• Log in with Twitter Log In with Google
  •    Sign In   
  • Create Account
  1. Kingdom Hearts 3D appears in Game Informer with Nomura interview

Follow Us

KH13.com Newsletter
KH13.com Social
KH13.com on Facebook KH13.com on Tumblr KH13.com on Twitter KH13.com on YouTube
Kingdom Hearts 3D appears in Game Informer with Nomura interview

Kingdom Hearts IIIKingdom Hearts 3D07 May 2012 by DChiuch

The June 2012 issue of Game Informer magazine has included an article on Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance]. This article contains an interview with the director of the Kingdom Hearts series, Tetsuya Nomura, where he discusses the upcoming release of Kingdom Hearts 3D internationally. Thanks to EternalKeyblade from KH13 who typed up a script of the interview, you can now read it below!

GI: What is the first element you create when starting a new Kingdom Hearts game?

TN: "It differs every time, but I usually start with the gameplay mechanics. At the same time, I work on the structure of the story and then flesh it out from there with the gameplay linked to the story."

GI: What was the visual inspiration for the colorful and cute Spirit allies and Nightmare enemies compared to the darker Heartless and Nobodies in the past games?

TN: I've always wanted to incorporate a system in which you can turn your enemies into allies. When I decided on having the story take place in the world of dreams, I needed a new category of enemies. That's how I thought about creating new characters that can be added as allies. I had the team apply many different color patterns, keeping in mind that these are fantastical creatures that live in a dream world. Then, I picked the pattern that was the most colorful and stood out the most.

GI: Would you ever want to see a high-definition collections of Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II similar to the upcoming Final Fantasy X HD remaster?

TN: I do have an interest in HD versions, and I'm currently researching them. If it is possible, I would like to do something about the series being spread over so many different consoles, too. I am thinking alot about the future.

GI: You released Birth by Sleep on PSP. What are your thoughts on the Playstation Vita?

TN: We have been invited to make games on different new platforms, and every time we have created titles making sure that they are highly compatible with the platform. The PS Vita is definitely a powerful device that is very interesting, but because of it's high power, there isn't much of a difference with a console. So even if we were to make a game, we would have to be very careful about how to create it for that device. I also feel that it's about time that Kingdom Hearts should go back to being on a console.

GI: What do you say to the segment of Kingdom Hearts fans that believes the increasingly complex storyline of Kingdom Hearts stands at odd with the child-focused Disney element of the franchise?

TN: First of all, this series is not intended to be child-focused, and so the complexity of the story is purposefully made prominent. That being said, with a series being around so long, there are a few items I have in mind so that a wider audience range can enjoy the experience. For the time being Dream Drop Distance, there is a new function called Mementos, and in the section called Chronicles, the player can read a summary on each of the titles from the Kingdom Hearts series. Whether you are just starting out or you have played all the games before and need a refresher, it has all of the key information summarized.

GI: In recent interviews you hinted that Dream Drop Distance is the last game before Kingdom Hearts III. Do you see it this way?

TN: I'm not able to disclose any information on what's coming next or any other future plans, but you may be able to find a hint if you play through Dream Drop Distance to the very end.

GI: Square Enix has released several iPhone and iPad games both of new franchises and classics. Are you interested in creating Kingdom Hearts game or other titles for IOS?

TN: There is something I am working on, but I'm afraid I can't reveal the specifics. I feel that there needs to be progress made on the tablet devices and there should be more games for that platform. I'm not sure which title this would come to pass, but I am researching about IOS as one of the platform options.

GI: How is Final Fantasy Versus XIII coming along? It's been nearly six years since it was announced. Why is this project taking so long to develop?

TN: We would like to ask for your patience on an official announcement for this title. It always takes time when tackling the challenge of doing something new, but we are doing our best to bring information to the fans as quickly as we can. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

Some interesting quotes:
"I do have an interest in HD versions [of KH1 and KH2], and I'm currently researching them."
"I also feel that it's about time that Kingdom Hearts should go back to being on a console."
"There is something I am working on [for iPhone/iPad], but I'm afraid I can't reveal the specifics [and it's not necessarily KH]."

Comments

You are viewing the website as a guest. In order to post comments, please sign in or create an account.

DkrisXIII, May 09 2012 03:28 PM

Just got my GI Magazine today, wheeeeee x3

VoidXName, May 09 2012 11:57 AM

Well, it sounds like i'll be begging my brother to let me use his iPad *sigh*

But at least Nomura's looking into HD KH :smile:

J. Severe, May 08 2012 06:51 PM

So, KH HD Collection for next year confirmed? I mean, he flat out says that he's interested in KH and KH2 HD and that he's researching it, that must mean something, right?

Nikolasvanitas, May 08 2012 02:25 AM

KH on Vita ,KH on wii U,KH on Sega Genesis,KH on PS1,KH on Super Nintendo=awesone :D

DG20, May 08 2012 12:05 AM

I really hope he doesn't consider a KH for tablets...or at least not as an IOS exlusive. That would suck so hard...in so many ways. q_q
Damn you GameInformer, why didn't you ask him about the 10th anniversary?! >—


Noooo freaking way. When he mentioned the iphone/ipad os I thought he had lost his mind. That's the one "system" I will not buy for Kingdom Hearts.

r0ckstarferlife, May 07 2012 10:57 PM

Uh... you 'feel' that it outsells it in Japan? The Wii has been massively outdoing every consoles for years, recent trends don't really matter.
And I never said I wanted KH for the Wii, I said that if Square Enix is basing their console choice entirely on which one has the most users, it would be the Wii.
Learn to understand what people say before you start bashing their opinion.

well i wasn't sure or not that's why i used the word feel (after looking it up you are correct wii does sell more), but ps3 still has superior graphics. which is what kingdom hearts deserves

Roxasfan0210, May 07 2012 10:19 PM

awesome can't wait :) !!!!!!!!

hatok, May 07 2012 10:12 PM

haha i was and i was on my phone so i didn't realize i didn't post it correctly.
so you would really want to see kingdom hearts 3 on the Wii, because i feel like the PS3 out sells it in japan (which is where Kingdom Hearts sells best) and it has a much better experience playing on a dual shock compared to a wiimote .

Uh... you 'feel' that it outsells it in Japan? The Wii has been massively outdoing every consoles for years, recent trends don't really matter.
And I never said I wanted KH for the Wii, I said that if Square Enix is basing their console choice entirely on which one has the most users, it would be the Wii.
Learn to understand what people say before you start bashing their opinion.

KissyFace, May 07 2012 08:45 PM

To be honest, i'd love KH on the Vita, but, I would want it to be on PS3 as well. Tetsuya needs to stop making people bu consoles to play KH games. While I hae every system KH on, it's a shame people will miss the games due to not being able to afford the system.

Matthew, May 07 2012 08:16 PM

About that last question about FF Versus XIII,I am really trying to figure out what is going on with that game.And honestly,with that kind of answer,I can't.I mean Nomura just says he wants us to be patient? What could it mean for FF Versus XIII?Again I can't figure it out.The only thing I can assume is that its simply taking a really long time.Either that or their having trouble with a certain part in the game.But at least Game Informer was,as its name implies,IMFORMATIVE!