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[UPDATED] Translations of recent screenshots give a sneak peek into some plot elements in Kingdom Hearts III; the power of awakening, Ienzo's intentions, Lea's old friend, and more


Earlier today, a number of Kingdom Hearts III screenshots were released via the Square Enix Press Center. Their Japanese counterparts featured subtitles in the Japanese language, which we have translated and compiled here for your viewing pleasure!

These translations provide us with a small glimpse of certain plot elements in Kingdom Hearts III, such as:

  • Yen Sid talks about perfecting the power of awakening.
  • With Sora and Riku in their new outfits, Yen Sid instructs Sora to continue to get his power back, and Riku and the King to continue their search for Aqua.
  • Someone wants to talk about "the book", so they're drinking tea while waiting for Sora.
  • Chip and Dale forgot to mention the location of a certain place to Sora when they called him.
  • Lea talks to Kairi about a friend he met only once a long time ago; he said this friend was strange.
  • Marluxia is referencing something that may cloud "their" pure light, possibly talking about the Seven Princesses.
  • Ienzo mentions that his intentions - possibly in helping Sora bring Roxas back - are simply academic. However, the language he uses is soft and friendly - this could imply that he does not really mean it, and he might be helping Sora for more positive and friendlier reasons.
  • Interestingly, Ienzo adds he is researching the heart just like when he did when he "was" a human (and not a Nobody); he seems to imply that he still is a Nobody, but he might simply be referring to his time as Ansem's Apprentice before turning into a Nobody. From a Famitsu interview with Tetsuya Nomura, we know that this Ienzo is "human".
  • Xehanort mentions opening the "lock" to the Keyblade War. (Note: The Japanese word for "lock" is the same as for "key".)

You can read the translations below. Translations have been provided by KH13 Staff Mio-chan, NihonScribe, and Solis; edits are courtesy of KH13 Discord Staff HaakonHawk.

Please note that the original Japanese text was translated as literally as possible by our staff.

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Yen Sid: “You must at least perfect the power of awakening.”

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Yen Sid: "The Organization seems to seek those who inherited the pure lights, which is to say, the New Seven Hearts."

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Yen Sid: "On this, Sora must continue to get his powers back; as for Riku and the King, continue to focus your search on Aqua."

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Chip/Dale: “Yeah, they said that they need to have a talk about the book, so they’re waiting for you while drinking some tea.”

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Dale: "Anyway, message delivered, see ya."

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Chip: "Uh- that reminds me, we didn't mention the location did we-"

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Olaf: "I really want to meet Elsa soon. She seems like a very kind, compassionate, and overall good person."

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Anna:  "You know my sister?"

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Anna: "Stop it, put us down now!"

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Anna:  "Leave that snowman alone."

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Larxene: "I told you before, it's the New Seven Hearts."

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Lea: "A long time ago, there was a friend I only met once... he was kind of a weird guy."

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Marluxia: "That may cloud their pure light."

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Ienzo: "I'm just a student simply trying to decipher the mysteries of the heart, just like [I did] when I was human." (Note: He uses a soft and friendly language, indicating that he might actually be helping Sora for a more positive and friendlier reason.)

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Master Xehanort: "We will open the lock to the Keyblade War."

You can view and read about all the screenshots and renders released today in high definition here!

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12 minutes ago, FallenMemory said:

I'm not the only one who thinks Lea's strange friend that he met once is definitely Ventus right?

Who else would it be?

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Axe- Lea remembers Ventus?!!! WHAT?! I cannot WAIT to hear the rest of that conversation!! If he remembers what he looks like, I hope he says something about how roxas looked just like him or SOMETHING!!! SO MUCH HYPE!

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When I read the summary of Chip and Dale drinking tea, I had to laugh because it didn't mention a book at all. xD What a revelation!

It's great to see these translation. They don't reveal too much while still being somewhat revelant for the most part. Since they're ripped out of context, they're not even that much of a spoiler. I'm rather glad they chose to remain cryptic and hope it stays this way in the future, too.

I love seeing them hype up things but I guess most of us merely want a moderate amount of information that doesn't spoil too much of the important plot points.

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12 hours ago, Merilly said:

When I read the summary of Chip and Dale drinking tea, I had to laugh because it didn't mention a book at all. xD What a revelation!

