Kingdom Hearts 3 Visual Style to Remain Unchanged
Conversing with director Tetsuya Nomura, Famitsu magazine culled some tidbits of the forthcoming Kingdom Hearts 3. Essentially, clarifying the visual style of the game. Nomura recalled events that led the team to eschew a more realistic approach, in favor of tradition.
"We spent a while figuring out what direction to take KH's visuals in the next generation. Should we go for a more realistic look like in recent projects, or try something else? Along the way, we remembered that these KH characters were originally paintbrush art from Disney productions, a texture that was one of our original aims, and that it was time to return to that. So, the chief creative director Takeshi Nozue went through a series of tests, and the results are the visuals that we refer to in the team as the Kingdom Shader. It may look like a pretty drastic change, but I see it as a rich evolution of everything we've shown you up to now," Nomura said.
The latest Kingdom Hearts game will release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.