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Submitted by ReZoN 471d ago | news

Nomura-san gets interviewed at Japan Expo; speaks about KH3 and FFXV

Tetsuya Nomura, the director of Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV showed up at the Japan Expo in France and was interviewed by Finaland and Final Fantasy Dream about his two upcoming games. (Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3, PS4)

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kalebninja  +   471d ago
they need to cut kairi's hair like she had it in kh1 it looked better and she'll be fighting now so it makes sense
mt  +   471d ago
even if it is like bayonetta's hair as long as they release the game soon enough .
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RedHawkX  +   471d ago
I remeber when nintendo fanboys said this game was gonna be on the wii lmao hahahahahaa oh wow! they were like the playstations dont have that big of an install base and the nintendo handheld versions lead kh3 to be on the wii.
Summons75  +   471d ago
lol well it did have a fair chance since the KH handhelds favored the nintendo systems having 3 games, one of which being highly important to the story and connecting KH2 and leading into (supposedly) the exact point where KH3 picks up.

The install base argument is silly though, KH fans would have migrated to wherever the franchise went.
Shinox  +   471d ago
Why Nintendo trying to take a piece of cake from KH when it was Successful on the PS2 !

Sheesh Nintendo you always used to be jelly from Sony titles .. too bad the game becomes multiplatform now for the sake of "Direct X 11" .
NihonjinChick  +   471d ago
Nintendo has 4 KH titles starting with Chain of Memories, which came out on GBA in 2004. It was the second KH game made.
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TheDivine  +   470d ago
I remember when both these games were exclusive to ps3 lol. Sony fans said they would refuse to buy them and boycott SE if they went multiplat. Well here we are, FF, KH, MGS, everything is on the Xbox, what does Sony have left? They lost every single third party.

I might mention
3ds has KH, vita doesn't
3ds has MH, vita doesn't
RE
SMT
DQ7 remake
Basically every ps franchise jumped ship to the 3ds. I wouldn't brag about KH skipping the wii as it skipped ps3 also. Wasn't it and VS13 the reason you guys bought a ps3 only to be told buy a new console preferably an Xbone to play it? Yea thought so mate.
RedHawkX  +   470d ago
woooooooo there buddy calm down no need to get crazy in here lol.
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   471d ago
Kingdom Hearts 3 is long over due and I personally can't wait to get my hands on it. At least the series hasn't been overly saturated.
adventureghost124  +   470d ago
not overly saturated? Nomura wants to put Star wars and Marvel worlds into the game! This was literally my worst fear of KH3, and you have to agree with me, Iron Man in Kingdom Hearts would be terrible
FinalFantasyFan  +   466d ago
I lost all interest in KH3 after I read this.
JackVagina  +   471d ago
"Can we hope to get the original japanese voices for Final Fantasy XV in Europe.

TN : That all depends of the capacity of the disc. The two main reason are the disc space and also the lip sync, because if we’re making the game, with the characters speaking in english but with the voices in japanese, the lip sync would not match. Even though you’d prefer having the japanese voices?

Finaland & FFDream : Yes, actually, please, we have a solution for you, can you think of a limited edition with only japanese voices and french text, would it be possible to do that?

TN : You really want this that much?

Finaland & FFDream : YES YES YES we really want japanese voices.

TN : (laughs) You’ll have to say this YES YES YES to Square enix though for not to me. If you guys really want THAT kind of request very much from all the fans and all the community side and everything, it would probably be best to tell Square Enix France or Square Enix Europe to make that happen. Square Enix France of Europe could speak to Square Enix Japan and it probably could make it happen, but we’ll see.

Finaland & FFDream : Thank you !"
DigitalRaptor  +   471d ago
I won't play this game without the Japanese VA so I'll be importing a Japanese copy if needs be.

