Tetsuya Nomura discusses “Kingdom Hearts 3” DLC and the series’ future

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Tetsuya Nomura says there will be free and paid DLC for Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts 3, and that the series' future is "still up in the air".

Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts 3 is a good game despite having some problems the community refuses to admit, and its quality largely stems from its stunning collection of Disney worlds. With an unused Critical Mode having previously been leaked, Kingdom Hearts 3’s director Tetsuya Nomura has finally confirmed that paid and free DLC is currently in development, while also briefly discussing the series’ impending future.

In an interview with Dengeki Online (translated by Gematsu) Nomura confirmed that Critical Mode will be released through an “update at a later date”, and that he wants to “add all additional elements through downloadable content” rather than Final Mix versions. Square Enix “will offer free downloadable content from what can be done through additional updates”, as well as provide “paid downloadable content to release several elements together as a batch.”

Nomura also teased that the DLC will involve Xian to explain how she was revived, and that while there has been “various discussions” about the series’ future, anything beyond Kingdom Hearts 3 is currently “still up in the air.” However, with the game's sales being "very good" and beyond Nomura's expectations, it's more than likely there will be more instalments in the future. 

In other Kingdom Hearts 3 news, the series’ VR Experience is now available to download on PlayStation 4.

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