Final Fantasy 15 Demo Length, Characters Detailed, Kingdom Hearts 3 To Possibly Have Online Component

Square Enix stuff, and then some more.

Posted By | On 21st, Sep. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @@Martintoney2012


Take all of the following with a grain of salt. Some more information regarding the Final Fantasy XV Demo, the one that comes with Final Fantasy Type-O HD, might have been leaked online. It would appear that a, and I cant stress this enough, potential employee from Famitsu posted something on an Italian video game forum indicating that “Episode Duscae” references a particular event.

Players who do hop into the Demo, won’t be playing the same “Leviathan” scene, but they will instead be playing a section from an “advanced area of the game”. This scene is going to be set in something akin to a forest or a grassland. You’ll even get to control Noctis and two other heroes, which is nice. The playtime for the Demo will be similar to that of the FF XIII Demo.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is set to launch on the 17th of March in 2015, so get yourself in gear and go pre-order it now if you want the Demo.

Also in the news today, Kingdom Hearts III might include some form of online component. I say might, because this is based of a career ad that was posted by Sqenix’s Osaka Studio. They are seeking a Network Programmer to work on an “online multiplayer game”. Obviously, this sounds much more like an ad for a specific online project and may not be related to Kingdom Hearts, but it is strange and there’s always the possibility of a co-op adventure.

Thanks, Neogaf.


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  • Ducked

    Kingdom Hearts III online cooperative play sounds very interesting. But I’d rather have it as a DLC, maybe. I just want them to focus on the direct story gameplay, with more replay value. Nomura leaving FFXV could give Kingdom Hearts III a chance of releasing in 2015. Holiday 2015 that is.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      exactly. story first has always been the mantra of kingdom hearts games that shall never change. I hope you’re right about that last part, but they’ve actually never disclosed how far along they are so for all we know they could just force Nomura to release in 2016 just so FF XV can do well and not because that’s how much time it would take to release the game, but then again KH III has longer to go than the former so it’s not impossible at this point.

    • Ducked

      There are a lot of big games out in 2015, so that could be another reason to rule it out. I honestly don’t think we’ll get it in 2015, but I do think there’s still a possibility. Since we haven’t seen any gameplay since last year’s TGS, who knows how far they are to completing it. I am confident we’ll have more news shared before the year is over.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Yeah hard to believe the first ones of early 2015 are almost all coming out in February-some of them are bound to crash. Yeah I hadn’t thought 2015 was possible at all honestly given that the games take at least 3-4 years at most to make every time. I’m calling at late 2016 date right now, with an early 2016 date at least for Japan. They probably have made some progress but with Nomura now fully focused this will most likely cut down development by at least a year. Let’s hope so since they’re supposed to share more about FF XV at Jump Festa 2015 in December; perhaps KH III will be the surprise guest there haha

    • Ducked

      Kingdom Hearts took about three years to make if I remember. Kingdom Hearts II began development in 2003, and released in North America in March 2006. Although technology is always changing. I’d have to agree with you on the release. I’d say October or November of 2016 would be most likely for a Western release. Earliest would be March 2016, with a Japanese release in December 2015. Oh man, that would be awesome if it appeared there. A small teaser, or update would be awesome.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      So they developed Chain of Memories and the 2nd game technically at the same time? 3 years for the first game? Probably would’ve been shorter of the hadn’t been working on FF X the year before but no regrets. Probably wouldn’t change anything since Kingdom Hearts has a bunch of worlds to explore after all. Actually November or December of 2016 is more likely since no game has ever released on October and the first game released in November 2002 for the West while the second game released in Japan in December 2005. Yeah March 2016 is the earliest for any territory at this point. I’ll be upset if they take a long time to localize again. Yup let’s hope Square Enix delivers.

    • Ducked

      I just hope it’s out in 2016 and no later. I don’t want it rushed, but I also don’t want them to take there time like FFXV. October could be possible, I don’t think there going to be traditional with their release dates, but who knows. November usually always has the biggest releases out. I’m curious if the game was in development before 2013.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Yeah I don’t want to have waited this long only to find it was all for nothing. Quality over quantity as they say. We’ve come too far for this franchise to be tainted too. Yeah anything is possible atm. Yeah now that you mention that they may release in the Summer like they did with Birth by Sleep and Dream Drop Distance. They couldn’t have started before then unless they intentionally delayed 3D do begin pre production, since Square Enix’s Osaka studio did those two handheld titles including The World Ends With You BTW, so I would say late 2012 at best they had started which would mean the game has really been worked on for almost 2 years now. Could be they begun during the Western localization of 3D, similar to how FFVIII was worked on during VII’s localization and IX near the end of production of VIII’s Japanese version. So actually almost 3 years they could have been working on it now. I wonder what the graphics will look like since they’ve always had this simplistic yet cool art design. Also I find it very messed up it won’t release for Wii U and especially not take advantage of any of its NFC features like how 3D did with AR Cards. It’s possible but I’m afraid Square Enix is too lazy or still hasn’t sorted all their differences with Nintendo ever since the Playstation 1 days to make it work. Sad honestly as the actual game play would be perfect buy won’t put in extra effort to make graphics on par.

