The last Kingdom Hearts to be released on a home console was Kingdom Hearts 2 for the PlayStation 2 way back in 2005. The latest instalment in the series, Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance is being released for the Nintendo 3DS.
But game director Tetsuya Nomura has hinted at a return to consoles for the beloved franchise in an interview for the June issue of Game Informer.
“We have been invited to make games on different new platforms, and every time we have created titles making sure that they are highly compatible with the platform. The PS Vita is definitely a powerful device that is very interesting, but because of it’s high power, there isn’t much of a difference with a console. So even if we were to make a game, we would have to be very careful about how to create it for that device.” said Nomura when asked about the PS Vita.
“I also feel that it’s about time that Kingdom Hearts should go back to being on a console.” he continued.
He also mentioned that he was looking into making HD versions of past Kingdom Hearts games. “I do have an interest in HD versions, and I’m currently researching them. If it is possible, I would like to do something about the series being spread over so many different consoles, too. I am thinking a lot about the future.” he said.
He didn’t disclose any more information and only said that players should finish Dream Drop Distance so that they might find a hint at the end.