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Kingdom Hearts 3D demo at TGS 2011
Posted on August 09, 2011 by MikeV

You remember Kingdom Hearts 3D right? You know the one that’s named Dream, Drop, Distance for the 3DS? No? Then maybe this trailer will refresh your memory:

If you’re going “Ah yes I remember that game…..whatever happen to it?” Well listen up. If you happen to be in Tokyo around the third week of September, you might have a chance to play a demo of it. Square Enix has announced that a playable build of KH3D in their booth at TGS 2011. In this week’s Dengeki Playstation, series director Tetsuya Nomura said that KH3D”its quality (KH3D) is at the level of a console game. The motions that were shown in the game's trailers have been fully realized, right down to running on the walls. KH3D will have the flashiest motion of the series thus far”

I find it weird that KH3D, a game that could have….should have….been a part of the 3DS launch line up or a least post line up after about a month or so, did not make an appearance at E3 2011. I remember sitting in front of their booth were they had trailers to upcoming games playing and not once did KH3D was played or mentioned. Maybe they didn’t want the game to steal all the thunder from FF XIII-2? Either way, it’s good to hear that the game wasn’t totally forgotten and hopefully can help save the 3DS.

In addition to announcing the demo at TGS, Nomura made a few comments about the future of the series and the upcoming 10th anniversary of the game. He says that it’s harder to get new players into the series and that the plan to address this is through some type of ”HD technical test”. Now if I had to guess, what SE might have planned for the 10th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts is this: PS3 HD remaster/remakes of KH and KH II. It makes perfect sense, Kojima is doing it with both MGS and ZOE, Capcom is also doing that as well with RE4 and Code Veronica X. Not to mention the first two God of War games and the PSP games, the Prince of Persia trilogy, Tomb Raider, and Shadow of the Colossus/ICO all of which received or will receive the HD treatment. Even the first Halo is getting HDed. If SE can make a nice collectors’ edition priced just right ($49.99 sounds about right, maybe $59.99 at top dollar) with a regular version at $39.99, fans of KH will flock to this. This is just all speculation though, for all we know SE could make a Japan only mobile game or some other random object that they will slap the KH license on. But if it does happen and there’s an announcement that KH I and KH II is getting an HD upgrade, you heard it here first.


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