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Nomura talks Kingdom Hearts 3D & unannounced title in May 10 issue of Famitsu Weekly: confirms KH3D demo in North America

The May 10, 2012 issue of Famitsu Weekly magazine has included an on article on Kingdom Hearts, containing an interview with the director of the series, Tetsuya Nomura. Here, Nomura discusses both Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] and a future, currently unannounced title in the Kingdom Hearts series. He also confirms a North American demo for Kingdom Hearts 3D!

sqexgal has completely translated this interview, and you can read this translation below. The full version of the interview contains strong spoilers for Kingdom Hearts 3D, and can be read here. For a spoiler-free version, keep reading.

— Speaking of the previous titles, about when do you start thinking of the ‘next title’?

Nomura: It’s a gradual process. When Kingdom Hearts was in production, I was considering ideas for Kingdom Hearts II and Chain of Memories. And when those two were in production, I was thinking of ideas for the next three, 358/2 Days, Coded, and Birth by Sleep.

— Were you thinking of KH3D when those 3 titles were in production?

Nomura: KH3D was put together relatively quickly, I was still concepting the story when I brought it to the table.

— What about in the secret movie of Birth by Sleep Final Mix…?

Nomura: Well… (Laughs.) Now that you mention it, that secret movie was referred to as “A fragmentary passage”, meaning bits and pieces of something whole. A story connected to Kingdom Hearts exists out of that, but I don’t know whether or not it’ll be told hereafter.

— The secret message and secret movie of KH3D were loaded with things to wonder about. Is it finally time for KH3?

Nomura: I’ll leave that up to everyone’s imagination. Though, it might be a curve ball. (Laughs.)

— Lastly, a message for our readers.

Nomura: We’ve decided to distribute a KH3D demo in North America as well as Japan. You can play part of Sora’s scenario in Traverse Town. So if your friends haven’t played it yet, you can recommend it to them. And of course, give the co-op mini game Flick Rush a try. Also, an unannounced title is being prepared as well, though it’s something lighter. There are still songs continuing to be distributed for Theartrhythm Final Fantasy so you can look forward to that as well.


Nomura used Crappy answers. It was super effective!
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. . . . "“Maybe it’ll be something unexpected akin to a ‘fast ball’.”"
This is one major tease that will certainly have the KH Fans frothing at the mouth for more offical annoucements. I know I am.
I really want KH3, I'm not saying I don't like the unnumbered titles, but in all honesty I want KH3 fast. Maybe a game like BBsv2 for PSP (Not vita, I'm not buying another handheld) and then a little while after release KH3. But I really want KH3 :(

He received the opinion that the storyline was difficult to understand.


If there wasn’t a battle at the end of the game it would have felt anticlimactic, so an unplanned boss battle was added hastily.


“Since I decided to make KH3D rather suddenly, the story I presented was rushed since it was still being planned.”

The fragmentary texts that appear in the secret movie are tied to the story of Kingdom Hearts, however there is no telling whether it will be explored hereafter. (He avoids saying whether or not it relates to the secret movie of Birth by Sleep Final Mix.)

At least Nomura is honest,although he made some mistakes he has the courage to apologise ,this is the only way for him to become a better game developer and i hope he will learn from his mistakes and improve,at a time when Japanese developers,esp from the Jrpg genre are receiving many negative comments from the western audience Nomura has the courage to accept his mistakes and be honest to the fans in contradiction to other famous Jap developers who still have an arrogant attitude

