Tetsuya Nomura discusses Kingdom Hearts III in PlayStation 4 ‘Conversations With Creators’ video
posted on 10.16.13 at 01:18 PM EDT by (@sqexgal)
PlayStation 4 specs more than enough, says Nomura.

The latest PlayStation 4 ‘Conversations with Creators’ video brings back Final Fantasy XV‘s Tetsuya Nomura, this time to discuss Kingdom Hearts III.

Kingdom Hearts III is a return to the Dark Seeker Saga. And since it’s the series’ return to consoles, Nomura wants you to feel the depth its capabilities in the new trailer. Kingdom Hearts is a series with developing action, each game taking it a step further with different challenges and bold new systems. Nomura wants to keep all the different systems in mind when developing a system for Kingdom Hearts III that stays in line with the previous numbered title.

Sora moves more fluidly in Kingdom Hearts III, according to Nomura. They’re currently at an early stage in development, so ideas about additional elements are still up in the air. But they want to balance the game’s RPG elements with action. Since PlayStation 4 has the capability, Nomura wants to make use of field space to take on a large number of enemies. He is considering an interactive field space, like rocks crumbling as you scale a mountainside or enemies that can climb. He wants to power up the AI, instead of having them all repeat the same programmed actions like previous Kingdom Hearts enemies and partners alike.

Nomura wants Donald and Goofy them to act according to their own thoughts, instead of just giving them an order and having them obey. Since PlayStation 4 has such high specs, he wants to utilize as many actions, motions, effects, and such as possible. Since this is the first numbered Kingdom Hearts for the next-generation, Nomura said you can really feel the series’ evolution. More than a photo realistic representation, Nomura is aiming to match the tone of each Disney world.

As for what worlds are coming, Nomura won’t share details yet. There are many that have yet to be used, and returning worlds will be set in different locations.

Kingdom Hearts III isn’t as far into development as Final Fantasy XV, so Nomura’s team at Square Enix Osaka are still deciding some things. DualShock 4 features are still undecided. And corresponding features with PS Vita or tablets are being considered. While PlayStation 4 offers a lot of possibilities, there are things to worry about, as well. But Nomura wants to put in as many elements as possible.

When asked what he thought of PlayStation 4, Nomura jokingly said that it was overkill, suggesting it is more than enough to work with. Asked if the Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III teams (in Tokyo and Osaka, respectively) effect one another, he said that seeing what each other is doing inspires them to work harder.

But is the conclusion of the Dark Seeker Saga the end of Kingdom Hearts? It’s a Disney title, too, Nomura said, so he can only speak for himself, but he does have ideas for characters and developments that take place afterward. The focus now is on developing Kingdom Hearts III.

Concluding the interview, Nomura said that the power of expression in Kingdom Hearts III will surpass previous games, and that the depth of play is greater. Everyone is working their hardest so that fans can get their hands on it quickly, so please look forward to future developments.

Watch the ‘Conversations with Creators’ video and read the full interview below.

—So many fans were ecstatic with the announcement of Kingdom Hearts III back in June. Could you give us another run down of the series and the new title Kingdom Hearts III?

The Kingdom Hearts series has a lot of Disney characters, and you play as original characters, traveling to the various Disney worlds. It’s a story about the “heart” as the series unfolds. It’s a story that’s been ongoing for more than 10 years and continues into Kingdom Hearts 3 where we’ll see the conclusion of the Dark Seeker Saga.

—Since it’s the latest console game in the series since Kingdom Hearts II which released in 2005, what kind of changes can we expect to see?

I think when you watch the in-development trailers, you get a feel of the depth that’s possible on a console title. In the case of mobile systems, the amount of information is limited, but with the home consoles you can make a game with a wide field of view. It’s been such a long time since Kingdom Hearts has been on the home console, that I think you can feel the considerable scale of it.

—On that large a scale, I expect we’ll be able to enjoy even more dynamic action.

Kingdom Hearts is a series where action continues to evolve. With the past spin off titles, we did something new and the bold action elements changed each time. One thing I want to do with KH3 is to pick and choose the challenges and unique systems from the spin off titles while keeping the system based in the flow of Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II.

—What’s an example of bold action?

Sora’s mobility has really improved. There are so many possibilities, but implementing all of them would be extravagant, so right now I’m considering what elements and to what degree they’ll be liberalized. After all, it’s an RPG as well as an action game. It does have that “jump as far as you want” kind of the action characteristic.

—Jump as far as you want? That’s insane!

In the actual game there will be some sort of limit, but this time we are adopting the “free run” style like in current action games, where you can run around, climb, etc. Additionally, your aerial ability and jump ability rise rapidly, so it feels like the action elements are really extravagant. I think people who have played Kingdom Hearts II might understand it easily, it already has greater mobility than Sora’s Final Form from that game.

—That kind of mobility, no doubt the next-gen system PlayStation 4 has the ability to realize it?

