KHWiki:Trinity Archives/Archive III
Finally, the time has come for Kingdom Hearts to enter current-gen consoles! Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is coming to the PlayStation 3 in 2013! New features include higher resolution graphics, reaction command inclusion in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, voice acting in scenes that were once mute and trophy support! The HD compilation includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.
Our resident bureaucrat, KrytenKoro, was flown to New York to join Square Enix and various other Kingdom Hearts fansites for the Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance Launch Event. You can read up on all his endeavors on this page.
As you may have read, I've created coloring sheets to promote local launch events for Dream Drop Distance. We suggest printing out at least six or so of each coloring sheet and head to your local game store. Ask permission first, so you can hand out these in the store. A trivia sheet will also be available if you'd like to help run a trivia contest at your local store, and you can talk to the store staff about if it would be okay to hand out prizes (please use your own KH supplies for this). Enjoy your copies of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance!
At the Japan Expo 2012, which took place in France recently, our friends at KHDestiny prepared an interview with Shinji Hashimoto and Yoko Shimomura concerning the musical and production sides of Kingdom Hearts. The interview was made possible by Square Enix France.
The English version of the Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance demo has released today, along with that a fan-selected selection album is due to release later this year, precisely September 19th. Just a few more weeks until the English release!
- A 360° view card.
- Meowjesty, Sudo Neku or Ursa Circus Dream Eater card.
- R & R Seal Dream Eater card.
- Kab Kannon Dream Eater card.
- Frootz Cat Dream Eater card.
It will also include a protective cover for the Nintendo 3DS and 12 postcards that give a visual representation of the series.
With the recent flurry of news for the North American, European and Australian releases of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Dream Eaters have been named and new pictures have been released! Wandanyan has become the Meow Wow, personally I would have preferred Wonder Meow but you deal with what you have... since you can rename Dream Eaters, that's what I'll be doing. Chaos Snake makes a return as a Link Attack and the Pricklemane's special attack is called "Hammer Throw". Release dates have also been out from a long time ago:
- July 20th for Europe
- July 26th for Australia
- July 31st for North America
And an interview with Tetsuya Nomura in the Kingdom Hearts 3D Ultimania is summed up in the following lines:
- There are no plans for a Final Mix for KH3D
- There are no plans for a continuation of Birth by Sleep however there is potential.
- Nomura wishes to see a Pixar World in Kingdom Hearts.
- Multiple titles are currently in production with the Osaka team (The team who made Birth by Sleep and 3D).
- There will be an announcement in the near future regarding the next title.
And according to the Ultimania, we will see a few familiar faces in the new Organization.
Hopefully "near future" means E3 2012 or TGS 2012... we can only hope. Until next time...
Jubilation, I say! A hearty congrats and celebration for the wiki today! Today marks the sixth birthday of the Kingdom Hearts Wiki! This is also our first birthday on the new site! So, happy birthday to us! Thanks to all editors and visitors of this Wiki. We could not be as successful without your help!
It's been a long while since the last post, but so far we have seen what has come to us from the Jump Festa trailer which can be seen on the official website. New worlds such as Country of the Musketeers and Prankster's Paradise have been announced among others. A Tron: Legacy World that is yet to be named shows Rinzler about to battle Sora and a mantis Dream Eater that Riku battles. They also get an entire new wardrobe from the early Data Form with the much more modern style of the movie. Along with this information, more members of Tetsuya Nomura's other game, The World Ends with You, appear in this entry of the Kingdom Hearts series, Shiki, Beat and Joshua appear among others. More information from the V Jump magazine of January shows yet another world, Symphony of Sorcery which is a world entirely based off Fantasia, and is the first time we see Chernabog since Kingdom Hearts, it also features Mickey Mouse as a sorcerer wearing Yen Sid's hat.
In merchandise, there is a brand new bundle for the series's 10th anniversary featuring Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, 12 Postcards representing the history of the series visually, a protective case for the 3DS and the box with a special 10th anniversary design, you can check it out here. Along with this there is also a special limited edition, Japanese 3DS available to buy with the game pictured below. And finally, a Wandanyan plushie is also up for sale at Square Enix's e-store, it costs ¥3,800.
