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JP Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Gameplay footage from TGS

News in 'News & Updates' posted by libregkd, Sep 19, 2014 at 2:06 PM (150 Views / 2 Likes)
The folks over at IGN are in Tokyo right now to cover TGS and have been posting some off-screen gameplay footage of themselves playing the upcoming HD remaster. It includes a look at using summons as well as exploring one of the new areas that was exclusive to the Final Mix release of the game. Enjoy!

2.5 HD ReMix to Feature Scenes Tied to Kingdom Hearts X[chi]

News in 'News & Updates' posted by Ami Mizuno, Sep 18, 2014 at 6:04 PM (205 Views / 3 Likes)
In addition to the secret movie we'll be getting with Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMix, Famitsu has revealed in their review of the remaster that there will also be new scenes connected to the currently Japan-exclusive browser game, Kingdom Hearts X[chi]. The review states:

Credit to @iwantedtoexplode for the find, and @Karuta for the translation.

Nomura leaves Final Fantasy XV to focus on KH3

News in 'News & Updates' posted by Ami Mizuno, Sep 17, 2014 at 9:23 PM (389 Views / 8 Likes)
After almost a decade of working on Final Fantasy XV, Tetsuya Nomura will be handing over directing duties of the Final Fantasy title to Hajime Tabata (Type-0 director) in order to focus on Kingdom Hearts III.

Square-Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda states:

via IGN

KH-Vids Podcast Episode #64: Digital Love

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Sep 16, 2014 at 3:56 PM (241 Views / 6 Likes)
It's Tuesday and you know what that means...!

After taking last week due to sickness, @Misty, @Llave, and @libregkd are back! Joined by @Calxiyn and @Sabby, we discuss all things digital gaming: digital marketplaces (like Steam or the PSN), whether or not we still buy physical games, DLC, and season passes, as well as some extra chats about Misty's serial killer-esque Sims tendencies!

As always we answer user-submitted questions. @Graxe poses yet another mind-bending scenario, @. : tale : . asks us about the new Smash Bros, and, at @SPACESHIP's behest, Misty addresses some issues with women and gaming (Anita Sarkeesian specifically).

Finally we talk a little bit about the revival of the Magic Kingdom Hearts project. It's a fun-filled episode and we hope you enjoy!

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Job postings for Osaka team reveal possible Kingdom Hearts multiplayer

News in 'News & Updates' posted by Misty, Sep 12, 2014 (724 Views / 3 Likes)

Amongst other postings for a Tech Artist (who work on things like physics and environments) and a UI Designer, the Osaka Studio -- aka the people developing Kingdom Hearts III -- also seem to be interested in some online capabilities after a posting for a Network Programmer. Square-Enix is also recruiting for a new studio focused on console RPGs, so it's really been a week of job openings!

The posting for the Osaka team is in Japanese, but Dualshockers reports:
Fans of the series have lamented that the upcoming Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Remix will not include the Mirage Arena, a special world in Birth by Sleep where up to six friends can team up for a variety of battles and challenges. Interviews with Tetsuya Nomura and Tai Yasue have remained open to the idea of multiplayer for Kingdom Hearts III but have not confirmed anything.

Given Dualshockers' evaluation of the posting, it seems unlikely that the ad pertains to Kingdom Hearts III. However, we'd love to hear what you all would like to see in KH3 multiplayer. It's worth noting that the Osaka Studio is responsible for the Dissidia series and other spin-off titles, so it's entirely possible that the posting has nothing to do with Kingdom Hearts at all -- but maybe a Kingdom Hearts Dissidia?

It's up in the air right now, but we'd love to hear your best speculations!