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#1977753 Schedule released for the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]: Dandelion Meeting

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 10 April 2018 - 06:20 PM

It would be the biggest troll move if they didn't show a trailer. I mean Nomura is showing up, come on!

#1977751 KH13 staff will be among first to play Kingdom Hearts III

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 10 April 2018 - 06:17 PM

CONGRATS GUYS! But that means I'll probably be staying off the site around the release lol

#1973855 Name your top three picks for KINGDOM HEARTS III Worlds :].

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 15 February 2018 - 08:36 PM

Treasure Planet, Game Central Station (Wreck-It-Ralph) and Agrabah (Aladdin and the King of Thieves)

#1973595 Something weird is going on with the logo animation

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 13 February 2018 - 04:03 PM

Don't think it means anything to be honest. They probably just felt like re-using the old one. The older animation is also more fitting with the very calm/dramatic vibe of the Theme song trailer while the newer animation is a bit more abrupt but that's just my opinion lol.

#1973438 E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts III release date announcement is NOT confirmed

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 12 February 2018 - 02:43 PM

Square said that they will announce all the dates for their major game for the year between april and the E3, so I'm sure that it will happen, we don't need a confirmation, but yes, it's important that we spread the word

Oh I forgot about that. So It’s very likely that the release date will be revealed at E3 (unless they reveal it before which I don’t expect to happen). Still, I don’t like it when misinformation is being spread. People should double check their sources before reporting news and if they made a mistake, they should at least try to correct it.

#1973297 Who is the "other me" Riku mentions in the Theme Song Trailer?

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 11 February 2018 - 11:17 PM

At the end of the Kingdom Hearts III Theme Song Trailer, Riku leaves the now broken Way to the Dawn Keyblade on the shores of the Dark Margin in the Realm of Darkness.  As he does so, he says, "Can't use this Keyblade anymore.  Might as well leave it here...in case the other me needs it."  Who is this "other me" Riku is talking about?  The way I see it, there are three possibilities:


1. A Riku from the past - It is possible that, through the magic of time travel, the Riku from the first Kingdom Hearts game has become a member of the real Organization XIII.  After all, Ansem did possess him for a while, and Riku did call the Riku in the Organization coat that he ran into inside Monstro in Dream Drop Distance his "dark side" and said, "I'm chasing me".  However, I think that this is the least likely possibility.  Riku did battle with the darkness in his heart and won, and because of that, Young Xehanort told him in Dream Drop Distance, "We originally had our sights set on you.  But, you developed a certain...resistance to darkness."  Plus, why would Riku be leaving his Keyblade behind for his dark side to use?


2. Data-Riku - This is the Riku from the data inside Jiminy's Journal who was chosen as the vessel for the memories inside the Journal to keep them safe from the Bugs.  Why is he now in the real world?  Who knows?  Maybe he was chosen to be one of the seekers of darkness, or maybe he has come to aid the guardians of light.  But if Riku is leaving his Keyblade behind for Data-Riku, then the latter seems more likely, since, as I already stated, it would seem pretty silly for Riku to leave a weapon behind for the enemy.


3. Riku Replica - While Riku did destroy Riku Replica during the events of Chain of Memories, it is possible that, through the magic of time travel, he has become of member of the real Organization XIII.  I think that this is the most likely possibility, especially because I also think that there is more story to explore with Riku Replica about how he has his own heart, because the data version of Ansem the Wise told Riku in Dream Drop Distance, "When he [Sora] sees the heart in something, it then becomes real."  Sora definitely saw the heart in Riku Replica during the events of Chain of Memories.  But the question remains, why would Riku be leaving his Keyblade behind for Riku Replica if he has indeed been brought back to be a seeker of darkness?  All I can think of to answer that question is that maybe there will be a redemption story for Riku Replica.  Maybe he will turn on the seekers of darkness and betray them.  Other than that, I don't know, but I still think that Riku Replica is the most likely possibility.


But those are just my thoughts.  What do you guys think?

I was actually thinking that it was a Riku from the past too. As you've said, Riku was possessed by Ansem at a certain point which means he technically was an incarnation of Xehanort at a certain point. I believe he left his Keyblade behind because he knows that in the past "the other him" spent some time in the darkness but eventually found his way to the light by travelling the road to dawn. It's symbolic, he's leaving or "opening" the "Road to Dawn" in the Realm of Darkness so that "the other him" from the past can find his way to the light because that is what awaits him in the future if that makes sense. Also, it's symbolical of Riku's character fully moving on from his past. He's travelled the road to dawn, so now he can leave it behind in case someone else that gets lost in the darkness (another him) has to use it.

