trapped in revamp hell
- Nov 1, 2009
Famitsu was able to sit down with Kingdom Hearts Series Director Tetsuya Nomura to discuss the brand new title in the series, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. In this piece of the interview, he addresses concerns about how 2.8 may affect Kingdom Hearts 3's development, and explains what we can expect from Kingdom Hearts 3DHD and 0.2 in terms of new content and gameplay.
We will be translating the full interview, but for now read the translation of the second part below thanks to Zephyr. The first part can be read here.
––For KH0.2BBS’s system, will it be different from BBS’s?
Nomura: We’re taking into account elements from BBS and KH3 so it becomes a hybrid.
––With the additional lending hand up there, should we worry if it has any effect on the progress of KH3?
Nomura: For KH3, realize that the numbering seems to affect the quality and volume but over time, since it’s not produced in a range of influence, there are no problems concerning that. However I felt that I wanted you to experience something early and that you would be able to experience soon even for a little bit through KH0.2BBS’s game system experience and how it connects to KH3.
■ Of the three included works, it has started with Unchained χ.
––KH3D has been HD remastered and I thought it would become video footage because of its form. Despite the console correspondence, it has become playable.
Nomura: So, the staff who worked on KH1.5 and KH2.5 made me realize this opportunity. This time, in addition to the HD, it used to be a system where it uses the lower screen of the Nintendo 3DS version and we’ve changed the game design so it can be on a single screen. Like HD remastered works previously, it can be said the colors are vibrant in the remake.
––Are there additional elements?
Nomura: As far as the story goes, there are no large additional elements because it exceeds the work for HD remastering but just like the elements of the collections that were in HD, it has trophy support and so forth. Because KH3D has a story that is very complex and it being before KH3, we wanted you to play KH3D
––So playing KH3D will show KH3. So I will ask about KH0.2BBS. Where does it begin in the timeline? In regards to the secret episode of KHBBSFM?
Nomura: It will begin immediately after the secret episode. Where she found Cinderella’s Castle (Castle of Dreams) in the Realm of Darkness, it will start there.
––So Cinderella’s Castle (Castle of Dreams) has become an area.
Nomura: I guess so (laughs). However it being the case of the secret episode, you won’t wonder the world endlessly in darkness.
––In the secret episode, we saw “A Fragmentary Passage” and that has become the subtitle for KH0.2BBS?
Nomura: Although there is a story that exists for this, there are no plans to release it as a package that was shown in KHBBSFM’s “A Fragmentary Passage”. However, since it is exists as a setting, I had touched a little in planning the beginning of KH3 and I thought it would be good opportunity. However, it’s not affecting the progress of KH3 and because “0.5” is not a full volume, it would be “0.2”. Because it is a fragment, “Fragmentary Passage” was left as a subtitle.
––During this period, how far would it elaborate on?
Nomura: I can’t say because it would lead to a punch line (laughs). When introduced, while Sora embarks on a new journey, it talks about the episode where The King was hiding until the present. It will take place in the form of KH0.2BBS and it is a portion that is closely related to KH3.
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