Following the highly anticipated Tokyo Game Show 2011, a ton of new information and images have surfaced regarding Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. As always, a closed-theater trailer was shown, this time featuring Sora in Traverse Town. As in previous games, Donald Duck and Goofy are assisting him as party members. The camera apparently has not seen a tremendous amount of improvement since Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and the "DROP" gauge from previous trailers has also disappeared. Traverse Town has also been reportedly fleshed out, expanding far beyond just the three districts. Importantly, however, the game is focused on the mysterious "world buried in sleep", as well as the Mark of Mastery exam for Sora and Riku. The trailer ends with a scene featuring Xehanort and Braig, suggesting the game's connections to Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.
A playable demo was featured as well, showing Riku interacting with Quasimoto from the world based on The Hunchback of Notre Dame. In this demo, we discover Riku's new double-jump ability. Those who have played the demo say that the combat has improved immensely from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, focusing less on animation-focused commands and more on fluid, smooth battling. Both Sora and Riku have access to something similar to the D-Link as well: the Dual Link, which grants different abilities and bonuses based on the party member.
The game has also been confirmed to have slide pad compatibility, meaning that it will take use of the slide pad add-on to the Nintendo 3DS, which itself utilizes a second analog stick.
The game carries over a motif in the Kingdom Hearts series: Sora searching for a friend, this time Riku. Instead, however, Sora finds Neku, the protagonist from The World Ends With You, another game series created by Square Enix, now incorporating a third franchise into Kingdom Hearts. Neku makes a reference to the "Reapers' Game" from his original game, saying he has only forty-three minutes to live unless if he wins this mysterious game. Sora and Riku also are donning new clothes; Sora's shirt has gone to black, whereas Riku is wearing a very light off-white shirt. Riku's hair has also gotten much shorter since the end of Kingdom Hearts II. These can be seen in the poster in the gallery below.
A new enemy has also been introduced in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance: Dream Eaters. Dream Eaters are new original entities who, just as their name suggests... eat your dreams! This is especially significant in a "world buried in sleep." Two bosses are already known to exist in the game that appeared at the end of the demos for Sora and Riku: a "boxy" enemy with long arms that function as stretchable weapons and a winged flying boss, respectively. There are not the only new creatures, however! Sora is accompanied by two creatures bearing the new crossed heart symbol in this game: a plump blue dog-like creature and an as-of-yet unseen "squirrel-y" creature. Riku is also accompanied by two of these beings: an eccentric, colorful bat and as-of-yet unseen unicorn.
Hopefully this flood of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance information will break through the drought of Kingdom Hearts information in the last several months. Keep checking back with the Kingdom Hearts Wiki to see our Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance database and coverage expand and grow, and for more news to be posted! A gallery of new images has also been provided below:
More news has been released regarding Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, as well as a tidbit about HD development on Kingdom Hearts. Nomura has stated that he will be doing an "HD test" of a Kingdom Hearts title, whether already released or unknown, before the series's tenth anniversary next year.
In addition, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance will have a playable demo at Tokyo Game Show 2011, so look out for videos of gameplay and such in the coming month of September.
The Kingdom Hearts news drought seems to be showing signs of ending, at least to some degree. Kingdom Hearts fan translators have recently finished translating an interview in the weekly Japanese magazine, Famitsu, with Kingdom Hearts series creator and director, Tetsuya Nomura, concerning Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. The bulleted information below has been collected from the scans, and the paragraphs below summarize the interview.
- Kingdom Hearts 3D is a mysterious title.
- There will be a secret movie.
- The Xehanort Saga will end with Kingdom Hearts III.
- Think of Kingdom Hearts 3D as "The Initiative" before Kingdom Hearts III.
- There will be "answers" about Kingdom Hearts III in Kingdom Hearts 3D.
- Kingdom Hearts 3D is 40-50% done.
- Sora "has not changed."
- The game will focus on the "hidden data" inside of Sora.
- There are characters that will appear in Traverse Town, but their names have been censored. There are two censored names.
The series director has stated that Disney has said that game has a "Japanese feel" in its storyline. While he did consider simplifying the storyline, he was encouraged to keep the complex storyline to compete with other franchises, such as Final Fantasy. Like its basic plot, the game apparently will be designed in a manner that keeps the player thinking and guessing.
The game is about 40-50% complete, and the developing team is currently working on the scenarios in the Disney worlds, which Tetsuya Nomura was somewhat concerned for in being clear enough to understand. He also states that several individual mysteries, both from past games and Kingdom Hearts 3D, will be clarified in the game. The next item on the development agenda is to start recording voices.
