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IGN talked about KHIII With Tetsuya Nomura and learned many interesting things.  Nomura chatted about Roxas's Return, Maleficent's goals, Kairi, the absence of attaction flow from recent trailers and more.


"[W]e've sort of pushed it a little too much, or we've shown it so many times. So we haven't shown additional information beyond that"
-Nomura on the Attraction Flow System.

One interesting tidbit of information was the decision for the developers to focus more on newer titles and worlds for this Game:

“With Kingdom Hearts III, there was deliberate intent to kind of focus on the more newer titles. And then in terms of previous titles, we tried to balance it so that we have a good mix of some of the older IPs as well as some of the new worlds as well. But, yeah, with Kingdom Hearts III, there was a shift in that sort of thinking so we can focus on some of the newer titles,”

Another topic of note to players is the development teams focus on reigning in the flowmotion mechanic from DDD to make it easier to control based on player feedback:

“With the previous Flowmotion...it seemed a little too free. And we did receive feedback from the consumers that it was – they didn't know what to do with it, and it was kind of hard to control on their end. So we tried to refine it and it's evolved into now what we call Athletic Flow,” Nomura said.

Check out the rest of the article here. 

Kingdom Hearts III will release in 2018 on the PS4 and XboxOne.

 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

well that basically screams frozen going to be in plus it mean world ike wreck it ralph might be in
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

Okay, maybe Wreck-it Ralph or something could show up along with Frozen lol. But I still would be surprised with more than 2 more movies from this newest era, since we already have 2.
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

Still convinced Xemnas is just trying to turn Sora into a Heartless.
Really basic, but that seems to be the case.

I'm happy about Maleficent doing something completely different and not even necessarily "against" Sora, although I hoped for a three way struggle. Oh well.
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

Just as I suspected. Honestly films like Princess and the Frog, Big Hero 6, Tangled, Frozen, and Wreck-it-Ralph are all recent super sucessful films. And thanks to these films having vastly expanded worlds thanks to new CG technology (not counting Princess and the Frog), it's no surprise the direction has changed.

I can guarantee you all of the listed films above will be in the game.
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

Just as I suspected. Honestly films like Princess and the Frog, Big Hero 6, Tangled, Frozen, and Wreck-it-Ralph are all recent super sucessful films. And thanks to these films having vastly expanded worlds thanks to new CG technology (not counting Princess and the Frog), it's no surprise the direction has changed.

I can guarantee you all of the listed films above will be in the game.
Well of the 5 you listed, 2 are officially in. But I heavily agree with you, since those movies are the ones that helped Disney become even more successful than ever before, they should all be in (please please PatF)...

Good to hear of newer worlds. Interesting info on Maleficent, but it makes it sound like she won't come into contact with Sora that much. I just hope I can lay the smackdown on Disney villains as Sora, as that is one of the highlights for me in KH, haha.
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

We better get a Maleficent boss fight..better yet a duo with Pete.

So i guess Olympus is the only old Disney world returning which is fine by me..greater chance the ones i want make it in now.
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

I'd rather have less returning worlds so this is fine. I just hope some of the new worlds are based on classic films. To be more specific I hope we get The Jungle Book at least.
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

I'd rather have less returning worlds so this is fine. I just hope some of the new worlds are based on classic films. To be more specific I hope we get The Jungle Book at least.
i doubt jungle book make it in they lost there chan in bbs and maybe they second chane at ddd becuase i believe jungle book could fit that game easily with sora becoming young again
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

i doubt jungle book make it in they lost there chan in bbs and maybe they second chane at ddd becuase i believe jungle book could fit that game easily with sora becoming young again
Perhaps or perhaps it's the same deal as with Toy Story where they simply didn't have the right to use the IP yet.
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

Hold on - I got a bit confused when reading the article on IGN. When Nomura says newer titles, does he mean movies that have been released more recently, or does he mean new worlds that have never been seen in Kingdom Hearts before? Cause I can definitely see the article meaning both, and I'm not sure which one.
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

I really hope we get to hear Kairi's letter in gameplay. I have a feeling it would be hilarious XD.
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

Perhaps or perhaps it's the same deal as with Toy Story where they simply didn't have the right to use the IP yet.
maybe but i don't why they dont right to it jungle book was bpugh in 1967 so it should be issure though unlike toy story who was with pixer until disney bought pixar

Hold on - I got a bit confused when reading the article on IGN. When Nomura says newer titles, does he mean movies that have been released more recently, or does he mean new worlds that have never been seen in Kingdom Hearts before? Cause I can definitely see the article meaning both, and I'm not sure which one.
more like modern day movie now like tangled,big hero 6 frozen
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

Sigh, I really want to see what Kairi will do in KH III... I just had a thought... I'd love it if we could play as Kairi in Frozen. ^_^
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

Sigh, I really want to see what Kairi will do in KH III... I just had a thought... I'd love it if we could play as Kairi in Frozen. ^_^
that might still happen i really think kairi is the second playable that will be reveal later
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

Moana and Zootopia were deconfirmed earlier.
Now looks like low chances for Treasure Planet,Jungle Book etc.
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

Moana and Zootopia were deconfirmed earlier.
Now looks like low chances for Treasure Planet,Jungle Book etc.
i do think trasue planet make it in with froen and wreck it ralph
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

Jungle Book just got a remake, so that actually has a higher chance now than ever, especially since Nomura has been wanting to put it in the series since KH1, and each time it's been cut.

That being said, Flowmotion was diddlying fantastic and I will fight each and every consumer who complained about it and caused them to not ever use it again
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

Wait what, I didn't hear about this UltimaXOmega, do you have a source on that Zootopia/Moana deal?
 

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Re: Nomura: KHIII Intends to Focus on Newer Titles, DDD's Flowmotion Was Too "Free"

Wait what, I didn't hear about this, do you have a source?
The source for the article is in the OP.
 
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