I think that PlayStation 4 power is capable of handling a diverse array of actions in a wide area and battles against large numbers of enemies.

—Are you powering up the map’s traits as well?

We’re preparing a fair number of actions that involve the world maps. Things like climbing up a cliff that crumbles with falling stones, and enemies lifting up a building that you are in.

—In the E3 2013 trailer, we see a large number of Shadow Heartless squirming and moving almost like a tidal wave. It seems like the enemies’ mobility has evolved too.

This time we are focusing our attention on developing the AI. The AI of both your allies and enemies has evolved in a way that hasn’t been seen so far. Before when a large number of enemies appeared, they all followed a program action pattern. But this time each enemy behaves according to it’s own thought process. I think it’s something that has been drastically powered up compared to the previous Kingdom Hearts titles.

—Speaking of allies, will the actions of our travel partners Goofy and Donald change as well?

Their AI is also being powered up considerably. Since Disney characters have concrete personalities, I want them to act according to their own thoughts instead of just giving them an order and having them obey like in the Final Fantasy series. Relating to their AI, we’re configuring it so Donald and Goofy act more like themselves.

—Even when they cooperate and mobile, it’s not like you give them clear instructions like before.

The direction we’re taking in their growth is to have it so they consider the situation, and help out accordingly. As the player is busy controlling Sora in battle, they consider how they’ll participate and their actions increase accordingly.

—With PlayStation 4’s and memory volume, is the PlayStation 4 able to implement those features?

Well, even with the Kingdom Hearts games so far, we’ve made it as seamless to the best of our ability, but the data is resident in the memory… So we include as many actions, motions and effects as possible. Luckily, PlayStation 4 memory volume is big, so it helps.

—Bold action, map features, and enemy AI. That’s a lot to squeeze into one screen. When I consider it compared to Kingdom Hearts II, it seems to become a pretty different game.

Since it’s a numbered Kingdom Hearts title that crosses into the next-gen, I think you’ll be able to feel how it’s evolved proportionately.

—How about the graphics?

More than a photo realistic representation, we’re thinking about how to match and express the tone of each Disney world.

—You’ve mentioned before that Kingdom Hearts III has a new shader being developed for it, can you tell us about it again?

This isn’t the official name, but it’s something we call the Kingdom Shader. You saw it a little bit in the E3 trailer, this visual of a Disney 2D produced painted image represented in 3D. This time, when I was thinking about how the graphics in Kingdom Hearts III would be visualized, it started with Takeshi Nozue working in Visual Works, and he made patterns of various visuals for me. He gave me this “painted looking visual” pattern and I wound up showing it at E3. Visual Works makes pre-rendered footage, and this is based on a way to make it work in real time.

—Is the painted looking visual something that you’ve wanted to implement for a long time?

Since the very first title, the graphic gradation was made with the intention of representing the painted look of Disney’s animations. But with the hardware back then didn’t have the capability to adjust the lighting freely, so we tried to portray a painted visual in the textures we used. But this time the hardware’s capabilities are better, there is no option of “not using light.” You don’t get a sense of graphical evolution just by setting old graphics to HD, my goal with the next-gen isn’t to do something that reproduces the pre-rendered scenes from Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II in real-time. I considered the concept of the visuals and thus the representation Kingdom Shader was created.

—I think all the fans are wondering, what worlds will appear, what enemies will we battle against, etc… Do you have anything to share about that?

Not yet right now. (laughs)

—Nothing, huh? But of course new worlds will be introduced, right?

As for worlds, I’ve made some choices and started making them, but at this stage I can’t announce what world and which characters. Information will come little by little… There are a lot of new worlds since there are so many Disney titles that haven’t appeared yet. As for familiar worlds and characters, you can expect that the locations will be completely, the visuals will be different.

—Are there plans for Kingdom Hearts III to utilize DualShock 4 functionality?

Like Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III is being developed in DirectX 11, so in what ways it will use PlayStation 4 functions hasn’t been decided concretely yet. Right now we’re in a stage where we are making note of the hardware and it’ll become clearer in the future. When I have an idea, I think, how about we use the DualShock 4 touchpad? So I think I’d use it in some form, but right now nothing is decided.

—Are you thinking about corresponding functions with tablets or the PS Vita?

Naturally I’m considering external devices, but I’m still thinking of ideas right now.

—Many things can be realized with PlayStation 4, but there seems to be a lot of troubling things too.

I suppose so. Ideas I think are original are already being realized by other makers, so we are waiting to see what they do, but it’s also nerve wracking. So far I’ve made games on a variety of hardware, but since I want put in as many elements as I can, I have a lot to think about. Because there are various possibilities, I want to make the kinda games that stand out as interesting.

—As someone who has seen the generation changes of many systems, what about PlayStation 4 has impacted you?

