Since its announcement at E3 2013, Kingdom Hearts III has been the subject of mass speculation. In a recent interview with Series Director Tetsuya Nomura at Japan Expo, KHDestiny sat down to discuss the development of the game thus far. In the conversation, Nomura says that Kingdom Hearts III follows the series’ protagonist, Sora, who must go on an adventure to find the “key” without knowing exactly what or where it is.
This is the first home console Kingdom Hearts title developed by the studio who has been working on the portable entries in the franchise for years. Nomura notes that this is a new experience for this group, and it will take time to develop and polish Kingdom Hearts III until it becomes the game the team envisions.
With all of the additional features available on next-gen consoles, Nomura was asked if he thought of implementing elements such as voice recognition, motion detection, or the use of touch into this game. He responded that voice control could be an interesting addition to the game, and went on to describe its potential uses:
“We would like to incorporate these features in KINGDOM HEARTS III The one that we find most interesting is the voice recognition. I think it would be great to be able to control Donald and Goofy through voice command to tell them what to do. Wouldn’t that be nice?” --Tetsuya Nomura
Kingdom Hearts III will be making its way to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One down the road, but a release date has yet to be announced. You can read the full interview, translated by KHInsider, here!