So another kh game before kh3?( kh bbs volume2??? :huh: i guess its time for KH speculation :D
BBSV2....
Lol, I love your icon SoraKH xD Well, like Nikolasvanitas said, I like that Nomura acknowledged the complaints of his fans and owned up to any mistakes he had made. All the same, I think we've waited quite a long time for KH3, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that title to be the next. ... And then I remember that KH3 would mean the end of the Xehanort saga, and then I feel a little sad and wonder whether another unnumbered title would really be such a bad thing.
Hopefully the unannounced title wouldn't be a mobile title :(
Well this proves what ive been saying about Lea all along XDDDD
On the other update he was talking about iPhones and iPads... I can see where this is going -____-. Kill me now.
I wonder why he never talk straight >.< it's always the same answers every freaking interview!! :( I understand the confidentiality about unannounce games but still.. at least give us some legit answers lol Also, will this new title be KH related? It doesn't say specifically...?
I hope it's a rhythm game! That's lightweight, right? xD
" Regarding the title’s concepts, during Kingdom Hearts there hadn’t been anything past KH2 and Chain of Memories, then after that I thought of 358/2 Days, Coded, and Birth by Sleep. Thus conceiving the ideas for titles occurs through gradual stages.” “Since I decided to make KH3D rather suddenly, the story I presented was rushed since it was still being planned.” Is he pretty much admitting he retconned the plot from the original first few KH games ? I think so... Ive already been saying this but this kinda proves it .... o.0
the fact that he calls the next title "lightweight" says enough...
Im thinking 'lightweight" means HD re-releases of games that many of us have begged for . I hope this also means they will be the final mix versions so we can finally get them internationally .
Well I can say this based on how all the other collections of games have some new version of that game series coming out after i.e God of War collection = God of war 3 and God of War Ascension, Sly Cooper Collection = Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Ico and SOTC Collection = The Last Guardian. I think that Kingdom Hearts 3 will be next other than the HD collections
I think he pretty much admits the next title wont be KH3, i mean i doubt he'd develop it as a "fastball" for us, because then i'd be disappointed... It's either a mobile/handheld-device game or HD remakes (praying for final mix versions, i mean he has them just sitting there, why not pass them along?!) Or, you know, it could be a movie. That would be fastballish and unexpected.

“I figured since Lea had returned to his human form, it’d be no good if he didn’t have any power to bring back the person he wants, so I thought he should become a Keyblade Wielder.”

Does this mean that.. ROXAS IS COMING BACK?! dghudfghhghghkjjkjhgg

LMAO, i know what you're thinking: "Nomura admits that the next game won't be KHIII, and all u care about is that Roxas may come back?!"
.___. Yes..?
I think it may be a console game. He seems doen with hand-helds and the series jumping all over the place. This "fastball"....whatever it is, is just that. A fastball. You don't see it coming, you didn't except it, but DANG was it fast and awesome! http://kh13.com/foru...tyle_emoticons/default/cool.png
I'm thinking of the HD collections.....Wait a minute..."a fast ball"....OH....MY.....GOD.....Nomura's going to release Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix to us! Think about it. It's something we'd NEVER expect. Then, after that...KHIII!

I'm thinking of the HD collections.....Wait a minute..."a fast ball"....OH....MY.....GOD.....Nomura's going to release Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix to us! Think about it. It's something we'd NEVER expect. Then, after that...KHIII!


Perhaps...Perhaps not.

By the way, I like your signature. Looks Epic. http://kh13.com/foru...tyle_emoticons/default/cool.png

Perhaps...Perhaps not.

By the way, I like your signature. Looks Epic. http://kh13.com/foru...tyle_emoticons/default/cool.png


Thanks. But, if I happen to be right....xD

Thanks. But, if I happen to be right....xD

I know, right? MAJOR xD-NESS.
Well, he's tried out other consoles as well; mobile, PSP, DS, 3DS. So hopefully he won't make another portable one! He said in Game Informer that it should return back to console right? I'm calling HD collection with extra extra content! :D more scenes, Final Mix Addition and maybe, just maybe, a scenario that links with BBS FM's secret ending! Plus, he was researching into it~ /drools
what I hope 'lightweight' refers to, is a HD collection. But for some reason 'lightweight' makes me thing portable and unimportant to the plot. Damn you nomura. Just tell me what it is! (come on HD final mixes released in all regions >.< I want it so bad)