If you were in Japan and picked up a copy of Kingdom Hearts Memorial Ultimania (a guide to the entire KH series), you would have seen an interesting message from Tetsuya Nomura included in the package. Nomura is the director of Kingdom Hearts 3, and was the former director of Final Fantasy XV, before the game’s change in direction.
Below is the translation of Nomura’s message, courtesy of Sqex.
Message from Tetsuya Nomura
If I had to pick, I am a person more on the dark side like Xehanort and co., I harness the burning anger in my heart into what I create. Kingdom Hearts III’s current development explodes very much in this sense. Each time, it’s a battle with Sora and co. who are the exact opposite of myself, it’s been over 10 years and yet we haven’t reached a conclusion.
This battle will surely last longer.
In Kingdom Hearts III as well, I am scheming many challenges that Sora and his friends must overcome, because I myself cannot lose either. And in preparation for the great battle that lies ahead, we have this one book that looks back on their entire journey.
When I think about it, I had an explosive mindset when I made the first Kingdom Hearts as well.
Thus when I look back at all the material, I feel that fever again. Fans who will continue the journey so far alongside Sora and his friends will also recall their own feverish enthusiasm. With that passion, we will not lose to darkness, and Sora’s journey will continue onwards.
The journey still continues, but I would be overjoyed if you stuck with us until the very end.
The letter is full of fiery passion and commitment, something nice (if not slightly scary) to know lies within the project’s lead. The forward-looking tone of his words almost imply more content beyond Kingdom Hearts 3, but of course, we can only wait and see.