-- This year marks the 10th anniversary of the series. Do you have anything special in store for 2012 to celebrate this occasion?
In Japan, we’re planning to release a 10-year commemorative box set. We don’t have any other solid plans, but the series has a lot of support from fans in North America, so I hope we can do something special for them as well.
This infuriated me to no end because I see this meaning two things:
1) We may not get anything for the 10th anniversary. Honestly, I wouldn't be shocked if that happened because Kingdom Hearts has almost always sold better over in the US compared to Japan, and yet Japan still gets the Final Mix content, the limited edition consoles, a few exclusive Formation Arts figures, the art books, the exclusive Play Arts also, and many other things. However, the one thing that the "solid plans" could mean is that there are many possibilities running around, but they do not know which one to settle on.
2) Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance isn't coming out in the US for quite some time. This worries me but I can't help but get the feeling that this is true. I'm almost appalled that SE doesn't have anything in plans for the 10th anniversary everywhere, so the fact that they think they have time to plan something means that they aren't even worried that the day is approaching. I believe that the 10th anniversary item everywhere (if it exists) will somehow involve DDD as it mainly does in Japan. However, if they are planning to do something with DDD in the US, it should happen around the same time as it is released overseas, and considering they don't feel like they need to settle on anything soon, it may be because the release date is far off <_<