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Kingdom Hearts III for Wii (April Fools!)

Kingdom Hearts III for Wii (April Fools!)

by SirVenomMarch 31, 2009


I was enjoying one of my usual bouts of insomnia last night when I saw that my Square Enix RSS widget had updated. “SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES KINGDOM HEARTS III RELEASE DATE”, it said. That, of course, was the only thing that could possibly convince me to buy a PS3, so I opened up the article and took a look.

Well… here is the first paragraph:

LOS ANGELES and CALABASAS, Calif. (March 31, 2009)Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America (Square Enix), and Disney Interactive Studios® announces today the release date for KINDGDOM HEARTS III. The latest title in one of Square Enix’s most popular franchises will be available in December 2009 exclusively on the Wii home video game console. Additionally, the release of KINGDOM HEARTS III has been confirmed for a North American release in 2010.

This is what countless Kingdom Hearts fans have been dreaming of! Check out the original article here.

I guess Famitsu was correct when they said Square Enix would have an announcement this week.  Click here for GoNintendo’s article concerning this.

The following is a mock-up found online for a Wii boxart.  It is not the real boxart, as the game has just been announced.


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  • April 1, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Yeah, I remember reading that somewhere. This is awesome! I’ve never played KH, but this may convince me!

  • April 1, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Square-Enix said last week they were going to make a KH announcement next week, and I didn’t think much of it at the time. I’m glad I was wrong, this is great news!

  • AL3X_M
    April 1, 2009 at 1:55 am

    That’s not fair, Yuu guys are pranking too early…

    April is not for another 2 hours since that was posted =[

    Had me convinced though!

  • mike
    April 1, 2009 at 2:35 am

    April Fools come on you guys are lame

  • Shazard
    April 1, 2009 at 5:11 am

    I know its april fools, but i still want to believe:(

  • April 1, 2009 at 5:24 am

    is this an april fools joke…

  • Carlos
    April 1, 2009 at 5:54 am

    This is a april fool joke.No way in hell this is real!

  • Faeker
    April 1, 2009 at 6:49 am

    har har.

  • April 1, 2009 at 6:59 am

    April Fools..? Also, that last link doesn’t work. Fake link, I’m guessing.

  • Luke
    April 1, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Nice try.

  • April 1, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Hm, link is dead for some reason. I will try to find out why.

  • April 1, 2009 at 9:15 am


    “That’s not fair, Yuu guys are pranking too early…

    April is not for another 2 hours since that was posted =[

    Had me convinced though!”

    Ha, actually the time was fake. I posted it after midnight and changed the time so people would be caught off-guard =P


    “April Fools..? Also, that last link doesn’t work. Fake link, I’m guessing.”

    No, it’s a real link. The entire server it was hosted on went down a few hours ago x_x

  • April 1, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Aww, it would’ve been so perfect if the link worked.

    Let’s get started on next year! >D

  • April 1, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I already have ideas =P

    The server *should* be up soon, so there may be some more April Fools yet.

  • April 1, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Oooh, tell me. This time we can get a good headstart, and maybe even top IGN’s Zelda movie! >D

    Nice, I sure hope so.

    Also, did you make the boxart? If not, where did you get it?

  • Thor
    April 1, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Totally a joke. The person who made that cover art posted it quite some time ago.

  • Charmy
    April 1, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Thor Says: “Totally a joke. The person who made that cover art posted it quite some time ago.”

    Wow. You’re a genius.

  • Charmy
    April 3, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Hey all! The link is back up, go check out what could’ve been.

  • kairi
    May 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm


  • poop2loop
    July 3, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    this better not be a april fools joke. i’d kill the person. plus, add to my name and you’ll have my email address!

  • Kimi
    August 5, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Really That isn’t funny At For those who like Kingdom Hearts and want the third 1… NOT FUNNY!!!! XC

  • Immanuel
    August 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    is there going to be kingdom hearts 3 on wii or not

  • william
    August 31, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Kingdom hearts 3 ish rely cominq out 4 dha wii. :] im such a big fan of it.

  • Jonny
    September 3, 2009 at 7:23 am

    This is a joke, if u look at the web address, square enix is missing a ‘e’in ‘square’. However, its cleverly made, the fake site is made to Link to the real site.

  • Matt M.
    September 19, 2009 at 7:54 pm


  • October 5, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Ok, now I feel guilty.

    I will confirm that this IS an April Fools joke. THIS IS NOT REAL, so don’t expect it to come out on Wii.

