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Kingdom Hearts III launch update plans

Nov 1, 2017
472
Miami, FL
#51
Epilogue the day after both releases, but the secret ending on the 31st for all regions? Doesn't really give the global audience enough time to naturally get it if the parameters for unlocking it go beyond "beat the game".
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,513
#60
Not everyone in the world will be able to be taken care of and made happy. There’s no great way of combating leaks and spoilers, and this is a new idea and attempt. And lets face it, the main market and target audience for all these major games have internet in some way. Unfortunate for those that don’t, but unfortunately not everyone can be taken care of, and they are not in the target audience.someones always going to be left behind.
This is some straight up bs. I used to live in a country where internet wasn't that great and Im a big KH fan since 2002. If i was still living there you're telling me im not the target audience because im living there.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,044
#63
Why? Every single game nowadays has day one patches.
So if I were to play this in 15 years or whatever without HDD data, I wouldn't have the ending on the disc and the download server may not exist. that's not ok to me.

I don't mind bugfixes and extras being DLC, but the ending of the game being that way is kinda a nono to me
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,017
#64
Like I already said, removing the epilogue and secret ending isn't going to stop spoilers from happening when the rest of the game is on there, so acting like this actually solves anything besides satisfying people who think a post game ending is the only thing that matters is silly and makes people have to waste their time and bandwidth downloading stuff that should just be on the disc to begin with.
Straight up. Its going to happen anyways. Not understanding why people think its a solution
 
May 19, 2018
174
#65
This is some straight up bs. I used to live in a country where internet wasn't that great and Im a big KH fan since 2002. If i was still living there you're telling me im not the target audience because im living there.
Honest question.

What country in 2019 that sells the newest video games in stores doesn't have good enough internet that you can't download a 400 mb patch?
 

PlanetSmasher

The Abominable Showman
Member
Oct 25, 2017
20,395
#68
So if I were to play this in 15 years or whatever without HDD data, I wouldn't have the ending on the disc and the download server may not exist. that's not ok to me.

I don't mind bugfixes and extras being DLC, but the ending of the game being that way is kinda a nono to me
The ending is on the disc. The secret ending is the trailer for the next game. Nomura is just weirdly attached to using the words “secret ending” for “video that is not at all mandatory for the main game and teases the next one”.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,731
#69
So if I were to play this in 15 years or whatever without HDD data, I wouldn't have the ending on the disc and the download server may not exist. that's not ok to me.

I don't mind bugfixes and extras being DLC, but the ending of the game being that way is kinda a nono to me
The ending does exist in the game and on the disc. It’s the teaser for the next game that you won’t have access to. It’s not like Spyro where you’d only have access to one out of three games, you’d just be missing a maybe 3 minute clip.
 
May 19, 2018
174
#70
So if I were to play this in 15 years or whatever without HDD data, I wouldn't have the ending on the disc and the download server may not exist. that's not ok to me.

I don't mind bugfixes and extras being DLC, but the ending of the game being that way is kinda a nono to me
It's not 'the ending' that is missing. The ending is still in the game. You won't see the teaser for KH4. A game that will be released within 15 years (probably :p) so you'll be fine.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,044
#71
The ending is on the disc. The secret ending is the trailer for the next game. Nomura is just weirdly attached to using the words “secret ending” for “video that is not at all mandatory for the main game and teases the next one”.
Op says Epilogue and trailer, or am I getting confused here?
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,752
#76
So if I were to play this in 15 years or whatever without HDD data, I wouldn't have the ending on the disc and the download server may not exist. that's not ok to me.

I don't mind bugfixes and extras being DLC, but the ending of the game being that way is kinda a nono to me
It's just videos, if that worst case scenario were to happen you can just YouTube it
 
Oct 30, 2017
308
#78
So if I were to play this in 15 years or whatever without HDD data, I wouldn't have the ending on the disc and the download server may not exist. that's not ok to me.

I don't mind bugfixes and extras being DLC, but the ending of the game being that way is kinda a nono to me
Sorry to ask you this but are you familiar with the franchise?
The movies that they will add is not the ending.The game has an ending in the disc.
These movies are after credits scenes that tease the next entry.You can view it as a teaser trailer for KH4.
it's very similar to the after credits scenes in Marvel movies.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,513
#79
Honest question.

