Famitsu Interview with Tetsuya Nomura (KHIII, Chi, 3D and more)

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Sep 26, 2013
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Famitsu Interview with Tetsuya Nomura KH3 Chi 3D and Costumes
Looking beyond the parts other than KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX:

-It was reported that Co-Director Tai Yasue’s remarks about Frozen being in KINGDOM HEARTS III was miscommunicated and in some cases especially the overseas audience.

-In the new worlds for KINGDOM HEARTS III, the intensity in battles have been increased to be more difficult.

-The conversation between the two mysterious figures is at least 2 minutes long or more.

-Between KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX and KINGDOM HEARTS III, we would like expand more on KINGDOM HEARTS chi during that time.

-The storyline for KINGDOM HEARTS III and KINGDOM HEARTS chi are being written simultaneously and closely associated with each other.

-About KINGDOM HEARTS 3D, concerning the HD version, there are no plans for it to make the transition.

-KINGDOM HEARTS III is progressing steadily on schedule.

-We are experiencing difficulties regarding the engine, so instead will be proceeding with scenario writing and world selections. We have also created new costumes for Sora and Riku.

-Concerning Osaka’s development with Sora, if his stats are very high, he seems to be invincible or unrivaled. (Ultimate stats)

-The Keyblade has transformation variations that are approached like the Keyblades in Birth by Sleep.

-Although there are various other things planned other than KINGDOM HEARTS III, there is currently a lot to offer and so forth.
Full interview. http://www.kh2.co.uk/kingdom-hearts-3/news/full-nomura-interview-from-famitsu.php
 
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-KINGDOM HEARTS III is progressing steadily on schedule.

-In relations to the engine, we are having difficulty with creating images for scenario writings and advancing with world selections, and we have created new costumes for Sora and Riku.
Nomura what?
 
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I noticed the site updated this bit. It's a bit more clear now.

-We are experiencing difficulties regarding the engine, so instead will be proceeding with scenario writing and world selections.
Put it in the op.
 

BladeRunner

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Wait, WTF is Kingdom Hearts chi? Don't tell me they're making yet another spin-off...

-The Keyblade has transformation variations that are approached like the Keyblades in Birth by Sleep.
Now, I haven't played BBS, but it sounds like Nomura is trying to incorporate weapon changing system into KH3. This game's combat may turn out to be what he originally intended for FF versus XIII.

Now I'm waiting to see Sora warp with a Keyblade :cool:
 

Tornak

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Can't wait for Tae Yasue to save the day! /s

Though I'm a bit confused, porting seems to be going fine for XV... why is KH3 having trouble rendering?
There might be various reasons: this is (according to them) the first game fully using Luminous, while XV is still a mix between Ebony (custom engine) and Luminous.

There is also the shader thing. There might be some problem trying to create so many different shaders for every world.

Or maybe it's just a matter of getting used to it (and the Osaka Team has developed for portables for a long time, and this is a new gen).

I hope Luminous (as in, a game using it completely) doesn't become Crystal Tools 2. That engine alone was source of sooooo many sad things last gen...
 

Takoyaki

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From my understanding, isn't the goal to transition to Luminous? or do you mean the assets were already built up and KH3 is from the ground up.

I think it might be the shader & lighting. (Though I'm not a fan of what I saw in the KH3 videos so far)
 

Tornak

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I think it's their intention if everything goes alright, but I don't think they'll fully do it, some of the skelleton of Ebony will always remain. But I don't understand much about this, so I don't know (the good news is that they have really improved it compared to E3: it was still very PS3-ish there and now it looks really impresive).

And yeah, I think it has to be the shaders and lightning. I actually liked how (artistically) those videos looked, they seem a natural progression of the series to HD and the shader thing is really exciting.

But that was a reaaaaally early build (if anything), so we basically know nothing about how it'll look!
 

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I think it might be the shader & lighting. (Though I'm not a fan of what I saw in the KH3 videos so far)
Don't be. Those videos are to show whatever early concept work and engines they have done so far for the game. No straight conclusions can be made out of them.
However, the story tease on the E3 2013 2.5 HD ReMIX trailer...... That's all we got.
 

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If they are having engine issues, it's probably just their current state of development. I'm glad to see that Nomura outright says, yeah we're having some troubles here, but we are working on the scenario work in the meantime at full force.

By the way, after hearing more about the transition with Tabata becoming the director over the course of those few years and seeing Nomura giving interviews about engine problems... it's pretty safe to say that he isn't going anywhere... and that the director swap was just something they planned and came off in a bad way.
 
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Wazi the pa

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I kinda expected the director swap knowing that I believe Tetsuya Nomura would have too much work on his hands working on another big project once XV is done and dealt with. This just means we will see Kingdom Hearts III earlier than expected.
 

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Don't be. Those videos are to show whatever early concept work and engines they have done so far for the game. No straight conclusions can be made out of them.
However, the story tease on the E3 2013 2.5 HD ReMIX trailer...... That's all we got.
I hope so. It's just it looks like a weird mix of realistic and cartoonish?
 

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Damn reading this made me excited again! It was rather obvious that the remarks about Frozen was a part of miscommunication. I would like to know more about how the storylines of 3 and Chi are closely associated with each other.