Squeenix big cheese Tetsuya Nomura says he has ideas for the third true Kingdom Hearts game, but he’s not ready to really think about them just yet.
Fans of the crazy Final-Fantasy-meets-Disney crossover series Kingdom Hearts have more than a few upcoming games to look forward to, as long as you’ve got a handheld platform: 358/2 Days – winning a reward for “most nonsensical game title of 2009 so far” in my book – on the DS, the PSP’s Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, and Kingdom Hearts: Coded on the quintessential Japanese gaming platform, the mobile phone.
However, what about the next proper console installment in the series? Nomura has plans for Kingdom Hearts III, but they’re in the back of his mind for now as he works on Birth by Sleep and Final Fantasy versus XIII. “(S)ince Birth by Sleep isn’t even out yet, I don’t have to think about it until awhile from now,” Nomura told Ultimania.
“Even though I’m currently busy with Final Fantasy versus XIII, I’m also thinking that it’s almost time to start thinking about it seriously,” adds Nomura, with a caveat: “Though it’s entirely possible that the next game in the series won’t be KH3.”
He must still be trying to figure out how many belts to put the characters in this time around.