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  1. T'Challa
    GameInformer recently got a chance to chat with series director Tetsuya Nomura to discuss Kingdom Hearts IV (and the series in general as well). Topics discussed include the reasoning behind the lack of Final Fantasy cameos recently, expanding on Quadratum's role in KH4, and how Nomura was hesitant at first in allowing Sora to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. Check out the interview below:
    Thread by: T'Challa, Jun 14, 2022, 0 replies, in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
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    Updated OP with extended interview containing additional information from Nomura.
    Post by: T'Challa, Apr 27, 2022 in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
  3. T'Challa

    Following the major reveals last weekend during the Kingdom Hearts 20th anniversary event regarding the future of the series, Famitsu conducted an interview with Tetsuya Nomura, who shares some information on 'Kingdom Hearts: Missing Link' and 'Kingdom Hearts IV', such as the confirmation that Reaction Commands will be returning in KH4, hinting that Quadratum may be the "tutorial world" of KH4, and providing a sneak preview for a new gameplay mechanic called "Scrap & Build". Check out the translated interview below (courtesy of KHInsider):
    An expanded version of the interview will be available in the May 12-19 issue of Weekly Famitsu (which goes on sale April 28th). We'll be sure to update the article with the additional information from Nomura once the expanded interview is available.


    The extended version of the interview has been released (and translated once again by KHInsider), where Nomura provides some additional info, such as confirmation that the Foretellers/Lost Masters are the main villains in KH4, work on KH4 with Unreal Engine 5 has already started, and giving some insight on the setting of Missing Link. Check out the rest of the interview below:

    Thread by: T'Challa, Apr 14, 2022, 2 replies, in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
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    Following the major announcements regarding the future of the series (including the confirmation of Kingdom Hearts 4!!!), the development staff conducted a Q&A session with fans in attendance, providing some interesting pieces of information. Several Twitter users who attended the event posted what was discussed, and KHInsider was able to compile all the answers, which can be viewed below:
    Thread by: T'Challa, Apr 11, 2022, 1 replies, in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
  5. T'Challa
    During today's 20th anniversary event for the Kingdom Hearts series, some major announcements were made in regards to the future of the series!

    First off, 'Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road' will finally get its long awaited finale this upcoming August for free!

    Secondly, a new game for mobile devices called 'Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link' was announced, and appears to be a sequel to 'Union X[cross]', allowing players to embark on adventures from the realm of Scala ad Caelum into the real world! A closed beta release of the game will be available in 2022 for iOS/Android devices.

    Lastly, the announcement that everyone was most likely waiting for... Kingdom Hearts IV has been officially announced! The trailer shows off Sora's new look in the game, as well as gameplay in Quadrarum where Sora is battling a massive Heartless on his own! While it hasn't been stated which platforms the game will be released, it most likely will be for the PS5/XBOX Series X. Check out the trailer for these three games below:

    To celebrate the occasion, Tetsuya Nomura provided the following message on Twitter for fans:

    Lastly, artwork that Nomura was working on for the 20th anniversary event was revealed, and includes Sora in his new KH4 look (credit to @tm_bonist for getting a photo of the artwork):
    Thread by: T'Challa, Apr 10, 2022, 0 replies, in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
  6. T'Challa
    On this day twenty years ago, the Kingdom Hearts series was officially born with the release of the original Kingdom Hearts game in Japan! Series director Tetsuya Nomura took the opportunity to post a message on Twitter, giving us a preview of artwork he is currently preparing for the upcoming 20th anniversary event scheduled on April 10th:

