Kingdom Hearts series Director Tetsuya Nomura has teased that key mysteries of the deliberately convoluted plotting of the series will be revealed at the close of the latest entry, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.
“This time at the end of the story, there will be the longest cutscene of the whole series where the true form of Ansem and Xemnas, as well as their goals and many other truths will be revealed all at once,” the series boss told Famitsu Magazine, translated by Siliconera.
He goes on to tease that key people to the game’s plot are Axel, the red-haired member of the shadowy Organization XIII, and a silver-haired boy.
Kingdom Hearts spin-offs have jumped around the series time line a lot, but the new 3DS entry is chronologically the furthest on in the timeline and is expected to tee story threads up for further sequels.
Nomura also spoke briefly about the genesis of the Ability Link and Dream Eater gameplay systems, new to Dream Drop Distance.
“At first, I initially wanted to develop another form of the command board from Birth by Sleep,” he explained. “Then I mixed the growth systems of Re:Coded and 358/2 Days and came up with a new idea that became the Ability Link feature.”
The game is out in Japan on March 25th, and will launch in the West later this year.