Kingdom Hearts 3 Will Have a Story Summary to Help You Non-Xehanort Heads Out There

Kingdom Hearts 3 Will Have a Story Summary to Help You Non-Xehanort Heads Out There

"Garwsh, Sora! This summary is three hours long!"

Though you'd expect a game about Goofy and Donald Duck saving the world to be straightforward, the lore behind the Kingdom Hearts series is just a wee bit dense. Square Enix knows it, too. That's why Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura is working on a series of videos that summarize the story behind the Kingdom Hearts series. They should (hopefully) make the lore easier to understand.

Nomura talked about the upcoming series in a recent interview with Famitsu. There will be five videos / episodes, and the whole shebang will probably be a few hours long. The Japanese version of the story summary should be available soon on the Kingdom Hearts website. It'll reportedly be available in Kingdom Hearts 3 itself as well.

"I have no idea what the hell these games are about" is the number-one reason potential newcomers are scared away from the Kingdom Hearts games. While there are fan-made summaries galore, a focused story breakdown from Square Enix itself will be a valuable resource to point series newbies to—especially with Kingdom Hearts 3 on the horizon. It looks great, and the inclusion of new Disney properties like Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph has already piqued the curiosities of people who generally aren't into Kingdom Hearts games because they're so inaccessible (myself included, cough cough).

Still, though—a three-hour story summary? That just says it all, I suppose. For now, use our Kingdom Hearts 3 guide to wade through the information currently available about the game.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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