Kingdom Hearts 3D demo headed to North America
posted on 05.12.12 at 09:09 AM EST by (@sqexgal)
Full translation of Weekly Famitsu and Ultimania interviews.

In the Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Ultimania (a detailed encyclopedia released on May 1 in Japan), director Tetsuya Nomura dropped a few hints about the future of the series and shared details regarding the game’s mysterious events. In Famitsu this week, he confirmed the Sora scenario Traverse Town demo currently available in Japan for North American distribution.

Kingdom Hearts 3D launched on March 29 in Japan and has since amassed 308,000 sales. It is scheduled for North America and Europe on July 31 and 20, respectively.

Regarding future titles, Nomura claimed he could not say when, but “various developments have already started regarding a new title in the Kingdom Hearts series.” Just this week, he went on to joke that the next title “might be a curve ball.” In Game Informer, he said he feels “that it’s about time that Kingdom Hearts should go back to being on a console.”

If you would like to read the complete translations of his latest interviews, including those from the Kingdom Hearts 3D Ultimania, please check them out on my personal blog. (Please be warned, they are spoiler intensive for fans who have not already completed Kingdom Hearts 3D.)

  • NCloud

    Alrighty :)

  • anime10121

    Cant wait! Hopefully it’ll be released during E3!

  • FaithlessMr

    Awesomesauce! Hopefully this means Europe will also get it. Don’t see why we wouldn’t anyway, knowing we always get whatever NA gets (on the e-shop at least :P)

  • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

    Goodness can we get an Hd port of all the handheld ones now?

    • FaithlessMr

      @KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler:
      TBH, the only portable KH I ever see SE “HD remaking” is Birth by Sleep. Remaking the DS games in HD would require more resources and costs, which they mostly likely just wouldn’t do. Most (if not all) of the HD remakes we’ve been getting this gen are just upscaled, sharpened up versions of 128bit games, and the PSP pulls of something closer to a 128bit game than the DS did, which would render a BBS HD remake more likely (assuming SE wouldn’t want to spend some actual money on remaking the DS games for HD consoles).

      That being said, I *personally* don’t think we’ll get more than KH 1, 2 and probably Re:CoM in HD. We’ll have to wait and see, though.

      • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

        @FaithlessMr: Well it actually wouldnt be hard to do at all all the character models and animations are already made in hd,the only problem would be gameplay,which could easily be changed

        • FaithlessMr

          @KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler:
          “Well it actually wouldnt be hard to do at all all the character models and animations are already made in hd”

          You mean Birth by Sleep, right? If that’s so, then I agree with you. I think the DS games are far from HD though, and they’d have to do it pretty much from the start, no?

          • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

            @FaithlessMr: Even the ds ones wouldnt be hard,they have all those characters models made in Hq,and the areas are all made as well