New KH3D Details in Latest Famitsu – Fantasia World Images!

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The latest issue of Famitsu landed an interview with Nomura where we get an update on some of the major titles under his supervision. In regards to KH3D, Nomura explains that the ending they were originally planning was not approved. Now instead, there will be an “unconventional ending”. There’s no telling if this means the actual story changed or if he means unconventional in how the ending is presented. In addition he also confirmed the existence of a Secret Ending for KH3D, but did not allude to what would be in it.

We’ll keep you posted as the scans begin pouring in!

Thanks to KH Destiny and ArikaMiz we now have even more scans!


Thanks to Oishii of KH13.com we have some interesting tidbits of the Nomura interview:

  • - KH3D is in the final stage of production.
  • - There will be a special 3DS package announced but we’ll have to wait for it.
  • - A surprise announcement for the 10 year anniversary will be coming.
  • - KH3D has an ending that will be unconventional for the series.
  • - The ending that was originally planned for the game was not approved.
  • - KH3D’s secret ending will connect to a future game in the series.
  • - The secret ending of Re:coded, and the secret ending of KH3D will tie in together.

Thanks to duckroll from Neogaf, we have even more information:

  • In the opening movie, the top screen will feature a VisualWorks CG movie, while the bottom screen depicts traditional 2D animation of Mickey’s silhouette moving around! This was inspired by his actions in Sorceror’s Apprentice. As such, what he does at the bottom screen will influence what happens at the top.
  • You can use the Dream Eaters you’ve collected to battle against another’s via adhoc communication! The battle system is different from that of the in-game command deck, like a minigame of some kind.

Thanks to SQEXGAL we have more clarifications on the Nomura interview:

—So will KH3D will be equipped with a system that utilizes wireless transmissions?

Nomura: There is a mini game where you can compete against other player’s Dream Eaters via ad-hoc wireless to upgrade your Dream Eaters. These competitions occur differently than normal battles. It’s a system that we’ve wanted to try before.

—The expectations are rising for fans who want to know the release date and whether or not there will be a special edition release.

Nomura: Please wait just a little while longer for a formal announcement.

—Will the ending of this title also be a heart wrenching one?

Nomura: The ending for KH3D is a little unusual, the plan up until now had been different… But every once in a while I think, it’s good this way. In fact, the first ending I thought up quickly became no good due to various circumstances, but now the ending is something that I worry quite a bit about. As a result, we tried to do something unique for the ending this time. Incidentally, the secret movie will be shorter. Though it is short, like the Re:Coded secret movie, it will connect to the next shocking developments in the series, so please look forward to it.


  • Also it is noted that the Mysterious Figure from Birth By Sleep “who manipulates time” will be featured in the game!

Source: 2ch & andriasang & KH13.com & Neogaf & SQEXGAL & KH Destiny & ArikaMiz

29 Responses to “New KH3D Details in Latest Famitsu – Fantasia World Images!”

  1. Rawrgodzilla Says:

    I hope he like releases what the ending was suppose to be after the game is out

  2. Rawrgodzilla Says:

    I hope he releases info on the original ending :/ kinda blows it got shot down makes you wonder why.

  3. Mahael Says:

    Sh*t, I’m not sure whether or not to be “chill”…  I really hope the new ending doesn’t mess up the game, I hope it’s just the aesthetic and presentation they change, not the whole thing.  Well, hopefully it’ll all work out.  This game looks amazing!

  4. KEVINCM_11 Says:

    Why the original ending was not approved? :(

  5. Snedy Says:

    I could see them releasing the original unapproved ending in a final mix version for this game.

  6. Drace Says:

    Feels like a shame with the ending… but I wouldn’t be too worried. Changing some story-elements, due to unforeseen circumstances or plot-difficulties, is somehow standard. Most novels or screenplays are revised a dozen times. (For example, Darth Vader originally wasn’t Lukes father. Instead he revealed to Luke in that scene, that Obi-Wan killed his father.)
     
    The Mysterious Figure returns? I-KNEW-IT! XD I prophecy, he is be some sort of time-traveler. With that, he could even be the young Xehanort, how he was seen in the eight-minute-trailer.

  7. Ryan Says:

    I dont know why so many people are scared or upset over changing the ending… it’s not like they’re going to change it so that its worse, or makes less sense right?

  8. Drace Says:

    Uhm… No, the ending was not approved. If he would be able to release it on a final mix version, than he could do it on the regular game, too. (Besides, I don’t want final mix-titles for handheld-games. They should rather concentrate on KHIII after 3D.)

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Im sure the new ending wont effect the actuall story line, but now I kinda want to see the non-approved ending myself…maby it will be on youtube or something.

  10. Fireblazer Says:

    If you look closely at the pictures with the interviews on them you can see the nightmare version of the Frog Chef where Donald and Riku are both animated in 2D, right above the battle scenes including the one with the new Pegasus spirit.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Dude thats awsome!

  12. Ian Manning Says:

    Satan returns!!!

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Uhm……what dose that mean?

  14. Hor'Yu Says:

    I guess, he tried to say “Chernabog”.^^

  15. Daydrianlewis Says:

    Why are you guys so bummed about not having the original ending in the game? They left it out for a reason, if that’s the case. Then it had to be a really bad ending with lots of plot holes and unexplained events. I’m sort of glad…

    I also have a small theory that the time manipulator is Young Master Xehanort. Man, if that is him. He was one powerful guy in KH BBS. Well… time to watch the cutscenes around March.

  16. facebook tab designs Says:

    Either way it will be awesome, have loved every moment of kingdom hearts so far, really bummed that we do not get the final mix versions here in the uk :( more kingdom hearts is always good! Bought a 3DS just for this game and now waiting patiently…

  17. Jroc247 Says:

    All I got to say is that if this game has a final mix then we, america and europe, better get a fucking version

  18. Josh Isaac Says:

    Think about it. An unconventional ending causes a few worries. A short secret ending causes a few disappointments BUT with cool gameplay, new mysteries and a great story i’m still excited. The only thing i’m worried about is that after KH 3D there won’t be another game for a while. I don’t care if we get BBS volume 2 or reconnect kingdom hearts but other than KH 3D we’ve heard no other announcements as to future games. We should get one in the secret ending or after the game comes out but I know they aren’t working on it yet. Plus with Final Fantasy and other series’ unless KH becomes a priority we won’t see it in a while :( What do you guys think?

  19. KingdomheartsFTW Says:

    most likely it was too non-disney standard for disney’s liking

  20. theking Says:

    who manipulates time?? shit!!! that mean i give up

  21. ninkoro Says:

    Could have just been Disney saying it was ‘to pg13′ or some stupid crap like that….

  22. Ian Manning Says:

    That’s the Disney company’s name for the devil…but yes, you are right.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    Oh, that winged demon from the first game in End of the World? The one that came out of a volcano?

  24. Anonymous Says:

    It depends on how people want the game to end or how to continue on.
    But I agree with you 100% on this. So what if they made a small change, besides all the games have a secret ending anyway, cept you were able to unlock thos ones, so maby this one wont be any different.

  25. Anonymous Says:

    True that. Ive heard and seen many advertisments on KH3, but Ive yet to see any reall proof on the topic….a finil mix of this one wouldnt be bad though…but yes they need more focus on the KH3 game now that this one is nearing compleation.

  26. Anonymous Says:

    I was thinking that they thought the original ending didnt fit with the story line after they watched it themselves.

  27. Ian Manning Says:

    Yes, it looks like we might have to fight it again.

  28. Daydrianlewis Says:

    Yeah! You could be right. I can see Disney disapproving on some stuff. Probably romance or something violent.

  29. Daydrianlewis Says:

    The Unknown from Birth By Sleep. The really ridiculously hard battle with the hooded figure? lol

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