By Spencer . April 12, 2010 . 12:48pm
In a fan powered Q&A, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days director Tetsuya Nomura fielded a question about the lost Pinocchio level. Nintendo Power reported about a Pinocchio level in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, which wasn’t in the final game. What was this area like?
“Set in a circus and playing off the story of Pinocchio, a puppet with a heart, and the Nobodies who possess no heart, we planned for a sad episode with Roxas and Xion looking for hope for themselves,” Nomura disclosed.
Nomura also commented on how he came up with Xion. “The name Xion and her background story was thought of and constructed during the production of this title, but we actually had the concept for a girl character like Xion drawn up since Roxas’s defection from Organization XIII. Therefore during the production of this title, we just worked on expanding on the ideas we had for that girl character and wrote Xion’s story around that concept.”
Edit: Whoops, forgot about Larxene. I stand corrected!