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xVentus on 30 Jun 2013

Dawn of a New Era!

Hey ladies and gents! Wow, this is my first post in a really long time, but sadly I’m here to tell a story. About two months ago, we over at KH3.org realized the decline in activity of both this site and the forum. It was with great sadness that we made the choice to leave. However, all was not lost. KH3 and KH Planet decided to merge into one brand new site! Enix Origin. That’s right, two communities have become one.

I have to say though, it’s sad to leave all of you here on KH3.net. Some of you have expressed that this site should be getting updates. And you’re completely right. However, the writing team that was here is no more. They are now over at EO, and we want all of you to join us there for all of your Square Enix, and especially Kingdom Hearts, news! For those of you that want to help out, I have a very special treat as well. Enix Origin is currently holding a contest to win a copy of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix! (just tell em “Eli” sent ya when you sign up). Not only that, but the news team there would really love it if you guys helped out! I know I would love to see a lot of new faces helping to make kh..I mean Enix Origin now, become the best Square Enix site ever!

Requirements to become a writer are as follows:

  • A dedicated person, not one that easily disappears
  • One with the resources to access news as it’s released; somebody who likes to stay informed
  • A basic understanding of correct grammatical and syntactical structure
  • Ability to maneuver through WordPress or a willingness to learn
  • Ability to work within deadlines

If interested in becoming a writer, please send in an application to Denis!

First Name:
Age:
Why do you want to write for the main site?
What qualities do you have that make you a good candidate?
Which social media outlets do you commonly use?
Give us an example of your writing

I know we won’t disappoint if you guys are willing to join us! Much like when Bahamut destroyed Eorzea, the days of news on kh3.net have ended, unless the owner wants to step up. Please join us in the new realm at enixorigin.com! Come on guys, don’t make me pull out the puppy dog eyes!

Roxanne on 11 Jun 2013

The Moment you’ve all been waiting for..

Guess it’s about time huh?

Roxanne on 06 Oct 2012

Full Famitsu Interview with Tetsuya Nomura!

Ah Nomura, even after ten years you can still make my heart flutter when you remind us just how far the series has come and where it’s destined to go. He does just that in the following interview that was published in this month’s issue of Famitsu and translated by goldpanner. We already knew that Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX was meant to give loyal fans a chance to relive all the essential moments from the series in stunning high definition whilst simultaneously giving a new generation a chance to experience the magic for the first time, that much was a given. But according to Nomura himself it’s also the perfect opportunity to connect certain details and plot points that may not have been immediately apparent beforehand:

I think even those who have already played through the series may make new discoveries regarding foreshadowing of sequels and lines that reference previous lines and such by taking another look at everything aligned in chronological order. I would be happy if this title turns out to be a ‘restart’ for the series.

Enjoy the rest of the interview below!

WE ASK DIRECTOR MR. TETSUYA NOMURA ABOUT KH -HD 1.5 ReMIX-

This year marks 10 years since the first Kingdom Hearts title was born, and now with the time ripe it is being remastered in HD. Let’s peruse the content from these screencaps and an interview with director Mr. Tetsuya Nomura!
―Please tell us the details of how the release of KH -HD 1.5 ReMIX- came to be.

Mr. Tetsuya Nomura (hereon Nomura): All the titles in the series so far are a collection, first establishing the internal set-up, called the ‘Seeker of Darkness Chronicles’ (※), and I wanted to bring together the whole story arriving at KH2 before we turn to its conclusion.

―There’s strong meaning behind going over it again, isn’t there. Will there be changes or additions to the content of the games?

Nomura: The two titles that are included as games will have trophy support. We intend to include an extensive range of trophies, from the more orthodox to ones that won’t go down easily. Also, the controls in KH1 have been modified to be a little closer to the ones in KH2. We’ve also replaced some of the models of the main characters with the most recent ones.

―Why are you remaking KH 358/2 Days as a video volume rather than a game?

Nomura: Actually, I had also been thinking about doing a full remake like KH Re:Chain of Memories (hereon KH Re:CoM). However, if we had started that it would have considerably delayed starting work on the new title, so it ended up being included in the form of something like the ‘theatre mode’ that we already have in the series. We are changing 70% of the main story into cutscenes, with freshly-recorded voicing too, and we are currently working on around 100 scenes. If you watch from start to finish, you will know and understand the story of KH 358/2 Days. Though it’s in a different form than the game I think people will enjoy it.

―Can you please tell us a little more about the series-first KH game for PC browser?

Nomura: This is not a title with an emphasis on story, but we are working premises in. That said, for the first time in the series you can enjoy the content completely separately from the main series, so even beginners to the series might be able to be at ease playing it. The battling is different again from KH Re:CoM, and we are aiming for something with simple controls and flashy movements. I think customising is important to this type of game, so we are filling it with new elements in that area.

―By the way, what of a HD version of KH2 and up?

Nomura: It would be unnatural not to (laughs).

―Here’s hoping! And now, lastly, a message for the gamers please.

Nomura: Because the series so far has been scattered over different consoles, I think there have been people who found it difficult to access, with sequels such as KH2 that might already have come out by the time they came to know about the series. With KH -HD 1.5 ReMIX- you can enjoy the story from the beginning, and in HD quality on top of that, so if you haven’t played yet please by all means use this opportunity to do so. I think even those who have already played through the series may make new discoveries regarding foreshadowing of sequels and lines that reference previous lines and such by taking another look at everything aligned in chronological order. I would be happy if this title turns out to be a ‘restart’ for the series.

※Seeker of Darkness Chronicles… mentioned as the phrase ‘Xehanort Chronicles’ in a previous interview with Weekly Famitsu, this refers to Xehanort the Seeker of Darkness being the pivot of the whole series. ‘Seeker of Darkness Chronicles’ is the formal name first used in the project proposal.

My oh my, getting more excited for that panoramic view of the series yet you guys? You know you are, say it loud and proud below in the comments section if you wish!

Source: Famitsu goldpanner

Bunny on 24 Sep 2012

Full Trailer for Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix is here!

After that ten second teaser you’re left with wanting more, right? Well we’ve got the solution to your craving! The full trailer for Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix (geez, that’s a mouthful) has finally been released. Watch it now right here:

 

Can I just quickly add that Donald sounds hilarious when speaking Japanese? The trailer really brings us all into a new stage of anticipation; I can feel my wallet trembling as I type. 358/2 Days also looks quite nice in its new non-DS graphics – note that we will only be receiving the cutscenes in this package, not the entire game.

So, like/dislike? Wanting more? Discuss in the comment section below. We want to know what you think!

Ammar on 22 Sep 2012

9 second footage of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix

So we have a trailer for you! Though… it’s not official, it’s leaked. And it’s not a usual two to three minute video, but rather 9 seconds… and it is off-cam.

But at least it is footage, right?

We’ll keep you updated on its eventual full trailer. Meanwhile, check back on this website for more news.

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