Square Enix director cryptically teases 3DS Kingdom Hearts

We're starting to get some details about Square Enix's first announced title for the 3DS, but just like most of Square Enix's games, those details provide more questions than answers.

In an interview with Japanese website Dengeki Online (translated through Google Translate), the director of the tentatively-titled Kingdom Hearts 3D, Tetsuya Nomura, provided some candor about what to expect in the upcoming portable title. The game will revolve around the two perennial main characters Sora and Riku, who will have to work together this time to solve puzzles and save the world...or whatever crazy fantasy storyline happens to be thrown in.

Above: Best buds Sora and Riku are back, journeying into the world of 3D together 

When asked about the 3D aspect of the game, Nomura said he "can’t answer questions about [that] yet," though he did go on to say something about using the new display technology to present images of "falling" and being "alive." Granted, some stuff is bound to get lost in translation, but we're guessing that even in his native tongue Nomura was trying to be mysterious with his descriptions.

The game was further described as having a central theme of "trust," and Nomura said his goal is to create an experience that people can "touch." Again, we're cherry picking words here, but there's no doubt something intriguing is being cooked up with this entry to the Kingdom Hearts series.

The interview also appeared to reveal that Kingdom Hearts 3D will be available in Japan on July 10, 2011, so sit tight everyone. It's going to be a long wait, but once it arrives, Nomura says you’d better be ready to experience "mystery beyond all expectations."

You can read the full translated interview for yourself here. For the original Japanese version, click here. Or for Haitian Creole, klike la a 

Aug 3, 2010

E3 2010: Kingdom Hearts 3D - Sora's young again
Details from the game’s introduction at E3


7 things the new Kingdom Hearts needs to be great again
No shady organisation, no Roxas, no Namine. Keep it simple and clean


E3 2010: Is the 3DS' potential launch line-up the best in history?
We look at ten possible must-have day one buys


  • GameManiac - August 6, 2010 4:10 p.m.

    Ah, classic Square Enix. There always leaving us with more questions than answers. Cant wait for Kingdom Hearts 3D, as well as Re:Coded.
  • TalkradarLikesAreApe - August 4, 2010 6:17 a.m.

    KH3 PLEASE! although I am interested to see how many random games they can make until 3 actually comes out so we'll see
  • Hotdiddykong - August 3, 2010 11:57 p.m.

    A fully graphiced kingdom hearts on a handheld, this is gonna be worth the wait!
  • Ban - August 3, 2010 11:37 p.m.

    @flare149 ditto
  • Cyberninja - August 3, 2010 10:58 p.m.

    but flare149 this is kingdom hearts 3 just with some extra d on the end for some reason
  • flare149 - August 3, 2010 10:55 p.m.

    I would appreciate it if they would stop making portable games and freaking make Kingdom Hearts 3 already. I get that they get sales, but c'mon! Enough is enough!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - August 3, 2010 10:46 p.m.

    Ummm... what?
  • V13Dragongal - August 3, 2010 10:40 p.m.

    Sounds like a great game.

Showing 1-8 of 8 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000