Developer: Square-Enix Publisher: Square-Enix System: Playstation Portable Genre: Roleplaying Number of Players: 1 Disks: Unknown ESRB Rating: Unknown Our Rating: N/A Directed By: Tetsuya Nomura & Tomohiro Hasegawa
Japan: Currently Unknown
Europe: Currently Unknown
North America: Currently Unknown
The legendary Keyblade is said to hold
Some legends say that long ago, its wielder saved the world,
while some say that he brought chaos and ruin upon it.
(Ansem Report 8)
The trailer shown at the Tokyo Game Show 2007 has
got everyone on their toes for the first of three new
Kingdom Hearts games, here we have Kingdom Hearts Birth
by Sleep for the Playstation Portable which is
a prequel to KH1. Here is the trailer summary:
The beginning of the trailer shows scenes from the ending
of Kingdom Hearts 1 followed by text that reads "Deep
Past" and "Shut-Eyes gives birth to the concealed
Next we see two young males (who were in the secret ending
of Kingdom Hearts 2) in a place resembling Hollow Bastion.
The first young male can only be described as a Roxas look-a-like.
He's talking to the other boy who sports black hair (we
believe he's called Terra) and says "Ven.".
Many scenes flash on the screen before stopping on a bald
old man with goatee known as "Master Xehanort",
he calls the black haired male "Terra".
A Keyblade appears in Terra's hands.
The scene cuts and we're shown two worlds, Olympus Coliseum
is back (how can you have a Kingdom Hearts game without
tournaments?) Followed by a world that can only be described
as "Sleeping Beauty" which makes sense
as Maleficent has been the villain (and co-villain) for
the past games.
Next we see Terra (the black haired young male) engaging
combat against the darkly dressed male warrior who
we saw in KH2's secret ending video that Master Xehanort
created. Terra manages to force the helmet off his dark
opponent but we're unable to see his face.
King Mickey is shown summoning a Keyblade that is
a cross between sword and wand, he is wearing different
clothes from usual so we know that Birth By Sleep is a prequel
to KH1. The scene cuts quickly to Terra on a beach observing
two kids, the two figures become clearer, it's Sora and
Riku playing. The trailer ends with these words from
Terra: "Please don't depend on me, just erase me...friend."
One Line Rumours
Dark warrior (helmet unknown) is Terra's brother. ~Jetzudan
Master Xehanort posesses Terra and creates KH2 Xehanort.
Terra is Xehanort's apprentice/disciple ~Xagzan
You will be able to play as Mickey and travel through time
as him, which is the only possibility that Mickey can talk
to Sora in a prequel (as seen in the scan from yesterday
of Traverse Town). Also in the trailer summary it said that
Terra was looking at Sora on the beach, which could be the
moment that he chose Sora as the new keyblade bearer. ~
In the Famitsu Trailer overall summary, it says "It
seems the above three are full story on the new projects.
At the end of the trailers, we see "Hidden" "Days
are" "Born from sleep", words which embody
the three trailers. Then we see "The story leads on
to an approaching time." which puts us in the mind
of the three titles being linked to the next game."
"Hidden" meaning the lost memory in Coded - "Days
are" signifying 358/2 Days - "Born from sleep"
referring ro Birth by Sleep.
"Hidden Days are Born by Sleep" - This phrase
is probably highly significant for a future title that ties
everything together from the three games (Kingdom Hearts
3?). ~ Quoted from KHU Forums, written by The Graceful Assassin
Terra and Xehanort Theory
Master Xehanort will takeover Terra--the resemblance between
Xehanort (young) and Terra is just too much. After the takeover
some part of Terra may remain. This is the part you face
in Kingdom Hearts 2 and is possibly why he asks his friends
to forget about him because he is no longer a whole person.
Xehanort didn't do his job as a Keyblade Wielder, he was
evil and it was up to Terra, Ven and Aqua to stop him in
his tracks. They win the battle which makes Xehanort disappear.
Perhaps when he disappeared he fell into a deep sleep and
he wakes up, or is reborn (Birth by Sleep) during Kingdom
Hearts (or Kingdom Hearts 2). Ansem stumbles apon Xehanort,
but he can't remember anything but his name. At some point
Xehanort transforms into a Heartless and Nobody (Xemnes)
and Sora vanquishes him which puts him back in a deep sleep
and he is reborn (again) after Kingdom Hearts 2 but this
time he has retained his memories. This is a good theory
because Nomura said a big part of the new series is Xehanorts
If the creators of these theories would like a word about
this page then please contact me at khextreme_staff(@)hotmail.co.uk
(remove the brackets from the "@" sign)
Back and already kicking! Anyway a new Final Mix scan has been uploaded onto the Internet and may I tell you that this scan is still fresh? My Japanaese is bad, but I think that there is a new weapon within one of the small images. The scan came from the recent Jump magazine.
- Donald's new staff/wand is the Axe weapon (Tomahawk) Lexaeus wields once you defeat him
- Goofy's new Shield is the Shield Vexen uses once you beat him
- The name of the new difficulty level is called "Critical Mode" and it's the easiest way to reach the new secret ending. (so you must have to do more than just beat the game in Proud Mode...)
