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Unlocking the Keyhole of Exclusivity: Kingdom Hearts 3

As we all know, Kingdom Hearts, an RPG series developed by Square Enix, has seen most of its titles debut on a Playstation system or handheld. Never has the Kingdom Hearts series turned to a non-Playstation device except for Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories on the Game Boy Advance, or a few select titles on cell phones. Square Enix has undoubtedly favored Sony’s Playstation brand over the other competitors since the Playstation’s first debut, giving it exclusivity with almost every Final Fantasy game.

However, a sudden change in development occurred when Final Fantasy XI was released on the Xbox 360 in April 2006. Many fans were upset with Square Enix going the Xbox route, but easily forgot about the disturbance when the next game in the series, Final Fantasy XII, released exclusively on the Playstation 2 later that year.

Final Fantasy XIII, officially unveiled at E3 2006, was planned for release on Playstation 3 only. The game excited veteran fans to the series for a few reasons, better graphics and a new system to play it on. Unfortunately for Playstation owners, Microsoft announced at E3 2008, two years after the initial debut, Microsoft announced that Final Fantasy would be headed for the Xbox 360.

As we get closer to E3 2009, the expected announcement of Kingdom Hearts 3 is almost upon us, will it be on Xbox 360? If the recent events continue down the road, we may indeed be seeing an Xbox 360 version.

But with all that said, what about a Wii version?

I highly doubt it.

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February 15, 2009 - Posted by | Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

45 Comments »

  1. Tetsuya Nomura is the major road bloack that stands in the way of that, and not even Wada’s greedy ass wants to rock his boat the wrong way. Would you want to be responsible for having one of your most talented devs that has handed you your biggest sellers leave because you wanted to move more units? SE is nowhere near what SSoft was and could have still been today. KH3 will see its day on the PS3 only, the Wii may get a spin off, but it’s not gonna happen for the 360

    Comment by Makidian | February 15, 2009

  2. that is not cool i am a huge kh fan and all i have is the PS2 and the Wii and i have bent waiting for this game ever since i beet the last one so i hope that there is a wii version or a PS2 version

    Sciesirly

    a devoted kh fan

    Comment by bob | February 20, 2009

  3. I doubt Kingdom Hearts 3 will come out for the Wii. It probably has a better chance at having a version for PS2 like all of those other big games that came out for the console before them such as the new Legend of Zelda game (Twilight Princess) came out for the Wii and the Gamecube.

    Comment by SkelanimalChick | March 1, 2009

  4. Ok, but when does KH 3 come?
    Does anyone of you know about that?

    Comment by luis | March 11, 2009

  5. @luis: No one knows currently about the release date, and we have not seen any previews or screens of the game. Look out for upcoming conferences though, as we may see an announcement at either GDC at the end of this month, or E3 in early June.

    Comment by shadowgunner9 | March 11, 2009

  6. wat is th gdc??????

    Comment by justin | March 13, 2009

  7. @justin: GDC is the Game Developers Conference held annually in San Francisco, California. It is being held on March 23rd through the 27th this year. Looking forward to some big announcements hopefully.

    Comment by shadowgunner9 | March 13, 2009

  8. I hope this issue is resolved
    as a version for ps2
    would be something suitable
    but in a wii
    would be a good idea?
    only they know
    the ps3
    should not be left without kingdom hearts

    Comment by Rxul | March 17, 2009

  9. I have been a KH fan for most of my life. When I heard that KH3 was only going to be on PS3, I went balistic…in the bad kind of way. I do not own a PS3 and I don’t think I ever will with the economy going the way it is going. I am a middle class citizen and I don’t have the money for another consul. I have a PS2 and a Wii. My heart will overflow w/ love for Square Enix to put KH3 on PS2. I have played many games on Wii that I think should be on PS2, and I think KH3 should be on a PS2. It is just that kind of game. I just think it would make a lot of sense if this game were put on PS2. I don’t care if the graphics won’t be as good. All I care about is playing my favorite game. I have been waiting for this game ever since I finished KH2. Please do the gamers of the US a favor a put it on PS2. PLEASE!!!!! 😦

    Comment by Sakura | March 24, 2009

  10. im sorry man but this game better be on the ps3 if its on the ps2 ill be pissed cuz mine broke and i dont feel like throwing away $100 for a single game. i too have been a kingdom hearts fan for most of my life its the best game series ever if they make them untill im 50 i’ll still be playing… trust me the ps3 is a great investment i have like 15 movies on it some games music this thing does everything

    Comment by king cam | March 25, 2009

  11. Well… I’d be really happy, you know…
    KH3 on Wii( I already have one…) it would be veeery great *-*

    Comment by Texx~ | April 15, 2009

  12. I agree with Rxul. We all know that the Xbox and PS3 are the big “gaming” systems. I think that Square Enix should stick with Sony and make KH3 for PS3 AND PS2. If any other system, make it for the Wii. Many of the Wii games are kiddish, with a few that aren’t such as MADWORLD and COD5. KH3 could be another more mature game for the Wii and be a big hit. They use Disney characters, which could also influence Wii players, especially younger ones, to buy the game.

