Category ArchiveTetsuya Nomura
Sora on 21 Apr 2012
Speaking about the character cameo appearances in KH3D, Nomura noted that the Raimu/Rhyme character did not have any lines for her appearance in The World Ends With You. She only had reaction voices. For KH3D, they decided to do voice casting for this character “out of consideration of the future of The World Ends With You series.”
This segment of the interview ended with an even stronger hint that a sequel could be on the way. Said Nomura, “Regarding The World Ends With You, I can’t say anything at present… (laughs). But there probably is something.”
If you remember several months back, Nomura had kept throwing hints at a possible sequel. Now, he has shed some more light. “Out of consideration.” “But there probably is something.” Come on Mr. Please Make Kingdom Hearts 3, just spill the news already. I wouldn’t be surprised if TWEWY 2 is announced to arrive on the 3DS, or maybe Wii U? The World Ends With You had a huge focus on two different play styles/screens going on at the same time, I’m sure they could cook something.
I actually ordered the first game a couple weeks ago. I’m having a ton of fun with it. Why didn’t I pick up the game earlier? This is definitely a gem in the DS library. If you haven’t picked it up, I recommend doing so.
Sora on 29 Jan 2009
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And now the really exciting news for you Nintendo DS owners:
- Price: $39.99
Summary: KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days revolves around Roxas, the “other” hero from KINGDOM HEARTS II, and his days as a member of Organization XIII. Follow Roxas and the rest of Organization XIII across the various Disney Worlds, and discover the connection between him, Sora, and the mysterious 14th member, and the reasons behind his eventual departure from the organization. KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days also features a multiplayer mode for the first time, allowing players to control their favorite Organization XIII members!
Well it’s up to you if you want to pre-order through GameStop but just remember that Gamestop has published a ship date of August 31, 2009.
Thanks to forum user Twilight_Riku for the tip off
EDIT: I added [Rumor-ish] to the title because without an official statement from Square Enix I don’t want to state that this is the final release date. Sorry for the confusion.
Sora on 26 Jan 2009
Sorry for the late update. I’m rather broken at the moment.
First off, Kingdom Hearts Insider translated an interview with Tetsuya Nomura in the Re:Riplai book.
KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep
Q. Why does Maleficent know about “Kingdom Hearts”?
A. She is influenced by contact with a certain person. It’s a main part of the story to look forward to.
Q. Sora and company appear too!?
A. Though he is unrelated directly, please wait to see how the story leads to where Sora and company follow it up.
Q. The person wearing the full-faced helmet, have they appeared in the previous games?
A. Have they appeared… Have they not appeared… I can’t yet reveal their true character.
KINGDOM HEARTS coded
Q. It’s a matter of concern whether or not it’ll be released on a platform other than the mobile phone.
A. There are no plans to release it off the mobile at this stage. Since I want to continue introducing this specialized system on the mobile phones more in the future, I think that’s something to consider after the distribution of this title is finished.
Q. It look like it’d be fun even if you haven’t played Kingdom Hearts…
A. With this game as a start, people will become interested in the other Kingdom Hearts games.
Q. Isn’t it difficult to play an action game on the mobile phone?
A. It’s been tuned to be played by a simpler input method compared to the that of the normal Kingdom Hearts games. Additionally, this game comes preinstalled on the P-01A mobile phone, which can connect to a television with the appropriate cable, so it can be enjoyed on the big screen as well.
Q. Like with Before Crisis FFVII, can you communicate and play with other people?
A. This is different from BC, there are plans to play by an interesting communication.
KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days
Q. I’ve never played a Kingdom Hearts game before, so it’d be best to start from the first game?
A. This time it’s a new main character in a new story. If you’re not familiar with Kingdom Hearts, I think you can enjoy it from this main character’s point of view. Additionally, it’s full of content fans of the series will enjoy.
Q. I was interested in the system introduced in the demos.
A. I regret I can’t reveal all the details of it yet. Please expect more information to be revealed about it in the future.
Q. What kind of mode is multiplayer?
A. The multipart is basically pulled out of standalone gameplay and become missions on a higher degree of difficulty. Even playing on your own, you could choose whatever character you wanted and play.
Q. When playing as the various characters, do you gain experience points?
A. It’s not the sort of system where what you do in one play mode only influences that mode, but it’s the sort which shares levels and items mutually.
