Interview: Square Enix on details of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Roxas, one of the main characters in Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days for the Nintendo DS - Image 1 

If you’re wondering how the next generation of Kingdom Hearts games will be running, then wonder no more. In an interview conducted by Famitsu, a lot of details about Square Enix‘s Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days was discussed and its development on the Nintendo Wii platform.

Three big names in the ranks of Square Enix lent their insight on the upcoming game: Tetsuya Nomura (Director of Kingdom Hearts), Hiroshi Takai (Director of Last Remnant), and Koji Yamashita (Senior Vice President of Square Enix’s Network Division). Nomura briefly discussed the new plot of the game, which will focus on the mysterious Organization XIII and centers on Roxas, one of the main characters in Kingdom Hearts 2.

He also said that the title of the game itself is a code which will be revealed upon beating the game. He explains this further:

The word Day, is attached and the progress of the game is to show how the Organization came to be, as well as the daily life of the Organization XIII. They are always faced with the duty from a place, and then have to return. The game will focus around Roxas, who is a member of the Organization. It will be an adventure game, repetition is also one of the concepts of the game.

Nomura said that they chose the DS because of its easy to use multiplayer capabilities. He said that this made it possible to use the characters of Organization XIII and build the story from there. However, Nomura and Hiroshi were still looking into the development of the controls since the DS has less buttons than the other consoles.

One thing to look out for is how both the multiplayer and single player mode of the game directly coincide with one another. Players can apparently use any of the Organization XIII members during multiplayer in short missions that they can clear to raise their levels for the single player mode.

Fans of the game can expect to see a lot of familiar faces in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. All three interviewees invited everyone to watch out for this highly anticipated sequel of this great RPG adventure series.

Roxas, one of the main characters in Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days for the Nintendo DS - Image 1 

If you’re wondering how the next generation of Kingdom Hearts games will be running, then wonder no more. In an interview conducted by Famitsu, a lot of details about Square Enix‘s Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days was discussed and its development on the Nintendo Wii platform.

Three big names in the ranks of Square Enix lent their insight on the upcoming game: Tetsuya Nomura (Director of Kingdom Hearts), Hiroshi Takai (Director of Last Remnant), and Koji Yamashita (Senior Vice President of Square Enix’s Network Division). Nomura briefly discussed the new plot of the game, which will focus on the mysterious Organization XIII and centers on Roxas, one of the main characters in Kingdom Hearts 2.

He also said that the title of the game itself is a code which will be revealed upon beating the game. He explains this further:

The word Day, is attached and the progress of the game is to show how the Organization came to be, as well as the daily life of the Organization XIII. They are always faced with the duty from a place, and then have to return. The game will focus around Roxas, who is a member of the Organization. It will be an adventure game, repetition is also one of the concepts of the game.

Nomura said that they chose the DS because of its easy to use multiplayer capabilities. He said that this made it possible to use the characters of Organization XIII and build the story from there. However, Nomura and Hiroshi were still looking into the development of the controls since the DS has less buttons than the other consoles.

One thing to look out for is how both the multiplayer and single player mode of the game directly coincide with one another. Players can apparently use any of the Organization XIII members during multiplayer in short missions that they can clear to raise their levels for the single player mode.

Fans of the game can expect to see a lot of familiar faces in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. All three interviewees invited everyone to watch out for this highly anticipated sequel of this great RPG adventure series.

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