    The tweet translates to the following (credit to @RyujiBlades for the translation):
    Thread by: T'Challa, Mar 27, 2022, 0 replies, in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
  7. T'Challa
    I get that. I just didn't know if the huge drama leading up to SwSh's release may have convinced them to better prepare for that in some way. One can dream...
    But like you said, that doesn't seem to be the case. And with that, my enthusiasm to buy a Switch and the next mainline Pokemon game remains dampened.
    Post by: T'Challa, Feb 27, 2022 in forum: Gaming
  8. T'Challa
    Although I skipped SwSh because of the while National Dex fiasco, this looks more interesting quite honestly. Loving the open world look of the game and the Spanish influence. Sprigatito looks so adorable and is giving me major Fennekin vibes (will be going with that starter if I ever get the game). And I can't not see KH Donald whenever I see Quaxley

    While I doubt it'll happen, I am still hoping that they find a way to satisfy those of us who want the national dex in some format (whether on initial release or with future patching).
    Post by: T'Challa, Feb 27, 2022 in forum: Gaming
  9. T'Challa
    An event commemorating the Kingdom Hearts series' 20th anniversary has finally been announced, scheduled to take place in Tokyo on April 10th! The event will have a mini-concert, a Q&A session with the development team, an exhibition, and other unannounced surprises! A video of the event will made available for all to view at a later date.
    Thread by: T'Challa, Jan 18, 2022, 0 replies, in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
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    Square-Enix announced earlier today that cloud versions of 'Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX', 'Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue', and Kingdom Hearts III' (with the ReMind DLC) will all be released next month on February 10th! These titles can be purchased individually or by purchasing an all-in-one package called the Integrum Masterpiece. Additionally, those who either purchase the Integrum Masterpiece or 'Kingdom Hearts III' individually will get an exclusive keyblade in 'Kingdom Hearts III' called the Advent Red Keyblade:
    Thread by: T'Challa, Jan 18, 2022, 2 replies, in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
  11. T'Challa
    Joined when I was 20, and now I'm 30.
    Damn, I feel old...
    Post by: T'Challa, Jan 1, 2022 in forum: The Spam Zone
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    One of the announcements made last week as part of the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary celebration was the release of the entire series on the Nintendo Switch via cloud versions. While many would've preferred a native copy of these ports, series producer Ichiro Hazama is aware of this, as he discussed the possibility with Nintendo Life. Check out the short interview below:
    Thread by: T'Challa, Oct 15, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
  14. T'Challa
    Following the exciting reveal of Sora's addition to 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate', Square-Enix revealed plans for the 20th anniversary of the series:

    As the above video shows:
    • Cloud versions of 'Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 HD ReMix', 'Kingsom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue', and 'Kingdom Hearts III' (with the ReMind DLC included) are coming soon to the Nintendo Switch!
    • Multiple merchandise to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series!
    • The rest of the 'Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road' story (up to the ending!) will be released this winter in one go!
    • A Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Event will be taking place! More details to come at a later date.
    Thread by: T'Challa, Oct 5, 2021, 1 replies, in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
  15. T'Challa
    After many requests for his addition into the crossover fighting game 'Super Smah Bros. Ultimate' for the Nintendo Switch, Sora has finally been revealed as the game's final DLC character! In addition to his inclusion, a new stage will also be added to the game based on Hollow Bastion from KH1, and can transform into a Station of Awakening! While Sora's default look is based on his KH1 appearance, he will also have alternate looks based on his KH2, KH3D, KH3, Valor Form, Wisdom Form, Ultimate Form, and Timeless River appearances. He will be available for purchase on October 18 for $5.99! Check out the reveal trailer below:

    Thread by: T'Challa, Oct 5, 2021, 1 replies, in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
  16. T'Challa
    I've never played rhythm games before, so MoM was a first for me, and I loved it!

    I was actually able to get a 30$ discount on it when it released (thank you Best Buy rewards ).

