*Spoiler Warning* To discuss the future of the series we’ll be talking about some major late-game plot points in Kingdom Hearts 3. It goes without saying that if you haven’t finished the game and are looking to avoid knowing the story, you should turn away now. We’ll also be discussing the Epilogue and Secret Ending of the game.
Theories About Where Kingdom Hearts Goes Next
Dream Drop Distance 2.0
The strange scene shows Sora waking up in a version of none other than Tokyo, Japan. He walks into Shibuya Scramble with the iconic 109 building straight ahead, however, it’s important to note that the building says 104.
This means that this version of Tokyo is most likely the one we saw in The World Ends With You (TWEWY), Square Enix’s cult classic JRPG directed by Tetsuya Nomura, the man behind Kingdom Hearts.
We also see Riku waking up in a similar cityscape area, with Yozora, the main character of Verum Rex, watching over him.
Considering the movie focuses on Riku and Sora both waking up in a strange world, it seems strikingly similar to Dream Drop Distance. This connection is made even more convincing by the fact that TWEWY characters were in Dream Drop Distance.
At the end of Traverse Town Neku even tells Sora “See you in Shibuya,” which seems like it could actually be coming true now.
Of course, we don’t know the context of why Sora and Riku are there, but looking at the end of Kingdom Hearts 3, with Sora disappearing, it’s possible that Sora is trapped in Shibuya, and Riku journeys to try and save his friend.
Historically, the secret ending of Kingdom Hearts games have been conceptual teasers for what’s next, with the ending of Kingdom Hearts showing the battle between Roxas and Riku in KH2, and the ending of KH2 showing the final battle of Birth By Sleep.
Considering all of this together, it definitely seems likely that we’ll be seeing some kind of continuation or spiritual successor to Dream Drop Distance. Whether that’s a brand new title, or some form of DLC, we’ll have to wait and see.