#1973295 E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts III release date announcement is NOT confirmed

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 11 February 2018 - 10:58 PM

We've had a lot of Kingdom Hearts news in the past 2 days. If you've been following them on twitter or youtube, you've probably heard people say that Kingdom Hearts III's release date would be announced at E3 2018. Well, I wanted to let everyone know that this has NOT been confirmed. The tweet people were referring to when talking about the release date announcement was actually from a Square Enix fan account and whoever tweeted this was speculating about the release date announcement not confirming it. The truth is no information concerning the release date was discussed at the D23 Fan Event which is why bigger gaming news networks such as IGN and Playstation Access have not mentioned that information. It also explains why official Square Enix twitter accounts do not mention this information. Now that you have this information, I ask that you spread the word as big KH Youtubers, like the X-Keepers (safe Soraalam1), have been unintentionally misinforming the community which is bound to 'cause complaints and disappointment later in the year. 


Here is the tweet people have been referring to when talking about the E3 reveal: 



As you can see, it comes from a fan. The account's name translates to Square Enix Bahamut Mackerel.


Reliable sources such as RedMakuzawa and KHInsider have confirmed that the whole thing is a misunderstanding:




That being said, Square could still decide to reveal the release date at E3 2018. Just be aware that it's not confirmed.



#1973092 Kingdom Hearts III makes 0.2 look bad

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 10 February 2018 - 07:44 PM

For real, have you seen that graphical upgrade! KH3 makes 0.2 look like garbage. and we thought 0.2 looked AMAZING! Kudos to Nomura and staff. They're doing an amazing job!

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#1973080 How do you feel after todays KH3 showcase?

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 10 February 2018 - 06:59 PM

Actual footage of me watching the trailer:



#1973049 Are we getting too many trailers?

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 10 February 2018 - 04:25 PM

Are we getting too many trailers? 


We seem to be getting a trailer each time a new world is announced. But by the time Kingdom Hearts 3 does come out, we would have already seen whats coming in cut scenes and gameplay because they are showing it already in trailers. 


Is it just Disney wanting to promote each film that is announced as a world. So they want big trailers?


What are your thoughts on this? I've lost count how many trailers we have had for KH3

I don't think Disney is handling the trailers. That's all Square. Nomura said they were probably going to reveal all the worlds before the game releases so yeah...Also, the trailers don't really say a lot about the story. We've had 8 trailers so far I think, and they're mostly gameplay. They're not giving us enough to spoil the game story-wise. As of the gameplay, they always show the mechanics before the game comes out. It's totally normal. 

#1972973 Coverage: Kingdom Hearts Fan Event at D23 Expo Japan 2018

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 10 February 2018 - 09:58 AM

Shibuya leak is officially fake.

#1971100 RUMOR: PlayStation Official Magazine UK claims Kingdom Hearts III is "spl...

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 20 January 2018 - 04:30 PM

That's strange though, they also mention Toy Story and the returning Drive Forms... Also, KH3 and DDD don't really look like the same game lol

Tell that to IGN lol. I think PS Magazine is as confused as they are.

#1968174 Assets for Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- have bee...

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 13 December 2017 - 07:13 PM

Like those I attached? It's not as if Sora's look is terrible in the cutscene but if you can have the better quality one, it would be a shame to settle for something mediocre, not even mentioning that awkward model of Young Xehanort.


I really, really hope you're right and those are different stages. Looking back at 0.2, there was this weird fluctuation throughout the game, even from one camera angle to the next, which bothered me quite a bit, especially because they sometimes overdid the lighting compared to the TGS demo for example. It's weird how a development stage prior to the release can look better than the final product.

I fear that the same could happen to KH3 where they improve something and in the next step make it worse again.

Yes, the pictures you attached are exactly what I'm referring to. Sora doesn't look bad in the cutscene at all, but...that in-game model from the D23 looks much better. I understand what you're saying about 0.2 as well, but I'm pretty sure this was developped in a short period of time (and the cutscenes still looked amazing) while KH3 has been in development for 4-5 years. Plus, I believe the cutscene quality for KH3 is gonna aim towards that of Back Cover which looked better than 0.2 in my opinion. 

#1968159 Assets for Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- have bee...

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 13 December 2017 - 05:09 PM

No clue, maybe it's not the model but lighting and the fine details which bother me. It's rather... irritating when the gameplay quality surpasses cutscene quality, especially if they're pre-rendered videos which apparently use the same model. Shouldn't the quality be the same then? Instead, the quality fluctuates a lot and that's a bit worrying when they only use one model per character. Though that's only an opinion.

If you look at some of the gameplay and compare it to the cutscenes, it just looks rather different. But it doesn t have to be the model itself I guess? You're right that it doesn't make much sense to have two, especially when the difference isn't really that noticable anymore.

I agree. I've noticed that the models seem to look a little better in the gameplay segments of certain KH3 trailers. Especially in the orchestra trailer. Perhaps the cutscenes and the gameplay were "recorded" at different stages of development or maybe the cutscenes aren't finished yet and they still need to touch upon certain elements.

#1968001 Assets for Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- have bee...

Posted by PrinceNoctis on 11 December 2017 - 08:30 PM

Well, it was pretty obvious that the cutscene were videos since Aqua's accessories weren't carried over to the cutscenes (meaning the cutscenes weren't in real time, although they were rendered within the engine or at least that's how I interpreted it). Also, OMG Luxu has a face!