Q. Since it covers only a year of Roxas’s time, I worry that the volume of the single player mode will be small.
A. Most of the time the plot is taking place between the previous games. Since this story is independent and is elaborating from the time of Kingdom Hearts II, I think that after clearing all the missions you won’t feel that the contents were short lived.
Also, Famitsu added some new screens. Roxas has a new keyblade! The Wind Maker!
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Sora on 28 Dec 2008
Sorry for the lack of news recently, you guys, the site was having some problems.
But now we are back and ready to give you everything you missed in the paste 30-odd days!
The first thing that should be noted is the North American Release of Kingdom Hearts Re:Com.
The game will be going for $29.99 in the US and for 34.90 Worldwide
Now some UPCOMING GAME NEWS
The player selects “Traverse Town SPECIAL EDIT VERSION” from the main menu screen. Then they are given the options Load Game and. They select New Game and the opener begins, Jiminy Cricket is narrating.
Jiminy Cricket: “Two remain containing our travel records.”
Jiminy Cricket: “Inside the first book recording our journey, only one line is written.”
Upon the first page, ‘Thank Namine’ is all that is written.
Jiminy Cricket: “A duty…”
Jiminy Cricket: “Was it carried out?”
‘We must return to free them from their torment’ is written.
Jiminy brings the journals to the King and they look over the sentence together.
King Mickey: “Trouble remembering that sentence…”
King Mickey: “There is only one qualified to solve this mystery!”
The footage then switches to Sora running across the bridge on Destiny Island. The screen goes black after that and text appears within a yellow border. It’s too fuzzy to read, but I think it’s probably updating the player on the storyline and what is going on in Coded. After that, Sora is shown being woken up by Pluto in a Traverse Town alleyway. Sora can hear King Mickey talking to him.
Sora: “This place…”
King Mickey: “Sora, are you alright?”
Sora: “King, what is this place? What happened to me?”
King Mickey: “You seem to have landed somewhere. From there, what can you see?”
Sora: “Seems to be some sort of town…”
Sora: “Oh yeah! My island? What happened to my island?”
King Mickey: “Thanks to your actions, seems all the blocks have disappeared.”
Sora: “Is that so…? Seems things have settled for the time being.”
Sora: “But what about this place? This town isn’t familiar…”
Sora: “Is there a disaster happening here too?”
King Mickey: “Yes, seems like it. Sora, could you please check out the town?”
Sora: “Understood! I’ll go look at the state of the town.”
Sora then runs from the alleyway and into the 1st District of Traverse Town. Cid is to his right, standing in from of his shop.
Sora: “Is this the outside world?”
Sora: “I’ll go ask that person over there.”
Cid: “Hey there, haven’t seen your face around here.”
Sora: “I’m Sora! Nice to meet you.”
Cid: “I’m Cid. I’m the keeper of this shop.”
Cid: “So Sora, when you came here, you didn’t happen to see those guys around, did ya?”
Sora: “Those guys?”
Cid: “Three little brothers.”
Cid: “They said they went to check out the disaster going on in town and they haven’t returned.”
Sora: “The disaster going on in town?”
Cid: “Weird blocks been rapidly showing up. Even if you erase them, they’re not gone for long.”
Sora: “Weird blocks huh?”
Sora: (Are they the same thing that appeared on my island?)
Sora: “Which way do I go to see them?”
Cid: “If you follow this street into the next district, you’ll find’em.”
Cid: “Alright! Think you could keep an eye out for those guys for me?”
Sora: “The three brothers right? What are their names?”
Cid: “The one wearing red is Huey, the one in blue is Dewey, and the one in green is Louie.”
Sora: “Huey, Dewey, and Louie, got it! I’ll try and find them!”
Cid: “Alright then. If there’s something you don’t understand, don’t hesitate to ask anyone in town.”
Sora: “Understood! Alright, I’m off!”
The player runs Sora about, and then makes their way to the 2nd District. Before entering, the game asks ‘Go into District 2?’ with the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ options. The player selects ‘Yes’ and enters the 2nd District where Sora says to himself:
Sora: “This is the 2nd District. Better look for those three kids.”
The player runs around the district and fighting some Heartless. When they get to the end of the area, they see Huey stuck on top of some blocks and surrounded by Heartless. Sora then goes to his aide.
Huey: “Help me!”
Sora: “It’s dangerous! Don’t move!”
After rescuing the duckling, Sora and Huey talk, but are interrupted by Heartless again.
Sora: “Are you OK? Um… You’re Huey, right?”
Huey: “Yep, that’s right!”
