But Nomura is no longer working on the PS2. But Kingdom Hearts 3, very well may be on the PS3.
Well these titles are not Kingdom Hearts 3, nor its replacement. These titles are revolving around the outside work, or side stories of the series.
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep For Playstation Portable
Kingdom Hearts: 358 and 1/2 days For Nintendo Dual Screen
Kingdom Hearts: Coded For Mobile Phones
Are all part of this new series, but these titles are not the last of the Kingdom Hearts series. Nomura stated that all three of these titles will connect to a new Kingdom Hearts title sooner or later.So each game has an element that will connect to a new story in the future. Nomura said that if we looked at the ending of Kingdom Hearts 2, closely, we can tell that there are some new premonitions to be made. Sora's story is not over and its likely that he will make an appearance again before the end of the Kingdom Hearts. If the series reaches to Kingdom Hearts 3, Sora will indeed be important.
Keep in mind that Nomura never said that a Kingdom Hearts 3 will not be made, he merely gave off hints that he will take a break from his mainstream story, and work on the other characters. So yeah, we can expect a Kingdom Hearts 3 after the new series has wrapped up. The next Sequel, presumed Kingdom Hearts 3, needs more foundation, the new series will most likely aid in doing that.
Interviewer: Will these works be connected with the "New" Kingdom Hearts game?
Nomura: KHc features Sora. However, the DS and PSP are both completely different stories, though I cannot say what they are yet. I can say these titles are not the last of the series, and all three will connect to a New Kingdom Hearts Game sooner or later.
Could this new game be Kingdom Hearts 3?
So we can assume at least one more title is to be revealed, let's not jump to the 13 Kingdom Hearts titles. There has to be an ending... Nomura made that clear a long time ago...
Now, its time for an older interview, a few months back.
XIII. Lastly, has Sora's journey come to an end this time? Before you told us "I have the end of Kingdom Hearts in my head", but does this mean that Sora won't be there? There seem to be new developments with the Kingdom Hearts Series, so can you please tell us within the present limits any hints?
Without recalling too much about the mysteries and problems of the outline remaining for KH series thus far, I don't think that Sora's journey is over. If you get to see the ending of KHII I think you will be able to sense some new premonitions. About what I said about the "end" of KH, of course I won't be able to say anything about that yet, but if the numbering of KH were to go to "III", I doubt that Sora would have no relation to it. And even if I wrap up Kingdom Hearts, I don't think that Sora will be irrelevant.
Also, there are many new developments. I think that the news will be able to satisfy the widely supportive KH fans everywhere. Because there is still more to say about this "new" thing, please dare to think with a different flow, rather than just going with what's mainstream. I will give you a hint about the contents of one of the numerous developments. In the freshly added secret movie a phrase comes out, "Fate doesn't happen by accident, there is necessity".
In the near future, when you experience the new Kingdom Hearts, please see about opening this book. I think surely some of these points will tie together. And also at that time, it would be very fortunate if all the fans everywhere have a good time with it. Until an announcement comes, please have your fill of fun with this game and look forward to the next.
I don't know, maybe people have over looked this, but Nomura says that Sora's journey is not over yet. But as this new series develops, it will connect the past of the Keyblade, Xehanort, and many other things to the current Kingdom Hearts series and that was sort of mentioned by Nomura in some of his interivews.
With that being said, its possible that in the distant future, Sora's primary role as main character may pick up again after everything has been built back up possibly one or even 3 installments from now.
Remeber Kingdom Hearts has everything to do with Sora, although he might not be directly involve with this series, eventually it will all have to connect to Sora being the Keyblade wielder, (ect), and his primary story will have to extend. But like Nomura said, we should take the Kingdom Hearts 2 ending into account, because it has meaning to what we can expect from Sora in the future and possibly the ending of Kingdom Hearts.
But that is my take on this subject.
(Please don't take my words out of context. I was kind of angered or annoyed by those at the other forum, so these are copied words along with quotes from Nomura's interviews) Some of these thoughts are months old.lol