    Jonny – Thanks, and kudos to noticing the liberties I had to take in making the URL.

  • OBin
    November 18, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    It has a major type-o though but that doesnt mean its fake it may really be real

  • C Man
    November 26, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Yes i know this is fake. Even with the graphics of the wii lower than the play station(the most likeley system it’ll come out on) i think it would work great with the wii mote. I realy hope they can get a deal to were bolth systems have this game

  • SirVenom
    December 3, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    @ OBin –

    No, it is 100% fake. I know this because I made the website myself. If you look closely, the website URL is I put the typo in the link because was already taken.

    All of the buttons redirect to the official Square-Enix website.

  • December 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I can’t believe people don’t read. They comment how this has to be fake and all, and yet we told them right at the top that this was an April Fools joke…and we state that the boxart is only a mock-up and not real (even before we admitted to the AF joke). Wow… LOL

  • December 24, 2009 at 10:59 am

    LOL The boxart is incredibly convincing, though. It passes as the real cover if the game is going to be released for the wii. xD

    This made a huge impact on KH fans… and an awesome April Fools Day joke, too! =))

  • January 16, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Sorry, aber das bezweifel ich ganz stark…

  • February 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    when comes the game out in belgium
    greetings from belgium

  • .
    February 25, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Hey, when does it come out in the UK? I can’t wait!!! 😀

    • February 25, 2010 at 9:04 am

      Oh, I’m sorry. Please refer to the article again. It was our April Fools joke in 2009.

      However, they have said that there will not be a Kingdom Hearts 3, but instead other games. We’ll see what that means I guess…

  • madelyn
    March 2, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    took em long enough
    im sooooo happy its coming out on my birth day 🙂

    • April 11, 2010 at 12:37 am

      Sorry to tell ya, but this isn't going to happen. It was our April Fools joke from 2009.

      • Sweepy
        May 16, 2010 at 4:08 am

        Lol how many times are you gonna tell them it was an april fools joke? Read the psot people. Though that was a good one my friends and I were freaking out until we found out it was fake.^-^

  • jaleningram
    March 13, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I want the first one on wii

  • derek
    March 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    crappy graphics makes the game not worth playing, no matter how good a theme or story it has

  • tbnice100
    March 21, 2010 at 3:23 am

    this case looks fake however it would be great if kingdom hearts came out on wii

  • Ken
    April 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    That's stupid, don't mess with us like that, I bet some video gamers really like the KH games

  • Chloe(:
    April 10, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Well, I don't know what to believe whether that is fake or not.
    I hope it's real, and if it is, it better have good graphics.

  • Avvie
    April 27, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    It's quite impressive that you would go so far to make a cover for it. I'm impressed. (But oh, so so glad it's not real)

  • frogman84
    May 25, 2010 at 6:56 am

    wait is this game real or not

  • frogman84
    May 25, 2010 at 6:56 am

    is this game real or not

  • kai-li
    May 31, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    kingdom heartsROCKS!!

  • Jody
    June 8, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    oooohmygod I'm so excited.
    I can't wait to play Kingdom Heart again.
    The last time I played it was like 2 years ago.
    when my playstation 2 did work.
    The laser is broken.
    however I can't wait!

  • Jody
    June 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    oh its fake?

  • Jeff
    June 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    can't wait for rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!oh wait it's fake

  • Arya_arban
    June 12, 2010 at 10:40 am

    listen i no it is coming i practically made the game

  • SorA
    June 13, 2010 at 12:34 am

    that is not Kingdom Hearts 3 the next Kingdom Hearts is Birth By Sleep is # 3 I know because my sister is a video game tester and she said number 3 is coming out you can all ready pre-order it

  • AxelgompsRoxas
    June 25, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    okay how stupid are u ppl? kh2 final mix ended with secret cuts sense that shows on a basic lvl the beginning of birth by sleep birth by sleep = kh3 got it memorize? good now stfu about the wii, wii is dumb

    • June 25, 2010 at 12:56 pm

      @ AxelgompsRoxas – So, why are you hear reading this on a Wii site? lol. No offense. It just didn’t make sense.

      Anyways, this is JUST an April Fools joke!

  • SirVenom
    June 29, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Sorry, but as Hattrick is trying so hard to tell you guys (and as the above AND linked article state), this is absolutely fake. I created the linked site, and at the bottom is an “APRIL FOOLS” disclaimer and a link to a feedback page. Even ignoring that, the article title clearly says that it is clearly an April Fools joke.