Huey: “The three of us were looking for the cause of the weird blocks!”
Sora: “What about the other two?”
Huey: “We were separated while examining the blocks, but I said I was looking in the alleyway.”
Sora: “Is that so? Well, let’s look around for them.”
Huey: “I’ll go along with you!”
Sora: “It’s dangerous! Stay back!”
When the Large Body appears, Sora exclaims: “They still keep coming!?”
During the battle with the Large Body we see the player select the Highspeed Debug mode from the command menu. That’s where the screen went green and the music changed, we could see Sora being trailed by ‘himself’ because of the action. Afterwards, Sora receives a Prize from the enemy. The informative text says:
You can obtain Prizes from Heartless and Bug Blocks. HP Balls restore HP and Debug Balls restore the Debug Gauge. From a Prize Box, you can obtain items, fragments, etc. You can use the fragments to synthesis items in the Moogle Shop. (You can’t select potions from the Moogle Shop.)
Again Sora talks with Huey after the battle.
Sora: “This neighborhood has a ton of Heartless.”
Sora: “Since I went looking for them, Dewey and Louie probably returned to Cid’s shop.”
Huey: “Yeah, I understand. Alright!”
Huey: “When I examined the blocks, I found this! Here!”
The screen then says: “You received a mysterious fragment.”
Sora: “What is this?”
Huey: “I found it when I was checking out the blocks! It was shiny and pretty, so I picked it up!”
Sora: “Ah… Um… Thank you.”
Sora: (Hm… Is this… junk?)
Sora: “Ok! Back to looking around the alleyways!”
At this point the player chooses to exit from the command menu and turn off the game. From the menu it says ‘Return to the title screen?’ with the options ‘Yes’ and ‘No’, the player then selects ‘Yes’ and is prompted again. The screen says ‘The game will save up to this point so next time the game will start from here. Is that okay?’ with the options ‘Yes’ and ‘No’, the player then selects ‘Yes’ and finishes playing.
Square Enix NA has made another Kingdom Hearts eCard available on their Members page! Here’s the information listed on their blog. If you’re not a member yet, go sign up and get updates on the latest news coming from Square Enix!
New KINGDOM HEARTS eCard now available
While it might not mean much to fans outside of Japan, for those people who interested, new information of Kingdom Hearts Mobile is now available. The avatar and gaming service is scheduled to begin in the middle of December 2008 with plans raging between 300, 500, 800, and 1000 yen. (That’s roughly $3, $5, $8, and $10.) Thanks again to the Light in Chaos blog for the update.
They shared this comment about the service:
“The mini games, Aerith’s head, and the queen’s dress are really too cute!”
At the moment, the only Kingdom Hearts title among the three new releases mentioned on the Square Enix featured titles list of the Jump Festa website is Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. In the past, all three titles were featured, so this may seem slightly unusual. Since V-Jump, the host of Jump Festa, heavily promotes 358/2 Days over the other titles, it’s understandable why it’s the only one listed.
Does that mean the other titles won’t appear at the event? I wouldn’t be so sure. I think it’s very likely we’ll hear about them anyways, Square Enix rarely misses a chance to promote their titles and with demos at hand, this is a great opportunity for them.
FAMITSU.COM – The boy who appeared in Kingdom Hearts II, Roxas. This time he is the main character of the action RPG, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. This title follows the daily life of Roxas during his time as a member of Organization XIII, at the same time revealing what the Organization was up to. In this article, we take a look at the mission and cut scenes of Halloween Town.
*Dualblade is the name of the enemy Xigbar and Roxas are fighting in the last screenshot.
Credit to KHINSIDER for Translation
In other news, in a press report released by Square-Enix announcing the arrival of Re:CoM today, they also made the official announcement that Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days will be releasing in North America. While this may not be much of a shock to a lot of you, it certainly is good to finally have an official confirmation. Read the excerpt of the press release below:
About KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days
Uncover the events that took place during the year Sora was asleep regaining his lost memories. KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days revolves around Roxas, the “other” hero from KINGDOM HEARTS II, and his days as a member of Organization XIII. Follow Roxas and the rest of Organization XIII across the various Disney Worlds, and discover the connection between him, Sora, and the mysterious 14th member, and the reasons behind his eventual departure from the organization. KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days also features a multiplayer mode for the first time, allowing players to control their favorite Organization XIII members!
The Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days Japanese Official Site has updated with some new content. A new section entitled “Events” has been added. In the event section, there are currently three events, each event – when clicked on – plays a short video clips followed by two. Each event contains some information on what is taking place. The three events up now are: Roxas’ entering the Org, Roxas and Axel atop of the Clock Tower and Mickey meeting a Cloaked man in the Twilight Town forest. Under the “Characters” section, a profile for Xion has been added.
We plan on having the translations for all new content up shortly, until then, be sure to check out the site Here.
She is introduced as member No.14 into Organization XIII. Similar to Roxas, she is one of the few wielders of the Keyblade. Probably since it’s a common feature between them, she seems to get along with Roxas well, and opportunities to hang out with both Roxas and Axel increase. Triggered by events during missions, she comes to gradually doubt her own existence.
SECRET PROFILE – ROXAS
Xemnas: “Do you desire significance?”
The boy with no memories and no name
appeared in front of the haunted mansion
of the dusk city, Twilight Town.
Xemnas: “You are a new person.”
Appearing in front of that boy
was the one called Xemnas, the leader of Organization XIII.
He bestowed the name “Roxas” to the boy.
Roxas: “Again, a dream of that guy.”
Then about 1 year later—
KINGDOM HEARTS II
Roxas awakens inside his room in Twilight Town.
For the past few days, he’s been having mysterious dreams.
He is spending the remainder of his summer vacation
with his friends. Then mysterious events surrounding
Roxas begin to occur one after another.
Axel: “The wielder chosen by the Keyblade.”
Axel, a member of Organization XIII,
appears before Roxas.
He approaches him,
incessantly trying to make Roxas remember something,
but he is unable to remember anything.
Roxas: “Am I feeling Sora…?”
As such things continue,
Roxas comes to have doubt about his own existence.
Roxas: “What will happen to me after this?”
And so Roxas is lead to arrive at the mansion,
where he would come to know the truth about his existence…
Axel: “So… Are you already Marluxia’s puppet?”
CHAIN OF MEMORIES
A member of Organization XIII,
Axel is the life of the Organization.
He often goes to Castle Oblivion,
a place controlled by the Organization.
There he comes to meet the Keyblade
wielder Sora and his fellow companions.
Axel: “If Sora disappears,
it could be dangerous for the Organization’s plans too.”
The plans of Marluxia,
the person in charge of Castle Oblivion,
were thwarted by Sora and company.
Axel alone returns from Castle Oblivion
to the other Organization members,
having harvested some kind of feelings from Sora.
Axel: “The wielder chosen by the Keyblade.”
KINGDOM HEARTS II
Axel left Organization XIII to recapture his close friend Roxas,
so he entered into the virtual Twilight Town and
urged Roxas to recall his memories.
Axel: “I’ll meet you in the next life.”
However, the memories of Roxas won’t return,
and in the end Axel has received commands
from the Organization to erase Roxas.
INTERVIEW WITH NOMURA
—How do you express “KH Birth by Sleep” in a word?
Nomura: It’s Kingdom Hearts, evolved.
Yasue: It’s like a wonderful course made up of unexpected spices. To take in everything, from the unprecedented presentation, and every little bit of technology; it combines to complete a three star game.
Yoshimoto: It’s gonna be fun for the PSP.
—What does “KH Birth by Sleep” mean for you?
Nomura: Since the concept was “inevitable fate”, I wonder now if making this game was inevitable?
Yasue: Working on this thing was like competing in an Olympic event with a mix of an 100m race, an obstacle competition, a marathon, and wrestling! I ran my hardest at full speed, flew over the obstacles, used pinning techniques, made decisions, became annoyed, and after it all, I couldn’t even decide on a guts pose.
Yoshimoto: It was a mountain with invisible giants atop it. The climb is steep and difficult.
—How is “KH Birth by Sleep” different than other games?
Nomura: There probably isn’t another portable game with the same volume and feeling of variety as this.
Yasue: Times three is a big characteristic! There is three main characters, three stories to follow, and three game systems that are directionally totally different from each other. That’s three times the excitement!
Yoshimoto: The scenarios of the three main characters is the main feature! The image display challenges the limits of the PSP, it’s gritty but gorgeous! And the Disney characters are surprisingly luxurious! This is KH Birth by Sleep, it’s what everyone is anticipating.
KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days
—How do you express “KH 358/2 Days” in a word?
Nomura: A painfully sad story and bold system.
Hasegawa: A Kingdom Hearts everyone can play together.
Yamamoto: Careful scenarios! Crisp action! A cool collection!
