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KH13 impressions of the new Kingdom Hearts III footage
Thankfully, staff member AndrewHankinson was able to attend the European launch event in London, and has written an exclusive first-hand account at what was contained within. This can be read below. For impressions of the rest of the event, please check out the full event coverage.
During the presentation at the European Launch Event in London for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, the logo for Kingdom Hearts III was displayed on the screen. The host Dan Seto (Square Enix Europe community manager for Japanese titles) was ‘confused’ at seeing the logo appear, but then Tai Yasue (co-director of the Kingdom Hearts series) and Rie Nishi (producer of the Kingdom Hearts series) intervene and say they put it in. We were all reminded that we could NOT take photos or film at all throughout the presentation and especially for this. Then the Kingdom Hearts III teaser began…
It starts off with sketches and 3D models of different new Heartless. One is like the ‘Solider’ Heartless with wings and another Heartless looked like a bull with the body of a human.
A clip appears with a white background and Sora in his Kingdom Hearts II outfit, but changes to his Valor and Wisdom from outfits through out the clip. He is using one Keyblade and it transforms into the gun-like and canon-like weapons similar to ones seen in the 2013 teaser. Large angelic wings also appear on Sora.
Concept art of ‘Cable Town’ fades in; the town has little buildings situated on 3 hills with a big tower situated on the centre hill. It zooms slightly in and a library/study picture fades in. The static picture of the library/study then fades into a clip; there is a large window at the centre which has curtains flowing from the breeze and soft lighting which is realistic as it glows into the room from outside. It cuts to and plans across a table (next to the central window) with a chess board and chess pieces (one of which has a Mickey Mouse head on top). It then cuts to Sora, in his Kingdom Hearts II outfit, walking towards the table with the chess board and picks up one of the pieces. The clips with Sora show his hair reacting more realistically to his movements from the swinging in the fighting clips and him walking in the library/study.
At the end, a message appears promising fans that there will be more news about Kingdom Hearts III in 2015.