  • A2601181
    July 10, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    KH:BBS isn't officially KH3 as KH3 will make itself known as KH3 =)

    • Sam
      July 16, 2010 at 7:50 pm

      Kingdom Hearts 3 is going to be on PS3, development starts after Square and Disney finish the Kingdom Hearts game for the Nintendo 3DS, so we may see Kingdom Hearts in 2013 or the end of the PS3s life Span. Who knows it should be even closer.

  • Living_the_dream322
    September 23, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Your all lame Kingdom Hearts went to Nintendo and it sucked the controls were shitty and wtf was up with COM the card system are you f@#king kidding me? KH needs to stay on Playstation and Birth by Sleep is killer. F@#$k Wii.

  • Zebratron
    October 3, 2010 at 5:25 am

    what a bitch.

  • KairiluvsSora
    October 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    oh come on! i have been waiting 4ever 4 this game to come out, especially the cliff hanger at the end of KH 2! why won’t they say it will come maybe somewhere in 2011. i can wait that long, its just that we fans don’t want buts and lies, make the game already!!!!

  • Musikdiba3245
    October 10, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    now thats awsome

  • Bleach
    October 29, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    kingdom herats for wiwil goood controls but if you say that the controls are like that then dont buy the game you broke ass bitch

  • kingdom hearts fan
    November 1, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    wow i hope that they don’t put the kh3 on fuckin wii i will be so pissed it needs to got to ps3 come on pple wat the hell r u thinking

    • Hotrod2397
      April 23, 2011 at 6:02 am

      Im thinking that a lot of people can’t aford to buy ps3s you dumb f*** so mabye you should quit whining and shut the f*** up

  • RadientGarned
    November 9, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I rather have it on ps2. because obviously everyone who played kingdom hearts has a ps2 because thats where the first 2 games were…

  • This is me
    November 14, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I think that this was an April fools joke

  • Christianhillis
    November 25, 2010 at 3:55 am

    awwww, I loved it on the play station2 🙁

  • KHnumberonefan
    December 4, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    If you couldn’t tell, this was a joke…stop getting hyped up, and stop getting mad that it’s on the’s not happening…at least not yet. Square Enix has already said that they wanted to finish FF XIII Versus before they will announce whether or not they have plans for a KH3 game, which would most likely be published on the ps3. It’s not going to be on the ps2 obviously, and next gen game stations are probably still too far off in the future for them to be making games for it yet. Besides, nintendo will lead the charge into next gen, not sony or micro.

  • Thalia
    December 25, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    ….. So there’s not gonna be a Kingdom Hearts Wii series?

  • Karmarmya
    December 26, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    i like that it AL begins, if it al(l) began, who knows what might happen? square enix might be sued by merriam webster! i wonder how many people that box fooled…

  • Kawaiixiii
    December 29, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Omg I hate you

  • Ugb8yb
    January 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Im gonna kill you all <_>

  • Enraged Person
    January 16, 2011 at 9:35 pm


  • ventus
    January 20, 2011 at 5:16 am

    i love kingdom hearts! i beat: kh1,kh2,birth by sleep,chain of memories,keyblade wars 1, 2 and 3!!!

  • Wvgirl_ryb
    January 30, 2011 at 3:05 am

    but i totally saw a trailer for a new kingdom hearts that wasnt re:coded OR 358/2 days, ANYWAY i started loving kingdom hearts late in the series of the game i didnt play the first one but did play the second and 358/2 days and i just got re:coded, none of the others though can someone give me a list of ALL the kingdom hearts or kingdom hearts related games please??? im so lost i need to play them all!!!

    • Rygel
      February 2, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      In Order:

      Kingdom Hearts
      Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
      Kingdom Hearts 2
      Kingdom Hearts: 352/2 Days ( actually happens between Chain of Memories and 2, but is meant to be played after 2)
      Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep ( Prequel, but is Released next in the series )
      Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded ( Happens after the events of Kingdom Hearts 2 )

      Kingdom Hearts 3 has been officially announced for the PS3, released date is unknown, but Square Enix mentioned starting to work on it after Final Fantasy 14 and Final Fantasy 13 Verses, or whatever.

      If you want info, you can see whatever on this site:

  • sora_kari
    January 31, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Screw this Wii nonsense. bring Kingdom hearts back where it belongs. of of these horrible game systems and onto PS3!!!!!!! Wii is crap, and i can say that because I have all three systems. PS3 is the best. the wii remote is Crap!!!!!