Notice how one of the pictures in the above scan shows Sora in Disney Castle with a glowing crown floating nearby. It is believed that this is either a part of a new "crown search" mini game or may even be the new Trinity Mark.
Upon closer inspection of the new keyblade HERE, it appears that it's the reward you get from the Organization mushrooms, as it is composed of tiny Organization mushroom models (possibly getting it after knocking all thirteen down at the same time).
Also, a blog poster happened to take a picture of a Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ advertisement in an application store in Japan. They refer to it as a "Dummy Package", which might mean that it's what the back and front cover look like without the game inside.
Let's hope there will be official North American and European websites up and running within the next few months.
Deep's Edit: After looking around the site I have found clearer screenshots from those scans:
Screen 1: From a screenshot of Ansem's computer in the first scan we can see the back of an Org member standing infront of a stairway leading down, which is thought to lead to a Boss battle with Armoured Unknown. You see the Org. member sitting on a throne (check the second screen in the first scan with a mug shot of the org. member), the Nobody symbols light up around him and you see the Armoured Unknown beaten up and the Org. member says "It's been a long time, my friend.". In KH2 you could go into Ansem's computer room but weren't able to do anything in there. It is speculated this could lead to Hollow Bastion but is uncomfirmed. [Scan. Thanks The Graceful Assasin for pointing this out.]
Sorry we've been a month behind news, to make it up to you here's a compilation of news for KH2 FM+ and RE:COM.
~So far KH2:FM+ has only been confirmed for Japan, but it is possible it could be coming to the States, Square haven't ruled that out yet. ~According to 1UP's articleKH2:FM will be coming to the US in the fall along with the extra RE:COM disk! ~KH2:FM+ is a remake of KH2 with new enemies, boss battles, and adjustments to the battle system. It's also been confirmed KH2:FM+ will have an extra disk for the remake of KH:COM in full 3D. ~KH2:FM+ Japanese release date is set for March 29th 2007 for 7980 Yen ($67 US). ~Riku vs Zexion playable battle [RE:COM] - Confirmed ~Sora vs Roxas playable battle [KH2:FM+] - Confirmed ~Sora vs Roxas Reaction command called "Duel Bout". ~Mushroom heartless [wearing Org. clothing] appear at Hollow Bastion [KH2:FM+] ~In the Mushroom scan in the top left corner of each screenshot of Sora fighting the Mushroom heartless there's a Score next to an icon of a Mushroom and in one it says "New Record!" is there a minigame for how many Mushrooms you kill or how many hits? ~By the looks of the first scan you can explore Castle Oblivion from KHCOM in KH2:FM+. We know it's in KH2:FM+ because Sora is wearing his KH2 costume. ~In the first scan below we see Sora in his KH2 outfit surrounded by wind, it was said in a trailer that this is the reaction command "Fly Up!" that takes you to Castle Oblivion. [Trailer. Thanks The Graceful Assasin for pointing this out] ~From a screenshot of Ansem's computer in the first scan we can see the back of an Org member standing infront of a stairway leading down, which is thought to lead to a Boss battle with Armoured Unknown. You see the Org. member sitting on a throne (check the second screen in the first scan with a mug shot of the org. member), the Nobody symbols light up around him and you see the Armoured Unknown beaten up and the Org. member says "It's been a long time, my friend.". In KH2 you could go into Ansem's computer room but weren't able to do anything in there. It is speculated this could lead to Hollow Bastion but is uncomfirmed. [Scan. Thanks The Graceful Assasin for pointing this out.] ~In one scan we see Sora and Co in from what we can make out Hollow Bastion's Rising Falls. This is uncomfirmed. ~Marluxia, Zexion and Lexaeus shown [Trailer and scan] ~Reverse Rebirth shown [Trailer] ~Fight Organization members at the Olympus Coliseum ~Battle against Marluxia involves a lot of Reaction commands. [Trailer] ~Battle against Lexaeus will be difficult to win. He fights from above. [Trailer] ~Stop Reaction command [Trailer] ~New map. Not much info of this yet. [Trailer] ~Starting Point form. I'm just as confused as you. [Trailer] ~RE:COM has a boss fight against Vexen. [Demo] ~RE:COM boss fight with Oogie Boogie [Demo] ~RE:COM Halloween Town World [Demo] ~RE:COM has partially destructable scenery. Smash pillars for pick up items. [Scan] ~RE:COM integrates KH2's reaction command concept. ~RE:COM has the full KH2 and KH2 cast voice acting. ~RE:COM is on it's own disk packaged with KH2:FM+. ~RE:COM retains it's Room creation system from KH:COM. ~RE:COM has Riku's story from KH:COM. ~RE:COM's graphics are similar to KH more than KH2. ~RE:COM's sticking to the card battle system that first appeared in KH:COM. ~Sora has a new Drive Form with him wearing his old KH clothes. [Scan] ~Sora's new form will be called "Limit Form" and will enable Sora to use Abilities from KH1. ~Goofy and Donald get their own Christmas outfits. ~Sora wears a Christmas outfit in Christmas Town. [Scan] ~New story cinematics focusing mainly on Roxas. [Trailer]
Kingdom Hearts 2: Final Mix+ and RE:COM Scans *warning 56k*