—What does “KH 358/2 Days” mean for you?
Nomura: Day after day of trial and error.
Hasegawa: An encounter with new friends.
Yamamoto: Because of the new experiment with the multiplayer interaction, it was about keeping the action itself in mind and sustaining a conventional feeling on the DS hardware
—How is “KH 358/2 Days” different than other games?
Nomura: I think with the stand alone story characteristics and the systematic nature of the multiplayer, the ways people will enjoy the game differ depending on the player.
Hasegawa: You can play as members of Organization XIII!
Yamamoto: In multiplayer mode, everyone will run about and play together, it’s a fresh idea!
KINGDOM HEARTS coded & mobile
—How do you express “KH coded” in a word?
Nomura: The components were carefully selected simply throughout it.
Tabata: Anyone can play it at their own pace, it’s the Kingdom Hearts game that continues and expands on the story people are looking forward to.
—What does “KH coded” mean for you?
Nomura: Including the portal site, it’s a compilation of information on the mobile phone.
Tabata: The portal site becomes a compilation of know how through the mobile game.
—How is “KH coded” different than other games?
Nomura: It’s the front for linking to the Mobile portal site. Also, I want to hype it up as a place for communication for fans of Kingdom Hearts.
Tabata: Linking not only through KH coded, but also through the Mobile portal site, all the players of Kingdom Hearts can come together in the Mobile world and enjoy it together.
COMPLETE JUMP FESTA COVERAGE
KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days
- The Japanese release date for 358/2 Days has changed from February 2009 to Spring 2009.
- A new illustration featuring Roxas, Axel, Xion, Riku, and Mickey was displayed.
- Luxord and Demyx were introduced as playable in the multiplayer demo.
|Arika-san from the Light in Chaos blog has played as both Luxord and Demyx in the 358/2 Days multiplayer demo.The first time she wanted to play as Demyx, but another player stole him. So she played as Luxord. He reportedly fights by scattering around cards which gives a wide attack range. He has high magic stats but low mobility, also doesn’t jump very high. She came in first.
When she played as Demyx, she reported that he had strong magic attacks and that using skills like Thunder was very helpful. But since the number of spells a person can cast is limited, she had to be cautious not to run out. When Demyx was idle and not fighting, he sings and dances with his sitar. She regrets that she could not here his voice during the demo.
- The single player missions were the same as at Tokyo Game Show 2008.
- Axel in Twilight Town
- Xaldin in Beast’s Castle
- Xigbar in Halloween Town
- 358/2 Days was the only Kingdom Hearts game to feature a new trailer.
|358/2 Days Trailer Impressions from The Light in Chaos & FF&KH Online:BGM: Passion -after the battle-
Xion: Who the heck am I…?
Roxas is standing on the shore and picks up a shell.
In the pod room Sora sleeps.
Namine: If it’s connected to another memory, surely she can’t endure it
It looks like it immediately follows the DKS3713 scene.
Riku defeats Xion, she is fallen over, the keyblade that left her hand disappears.
Xion: You say this keyblade is a fake…? Don’t say such a selfish thing!
Xion moves to grab the abandoned keyblade.
Riku avoids her attack and deals a blow to her side.
Riku: Here’s some friendly advice, get away from those guy’s base immediately
Riku: If you do, you can be together with those two people
Riku starts to walk away.
Riku and Xion are talking beside the paopu tree.
Xion: Do you hate me for taking away your friends?
Riku: No… But I’m sad
Xion: I’m sorry, but I can’t disappear now
The King and Riku (as Ansem) appear in the forest.
Riku puts on the blindfold and regains his original appearance.
Axel, Roxas, and Xion are together by the paopu tree.
Xion: Do I not exist?
Axel: What are you going to do, Xion?
Xion: I… I want to be together with the two of you
Roxas: Well, then come back
Xion: But… I can’t return as it is now
Xion: How can two people be the same?
Twilight Town forest outskirts.
Xion is being detained by Axel.
Axel: Xion! … What are you doing?
Xion: I’m… I’m going back to where I belong
Axel: At first, I thought that was the best thing to do too…
Axel: But… I couldn’t accept that. There had to be something else
I assume these lines are in the same scene, but the bloggers weren’t specific.
Axel: Even if I become a dusk, it’s fine
Xion: At any rate, I’ll still be erased
The World That Never Was.
Saix: Your worthless friendship or the annihilation of Roxas
Saix: Which one is more important to you?
