The cross-over role-playing game “Kingdom Hearts 3” appears to be months or years away from its release to the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, but game developer Square Enix has heightened the gamer excitement and enthusiasm over it during the annual Jump Festa in Japan held recently.
Jump Festa is Japan’s annual anime and manga exposition and it was held at the Makuhari Messe on December 19 and 20.
Japanese game developer Square Enix took it as another opportunity to showcase its latest gaming wares and the company decided to give fans a glimpse of “Kingdom Hearts 3” and “Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue” as part of its PlayStation 4 compilation, reports the Ecumenical News.
While the company did not announce the official launching or rollout dates for both games, it decided to share some details with fans about the games during the Q&A portion with game director Tetsuya Nomura answering fan questions on behalf of Square Enix.
The versatility of the first scene
One of the more interesting questions thrown to Nomura was about the opening scene of the “Kingdom Hearts 3” trailer that was featured during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held in June of 2015 at Las Vegas, Nevada.
The first scene featured the Young Xehanort and Eraqus talking and the scene has actually been expanded in various trailers.
When asked why it was presented that way, Nomura explained that versatility was the key consideration in choosing the scene, since it does not involve the new worlds that the development team was building for the game.
Nomura said that they are also prioritizing the creation of new worlds in “Kingdom Hearts 3” so they also had to consider the timing in the creation of those worlds, making sure that they discuss everything first with Disney.
He added that the first scene was very effective in building up excitement for the game. Nomura further noted that the scenes that were released on the trailer are not the final products so fans should expect to see changes when the real game comes out in the gaming consoles sometime in the not-too-distant future, notes the Christian Post.
The story arc for ‘KH3’
Most of the previous rumors and speculations about “Kingdom Hearts 3” focused on its release dates and the Disney worlds that shall be integrated into the game.
Of late, however, the rumors going around the internet is more about the plotline or the story arc of the game.
Based on the trailer released by game developer Square Enix at the D23 Expo held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles, California in August, “Kingdom Hearts 3” shall likely focus on the lost keyblade masters mentioned in ancient texts.
The plot is likely to tie into Mickey and Riku’s current quest to locate the items with the ability to battle the darkness. The story will also dwell on the origin of the man’s keyblade.
The main villain of the “Kingdom Hearts” video game series, Xenahort, will also play a role in the third installment of the game. Because of Xenahort, gamers should expect a massive battle with the evil nemesis of the game.
There are reports that in order for gamers to fully understand the game, Square Enix shall come up with a recap in the closing credits including the identities of the seven lights and 13 darkness mentioned in “Kingdom Hearts 3D.”
More importantly, it shall also explain what Kingdom Hearts is and why it is so important, which is consistent with the rumors that “Kingdom Hearts 3” will be the final game of the series.
There are also rumors going around that “Kingdom Hearts 3” shall have a stage based on the mobile version of the game called “Kingdom Hearts X.”
Reports have it that the Daybreak Town stage in “Kingdom Hearts X” is being considered by Square Enix for possible inclusion to “Kingdom Hearts 3.”
Daybreak Town is a world that serves as a hub for the player of “Kingdom Hearts X.” The town is similar in appearance to Radiant Garden and Traverse Town.