    • Ducked

      Late 2012 in development seems likely. I really do believe it will be out in 2016, for one thing Square needs the money. By that I mean if some chance FFXV doesn’t do well, their last chance will be Kingdom Hearts III. I just don’t think it’s possible for KH3 to fail, they already have a storyline, they just need to polish gameplay as much as possible. Although I definitely want much larger worlds in Kingdom Hearts III, more ways to interact. I’d have to agree about a Wii U version. NFC capabilities could add more to the game. Even if it doesn’t look as sharp as the PS4 version, it sell very well. Wii U has a much bigger install base in Japan than PS4 and Xbox One. Plus a game like Kingdom Hearts III is likely to sell well on Wii U, at least sell better than the Xbox version. Well all in all, at least we have 2.5 to keep us busy. I speant nearly 200 hours on Kingdom Hearts II. Birth by Sleep is one my favorites as well.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Yeah 2016 would be the earliest; thing is if they need more time they’re gonna push Kingdom Hearts III back, but seeing that they’re 50-60% finished with the game it looks like that won’t be an issue. They don’t wanna release the games too close to each other though. I doubt KH3 will fail it’s FF XV I’m more concerned about. Yes stuff like that. I really wish some game play even if it only lasted a minute could be shown just so we get an idea of how they’re pushing it forward. Wonder how they will expand on the worlds. Yeah I think Square Enix are well aware it would actually sell, it’s just the graphics that made them go against it unfortunately. Yep that is a factor too. They might be making plans to release a KH game on the New 3DS but who knows. Yeah definitely up for 2.5; be my first time playing II, BBS, and seeing Re:Coded. 200 hours!? How much more side content is in the game this time from the first one? I had actually played a little BBS on a friend’s PSP but that’s about it. KH III may come to be the game that defines Tetsuya Nomura’s career and life as a gamer.

    • Ducked

      I want to see just a little more gameplay as well. Just to give us a feel of it, and more to look forward too. Hopefully Square can work something out with Nintendo. And yeah you’re probably right about a 3DS title. The final fantasy games have sold great on the 3DS, and so did DDD. Personally I’d love for Square to port KH1 or KH2 on the 3DS, so I could play it on the go. Yep, 200 hours. BBS has less playable time. I’d say about 30-40 hours for Birth by Sleep with Ventus, Terra, and Aqua combined. I’m sure the Final Mix will add more time to both games. Plus there’s trophies to earn. Can’t say I’m expecting much from the coded cutscenes.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Yeah give us the vibe, they say they’re aiming more towards the combat for KH 1,2, and 3D like a mesh I guess you could call it. The graphics we already know they’re implementing “Kingdom Shaders” and I hope that looks spectacular when they show exactly how that translates to every world in the game. Yeah I mean they have great success on 3DS they ought to take a chance on Wii U and make a difference. I plan to get the FF games like TheatreRhythm and all, and 3D I had actually got that before going on vacation so I didn’t really get to play it on the go but the game was still awesome; be sweet when New 3DS releases they add support for its C-stick so I can play it again with control of the camera this time. Yeah that would be cool, or even current gen, but given they just released 1.5 HD ReMIX last year and are now working towards 2.5 HD ReMIX, which comes next month in Japan, that probably won’t happen anytime soon. Yeah so for BBS basically Sora, Riku and Kairi are all kids at this point and the other 3 all are the first Keyblade Wielders to take on Organization XIII or at least Xehanort. I’m hoping so, I can’t wait to finally play them and experience them in HD. How much more improved is KH 2 particularly the combat? Yeah I’ve never been too big on any kind of achievements but I look forward to see what kinds I can get. Well I’m wondering if they will be longer or shorter than 358/2 Days’s cutscenes and have more. Also why is it called 358/2 Days they never explained that in the cutscenes?