I do think it's possible to have the Japanese VA as free download from the network though. I wonder how large those files would be though.
SugarSoSweet  +   471d ago
Why is it so important for Non Japanese speaking people to play with Japanese VA I've never understood this???
DigitalRaptor  +   471d ago
I don't know if it speaks for everyone else, but I'll tell you why I find it important.

When a game is localized, sometimes it loses the emphasis in expression that the director was aiming for. Because localization is often contracted development, the voice actors aren't as connected to the project as those who are directly involved during the most important parts of the development, and thus might not be as passionate or understanding about what they are doing.

Sometimes the voice actors chosen for localization might be sub-par, when compared to the original actors. It's why I enjoyed Shenmue II on Dreamcast more in Japanese than I enjoyed Shenmue in English.

It really depends on how the localization is handled, but if given the choice, I will more often than not try the original language with subtitles.
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RedHawkX  +   470d ago
yall are thinking about movies/ anime when talking about wanting japanese voice overs. a video game is different especially when the material is based on american franchises and movies like kingdom hearts. in that game japanese are trying to copy the english voices of those characters so you should play that in english because thats the end goal and why japan wanted to play them in english.

some of you are getting a little crazy. what they call them people who want to be japanese or act like they are when they are just some average white suburban kid?
Darrius Cole  +   470d ago
@Sugar

Most often the original voice acting is better than the voice acting in the ports. It's like DigitalRaptor said. You can hear the sub-par acting. By contrast, if you listen to the original voice acting and read the subtitles in your native language, you can hear the emotion in the characters voices even though you don't understand the language. By the time, you are one hour into the game you won't even notice that the game is speaking Japanese or whatever language.
FinalFantasyFan  +   466d ago
I also wish if they would include Japanese va. Since the PS4 is region free, there's the option to import the Asian version, wich should include Japanese va and English subs.
M-M  +   471d ago
"Kingdom Hearts III is going to be the last chapter of the Kingdom Hearts main numbering title series"

=(. I'm sure the story will continue, but I guess we won't be seeing a Kingdom Hearts 4 lol.
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   471d ago
KH3 finishes the Xehanort saga. There maybe a few titles after KH3
titans9999  +   471d ago
No airships? Disappointing!
colonel179  +   471d ago
They said back in January 2011 that it would have airships. However, since it has become FFXV I have a feeling that a lot of content was cut. I'm guessing we will have another FF XIII where we won't ever know how would have been if it hadn't gone multi platform. The thing is, with the new consoles, there shouldn't be any issue whatsoever to bring the game exactly as always intended. Both the PS4 and Xbox One can handle what should have been on a PS3 and now both have Blu Ray for up to 50GB or more. If anything, the game should get better not worse!

Square Enix is just not getting their heads out of their A$$es. I am even afraid of what could happen with Kingom Hearts 3. Also, Nomura is still speaking as if FFXV is years away from releasing, which is an insult considering they have been working for the game for years and years. Everyone is going to expect nothing short of a masterpiece, and it will affect them because we all know it won't ever happen.
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   471d ago
I want English speaking with English lip synch
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   471d ago
We really need air ships back in the Final Fantasy series.
EXVirtual  +   471d ago
Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III will both be BEASTASS games. I also look forward to what Nomura plans to do with KH4 and stuff, seeing as it's a new saga and with the FFXV sequels. Square Enix is BEAST!!
Muigi  +   470d ago
Goddammit! I gotta change my avatar now.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   471d ago
I expect great things from both KH3 and FFXV.
NatureOfLogic  +   471d ago
Wow, no airships, good job making it even less FF Square. You never fail to disappoint me. The true Final Fantasy experience out there right now is FFXIV ARR. I'm not getting my hopes up for XV as a Final Fantasy game.
Monkeysmarts  +   471d ago
I want both of these games to be awesome. Unfortunately, I have very little faith in Square Enix these days. Hopefully Lightning Returns is good and shows they can still make a great console game... but I'm not counting on it.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   471d ago
Not gonna lie, I`m beginning to have doubts now. It seems he`s doing a lot of backtracking on his words.

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