D23 news: Kingdom Hearts III new updates!

Hello good people, I got some news from D23 in regards to Kingdom Hearts III. All the news came from IGN, Game Informer and Twitter user Crash Maku Fantasy @RedMakuzawa  .

Toy Story

This Saturday, Square Enix released a new gameplay trailer of Kingdom Hearts III. The trailer revealed Sora demonstrating news moves like using the Guardian form and also teaming up with Hercules in Mount Olympus. The biggest highlight of the trailer revealed a Toy Story World! Sora, Donald and Goofy becomes toys and they help Woody and Buzz find Andy and their missing friends and stop the Heartless and the return of Young Xehanort. This is so far the only Pixar world in Kingdom Hearts.

This is random but relevant news, but Kingdom Hearts II had some codes inside that they were planning to have Woody and Buzz as summon characters but they were removed last minute.

Kingdom Hearts III and HD collection in Switch and Xbox?

Game director Tetsuya Nomura mentions at the D23 that the possibility of Kingdom Hearts III, 1.5+2.5, and 2.8 could be available for Nintendo Switch maybe after they get they release Kingdom Hearts III for Xbox One and PS4. He also mentioned that the following games besides III could get ported for Xbox One as well. However, a Switch release is not a definite answer and it is only a possibility. Here is what Nomura said:

“The Nintendo Switch is definitely a very interesting piece of hardware, but if we lightly say, ‘Oh yeah, we’ll be on the Nintendo Switch,’ I’m sure people will come back and say, ‘But what about the PS4 and Xbox One? We want them out first. Don’t focus on other platforms,’” Nomura told IGN. “So for now, we want to focus on what platforms we’ve already announced we’re going to be releasing Kingdom Hearts 3 on. And so after, perhaps, maybe we can start thinking about other possibilities.”

So in short, Kingdom Hearts III must be released for PS4 and Xbox One first before they tackle on Switch or any other previous titles.

Other playable characters for Kingdom Hearts III?

Kingdom Hearts is well-known for a diverse cast of characters. Besides playing only as Sora, players can sometimes play as Riku, Roxas, Aqua or others; however, today’s recent update reveal some exciting news. Tetsuya Nomura hinted that other characters can be playable besides Sora. Also revealed, the game will have up to five characters joining the party. It was first introduced in the Orchestra trailer, with Sora, Donald, Goofy and Hercules, and now revealed in the Toy Story trailer, players will have many characters helping the player. The video showed Sora, Donald, Goofy, Woody and Buzz working together.

Gummi Ship is back!

Confirmed by the director, the Gummi Ship returns for the game. The Gummi Ship gameplay has not been revealed but it is back. It’s unsure how will it play. In the past games like KHI and II, players use it to travel to different worlds, shoot enemies and even customize their ship.

Be sure to follow @RedMakuzawa for Square Enix news like Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XV or other Sqare Enix titles.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST (I forgot to mention this) the trailer ends with the possibility of a release date. Kingdom Hearts III might be released for 2018.

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Friday Funny 113: Dad wants cars, video games and fishing!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another great Friday! In this episode, I am here to give you a post filled with humor and news. This weekend will be busy for some because today is the movie release of Cars 3! Watch as Lightening McQueen suffers a great loss and must learn to get back up and earn back his title. Sunday is Father’s Day and I hope everyone takes a day to appreciate their fathers and give him the best day ever.

Some of you who has been active online may have noticed the new games this week and previous weekend, that’s because E3 recently happened and we got some exciting new game tailors and demos! The competition was pretty intense as companies like Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, EA, Square Enix and Bethseda tried to take the spotlight and win E3 for best performance. I saw some interesting video games that I wanted to get but some won’t be out until 2018 or some time this holidays. After seeing Nintendo’s conference, they convinced me to get the Switch. Which games captured your attention and what is your wishlist? I want to get Spider-Man, God of War, and Star Wars Battlefront 2. I have a lot to list but I don’t want to waste time writing it down, it’s Friday Post for Pete’s sake, I am supposed to talk about Father’s Day and Cars and funny memes and I am talking about E3! To make a long story short and not about E3, an updated Kingdom Hearts III trailer was revealed at the KH Orchestra and the game will have another update in July for D23.

With this out of my chest, let’s begin this silly post! (I hope you like this custom meme picture I made for the featured image)

Here are some video game videos that caught my eyes!