    • Hotrod2397
      April 23, 2011 at 5:59 am

      Ok first of all if you can’t spell kairi right ur a dumb f*** and I hope it comes out on the wii just so ull cry to mommy like the b**** that you are screw ps3 but not xbox or the wii

  • syuyu
    January 31, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    dont dis the wii man

  • Kerryailie
    February 1, 2011 at 3:29 am

    It is so so so cool and so so so awesom and i LOVE it !!!!!!!!

  • Xemnas
    February 5, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    i really hope they make the KH3 (Kingdo Hearts III) on the Wii because my parrents wont let me buy a PS3 for this game, and I really want this game. As all kingdom hearts fans, make KH3 fr wii! there was never once a wii KH game, and it would be to test the KH3 game for the FIRST kingdom hearts game for the wii ever!
    if you agree with me, you might get a KH3 on wii ^^

    • Alexanderramirez
      January 6, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      you know xemnas it should come out on wii because i can’t aford a ps3 i never liked the playstation kindom hearts is the best game ever and im only 9 years old!!!!!!!!

  • Travis D Jones
    February 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    its about time they bring it to wii kingdom hearts is the best game ever

  • Epickeybladeknight
    February 20, 2011 at 3:53 am

    no way not going to happen this might be an epic fail but keep kingdom hearts where it belongs…on the playstation. or put it on xbox 360 so we can play the kingdom hearts game for kinect.

    • Syn
      February 19, 2012 at 5:36 am

      This is long delayed…But seriously dude? You want to diss the wii’s use of motion sensing but yet are praising the 360’s Kinect? Get real dude. Also just because the wii doesnt have the graphics capabilitys doesnt mean good games cant be made for it. Games should NEVER be based on graphics, They should be based on story and gameplay. Many games are great on the Wii and i can see Kingdom Hearts doing really well on it (If it were true, Which obviously its not). 

  • Reona Fox
    February 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    It should definitely come out for Wii! Putting it on the PS3 would be ridiculous and Kinect?! Really?! That’d be the worst KH game in the history of KH games and that’s only because of the crappy gameplay. If they do put it on Wii, they should make the game play/Remote like LoZ: TP

  • Awesomecakeme
    March 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    please let it come out on the wii… I don’t have a ps3 xD

  • keyblade123
    March 5, 2011 at 12:56 am

    to all you fucking wii haters i hope it is i mean they alreadly did two kh games with nintendo so they might as well put it on wii fuck ps3 and fuck that dumbass kinect that shit is dumb kinect makes no sense it would be cool on wii you swing the wii mote and you swing a keyblade thats decent i mean if it does comes out on ps3 ill get a ps3 and buy it but numora alreadly said he likes the idea of it being on wii i like the idea to i hope comes out on wii i have have all the kh games the only one im missing it birth by sleep but ive seen the gameplay and cutscenes on youtube to know whats going on but yeah put it on wii fuck the other systems nintendo has been here before them and nintendo has alot to offer!!!!

  • Tallulahkitten
    March 8, 2011 at 4:38 am

    never for the wii. Wii sucks! Ps3 only 😛

  • Kjj124
    March 9, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    To all of the idiots still commenting on this and praising the wii. The wii’s graphics are nothing compared to playstation 3. The controller would not work with the kingdom hearts series because there is more than just swinging a keyblade. With the wiimote and nunchuk, there would be no easy way to maneuver through all of the magic and items that are essential to the kingdom hearts series. 360 lovers, kinect is a stupid gimmick. Hello! It’s called eye toy. Playstation had that way before and it sucked but at least they’ve moved forward. And i’m not gonna say much about the move because even though it’s the better of the three, it still isn’t the way this game is meant to be played. The classic playstation dualshock is the only way this game will do well on home consoles. And fyi. This article says it’s coming out in still believe you’re getting your wii exclusive kingdom hearts? if so, then you’re delusional.

    • Hotrod2397
      April 23, 2011 at 5:54 am

      Gay wad son of a b**** : ( your a gay little nerd

    • KH<3
      August 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      they are trying to decide whether or not to put it on wii. i agree that ps3 has way better graphics and as much as i would love to play it on a ps3 not everyone can afford to get a ps3 out of th blue to play kh3. it wouldnt be a wise marketing choice to have it only on ps3 since more people have wii’s

    • gamr13
      October 12, 2012 at 2:05 am

      i agree with you 100%

    • ffffyuyu
      May 11, 2013 at 9:40 am


    • ffffyuyu
      May 11, 2013 at 9:41 am

      only better thing in my opinion is the graphics

  • Megawolf100
    March 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    So is going to really be on Wii?

