Twitter user @Blorp325 recently shared interesting Kingdom Hearts II trivia and concept art that prompted us to dig into the original game’s Ultimania ourselves and check it out. We also found other cool pieces of information that we may discuss, but the bit by Blorp is what we’ll focus on right now.
The end of the Ultimania shows early concept forms of Final Form (page 715) that didn’t make it into the final game.
Our team’s Ryuji translated segments of the comments with these images:
Final Form 1-2 (Left and Right): The left side shows two Keyblades thrust into the ground, with Sora’s model leaning forward. On the right side, a bolt of lightning courses between the Keyblades’ tips as Sora holds them in both hands.
Final Form 3: Next is a proposal in which the two Keyblades, which are conjoined, are held in the back of Sora’s hand.
You can view both of these images below:
For reference, the finalized iteration of Final Form is viewable below:
The third concept of Final Form in the Ultimania is pretty cool, almost making me wish we got that instead of what was ultimately implemented. Hopefully, we’ll see this in Kingdom Hearts IV or another title.
In Kingdom Hearts IV, Sora is in Quadratum with Strelitzia, a prominent character from Kingdom Hearts Union χ. This setting is an afterworld for the two characters following their tragic fates.
Additionally, this new saga has been titled the Lost Master Arc. Further, some combat footage was showcased, with Sora performing Keyblade transformations against a giant entity that seems to be a Heartless? We don’t know for sure.
“The heart resides within the soul, which in turn is guided by fate to its rightful place” is a crucial phrase used at the start of this trailer for the upcoming mainline game.
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