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Radon

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There would be room for it. All it is is just writing and some character models which are already present in the game. That would take up almost no space. I'm thinking each of VAT will write their own journal, chronicling their own stories, and thoughts about the characters. So it would have the depth of Jiminys Journal, but the intimacy of Roxas' Dairy.
 

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^^^ I never thought about it that way.
I can't wait to see all the diffrent types of commands. I hope it lists them in the journal similar to slieghts
 

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Sorry for cutting out the parts about Versus and Agito. I'm sure there are a lot of people who are interested in them, but since this is in the KH section... (this is my excuse for laziness, since I've been translating for hours and want a break, hahaha.)

The secret events bring the story together.

-- The main visual image that you drew (printed on page 42) has been shown. What is the concept you had for it?

Nomura: I wanted to make a lively image, something where they were all jumping. I wanted it to feel like they were all moving forward, but the places they are going are different.

-- Since the King is shown, does that mean he shows up quite a lot?

Nomura: Well, he does show up quite a bit, but it’s nothing in comparison to the three main characters. Of course there are lots of events where he is involved with them.

-- We’ve seen some scenes from the opening movie, what is the song that will be playing this time?

Nomura: The same song we’ve been using, Hikaru Utada’s “Hikari”. Setting that alongside the movie, we put in scenes that echo the secret movie from KHIIFM, with scenes of their training, and scenes with them holding their charms.

-- Why are the charms shining like that?

Nomura: The charms are a symbol of their bond, and acts as something that can sustain them through difficult times. In the story, we see them look at the charms and gain strength and courage from them many times.

-- In the pictures we’ve seen, we see King Mickey holding something called a “star fragment”, which was also shining.

Nomura: The star fragments act as something that allows the King to go to other worlds. He has a different way of moving between worlds than the three main characters, and that is what he uses the star fragment for. At this time they call it a star fragment, but by the time of the first game they are called Gummi Blocks, which are used in Gummi Ships.

-- We see the King come into contact with the heroine from the first game, Kairi.

Nomura: Kairi’s story from before the first game isn’t something that can be ignored. But she won’t show up very much this time, and we won’t get to know much about how she ends up on Destiny Island.

-- By the way, how many years before the first game is this game set?

Nomura: About 9 to 10 years before.

-- And we also get to see Organization XIII as humans...

Nomura: Since we know from the previous games that Xigbar has met keyblade wielders before, we had to have him as well as other Organization members appear. But only up to number VIII, Axel, will be appearing.

-- Braig looks quite a bit younger than Xigbar does.

Nomura: That’s just your eyes playing tricks on you (laugh.) If you play, you’ll find he’s just the same.

-- Braig has tied up Master Xehanort [?? what are they talking about here?] but was Xigbar ever after the power of the keyblade?

Nomura: He has his own plans that he is acting out, but the details won’t be explained this time. It’s separate from the main thread of the series, so I didn’t feel it was important right now.

-- So not only the members up to number VI were living in Radiant Garden, but Lea and Isa as well?

Nomura: Yes that’s right. But at this time they were just two innocent boys who liked to play with a frisbee.

-- Do all three of them get to meet up with Kairi and the Organization members?

Nomura: You’ll have to play the game and see.

-- We’ve seen scenes of events from the heart of the story, but I want to know if we’ll be fighting Master Xehanort or Vanitas?

Nomura: You’ll have to wait and see (laugh) By the way, each of the three of them have a different final boss. It will be interesting to see who fights against who.

-- So who is the voice actor for Master Eraqus?

Nomura: It’s Makio Inoue. We all know him from “Lupin the 3rd” as Goemon Ishikawa. I’ve been wanting to ask him for a lon time, and finally my wish was granted.

-- Zack from FFVII appears as a guest character this time, but why did you choose him?

Nomura: Since the story is set much further in the past than the series has gone before, we wanted a character that appeared in the past in an FF game, so we chose Zack. We remade him in the image of a 2nd Class Soldier, and he doesn’t use the Buster Sword. He is in his teens, but a little older than Ven. He wants to be a hero, so he has come to Olympus Colosseum to ask Phil to take him on as an apprentice.

-- Will any other FF characters be appearing?

Nomura: No, only Zack. We thought about talking about Cloud and Leon’s past, but we felt the story would become too complicated if we put in too many characters.

-- So apparently there is going to be a secret event this time...?

