Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Coming Out This Year

By Spencer . September 4, 2009 . 10:22am

The last thing we heard was Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep would be in stores “this winter”. Square Enix updated the time frame, which could have been a vague way of saying February 2010, to “2009″ as seen in the publicly released trailer on the official website.

 

Here’s the clip.

 

 

And here are a ton of tiny screenshots showing the game’s various worlds. New areas based on Snow White, Cinderella, and Lilo & Stitch are confirmed for the game. The battle system, from when I played Birth By Sleep, takes elements from Kingdom Hearts II and adds elemental transformations. When you end a series of combos with, say a fire spell, Terra can shift into Fire Blazer mode which gives him a new set of attacks.

 

Story

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Gameplay

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  • Randgriz

    Can this game get any more beautiful?

    • lostinblue

      No. Just wait till you see it in your console, with no AA and worse polygon models going on (like square-enix usually does)

  • keyboy7

    do you know how happy this just made me?

  • QBasic

    How…the HELL did you snag those screenshots from the site!? I spent at least two hours trying to get them!!!! ;_; Whut be your secret!? T_T

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      The secret is once you snag one screenshot add 1 to the image file to get the next….

      • QBasic

        ;_; That’s just it. The dumb pages didn’t even have any action tags whatsoever, so I couldn’t even get started.

  • eliel

    i wana hear the this trailer with the English voices!!! This is gona be good i think even better than Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (Maybe….)

    • doubleO7

      But I wonder who’s gonna replace Mickey, seeing as how his most recent voice actor died.

      Hurry up and hire someone Disney!!!

  • Ereek

    The graphics look amazing. I’m very, very impressed and I typically don’t care about graphics in my games. I’m looking forward to BbS far more than Days. I love how it’s more Disney oriented.

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/Kuronoa Kuronoa

    I like what I see, and a Lilo and Stitch world makes me want to play it more.

  • http://www.nisamerica.com NickyD

    Wow. That IS gorgeous!

    • BraveWind

      You can say that again!

      • http://www.nisamerica.com NickyD

        Er, *ahem*, WOW. That is GORGEOUS!

        Different emphasis, but same message. =)

        • shion16

          yeah
          could you say it in another language xP?

          • BraveWind

            Haha xD
            Let’s see….
            !ذلك مدهش
            o3o C’est magnifique..I think.

  • pressstart

    Looks lovely. Why is Zack in there?

    • BraveWind

      Not Zack.
      Named Terra if my memory is working oxo’
      He is the last secret boss on the PS2′s KHII’s Mix o3o
      e.e … He is mean…very mean.

      • QBasic

        Ever heard of sarcasm, or ironic humor…? Guess not. -_-

        • BraveWind

          v.v..HE DOES look like Zack so I thought he really meant the Q…guess you’re right.

  • Jirin

    I’m not sure if I’m going to get this game. On one hand, Kingdom Hearts has fantastic production value. On the other hand, the combat has so many problems. I got through I because I liked having to find my way through all these weird maze-like dungeons, and I liked the platforming. I quit halfway through II because they eliminated the platform and the combat seemed like I was winning every boss fight by just hitting triangle over and over. Since I seem to be one of the few gamers who still plays mostly for the gameplay, this is a huge problem to me.

    I’ll be open minded about a new Kingdom Hearts game, but unless there’s something for my brain to do while my eyes are getting their sugar fix (Like there was in I), I probably won’t get it.

    • Hexen

      nah. i think they fixed the one button mash thing. i see circle and square buttons on some gameplay vids but yeah after the 2nd installment, i’m kinda lost my interest.

  • Aoshi00

    I didn’t really care about KH 358/2 days on the DS. But this makes me want to go back to finish KH2 and then play this (I’m so behind), seems like another gem on the PSP. Snow White, Cinderalla, and the new girl all seem very cool. I have never watched Lilo & Stitch… And the music (I assume still Shimomura Yoko?) is epic.

    Speaking of the PSP Go, who wants to own a digital copy of this right?

  • http://ofurotaimu.dreamwidth.org shirokiryuu

    I’ve never played a single Kingdom Hearts game, except I don’t know if Chain of Memories count. Will this game still make sense to me? If it does I probably will strongly consider getting it.

    • Ereek

      As far as I’m aware, BbS takes place before the events of the first Kingdom Hearts, so it might.

    • Hexen

      they might mention or refer some names on the present KH series but so, it still playable enough.

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