 

I might have done that on purpose for a laugh 👀

Edited by Aquaberry

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8 hours ago, FallenMemory said:

I'm not the only one who thinks Lea's strange friend that he met once is definitely Ventus right?

Dude it was taking me awhile to figure out who the heck he was talking about. I should have just went to the comments section.

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KHInsider has a different translation of Ienzo's line which proves interesting: "I'm not the way I used to be, I'm not just seeking answers about the heart purely as a student."

We obviously don't have the full context, but it's something to keep in mind.

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Honestly, I'm actually glad that Lea remembers Ven. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside for some reason. 

21 minutes ago, Ultima Spark said:

KHInsider has a different translation of Ienzo's line which proves interesting: "I'm not the way I used to be, I'm not just seeking answers about the heart purely as a student."

We obviously don't have the full context, but it's something to keep in mind.

I know we don't know the full context, call me Captain Obvious, but something tells me Ienzo wouldn't want to go about discovering the mysteries of the heart the same inhumane and dangerous way all of Ansem's apprentices did before they became nobodies especially if Ienzo wants Ansem to forgive him. The translation could be something close to either or, but this translation gives me that feeling that he wants to make amends with Ansem slightly more than the other one. 

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This means that Lea and Riku are the only two [good guys] who have seen both Ventus and Roxas. Sora doesn't know what Ven looks like after all….

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1 hour ago, corfidbizna said:

This means that Lea and Riku are the only two [good guys] who have seen both Ventus and Roxas. Sora doesn't know what Ven looks like after all….

Sora never really saw Ven in his physical form (Even in DDD he probably wouldn't have been able to see himself turn into Ven), so I assume he doesn't know what he looks like. I always thought he would instantly know who he is when he meets him like he did with Roxas in the picture, but maybe or maybe not considering this is a little different. That's unless he can figure it out through connection alone. I'm wondering if he'll be smart enough, like Riku, to figure out that he isn't exactly Roxas when he first sees Ven's body. I don't even know if Riku has even been able to connect the dots and figure out that the second blond that looks like Roxas is actually Ven. It's like how Riku met Terra when he was younger and how he remembered him in DDD. He's heard his name already from Yen Sid, but I assume he hasn't associated it with the way Terra looks. Same deal with Aqua, if Sora and Riku remembered meeting her when they were little.

Dunno if it sounds like I'm reaching here or what. That's just my thoughts on the matter. 

Edited by ITzDarthLordRevan

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6 hours ago, Ultima Spark said:

KHInsider has a different translation of Ienzo's line which proves interesting: "I'm not the way I used to be, I'm not just seeking answers about the heart purely as a student."

We obviously don't have the full context, but it's something to keep in mind.

We did look at this one a few times, but we'll check once more to see whether it's correct or not. Thanks for telling us!

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When Ienzo said those lines, I was thinking about that cutscene from DDD where he and the other apprentices apart from Braig and Xehanort were laying on the floor of the lab.  I do wonder how the experiments played out.  Was it actually Xehanort manipulating the whole thing and using them as his guinea pigs?

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9 hours ago, Ultima Spark said:

KHInsider has a different translation of Ienzo's line which proves interesting: "I'm not the way I used to be, I'm not just seeking answers about the heart purely as a student."

We obviously don't have the full context, but it's something to keep in mind.

If he was truly only acting in academic research purposes alone, why bother helping Sora at all when he could still help Master Xehanort, know what I mean?

 

There's always been this mystery about Zexion/Ienzo ever since the original Chain of Memories, its like they are trying to hint at a bigger mystery surrounding him...I have a theory though I can't exactly call it a 100% one, more like a 5 or 10 percentage one at best.

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Ooh, thank you so much for this flood of awesome info, Aquaberry! :D

Ah, there's just so much to digest here! All these little hints and story snippets are driving me crazy! And Lea mentioned Ven! Not by name, though, but the whole "only met once" line is kinda obvious, right!? Gahhh, the hype is real!

We're so close, everyone! So close!

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On 12/14/2018 at 7:50 PM, Espio said:

Lenzo says "Just like when I was a human" does this mean he is still a nobody?

Probably not. He is just stating he was human a long time ago. He doesn't remember.

Edited by vimirandaa

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