'Kingdom Hearts 3' News Update & Release Date: World Expansion Delaying 'KH3', Director Nomura Talks Game Development [Rumors]

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Feb 15, 2016 05:02 AM EST

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: Game producer Shinji Hashimoto introduces 'Kingdom Hearts Unchained' during the Square Enix press conference at the JW Marriott on June 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Square Enix conference is held in conjunction with the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) which focuses on gaming systems and interactive entertainment, featuring introductions to new products and technologies. (Photo : Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

There is no doubt that many are waiting for the arrival of "Kingdom Hearts 3." Unfortunately, up to now, the release date of the anticipated game remains unannounced. For gamers who want to learn more about the game, director Tetsuya Nomura has finally revealed juicy details about the upcoming title.

In a recent report from Design&Trend, Square Enix, the development team behind the popular series, revealed that they are focusing on the new worlds in the game.

"We are prioritizing the creation of new worlds in 'Kingdom Hearts 3,' and we would have to consider the reveal timing of those worlds, making sure that we discuss with Disney," said the report. "That opening scene is very versatile since it doesn't involve those new worlds, plus it's a great asset to use as a prologue to build up excitement towards 'Kingdom Hearts 3'."

Nomura also confirmed that "Kingdom Hearts 3" will feature "mostly new" worlds and this is their focus. GameInformer reported that among the new locations in the upcoming title are "Big Hero 6," "Tangled," "Hercules," "Twilight Town" and "Mysterious Tower."

Aside from the new worlds in "Kingdom Hearts 3," Nomura also clarified the gameplay. Per GameRant, it seems that "KH3" will feature combats that are similar to that of the mainline games and not of the mobile spin-offs.

Nomura also teases that players will have access to basic commands like "Attack," "Magic" and the two main pillars of "Kingdom Hearts" combat.

Sora will also have access to new platforming abilities like wall running and wall jumping, which is featured in the "Kingdom Hearts" E3 trailer. However, at this point, it is not sure how much control the player has over Sora's movements. However, Sora appears to be a lot more agile.

Nomura also confirmed prior suspicions about the conclusion of Xenahort's story. However, he noted that, while Xenahort's story end, the franchise will not. The game director hinted that there are more roads to explore in "Kingdom Hearts 3" and ending things at this point is not the right thing to do.

Latinos Health previously reported that the "Kingdom Hearts" series would go beyond "KH3." Nomura hinted that the game will continue as long as he can create new gameplay for it and added that the game will not be as enjoyable as it without his creativity and Disney's effort altogether.

"'This should be something that can't be accomplished by just Disney'," Nomura said. "It has to be something uniquely Kingdom Hearts. So it's a matter of how long can I keep creating for Kingdom Hearts! I don't know if the fans would enjoy it as much if it was just Disney if it wasn't a combination of Disney and my own creativity."

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