I thought it was overkill (laughs). As expected I gradually accepted it and then I wanted one (laughs). Players are swelling with expectations, but to make something suitable for this system, this is a hurdle that developers must overcome. The things you can do have increased immensely, so once you start broadening the possibilities, it doesn’t end, the possibilities just grow. You’re pressed to choose what ideas to keep and what to toss. The announcement at E3 has passed, and I am still feeling the huge response that Kingdom Hearts III received. Everyone was so happy in that moment, I’m challenged by how I’ll live up to that expectation with this title. It’s a big challenge when you have this system where the power of expression is so high. There have been a variety of systems so far, but I feel like this one is the greatest mountain to overcome.

—Not just in Japan, but fans around the world are waiting.

The mountain is being exceeded so far. I think we’ll be able to do something, I believe in my staff.

—So are the Final Fantasy XV team and Kingdom Hearts III team influencing each other in any way?

Well, when they see the other team, they get inspired by the great things they see, but that’s because that’s how things were created in the Square era. Kingdom Hearts III development started later, so it’s not as far along, but I think that it’s good motivation.

—By the way, we’ll see the end of the Dark Seeker Saga in Kingdom Hearts III, but what will happen after that?

Kingdom Hearts is a Disney title, so I can’t speak for them, but naturally, in my own mind I have ideas about what happens after Kingdom Hearts III. About characters and developments. Maybe sometime there will be a chance to talk about that, but rather than thinking out the concrete details regarding that, right now my first priority is completing Kingdom Hearts III. I want to put out Kingdom Hearts III quickly.

—We’re looking forward to it. Alright, any last messages for the viewers?

Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II were for PS2 and we skipped PlayStation 3, and now we are releasing Kingdom Hearts III for PlayStation 4. The power of expression has increased drastically, and from the developments accumulated so far, even the gameplay by itself, I think that it’s become something with depth. So that the day fans can experience it for themselves, we are all working are hardest, so please look forward to the next update.

Thanks, Famitsu.

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  • kirby755

    Looking great and awesome, can’t wait to hear the beautiful soundtrack as well.

  • EX+

    I’m very glad to know that Nomura has a very clear goal: Get this game out without rushing it. I really don’t mind a summer 2016 release. FFXV will tie me over, as well as some RPGs on the PS3. So when the KH3 release date is announced, I’ll play through both KH1.5 HD Remix and KH2.5 HD Remix back to back. So take your time Square. No need to rush.

    I’m also glad that the specs of the PS4 are more than enough for both FFXV and KH3, so I can’t wait to see the final version. The work of the most powerful console. Still mind blown by the graphics at such an early stage. Can’t wait to play these games on an actual 1080p screen, because YT is BS when it comes to quality. Lol. Now all I need to finish off the gaming year is FFXV at Jump Festa.

    EDITED: Enemies lifting up buildings that you’re in?! Holy crap!
    “Additionally, your aerial ability and jump ability rise rapidly, so it feels like the action elements are really extravagant. I think people who have played Kingdom Hearts II might understand it easily, it already has greater mobility than Sora’s Final Form from that game.” Whoa… this game is gonna be beyond fluid. Can’t wait to see the aerial combat.

    • JuhRo

      Careful… saying you “wouldn’t mind” a summer 2016 release.. might end up into a fall 2018 release… Hahah.

      • Wolf Star

        KH2 announced at the same time as KH Chained of Memories in 2003, go to 2005/2006 the game been released. I don’t think it’s 2018. I think it’s 2015 or 16.

        • JuhRo

          Going off of patterns is dangerous, especially since back then, there wasn’t a FFXV in the way.. but yeah I get what you’re saying.

          I was just pulling a joke cause “being okay with a delay” is something you better be willing to stick out with.. again and again.. FFXHD was announced 2011.. and was said to be released in early 2013.. and then summer.. and fall…. and then before the end of the year.. and now it’s only in Japan RIGHT before the end of the year.

  • bloodiOS

    I think Nomura-san meant CG-like when he says photorealistic ;) EDITED: Ah, so he said differently in the actual interview. Anyway, so far, it just looks very similar to the CG sequences of the previous games though, so I’ll have to see how things will turn out in the actual game.

    Anyway, here’s hoping that he’ll effectively utilize those 18 compute units to beef up the AI and the scale of interaction with the environment. Also, I’ll take him saying the PS4’s specs is overkill as a promise for 1080p@60fps ;)

    EDITED: Holy shit! Enemies lifting up buildings that you’re in?!

    • EX+

      Lol . I think that we’ll get 1080p@45FPS, because it doesn’t have a realistic art style so it isn’t that complicated. As for FFXV, I’d say 1080p35-40fps. The game will be 1080p regardless, so it’ll look ball bustingly good. Don’t forget that FFXIV runs at 1080p@60fps on the PS4 and that’s an online game, so KH3 and FFXV will run great on PS4 :D

    • MrRobbyM

      1080p is a given with all/most next-gen games. 60fps is really the only thing to worry about. Though for a game like KH being very action oriented, 60fps would be great.