  • Guest
    March 31, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    duh this brings a challenge to gaming and the Wii itself the idiot that calls idiots idiots what is gaming if its all easy and boreing

  • Anonymous
    April 1, 2011 at 4:49 am

    I can’t believe so many of you are still posting on this article 😀

  • Hotrod2397
    April 23, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Wth square enix never provided a commercial about this it has to be a hoax and to those who say play station is better ur gay yes that means u kjj

  • Gabrielle027-kidawesome
    July 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Awesome finally we get to play kingdom hearts 3!!!!!!!!!

  • Ekrolak1983
    December 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    And that is the reason I will not buy it. how in the heck did nintendo end up with the game post kingdom hearts 2

  • sora keblade 6
    February 16, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    it better come on wii.i will freak out if it doesnt

    • Kaz
      April 5, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Dude its 100 percent confirmed that it’s not gonna come out on wii.

      • KH<3
        August 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

        you are sooooo wrong i hope u realize that

        • gamr13
          October 12, 2012 at 2:03 am

          nope Kaz is 100% correct it will not ever or at-leased for a long long time plus the original kh series 1 and 2 are ONLY PlayStation so kh3 will MORE than LIKELY to be ONLY on PS3

  • Ps3awesome
    April 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    fucking son of a bitch, u wronf like hell

  • Random
    June 22, 2012 at 1:14 am


  • KingdomHeartsGirl
    June 25, 2012 at 2:23 am


  • Sikota
    July 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Yeah, no. It’s 2012 and the WiiU’s coming

  • FrostyC
    August 9, 2012 at 8:52 am

    so… “IT AL BEGINS” lmao typos… Who was dumb enough to believe this shit?

  • FrostyC
    August 9, 2012 at 8:53 am

    But PS3 haz no gaems,

  • ThisGuysMadBro
    August 16, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I personally bought a PS3 to play this game when it releases. if for some strange reason it does come out on the wii (and this is coming from a guy who really likes the wii) ill buy it just to break it in half, shove it into my wii console and throw the console out into the street to run it over with every car i have parked in my drive way. why so extreme? why so stupid? why so mad bro? well ill tell ya why….BECAUSE THATS NOT THE CONSOLE I VISIONED THIS GAME TO BE ON DAMMIT!!!

    • KeyBladeWars
      August 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Omfg get real dude u prob won’t because for one that a waste of good money to buy of ur whore

  • KH<3
    August 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    kingdom hearts 3 will probably come out on both Nintendo wii and PS3. it wouls be very unwise not to do that. i mean not many people can afford to get a ps3 all of the sudden when the game comes out. it probably wont come out for xbox 360 though. and the guy who said that it has already been confirmed that it isn’t coming out for wii… u r a liar and an idiot. read the interviews with the developer. they are trying to decide whether or not to have it on multiple systems. which would be a wise decision. although honestly it would be better on ps3. they have much better graphics

  • August 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    For all of u IDIOTS out there who don’t no this already but it not coming out for wii or ps3. It came out already this summer on 3ds. For others let me spell it out for u…..we…..we’re ……smart …….and…..created …….the …….3……d…..s!

    • Michael
      May 11, 2013 at 9:25 am

      the creators were talking about making a new kingdom hearts 3 to either be on another console or to play more in the series. (cant remember which one)

  • OblivionxOathkeeper
    September 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    lol 2009-2010 ? hey were 2012 now 🙂

  • OblivionxOathkeeper
    September 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    though the box looks nice enough :O

  • Sammy babe
    September 25, 2012 at 7:23 am


  • nate
    October 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    i hope it is on the wii then im buyin 10 copies

  • pokemonx84
    December 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    that looks fake

  • Faust
    March 23, 2013 at 6:24 am

    XD Dat fake

  • bekah
    April 27, 2013 at 3:15 am

    NO PLEASE NO NOT THE WII (I LOVE THE WII) BUT PLEASE NO it will just change the game to much its not ment to be on a wii remote and honestly i really dont think it will get on wii just because of whats going on with the 1.5 remix coming out at the end of the year

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