Tetsuya Nomura On Kingdom Hearts 3S

One new Kingdom Hearts game, KH 358/2 Days, has been released in Japan. Two more Square-Enix-meets-Disney mash-ups are forthcoming: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep for the PSP and Kingdom Hearts: Coded for cell phones.

But where is the one everyone is waiting for, Kingdom Hearts 3?

Kingdom Hearts designer Tetsuya Nomura says he already has ideas for the next installment. "But since Birth by Sleep isn't even out yet, I don't have to think about it until awhile from now," says Nomura.

According to Nomura, people have recently been asking him what he is planning for KH3. "KH3. Even though I'm currently busy with Final Fantasy versus XIII, I'm also thinking that it's almost time to start thinking about it seriously," he adds. "Though it's entirely possible that the next game in the series won't be KH3."

When pressed about the still-undevelopment-future KH title, he's tight lipped, but does say it will be more "official" than a KH side story. "I actually told the producer this recently, and he said "...what?" It's the mystery KH," Nomura says, laughing. "Of course, I am also thinking about KH3." Of course!

Ultimania Interview [Kingdom Hearts Insider via HEARTSTATION via GoNintendo]