  • Zuhri69

    Nomura, old friend. We miss you.
    Inb4 the long wait…

  • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

    I take it these creator interviews will never have English subs in the video itself….

  • Awnye

    All this PS4 talk makes me assume the Xbone version is literally just a port. lol

    • Guest

      PS4 is the platform that normally get KH exclusively and is made by a Japanese company in Japan where the fanbase for games like this are bigger so yeah it’s obvious PS4 will get more talked about especially if this video is intended for the Japanese audience. Also the Xbox isn’t really big in Japan so yeah.

    • Wolf Star

      It looks like it, I don’t see KH 1.5 and 2.5 on Xbox 360 anywhere. That means that KH3 is supposed to be a PS4 exclusive game until Micrsoft got desperate and wanted a big franchise that everybody loves to Xbox One. So yeah Xbone is a port most likely.

      • EX+

        Think FFXIII. They won’t optimize this game for the Xbone, since it’ll sell pretty badly. So it’s gonna run worse on Xbone.

        • Wolf Star

          13 sold worse on Xbox and even 13-2 and now 13-3 it won’t sell that well. I don’t think KH3 on Xbone will save the day for SE. It will just lower the sales even more. I never seen 1 person who is an Xbox fanboy who loves RPG’s

          • EX+

            It wouldn’t sell well on the PC either. I don’t want them to make a PC version and if they do, let it be after the console release. Because if they release a PC version, they’ll have to make the game work on different levels of PCs, which would make development time longer. That’s why the Xbone version annoyed me, but not to the extent that a PC version would.

            • DarkLegacy

              I’m sure it’s not going to be on PC but being developed on it to speed things up if that’s true. Plus I don’t want this or FFXV having a PC version and this game including FFXV will run good on PS4

              • EX+

                They’ve only hinted at the possibility of a PC version of FFXV anyway. KH3 definitely isn’t going to PC. There hasn’t been any demand for a PC version of either anyway, so it’s most likely not gonna happen. It doesn’t matter. It’d still sell best on PS4 anyway. I don’t want a PC version either.

                • DarkLegacy

                  Hopefully it doesn’t go on PC which I don’t think it will. Although all of us here know that KH3 will run better on PS4 and as for Xbone, that will be worst

                  • Wolf Star

                    I never even wanted KH3 on Xbone and PC to begin with. Nobody wanted that. But Microsoft became greedy and yeah we know what happened at E3. Also I never heard of demend on Xbone by consumers at all like never. Even I went to Facebook, not a single person, maybe 1 or 2 but that’s it.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Same here, I hate Xbone as much as anyone does. Although at least they put 2.5 HD Remix on PS3 rather than putting it on Xbox 360. And with KH3 on Xbone it’s gonna run worse and it will run better on PS4. Of course when KH3 was said to be on Xbone this pic came up http://i.qkme.me/3utcyz.jpg

                    • Wolf Star

                      Hahha the pic is awesome xD also I agree with Xbone, I tried to give it a chance but E3 proved me wrong that Microsoft will never change. I’m glad they put KH. 2.5 on PS3, if it was on 360 oh boy 5 discs of glory. Also lower sales. KH3 will be amazing on PS4, while Xbone.. Lag, slow downs, more lag.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I agree, KH3 and FFXV was one of the reasons why I had to pre-order a PS4 cause one of my friends said that both of these games have gone on to Xbone and a couple of years ago, one of my friends brought a 360 and was trying to get on live but he said it was a rip off but I didn’t know how much the price was. Although since KH3 is now going to be on Xbone it will slow it down which will give signs that Xbone is just a failed console

                    • Wolf Star

                      Xbone is already a failed console to me plus by negative news to me the console aka DVR box is already rushed. Soo what’s the point of having FF XV and KH3 on Xbone if they won’t meet expectations in sales for Xbone?

                    • Wolf Star

                      I preordered PS4 because of 3 things 1.) FF XV
                      2.) KH3
                      3.) perfect price point number $399, everything they said destroyed Micrsoft in the end.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Yeah Microsoft were just a failed company and in the end they failed again with Xbone. Plus since I’ve pre-ordered a PS4 along with KH3 I forgot to pre-order FFXV which I’ll do when I’m in town

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      “Xbone”

                      LOL!!!!

                    • DarkLegacy

                      That’s just what they call it. You’ve probably seen it on some articles

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      It could mean the death of “Xbox One”, LOL!!!!

                    • DarkLegacy

                      lol it’s just it’s nickname

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yeah to me KH3 and FF XV from the start are PS4 exclusive ^^ can’t wait. Also yeah Xbone is a rushed console let the RROD 2 start!!

