Square Enix director and designer Testuya Nomura is interviewed in the latest issue of Famitsu. During the interview, Nomura shed new light on Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance and Final Fantasy Versus XIII.
On Versus XIII, Nomura said that last Sunday, he did a walkthrough of the entire world map, checking dungeons and side-areas in towns. He was amazed by the world’s width, he said laughing. While not entirely based on the Luminous Studio engine, it uses parts of the engine for lighting. Versus XIII‘s engine is one specifically utilized for action.
This is a Final Fantasy unlike any you’ve seen before, Nomura teased.
Kingdom Hearts 3D was a much more focused topic of the interview, though little details have leaked so far. The game is around 60 to 70 percent complete and is scheduled to launch in Japan this Spring.