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Posted 6/26/08 , edited 6/26/08
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (キングダムハーツ バース バイ スリープ, Kingudamu Hātsu Bāsu bai Surīpu?) is an upcoming action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation Portable. It is an installment in the best-selling Kingdom Hearts series that focuses on Terra, Ven, and Aqua, characters briefly featured in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. Many previously unexplained elements from the original Kingdom Hearts trilogy are present. The game was announced at the 2007 Tokyo Game Show. Currently the title is only confirmed for a Japanese release, though Square has plans for releases in other territories.
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Gameplay

Birth by Sleep is a single player action role-playing game which features melee combat. The game is believed to have a gameplay similar to the style of the previous games in the series, particularly to Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories in that card decks will be used. The game will be divided into three scenarios, with each scenario having different styles of gameplay based on the personalities and abilities of the three main characters; Terra, Aqua and Ven. Game director Tetsuya Nomura has mentioned players can play from any of the three scenarios and possibly stop mid-way through one scenario to begin another. The developers plan to add multiplayer components and a new character growth system.
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Plot

wiki - Birth by Sleep is a prequel to the Kingdom Hearts series, taking place ten years before the events of the original game and focusing on the story of Keyblade masters before the series' main protagonist Sora. Nomura has stated though there are three scenarios, there is not one singularly important scenario or character, but the main theme is Ven's identity. The story was speculated early on to be connected to the unlockable trailers at the end of Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. Nomura has since confirmed a connection to the trailers. The story revolves around three Keyblade apprentices in search of a missing Keyblade master, Master Xehanort, and his apprentice. Their disappearance foreshadows a great disaster. The game will take place in various Disney-themed worlds, both new and old, and will reflect the time difference between this game and the previous Kingdom Hearts games; for example, a young Hercules in the Coliseum.

ign - It was an awakening that would signal the beginning of the Kingdom Hearts saga. Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep is the tale of a new trio of heroes, told across three scenarios utilizing the groundbreaking technology of the PSP. Exciting new features are introduced on top of the traditional controls, game system, and visual style of its predecessors.

The Keyblade is said to hold phenomenal power. One legend says its wielder saved the world, while another says that he wrought chaos and ruin upon it.
—From Ansem's Report (KINGDOM HEARTS)

Long before Sora took up the Keyblade, there were other Keyblade masters. One of these masters, Xehanort, disappeared one day along with his apprentice. This event proved to be a foreshadowing of great disaster to come. Aware of the threat, another master ordered his three apprentices to seek out Xehanort and his cohort.
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Characters

Like previous Kingdom Hearts titles, Birth by Sleep will feature numerous Disney characters. In addition to original characters Terra, Aqua and Ven, confirmed characters include King Mickey, Donald Duck, Goofy, young Sora and Riku, Hercules, Maleficent, Yen Sid, Cinderella, Aladdin, and Master Xehanort and his apprentice. The game will also introduce a new type of enemy different from the Heartless and Nobodies.
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Development

Created for the PlayStation Portable, Birth by Sleep is being directed by Tetsuya Nomura and co-directed by Tai Yasue. In 2007, Nomura mentioned he wanted to do a spin-off Kingdom Hearts game on a mobile platform and wanted the game to play slightly different than other titles in the series. Birth by Sleep is named after the unlockable trailer at the end of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. It was announced alongside Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts coded at the Tokyo Game Show on September 20, 2007. A trailer was shown in the Square Enix Closed Mega Theater, a photo-prohibited theater presenting 40 minutes of trailers. A new trailer was shown at the 2008 Jump Festa in December 2007.

Birth by Sleep is being developed by the same team as Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, and will use the same graphical engine as Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. Development of the game began before the release of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+. The plot was completed, but development was halted due to development of Re:Chain of Memories. The development team plans to make use of the PSP functions and is considering either co-operative or competitive multiplayer gameplay. Of the three new games announced, Birth by Sleep was the first one to begin development, though Nomura speculates it will be the last one released.
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Posted 6/26/08
yea i made a birth by sleep topic myself the other day tryin to figure out the link between this zehanort ond the khs one. i would put a link but im not sure how
Posted 6/26/08

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yea i made a birth by sleep topic myself the other day tryin to figure out the link between this zehanort ond the khs one. i would put a link but im not sure how


Maybe this Xenahort is the father of the one in the main series. I dunno, maybe.
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zen_music wrote:


GunbladeMasterZ wrote:

yea i made a birth by sleep topic myself the other day tryin to figure out the link between this zehanort ond the khs one. i would put a link but im not sure how


Maybe this Xenahort is the father of the one in the main series. I dunno, maybe.


that could be true because he did lose his memory or he could be the elusive apprentice
Posted 6/26/08

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zen_music wrote:


GunbladeMasterZ wrote:

yea i made a birth by sleep topic myself the other day tryin to figure out the link between this zehanort ond the khs one. i would put a link but im not sure how


Maybe this Xenahort is the father of the one in the main series. I dunno, maybe.


that could be true because he did lose his memory or he could be the elusive apprentice


Theres a lot of speculation behind this, and a lot of interesting theories out there. I don't know what to believe though. This may sound like a contradicting question, but are there any reliable websites that talks about this stuff?
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zen_music wrote:


GunbladeMasterZ wrote:


zen_music wrote:


GunbladeMasterZ wrote:

yea i made a birth by sleep topic myself the other day tryin to figure out the link between this zehanort ond the khs one. i would put a link but im not sure how


Maybe this Xenahort is the father of the one in the main series. I dunno, maybe.


that could be true because he did lose his memory or he could be the elusive apprentice


Theres a lot of speculation behind this, and a lot of interesting theories out there. I don't know what to believe though. This may sound like a contradicting question, but are there any reliable websites that talks about this stuff?


dont know how reliable the forum topics are but this site tends to get a lot of good info

www.kingdomhearts3.net
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Lol, Young Sora and Riku appearance, this game is going to be totally epic. If it was 10 years ago, won't that make Hercules, TEEN Hercules instead? Well whatever, I won't sweat the small stuff, point is I cried myself to sleep for weeks on end, when it seemed liek KHII was the end of it all (Then i got the secret ending and felt a little bit stupid), it doesn't need Sora to be an epic KH game, in fact if anything this one looks better, much darker I'll say, that along with 358/2 days and I'm not leaving my room for a week...Well i might, but I'm taking my PSP and DS with me. >_>
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the game looks insane HOHO ^_^
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cool~ is that Ven that looks like Roxas? So, the main character is Terra? Ooooh... why should it be in PSP?? I dun own one... T_T
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Man... Kingdom Hearts sure is branching out! I wish they were playable on the consoles i own though...
Posted 7/6/08
a portable version... THATS GREAT i enjoyed Chains of memories... it was a GREAT game!
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ven is said to be sora's dad though.
Posted 7/19/08
THIS GAME IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 7/19/08 , edited 7/19/08

TS_sasuke wrote:

ven is said to be sora's dad though.


It's possible, they do look alike. But, what's up with the ven and roxas similarities? Also if you compare a face (front) profile of both Aqua and Kairi, their facial features are pretty similar...
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Posted 7/19/08 , edited 7/19/08

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TS_sasuke wrote:

ven is said to be sora's dad though.


It's possible, they do look alike. But, what's up with the ven and roxas similarities? Also if you compare a face (front) profile of both Aqua and Kairi, their facial features are pretty similar...

well, aqua terra and ven are all related to at least 1 or more characters that have already been introduced in the first kh games
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