    Despite me wanting many more tracks to be included (Hundred Acre Wood, Port Royal/Caribbean, Symphony of Sorcery, "Face my Fears", different variations of existing themes, as well as tracks from Union X, 0.2 BBS, and KH3), I think the selection was still great and have spent a good amount of time going through them.
    Post by: T'Challa, Aug 5, 2021 in forum: Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory
  17. T'Challa
    Square-Enix today released a patch (Version for the PC version of 'Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 HD ReMix' via the Epic Games Store, with the size of the patch being roughly 8 GB. As for the contents of this patch, Square-Enix support indicates that the patch fixes a bug in 'Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix', improving stability.
    Thread by: T'Challa, Jul 28, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
  18. T'Challa
    I really wish I didn’t have to write what I’m about to say, but here I am…

    While working on a new post, I've been trying to brainstorm and think of what to write. But as I stared at my screen, I just couldn't write anything. I was thinking that maybe it was a bad case of writer's block. As I thought more and more about it, I realized it was more than just a simple case of writer's block. I came to the conclusion that I have finally reached the point where I just couldn't continue RPing any longer.

    I think it's something I've been thinking for a while but didn’t want to admit, and sitting here and typing this feels like the final step to a journey I started way back in 2013.

    I love this RP. I've spent a bit more than a quarter of my life on it. It's hard to think how my life during the past eight years may have been different if I never took part in Mario’s High School Days. I've poured so much into the RP, constantly brainstorming plots while also getting ideas from shows, movies, and games I am into. It hasn't always been a healthy relationship though... I think I was too close to the RP, too involved. I let it consume me. I didn't think about or do anything else. Working on just one post at a time would take me days, sometimes more than a week to complete, because there were so many things to take into account. I had to think of what each character would say, how would they react, and whether their actions were logical based on their history and personality. And I would always have to circle back to past posts constantly to make sure nothing I was posting was conflicting with things that were established in the RP already. My commitment to the RP made having time for playing video games and watching shows/movies pretty scarce.

    But I wouldn't trade my experiences in HSD for the world, and I don't know what I would be without this RP. I joined as a very novice RPer, not sure what I was doing at first, just wanting to have fun having characters I like interacting with other characters I like or am not even familiar with. And I'm leaving, with a firm grasp on who I am and who I want to be.

    It's just time. Time for me to go. I just don't have the time for this RP anymore. I work full-time and have been mainly on my own ever since my co-worker retired months ago (and I just got a promotion yesterday, meaning even more responsibility for me). I’m in a serious relationship and am focusing on trying to get engaged to my girlfriend within several months. Point being, I just don't have time to commit to this RP anymore. But it may be also the fact that I'm growing up and have more important commitments in my life. And because of that, I am going to have to prioritize. I wish I could reserve time for this RP because I truly do love it, I love the stories I've brought to life in it, and I love seeing all the possible character interactions. But I have to face facts. These are things that just aren't feasible anymore. I feel I have to come out and say that there are just other things in my life now that take precedent, other things I want to pursue. And it's time to finally make this decision.

    Not going to lie, this was not an easy decision for me at all. I kept going back and forth whether this was the right decision or not. I wanted to see through the stories of all these amazing characters and give them all a proper ending. I had ideas for new characters I wanted to reserve and bring into HSD. I wanted to write some additional side stories that contribute to the HSD canon. I had already planned out the remaining stories for MHSD 2, and had ideas for a third (and final) RP that would finally conclude the overarching story that started since 2013. But I have to accept the fact that, given how things were moving along, getting to that point was going to take so many more years to reach, and just wasn't feasible. I do feel terrible that many questions I've left open across the story may never get answered. Perhaps one day I can write up an outline detailing my plans right towards the finishing point. Maybe one day in the future if I feel like it, I can continue writing the story to the end and post it online for whoever may want to read it.

    To those of you reading this, there's plenty I'd like to say, and maybe I'll get a chance to say something. But I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for sticking with HSD all these years and continuing to participate, for exchanging ideas for plots, for putting up with me when I reach out and offer comments on certain posts. It's been a joy working with you all.

    If you want to reach out to me, it may be best to do it over a PM here on KHV. I'm not sure if I'll even be logging into Skype for a while.

    It's been amazing.

