Square Enix is currently holding a private conference at E3 2013 known as "Square Enix: The Future". With the official announcement of Kingdom Hearts III yesterday, it is likely that Square Enix will reveal new information about the game at this conference. We will update this article regularly with any KH3-related information, photos or videos that appear.
Update: This event is now over. All Kingdom Hearts III information from the event is summarized immediately below. For more in-depth information, read on for the live updates.
- KH3 will be released on both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One
- A mature Sora will adventure with Mickey, Donald and Goofy
- New Disney worlds for the series will be included
- The KH series has sold over 19 million copies to date
- KH3 is being developed by the "Osaka team", the team responsible for Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Live Update 2: Yosuke Matsuda, President and CEO of Square Enix: "KH3 - very excited to work again with Disney, and making every effort to measure up to fan expectations." [Source: @RPGSite]
Live Update 3: Shinji Hashimoto, producer of the Kingdom Hearts series, is now on-stage to discuss Kingdom Hearts III. To begin, the Kingdom Hearts III announcement trailer from yesterday is being shown. Matsuda took the stage again, and said "Kingdom Hearts 3 is a game he's looking forward to as a fan, and he awaits further news with excitement."
Co-president of Disney Interactive, John Pleasants, has joined the stage with Matsuda. He is said to have "provided tremendous support for the KH3 announcement", and remarks that "He's thrilled to have everyone here. Everyone knows what KH is, he says." "Sales of more than 19 million copies. An Important franchise for Disney not just in games but for books, games, toys and consumer products."
"A mature Sora who will go off on new adventures with Mickey, Donald and Goofy. New Disney worlds for the series." "Expresses gratitude to Square Enix for their success, passion, energy and creativity. Disney couldn't be more excited." "KH3 will keep the tradition of the series, delivering world class story and gameplay to fans around the world." "Hashimoto back on stage once more. He's extremely happy KH3 is finally announced." [Source: @RPGSite]
Live Update 4: Lastly, Hashimoto announced that Kingdom Hearts III will be released on the Xbox One, as well as the PlayStation 4. All details regarding this are available here.
Live Update 5: Kingdom Hearts III is being developed by the "Osaka team", the team responsible for Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 3D-- NOT the team who developed Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, and are currently developing Final Fantasy XV (previously Final Fantasy Versus XIII).
Live Update 6: Arturo Molina has uploaded a much clearer image of the Kingdom Hearts poster, which you can see below.