Square looking at HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D, says Nomura
Square Enix is looking at the possibility of doing a remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura has said in this week's Famitsu.
Nomura said the company is considering putting a HD version of the game, originally released on Nintendo 3DS in 2012, as it's the only game in the series that hasn't been 'HD'ified' as yet.
Considering the game's importance in the series timeline, this isn't of huge surprise. You could also put two-and-two together and have the realisation that any such remaster could form part of one massive HD collection for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ahead of Kingdom Hearts III featuring the two PlayStation 3 HD Collections and Dream Drop Distance.
On the subject of KH3, Nomura added that development is going well, but noted there was problems on the design side due to engine-related problems. However, they are advanced in writing the game's scenario as well as world choices, as is design for Sora and Rikku's new outfits.
He also mentioned that it was difficult in trying to choose new worlds for KH3 for the dev team. Nomura made a note as to saying Frozen was not confirmed for the game despite previous comments from co-director Tai Yasue that mentioned the 'oh God, please don't start singing that bloody song' super-popular film.
Yasue told RPG Site earlier this past summer he would personally like to see its world included in the game.
"On a personal level... I would really like Frozen," he said at the time. "The snow, ice formations and story are very magical, the music too of course. I saw it with my daughter and it was very enjoyable."
Nomura also mentioned that there's various other, unannounced projects in the series are currently cooking in the pipeline at Square Enix
There's more on Nomura's comments in Famitsu over at Siliconera. Kingdom Hearts III is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though no date has been given. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix launches next week, October 2, in Japan; on December 2 in the US and December 5 in Europe for PlayStation 3.