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August 9th, 2011, 22:51
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Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (http://www.joystiq.com/game/kingdom-hearts-3d-dream-drop-distance) will finally make its hands-on debut at the Tokyo Game Show later this fall -- but does that news really do anything for you? In the latest issue of Japanese gaming mag Dengeki PlayStation (as translated byAndriasang (http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/08/09/nomura_on_kingdom_hearts/)), Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura explained that it's becoming difficult to get new players into the series with each new iteration. We get the hesitation -- we've played all the Kingdom Hearts games, and still can't follow a majority of their plots.

Nomura mentioned a plan to help bring new players into the fold: As a celebration of the franchise's 10th anniversary, he hopes to release an "HD technical test" of the series. Could that mean remakes of the first two, past-gen games? Maybe a teaser trailer similar to that of Final Fantasy VII HD (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/02/20/kitase-final-fantasy-vii-remake-unrealistic-would-take-too-l/) which Square Enix will undoubtedly never follow up on? We'll try to squeeze some answers out of those lollygaggersduring TGS next month.