To coincide with the release of Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix in Japan, the Kingdom Hearts Memorial Ultimania also saw a release. This guide contains content pertaining to every single Kingdom Hearts game that has been made available in addition to some some exclusive interviews and messages. Included among this was a message from series creator, Tetsuya Nomura regarding Kingdom Hearts III.
With the release of Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMix in Japan, Famitsu has conducted another interview with Kingdom Hearts series director, Tetsuya Nomura, sharing some of his thoughts on the remastered games, as well as comments on the new scenes included (which have yet to appear online). Credit to SkyKeybladeHero of KH13.com for the translated interview below:
With less than 24 hours to go before Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMix's official release in Japan, Disney's Japanese YouTube page has uploaded two short commercials for the remaster, which can be viewed below in all their HD glory:
After that we launch into our topic, talking about some of the betas we've personally participated in, who should be given beta access, what a beta means to us, and whether we'd ever pay for beta access. Finally, we answer our usual stack of user-submitted questions! @Graxe asks us to contemplate personhood with a parasite latched to our back (Doctor Who references are made), @Eric Luna asks us what worlds we'd like to see in Kingdom Hearts III, @Anixe endures the brunt of username mispronunciation while we design a video game class for school, and @Hayabusa asks us about some of our favorite video game companions.
It's a fun-filled podcast for the masses to enjoy! Thanks everyone for listening and please comment with your thoughts below.
The Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will be out on October 2nd in Japan, but some Keyblade Masters have already gotten their hands on early copies of the title.
One 2ch user is playing through Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and has reported seeing Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance in HD, as well as the scene from the Kingdom Hearts III Announcement Trailer from E3 2013, In which Sora picks up Master Eraqus' Keyblade (The Master Keeper)
Another 2ch user has said that the opening to Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX consist's of scenes from as well as Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance and Kingdom Hearts Chi/X, (Thought scenes from Chi have yet to be shown in screenshots) Could this possibly mean a Kingdom Hearts 3D Remaster before Kingdom Hearts III?