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[UPDATED] Kingdom Hearts III data mining project reveals interesting in-game assets, including features from Scala ad Caelum, Daybreak Town, Verum Rex, and more


The 13th Vessel has uncovered some interesting assets from Kingdom Hearts III while data mining it with other people. Below are some of our favorite picks!

Assets from Scala ad Caelum included buildings and building parts, the coat of arms with the Master of Masters' Keyblade, a model of the "cable car", and a set of 15 books (numbered with an original numerals design) plus 5 others.

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A font texture from Daybreak Town was also found. It is interesting that Daybreak Town assets are included within Scala ad Caelum, as the castle from Daybreak Town is featured in the underwater sequence in Scala ad Caelum and the two worlds are somehow "connected" (as hinted by Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura).

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The posters that you can find around the world were also extracted, and some of them you can see in vivid detail. Written using an original alphabet, some of them also feature numbers that can be identified using the numeral system shown in the book set mentioned above. Amongst these posters, there is one featuring a black cat with a red ribbon, some regarding musical performances, and some featuring products such as shoes, flowers, restaurant dishes, maintenance tools, cow milk, a blueberry pie, a sewing machine, and a chair. It is interesting, to say the least!

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The 13th vessel has commented that while the Chess Room assets are also there, the textures of the models that belong to that room look "weird", that there is some type of door and a lot of interesting little models. He will attempt to enter the room once he acquires more data.

The Verum Rex posters from Toy Box, along with the actual front and back of the game packaging, was also extracted. A deluxe edition of the game and a strategy guide are also available. "That's the story of the King of Truth", it says on the back, probably referring to Yozora, the game's main character. Can you read the rest of the text?

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Assets from The Mysterious Tower include the interior, a whiteboard with scribbles, the pages of a book, and content used in the maps that are inside the game.

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The 13th Vessel has also provided us with some assets from Disney Castle as it appears in Kingdom Hearts III (when Chip and Dale call Sora on the Gummiphone).

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Other locations such as Radiant Garden, Remy's restaurant, and Namine's room were also explored, and a model of apprentice Xehanort found. You can find the complete album of images below!

It is worth noting that the data to be data mined is not complete and that more assets could soon be uncovered.

For updates on The 13th Vessel's data mining projects, you can follow him on Twitter or visit his YouTube channel, where he also posts videos exploring the Kingdom Hearts games out-of-bounds.

UPDATE [September 15, 2019]

Some more KH3 assets have been datamined thanks to the efforts of The 13th Vessel, SpookyMajora and daemon1 from XeNTaX.

First, we have the infamous chess room.

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It is quite surreal to see that room in such detail. Next, it seems that Nomura signed Baymax's update chip, judging from these zoom-ins. 

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Apparently all of the 0.2 customization models are in the game which isn't too surprising considering that 0.2 was initially meant to be a prologue to KH3. So they're most likely just leftover assets. The 13th Vessel showed off these four.

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The skyboxes of several of the worlds were found, and they're truly beautiful.

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An odd texture from Scala ad Caelum labelled to a 'speaker' in KH3's game files has been datamined too.

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Lastly, we have a strange photo that was found in KH3's game files.

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Many are saying that it is a photo from inside one of Square Enix's business buildings. We also have a blurry shot of Daybreak Town with a strange blue artifact.

According to Twitter user Keytotruth, who is another individual helping out with efforts such as these, it seems to be an HDR image used for testing image based lighting. Either way, it's quite an interesting find!

Speaking of Keytotruth, he has shown off a couple of the Stations of Awakening in closer detail. First of which being the Station containing the Foreteller masks, and Sora's Station.

The sheer amount of effort these individuals have gone through to comb KH3's files is commendable and I applaud them for it. Which asset do you find the most intriguing? 

For further updates on KH3's assets, be sure to follow Keytotruth, and The 13th Vessel. The 13th Vessel also posts out-of-bounds exploration videos of KH3's various worlds which I'm sure would compel most of you to check them out!