Castle Oblivion (Destiny Island world)
Zexion: Surely you knew this would happen
Riku: Why would I know that!?
Riku is standing behind Roxas.
It’s very similar to the scene in Chain of memories, except that Roxas is present.
Twilight Town, the clocktower.
Axel and Roxas are waiting for Xion.
Axel plops himself down beside Roxas.
Roxas: Still… It’s getting late
After Roxas mutters, Axel stands up.
Twilight Town, open tram space.
Roxas is on his own and Xion turns the keyblade on him, then Axel enters.
Xion points the keyblade toward him.
As they are about to fight, a chakram flies out and Axel appears.
Then Axel and Xion begin fighting.
Roxas: Cut it out!
Xion: Hya–! Ha–!
She fights back against Axel, they don’t hear Roxas’s voice at all.
By the way, Axel fights in complete silence.
Roxas looks to the sky.
Roxas: Stop it!
Also, Roxas does not have his keyblade.
Twilight Town clocktower.
Roxas and Xion are there, she is wearing her hood.
Xion stands up.
Xion removes her hood, Roxas looks surprised.
Xion: My power, it’s going to be fulfilled very soon. Like a vessel overflowing with water, now my memory is full of memories of Roxas. To Roxas… How do I appear now?
The title appears, coming this Spring.
|Not voiced scenes, not in any particular order.Beast’s Castle.
Xaldin (So it seems): The master turned into a monster?
(It’s probably part of the mission in Beast’s Castle)
Blogger forgot where.
Xion finds a seashell.
Xion: This, it was put here for me.
She puts the shell to her ear.
Xion: I can hear it… Yeah, I can hear the sound of the waves.
Roxas: Xion can use the keyblade too.
Axel: There’s nothing here.
Xion: Lies! My secret is here
Blogger forgot where.
Roxas: If Xion and I are special Nobodies, (blogger forgot)
Blogger forgot where.
Roxas and Xemnas are talking.
Roxas: What’s wrong with ___?*
Xemnas: It’s an important Organization member, I’m going to take a rest now.
*Blogger just lists ??? for the person
The World That Never Was Castle.
Xion is alone in a room and appears to be crying on a bed.
Xion is sitting with her knee pulled up.
Xion: What should I do…Riku?
Blogger forgot where.
Axel (So it seems): Recently it’s Xion who has escaped.
Olympus Coliseum, Xigbar and Roxas.
Xigbar: We’re also entering the tournament
Roxas: Huh? I’m entering too!?
Continuance of the Coliseum conversation?
Roxas: Demyx! What are you doing here?
Demyx: What, I’m here to help you out! Anyways, that Xigbar guy sure is strong!
Xemnas and Saix stand over Roxas sleeping in a bed.
Saix: As I thought it seems to be the influence of Namine
Xemnas: Is he waking up?
Xemnas: Axel, Xion, Roxas. They have shifted again (???)
Roxas gathered up seashells and brought them to Xion.
The World That Never Was Castle.
Xion: I… It wasn’t me?
Xion looks downward in sadness.
Roxas: Xion uses the keyblade too.
Xion: Roxas too?
Twilight Town white room.
Namine and Xion are together.
Xion: What should I do?
A mission where Xion is wearing her hood is shown.
The first appearance of multiplayer mode with Demyx and Luxord is also shown.
As Roxas fights on his own, Sora seems to bear the damage he takes too.
On the top screen Roxas fighting Heartless and this HP display is shown.
On the bottom screen, Sora is shown without the HP display and Heartless.
In the battle scene where Roxas and Sora overlap, there
was a Shadow heartless with Sora. However, since his movements don’t match Roxas’s exactly the same, so he often misses the Shadow.
??? (Facing Roxas): Xion is different from you
Roxas: The members in Castle Oblivion are being annihilated–
Axel: It’s because I’m strong
- The playable demo was the same as at Tokyo Game Show 2008.
- The trailer shown was also the same one shown at Tokyo Game Show 2008.
KINGDOM HEARTS Coded
-The demo and trailer was also the same as shown at Tokyo Game Show 2008.
-The demo and trailer was also the same as at Tokyo Game Show 2008.
- Players received a clear file and postcards after completing it.
- There were also promotional cards with info to add Tetsuya Nomura to your Mobile friends list.
A HUGE thanks to RXS from the forums for putting this together in about 30 minutes!
That’s all for now, check back later!