Nomura: I think the effect of the story will change depending on if you’ve seen not just the ending, but the secret event as well. How it will play out in the end I can’t say, but the secret event won’t only just connect to the next game, but will tie the story together.

-- What sort of requirements will there be for watching the secret event?

Nomura: Like always there are many different requirements. You can choose from three different difficulty levels, but the highest level has the easiest requirements. At the easiest level you won’t be able to see it at all. I hope you’ll play through the game, and be able to watch it for yourself.


Tetsuya Nomura’s new games in 2010?


-- I want to ask you questions about the videos you showed at the event at the end of the year. The mobile game “Kingdom Hearts coded” will soon be releasing it’s last episode, right?

Nomura: “coded” has finally reached it’s climax. “coded” and “Birth by Sleep” have deep connections, and they both connect to the story after KHII.

-- You mean they connect to KHIII?

Nomura: Perhaps. But since we’ve had so much story up 'til now, I’m thinking it might be best to set it all out in a way that it can be easily understood first. Though I can’t say how that is going to turn out just yet.

[Sorry, cutting this stuff out since it is unrelated to KH]

-- So, last of all, please give a message to all the fans waiting for “Birth by Sleep”.

Nomura: I feel we’ve made an extremely exciting game, so I think you could even use it as a stress reliever (laugh.) I think people who like RPGs but aren’t good at action games can have fun switching and playing around with their Deck Commands, so I hope everyone tries it. If you’re interested, please pre-order the game.
 
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[?? what are they talking about here?]
There's a screenshot with MX chained against a column in Radiant Gardens. It was Braig's doing.

He has his own plans that he is acting out, but the details won’t be explained this time. It’s separate from the main thread of the series, so I didn’t feel it was important right now.
This is... quite intriguing.
 

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Nomura: Kairi’s story from before the first game isn’t something that can be ignored. But she won’t show up very much this time, and we won’t get to know much about how she ends up on Destiny Island.

Does that mean we might see a BBS sequel?

-- Braig looks quite a bit younger than Xigbar does.

Nomura: That’s just your eyes playing tricks on you (laugh.)

Lol, what?
 

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FUCK YES, CODED ISNT FINISHED!!

And Braigs story is going to be continued.. interesting. I wonder if he was in on Saix and Axels plan.
 

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I agree with brosandi, I'm finding a subplot with Braig's plans very tempting.

Oh and apparently confirmation that Makio Inoue is Master Eraqus. Haven't heard of him before, but my knowledge of Japanese VA is rather limited.
 

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Actually, given that this interview is just released and the period between the interview and printing, it's entirely possible that they were actually talking about episode 7. In fact I would almost say so, since why would they do one last episode with an entirely new character? That would suck.
 
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FUCK YES, CODED ISNT FINISHED!!.
This is actually an older interview... HeartStation had that part translated up back in December before the final episode released. There's no more Coded...
 

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Fine, I'll just stay in my corner and whimper a little more then..
 

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This is... quite intriguing.
It's quite upsetting.

I'm not sure what he means. Let's try my handy-dandy Nomura Translator:

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"Hey-o everyone!

Oh Xigbar? Yeah he's got a cool story. But we won't mention much about it in this game because we thought that was too much for your brains to handle (what with Aqua's boobs being in the game and all).

We figured that Xigbar's plans/story are SO cool and SO complicated, we're going to intentionally leave them out of this game (even though we kinda got your hopes up about more about Braig being in the game and all lol) and make an ENTIRELY NEW GAME. It's gonna be based on all the bullshit I made up about Braig and forgot to tell you guys about.

Yeah a Braig game...on the Wii! It was my secret announcement!

Uh.

Woops.

Anyway I sincerely hope you gobble up this side-story like it was the last plate of food you'd ever see in your life.

Because we'll have another one due out very soon! Maybe in like four years or so. Or Perhaps not. Maybe. But I dunno. There's a chance, but you'll have to wait and see. So it's up in the air. But it still might be possible. Please wait for a chance to play the game yourself! It's souper easy."
 

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So wait....let me get this straight. Coded and BBS have ties to the after of KH2. Which is likely KH3, hell, most certainly KH3. Yet while the secret movie connects everything like the finale to a Tarantino movie ties all the plots together, we also have a glimpse for the future? And not only that, but a lot of things which would happen in the 10 year gap aren't going to be that present, with mystery surrounding Braig even after the game? Okay then, I think we all know that we're going to get at least 1 more game till KH3, maybe even 2.
 
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