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Agreed. Since KH3 marks this game as the last saga of the franchise I just hope the series doesn’t go on to Xbone. And hearing Xbone or looking at the logo will make me sick easily. Plus, I’ve also shown a lot of hate to Xbone by using these pics

                      http://abload.de/img/major-nelson-xbox-oneuasyb.gif

                      http://24.media.tumblr.com/dfda5d024bc726b04a880b732c52444f/tumblr_mih11ciTuK1qewabxo1_500.gif

                      http://i.imgur.com/iY8ZXq2.gif

                    • Wolf Star

                      http://khstudios.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Kingdom-Hearts-3-Xbox-One.jpg

                      By looking at this box makes me sick :/ also hahah xD I like the 1st gif

                    • DarkLegacy
                    • Wolf Star

                      XD you have PSN?? add me :)

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I’m gonna get PSN when I get PS4, add me too when I get it

                    • Wolf Star

                      Ok I will ^__^ can’t wait to get the PS4.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Same here including FFXV and KH3 ^__^

                    • Wolf Star

                      Agreed ^^ can’t wait for both games especially FF XV because it’s close being done and it plays same as Kingdom Hearts :)

                    • DarkLegacy

                      True. Once 2014 arrives then XV would’ve been in development for 8 years and it could make me wait for KH3 easy

                    • Wolf Star

                      FF XV would make me occupied until KH3 comes out. 2015 is the right date for KH3 to come out. KH1.5-2013
                      KH2.5-2014
                      KH3-2015
                      Makes perfect sense.
                      So FF XV- 2014, yeah lighting returns -_- meh..

                  • EX+

                    Same here.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I remember watching the E3 trailer to both FFXV and KH3 and they were awesome trailers but when Xbone’s logo came up on both KH3 and FFXV then I felt like being sick and started thinking to myself “WHY MICROSOFT WHY!? YOU KNOW YOU’VE ALREADY FAILED AGAIN!”

                    • EX+

                      IKR. Like I said, I hope they don’t go to PC. Also, after KH3 and FFXV flop on the XBO, SE Japan should ditch MS.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Yep I’m hoping they don’t go to PC. But Xbone, MS became greedy and put it on there console. To me, Xbone is just a failed console and we know what’s going to happen when there’s going be Xbox fans buying there console and the games FFXV and KH3 and it will slow down. As for both of us, we’ve picked the right console with FFXV and KH3

                    • Wolf Star

                      I’m sure Xbone will flop next month heheh maybe. There is one person who I agree with. His name is Baba San, he is the creator for Tales of games and he said that Playstation fan base is really strong and will continue to support PS3, I hope that guy makes PS4 game next. Yeah he made a mistake with doing a 360 version but still Xbox 360 flopped in Japan big time and so will Xbox One.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Xbone is gonna flop. It’s still a failed console while PS4 is a better console to use. And I’ll agree with Baba San, I’m glad he’s said that PlayStation fan base is strong

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yeah PS4 is user friendly and also have you seen what the new UI is going to be?? I’m liking it so far. Also Xbox One sales is
                      Really low, I don’t know why people are saying it’s sold out and the stocks are back. Everyone knows by now PS4 sold more than Xbone.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Agreed. We have gone with the right console for FFXV and KH3 while those fanboys have picked the wrong console and we all know what’s going to happen with Xbone, all the people that are buying FFXV and KH3 on Xbone, those games are gonna slow down and MS have to give up cause what they don’t know is that they’ve failed again

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yep, I feel bad for anyone who bought X1 at launch and payed almost $560 (I’m including tax and Xbox Live Gold) so it’s close being $600 now with a new X1 retail game. I’m glad that we are getting PS4 and more games are coming to PS4 within a year :D also FF XV and KH3 will look beautiful and amazing on PS4 while people who bought Xbone, “lag, lag, freezing. Look what happened to Boyoneta for PS3?? It’s going to do the same for Xbone xD

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Agreed. By the way since we’ve been talking about KH3, I am wondering if we have too battle this guy http://i.imgur.com/LSuFl.jpg

                    • Wolf Star

                      I hope so :D unless in KH2 they really went back to their place :/

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I’m sure they have. It’ll be a fun battle if Cloud was in the party

                    • Wolf Star

                      I had a crazy dream that you control cloud in KH3 and it had disdea battle style in Keyblade graveyard while you fight in the war. It would be sweet but yeah we will have to fight Sepheriot.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Umm okay. Well yeah I guess we do cause it’s the 3rd title and we got to fought him in KH 1 and 2

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yeah, KH3 needs Sepheriot. Do you think there would be extra character you fight with Sepheriot like… I don’t know but something like Kefka from FF6??

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I was thinking of fighting Jecht from FFX if he appeared. Plus we actually do need a lot of Final Fantasy characters like Noctis or Lightning. I’d even like Noctis in KH3 and his world and we do need Final Fantasy worlds in the game too

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130
                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130
                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130
                    • DarkLegacy

                      Is this TruthTeller?

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      Yes.

