This weekend at D23, Kingdom Hearts 3 debuted a new trailer showcasing the new Toy Story themed world while announcing finally that the game would be out sometime in 2018. In an interview with IGN, Kingdom Hearts 3 director Testsuya Nomura said that there was a possibility to see KH3 on the Nintendo Switch.But only once any existing versions of the game were already finished and out for PS4 and Xbox One. The excerpt is below.
“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 is an interesting development considering the graphical capabilities of the Nintendo Switch. The new trailer for Kingdom Heart 3 shows what seems to be a very technically impressive title that’s going to look amazing upon release. So far, there haven’t been any titles for the Switch that are as graphically intensive as what Kingdom Hearts 3 looks to be, which leads to the question of how much of the game might have to be dialed back to run properly on the Switch.
This is not to say that the Switch can’t run games that look very pretty, like Zelda Breath of the Wild. But a port of a title optimized for the PS4 and Xbox One is something else entirely. That being said though, I would think that porting the most recent Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 HD Remix to the Switch would be awesome since honestly playing games on the Switch is just a joy and I wouldn’t mind being able to take the first two Kingdom Hearts with me on the go.
Either way, it looks like we’ll finally (hopefully) get Kingdom Hearts 3 in 2018 and if it comes out as good as it looks so far, it’s going to be phenomenal. What do you guys think about Kingdom hearts on the Switch? Let us know in the comments below!