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)
Not yet revealed
Hearts 2 / II News
Kingdom Hearts 2 ~ North American Promotional Trailer
This update is basically the exact same update as KHU but more effiecent. All the midi's have been gathered into one folder so you don't have to right click and save target as more than once. Download the midi's hassle free at KHE.
Considering that EGM (Electronic Gaming Monthly) is writing a review of KHII in it's next issue I just wanted to set something straight. I've come across a very interesting article I would like to share with all of you.
Article from 360 Magazine:
There was talk of unscrupulous publishers and many replies came, sparking from thread to thread. Worse still were the reports of 'reviews for cash', where one game publisher stated: "Yes, we can pretty much get whatever cover we want from that magazine. [We] meet with the publisher, [and] promise that we'll buy some ads". This means that poor games will get more favourable reviews if their publisher splash out on advertising with the magazine. One source said: "Some companies actually feel they have the right to look over your story before it goes to print!" Although we've refrained from naming names, it's only fair to mention the American magazine, Electronic Gaming Monthly and the quote from its editor, Daniel Hsu, who sums up the situation rather affably: "I'm hoping that with this added pressure for the press to start acting like press, that it'll make it better for all of us across the board..." It's certainly honourable, but while journalism remains commercial you can be sure of a struggle between revenue and integrity. Like all meetings of art and business, it's nearly always a case of 'ne'er the twain shall meet'.
So basically you can't trust just any magazine that has a reviews games. Yet a lot of fans of certain magazines will disagree because it's their favourite magazine. But imagine games that deserve a 5/10 get a 8/10 and make you the viewer purchase the game for 50$ or £30 just because the publisher of the game paid the magazine some cash or promised it some advertisement.
Deep's Edit: I have been busy making graphics lately, so I have a nice batch of Avatars (6) and Signatures (3) that are free for use as long as you give credit and a link back to KHExtreme. Enjoy!