Tetsuya Nomura also described a desire to make sure the game is not too drawn out in length and pacing. He plans to introduce a new system to make sure that the pacing is not weakened with lengthy explanations. Finally, he says that Sora fights alongside strange companions in Kingdom Hearts 3D, perhaps suggesting new allies, and that a secret movie is being developed.
Following an emergency roundtable on the IRC, the Kingdom Hearts Wiki has completely revised the way it does affiliations and affiliation requests. From this point forward, interested sites, wikis, channels, etc. should not approach the wiki by contacting one of its major administrators. Instead, we now have a new Requests for Affiliation page, where formal requests to become affiliated with the Kingdom Hearts Wiki shall be made. This helps us keep track of our affiliation requests, as well as standardizes the procedure.
Be sure to keep spreading the word of the new independent Kingdom Hearts Wiki out to interested sites, wikis, and channels! We look forward to gaining more affiliates. In fact, several potential affiliates were discussed during this emergency roundtable. More information on these will be announced at a later date.
Today is a momentous day for our Affiliates list. The Kingdom Hearts Wiki has just partnered with the Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance (NIWA). NIWA is a collection of Nintendo-covering wikis that are all independently hosted, much like the Kingdom Hearts Wiki. NIWA's wikis and principles stand against faceless operators and the control of a wiki by those who do not truly monitor and lead it. NIWA spans over twenty wikis and continues to grow as the largest independent wiki alliance. Furthermore, while the Square Enix Independent Wiki Alliance (SEIWA) is being constructed under similar principles, we are very proud to be affiliated with NIWA.
Sadly, the new information regarding Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance we were promised by GameInformer magazine was proven to be false at the end of E3. While the trailer from several months ago was shown at the gamers' meet, no new information, screenshots, or footage was released. Hopefully we can expect new information to be released at the Tokyo Game Show 2011 in September. Until then, the news drought scorches on....
Some bad news today, Square Enix has released their roster of games to be featured at E3 on their official website, and it doesn't seem to feature Kingdom Hearts 3D. This is odd, however we'll see at E3 next week...
A small but important tidbit of news interrupts this news drought--Kingdom Hearts 3D is definitely going to be at E3 next month! The Popular Gaming magazine officially confirmed that the game will be featured at E3 2011. While it is still unknown just what will be shown or presented at E3 concerning the game, we will hopefully receive new information on this upcoming and mysterious chapter in the Kingdom Hearts series. E3 2011 will begin on June 8th, 2011, so there's not much longer to wait! All released information will be reported in the Trinity Archives as soon as they are released, so be sure to check back here after E3!
Today, the Kingdom Hearts Wiki has affiliated with another popular YouTube channel devoted to gaming, specifically the Kingdom Hearts series. Please welcome our new affiliate, TheErryK! The channel is owned by our very own Kingdom Hearts Wiki staff member and moderator, Erry. We look forward to affiliating with more YouTube channels, wikis, and other sites!
Greetings from your executive editor! My apologies for the slowness of news; the Kingdom Hearts series is at a bit of a slow point in its history between the releases of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded and Kingdom Hearts 3D, but hopefully news will begin to surface regularly again soon. I'd also like to announce that, after this period of slow news begins to lift, the Trinity Archives will begin to take an approach to not only cover news regarding the wiki, but also news regarding the Kingdom Hearts series in a greater depth than before. Be sure to check back often for news updates!
More importantly, voting for possible logos to represent the Square Enix Independent Wiki Alliance has been opened, so be sure to give us your votes or original logo submissions! For those who do not know of it, "SEIWA" is a planned alliance between multiple independent wikis, such as the new independent Kingdom Hearts Wiki, that is currently in the developing stages. As we get closer to finishing our post-Wikia audit, more news about the creation and growth of SEIWA will be released. We are very excited to pioneer such a huge project, so please give us your support and spread the word!
The voting forum can be found here!
Today is the Kingdom Hearts Wiki's birthday! That's right, folks, today the wiki turns five! Special thanks to every editor/contributor who has helped this Wiki; regardless of how big or small the edit was, you have helped make the wiki the ultimate Kingdom Hearts resource! Let's keep up the awesome work for another great year of editing!
Kingdom Hearts Wiki has finally gone independent with the setting-up of a new site at khwiki.net. All official information regarding the Kingdom Hearts series will be hosted here from now on.
The previous site at kingdomhearts.wikia.com is still online, but shall be open to edits involving reasonable speculation.