IGN notes that "The game takes place in the past, years prior to the original Kingdom Hearts, and the worlds will be updated to reflect this. Nomura envisions having a young Hercules appear in the Hercules world, for instance. New Disney worlds will also appear, as will favorite characters like Disney and Goofy."
Development is being handled by the same studio that managed Re: Chain of Memories (unreleased in the States). The battle system employed will be largely similar to the card-based system featured in the PS2 remake. "You set up a card deck consisting of commands that are fed into your command menu," Nomura explained.
Details for Birth by Sleep are still hard to come by, but we're intrigued to see how this battle system will feel, especially for Kingdom Hearts regulars. Considering Square's incredible job with Crisis Core, we're confident they can pull off a PSP title that not only looks good, but plays well too.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
10-02-2007 @ 5:10PM
"favorite characters like Disney"
I assume you mean Donald? I don't consider Walt Disney a character. :)
10-02-2007 @ 5:20PM
i hope the card based system dosnt ruin it...i didnt like the card system in chain of memories...not the remake.....but i never got to play the remake of it....can any one tell me if its any different from teh gba game??
10-02-2007 @ 5:21PM
i never played the PS2 remake, but i didn't like it much in the original GBA version
10-02-2007 @ 5:28PM
Hated the card system in Chain of Memories (for Gameboy Advance SP). Hated it. If that is the battle system, I will go from a definite buyer of this game to a definite will NOT buy.
10-02-2007 @ 5:36PM
I meant to say by the way cool screenshot PSPfanboy
10-02-2007 @ 7:18PM
never got the appeal of this game, It's pretty much a bad final fantasy spin off, with massive product placement by disney.
10-02-2007 @ 7:23PM
i'm glad most people hated the card system. i tried and tried to appreciate it. but it was too terrible to get behind. please squenix, before it's too late, make the card system worthy of the game!
10-02-2007 @ 7:51PM
Never liked the disney side of the game... please no more little mermaid levels.
10-02-2007 @ 8:06PM
Silver R. Wolfe said...
If this really does use the same type of card system as the GBA KH, then I won't be picking it up. It was incredibly frustrating then and I imagine it still would be now.
10-02-2007 @ 8:47PM
I hated the card system. Anyway it looks like this is gonna be a pretty dark game,KH2 was cutesy(especially in the end). The acrobat keyblade combat screens also look promising. *Kisses the PSP*
10-02-2007 @ 9:02PM
i agree with you all the way. money wasnt an object for this game. but now that card system doesnt deserve any money at all, just a slap in the face.
little mermaid levels are the worst haha.
10-02-2007 @ 9:08PM
I hope this means seeing as it will take place in only Disney worlds there will be new worlds and none of the old ones. I would like to see some of the old Disney shows from the 80s & 90s like Gargoyles and Talespin. Seeing as the last two KH games have used almost all the newer Disney characters I think it would be nice to see some of older ones.
I also was not a fan of the card system in COM. So I hope it will be a new one. Plus I hope Birth by Sleep uses 333MHz.
10-03-2007 @ 12:01AM
I didn't exactly hate the cards. I mean it gave the game a bit of strategic edge that the others didn't have. I mean it could have been better but didn't tapping the x button get repetitive after a while? Hopefully they make this a good game. To bad their doing this in the past it would have nice to see toy story or the incredibles, those were some great disney movies, but as noted in the article there will be younger characters. They might make the incredibles the way it was before Mr. Incredible and Mrs.Incredible before they got married lol
10-03-2007 @ 2:29AM
damn the cards.
10-03-2007 @ 9:22AM
Michael C. Sherrin said...
I'm really not dying for a card based attack system for Kingdom Hearts. I just want action RPG joy.
On another topic, what other worlds are there that I really want to see. Snow White? Sleeping Beauty? Robin Hood would be pretty awesome. You get a Keyarrow. Or Jungle Book. Swing through the trees.
Michael C. Sherrin
10-03-2007 @ 9:47AM
Yesss , it seems great ... I like the Disney involvement into a real game serie :D
10-03-2007 @ 1:17PM
Too bad... My favorite KHII levels were the non disney ones...