While Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- was unfortunately not announced at the Tokyo Game Show, we here at KHInsider are very lucky to have the opportunity to interview one of the voice actors from the popular Kingdom Hearts II.
Justin Cowden is the voice of Hayner, the leader of the Twilight Town gang. Fans will remember Hayner as the cheerful guy who was best friends with main character Roxas during his time in the virtual Twilight Town. In reality Hayner was one of three friends who spent their days eating ice cream and visiting the beach. While Hayner wasn't seen for a while after Sora awoke from his year long sleep, Hayner and his friends found one of Sora's friends Kairi in Twilight Town and took her in to protect her. This was futile, however as the Organization had tracked down Kairi and taken her back. Swearing to protect Kairi because of their friendship, Hayner helped Sora tap into the virtual side of Twilight Town, thus ending his storyline in Kingdom Hearts II.
Although Hayner has not been seen in the installments post Kingdom Hearts II, the chance of the Twilight Town gang returning should not be completely wiped out. The Kingdom Hearts III trailer at this years E3 showed Sora fighting a swarm of Heartless in Twilight Town, while the secret ending to Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, commonly known as Birth by Sleep Volume 2, showed Hayner, Pence and Olette outside the old mansion in Twilight Town with Kairi. Is it possible that Hayner and his friends will make a possible return?
KHInsider will be talking with Mr. Cowden very soon, and we are encouraging you guys, the member of our forums, to submit your questions for him! Questions must be presented in the following method; "Question - Username". When set out it would look like this: "Mr. Cowden, what is the function of a rubber duck? - Chaser". This is done so we can easily grab the questions and they are in easy to read.
Naturally, the chance to interview a voice actor from the Kingdom Hearts series is, in itself exciting. However we do ask for your patience with the time spent doing this as we are still finalising the interview date (hopefully this weekend) and editing the audio is a big task in itself. In the meantime, we encourage you to look back at our past interviews. KHInsider has had the privilage of interviewing Naia Kelly who voiced Jane Porter in Kingdom Hearts, and Benjamin Diskin who voiced Young Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance].