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So, as you may have heard, Kingdom Hearts fans were treated to an unusual piece of news after the LinkedIn profile of a previous Square Enix employee accidentally leaked information on what he himself was doing during his time in the company. He stated that he worked on various aspects of Kingdom Hearts 3's design, including the Gummi ship sections, map design, world design, dialogue planning, multiplayer planning and even translating for Disney and Pixar Studios!

But even though we now seem to know that Kingdom Hearts 3 will have Pixar Movies featured in it, there was one piece of information on the list that confused us all; Kingdom Hearts 2.9...WHAT?! Why does it feel like everything leading up to KH3 is a big Terms of Use agreement. Kingdom Hearts 2.9?!? Really? Well, aside from its ridiculous name, we know nothing about what this title could be!

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Kingdom Hearts 3

Kingdom Hearts 2.9 - What Could it Be?

So what are the options that are left for us? Is Kingdom Hearts 2.9 a small adventure for us to engage with before we hop into Kingdom Hearts 3 on XBOX One and PS4? Or is it yet another collection in the same vein as Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 and 2.5 Remixes. See? All these titles are nonsense (though the series has always had this issue - Birth By Sleep, Dream Drop Distance...) but what it could mean is that all of the titles that have been exempt from these collections can now join the PS3 family - you especially DDD. OR it could be an amalgamation of the two HD remixes now in one place and purchasable on the PS4. We have been wondering whether the PS4 would be getting these collections prior to the release date of Kingdom Hearts 3. And speaking of that, will it be affected?

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Kingdom Hearts 3

Does This Mean That Kingdom Hearts 3 is Not Getting A 2016 Release Date?

We've already been informed that a Kingdom Hearts titles is coming in 2016. But now with the news of Kingdom Hearts 2.9, does this mean that the release date Square Enix mentioned is not for Kingdom Hearts 3? It seems very unlikely that a game called Kingdom Hearts 2.9 would be released after Kingdom Hearts 3...but you never know with this series. Its taken enough strange turns to warrant any kind of strange behaviour.

In a recent interview, Tetsuya Nomura made it very clear that Kingdom Hearts 3 is still very far from complete, a release date is nowhere in sight. So if Final Fantasy 15 is getting its release date announcement in March of 2016, does this mean that Final Fantasy has next year, with Kingdom Hearts taking 2017? Let us know what you think of 2.9 and the next KH release date in the comments below!


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