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New leak shows Kingdom Hearts 2.9 could be an upcoming title for PlayStation 3 & PlayStation 4, + possible Kingdom Hearts III info


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A Square Enix game designer from Osaka has updated their public LinkedIn page with the projects that they worked on at Square Enix from August 2014 to June 2015, and curiously "Kingdom Hearts 2.9" is listed here as a title for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. If true, the listing also confirms some Kingdom Hearts III info such as Pixar involvement, a possible Gummi Ship system, and possible multiplayer! For the 10 months that they reported working at Square Enix, they supposedly worked on both Kingdom Hearts 2.9 and Kingdom Hearts III, making the following contributions:

 

Game Designer

Square Enix

August 2014 - June 2015(11 months) | Osaka, Osaka, Japan

 

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"Kingdom Hearts 2.9" (PS3, PS4) Development (10 Months)

 -Game idea planning and documentation

 -Game Check and balance

 -Boss planning

 -Attraction Flow planning and documentation

 

"Kingdom Hearts III" (PS4, Xbox One) Development (10 Months )

 Original-level planning, documentation and execution for 2 Worlds

INCLUDING enemy, Item, secrets and event Management

 -Mockup Creation of 3 Worlds INCLUDING temporary Asset Creation

 -Game idea planning and documentation

 -Game Check and balance

 -Enemy planning and documentation

 -Gummi Ship system planning and documentation

 -Multiplayer planning and documentation

 -Attraction Flow planning and documentation

 -Main Scenario planning for 2 Worlds

 -Various in-Game dialogue writing

 -Translation and Interpretation of Contact Between Involved English and Japanese parties INCLUDING Disney and Pixar

 -Publicity video Recording and editing

 -Communication with Outsourced companies

 -Holding Meetings with Disney and Pixar

 -Team Management, Meeting Management and Proceeding Recordings

 

This listing can be seen by searching for "kingdom hearts 2.9" on LinkedIn while logged in. While there is a small possibility that this page is fabricated, we have considered that their profile is linked to other profiles that we have verified as legitimate, and that their page contains a whole range of information about the game designer's career that is legitimate, and so we believe this to be true.

 

This news follows a leak from E3 2015 where Kingdom Hearts 2.9 temporarily appeared on the official Square Enix Presents schedule screen, before being quietly removed. This was also suspected to be fake at first, but we have since verified that Kingdom Hearts 2.9 did indeed appear on this official screen on the show floor. Was it a mistake, or something more?

 

If true, it is unknown exactly what Kingdom Hearts 2.9 could be. Is listing Kingdom Hearts III's Attraction Flow underneath Kingdom Hearts 2.9 a mistake, or could this new game be used to show off some of the Kingdom Hearts III gameplay features? Initial speculation was that Kingdom Hearts 2.9 could be a re-release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, but comments by Nomura in an E3 2015 interview seem to indicate that there are no plans for this. Was the game cancelled, or will it be announced in the future? Only time will tell.

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I may have guesses on this. 

 

It might be DDD Cinematic Version, a little insight on the Foretellers and the Tome of Prophecy (heck X/UX), perhaps some insight on Aqua being in the Realm of Darkness, some small in-between stuff (concerning Lea and the formal Organization members, possibly Sora, Riku, the King, and Kairi, and I guess some chatter coming from Master Xehanort himself? 

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I will take this with a grain of salt until I heard other wise from an official from Square.  First of all 2.9? That name itself just screams "hold on this is fake" and what will it be? If it's just Dream Drop Distance why not just call it Dream Drop Distance HD or ReMix why keep up with the whole 1.5 and 2.5 theme if it's just for one game.  And if it's 2.5 plus Dream Drop Distance first of all why would they release it back again on the PS3 if all it dose is just add Dream Drop Distance.  While the rest of the report about Pixar in KH3 would be great I'm not really that big on multiplayer in Kingdom Hearts, unless it's like it was for Mirage Arena in Birth by Sleep that would be fun. Like I said I'm taking this with a grain of salt, TGS is just a little over a week away so we shall see what Square will have to say about this

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Maybe they'll overhaul the FlowMotion system that's used in DDD and turn it into something that we'll expect in KH3, I mean the whole "Attraction Flow planning and documentation" under 2.9 could allude to that.  :/

This was I thought at first, so I hope it turns out to be something related to that. Either way, whatever it ultimately is, sounds awesome and I hope it gets released soon. I'm totally willing to double (triple?) dip on the games, and new stuff would just be gravy.

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This would definitely result in a repeat purchase if they were to bundle it on PS4. I think it is just going to be DDD with a Kingdom Hearts III demo.

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Hmmm maybe Final Fantasy Type-0 thing, just with DDD and a KH III Demo? Would be cool :DBut i also wouldnt mind 1.5 and 2.5 for ps4 but thats unlikely i think :/

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For people saying KH3 would be released in 2016, they can shut up now.

 

FF15 will be released in 2016.

Square wont release their two biggest bombs in the same year.

 

KH3 will probably be released in 2017.

 

Meanwhile our next anual game will be KH 2.9. Seriously screw Unchained X, just give me KH3D HD Final Mix. This is the news I was waiting for.

 

You can't remake Re.Coded and leave KH3D out.

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- Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance HD- Extra Bonus Game Content: Kairi's Story (Either a separate game mode or unlocked ater beating KH3DHD)- Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep v2 - Kingdom Hearts 3 Demo

 This is what I'm hoping for, and it'll make the most sense naming wise compared to just a 3D HE version plus KH III demo. BbS v2 could be reworked into a interquel between 3D and III, or it could take place at the same time as 3D.

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If it were to just include KH3D then calling it KH2.9 doesn't really sounds great. They could just call the game KH3D HD Remaster. So I think it could be something more included in the game other than KH3D. That's just my thought

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For people saying KH3 would be released in 2016, they can shut up now. FF15 will be released in 2016.Square wont release their two biggest bombs in the same year. KH3 will probably be released in 2017. Meanwhile our next anual game will be KH 2.9. Seriously screw Unchained X, just give me KH3D HD Final Mix. This is the news I was waiting for. You can't remake Re.Coded and leave KH3D out.

Remember that this isn't 100% official yet. It is all still entirely possible for KH3 to release next year.

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Hmm I find this kinda hard to believe since Nomura said their were no plans for ps4 HD RemixesAlso 2.9 is kind of a dumb nameI really hope it's real though

I thought he only meant 1.5 and 2.5 being ported to PS4. This could be a 3D remix with extra goodies to satisfy the fan base until Kh III (in other words buy themselves more time). Or that was the plan until they cancelled it (the OP brings up this possiblity). Nomura could also have lied...

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It would be really cool if this were the case, but I'm partly guessing that this LinkedIn profile was fabricated.  Still, hmm, a 2.9 . . . .  That could definitely be interesting, but I'm really hoping that they place a greater focus on producing III first, if 2.9 is still in the making.

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