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Kingdom Hearts 3D to Have New Disney Worlds, Ties to Kingdom Hearts 3

by Pedro Hernandez - November 17, 2010, 2:38 pm PST
Total comments: 10 Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2010/11/17/kingdom-heart..., (Siliconera)

The 3D enhanced Kingdom Hearts games won't reuse past worlds.

Kingdom Hearts creator and designer Tetsuya Nomura confirmed via Famitsu that Kingdom Hearts 3D won't be reusing Disney worlds from other games. Past handheld titles such as Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and the upcoming Re:coded featured worlds from the previous titles. "Except for original worlds and Traverse Town", he said, "We plan to make all new Disney worlds."

Famitsu also asked Nomura why the title features Sora and Riku as children. "That's still a secret", he told the publication, but he then noted that having them as children is vital in the game's story. In addition, Nomura confirmed that the story in Kingdom Hearts 3D will tie into the story of Kingdom Hearts 3. "Perhaps, the ending of Kingdom Hearts 3D will continue in Kingdom Hearts III", he stated.

Talkback

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterNovember 17, 2010

I am actually very glad to hear this. Save for Birth by Sleep I didn't like how the handheld Kingdom Hearts games always recycled the same worlds. Looks like Nomura is taking this handheld game very seriously. Hopefully, the Pixar worlds make an appearance here.

MaryJaneNovember 18, 2010

This is good new for 3DS development overall, and also makes me want this game even more. Though I do wonder if new Disney worlds will mean unfamiliar Disney worlds?

CalibanNovember 18, 2010

"Perhaps, the ending of Kingdom Hearts 3D will continue in Kingdom Hearts III"

Really? So what makes him think that 3DS owners will have a PS3, or is this but a confirmation that KH3 will also be available for the Wii.

FlipsterNovember 18, 2010

IMO the biggest problem with the Kingdom Hearts franchise is the reuse of all of the same freaking content. Seriously, isn't it a little sad that the biggest feature that every Kingdom Hearts game has to offer aside from Kingdom Hearts I and II is that they actually have (a little) new content? The amount of ports and remakes is beginning to get unbelievable.

With that said, I didn't expect much of anything new from Kingdom Hearts 3DS at all, and sense it has new worlds and supposedly ties in with Kingdom Hearts III (which is a confirmation about Kingdom Hearts III existing that's exciting in itself), I will definitely think about picking it up once it and the Nintendo 3DS releases.

Bman87301November 19, 2010

Quote from: Caliban

"Really? So what makes him think that 3DS owners will have a PS3, or is this but a confirmation that KH3 will also be available for the Wii."

What are you talking about? When did they ever say KHIII would be on PS3? Did I miss some previous announcement? As far as I know this is the first confirmation that KHIII is even in the works, and nothing in the article even remotely hinted at a platform. So, where the heck are you getting PS3?

It seems to me, the natural assumable platform choice would be Wii anyway. Since the first two were released on PS2 which was the console with the widest audience at the time, they're going to want to aim the third one to the same diverse audience which is currently Wii's. Considering that PS3 currently still has the smallest audience of the three consoles, and since Square-Enix has abandoned their overwhelming loyalty to Sony, I'd assume PS3 would be the least likely platform for KHIII.

CalibanNovember 19, 2010

I'm just assuming based on the idiocy that sometimes is apparent from Square-Enix. Did the Wii get FF13? No, and hell if the Wii wasn't market leader then lol. They could have just used whatever they worked on with the PS2 engine they had for FF13 before they restarted the project for the HD consoles. Watch, the only thing that you will get for the Wii is KH3: log 1/2.

But the Wii did get Dragon Quest X. And whether people like it or not, Dragon Quest is the Toyota of gaming where Final Fantasy is the equivalent of a Formula 1 car.

Though I don't think we'll see anything out of KH3 until after the release of the Super Wii. The team that would be working on KH3 is committed to Final Fantasy Vs XIII at this time, and lord knows when that will come out. By that time, the Super Wii should have enough of a userbase that it would at least get a day and date (since Disney likes to sell to the Toyotas of the world; see Mickey, Epic).

TJ SpykeNovember 20, 2010

Quote from: Caliban

I'm just assuming based on the idiocy that sometimes is apparent from Square-Enix. Did the Wii get FF13? No, and hell if the Wii wasn't market leader then lol.

The Wii was NEVER gonna get Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix have said in the past that mainline FF games will go to the system with the best tech.

Bman87301November 20, 2010

Quote from: Caliban

I'm just assuming based on the idiocy that sometimes is apparent from Square-Enix. Did the Wii get FF13? No, and hell if the Wii wasn't market leader then lol. They could have just used whatever they worked on with the PS2 engine they had for FF13 before they restarted the project for the HD consoles. Watch, the only thing that you will get for the Wii is KH3: log 1/2.

When FFXIII was being planned it was still very unclear which system was going to be the market leader. First of all, when it was first announced for PS3, neither Wii or PS3 had hit the market yet and Wii especially was still highly questioned by developers. And even when they did launch and Wii sales soared, companies were still unsure if it was just going to be a short term fad... That's why DS was chosen for DQIX--- at the time it was the only system sure to still be on top by the time development was completed. Once Wii's dominance became clear, they started planning DQX for Wii. Besides, FFXIII probably wouldn't have gone to Wii even if its success was certain. The "idiocy" behind continuing FF on PS3,  is probably just part of the choice of direction for that particular series. FF has gained the reputation for using their latest graphical advances, and to keep up with that tradition they have to keep it on the most advanced hardware. I'd say FF is the exception not the rule. Square-Enix's current pattern seems more favoring towards Wii at this point. And let's face it, with the KH series' use of Disney characters, the Wii's family-oriented reputation makes it an even more sensible choice for the franchise when compared to the gritty, adult-oriented reputation the PS3 is known for.

CalibanNovember 20, 2010

Quote from: Shaymin

But the Wii did get Dragon Quest X.

Ah yes, I forgot about that. Hopefully they stick to the plan because we haven't heard anything about it for a while.

Quote from: TJ

The Wii was NEVER gonna get Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix have said in the past that mainline FF games will go to the system with the best tech.

So how come no main FF game was on the Gamecube? Maybe it was because the PS2 had a bigger install base, and fan base, but the GC was definitely superior to the PS2.

Quote from: Bman87301

When FFXIII was being planned it was still very unclear which system was going to be the market leader. First of all, when it was first announced for PS3, neither Wii or PS3 had hit the market yet and Wii especially was still highly questioned by developers. And even when they did launch and Wii sales soared, companies were still unsure if it was just going to be a short term fad... That's why DS was chosen for DQIX--- at the time it was the only system sure to still be on top by the time development was completed. Once Wii's dominance became clear, they started planning DQX for Wii. Besides, FFXIII probably wouldn't have gone to Wii even if its success was certain. The "idiocy" behind continuing FF on PS3,  is probably just part of the choice of direction for that particular series. FF has gained the reputation for using their latest graphical advances, and to keep up with that tradition they have to keep it on the most advanced hardware. I'd say FF is the exception not the rule. Square-Enix's current pattern seems more favoring towards Wii at this point. And let's face it, with the KH series' use of Disney characters, the Wii's family-oriented reputation makes it an even more sensible choice for the franchise when compared to the gritty, adult-oriented reputation the PS3 is known for.

I'm sure the 2 years worth of FF13 assets developed for the PS2 could have been used for the Wii. I mean, all that time and money, specially money, wasted. It just doesn't make any sense to me. Oh well.

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