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130
                    • Wolf Star

                      Well I’m guessing that we will see Sheyuba from the world ends with you :) also I would love to see Noctics and lightning in KH3 ^^

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I can tell that Shibuya will be in cause in DDD, Neku said “See you in Shibuya” which could mean that it might have a chance to appear in KH3 hopefully. I had thought that Noctis would be a great character and include his world in rather than putting him in Radiant Garden and I hope Lightning gets a chance to appear in KH3

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      By the way,

                      “Wii U Daily” has 2000+ articles.

                      http://wiiudaily.com/2013/10/wii-u-daily-passes-2000-news-posts

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I know. I already knew in the first place

                    • Wolf Star

                      We will see Sayuba in KH3, soon I hope. I really hope they make a
                      Level based of FF15. That would be awesome and also maybe lighting, that would be cool.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I’m sure that hopefully they will. By the way I just checked my calendar and we have 3 weeks left until the release of PS4

                    • Wolf Star

                      Ikr?? I’m excited for Ps4!! :D
                      Also
                      http://gematsu.com/2013/10/playstation-4-the-players-since-1995-video
                      This video is amazing 0_o

                    • DarkLegacy

                      The players since 1995. All I need to do is get that PS4 and then I’ll pre-order FFXV

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yep and same here ^^ I tried to preorder FF15 at GameStop but I can’t and one of the employees tought I meant FF14, I showed him the vid from E3 and blew his mind xD now he wants it for X1 lol

                    • DarkLegacy

                      The employee wants XV on X1? O_O lol. Think about what might have happened if you told him if you could pre-order KH3 and show him the trailer. My friend pre-ordered XV and KH3 from Amazon for PS4 and I got mine from Gamestation(It’s a shop’s name)and one of the customers said “I saw that game and I am getting that on PS4” and look what I found on Youtube, all of the reactions in one vid and it’s funny xD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzyfrg6Ufb8

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yeah I think so? and I forgot to show him about KH3 >__> I was busy hyped with FF15. Also nice :D and I saw that xD look what I found!! You must watch it!! :) http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xQdBVAmOqeE

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Don’t worry about it, I got hyped with XV too including KH3. Watching that video that I sent you makes me laugh cause of the black guy’s reaction at the top with his glasses “C’MON YOU CAN DO IT AHHH YES YES YEAH! OMG HE’S GOT THE KEYBLADE ‘Heavy breathing’ YEEEESSS Kingdom Hearts III is coming. OMG IT’S SHOWING GAMEPLAY! ‘Gets keyblade and raises health slightly’ OMG I’M EXCITED!” By the way I tried to watch that vid but I think link’s broke and it keeps saying “This page can’t be displayed”

                    • Wolf Star

                      Here is the link and I hope it works

                      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xQdBVAmOqeE

                    • Wolf Star

                      Ikr?? xD Here is the link and I hope it works

                      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xQdBVAmOqeE

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Sorry about that I found the problem, I opened it in a new tab and it wouldn’t come on xD lol. That’s two reactions to the same vid that I’ve watched but there still funny. I wonder what happened when they saw Xbox One’s logo

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                    • DarkLegacy

                      I have a problem. I don’t have a Facebook account

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                    • DarkLegacy

                      Will this also be used with Disqus or won’t it work with it?

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      What do you mean?

                    • DarkLegacy

                      If your new website will work with Disqus or not

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      It depends. There is currently an issue with me setting up “Disqus”.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      What kind of issue?

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      That it does NOT work…yet.

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                    • DarkLegacy

                      Haha true story. Both don’t seem to give up

            • Wolf Star

              Agreed, I don’t think there is enough fan base on PC. It’s going to be a lot less.

              • EX+

                Exactly. It’s KH3 and FFXV we’re talking about. If PC fans cared so much, there would be much more demand. But there barely is any at all. I hope it doesn’t go to PC. It would be a waste of time and money for SE and the PC fanboys would be all up in our faces. But either way, I pretty sure it won’t go to the PC.
                Just because the new consoles have an X86 architecture, doesn’t mean that the PC will get all the games. Especially not JRPGs.

                • Wolf Star

                  I agree with you, FF XV and KH3 would never be on PC. It would be a waste of money and time. Also PC gamers are annoying, back then it was awesome to become PC gamer but now they care about graphics and high power. Plus I never seen any demand to put those games on PC. I don’t think PC gamers will even care for KH3, they are going to pirate the game as usual.

                  • EX+

                    Exactly.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yep :)

                  • Bobby Jennings

                    not to be late but this is a very biased comment..

                    • Wolf Star

                      It’s true..
                      some people like to pirate games on PC.

