By: Erren Van Duine
Kingdom Hearts III may be a ways off if details from a new Famitsu interview are anything to go by. The magazine spoke this week with director Tetsuya Nomura about all thing Kingdom Hearts, including the upcoming HD 2.5 ReeMIX and a brief bit about Kingdom Hearts III.
Unsurprisingly, the HD remaster for KHII, BBS and Re:coded is being worked on by the same team that crafted Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and transitioning the games to HD has been a much smoother process so far. Although Nomura has yet to reveal a release date for the title, it volume of the release will be quite hefty although there won’t be many changes to it.
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded isn’t as long as 358/2 Days because many of the cutscenes in Days were originally from the main story. As a result, Nomura decided to add new events in Disney Worlds. Also there will be new voice actors that will make their appearance – the team just recorded voice for Alice’s world last week. Additionally, battle scenes as well as new scenarios have been added and there will be a scene that leads up to Kingdom Hearts 3D.
Nomura explains that the main focus behind the creation of the HD remasters is to summarize the plots in the lead up to Kingdom Hearts III, but he wants fans to know that KH3D is still important to the storyline.
On the subject of Kingdom Hearts III the video we saw back in October was received positively, although Nomura says that the game is still in early development phases. With the Osaka development team simultaneously working on both Kingdom Hearts III and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, Nomura is currently drafting the scenario for the former while considering some gameplay gimmicks such as a transforming keyblade.
Source: Nova Crystallis