Sora on 16 Oct 2008
It has been an exciting Show for the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Let’s recap and go over what was revealed this year!
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days
We know that Square-Enix announced that Days will be released in Japan next year in February. In the new trailer, Xion’s face is shown completely; her hair is black and similar to Kairi’s, except for she parts it on the opposite site. Also in the trailer, Roxas, Axel, and Xion are seen on Destiny Islands that -according to reportors- resemble scenes between Sora, Kair, and Riku; Xion is revealed to be a Nobody with a “special birth”.
In the demo, according to a blogger, each Organization member is shown, but only six were available for game play. Does that mean that one needs to unlock the other members?
358/2 Days Trailer Report From The Light in Chaos and FF&KH Online
Background Music: The Other Promise, drammatica version.
Twilight Town, the white room.
Xion has come to see Namine.
Namine: “I wanted to meet you, Xion.”
Xion removes her hood, completely revealing her face.
Destiny Islands, along the shore.
Roxas picks up a seashell.
Twilight Town, on the clock tower.
Roxas: “It is the 255th day since I entered the Organization.
Axel: “You’ve memorized the number of days?”
Roxas: “I want to remember that I was born.”
Twilight Town, in the forest on the edge of town.
Riku in the form of Ansem meets with the King.
For a moment he raises his keyblade in defense, he recognizes Riku.
When a blindfold is tied around his eyes, Riku’s figure returns.
His expression appears surprised.
Twilight Town, in the pod room.
Diz: “If he is lacking a few memories, will he have a problem waking?”
Namine: “In his case, it is an important key if he’s going to wake up.”
Diz: “Namine, what do you foresee?”
Namine: “If it’s connected to another memory, surely she can’t endure it.”
Destiny Islands, along the shore, near the paopu tree.
Roxas, Axel, and Xion talk while watching the sunset.
Xion: “Do I not exist?”
Axel: “What do you want to do, Xion?”
Xion: “I… I want to be together with two people.”
Roxas: “Well, then you should come back.”
Xion: “But I can’t return as it is now.”
Xion: “… How is it possible for two people to be the same?”
The World That Never Was, in the castle.
Saix orders something to Axel.
Saix: “Your worthless friendship or the extinction of Roxas.”
Saix: “Which is more important to you?”
Axel looks ticked off.
Destiny Islands, at the shore?
Blindfolded Riku and Xion are talking.
Xion: “Will you tell me about it? About Sora and the girl he’s always together with.”
Riku: “You mean Kairi?”
Xion: “Kairi… The girl looks like me.”
Riku: “She’s the girl Sora cares a lot for.”
Xion’s face looks flustered.
Xion: “I’m sorry… But… I can’t disappear now.”
Xion: “It’s because I have an important friend.”
Riku: “Is that so…?”
Riku places a hand upon her shoulder.
Riku: “In that case, think about it. You should really return to your original self.”
Footage of gameplay is shown.
With Xigbar in Halloween Town.
With Xaldin in Twilight Town.
With Saix in Olympus Coliseum.
Multiplayer footage was shown as well.
Twilight Town, tram plaza.
Roxas and Xion are shown engaged in a fight.
Roxas: “I’ve been searching this whole time with Axel――”
Xion, in silence and with a severe face, points the Kingdom Key toward Roxas.
Twilight Town, in front of the mansion.
Xion is in an argument with Axel, Roxas is to the side.
Xion: “Don’t go easy on me, Axel.”
Axel: “You’ve gotta be kidding! Don’t screw with me.”
Appearing in his hands are his chakrams covered in fire.
Axel: “I’ve decided. No matter how many times you escape, I will bring you back.”
Twilight Town, the pod room.
DiZ, Namine, and Riku stare at the pod Sora sleeps in.
Have the reproduction of Sora’s memories stopped…?
DiZ: “Has it stopped completely?”
DiZ: “We have no time to lose.”
Destiny Islands, the shore.
Xion is lying down, worrying.
Xion: “Who am I?”
Releasing February 2009.
358/2 Days Demo Impressions From The Light in Chaos
Playing as Marluxia.
He had the greatest HP and offensive abilities, a high critical attack percentage, but his movement is slower, especially in large areas. The stats can be read on the upper screen, while the selection is made on the lower one. I wonder if his fault is that his attack range is too wide and he hits the other players?
Because the levels were the same as last time, the contents of the demo felt slightly more polished. I attacked too aggressively and they were slightly sluggish, so I wasn’t able to use potions quick enough and suffered damage as a result. But as the offensive strength indicated, his attacks caused a large amount of damage.