    Post by: T'Challa, Apr 24, 2021 in forum: OOC Lounge
  19. T'Challa
    With only one day to go before the release of the Kingdom Hearts series on PC, Square-Enix surprised fans early today with a brand new update (Version 1.04) to 'Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory':
    As mentioned in the tweet above, besides some bug fixes, one of the game's cutscenes was apparently updated to include a new scene. You can check out the updated cutscene below:

    Thread by: T'Challa, Mar 29, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
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    ~Nantucket, Massachusetts - Javert’s Mansion~


    I call them splinter bombs,” Javert told Bobbi as they discussed the attack that occurred in Buffalo, “Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?” “Is there any way for me to get my hands on a splinter bomb?” Bobbi asked, “Those really are a thing of beauty.” “Unfortunately, I shipped them all out yesterday,” Javert replied, “Plus, I can't take all the credit. Without the Diviner, the splinter bombs wouldn’t be as effective as they are now.” “The Diviner?” Bobbi wondered out loud. “That's what the lunatic who brought it to us calls it, anyway,” Javert responded, “I heard it's of S-type origin.” Meanwhile, back at the Quinjet not too far from the mansion where Lance and May were eavesdropping on the conversation going on…


    Upon hearing Javert mention the Diviner, Lance asked May, “You don't think he means…?” “It’s the Obelisk,” May responded, knowing what Lance was going to ask, “At least we now know what they’re using to help them design those splinter bombs.” Just then, Hunter heard his tablet beeping, saying, “Javert's people have an incoming message.” Tapping on his tablet to see what message was being sent, Hunter’s heart sank upon noticing that the message was footage of Bobbi helping Jemma Simmons escape from the New World Order facility in Los Angeles a week ago, revealing to Javert and his goons that Bobbi is working against the New World Order. “Oh, no…” Hunter remarked. “What?” May questioned. Without saying a word, Hunter tossed the tablet aside and rushed to the Quinjet’s exit in order to go save Bobbi.


    ~Alaska - Rebel Hideout (Briefing Room)~


    The Rebels in Alaska were on high alert, having discovered that Lavos, one of the New World Order’s three S-type superweapons, was approaching their base, most certainly with the intention to annihilate it and all the Rebels in it. Having secured the plans detailing the weak points in the three S-type superweapons, the Rebels figured now was the time to face off against one of the superweapons, and put an end to its threat. Speaking in front of a group of Rebel X-Wing pilots, Bogo went over the plans, detailing where Lavos’s weak point is. “Lavos has a very high level of defense, and can easily annihilate an entire city,” Bogo informed the Rebels, “In addition to its defense, it will be supported by a Helicarrier, along with TIE fighters. Nevertheless, a small one-man fighter should be able to penetrate Lavos’s defense.” “Pardon me for asking, sir, but what good are snub fighters going to be against that thing?” Nick Wilde questioned. “Well, the New World Order doesn't consider a small one-man fighter to be any threat, so that there would be our advantage,” Bogo responded, “An analysis of the plans retrieved by Rogue One has demonstrated a weakness inside Lavos. The approach will not be easy. You are required to maneuver straight through one of Lavos’s pores, going right inside it. The target area is only two meters wide. It's a small hole, located in the center of its spine. It leads directly to its mind. A precise hit will start a chain reaction which should destroy Lavos’s mind, and then Lavos itself will then be destroyed. Only a precise hit will set up a chain reaction. The hole is ray-shielded, so you'll have to use proton torpedoes.” “Not to sound like a debbie downer, but the chances of this succeeding are very low,” Clawhauser whispered to Judy, “Trying to aim at a target two meters wide while flying fast is really difficult!” “It's not impossible,” Judy retorted, “I used to throw a football while driving around in an ATV towards a target that wasn’t much bigger than two meters.” “Man your ships!” Bogo ordered the Rebels, “And good luck.


