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Don't Expect a Kingdom Hearts III release this year


At a recent investors meeting, Square Enix used the above image. As you can see, Kingdom Hearts III and the Final Fantasy VII remake are in the fiscal year 2018 category, and do not have a release date. 

This is something that was pretty obviously expected, but it doesn't make me any less sad.

Lgndary Thoughts - The Top Five Worlds I Want In Kingdom Hearts III


Kingdom Hearts III has been officially announced by Square Enix, but that doesn't mean we are getting it anytime soon. And because this is Square Enix we're talking about, it could be some time before we actually get our hands on the game. To help with the wait, I have compiled a list of the top five worlds I would personally like to see in Kingdom Hearts III, and why I think they should be included. Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!

#5 - Lilo and Stitch 

I know Lilo and Stitch have actually been featured in Kingdom Hearts before, well... minus the Lilo part. Birth by Sleep did have a Deep Space world, but I think it’s finally time we make our way to Hawaii. Having said that, I do recognize that it might be difficult to implement Hawaii. Since it is a real place that people can visit today, it could be hard to make it interesting for players. But  the characters of Lilo and Stitch are great, and the Deep Space world did not do the movie justice.


#4 - The Emperors New Groove.

To be honest, I'm actually kind of surprised this hasn't been in Kingdom Hearts yet. The Emperors New Groove is one of the funniest Disney movies out there, and the world is a perfect fit. There are different types of settings that could be visited, like the city or the jungle. And best of all, Square could include animal transformation elements. Sora and the gang are already known to turn into animals in other worlds, and that could be taken to the next level with The Emperors New Groove. 


#3 - Pocahontas.

Pocahontas is actually my second favorite Disney movie, and I’m shocked that it hasn't made an appearance in Kingdom Hearts either. Well, that isn't entirely true. The movie does deal with some pretty sensitive themes, and I can see how it would be difficult to implement those into a light-hearted game like Kingdom Hearts. But I still believe it could be done. Maybe the Native Americans and Englishmen can unite against the heartless, that would send a good message. Right?


#2 - Treasure Planet

First off, shame on you America! $38 million at the box office? Treasure Planet is a masterpiece, and it didn't deserve what it got!

And Treasure Planet being a masterpiece is a big reason why it should be a featured world in Kingdom Hearts III. The world and lore are also perfect for Kingdom Hearts. All of the characters are unique, and unlike anything seen in the series so far, such as aliens and robots. Plus, could you image Sora solar surfing? It would be so awesome! How could they not do it?!


#1 - Mary Poppins

Speaking of unique worlds, Mary Poppins would be an excellent one to feature in Kingdom Hearts. And just to be clear, Kingdom Hearts II did have a Pirates of the Caribbean world. So live action films are not off limits. Mary Poppins would work a lot better since a significant portion of the film takes place in a cartoon. They might encounter some issues due to the fact that there isn't really a villain in Mary Poppins, but that hasn't stopped Square Enix before!


Bonus! Bedknobs and Broomsticks

I didn’t include this in the main list because the concept behind it would be similar to Mary Poppins. But I actually like Bedknobs and Broomsticks more, and think it would be a really great, and creative addition to Kingdom Hearts. There are challenges of course, mainly that the film takes place during war time, but there are plenty of reasons to give it a shot. Traveling to different worlds with Miss Price, fighting alongside magicked suits of armor, it would be great! And as a bonus, it wouldn't be any trouble at all getting Angela Lansbury to provide the voice of Miss Price, as they already have her to voice Mrs. Potts!

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Square Enix never released a Kingdom Hearts game for the PS3, and that means the series will be taking a much larger technological leap than any previous game ever has. Due to this, I believe there are so many more possibilities to what players should be able to do in different worlds, and I certainly hope that Square takes advantage of that and pushes for more creative and unexpected destinations for Sora and his friends. 

Now it's your turn! Be sure to visit the comments below and tell me what five worlds you'd like to see in Kingdom Hearts III the most!

Timing for new Kingdom Hearts III info not certain


It doesn't look like we'll be getting any new Kingdom Hearts III details for awhile. In an interview this week with Famitsu, Director Nomura explained that he is not sure when any new information will be made available. 

On the upside, they did have a character popularity contest! You can read the results of that contest below.

Male characters:

  1. Sora
  2. Roxas
  3. Axel
  4. Riku
  5. Terra
  6. Ventus
  7. Vanitas
  8. Demix
  9. Zexion
  10. Xemnas
  11. Mickey Mouse
  12. Cloud

Female Characters:

  1. Aqua
  2. Xion
  3. Kairi
  4. Naminé
  5. Laxerne
  6. Olette
  7. Tifa
  8. Maleficent

New Kingdom Hearts III Screenshot

Looking Good!


Nomura comments on Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts III development


In an interview with Famitsu, Kingdom Hearts creator Tetsuya Nomura commented on the development of Kingdom Hearts III and the Final Fantasy VII remake. You can read what he had to say below:

What’s the state of Kingdom Hearts III‘s development?

“While I can’t make a sweeping statement because the development process is different from what we’ve done so far, there are still worlds untouched. Production is progressing on unannounced worlds, in a state that we cannot show them off. In terms of the state of development, there is still some way to go.”

What’s the state of Final Fantasy VII Remake‘s development?

“We’re steadily progressing on production. While we are making them, I apologize that the wait will be be a bit longer for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake. I am very sorry, but to that degree I will make a game that will meet your expectations.

“Last year, I didn’t put out much information on either title, but this year I want to show our progress at an event somewhere. The release of the titles themselves have still have a way to go. But there are many titles releasing this year, if you can wait for any ‘surprises.'”


Utada Hikaru working on Kingdom Hearts III theme

Confirmed by her manager


Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary PS4 Model Announced for Japan


A Kingdom Hearts PS4 is heading to Japan early next year. The 15th anniversary model is expected to launch alongside the game on January 12th. The 500GB model will sell for 33,980 yen, and the 1TB model for 38,980. 

A theme, which can be seen below, will also be included in the bundle.