Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III
US Release: 2018
Japan Release: 2018
Europe Release: 2018

Game Developer: Square Enix

Popularity: 51st All Time, 70th This Week

Franchise: Kingdom Hearts
Characters on BTVA: 16
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xXLikeABossXx
said at 12:11 AM on Sun Jul 23 2017
The voices are still blank...
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:52 AM on Sun Jul 23 2017
@xXLikeABossXx

Because none of them are confirmed.......
Ghosty404
said at 7:25 AM on Sun Jul 16 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Its actually gonna be released?!
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 11:15 AM on Mon Jul 24 2017
@Ghosty404 They announced it at the beginning of the console generation (or at least the home console announcements?)...and it's near the end of of this one now.

...tbh at this point I feel like they should just port it to the PS5. I know it's not that feasible but a possible remaster/special edition would totally benefit from more powerful hardware (although I suppose the Pro &/or XBO X should be enough?)
FUNiman
said at 12:46 AM on Sun Jul 16 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
I'll be amazed if this game actually comes out in 2018 (not that I mind waiting), and our first Pixar world in KH should open the floodgates to some interesting new places (I'd go nuts for an Inside Out world).
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:16 AM on Sun Jul 16 2017
@FUNiman

Honestly, for me there's no reason to doubt it at this time, looking at all the facts.

2016 - FFXV
2017 - Dragon Quest XI
2018 - KHIII

Makes a nice three years back-to-back like that. They've had plenty of development time (almost 5 years by then) and doing it in Unreal Engine 4 should have gone a long way. FFXV had its release year of 2016 announced around this time, and only actually got delayed by just two months from September to November. Definitely see KHIII being SE's big fall game next year.
Cartoonguy133
said at 11:21 PM on Sat Jul 15 2017
Yeah, Toy Story! I'm guessing Woody will be voiced by Jim Hanks, Tom Hanks' brother, since usually voices Woody in the video games. Don't know about Buzz, though.
randomrobot007
said at 3:23 PM on Sat Jul 15 2017
kingdom hearts now has everybodys money because of toy story
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:54 PM on Sat Jul 15 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
TOY STORY

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSS!!!!!!!!
DisneyAnimefan1995
said at 2:12 PM on Sat Jul 15 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Their is no words to what occurred today from D23 as not ONLY is my favorite Disney/Pixar movie, Toy Story coming to Kingdom Hearts III as a world, but also the game is now scheduled to be released in 2018!!!
SNaG
said at 3:15 AM on Mon Jun 12 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Hot damn that trailer was awesome. Hopefully we can get to hear some of the English voices in action too! (Outside of the footage from almost 2 years ago).
Shaun Ince
said at 8:49 AM on Sun Jun 11 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
I take it I'm not the only one who saw the gameplay trailer that was posted today for this game?
DisneyAnimefan1995
said at 12:27 AM on Sun Jun 11 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Oh man, Oh Man, Oh Man!!! Their is no words on how much the visuals on the characters from the latest trailer compare to the E3 2015 trailer 2 years ago.

I loved how Hades is more expressive here. Can't wait for the new world announcement next month!!
IceElvenPrincess
said at 10:32 PM on Thu Sep 10 2015
 1 Shout Out!
if this sounds a bit harsh, I'm apologizing early right now. but I, for one, DO NOT want to see Star Wars worlds in this KH installment. I think it will make things very awkward and so on, don't get me wrong, I love Star Wars. I'm a huge fan, but they have no business being in a game like this. other than that, I am VERY excited for this game!!! I love the Kingdom Hearts series. even if I only own the first two games.
SteelEthlan
said at 8:19 PM on Sat Sep 12 2015
@IceElvenPrincess Pretty much with you there.
IceElvenPrincess
said at 8:35 PM on Sat Sep 12 2015
@SteelEthlan at least you agree with me and pretty much see eye to eye. :)
Scrappy-Fan92
said at 11:06 AM on Sun Sep 13 2015
@IceElvenPrincess I'm not necessarily asking for Star Wars (or Marvel) to be in this series, but haven't the usual crossover rules been bent in light of Dream Drop Distance's inclusion of characters from The World Ends With You?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:13 AM on Sun Sep 13 2015
@Scrappy-Fan92 The difference is that The World Ends With You is an original property created by Square Enix and Tetsuya Nomura.

The problem with Star Wars, Marvel, and Muppets, etc. is that they weren't created by Disney, simply acquired by them through buyouts. For that and various other reasons (tone, aesthetics, scope, etc), they don't fit into KH as seamlessly as Disney's original works do.

A better analogue to the TWEWY situation would be the potential use of Pixar properties.
Scrappy-Fan92
said at 11:18 AM on Sun Sep 13 2015
@NCZ But Pixar was acquired by Disney also. I think they're closer to most Eidos properties than The World End With You.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:25 AM on Sun Sep 13 2015
@Scrappy-Fan92 Yes, that's true. But even though they were only bought out by Disney later they always had a really close relationship and were generally homogenous in most people's eyes anyway. Woody and Buzz were supposed to be a summon in either I or II also (can't remember which) so the thought of working with Pixar elements is something that the KH developers don't seem to have a problem with.

Man, Eidos stuff would fit in even LESS than Marvel or Star Wars. Imagine having Agent 47, Kain, or Lara Croft running around with Donald and Goofy. Actually now I kind of want it...
IceElvenPrincess
said at 9:20 PM on Sun Sep 13 2015
@Scrappy-Fan92 I know what you're saying. and I've only seen little pieces of Dream Drop Distance. so I'm not familiar with that game.
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 12:59 PM on Wed May 18 2016
@NCZ If Agent 47 were a summon I would flip out and by the game three times.
Dustinman2012
said at 6:15 PM on Sun Jun 5 2016
@NCZ I agree with you there, but imagine Sora's Keyblade becoming a lightsaber. That would be sweet.
EPA Deane
said at 6:36 AM on Mon Nov 14 2016
@IceElvenPrincess Just reserve Star Wars references to DLC weapons.
The Ear of One
said at 11:51 AM on Thu Jul 30 2015
ah the wait. it will be forever. but so is human wait. the wait will be worth it.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:05 PM on Thu Jul 30 2015
@The Ear of One Square's been kicking ass and taking names lately so I actually feel pretty confident this and FFXV will actually release in 2016 (though at the *absolute latest* I can see one getting pushed to early 2017). The switch to Unreal Engine 4 has been a big help in getting this game out the door I think.
The Ear of One
said at 12:21 PM on Thu Jul 30 2015
@NCZ did no0t they say 2017? but yeah ther is a hint on 2016 december or something. still a wait though.
but with a current remake on the way, it is as you say. kicking ass.
I hope we see more Square characters in this game.
DisneyAnimefan1995
said at 3:39 PM on Thu Jul 30 2015
@NCZ Who knows, with the American D23 expo coming up next month, along with the KH fan event at the Japan D23 this November, I could see more information on KH3 with the game coming out in the US around Q2/Q3 2016. Besides, Nomura is no longer involved with Final Fantasy XV after stepping down in September of 2014, so FFXV is not going to hinder KH3's process and release.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:55 PM on Thu Jul 30 2015
@DisneyAnimefan1995 Exactly. XV and KHIII have been coming along very smoothly, and the huge marketing blitz that began at last year's TGS for the former coupled with the Duscae demo have me optimistic that SE want it out soon to prevent people from losing interest. And they've already said that KHIII has an internally-decided release date and they're waiting for an ideal time to reveal it. I think D23 would be the perfect time to do that, and there will be announcements related to XV at Gamescom and/or TGS.

My prediction: KHIII is the first half of 2016 (maybe September at the absolute latest) and FFXV is the big November/December holiday game.

With Dragon Quest XI also expected to launch then, 2016 will be glorious for Squenix if they can get all three of their top RPG series out the door in the same year.
vgiannell5
said at 7:41 PM on Tue Jul 28 2015
I can't wait for Sora and his friends to finally put an end to Xehanort's plans once and for all.
12771a
said at 10:01 PM on Sun Jul 26 2015
I can't wait for this game
DisneyAnimefan1995
said at 12:37 PM on Tue Jun 16 2015
 1 Shout Out!
OMG Guys, you got to see the new gameplay trailer that Square Enix released today at E3 2015.

You won't be disappointed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7BvViADiwQ
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 2:39 PM on Tue Jun 16 2015
@DisneyAnimefan1995 That... was beautiful.
Lizzy Heeley
said at 8:10 AM on Mon Apr 13 2015
i can't wait for it to come out, when it comes out im gonna get a PS4
SteelEthlan
said at 9:54 AM on Wed Apr 15 2015
@Lizzy Heeley Same here.
Ross123
said at 11:32 AM on Sun Mar 1 2015
I'm debating whether or not to this game now since Leonard Nimoy sadly passed away recently. Like I mentioned on his page, I hope he got his lines recorded before his passing. But this is what happens when a game takes way too long to be made.

I probably buy it regardless but it'll probably be my last game in the series. I cannot continue to stand by a series that has too many spinoffs that come on a completely different system (which I may/may not own) almost every time and takes too long for its next main game to be released.

Anyway, the game is rumoured to be getting an online mode according to this article down below and is also rumoured to be coming out in 2016, hopefully.

Which is like what, 11 years after KH2 was released in Japan.

http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/76177/20150227/kingdom-hearts-3-rumors.htm
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:41 AM on Sun Mar 1 2015
@Ross123 Bear in mind that kdramastars.com makes stuff up all the time. It's not exactly credible.

Xehanort's VAs in both English and Japanese have passed away, unfortunately. And given that the game is apparently not particularly far into development, I doubt they recorded anything. :|

Maybe as an injoke they could get Jonathan Frakes or some other actor from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Ross123
said at 11:55 AM on Sun Mar 1 2015
@NCZ I don't much about kdramastars.com because I don't normally check out their website. So thanks for that tip, much appreciated.

Also, it's just that Bill Farmer said that voice work had already been recorded. Although looking at the comment below, it seems you responded to it with an article which I assume is proving Bill saying such a thing wrong.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:09 PM on Sun Mar 1 2015
@Ross123 Yeah, Bill Farmer is apparently thinking of something else. Likely either the Re:Coded scenes in 2.5 Remix, or maybe new stuff for a KH3D remaster which is sometimes speculated to be happening (take that with a grain of salt though, it's all speculation). Voice dubbing would likely happen late in development once the story and cutscenes are finalized. All of the English dubs of KH games have been done relatively close to the English release dates rather than early in development.
Ross123
said at 2:10 PM on Sun Mar 1 2015
@NCZ I haven't heard anything about KH 3D possibly being ported over to the PS3/PS4. This is new news to me. But like you just said, speculation.

Well what you've told me makes perfect sense. But seriously though, most of us are getting tired of waiting at this point which makes it harder to take any news with a pinch of salt.
Xiro
said at 1:55 AM on Mon Jul 6 2015
@NCZ You are correct. I once asked Quinton Flynn is he had any details about KH3 and he basically told me that [voice] actors are the last to be put on projects and the last to know any critical information. It's possibly that even the Japanese dub hasn't really been delved into yet, though I do hope Chikao Ohtsuka had his parts done (though I doubt it). I have no hope of Nimoy being in it.
Xiro
said at 2:10 AM on Mon Jul 6 2015
@NCZ Just had a quick chat with Quinton to confirm: Neither he nor James Patrick Stuart have been contacted for the role as of yet.

He added "We American actors of the last to know. They have to finish all of their production in Japan first before they send it over here."
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:09 PM on Mon Jul 6 2015
@Xiro I got the impression that the dialogue we heard for Xehanort and Eraqus in the trailer was recorded specifically for that trailer. The in-game grunts from Sora, Donald, and Goofy were reused from previous games, so I don't think VO recording is too far along if at all.

And of course, even if it was already in the process, due to NDAs most of the voice actors probably wouldn't be able to announce their roles ahead of time anyway.
Dimentionalist
said at 11:34 PM on Sat Apr 22 2017
@Ross123 Nimoy nailed the character. Xehanort was evil and ruthless, but he did such a great job selling his character's motives in a way that made the actions of other characters (like Terra) believable. He made Xehanort sound wise... even though the character was working towards darker motives that were steeped in anything but conventional wisdom.

Whoever steps up to the plate has some big shoes to fill simply from an acting perspective.
Dustinman2012
said at 5:09 AM on Wed Feb 18 2015
 1 Shout Out!
According to Bill Farmer, the game is set to be released later this year. I remember reading an article where he said so.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:39 AM on Wed Feb 18 2015
@Dustinman2012

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2015/01/09/kingdom-hearts-3-release-date-still-unconfirmed/
SteelEthlan
said at 7:36 AM on Sat Feb 14 2015
 1 Shout Out!
So did you guys know that Kingdom Hearts III on Unreal Engine 4? I had yet to discover this in previous news about switching from Luminous Engine (Which it was currently used for Final Fantasy XV) to Unreal Engine 4. (Epic Games' 4th engine)

And yeah I can seriously bet that they may want to test this engine at first before showing this at the demo because I can severely sense that these team are using the blueprints for the "Kingdom Shader" artstyle since it lets you make this project with the wide variety of artstyle.

But I'm getting on and off topic there.
Katsu
said at 2:47 PM on Sat Jan 10 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
I can't believe nobody's talked about this yet. According to Bill Farmer he finished recording lines for Goofy in KH3, and said the game is coming this year.

Of course, Square-Enix came out and said there's no release date yet, but its interesting to hear that apparently the voice recordings are going on for the game
Ross123
said at 11:10 AM on Thu Jul 31 2014
BAD NEWS: Leonard Nimoy got diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in February this year. I just recently found this out while doing a search for something.

Anyway, my point being is that I don't think he'll be able to voice Master Xehanort in KH3. His illness could likely effect his voice. But I'm no expert so I could be wrong. Some1 will have to correct me on that I think.
HienFan
said at 9:24 PM on Thu Aug 14 2014
@Ross123 That sucks, I hate to know what will happen to him
Ross123
said at 8:41 AM on Fri Aug 15 2014
@HienFan All I know is that there's no cure though medication can help prevent the disease from getting worse.
webmastersage
said at 9:06 AM on Sun Jun 29 2014
SUMMONS
Returning
1. Chicken Little (Baseball Charm)
2. Stitch (Ukulele Charm)
3. Genie (Lamp Charm)

New
1. Vanellope von Schweetz (Go-Kart Charm)
2. Olaf (Snowball Charm)
3. Bolt (Collar Charm)
4. Kenai (Totem Charm)
IceElvenPrincess
said at 10:16 PM on Mon Sep 14 2015
@webmastersage glad I'm not the only one who thought of the same summons as you. we're absolutely on the same page here.
webmastersage
said at 9:06 AM on Sun Jun 29 2014
Then how bout this..
1. Aladdin and the King of Thieves
2. Mulan II
3. The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
4. Pocahontas
5. Dead Man's Chest/At World's End
6. Frozen
7. Treasure Planet
8. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
9. The Princess and the Frog
10. The Emperor's New Groove
11. The Black Cauldron
12. Radiant Garden
13. Twilight Town
14. Keyblade Graveyard

Bonus: Winnie the Pooh (2011)
TrueMyriad
said at 5:34 PM on Fri Jun 13 2014
Haley Joel Osment says he might return as Sora:
http://www.khinsider.com/news/Haley-Joel-Osment-Comments-on-Kingdom-Hearts-3-3482
Firion2
said at 3:01 PM on Mon Oct 31 2016
@TrueMyriad might? He will DEFINITELY come. Look at Steve burton( cloud's English voice actor). He voiced cloud almost every game.
webmastersage
said at 4:58 PM on Fri Jun 13 2014
Steve Blum should definitely voice both Vincent Valentine and Davy Jones.
webmastersage
said at 10:31 AM on Tue May 20 2014
If Lightning appears, I wonder if she could join Sora's party just like Auron did??? And I hope Ali Hillis voices her again...
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:23 AM on Tue May 20 2014
@webmastersage Lightning's basically guaranteed to appear. SE are pretty consistent with their voice actors for the most part so I think Ali's return is a safe bet.
Katsu
said at 9:38 AM on Sun May 25 2014
@NCZ Noctis appearing would be awesome as well
webmastersage
said at 9:49 AM on Wed May 28 2014
@NCZ but I wonder which world she could be available at to be a boss and party member???
webmastersage
said at 4:51 PM on Tue Apr 8 2014
I also would love to see Hayner, Pence and Olette again. Goofy's son Max should appear too....

Also I know Maleficent has Pete, I would like to see Dijon and the Beagle Boys as Pete's sidekicks.
The Doctor
said at 2:29 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
If they are going to include worlds based on Marvel properties (which I doubt) I think that Asgard would work best. You could have Thor as party member, Keyblade based on Mjolnir, Loki as main boss, bunch of Asgardians (like Lady Sif and Warriors Three, for example) as mini-bosses in Coliseum and Destroyer Armor (or heck, maybe even Surtur if they want to be really crazy) as super hard Sephiroth-level Bonus-Boss.
SteelEthlan
said at 4:56 PM on Sun Jun 1 2014
@The Doctor How about the world that kingdom hearts that was made and published by Disney themselves and there is no way in heck that marvel and Star Wars world would be in KHIII because marvel has superheroes,semi-superheroes,villains and such cause it would never fit.

And Star Wars one, Rather too dark to go and we already had space themed worlds so there is no point bring this here neither the planet one.
The Doctor
said at 10:12 PM on Sun Jun 1 2014
@SteelEthlan While I doubt that we will see Marvel or Star Wars in KH, I don't think that it will be matter of if they fit. Had you asked me before the release of KH2 if Pirates of the Caribbean would fit to Kingdom Hearts, I would have said no. And now look what happen.

Besides, Disney is working on animated movie called Big Hero 6 that is based on Marvel comic. That could have a shot of having world based around it in KH3.
SteelEthlan
said at 6:49 AM on Mon Jun 2 2014
@The Doctor True but to be fair Pirates of the Caribbean is a live action film made by Disney too they had the rights to place this in KH2 if you already knew that. So it still goes just fine even though it was set in the night

And the new Disney movie called Big Hero 6? Yeah this may work as being world based that May set in KH3.
SteelEthlan
said at 6:44 PM on Sat Jun 28 2014
@SteelEthlan Then again it's gonna take a long work for the movie to finish at times.
Nick000
said at 9:30 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
How about some characters from Recess?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:45 AM on Tue Feb 11 2014
@Nick000 If any one Disney TV series were to get a world, then it's Gargoyles or bust.
GothamRed
said at 7:52 AM on Tue Feb 11 2014
@NCZ What about Ducktales?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:59 AM on Tue Feb 11 2014
@GothamRed That too, but I was mainly referring to the "original" Disney TV series rather than ones based on pre-existing characters like DuckTales, Goof Troop, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, etc. But Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, and Louie have been represented in the series so far, so there's that.
SteelEthlan
said at 6:03 PM on Wed Jun 25 2014
@Nick000 Mmm long gone,fallen to obscurity and never been mentioned.
webmastersage
said at 7:43 PM on Sun Feb 9 2014
Who's going to voice Spider-Man????
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:11 PM on Sun Feb 9 2014
@webmastersage Kiefer Sutherland, of course.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:58 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
@webmastersage I know that Disney owns Marvel but to me, their characters would be very out of place in Kingdom Hearts.
coolies
said at 8:58 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
@NCZ I personally think an avengers movie world would be awesome
GothamRed
said at 9:04 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
@NCZ Me too to be honest, it's opening a door to a vast universe that could take up a game in and of itself, and that could get distracting.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:13 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
@NCZ Also the Avengers would be pretty OP in Kingdom Hearts. Nothing against Sora but compared to Ironman, Captain America, Hulk, or even Spiderman I'd feel pretty underwhelmed I was playing the guy with the key.
One of them might work as summons, maybe...
GothamRed
said at 9:17 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
@Music Meister Now I want to see this game ends with Hulk thrashing Xehenort around like Loki.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:22 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
@Music Meister If I remember correctly, wasn't this guy with the key slicing large buildings apart and shooting them at the last boss in KH2? It's been a long time since I've played it, but I remember Sora being capable of some pretty crazy #$!@ by that point.
GothamRed
said at 9:24 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Jean Grey could do that in her sleep. In fact I think she has.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:28 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I mean from a player observation, if I'm pressing X and whacking people with my Key blade and I see Ironman shooting lasers, or Cap throwing his shield and it boucing around hitting enemies or Hawkeye shooting different arrows or Hulk just being Hulk, I'd be like "Oh...guess I'll just keep whacking these guys..."
THough if there were Easter eggs like unlockable costumes based on Marvel or Thor's Hammer being unlocked for Donald and Cap's shield for Goofy or a summon or two from Marvel heroes I'd be excited for that.
webmastersage
said at 10:11 PM on Tue Mar 25 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I ment either Drake Bell, Josh Keaton, Vincent Martella or Yuri Lowenthal
webmastersage
said at 10:14 PM on Tue Mar 25 2014
@NCZ Vincent Martella or Yuri Lowenthal should voice Spider-Man.. but I would like to hear Brian Bloom and Marc Worden voice Captain America and Iron Man again too
SteelEthlan
said at 6:04 PM on Wed Jun 25 2014
@Music Meister Here's the answer: It will never happen cause there won't be any marvel nor star wars based worlds cause they were made by different companies let's all focus to the movies that were made by disney which had a memorable plots and such with the shortness.
webmastersage
said at 6:55 PM on Sat Feb 1 2014
 1 Shout Out!
1. Atlantis The Lost Empire
2. The Emperor's New Groove
3. Pocahontas
4. Treasure Planet
5. Spirited Away
6. The Princess and the Frog
7. Brother Bear
9. Frozen
10. Dead Man's Chest/At World's End
11. The Black Cauldron
12. Tangled
13. The Lone Ranger

I like to see those in Kingdom Hearts III.
The Doctor
said at 12:31 AM on Sun Feb 2 2014
@webmastersage Spirited Away is a Studio Ghibli film.
webmastersage
said at 6:44 AM on Sun Feb 2 2014
@The Doctor still I thought it would be cool...
SteelEthlan
said at 6:38 PM on Sat Jun 28 2014
@webmastersage The Lone Ranger... Pretty unlikely.
Aultin Barltino
said at 8:21 AM on Sun Jun 21 2015
@The Doctor I agree with webmastersage. I'd deffo love to see Ghibli film based worlds in KH3, say Howl's Moving Castle, having Howl as the world exclusive character, and bosses including the witch of the wastes.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:57 AM on Wed Jan 22 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Finally the story of Kingdom Hearts can contune
Ross123
said at 3:15 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
@Music Meister I was reading about you getting confused with the KH story.

If you have a PS3 then get KH 1.5 & wait until summer for KH 2.5. 1.5 includes KH, Chain of Memories & turned 358/2 Days into a movie. 2.5 will include KH2, Birth By Sleep & turns Coded into a movie.

Or if you still have the 2 main games on PS2 then read the game manual or look up the story the KH website that tells you almost every single little detail about almost everything.
http://www.khwiki.net/
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:20 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
@Ross123 Nah
Ross123
said at 2:03 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
@Music Meister Don't say I didn't wan ya in case u come out crying because u didn't understand a thing in this game when it comes out.
TrueMyriad
said at 6:39 AM on Sun Jan 19 2014
Today is Hikaru Utada's birthday. I am glad she will work on the music on this game soon.
Heartfilia Mage 721
said at 3:26 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Finally! No more prequels!
immblueversion
said at 2:47 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Heartfilia Mage 721 We haven't gotten any prequels since 2010.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:58 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@immblueversion What about Dream Drop?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:14 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Music Meister KH3D wasn't a prequel at all, in fact it was essentially a prologue to KH3.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:26 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@NCZ As far as I concern, Kingdom Hearts 1-3 is all the matters and ignore the rest.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:32 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Music Meister Doesn't that seem a little closed minded? Arbitrarily shutting out certain games because they don't have a certain title. They do provide insight into various things about the KH universe, Birth by Sleep in particular.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:33 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Music Meister So you didn't play DDD then?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:36 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
And while I'm at it, while BBS isn't numbered (since it'd be weird to release it as "Kingdom Hearts Zero"), it is for all intents and purposes a main game, given the tiny fact that it's the prequel to the entire franchise. Not that that's a big honking deal or anything.
GothamRed
said at 3:55 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@NCZ In all honesty it's really not that big a deal, so long as you know that three other keyblade wielders existed you don't have to play the game to understand anything that's going on. An even the spin-off games have some plot-crucial details in them. Heck, Chain of memories was a spin-off and you needed to play it to know why Sora was in a pod at the beginning of II.
GothamRed
said at 3:58 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@GothamRed But even so that's not crucial information, just generally gap filling that isn't really needed to follow the events of any other game.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:59 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Nightmare Crusher They didn't make it seem important but putting the games on different systems, most of which I didn't have and didnt want. Sorry I don't go out and buy a DS just to know the backstory of Organization 13, they are all dead now they are unimportant to me anymore.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:00 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@GothamRed Well, of course, you can play I or II without BBS, but that's the same with any prequel. You don't need to see Phantom Menace to get A New Hope, for instance. The point of a prequel is to build the world further, explain the origins of everything (like Xehanort, that's a big one given he's the antagonist of the whole thing), and even set up future installments of the series.

Really, the only side game that's truly expendable is Coded. With "Chain of Memories" for instance, calling it a spin-off isn't doing it justice, I feel, since it takes place between I and II and is very important to the series--after all, it introduces Organization XIII and Namine. All of the side games are important in terms of building on the series's lore, and I think Nomura said they also allowed the devs to experiment with potential gameplay ideas they had for KHIII.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:05 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Music Meister 358/2 was one game. And you would know how important they really are if you played DDD. Also, BBS has the backstory for the main villain, that's pretty important.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:06 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Nightmare Crusher They as in Organization XIII.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:11 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@NCZ I wasn't confused playing 2 without playing Chain of Memories (I did play it, briefly but found or boring and uninteresting, i thought it was basically a water down version of Kingdom Hearts). Still, I doubt I'll be confused playing Kingdom Hearts 3.
immblueversion
said at 5:56 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Music Meister The reason you weren't confused playing KH2 was because there was only one game in between them, and the events could be alluded to in a few scenes.

By KH3D, the story became so confuddled that the creators felt the need to include whole plot summaries of all the other games into the game's journal. You'll be lucky if they do the same with this game. Otherwise, good luck understanding why Axel's running around with a Keyblade now.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:22 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@immblueversion Look, Kingdom Hearts 1, 2, 3 that's an actually order. If they didn't want the story the flow like that then they shouldn't have labled it in an order like that. I saw Karate Kid 1, 2, and (regrettably) 3, I didn't see Karate Kid: Nap of awaken divided by square root of 34545.999.
That's how I see it and that's how I'll play it
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:30 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Music Meister No one knew that the series would be as big as it was. They initially planned for two, maybe three games, and a spin-off. The reason for the naming scheme is because Nomura wants all the numbered games to have the same dev-team, but they've been busy working on the game that is now Final Fantasy XV. I will admit that Coded was a bit of a waste, but the series really isn't that convoluted as its reputation makes it out to be.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:31 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Music Meister What do you think about Star Wars then? Or Metal Gear? Or Resident Evil, Rambo, Evil Dead, or every single franchise that uses a non-conventional sequel naming system (which is, to put it likely, a total and utter metric craptonne).
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:33 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@NCZ Not a fan of any of those things you mentioned.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:40 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Music Meister that's not really the point. the point is that to outright ignore titles in a franchise just because of something as trivial as a naming scheme is very ignorant, especially considering how basically every single major franchise under the sun has strayed away from exclusively using numbered title schemes. that was only a small sampling off the top of my head. you seem very dismissive of the kingdom hearts side games given how few you've apparently actually played.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:48 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@NCZ THey don't seem like important games since almost all of are not on the same. Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts 2 were PS2 games, everything else was like on other stuff so why wouldn't I assume they were just throw off games to milk something popular. Besides, most of the games were about Organization 13, I don't care about their origins. Most of them were annoying/hard as hell bosses and I didn't want to know about them. In fact, I thought they seemed more interesting the less I knew.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:58 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Music Meister That's nothing a bit of product research couldn't fix, no?