I wish I can add more videos but I am just end it here. I hope you have a great Father’s Day!

News: Kingdom Hearts III and Aniplex USA!

Kingdom Hearts III

Even though Square Enix mentioned that they won’t be talking about Kingdom Hearts at E3, last night we got some in regards to video game news in regards to Kingdom Hearts III.  Premiered at the KH Orchestra -World Tour- at Los Angeles, fans were given a new trailer of Kingdom Hearts III. The trailer revealed Sora using new powers and fighting Heartless at Olympus Colosseum, Maleficent and Pete in search for an item, and a cliffhangar moment in regards to Roxas. There will be more information at the D23 Expo 2017 event on July 15.

Aniplex USA

Gurren Lagann

Announced at the A-Kon convention, Aniplex USA will be releasing a complete Blu-Ray set of the entire anime Gurren Lagann. The set will include the TV series and the movies -Childhood End- and -The Lights in the Sky Are Stars-. The set is to commemorate 10th Anniversary of the anime. THe series is set for preorders on June 12th and the product will be sold on August 8th.

Fate/Grand Order

At A-Kon, Anipkex USA announced that the upcoming app game Fate/Grand Order will be released for iOS and Androids on June 25th in United States and Canada. Besides the game app, they also revealed that they are producing the English Dub to the anime special Fate/Grand Order: First Order at Anime Expo.

Kingdom Hearts/Final Fantasy news: 3 more years?!

According to recent news from Square Enix, the upcoming anticipated video games Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake are expected to be released within three years or more. President Yosuke Matsuda states that these games will probably be out in the fiscal year of 2018 or more.

Game director Tetsuya Nomura states that this time span fits in with these games. In his words, they have “still have a way to go”. Square Enix is also recruiting people to help work on the game Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Kingdom Hearts 3 and 2.8 news! Toy Story and Fragmentary Passage

In the is recent KH news, Square Enix released screenshots of Kingdom Hearts 3 and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. In one of the screenshots here, Sora and his allies, Donald and Goofy, are riding an attraction looks strikingly similar to the Toy Story ride Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters from Disneyland. The attraction in this game is called Shooting Ride. This could mean that Pixar films might show in this game, such as inspired worlds.The screenshots also reveals that the game will increase the clarity of the 3DS game Dream Drop Distance.It is also confirmed that Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage will be a playable chapter. The screenshot shows Riku, Kairi, King Mickey and Yen Sid discussing about the Master of Sorcery

New Kingdom Hearts game?! Kingdom Hearts 2.9

In a LinkedIn profile, Richard VanDeventer, video game director in Osaka, includes a Kingdom Hearts video game called “Kingdom Hearts 2.9” under Square Enix for PS3 or PS4. The profile also includes Kingdom Hearts III. According to ANN, VanDeventer has worked with Square Enix for 11 months.

“Kingdom Hearts 2.9” (PS3, PS4) Development (10 Months)

  • Game idea planning and documentation
  • Game check and balance
  • Boss planning
  • Attraction Flow planning and documentation

“Kingdom Hearts III” (PS4, Xbox One) Development (10 Months)

  • Original level planning, documentation and execution for 2 worlds including enemy, item, secrets and event management
  • Mockup creation of 3 worlds including temporary asset creation
  • Game idea planning and documentation
  • Game check and balance
  • Enemy planning and documentation
  • Gummi Ship system planning and documentation
  • Multiplayer planning and documentation
  • Attraction Flow planning and documentation
  • Main scenario planning for 2 worlds
  • Various in-game dialogue writing’
  • Translation and interpretation of contact between involved English and Japanese parties including Disney and Pixar
  • Publicity video recording and editing
  • Communication with outsourced companies
  • Holding meetings with Disney and Pixar
  • Team management, meeting management and proceeding recordings

Judging by the details in KHIII, Kingdom Hearts might actually include Pixar worlds and multiplayer. According to IGN, Kingdom Hearts 2.9 might be false, so don’t get too excited. If it’s true, what is 2.9? A prologue to the third installment or could it be a HD remake of Dream Drop Distance?

Featured Picture is from KHinsider as way to celebrate the conclusion to Kingdom Hearts 2 manga. You can get the wallpaper here in the link below:

http://www.khinsider.com/news/New-Kingdom-Hearts-II-Manga-Wallpaper-Commemorating-the-10th-Volume-5395