                    • Bobby Jennings

                      I know it’s true but not everyone pirates on PC. People also pirate on the PS3 and 360 too

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I didn’t know that they would pirate a game on PS3 and 360. I only knew that people would do it on there PC, and now I know that they pirate games on PS3 and 360. I wonder how many do that on there PS3 and 360

                    • Bobby Jennings

                      I’m sure plenty do. This goes for the Wii, the 3DS, the DS, the PSP(I’m sure you know about that xD)

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I already know now xD lol

        • Wolf Star

          Also KH3 on PS4 will run smoothly and while on Xbone side KH3 might
          Lag, or not run well enough.

      • DarthNemesis

        But its not that big of a franchise in the US.This is just the usual sellout square and the game will be crap like FF13.

      • Bobby Jennings

        Yeah that’s what I don’t understand either. They’re making KH3 for Xbone but not 1.5 and 2.5? The whole point of the Remix chain was for new people to get into Kingdom Hearts….

        • Wolf Star

          Yeah it’s already to late now to make 1.5 and 2.5 on Xbox 360. Everyone who own an Xbox will never experience Kingdom Hearts. That proves that Microsoft is greedy and doesn’t care for Kingdom Hearts. Also they are desperate. KH3 is still a PS4 exclusive for me no matter what. It feels wrong to play on Xbone now.

          • Bobby Jennings

            It’s never too late to port a game. Look at Symphonia.

            • Wolf Star

              We would’ve gotten early notice about KH coming to Xbox 360 but it never happened. Well it’s never happening.

              • Bobby Jennings

                We didn’t get early notice about Symphonia. Like I said, it’s never too late, it all depends on the fans if they want it on Xbox or not. If there’s no demand then it won’t happen.

                • Wolf Star

                  There was no demand for KH on Xbox. I don’t know why Kh3 went to Xbox One. For Symphonia well I don’t know how it went to PS3 well it’s a collection so yeah.

                  • Bobby Jennings

                    Yeah I know there wasn’t, just saying it’s never too late.

                    • Wolf Star

                      We wil see, for now it’s PS3 exclusive.

          • Bobby Jennings

            I also agree that KH should stay on Sony consoles, but right now it’s not about being biased. If it’ll introduce more to the KH series, then I’m all for it.

        • Wolf Star

          Also SE can’t got back to 1.5 because they will make the development for KH3 even longer. Also same goes to 2.5. What’s the point making Remixes if KH3 is on Xbone One. It’s already to late now.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Technically, both versions are ports. They develop the game on PC first.

      Also, the ‘Conversations With Creators’ videos are created by and hosted by Sony. On official PlayStation channels and such. They aren’t going to mention the competition in these.

      That’s why you don’t hear Xbox talk. It makes sense.

      • Budgiecat

        I know but Sony really should have made some type of effort to keep it an exclusive..

        • DarthNemesis

          Why? It will only sell on the PS4 anyway and it is not important enough to try to pay Square.Sony does not neef it exclusive to succeed and I would rather they spend their money else where like The Order.KHhas always been overrated anyway.

      • Wolf Star

        Your right, I never even heard about Xbox talk about their games at all. Since they revelead Xbox One. I don’t think Xbox is interested at KH3 at all they just want money. Also I don’t thnk Xbox fanboys would be interested at KH3 at all. maybe few but it won’t help SE make more
        Money by releasing for both systems.

        • DarkLegacy

          Totally agreeing. As I forgot to say a few days ago, Microsoft are just a greedy company. And with Xbox fanboys, they are just too happy because there gonna get KH3 and FFXV for there console. I think SE made the wrong idea to put KH3 on Xbone

          • Wolf Star

            Agreed, I really think SE
            Made a big mistake putting KH3 on Xbone. But once again 1.5 and 2.5 are never going to Xbox 360 lol. It must mean one thing.. Microsoft made them to put KH3 on Xbone.. Worst idea ever. Also there was one dude in the forum wrote back to my comment saying “never say never its going to Xbox 360 1.5 and 2.5.” Really?! -__- no body in Japan has an Xbox 360.. Also about US.. Well we know already about Xbox 360 people “shooters 24/7”

            • DarkLegacy

              I’m too surprised that 1.5 and 2.5 didn’t go on to 360, and that guy “never say never its going to Xbox 360 1.5 and 2.5” he was wrong. And here’s hoping SE make a 3.5 HD Remix without putting on Xbox One. And if they plan on making KH3FM, they better bring it over to us

              • Wolf Star

                Yeah what was the point of announcing KH3 on Xbone when KH 1.5 and 2.5 (except for 3DS) are on PS3 but not on Xbox. SE should’ve said a long time ago about KH collection coming to Xbox 360 but it never happened so.. It’s never going to happen plus KH3 should’ve been a PS4 exclusive :p

                • DarkLegacy

                  And don’t forget that they made a mistake putting FFXV on Xbox too. Besides I would’ve have liked to see KH3 as a PS4 exclusive

                  • Wolf Star

                    Oh yeah.. Damn it square!! FF Versus 13 should’ve been a PS exclusive but not you guys get paid by Microsoft again to make it non PS exclusive -__- that’s stupid..
                    well we won’t see FF XV for a while thanks to Xbox One. Porting is going to take time and all that :/

