"We were actually developing Kingdom Hearts III and 2.5 at the same time, and it's very difficult. There was a point where we wanted to switch our resources to Kingdom Hearts III and get that moving faster," Yasue said.
"We've been working full throttle on Kingdom Hearts III. It's moving along. We structured our team in a way that development of 2.5 doesn't impede Kingdom Hearts III. I'm actually every excited about Kingdom Hearts III." So are we Yasue, so are we.
There was no new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III during the E3 conference earlier this year, which left some fans disappointed.
"I understand that, but this year it was the year of 2.5 for us," explained Yasue. "When we were first planning out Kingdom Hearts III, we wanted 1.5 and 2.5 out in a timely fashion, so everyone would really get an understanding of the story. And so we really wanted to push 2.5. Making teasers and trailers really does require a lot of work, and we just wanted to get the development moving along quickly on Kingdom Hearts III, so this year we really focused on 2.5."
Preorder Kingdom Hearts III: Buy Kingdom Hearts III
You can now preorder Kingdom Hearts III at Amazon - but you'll still be waiting a while to get playing. According to the US version of Amazon Kingdom Hearts III will be released on 31 December 2015.
Kingdom Hearts III UK price: How much will Kingdom Hearts III cost?
Amazon is charging £44 for Kingdom Hearts III pre-orders. You will not pay more than this, but if the price drops prior to the initial release you will pay the lower amount.
Kingdom Hearts 3: New worlds
As soon as word of Kingdom Hearts 3 got out, speculation erupted over what new worlds we'd see in the game. Throughout the Kingdom Hearts series, we've been transported to Disney worlds including Hercules' Olympus Colosseum, Aladdin's Agrabah, Pirates of the Caribbean's Port Royal and The Lion King's Pride Lands.
It's particularly exciting because, since the release of Kingdom Hearts II, Disney has been rather busy releasing awesome new films and acquiring new companies like Marvel and Lucasfilm.
When asked whether, in addition to the new worlds we're bound to be treated to in Kingdom Hearts III, we'll see a reappearance of some of the original ones, Yasue said: "It's going to be a mix. Whenever we come up with worlds for Kingdom Hearts, we want to have them be varied. You don't want the same type of world, so we will have different categories. That will make it feel fresh, like you're having an adventure."
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