Square Enix Considering Kingdom Hearts 3D HD Remaster

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Square Enix didn’t share much about Kingdom Hearts III during this year’s Tokyo Game Show, but director Tetsuya Nomura shared the latest for the upcoming game and series in an interview in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. Below are the relevant points of interest. [Thanks, Game Jouhou.]


  • There have been reports from foreign media that Kingdom Hearts III co-director Tai Yasue mentioned the Disney film Frozen [being in Kingdom Hearts III], but these are false, as it was never denied nor confirmed, and was misinterpreted as being a fact.


  • Choosing new worlds for Kingdom Hearts III is also proving to be a difficult task for Square Enix.


  • The conversation between the two mysterious characters heard during the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix trailer from E3 is actually longer, at around two minutes.


  • With the wait between Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix and Kingdom Hearts III, along with more development for Kingdom Hearts X [Chi], Square Enix want to cut down the waiting time for fans as much as possible.


  • Kingdom Hearts X [Chi] and Kingdom Hearts III’s stories are closely related, so they’re being written at the same time.


  • Square Enix are putting serious consideration into making an HD version for Kingdom Hearts 3D, as it’s the only one that doesn’t have one.


  • The development for Kingdom Hearts III is moving smoothly according to plan.


  • Square Enix seem to be having some sort of design problems due to engine-related issues, but currently, they’ve advanced in the scenario writing and world choices, along with designs for Sora and Riku’s new outfits.


  • According to the Osaka development team, Sora’s mobility is way too high, and it almost felt like he was invincible at around his end-game level.


  • They currently have a great variety of Keyblade transformations, and compare it to Birth by Sleep’s original way of fighting using Keyblades.


  • Besides Kingdom Hearts III, Square Enix have various projects [for the series], but at the moment, they have plenty of offers and plan on prioritizing those first.


Kingdom Hearts III is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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