    LIvin THe GOodLIfe

    Comment by thegoodlife3194 | April 30, 2009

  13. Okay all of you people need to settle down. If there even is news about KH3 it probably still won’t come out for another year. When this happens Enix will stick with Sony, and they will originally make it a PS3 exclusive. After about a month of this they will be selling the exact game for Wii because off the fact that the game is incorporated with Disney. After this there will be a 360 version because Microsoft are copycats, and as soon as you see a 360 version there will be a PS2 version that Sony probably made before the PS3 one. Think about it they have made us wait for around 2 years for KH3, and they know it, which is why there will be many versions because they no every fan will by the game that way!

    Comment by Max | May 1, 2009

  14. we all probably know that the next kingdom hearts game is coming out on psp because of all the trailers and stuff.
    Game: kingdom hearts birth by sleep
    Square enix will eventually make a ps3 game because they can make the game better and keep with the ages and money

    Comment by Nicholas | May 3, 2009

  15. yo yo yo yo yo !!!!!!!!!! you guys go to sleep KH3 should BE on PS3 last game was 4 ps2 now 09 upgrade to ps3 like allwayz wit the same graphics but better an same people from the last kh2
    ps3 PS3 PS3 PS3 PS3 PS3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YE DIGG NO WILL NAH PS3!!!!!!

    Comment by young 5 | May 27, 2009

  16. When KH3 will come out on PS3?: )

    Comment by Joliane | June 7, 2009

  17. @Joliane: Square Enix and Disney have not officially announced Kingdom Hearts 3 yet.

    Comment by shadowgunner9 | June 7, 2009

  18. I’d imagine that it won’t be announced for a while, as SE has their hands full with the entire FF XIII gamut, FF XIII Crystal Novalis or whatever, and they usually like to take their time with big franchises (note the five years it took them to make FF XII). In the meantime, we can look forward to 365/2 days and Birth by Sleep (which I’m sure they’ll translate eventually). As for the console? If they can get over some internal hurdles, I’d imagine it would follow the path of XIII and come out for the PS3 and the X360. A Wii version would be fantastic, but with the Wii unable to process as crisp graphics as the other two, it’s unlikely.
    Which brings me to the PS2 question. It takes quite a lot for a developer to make the same game for two consoles to extremely different capabilities. The Twilight Princess was a big task for Nintendo, which they only did because the Wii was recently launched and they were trying to boost sales of the game. With KH III coming in 2011 (yeah, 2011, not 2010…just don’t see it happening outside of Japan, at least) at the earliest, the PS2 will be 11 years old, and the PS3 will have sold more units, enough to be a viable option for a Kingdom Hearts 3 (just like FF XIII).
    So, if you’re still with me, sorry for the rambling. I’d love to be in a magical world where I could grab a new and amazing Kingdom Hearts every year, but it’s not going to happen. In the mean time, there are plenty of other great games to play.

    Comment by jlr3001 | June 8, 2009

  19. i can’t wait for kingdom hearts 3 ^_^ i really hope that it will come out for the wii and the ps2 at least since those are the systems that would be the best, but i hope that if they do make it on the wii it would have the motion euipped to it since that would make kingdom hearts 3 the best if it did came on the wii with realistic motion

    Comment by gamer0958 | June 20, 2009

  20. Listen you little childish fools listen and listen good when does kh3 come out,tell me the date and the year also kh3 should be for ps2 and ps3.!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Emo kid 9613 | June 24, 2009

  21. man this better be ture beacause I when to kingdom heart .com and this game was’nt on there it better be for ps3 Iam for real

    Comment by trell hayes | June 25, 2009

  22. okay as you can see those two images above….

    sadly to say

    are fake false hopes NOT REAL its like the last images of KH3 but sadly….

    no whoever made those pictures

    to you i say

    you fail

    good pictures

    but fuck you

    Comment by lol | July 10, 2009

  23. I think that it would be more smart if the game was released for the PS2………I mean, There are a lot more people with a Ps2 than a PS3, so maybe it would be more copies sold

    I know that the graffics would be a lot better, but…….

    Comment by mystic_treasure | July 24, 2009

  24. this is so stupid.screw the xbox 360.kingdom hearts 3 should really come out for ps3.

    Comment by zero x | July 26, 2009

  25. hey they are making it for wii. i read it on a nintendo official website. it comes out 2010 for north america, and december 2009 for other areas.

    Comment by Jack | August 1, 2009

  26. also the images above are not the real covers, but they are however ideas of what it might look like. so this game is coming out on wii and ps3.