 



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Note: people on Tumblr etc. have been speculating for months now that the Verum Rex back-cover text is actually a hint(s) for the next saga.

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I can read some of Verum Rex’s details on the back. Not sure if anyone cares, but here’s what was there:

·         “That’s the story of the King of Truth. RECLAIM YOUR HEART.”

·         “After a long fight(?), weapons have brought great benefits for humanity. But the “KARMA” that sleeps in humans will accelerate further. In the light of the warhead(?) in the night sky, they chose to fight while feeling the pain of their hearts…”

·         “A JOURNEY WITHOUT A PLACE TO RETURN.”

·         “THE WORLD IS TO ALL HUMANS TO TURN A FANG(?).”

·         “WHAT IS ETERNAL BOND.”

·         “Required capacity: 45 GB or more”

·         “Main Character Design: Tetsuya Nomura”

·         “This software is exclusively for PLAY PLUS”

Strange thing is that the image screenshots on the back didn't show any of the characters (Yozora, Magia, Aegis, and the woman). Just the city, a ship, and some Gigas. 

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Legit question, has anyone tried scanning the barcode for Verum Rex? I am curious to see what will happen.

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6 hours ago, TrinityXaos# said:

 “After a long fight(?), weapons have brought great benefits for humanity. But the “KARMA” that sleeps in humans will accelerate further. In the light of the warhead(?) in the night sky, they chose to fight while feeling the pain of their hearts…”

 

Nomura is a clever little sneak. Mind blown. I've read and reread it. Edited as appropriate.

“After a long light, weapons (KEYBLADES) have brought great benefits for humanity. But the “KARMA” (DARKNESS) that sleeps in humans will accelerate further. In the light of the warhead (KINGDOM HEARTS) in the night sky, they chose to fight while feeling the pain of their hearts…”

Foreshadowing of the current UX event, or a UX console remake?

Edited by D A R K N E S S

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While everyone is fascinated by Verum Rex, I'm fascinated by the posters and examples of the language used in Scala Ad Caelum (which apparently appears to be the language for the series). Has anyone tried to decipher and translate it yet? It reminds me so much of the Witch Runes from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, I would love to know what everything on those assets there means!

 

(Also, is that supposed to be Berlioz in the poster with the cat? Because it looks a lot like Berlioz)

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5 hours ago, WebsSOTE said:

While everyone is fascinated by Verum Rex, I'm fascinated by the posters and examples of the language used in Scala Ad Caelum (which apparently appears to be the language for the series). Has anyone tried to decipher and translate it yet? It reminds me so much of the Witch Runes from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, I would love to know what everything on those assets there means!

 

(Also, is that supposed to be Berlioz in the poster with the cat? Because it looks a lot like Berlioz)

Yeah I was wondering about that text, I'm wondering if it might hint to something... like maybe it describes the history? Though it'd be way far out there if it was that...

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Starting off, the first series of books is numbered 1-15, so those symbols are pretty obvious. Judging by how the numbers are replaced with single character symbols, it's likely a substitution cypher. If English letters were substituted it would be simple, but in Japanese it would probably be harder to crack.

Secondly, the first page on this book reminds me of the area where Riku fought Young Xehanort in DDD. Maybe it's an account of those events?

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On 9/7/2019 at 9:00 PM, Empoleon said:

Legit question, has anyone tried scanning the barcode for Verum Rex? I am curious to see what will happen.

Thats 60 bucks please

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20 hours ago, EchoFox23* said:

Yeah I was wondering about that text, I'm wondering if it might hint to something... like maybe it describes the history? Though it'd be way far out there if it was that...

Well, at the very least, if someone manages to translate it, it'll at least give us a glimpse of what the life/community of Scala Ad Caelum was like, with the posters there and all.

I just look forward to seeing how people decode/decipher this language, maybe even make a usable font out of it too?

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