Director of Kingdom Hearts 3 Testsuya Nomura has said to IGN at the D23 Expo that a Nintendo Switch version may very well be possible in the future. While he reiterated that he wants to fulfill the promise of the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One versions before he shifts focus to other platforms, this should at least leave a glimmer of hope for all of us Switch owners. The full quote is as follows;
“The Nintendo Switch is definitely a very interesting piece of hardware, but if we lightly say, ‘Oh yeah, we’ll be on the Nintendo Switch,’ I’m sure people will come back and say, ‘But what about the PS4 and Xbox One? We want them out first. Don’t focus on other platforms,’” Nomura told IGN. “So for now, we want to focus on what platforms we’ve already announced we’re going to be releasing Kingdom Hearts 3 on. And so after, perhaps, maybe we can start thinking about other possibilities.”
This wouldn’t be the first time a Kingdom Hearts title found its way to a Nintendo console as the franchise has been around on the platform since 2004 with Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories on the Gameboy Advance and most recently in 2012 with Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.
In addition to this news, it was also revealed that Kingdom Hearts III will release in 2018 and that one of the new worlds we will visit is none other than Toy Story.