Along with briefly touching on FFX HD and Versus XIII, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu featured an interview with Tetsuya Nomura focusing on Kingdom Hearts 3D. Nomura commented that the game’s opening movie will of course by done by Square’s Visual Works studio. The top screen of the 3DS will play in CGI and the bottom screen will have a traditional 2D animation of Mickey’s silhouette moving around, which was apparently inspired by Fantasia.
As for the ending of the game, Nomura says that among many things, it will be “unconventional” for the series.
—So will KH3D will be equipped with a system that utilizes wireless transmissions?
Nomura: There is a mini game where you can compete against other player’s Dream Eaters via ad-hoc wireless to upgrade your Dream Eaters. These competitions occur differently than normal battles. It’s a system that we’ve wanted to try before.
—The expectations are rising for fans who want to know the release date and whether or not there will be a special edition release.
Nomura: Please wait just a little while longer for a formal announcement.
—Will the ending of this title also be a heart wrenching one?
Nomura: The ending for KH3D is a little unusual, the plan up until now had been different… But every once in a while I think, it’s good this way. In fact, the first ending I thought up quickly became no good due to various circumstances, but now the ending is something that I worry quite a bit about. As a result, we tried to do something unique for the ending this time. Incidentally, the secret movie will be shorter. Though it is short, like the Re:Coded secret movie, it will connect to the next shocking developments in the series, so please look forward to it.
The release date for Kingdom Hearts 3D was also announced to be March 29th. The game will retail for 6090 Yen. A limited edition version 3DS was announced as well, which included a stylized 3DS system and the game.
There will also be a Kingdom Hearts 10th Anniversary Box available at launch, with details to come at a later date.