What country in 2019 that sells the newest video games in stores doesn't have good enough internet that you can't download a 400 mb patch?
That's the thing they dont sell the newest games in stores. WE gotta get them from abroad.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,044
#80
Ending
Epilogue
Secret Ending

are 3 separate things in Kingdom Hearts
The epilogue is not the ending. The game has an ending. The epilogue is bonus content and the secret ending is the trailer for whatever the series is doing next.
The OP doesn’t include the additional information:

“The main game allows players to proceed to and view the ending without the need for an internet connection.”
right, thanks.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
1,860
Scotland, UK
#84
31 jan? But what if i beat it earlier? Cuz aint got time for sleep when the game i waited a decade for comes out.
You waited a decade, whats 1 or 2 more days?
I'm pissed that we still do not know their plans for DLC. I like to know before buying the game.
Unfortunately all we know is it won't involve a season pass. Id expect information on this around the release date or shortly after.
I’m sort of disappointed that the epilogue will be online by the time the game releases outside of Japan. Seems like that’s the only region that they’re really concerned with when it comes to the epilogue being spoiled.

I guess it comes down to the game not having a simultaneous worldwide release, but it still sucks.
Ironic considering how much Japan don't care about spoilers.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,399
#85
I’m sort of disappointed that the epilogue will be online by the time the game releases outside of Japan. Seems like that’s the only region that they’re really concerned with when it comes to the epilogue being spoiled.

I guess it comes down to the game not having a simultaneous worldwide release, but it still sucks.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,044
#86
Sorry to ask you this but are you familiar with the franchise?
The movies that they will add is not the ending.The game has an ending in the disc.
These movies are after credits scenes that tease the next entry.You can view it as a teaser trailer for KH4.
it's very similar to the after credits scenes in Marvel movies.
I haven't played a KH game since the PS2.
 
May 19, 2018
174
#87
I'm pissed that we still do not know their plans for DLC. I like to know before buying the game.
I am guessing we won't hear anything about DLC for at least 2 months after release. There is no chance that they will announce something in the coming weeks.
 
OP
OP
Xenosaga
Oct 27, 2017
3,806
#89
The OP doesn’t include the additional information:

“The main game allows players to proceed to and view the ending without the need for an internet connection.”
added that part in the OP hopefully less people get confused about the Epilogue part.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,860
Scotland, UK
#93
The epilogue isn't. An epilogue is part of a story.
ehhh if it was an essential part of the story in KH3 it would have stayed on the disk. The game can likely be played start to finish without the impressions something has been removed at the end (unless you are aware of the epilogue already)
What do you mean by “save the day”?
Ignore the terrible thread derail attempt.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,014
#94
hmm secret ending being locked again makes me wonder if I should play the game on proud instead of my planned Normal(1st Run)/Critical (2nd run). I don't think I've ever seen a secret ending of a kh game first on my TV as opposed to some random youtube channel. hmmmm
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,044
#97
Then I'm not sure why you even care so much about how easy it will be to see the ending for a game that you're not even going to be invested in the story will be.
Because it wouldn't have been a complete game I could go back and play 10 years later?
Like, you know, KH1 and KH2 are? I could go play them right now on my PS2 or rip the discs and play on an emulator.

Obviously I was mistaken, but since your hypothetical is that I was not and the ending was missing, I would have thought the issue didn't need explaining.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,674
#99
Memory archive is just a summary of the overall story of kh series prior to the events in kh3
Honestly, I may end up buying the game if this is a solid enough explanation of the overall story. I want to play KH3 but don't want to play all the games leading up to it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,011
Because it wouldn't have been a complete game I could go back and play 10 years later?
Like, you know, KH1 and KH2 are? I could go play them right now on my PS2 or rip the discs and play on an emulator.

Obviously I was mistaken, but since your hypothetical is that I was not and the ending was missing, I would have thought the issue didn't need explaining.
I would point out that if you go back and play Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 on the PS2, they're not actually complete games by this same standard, because of the secret endings added with the final mixes (as well as other story content and optional boss fights).

Playing Kingdom Hearts 3 in 15 years on a fresh install with no internet access will be just like playing 1 or 2 based on the original PS2 versions. It will get you everything that was on the disc at launch, but you'll be missing on the extra story content and balance fixes.