Kingdom Hearts 3 7/4 Famitsu Scans & Translations

Kingdom Hearts III

The scans from the July 4th issue of Famitsu have finally emerging thanks to the folks over at True Gaming.

Like we reported during E3, Famitsu had a sit down interview with Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura to discuss the announcement of Kingdom Hearts 3.

Now you can enjoy the scans and the full translations courtesy of Zephy from KH Insider.

At E3 2013, the production of the latest entry of the series KINGDOM HEARTS III is announced!


In the KINGDOM HEARTS series so far, Sora learns that Master Xehanort is mercilessly plotting to start a war between the Darknesses and the Seven Guardians of Light. King Mickey and Riku are searching for Keyblade wielders who fought in an intense battle before and Sora, Donald, and Goofy are searching for the “Key to Return Hearts”. They will once again travel to various Disney worlds.

In KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep, Eraqus passed down his Keyblade to Aqua and now Sora is holding it. They’re traveling to search for the “Key to Return Hearts”?

Sora challenges Master Xehanort in the final battle!!

KINGDOM HEARTS II was released on the Playstation 2 on 2005 and several spin off games were released on portable devices therefore thickening the story and the world settings in the KINGDOM HEARTS series. In the latest game, KINGDOM HEARTS III competes this story. Earlier, we revealed the visuals for Sora and friends. We have comments from the director, Tetsuya Nomura.

Director Tetsuya Nomura Q & A Part 1

Q: The story this time will start after KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance]?

A: Yes, we are currently deciding on selecting new worlds. It continues the Seeker of Darkness saga as the last chapter. The final battle between Master Xehanort draws near.

Q: Seeing how the story flowed in KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance], is there a possibility that, along with Sora, Riku and Kairi will be playable?

A: I cannot say no the possibility.

Q: What was the intention behind the heartwarming and unique visuals?

A: This is what a next generation KINGDOM HEARTS should look like… in the recent years, we questioned whether it should go a realistic route or a different one and we continued to work on these models. Originally for the KINGDOM HEARTS characters, we aimed for a texture that resembled Disney illustrations and that is how it came to be. We asked Nozue to keep testing and as a result of testing thoroughly, we developed the KINGDOM SHADER, which is the name of the visuals. While it may seem like a sudden change, this is what I’ve wanted to show you. It has evolved into something rich.

Director Tetsuya Nomura Q & A Part 2

Q: How has the action in KINGDOM HEARTS evolved?

A: Currently, I have a demo version where you can actually move around and it is rampant (laughs). In every world, NPCs can participate in battle with flashy moves. Enemy and friend AI can become more elaborate as you progress through the game. For example, I’m already working on plenty of enemies whom are like vehicles that you can ride and fly during battle.

Q: Sora became a Keyblade Master in KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance]. Like Aqua and the others, their Keyblades have changed?

A: Yes. During the Mark of Mastery Exam, their Keyblades have already changed.

Q: Finally, do you have a message to say to your fans?

A: The development teams of FINAL FANTASY XV and KINGDOM HEARTS III have a friendly competition between each other. In the sneak preview, I feel like a little bird has spread the information already but to a low degree. In KINGDOM HEARTS III, online elements are being considered for the KINGDOM HEARTS series. Please wait for more information in the future. In such timing this year, Tokyo Game Show and a Disney event, D23 Expo Japan, held in October will reveal more information.

These are Sora and his friends in KINGDOM HEARTS III. The CG renders feel like heartwarming illustrations. You will see characters such as Riku and Kairi soon.


A Keyblade Master who is the protagonist of the series.

Donald Duck

A little short tempered but he is a court magician of royalty.


A royal court knight who has a gentle strong heart that thinks about his friends.

Source: True Gaming, KH Insider

17 Responses to “Kingdom Hearts 3 7/4 Famitsu Scans & Translations”

  1. Mohican Says:

    Online gummi ship battles?

  2. surakian Says:

    That’d be something. They’d need to make it even more fast-pace~

  3. Eboncaster Says:

    uh, a quick thing, it says Sora is a Keyblade master, he isn’t as far as the games go he never made the mark of mastery. plus if by becoming a Keyblade master means you keyblade changes, then why didn’t Aqua’s change when she became a master. not to sound nit picky.

  4. Loz Says:

    Sora is not a key blade master!!?? He didn’t pass, Riku did!

  5. Loz Says:

    Yeah I notice this.
    Sora is not a key blade master.
    And yeah- key blade changes? Hmm?

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I wonder if there’s any chance for them to include the W.I.T.C.H universe into KH3 concidering its also under Disney, and has many similarities with KH: magic, friendship, and vilains that want to take over the world, and the stories are REALLY interesting, despite its sold as “for girls”

  7. KeybladeAssassin Says:

    Too bad Riku passed and not Sora.

  8. poohbear123 Says:

    You can assume his is one because at the ending of 3D, Sora goes back to the realm of sleep to meet his dream eater friends as well as trying to retake the mark of mastery test again.

  9. poohbear123 Says:

    Aqua’s keyblade does change. Orignially her keyblade was called Rainfall. Later on it changes into Stormfall.

  10. V2k Says:

    The mark of mastery exam was meant to test Sora and how he deals with “losing to Riku.” Sora was very happy that Riku “won” and therefore passed the test. Don’t believe everything Yen Sid says! He’s a sneaky bastard! Sora = Keyblade Master.

  11. KingdomheartsFTW Says:

    yeah,Terra’s changed from Earthshaker to Ends of Earth. I want sora to get the Ultima Weapon >,>

  12. Sardorim Says:

    Which means Sora is getting Keyblade Armor! Yay!!!!!

  13. Sardorim Says:

    I wouldn’t mind an improve online system that BBS had.

  14. Sardorim Says:

    Winning isn’t everything as Master Eraqus said in BBS. Had Aqua not measured up she wouldn’t have been made a keyblade master even if she defeated Terra. Luckily she did measure up regardless of their results.

  15. Sardorim Says:

    No way they wouldn’t make Sora a Master and give him some sweet armor worn in BBS.

  16. Eboncaster Says:

    Its not about that winning, However Yen Sid clearly said that sora, didnt pass the exam, i.e. he is not a master.

  17. JGremnant Says:

    That sounds about right.

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