingdom Hearts III will be their final battle.
Kingdom Hearts III is now in development and will be available on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime in the future. Check out the reveal trailer below: