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[something something can’t make it out] story invites the three soldiers!
This PSP game is a story set in the past before the original KH of three keyblade wielders. As the release date draws near, we’ve decided that this time we would take all of the characters, worlds and gameplay systems and gather them here in a guide to help you on your adventure.
Now there is less than a month left before the latest game in the KH series will be released. To prepare you for this new adventure, we’re going to give you a general overview of the characters and gameplay system!
Important characters that will be appearing in this game!
Aside from the three main characters, we will be showing you a whole host of other important characters. There are both familiar and new faces to be seen here.
The three keyblade wielding main characters
A young man who hides passionate feelings behind his calm, cool exterior. In battle he uses a large keyblade, and relies mostly on power.
Terra: What have you done to me!?
He is different from the others, and seems to be holding something special in his heart. Will we find out what it is by traveling through all the worlds?
An innocent, lighthearted boy who gets excited by everything. He holds his keyblade backhanded, and is best at moving quickly for multiple hits.
Ven: Lifetime passes to Disney Town!
Ven is the most innocent and boyish of the three. He can’t hide his excitement for getting lifetime passes to Disney Town.
A very serious and calm girl. She is best at using magic, and when she attacks she spins as if she is dancing.
Aqua: I made these charms for us.
Aqua has made charms for herself and the others. She’s normally cool and collected, but sometimes she shows a side that is far more soft and feminine.
Friends that you meet on your journey
Fighting alongside the King!
The King is helping Aqua in battle. Will he help in Terra and Ven’s scenarios as well?
The gentle King who rules over Disney Castle. He is one of the chosen for the legendary keyblade, and helps out our other three keyblade wielding heroes.
You can fight against him!?
Will we fight against Zack in Terra’s scenario!? He looks like he’ll be quite powerful...
It looks as though Ven and Zack might become friends.
You can also borrow Zack’s power and abilities with the sword in battle.
A young man from “FFVII”, in KH he will appear in the world we know well, Olympus Colosseum. Just like in his original game, we wants to become a “Hero”.
Other important characters
A Keyblade Master and master of Terra, Ven and Aqua. He realizes that trouble is coming to the worlds and sends his apprentices out on a mission.
A Keyblade Master and acquaintance of Master Eraqus. When the trouble in the world started he disappeared mysteriously.
Master Xehanort’s only apprentice. He wears a strange mask, and hides his true face. He says things to rile up Ven, but we do not yet know why.
King Mickey’s Master and a great magician. In KHII he gave Sora advice on his journey, and it seems he will do the same for our three heroes in this game.
A guide for various systems in game
The battle system and mini games are what the KH series does best. Here we will look at the basic system and the wireless system.
First we will look at the battle system and growth system of the game. Since it is the basics of the game system you really should check it out.
Deck Commands: Commands you can access by using the triangle button.
Deck Commands are a Command category that has magic like “Cure” or special attacks like “Strike Raid”. When you set these Commands in your slots, you can make your own Deck. Make the strongest deck, and go into battle!
Check! Support Abilities that are attached to your Deck Commands
Within the Deck Commands, some have Support Abilities like “Libra” attached to them. You’ll probably need to check these effects when setting your deck.
If the Command’s level reaches MAX, even if you no longer use the Command the effect of the ability will remain.
Three Status Gauges
There is the green “HP Gauge”, the yellow “Focus Gauge” and the blue “D-LINK Gauge”.
Lots of various Commands you can use by hitting the triangle button. When you use a Command it goes into charge mode, and you won’t be able to use it again until it’s finished charging.
Basic Commands you use by pressing the circle button. They are Commands that are the closest you can get to “Attack”. If you press the button with the right timing you will be able to perform combo attacks. They are different from Deck Commands in that they do not need to charge.
Explaining Command Styles
If you continue to deal out damage with Deck Commands and the like, your Command Gauge will fill. Once it’s filled and you meet special requirements, you can change your Style.
You can change your style right in the middle of battle
Terra’s lowest level Style is “Fatal Mode”. Once you’ve used it a lot, maybe it will change into a different Style?
There are two Style levels
Once you’ve filled even more requirements in “Fatal Mode”, you can get to the second Style level, “Rock Breaker”.
Shoot Lock - A fierce attack that will clean up your enemies in one hit
Attacking enemies and damaging them will fill up your Focus Gauge. Then you will be able to use “Shoot Lock”, which will drain the gauge and attack all enemies with one hit. You can activate it by pressing the L and R buttons simultaneously, and locking on to the enemies. Then just press the circle button to release the attack.
Just press the circle button after locking on to the enemies.
Press the L and R buttons to go into Shoot Lock mode. Then lock-on to as many enemies as you can.
A dynamic attack!
Once you’ve locked on to as many enemies as you can in the time limit, you can activate the attack. If you do this successfully you will be able to do a flashy Finish move.
Dimension Link - Borrow your friend’s power to attack!
The Dimension Link system allows you to borrow power from characters like Cinderella and King Mickey to attack with. Once the D-LINK Gauge has reached maximum you will be able to use it, and once you’ve activated it your Commands will change to a special Deck for each character. And if you collection special symbols your abilities will become even more powerful.
You can link with lots of characters!
Depending on how many symbols you’ve collected, the icon for the character you’ve linked to will change. It is interesting to pay attention to these little details while they are activated
Command Board - A game you can use to level up your Commands
You can use this Command Board to level up your Deck Commands in addition to defeating enemies. The Command Board is a simple board game where you just toss the dice and move forward. So long as you are on the world map you can try it anytime. Of course you can take a break whenever you wish.
A map that shows the full board. You can check the locations of all the panels. The configuration of the panels depends on the board.
Current BP/Total BP
This shows the current BP (Board Points) and total BP for all characters.
These are the cards currently in your hand. They are chosen randomly from your currently Deck Commands and turned into Command Cards.
There are different effects on each panel when you stop on them. There are panels that you can use to set your Command Cards on and other special panels.
Set your cards in empty panels
If you set your Command Cards on an empty Command Panel, you can gain CP (Command Points) to level them up.
Level up the panels!
If you stop on an occupied panel you must pay BP which will level up the panel. If it levels up it will be more expensive and the cost to pass through it will be higher.
Introducing the ten worlds that will color this story!
By now a tradition in the series, this game will also have a variety of Disney and original worlds. Our three heroes travel to all of these worlds separately.
Land of Departure
The world that starts off Terra, Ven and Aqua’s story. On this world the trio had been training to become Keyblade Masters, but one day their master Eraqus told them about the trouble that was happening in the world...
What will happen at the Land of Departure!?
What are Master Eraqus and Aqua looking up at!? From their words it sounds like it has something to do with Ven.
Master Xehanort also appears
Master Xehanort, who is there to watch over their examination, gives Terra some advice.
The trio’s master makes his first appearance in this game. He looks like a samurai, and [something I can’t make out it’s too small.]
The world Ansem the Wise rules over. Later this world is taken over by the sorceress Maleficent and given the name “Hollow Bastion”. This story is set before that happens. And in this world there are many very familiar looking faces.
All of Braig’s actions are very mysterious.
There seems to be a crack in their bond...
On this world the trio meet again for the first time in awhile, but Ven and Aqua have a serious look on their face, and seem to be thinking of something.
He looks just like Xigbar
One of Ansem the Wise’s apprentices. The weapons he holds in his hands and the way he talks is just like Xigbar from KHII.
Castle of Drams
Cinderella, who believes dreams can come true, is helped by our heroes. They gather dress materials, protect her on the way to the ball, and other things.
You can’t have Cinderella, of course, without the famous glass slipper scene.
With a spaceship as a stage, many things happen around Experiment 626 (Stitch). With him fighting and running and a whirl of activity awaits.
The space policeman Gantu, as well as Sparky (Experiment 221) will appear. Just what will happen?
The world of “Snow White”. Here Snow White and the Seven Dwarves live in the woods, and are chased by the Queen who has changed herself to resemble a witch.
Snow White sleeps from the poison apple the witch gave her. Is there a way to wake her up?
Our familiar friends Peter Pan and Tinker Bell. Before we were able to fly in this world, but what about this time?
Looks like Captain Hook is plotting some evil plan this time as well. You and Peter Pan must find a way to punish him!
The world of “Sleeping Beauty”. You must stop Maleficent’s evil plans, and help save the sleeping Princess Aurora!
Princess Aurora is sleeping due to the evil sorceress’ curse. We can also see the three fairies that appeared in KHII!
The city that lay beyond the walls of Disney Castle. They are currently holding their annual “Dream Festival!”
Donald’s nephews, as well as Captain Justice and Captain Dark, who look a lot like Pete, appear in this world.
In the world where the tournament is always held we find Hercules before he became a hero. It’s sure to be an interesting story.
Unlike in the first KH, it doesn’t look like this Hercules is going to be of much use...
The Tower where the King’s master Yen Sid lives. In this world we can also see Donald and Goofy!
Terra comes to this world looking for knowledge. What sort of advice will Yen Sid give him?
World Key Point
You can go between the worlds on your “Keyblade Ride”.
In KH and KHII you would go between the worlds on a Gummi ship. But this time you’ll be riding on your keyblade. When they ride on the keyblade, they wear armor, and each of them will have their keyblade turn into a special vehicle. You can get attacked while riding on the keyblade, so you better watch out!
The keyblade can turn into a vehicle!
Ven’s keyblade turns into a skateboard type.
Fighting an Unversed on the keyblade, you’ll have special Commands you can use.
Keyword for Kingdom Hearts
We’ll look at some of the mysterious things in the series that look like they might be given answers in this game. The game will probably be even more exciting if you read about these here.
Power hidden in the keyblade
The “keyblade” can be said to be the thing that represents the KH series. It has always been a mysterious weapon, but in this game’s story the secrets about the keyblade will grow. The “Keyblade Wars” that happened in the past will become an important keyword.
In KH Sora was chosen by the keyblade, and he goes around the world as a hero, locking the keyholes in the world
They can take shapes other than keys
This games heroes can change the shape of their keyblade. It seems they know more about the keyblade than Sora does.
Braig is interested in the keyblade
It seems Braig wants a keyblade. Is there something that only he knows?
Keyblade wielders fight against each other
Master Xehanort fighting against our three heroes. Why are they fighting?
Terra, Ventus and Aqua’s [Future?]
The interesting thing of this game is that it is set before the first game. But we hardly hear anything about Terra,Ven and Aqua talked about after this story, it makes us wonder how what happens to them in this story might effect the later stories.
Roxas and Ventus
The shadow main character of KHII, Roxas, looks just like Ven from this story. If he has some connection with Roxas, does that mean he has a connection to Sora?
This looks like Aqua’s armor?
In KHII FM we see what looks like the remains of Aqua’s armor.
He speaks both their names...
If you fulfill the requirements, you can fight against this armored warrior. From the way he looks and what he says you can tell without a doubt that it’s Terra.
The mysterious enemy “Unversed”
First we had Heartless, then we had Nobodies, and this time we will have “Unversed”. The enemies we’ve seen up till now have had something to do with “hearts”, but what kind of creature is an Unversed? Since they don’t appear in later games, were they all destroyed in this one?
They are born when a human’s heart is swallowed in darkness. Those who become Heartless wander, searching for hearts.
Heartless that have been created have this emblem on them.
The bodies that have lost hearts taking a life of their own. Unlike Heartless, they work in groups. You could also call them “husks”.
Their emblem is silver and sharp, and is opposite the emblem of the Heartless.
We don’t know what it is they want, but we know they stand against our heroes. There will be quite a few different types that we will see in game.
Is this their emblem?
The threat against the Seven Princesses
The Seven Princess are seven girls whose hearts contain no darkness. In KH Ansem was looking for those hearts of light. It seems that in this game trouble will follow after them as well. Is the threat against the Princesses the Unversed?
Master Eraqus senses trouble
Master Eraqus sends his apprentices off to protect the Princesses.
Is Maleficent the one who is after the Princesses?
Is this a young Kairi?
[can’t read it all...]
In Radiant Garden Aqua and the King save a young girl whose heart is filled with light. This girl seems to look like Kairi?