The Kingdom Hearts series
Kingdom Hearts is an awesome series. The main ones (KH1 and KH2) made it’s debut on Sony’s PS2, featuring Sora fighting against the darkness with the help of two very special characters: Disney’s Donald Duck and Goofy.
In the adventure you’ll visit many beautiful and mysterious Disney based worlds, like Bastion Hollow, Atlantis, Jack Skeleton’s world, and many others -populated (of course) by Disney characters, but also by characters from the Final Fantasy series, like Cid, Tidus, Cloud, Tifa, Sephiroth… there are even Moguris in the game!
The game is an Action-RPG where you fight “mashing” the attack button, using all kinds of spells, items and even summons. You will improve your gear as you advance through the game and if you are really “hardcore” you can even try fighting Sephiroth, who will instantly kill you unless you have really good gear or are very skilled.
Kingdom Hearts 3 for Wii
So when rumours hinted at the possibility that there would finally be a Kingdom hearts for Wii, everybody went crazy. At first it was the EGM magazine who made an April’s Fool Joke article saying that a new title called “Mushroom Kingdom hearts” would make its debut in the Wii, featuring the usual Disney and Final Fantasy characters but with also with the presence of Mario! It was quite clear that this was a fake, but it still gave hope to the millions of fans who were waiting for the sequel.
Then Nintendo Power announced that “a secret RPG is coming to the Wii!". This new RPG was revealed to be indeed a new Kingdom Hearts 3 for Wii, with the following features:
- Kingdom Hearts 3 will be a Wii exclusive, developed and published by Square-Enix.
- Tetsuya Nomura is the game director.
- Yoko Shimomura is the game’s music composer.
- It will be a direct sequel to KH2, but it will also reveal interesting things about the game Chains of Memories.
- Sora will be again the main character, together with a new mysterious girl.
- Combat system vastly improved, every attack looks “sick” and uses Wii-Remote in a very intuitive way .
- Best looking Wii game, the animations look incredible and the art direction is a little less “kiddie”.
Unfortunately, this was yet another April Fools joke, this time from Nintendo Power!
It has finally been almost confirmed that Kingdom Hearts 3 will only appear on the PS3 and possibly on the Xbox 360, but a recent interview with Tetsuya Nomura (from Square Enix) hinted at the possibility that another title is coming before Kingdom Hearts 3.
Rumors strongly point at a exclusive Wii release, with graphics that would push the Wii capabilities to the max and a “Zelda Skyward Sword” control scheme.
Could this true? Theres no way to know, but Nintendo’s console seems the perfect choice for another KH: motion controls (to control the Keyblade and the magic spells…) and a more casual crowd who would love to visit Disney’s marvelous universes.
So, what do you think? Will there be a Kingdom Hearts 3 for Wii (or its equivalent)? Please share your opinion in the comments section below!