358/2 Days Demo Impressions From The Light in Chaos
Place: Halloween Town
Boss: Dual Blade
At first you start as Roxas and you must find Xigbar. You encounter him in the main plaza area of the level. There is an indication of where to approach on the map. If you go from the bottom of the stairs, toward the area around the coffin, you’ll find Xigbar. After that, Xigbar joins Roxas in the single player mode.
The next encounter is in front of the bridge leading to Oogie Boogie’s home. There is are big snow crystals inside ice cubes scattered about. You have to watch out because they are powerful and have a large attack range. After defeating them, the Dual Blade boss appears. It has powerful attacks, causing you to freeze if you’re hit, so avoid them and attack when it’s guard is down. The demo ended after defeating it.
Seems this time instead of being supported by Axel or Xaldin, the role is reversed and Roxas is supporting Xigbar. Well, at least Roxas wasn’t a “drag” again.
Kingdom Hearts: Coded
KH: Coded had a playable demo, which was not expected, and according to reports, it possesses a nostalgic feeling similar to the first Kingdom Hearts. The demo had two playable puzzles.
Background Music: Destati, drammatica version.
“A forbidden secret――”
The King holds out a hand to Sora coming out of the back alley.
King Mickey: “Sora, your journey began here.”
King Mickey: “What you don’t know is, that I was here on that day too.”
King Mickey: “I’m going to tell you the truth.”
Destiny Islands, the secret place.
A person wearing the coat of a Organization XIII member appears before Sora’s eyes.
Organization member: “This world is damaged.”
Organization member: “You’ll have to go if you want to heal it’s wounds.”
Battle screens are shown.
Sora receives something glittery (probably data) from the person in the Organization coat.
Traverse Town, first district.
The person in the coat stands in front of some stairs.
Bugs spread from under their feet, appearing as black and red blocks.
Sora confronts the person in the coat
Sora: “It’s you causing this catastrophe!?”
Disney Castle, the study/libary room.
The person in the Organization XIII coat appears in front of the King, Jiminy Cricket, Goofy, and Donald.
Again, the bugs spread from underneath their feet.
Kingdom Hearts: Mobile
Famitsu Interview with Nomura (KH Mobile)
──Seems like the start of the Mobile site service is quickly approaching.
Nomura: Indeed. It’s being gone over daily to make sure there are no bugs in it. The avatars are even more interesting than you could imagine. In the promotional video, if Sora is Sora, and Riku is Riku, they could rearrange their appearances so one avatar has the head of Sora and the body of Riku, and vice versa. Actually, every part will be able to be customized freely. The impression in the trailer we wanted to display is that te feature is packed with a wide variety of contents.
──Do you have your own avatar?
Nomura: Would you like to see it?
──It’s cute with a devilish nature. (Laughs) So can you play with it?
Nomura: I made a new type of heartless. (Laughs) There is a demo with playable mini games in the mobile corner, please stop by there if you get the chance.
Someone graciously recorded part of the Coded trailer
And last, but definitely not least,
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
The release for BBS is still planed for 2009 in Japan. The trailer shown at the TGS did not change much from the one shown at DΣS3713, as well as the playable demo. However, these scenes were added to the trailer:
Background Music: Fate of the Unknown
Castle of Dreams.
Aqua glances Cinderella running to her carriage, and runs after her.
Cinderella drops one of her glass slippers.
In the world of Snow White.
Aqua looks into a mirror and the figure of the evil witch is projected.
Aqua jumps for a moment and steps back, then plunges into the mirror.
Aqua’s battle scene.
Her fighting style seems like floating.
She does not hold the keyblade, the keyblade attacks as if it knows her intentions.
Sort of like Final Form from Kingdom Hearts II.
Her mode changed to something pink, but the name of it is unknown.
Famitsu Interview with Nomura
──If 358/2 Days was emphasizing Xion, then was Birth by Sleep emphasizing Aqua?
Nomura: Aqua’s battle scenes were exhibited for the first time to the public, her movement is fast and easy to overlook. So that you don’t lose sight of her, concentrate and try to keep your eyes on her. Frankly speaking, since its hard to see clearly, she is teleporting in the battle scenes. Because the teleportation occurs instantaneously, it’s hard to catch sight of. (Laughs)
It was an exciting Tokyo Game Show this year. But before you go, here’s an artist’s rendition of what Xion will look like:
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