And so we arrive in the modern day, eight full years after the release of Kingdom Hearts II. Sadly, it would appear as though Kingdom Hearts III is still on the backburner, but there's a minor glimmer of hope. Recently, Square hasn't been doing that well--it's posting huge losses, the Final Fantasy XIII brand isn't doing nearly as well as it had hoped, and CEO Yoichi Wada has officially stepped down.
Why is this good news? Well, for Kingdom Hearts fans, it puts Square in an interesting spot--one where it isn't going to be as quick to dismiss a sure hit like Kingdom Hearts III. The handheld games have always sold well, the console games were both huge hits, and in the face of record losses, there's a better chance than ever that the company might finally go full steam ahead with a game that's sure to make it eek closer to the black.