    • Ducked

      I’m looking forward to the kingdom shader! It will actually look like the movie. Your third dimensional movies like Frozen and Tangled could look exactly like the movie in the game. The combat looked similar to KH3D, as far as the keyblade attacks. I do hope they bring back drive forms, and trinity. The New 3DS looks good, it’s more powerful too. Combat for KH2 in 2.5 is the same as far from what I’ve seen. BBS has the best combat in the series. Only problem is there’s not much interaction inside the worlds you visit. I’m not entirely sure why it’s called 358/2 days. KH2 is set one day after 358/2, and Roxas lived six more days before he found Sora. So that would equal one year. Still doesn’t make much sense. Both KH2 and BBS have added boss fights. The Lingering Will in KHII is the hardest boss in the series. I’m wondering which game I’ll play first, BBS (prequel) or KHII. Decisions!

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      yeah it’s supposed to be that whatever world you go to, that the world will look EXACTLY as it does instead of every world having the same art style which should be very interesting. Love Frozen I am truly hoping that makes it into the game. Yeah, the only new part I saw were the keyblade transformations, and also magic rides that appear depending on the boss you fight which will be a lot of fun. I haven’t played 2 yet so I’m not too familiar with drive forms and I believe they weren’t in 3D. Yeah more devs will wanna work on it now. Yeah with a few extras like the drive forms added. Oh really? Should be interesting to see how I adjust. Like not breaking pots or hitting things for HP balls and the like? The kinda sucks. Huh? It’s set one day after 358/2 days, perhaps it means that for Sora it was only 2 days but for Roxas as a nobody since he was awake it all passed as 358 days, hence why both are vital roles in KH 2. that’s my theory, like some sort of time stasis so Sora would still age but his body would remain intact and his connection is destabilizing which is why he keeps getting visions of Kairi and Namine. Good to know, like I have to go to the Colosseum to fight them right? Yeah if anything one of the most infamous aspects of KH is the difficult boss fights, I hope I don’t have a difficult time with that as I had trouble in Re:Chain of Memories trying to fight the enemy in Alice in Wonderland. Yeah that’s something else I was wondering too because I’ve been dying to play the second game but also want to have my knowledge in chronological order. I’m guessing for KH 2 I only play Sora this time around?

    • Ducked

      I loved Frozen as well. I’m really excited about the Disney rides appearing in KHIII as well. Drive forms only appeared in KHII. Basically it’s a power suit you get where Sora wields two keyblades. You still get HP and munny when you break pots. The combat is much more improved in KHII as well. There’s not many challenging body fights, in fact it’s a whole lot easier than KH1 and Re Chain of Memories. Coliseum to fight the secret boss fights? There’s not any villains to fight in the coliseum if I remember right. I had a hard time with combat period in CoM. I just didn’t like using cards, it slowed the combat down to much. Roxas is playable in the first four hours. Besides that you play as Sora the whole time, along Donald and Goofy.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Yeah this is the first time Disney rides show up right? And ok. OH that’s gonna be awesome! ok. Yeah looks that way. Really? that seems odd as later entries I thought it would be more difficult. By that I mean only in the Olympus Colosseum do you fight extra bosses? Somehow I made it through CoM, it’s no wonder Square Enix abandoned it, the mesh of supposed turn based and real time just doesn’t gel with that example. Oh really? Is his combat much different from Sora’s in any way? Yeah glad that Donald and Goofy are back as actual fighters and not as cards haha. Wonder if Square Enix’s hint at King Mickey being playable turns out to come true, now that Tetsuya Nomura is fully focused on Kingdom Hearts III.

    • Ducked

      Yes first one to have disney rides in it. I abandoned CoM, I was to annoyed after completing three worlds. It was too slow. Combat is a little different, it’s faster now, and less platforming. All of the secret boss fights are spread throughout the world. I don’t want to spoil anything for KH2, but Mickey can be playable in a certain way.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Sweet. Wonder how much variety there will be to how the rides operate in conjunction with the boss fights. The only things that kept going with CoM was the story, as I wanted to know what happens to Sora going into KH II. I found the combat tedious also, but if you had played until the end as Sora, you would have unlocked Riku’s playthrough, with both being around 30 hours, and boy was his combat SO MUCH MORE fluid and easy to handle than Sora’s particularly because of the dark meter and higher number cards he starts with, but it was worth it. Yeah it seems much more hack ‘n’ slash, I’m guessing its about speed over accuracy? Less platforming :/ Interesting, I’ll keep an eye out. I’m not the best when it comes to exploring and finding things, but I’m determined to find the bosses and find this trick to play Mickey.

  • EmmanuelKShannon

    Online capabilities for Kingdom Hearts 3, what are we gonna have a keyblade fight ninja gaiden style or something? Cause of that’s the case that sounds cool but……….that doesn’t mean I want it.

  • Bank Alexander

    Sweet as. Gives me more time to start playing/finish my 1.5 and 2.5 haha

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