    ~Aleppo, Syria~


    "Well, I haven't heard anything yet," Darien responded to Serena, "I know Connor was meeting with the local Rebel leader, but I'm not sure what was discussed." "Darien, Serena, there you are," Connor called out to the two as he approached them…


    "Oh, Connor," Darien greeted Connor, "All done with the meeting?" "I am," Connor replied, "I will be making an announcement shortly to the Rebels on a plan to attack the New World Order’s base of operations in the city. While the groups have yet to be announced, I have requested that the two of you, plus Rini, join me in the attack." "Of course," Darien said, "I'm always ready for another chance to battle by your side." Smiling in response, Connor continued, "I appreciate that Darien. Now, during my discussion with Riad, he suggested I include a local Rebel into our group. So while I will be battling with you two and Rini, we will have someone else battling by our side." "Really? Who?" Darien questioned. "Him," Connor replied, pointing to a local young man with his Chimchar on his shoulder approaching the group…


    "So, you're Darien and Serena, huh?" Aladdin said, "Pleasure to meet you. Ratonhnhaké:ton told me you two were pretty great fighters. Can't wait to take on the New World Order with you." "Hey there," Darien responded, "And, you are?" "Oh, my bad, I completely forgot to introduce myself. The name's Aladdin. And this little furry guy is Abu," Aladdin said while Abu chattered as he raised his hat to introduce himself.


    ~Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Rebel Hideout~


    Very well then,” Lydia responded as she summoned her Keyblade while Lucario put his paws together and spread them apart, creating two blue bones of energy to use as weapons. “Let’s begin,” Lydia continued as she and Lucario rushed towards Jake and Gia to begin sparring with them.


    ~Irkutsk, Russia - Slums~


    Scootaloo?! Scootaloo?!” Leia cried out to Scootaloo as she and the others had left Marle’s office, trying to locate the little pony to pass along Marle’s message. “Where could she have gone off to?” Finn wondered out loud. “Are you looking for Scootaloo?” a girl asked the group as they passed by her. “Why, yes,” Leia responded, “Are you a friend of hers?” “Yep,” the girl answered, “We sometimes play together. Anyway, she said she was going to the junkyard over that way.” As the girl pointed to the direction of the junkyard where Scootaloo went, Finn said, “Thanks, kid.” “Well, at least we have an idea of where she is,” Leia commented, “Now let’s go find her.” Nodding, Finn followed Leia with the others as they headed towards the junkyard.


    ~Wisconsin: Penny’s Place~


    You’re welcome,” Cere replied to Elsa as she finished her food as well, noticed everyone was done, “It looks like we’re all done. I say we get moving right now.” “Agreed,” Cal concurred, “Let’s go, BD.” BD-1 climbed up to Cal’s shoulder as he and the rest of the group got up, ready to leave. Just then, the waitress from earlier came by and handed Kristoff some carrots, telling him, “Yer in luck honey. Looks like we had some carrots in the back after all.” “Thanks ma’am, I appreciate it,” Kristoff thanked the waitress. Nodding, the waitress told the group, “Have a wonderful rest of the day, dears!” “Thank you!” both Saphir and Olaf replied as the group headed outside towards Kristoff’s truck. But as they left, one of the Stormtroopers that had entered the diner earlier glanced at the group suspiciously…



    ~Gringey City, Japan - Abandoned Pym Tech Factory (Dr. Hank Pym’s Office)~


    Hiro and the others arrived at the old office that once belonged to the late Dr. Hank Pym, noticing the office was in disarray, like the rest of the factory, with documents scattered all over, along with dust and cobwebs gathering throughout the office. “Okay, let’s see if we can find those Pym Particles here,” Hiro remarked. “Right… but remind me again how those Pym Particles look like,” Finnick replied. “Here,” Hiro said as he took out a small vial and showed it to the others, “My hope is we can find more of these vials. But if not, at least something to show me how to manufacture them myself. Maybe one of these documents on the floor can help. But we won’t know for sure until we search.” “All right, guess it’s time to start searching,” Finnick commented as the search throughout the office began.


