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Nomura: We’re still improving the quality of Kingdom Hearts III By Erren Van Duine on October 23, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Following the brief look at new gameplay glanced at Disney’s D23 event last week, Tetsuya Nomura was quizzed briefly about the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III by the editors at Famitsu on the content in the trailer and what it means for the game going forward.

The footage itself – which can be viewed here – was entirely authentic, according to a translation from @SQEXGal. However, with the game in its current state of development, it’s still hard to comprehend everything that will be taking place on screen. To that end, Nomura says the team is still working to improve the quality.

“I wanted to put out the information for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 and Kingdom Hearts 3 quickly for those who couldn’t attend, so we made the trailer public online,” said Nomura. “Since they’re both still in production, the trailers are short, but I hope that fans enjoy them. We are brushing up Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 even more than 1.5 – the staff is doing their best to improve it as much as possible.”

As this is the first time that Kingdom Hearts III is being shown using in-engine footage, Nomura said that it’s still not in a condition in which viewers can fully grasp it. “We’re going to improve the quality much more still after this. In the trailer you see three of Sora’s new moves, and they demonstrate two different attack systems – the first being Keyblade transformation. The Keyblade transformation is different for each Keyblade, and the battle style changes as well.

“The second is the Disney attraction inspired Attraction Flow. Attraction Flow is an evolution of Kingdom Hearts 3D’s Flowmotion. With Attraction Flow, you can choose which move you want to use against which enemies on the spot, and even during an enemy outbreak you’ll control Sora’s attacks. These new actions are just a fraction of Kingdom Hearts III′s new components, so please wait for additional information in the future.”

Via: FF-Reunion.

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  • Wassim Mokhtar

    Honestly, I know that footage was a tech demo, but it was just absolutely amazing from the attractions to the combat….. And knowing Nomura has said that the team is improving the quality? Thats basically out of this world! I can’t wait to hear more news!

  • Jesus Christ

    Since Sora’s skills are based off of Disneyland theme-park attractions, I think we can safely predict a few other skills that Sora may have and will be revealed later such as:

    1) Mad Tea Party (the giant cup ride) – this one really excites me. IMAGINE giant cups flying everywhere attacking enemies.
    2) Space Mountain (rocket ride)
    3) Astro Orbiter (another rocket ride)
    4) Prince Charming Regal Carrousel (horses… I’m thinking this is a summon)
    5) Dumbo … summon
    6) Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (uh… spaceship?)

    These are just some predictions. You can look up more at Disneyland official site. Just in case, there are other Disney theme-parks other than Disneyland. Don’t forget about Animal Kingdom, water parks, and Epcot.

    What do you all think?

  • Sean Hayden

    It’s probably the replacement for summons, not actually attacks.

  • Sean Hayden

    It’s not a tech demo, they stated this could be turned into the actual gameplay.

  • Jesus Christ

    Well, I hope that Nomura keeps Summons and these theme-park skills separate. Dumbo’s hydro pump is important. Aha!

  • Somber

    Anything can be expected. They once said that they wanna put Star Wars characters. lol

  • Leon Aether

    “Nomura assures fans that Square Enix is putting forth their best effort going forward.”
    Almost, no one doubts that, I’m pretty sure of it. We never expect less from SE! The best in the gaming industry!

  • Death Penalty

    The part that I found most interesting was easily the transforming Keyblade. Nomura’s mysterious comment about them being “style-based transforming Keyblades” leaves me as intrigued as it does confused. Style-based makes it sound like it might be something akin to the styles in BbS or 3D.

    All I know is that that pair of handguns blasting off fire spells in rapid succession was amazing. If that’s the way they’re going with magic-based styles, Sora could be making magic look as cool as he did with Wisdom Form in KHII.

  • Wassim Mokhtar

    OH! Damn! Did not know that! thanks for the info dude. The gameplay is really tight huh? reminds me alot of KH2 but more polished

  • TensaiBaka

    Totally Amazing! Nomura-san is really doing his best with his team for KH3! Wish them all the best into making a wonderful and cheery game. :D

  • EX+

    Every time Nomura speaks about any of his games, the hype just grows inside of me.
    I can’t wait to see what the final game will look and play like and I’ll definitely be picking up 2.5 day one.

  • Sorahearts

    I can’t wait to play this. Nomura has made KH3 a great game

  • Sorahearts

    This maybe the final game but the series still lives on

  • Sothe Zephyr

    Good to see they’re taking their time with this! I, myself, truly do not fancy the KH games but i do see they are very nicely put together games and look like a lot of fun :D Can’t wait to see this game in action and while doing so i may pick up a copy for myself <3

  • Aly Hesham

    Its crazy right ? Nomura is doing the heavy lifting at square enix.Making the best games we have seen in years!

  • Sean Hayden

    Yeah it’s like, depending on the world you’re in, this is a new skill that is affected by the environment.

  • Sean Hayden

    These are apparently environmental skills like depending on the world you’re in, is the specific theme park ride you use.

  • calliopium .

    Oh man, to be totally honest, the whole theme park attractions being used in battle thing is like THE MOST EXCITING EVER. I feel like I’m about twelve mentally right now, but I got all giddy when I watched that video.

  • Mateus.E

    I am grateful for the info,although that all was pretty clear on the trailer.Maybe they should leave the questions on kH3 for later,I think it is too soon to build hype for this game,who is still a baby,a work in progress.Maybe,who knows,they could ask him about XV?

  • Jesus Christ

    That’s fantastic! So, like, in Alice in Wonderland, we can have the Mad Tea Party rides.

  • TO

    I’va actually seen people complaining about the graphics looking PS2-ish! :/

  • Jesus Christ

    I wouldn’t be concerned about this issue at all if I were you because the teasers that are released so far are still “an early work in progress”. There’s probably one or two (if not more) years for this game to be developed and refined over and over again. The final product is going to look much more polished.

  • Zachary Prentice

    Not the last game altogether, just the last one in the Xehanort Saga.

  • Sorahearts

    Yeah I was meant to say the last battle in the Saga. But it’s good to know that we get the Series to KH

  • TO

    I tried to tell that person what you said, but he seems to be an internet troll.

    Oh well, playing KH1.5 is better than wasting my time on him.

  • Sathil

    I feel like people who say that never really had a ps2 in the first place..

  • NoctX85

    What the fuck….why they can`t just finisch XV…and ten work on KH3

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