Kingdom Hearts 3 still won’t be out by 2012, says Nomura

Speaking during an interview with the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation, Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura has indicated that Kingdom Hearts 3 won’t see the light of day any time soon.

Nomura’s comments come following a discussion on the impending 10th anniversary of the franchise in 2012, noting that while Square is keen to celebrate the milestone, it doesn’t foresee a much-anticipated third outing on store shelves within the next two years.

"2012 is the 10th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts, so we’d like to do something to celebrate. However, I’ll say this up front, just because it’s the 10th anniversary, we still won’t have KH3 out (laughs),” he said.

Square has remained decidedly tight-lipped on Kingdom Hearts 3 in recent months, and is currently focusing its efforts on the PSP prequel, Birth by Sleep, along with Kingdom Hearts: Re: Coded.