    ~Malibu, California: Tony Stark’s Mansion~


    Once Rhodey and the Stormtroopers accompanying him had left Stark’s mansion, Pepper commented, “Well, didn’t expect that. Egypt, huh? Wonder why whoever stole the suit would fly it all the way over there.” “Beats me,” Tony replied, “But, speaking of Egypt, you know what’s strange… I’ve been noticing that the Holonet News has suddenly been avoiding covering news from Egypt recently… almost as though it’s on purpose.” “W-What are you saying?” a confused Pepper asked, “Are you saying that the New World Order is purposely hiding something that’s happened there?” “Could be,” Stark answered, “They probably did something bad that they don’t want to admit… or it could just be a glitch with the Holonet News. Who knows? Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to take a shower. Good talk.” “Y-Yeah,” Pepper responded as Tony left to take a shower, wondering if there was something to the words he mentioned.


    ~Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rebel Hideout~


    Once Akko and her group were ready to join Kassandra on her mission to investigate Corcovado for a suspected Inquisitor, Kassandra approached them, asking, "Are you ready?" Akko and the others nodded in response, with Kassandra remarking, "Thank you for volunteering in this mission. Now then, follow me. I know an underground path leading to Corcovado that would prevent us from being detected by the New World Order." Kassandra then led the group as they headed to the very mountain where the Christ the Redeemer statue was located.


    ~The Star Road Dimension: The Planet of Morag~


    Exploring the planet of Morag, Quill came across an old temple where he believes he would locate the Orb. Upon entering the old empty temple, Peter eventually came across a pedestal, containing the Orb on top. Grabbing it, Quill thought to himself, ‘Huh, that was easy…’ “Drop it!” a voice ordered Peter. Turning around, Peter noticed the voice came from General Grievous, who was accompanied by two Super Battle Droids…


    Uh… hey,” Quill responded. “Drop it, now!” Grievous ordered Peter once more. “Hey, cool, man. No problem,” Peter responded as he dropped the Orb just as the two battle droids approached him with their blasters pointed at him, “No problem at all.” Picking up the Orb, Grievous questioned, “How do you know about this?” “I don’t even know what that is. I’m just a junker, man. I was just… just checking stuff out,” Peter responded. “You don’t look like a junker. You’re wearing Ravager garb,” Grievous said. “This is just an outfit, man,” Quill responded as one of the battle droids shoved him forward, “Hey, Robocop, you better stop poking me.” “Hmm, you look familiar,” Grievous commented, “What is your name?” “My name is Peter Quill, okay?” Quill responded. “Move!” Grievous ordered Quill. “Why?” Peter questioned. “Ronan and Nehellenia may have questions for you,” General Grievous responded. And just as General Grievous turned to start walking away, Quill said, “Hey, you know what? There’s another name you might know me by.” Once Grievous stopped and turned around to hear what Quill had to say, Peter continued, “Star-Lord.” “Who?” a confused General Grievous questioned. “Star-Lord, man. Legendary outlaw,” Peter responded, with Grievous simply shaking his head and turning to walk away, “Guys?” “Move!” Grievous ordered as he continued walking away. “Ah, forget this,” Quill said, pulling out his pair of Quad Blasters and shooting the two battle droids, destroying them. Quill then shot Grievous in his shoulder, knocking him out. Quill then grabbed the Orb that Grievous dropped. But once Quill hid the orb in his pocket, he noticed General Grievous getting up, pulling out a grenade and throwing it towards Peter. Peter managed to dodge the grenade, which instead hit a wall, and upon exploding, created an exit leading outside. Activating his helmet, which made it materialize around his head, Star-Lord used rockets on his boots to propel himself out of the temple, trying to rush back to his ship.
    Post by: T'Challa, Mar 25, 2021 in forum: Role-Playing Arena