1. It Was All Ventus’ Dream
There’s a lot of sleeping in Kingdom Hearts games. At the end of Birth by Sleep, set 10 years before the 2002 Kingdom Hearts game, Ventus destroys his heart in order to defeat his doppelgänger Vanitas and the χ-blade. His friend and fellow keyblade master Aqua puts him in Castle Oblivion’s Chamber of Waking. Castle Oblivion is also the setting of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories where Sora is put to sleep for a year to undo the damage done to his memory by Namine, who was under the control of Organizaton XIII.
Sora and Ventus’ hearts have been connected ever since they met on Destiny Islands. Ventus is one of the keyblade masters needed to take down Xehanort, the arch-villain of the Kingdom Hearts series. In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Xemnas, leader of Organization XIII and nobody of Xehanort, instructs Axel to locate the Chamber of Waking after he disposes of the Organization traitors in Castle Oblivion. Axel says he had no luck finding Ventus which means he’s still missing and asleep.
“Dreams are connected to each other. When you fall into a dream you are connected through dreams to “The world enclosed in sleep”. – Master Yen Sid in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
With more questions being asked each time a new game is released in this series, I’m a little skeptical if Square-Enix can answer them all in one game. What’s the purpose of Kingdom Hearts now? Was Kingdom Hearts destroyed in Kingdom Hearts II? Is Terra’s lingering sentiment going to fight with Sora and the keyblade masters? How is Xion important? There are many more questions that I’m sure the fanbase would like answered themselves. Square-Enix could take the easy road and just say that the entire series was a dream of Ventus’.
2. Cancel It
Kingdom Hearts originally released on the PlayStation 2 in 2002. In the last ten years, there have been 11 titles released and Kingdom Hearts III will presumably be the twelfth and put an end to this saga. However, every time we believe Kingdom Hearts III will be announced, Square-Enix finds a way to make a new handheld game with a new story that will tie into Kingdom Hearts III.
There is so much pressure on Square-Enix for Kingdom Hearts III to be a success, that they may figure it’ll be simpler to cancel the title and make an animated movie. I’m not saying it’s likely that it will happen, but that would be a sure way to screw all of us over like they may be doing with Final Fantasy Versus XIII.
3. Put it on Xbox with Useless Kinect Features Like This
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