This week’s Famitsu follows up with yet another interview with Tetsuya Nomura.
In addition to last week’s reveal on Kingdom Hearts HD, the director briefly comments on Final Fantasy X as well as the status of Final Fantasy Versus XIII.
Speaking with Famitsu, Nomura revealed that the decision to start on Kingdom Hearts HD was done before Final Fantasy X, which was announced last year at Tokyo Game Show. Development on KH HD itself is nearly complete.
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX was made possible by the efforts of two talented programmers at Square’s Osaka studio. They worked on the title for around a year.The Osaka team remains unchanged, and because of that, the Kingdom Hearts series has been able to move forward.
Regarding the theater mode in which Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is being remade into HD cutscenes, the event movies will run from 2-3 hours according to Nomura. For KH Final Mix, the camera has been modified to be more like KHII’s. If you were expecting a secret movie this time, Nomura reveals that there won’t be one.
Nomura touched on a few of his other workings, including Lightning Returns, The World Ends with You and of course, Final Fantasy Versus XIII. He says that TWEWY is one of his favorites, so he’d like to go further with it. For now he wants people to enjoy the iOS remake.
He has completed his work on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, which includes the costume design for Lightning and Snow.
Final Fantasy Versus XIII’s development is still continuing, as we heard last month. Nomura asks for us to please wait for a follow-up report.