    Comment by Jack | August 1, 2009

  27. Yo, that KH3 PS3 cover is soo fucking fake, there a 2 behind the title, who ever made it is fucking either a chink or a nigger, or just a fag

    Comment by Moses | August 3, 2009

  28. theres a II behind the title, that means its a fake kh3 cover, either your a chink or a nigger, or just a plane fag

    Comment by Moses | August 3, 2009

  29. i hope that it either comes out on p2 or wii as we now have both but im bumed about chain of memories as we realy want it her as weel but concidering the privuos 2 games r on p2 it would b mutch smarter 2 put the new game out on playstation 2 as weel.

    Comment by karen lilley | August 3, 2009

  30. Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! I have the ps2 and wii, like many others on this list, and me and my brother are vair vair exctiteed now that we’ve looked on the nintendo website and know tht Kingdom Hearts 3 is coming for the Wiiiii!!! (^^)

    Comment by Rosalina | August 17, 2009

  31. But wouldn’t it make more sence to make it for ps2? I mean thats where they made all the mony for kh and kh2. So the people who want the game will be the people who have a ps2. For the graphics sake it would make sence to put it on ps3. Still it should be on ps2. If you guy know the story, play kh and kh2, you should have a ps2. If it were for wii your arms would be so sore from swinging your arm fo defeat a boss. Do you see what I’m saying?

    Comment by George | August 21, 2009

  32. yo i been a kh fan for all my life too but i have only a ps2 and a wii so i hope it comes out one aleast one of them i dont want to buy a ps3 cuz i cant im broke lol plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz come out on ps2 or wii!!!!!!

    Comment by ramnex | October 14, 2009

  33. i think its on wiior ps2, most people in the world have wii and ps2.

    Comment by rr | October 15, 2009

  34. man we cant have kingdom hearts on the x-box 360
    playstion made this game to look good plus the x-box
    took metal gear solid to so lets not let them
    take kingdom hearts.

    Comment by michael y | December 8, 2009

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    Comment by Dolby Digital III, Square Enix, and Mushu Manga INC. | January 1, 2010

  36. it better come out on ps2 or I will be mad, I WILL not buy a ps3 at its price, a wii version would be cool but i have to share the wii so disney and square do use a favor and make it ps2 at least, it would also be cool for multipul stations so every one can get it, but the havent done that yet with any kh games so who knows it might be the first but it must come out for ps2!!!

    Comment by sora | March 13, 2010

  37. It could be PS2 or PS3, I can play both 😉

    Comment by Nick | April 4, 2010

  38. they should bring it out for xbox360 and wii because xbox360 has better graphics than ps3. everybody must agree with that and. wii is a game console on wich you have to move yourself, so than everbody is happy? i just hate ps3…. if this game is not going to come out on xbox360 im going to break my ps2 in 2 -.-…

    Comment by michael | May 4, 2010

  39. 360 is the sucks

    Comment by Kendrick | June 28, 2010

  40. i am an italian girl and i would like playing kh3 on my PS2, and my friends too…please do this for italian fans!!!

    Comment by kairi | July 3, 2010

  41. I don’t know when this was written, but this statement is BULLSHIT!

    Never has the Kingdom Hearts series turned to a non-Playstation device except for Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories on the Game Boy Advance, or a few select titles on cell phones.

    What about 358/2 Days??? Re: Coded??? 3DS!?!?!?

    Comment by Justin | April 3, 2011

  42. guys just look it up from a good faming website there will be a 3rd one in 2012 or 2013 and so far they are making it for the ps3 and wii and they might make it for the 360 but dont get ur hopes for it being on there it will be called kingdom hearts 3 not keyblade wars i cant belive u guys fell for a stpuid name like tht but right now they are working on a kingdom hearts fame for the 3DS and after tht they wil sltart working on KH3 all ik is it wil lbe about them getting trained aobut how to controll there keyblades adn it will end the saga and maybe start a new saga or a new generation or something

    Comment by ur mom | April 5, 2011

  43. Well Guess What It’s 2012 And It Still Hasnt Came Out Yet Its Comin But Man They Take To Long…

    Comment by PervySage | January 16, 2012

  44. If you could email me with a few tips about how you made this blog look this cool , Id appreciate it!

    Comment by here | June 4, 2012

  45. There has been rumours going round about kh3 & from what I heard it seems that it would come out in Japan in 2015 & the uk 2016. I’m guessing USA & other countries would follow but I am unsure about what platform it would be on but I would think it might be ps3 & Xbox 360 or maybe a newer console. Also from what I heard ( trying not to have spoliers for anyone who hasn’t played BBS & DDD) it seems to be the end of the Xehanort saga & the birth of a new saga. I’m guessing that Ventus, Aqua & Terra are going to be saved. Lastly if anyone has tried to see a trailer of kh3 & it came up with BBS (I know I have) it’s because supposedly the start of kh3 is at the keyblade graveyard. I’m guessing its some kind of prologue or something. Hoped this helped! 😛 !

    Comment by GlowNerd | January 21, 2013


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