Category ArchiveKingdom Hearts 3
Bunny on 20 Sep 2012
So remember how we said that Square and company might be releasing an HD collection of the Kingdom Hearts franchise? That might has become a definitely! According to the official Japan’s Square Enix site,the confirmed titles that will be released in HD include KH 1 Final Mix, 358/2 Days, and RE:CoM. No other titles have been mentioned or confirmed. You may be asking hey, what about KH2 or Birth By Sleep? According to another source, Square plans to re-release the Kingdom Hearts saga in chronological order. For example, 358/2 Days did not release until after KH2 but, like CoM for instance, it tells a story that falls between KH 1 &2. The absence of BBS, the earliest story in the series’ chronology, is a monkey wrench in this theory, but you can sure that other Kingdom Hearts games will appear in another HD collection at some point. Unfortunately due my inability to read Japanese and that is the only announcement of this news, no other information is readily available as of right now such as specific release dates. However, when translations become available we’ll provide more information asap. According to the site, the year 2013 is listed so one can assume that these will be released in Japan sometime around next year.
You may now be asking, “Bunny, what about the platform? I swear if it is on another handheld I will rip off Nomura’s-” Fear not! The site lists the Playstation 3, so I am assuming these will be released on the ever so sleek and cool PS3. Sorry Xbox lovers, no word about the games also being released for that platform as of yet. Also, rumor has it that a PC-compatible version of Kingdom Hearts will also be available. Instead of playing Slender in the dark while clenching your mouse at night you can take out your frustration on some HD Heartless!
So at least we KH fans have another set of goodies to look forward to, right? Although most of us are still shaking our fists in frustration at Nomura begging for KH3 before we croak, we’ll at least be kept busy (at least our wallets will be) with these HD remakes.
So which remake are you looking forward to seeing in HD the most? I think I can speak for most when I say that I’d love to see KH1 with prettier graphics and better sound quality as it was the first KH game to bless our pre-teen lives. Let us know in the comments below what you think!
AxelXRoxas on 22 Aug 2012
WARNING:Ending of the game not at all spoiled although please read at your own risk.
After further investigating hints from Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, I happened to find a quite interesting article detailing what the future might entail for all of us Kingdom Hearts series fans. The article is posted below:
After reading this you may believe that the wait is over, after multiple spin-offs and no points forward to our most anticipated title yet, “Kingdom Hearts III”, here’s why I honestly believe it is definetly the next game in our beloved series.
It is close to certain that Kingdom Hearts III will be the next major console installment, a true sequel, and will more than likely come to PS3 or a future Sony system.
During the end credits of Dream Drop Distance, an interactive portion begins that gives you control of Sora as he dives through names of the fine folks at Square Enix who created the game. However, certain letters in the names are colored differently. As you take pains to dive through the special letters, a message on the bottom of the screen is formed:
“Secret Message Unlocked”
After this interactive sequence, the credits continue as normal, but a variety of characters appear in the background as names roll down the screen. Large letters appear, one-by-one, alongside these characters. The letters?
“T H I S L E A D S T O K I N G D O M H E A R T S”
THIS LEADS TO KINGDOM HEARTS
The flow of letters halts there, but what happens next? A few more characters cycle through, then three distinct musical notes are heard as the Dream Drop Distance logo appears to end the credits.
If you managed to snag all the letters during the interactive dive sequence, a new Glossary entry is added to Reports. The entry, simple titled “Secret Message”, reads:
The past will be reawakened
as a new number
in never-before-seen detail
Prepare yourself for the awakening
of the next number
“The past will be reawakened . . . in never-before-seen detail”… HD Collection. This message entails what I believe is a major hint regarding a HD Collection.
An HD collection that will be used to…
“Prepare yourself for the awakening of the next number”
Kingdom Hearts III.
That’s right, folks. Square Enix has basically confirmed, through the credits of Dream Drop Distance, that Kingdom Hearts III will be the next installment in the series, AND will more than likely be preceded by an HD collection of the entire series. No more spin-offs. No more side stories. Kingdom Hearts III is real, and it’s coming.
Do you believe this is solid confirmation of the game? Post in the comments section below what you think!
AxelXRoxas on 18 Aug 2012
If you’re one to beat Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance and stay to watch the full credits, a secret message appears within the glossary that possibly points out hints to a new Kingdom Hearts game.
The message reads:
“The past will be reawakened as a new number in never-before-seen detail.”
“Prepare yourself for the awakening of the next number”
This is pure speculation though it is highly possible that this could be a teaser of which sets our minds on the next Kingdom Hearts video game, or anything that we can possibly think of.
Let us know what you think about this mysterious yet exciting prospect in the comments section below!
In other talks, Nomura has spoken to Famitsu in their latest issue playing up the development of Kingdom Hearts 3 (or whatever the next game in the Kingdom Hearts series happens to be).
Nomura, who directed the series, and is confirmed to be working on both Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy Versus XIII (a game with an active combat system based on Kingdom Hearts) told the magazine that Xehanort’s reign of tyranny is almost up, and that his story will be finished in the next Kingdom Hearts game.
The designer also said that he wished he could’ve given Kingdom Hearts 358/2 analog control—an impossibility due to the Nintendo DS’s limited controls—and hopes to implement a versatile combat system in his next game.
Bunny on 13 Aug 2012
Hello, readers! Just wanted to squeeze in a quick little note that I am Bunny, a new writer for this site, so expect greatness from me. Not an actual bunny, unfortunately. Anyway, onto what you’re here for!
I hope you all are enjoying KH3D! If you thought the release of the game all over the world was exciting enough, we have one more thing coming. What’s that, you ask? Well it’s a shiny new interview for you guys! It’s between Co-Director Tai Yasue from the KH3D Ultimania and Nomura himself. In case you are wondering what Ultimania is, I’ve got the answer. To put it simply, it’s a guide that has detailed maps, boss info, plot guides, etc. It’s a list of companion books relating to games published by Square.
Disclaimer: In case any of you haven’t had the chance to play KH3D yet, do not fear! No KH3D spoilers are revealed within this interview. Onto the goodies!
Roxanne on 01 Aug 2012
As of yesterday Dream Drop Distance has officially hit American Soil and in light of the occasion a brand new trailer was released that you all can feast your eyes on (courtesey of KHInsider!). Take a look below: