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Kingdom Hearts II HD & Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix News

Tetsuya Nomura, director of cult classic series Kingdom Hearts, has released some teasing tidbits of information in this week’s Famitsu Weekly regarding Kingdom Hearts II HD and the 1.5 remix of Kingdom Hearts.

Nomura san was asked straight out if there would be a HD release for Kingdom Hearts II would be on the way to which he replied that it would be highly unusual if this didn’t occur. Currently Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix has bundled Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories as well as cinematics from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

Square Enix is also upscaling the existing models for Sora used in Kingdom Hearts 3D and now being used for Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix. The gameplay has also been tweaked so it plays more like Kingdom Hearts II.

Square Enix Teases The World Ends With You Sequel

Awesome and exciting news all rolled into one today with the announcement that Square Enix have launched a brand new spanking teaser site for what appears to be a possible sequel to one of the biggest and loved games on the Nintendo DS, The World Ends With You.

The teaser site, image below, is counting down to an announcement and even uses the same font seen in TWEWY leading the interwebs to be ablaze with speculation and rumours everywhere. No doubt countless fans have everything crossed hoping that the long awaited sequel will finally be announced.

The address for the new website also has the word “Subaseka” in the title leading to more speculation seeing as how TWEWY was known as “Subarashiki Kono Sekai” in Japan or “It’s a Wonderful World”. The teaser also has a silhouette of the famous Shibuya skyline, not forgetting that TWEWY was set in trendy Shibuya.

You can access the site here and don’t forget to check back with Japandaman as we revealed what happens or is announced in 6 days time. Hopefully SE will have something more on these news at Tokyo Game Show. In the meantime, you can access the site here.

New Kingdom Hearts Announcement Soon

A new book hits the stands today for Kingdom Hearts fans entitled, The Kingdom Hearts 3D Ultimania guide book. The book is good enough on it’s own but the big bonus is the included interview with series creator, Tetsuya Nomura.

Site FF Reunion has summarised the contents of the interview and in it there’s a brief teaser given that hints at what’s next for the KH Universe. Nomura-san goes so far as to say that development has already begun on something new, in fact, a variety of developments for one or more titles!

He then goes on to say that he believes they’ll be able to make an announcement sometime soon. There were some parts in the interview that were censored out, I’m guessing where too much information was revealed, but if you can read Japanese, here’s what was printed:

  • 〇ー〇〇○〇解放には〇〇○〇を仕込んだ
  • 〇ー〇〇○〇メッセージについては想像にまかせる
  • 〇の〇〇〇のはそのままあの〇人かについてはお楽しみに

Disappointingly, Nomura-san also mentioned that at present, there are no plans for a Birth by Sleep sequel or to release a Final Mix version of the current 3DS title KH3D.

Kingdom Hearts 3D Ending To Reveal ‘Many Truths’

Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the Kingdom Hearts series, has made a few more declarations about the upcoming KH3D for the 3DS. Speaking through Famitsu magazine, he has gone on record as saying that there will be a few resolved matters at the end of the game.

If I had to say who the key persons were, I’d say they are the silver haired boy and Axel,” Nomura shares. “This time at the end of the story, there will be the longest cutscene of the whole series where the true form of Ansem and Xemnas, as well as their goals and many other truths will be revealed all at once.

He also some information regarding the Dream Eaters from the game and the new Ability Link system.

At first, I initially wanted to develop another form of the command board fromBirth by Sleep,” Nomura reveals. “Then I mixed the growth systems of Re:Codedand 358/2 Days and came up with a new idea that became the Ability Link feature.

He has also stated that he believes KH3D will take roughly 35 hours to complete, look out for the game when it hits stores on March 29.

Surprise Ending For Kingdom Hearts 3D

Tetsuya Nomura, the series director of the Kingdom Hearts series, has revealed a surprise is in store for the end of the during the end credits. The revelation came in the latest edition of Nintendo Power where he encourages gamers to stick around for the credits and not just turn off their 3DS units.

“For starters, there’s going to be some sort of a “surprise” during the end credits of the game. Nomura shares: “This is the first time we’re doing this, but there’s a surprise during the end credits. So even when the credits start to roll, don’t put down your N3DS, and don’t let your guard down!”

 Should be good, maybe it’s the hint of a sequel or could it be related to a possible sequel to DS cult classic, TWEWY, due to the presence of Neku?
Who knows but we’ll see when the game is released and we start playing it for endless nights.