                    • DarkLegacy

                      If only SE had finished Versus XIII(Or XV)in 2010 or 2009 then it wouldn’t have been on Xbox and the same with KH3, they should’ve developed it early

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yeah but instead we get 3 FF13 games that no one asked for. Also I remember in 2006 there were 3 games in the crystal is series. (FF13,FF Agito 13(Type-O) and FF Versus 13(FFXV). We never get to see the other 2 games… until E3 2013. oh wait we are missing Type-0. I already forgotten about that game. I wish Microsoft didn’t become greedy -__- still it won’t sell well on X1 and also lightning returns either Xbox 360… well we know what happened to the series

  • 罪罰

    ps4 domination

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Amazing. I’m really excited with what Nomura-san has said in the interview! Also, I don’t mind the game to be released late because I want them to make the best Kingdom Hearts yet.

  • Invisbin

    This nigga said Enemies lifting up buildings YOU ARE IN. Someone get this guy a raise.

    • Anime10121

      Pimpanort speaks truth!

      • Invisbin

        Promotion for you!

    • DarkLegacy

      I’m agreeing with what you say. At least he said that we could climb cliffs with falling rocks

      • Wolf Star

        We saw Noctics climbing a falling statue,
        KH3 will be all mighty game :D falling rocks and buildings destroyed oh man KH3 is going to be sick!!

        • DarkLegacy

          And here’s hoping we’ll be able to climb buildings in KH3 like we will be with cliffs. And thanks to Leviathan, Noct(his short name) is able to jump from one building to another inside that tornado and his able to ride a vehicle inside it

        • DarkLegacy

          Open forum #67 from Gematsu has officially opened http://gematsu.com/2013/10/open-forum-067

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  • True Gamer

    Hella beast. I remember at the end of kingdom hearts II, I knew a third one was coming and I said I can not wait. lol I learned my lesson the hard way and now I have unequivocal patience ^_^

  • Budgiecat

    “Similar to Final Fantasy, players direct Donald and Goofy, and they’ll respond to your guidance.”

    Thank you

    I’ve been saying this is something KH should have done from the start

    • Zackasaur

      Actually, they have some of that in the original Kingdom Hearts! It just got removed after that. I imagine KHIII will make it deeper, though.

  • 罪罰

    Japanese developers: The new consoles are an overkill! We can do so many things now! New gameplay and more enemies!
    Western developers: IT needs moar ram for muh grafix

    • EX+

      Japanese developers are innovative and awesome. Western devs are surrounded by power hungry greedy corporations who are pressured by grfx whores and PC fanboys.

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        Well Said.

  • Kobracon

    Everything sounds good under the hood. Eagerly awaiting KH2.5 HD to tide me over while KH3 gets perfected. I am just salivating imagining more Forms for Sora. Final Form was crazy enough, let’s see them top THAT!

  • DarkLegacy

    I’m still waiting for this, 2.5 HD and FFXV. Both KH3 and FFXV will be one of the epic games coming to PS4 and they will be awesome. And 2.5 HD I can’t wait for that next year on PS3, I will be able to play KH2FM since it’s filled with lots of content inside them.

    Edit: ENEMIES LIFTING UP BUILDINGS O_O interesting. Well this is going to be one of the best and epic games on PS4

    • EX+

      Same here. That reminds me. I forgot to pre-order FFXV.

      • DarkLegacy

        I know I forgot to pre-order FFXV too. Oh well if I go town I’ll pre-order it

  • PrinceHeir

    glad it’s coming along well, but where the hell is FFXV info’s?

    come on, don’t tell me they’ll be able to release this first before FFXV does.

    • DarkLegacy

      KH3 won’t come out first. SE are more than likely concentrating on FFXV with Direct X11 like they are with KH3, there using the same engine on both of these games. But I think XV will be the first to be released because it’s been in development for 7 years and KH3’s development began in June when E3 was on. So it’ll be a while before KH3’s development finishes. But remember, SE can’t develop both games at the same time so XV will be the first game to be released

    • EX+

      FFXV will come out way before this game. I also really think that it’ll come out late 2014… maybe even summer.

      • DarkLegacy

        I think XV will be out next year like July or August

        • SonicDaHedgehog

          Sorahearts,Please don’t leave NintenScience!

          • DarkLegacy

            I only deleted my comments because they had 10 downvotes

            • SonicDaHedgehog

              You said before that you’re thinking about leaving the group….

              • DarkLegacy

                It’s because I keep thinking that it might be the end

            • SonicDaHedgehog

              10 downvotes?Wow,we must be really hated by fail trolls.

  • kirby755

    I didn’t know why I haven’t notice yet but that is the Master Keeper(Aqua’s current keyblade) the blade that Sora found on the beach!!! UHHHH I’m an idjit!!!!