Kingdom Hearts 3 marks the end of a 'trilogy,' but not the series

The story that started in the first Kingdom Hearts on PS2 in 2002 will be coming to something of an end, Nomura explained. "In Kingdom Hearts 3, the battles that the characters have been fighting for the past 10 years will come to a conclusion," he promised.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 represents the end of a trilogy. Well, it's technically not a trilogy because as series creator Testuya Nomura admits, "there have been so many spinoffs."

Still, the story that started in the first Kingdom Hearts on PS2 in 2002 will be coming to something of an end, Nomura explained. "In Kingdom Hearts 3, the battles that the characters have been fighting for the past 10 years will come to a conclusion," he promised.

Of course, while KH3 may end one arc, it's far from the end for one of Square Enix's best-selling franchises. Speaking to The Los Angeles Times, Nomura said that "the series will continue. Only the particular enemy they have been fighting the past 10 years will come to an end."

But with more than eight years separating Kingdom Hearts 2 and 3, it's not difficult to assume that flying cars will come out before Kingdom Hearts 4 does.

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    July 26, 2013 4:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Kingdom Hearts 3 marks the end of a 'trilogy,' but not the series.

    The story that started in the first Kingdom Hearts on PS2 in 2002 will be coming to something of an end, Nomura explained. "In Kingdom Hearts 3, the battles that the characters have been fighting for the past 10 years will come to a conclusion," he promised.

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      July 26, 2013 4:16 PM

      That was hardly a trilogy since many important plot-points happened in handheld games.

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        July 26, 2013 8:41 PM

        Weren't there like ten of them too?

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          July 26, 2013 10:30 PM

          There was Chain of Memories for the GBA/PS2, a series of games for Japanese cellphones that was consolidated into a DS game, another DS game, a PSP game, and a 3DS game.

          *checks wiki*
          Yep:
          (Re: )Chain of Memories GBA/PS2, (Re: )Coded for Cellular/NDS, 358/2 Days NDS, Birth by Sleep PSP, and Dream Drop Distance on the 3DS.

          So, five; that's not quite 10, but still quite a few.

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      July 28, 2013 9:32 AM

      I love Kingdom Hearts and have for the past ten years, but good god does it need to die.

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