As for them being spread out on multiple systems, it makes economic sense. The Nintendo DS is the best-selling game system ever, so of course Square will put out a game for it. BBS came out during the peak of the PSP's popularity and well after the PS2's prime. Chain of Memories I can understand, but it got a full PS2 remake later, and at the time the GBA was basically the only handheld on the market so given the budget or what they wanted to do creatively, it'd have made sense for them to put a smaller title on a handheld. And with DDD, the 3DS had been growing in popularity rapidly and it probably wouldn't have been "big" enough for PS3. And with the HD collections, they have made an effort to get the core games on PS3.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:06 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@NCZ Still, to say every game is important and have them on separate consoles does not seem right, for me at least
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:33 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
I should make it clear that the things NCZ mentioned that I said I wasn't a fan of, I meant I wasn't around much of them/didn't see or play them.
Heartfilia Mage 721
said at 5:01 PM on Thu Jan 23 2014
@Heartfilia Mage 721 It's crazy how one comment ignited a firestrom.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:30 PM on Wed Jan 29 2014
@Heartfilia Mage 721 See, all us on the team are really passionate so things can get heated when it comes to stuff we like, but after the fact we all throw it under the rug, make up, and go drinking and golfing in Costa Rica together.*

*Maybe.
Heartfilia Mage 721
said at 12:43 PM on Wed Jan 29 2014
@NCZ Haha! I get ya!
GothamRed
said at 10:21 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
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So do you think there is a 100% of Lightning appearing in this game, or a 110% chance?
Heartfilia Mage 721
said at 3:27 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
@GothamRed It would be awesome if she was in this.
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 1:41 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@GothamRed I'd say closer to 105%.
MaryKosmos
said at 9:49 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
I wonder which worlds Sora (and maybe Riku) will visit in this game?
Ross123
said at 8:58 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@MaryKosmos By the looks of the trailer, they will be visiting Twilight Town.
MaryKosmos
said at 10:29 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@Ross123 Of course Twilight Town, but I mean what Disney or some other company worlds will they visit? Hmm...
Ross123
said at 10:41 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@MaryKosmos I wonder if they'll include Star wars or Marvel worlds since Disney own them.
GothamRed
said at 10:44 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@Ross123 Likely not, Especially since the overall plot of KH is Star Wars anyway. Also, they won't even use Disney animated series like Gargoyles for some reason.
MaryKosmos
said at 10:56 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@Ross123 Who knows. Like with some games I look forward to, I'll just go with whatever they got....
Ross123
said at 11:02 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@MaryKosmos Same here.
Ross123
said at 11:04 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@GothamRed Well it was suggested. We don't know for sure yet.
GothamRed
said at 11:05 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@Ross123 Who suggested it?
Ross123
said at 11:10 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@GothamRed Tetsuya Nomura himself. Here's the link: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/tetsuya-nomura-wants-to-add-star-wars-characters-in-kingdom-hearts-iii/1100-6411176/

Apparently he wants to.
GothamRed
said at 11:14 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@Ross123 It makes sense since he turned KH into star wars that he'd want that.
Ross123
said at 11:19 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@GothamRed Very true.
The Doctor
said at 12:19 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@Ross123 It would be kinda awesome, if they had world based on Star Wars and have the character from Birth by Sleep (sorry, forgot his name) who was voiced by Mark Hamill to show up in there.
Ross123
said at 11:40 AM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@The Doctor Now that I'd like to see. In case u wanted to know since u couldn't remember, Master Eraqus is the name of the character that Mark voices.
The Doctor
said at 12:30 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Ross123 Thanks!
Ross123
said at 10:26 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
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I sooooooooo can't wait for this. PS4 will be soooooooooooo worth it in the end.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:41 PM on Mon Jun 10 2013
Between this and Final Fantasy XV, there is no way I can take the sheer level of hype and excitement I have right now and type it out into complete sentence format. So I am just going to leave this animated GIF, as I feel it is the only way I can express my thoughts in an adequate fashion.

http://i.imgur.com/o10qE3y.gif
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:06 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
@Mrguy22594 If this comes out in 2015 (which it probably will, in all likelihood), then it will have been ten years between this and KH2. That's quite the wait, but I'm sure it'll be worth it.
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