E3 is just around the corner! Square has announced that they will be holding their own press conference on June 16th at 9AM PST. Square Enix has a lot of games they could be talking about this year, could Kingdom Hearts III be one of them?
Square Enix will be streaming their press conference on the following services:
As per usual we begin by covering some Kingdom Hearts news; in an interview with Famitsu, Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that development on Kingdom Hearts III is proceeding smoothly, and hinted at a future smartphone entry for the series, to be announced at this year's D23 Expo Japan. We speculate on just what that title will be and the possibility of a Kingdom Hearts release in 2015.
We dive into an in-depth breakdown and analysis of The Force Awakens, speculating on the plot and characters revealed in the short teaser, our expectations and hopes for the return of old characters (Luke, Leia, and Han Solo), join the BB-8 fan train, and allow ourselves to entertain the fantasy of a Knights of the Old Republic connection in Kylo Ren's mask. Unveiled along with the teaser was also the new Star Wars: Battlefront; we cover the specifics of it and predict that it will dominate holiday sales this year.
Finally we answer user-submitted questions! @Scarred Nobody accuses The Force Awakens of being pure fanservice, @Quilligan asks us to evaluate acceptable social behavior and which fictional characters we relate to most, and @Graxe pulls us into the slightly horrifying lore of Bloodborne.
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Linkedin profiles for two KH3 developers have turned up recently, revealing some interesting information.
First off is the profile of Eric Johnson, who was an AI Engineer on the cancelled Lucasarts game, Star Wars 1313, and was the Senior AI Engineer on the Facebook game, War Commander. Eric now works at Square-Enix in Tokyo, and has been working on KH3's AI since October.
The second profile is of Praveen Dubey, a 3D artist in India. Praveen works for an Indian company called Lakshya Digital, which does modeling and texturing for some big games, such as WWE '15, Tekken 7, and Dark Souls II. According to Praveen's Linkedin profile and resume, Kingdom Hearts 3 is another project of his he is working.
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posted by Misty,
Apr 15, 2015(250 Views / 2 Likes)
I'm a day late, forgive me for my crimes.
This week @Misty, @libregkd, and @Calxiyn come at you with yet another spoilercast! For those who aren't familiar with the concept, on the KH-Vids Podcast we occasionally decide to do special episodes focused on a certain video game, movie, book, etc. in all its spoiler-y glory. This time around we choose to focus on The Order: 1886, a PlayStation 4 exclusive from Ready at Dawn Studios. The game was hyped considerably by Sony and the KH-Vids Podcast (mostly @Misty) to a controversial release.
We begin by discussing the negative press surrounding the game, mostly centered around its length. From there we discuss our reactions to the story and the characters, our favorite moments in the game, and its graphical splendor (and newly added Photo Mode). Naturally, we also cover the gameplay of the title, particularly its awful stealth sequences. Finally, we discuss the possibilities for the future of The Order as both a sequel and extended series.
Not interested in hearing about The Order? No worries! Skip ahead to 1:12:30 for our user-submitted questions! @Quilligan asks about our religious views and has us discuss the new Final Fantasy Dissidia title coming to arcades and the PlayStation 4, and @Shu forces us to consider a world without KH-Vids.
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While discussing the upcoming Dissidia Final Fantasy reboot with Famitsu, the Kingdom hearts series director, Tetsuya Nomura, was asked about the upcoming Kingdom Hearts event at D23, and he had the following to say:
Whether or not this has anything to do with a cancelled smartphone game Disney was developing is unknown. Perhaps a possible localization of X[chi]?