[parsehtml]<p><strong>Q. Where did Riku get the Keyblade he gave to Kairi in KH2?</strong><br />A. We'll follow up on that somewhere in the future.</p>
<p><strong>Q. When and how did Isa receive the scar on his forehead?</strong><br />A. Good question. Lea and Isa have many stories. We'll show them in the future.</p>
<p><strong>Q. Will we even learn why Maleficent thought the Book of Prophecies was in the black box?</strong><br />A. Perhaps she'll explain in the future.</p>
<p><strong>Q. In KH3, Xemnas breaks Lea's Keyblade and says "Your Keyblade is no more."</strong><br />A. The nuance is that even if Lea summons his Keyblade again, it will remain broken. It's impossible to take away the ability (as a wielder) itself.</p>
<p>They were originally not going to revive Roxas and Xion, but fans' voices were so strong that they felt they had no choice but to bring them back.</p>
<p>(via <a href="https://twitter.com/aibo_ac7/status/1513111958668472320?s=21">https://twitter.com/aibo_ac7/status/1513111958668472320?s=21</a>)</p>
<p>Nomura debated whether to make KH4 or Verum Rex, but chose the former because people were curious about what had happened to Sora.</p>
OK, so I feel dumb for calling the fans at the Q&A stupid because I didn't think they would ask where Riku got Kairi's keyblade, but thank you to whoever asked that and thank you Nomura for deflecting again lol.
The way that he responded to the Isa question, which I was always curious about, makes it seem like Isa/Lea are going to be used more in the future. I always assumed it was from Xemnas torturing Isa to confirm his loyalty when he was found looking for Girl X.
I hope they explain Maleficent and her search for the black box soon. I don't like hearing this "perhaps" stuff with Nomura. It makes it seem like Maleficent is a side thought going forward which is worrying.
I like the idea of Lea's keyblade being broken, so that he won't continue to use it and go back to his chakram. However, this is a great moment to either: 1) never let him use a keyblade again (what I'm hoping for) or 2) redesign his keyblade to something better (never liked his design) AND explain where everyone goes to just get new keyblades.
On the Roxas/Xion thing... UGH. Nomura don't listen to the fans on things like this! As much as I love Roxas and Xion, I didn't want them to come back. Their stories ended and their sacrifices were made. Handing out "happy endings" to everyone sort of diluted what their sacrifice meant. Not only that, but making that choice to bring them back opened up a whole can of worms. Such as, whose keyblades are they using?
Why didn't Nomura just do both (KH4 and Verum Rex)? You know, maybe it's better he didn't load up on games. I'm really hoping that he can focus solely on KH4 and deliver a solid story this time around. He's starting fresh.
Thanks for putting this together![/parsehtml]