Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Originally PS2-Bound
It's a damn good reason to own a PSP but did you realize it was originally slated to come to the PS2?
That's right, according to Kingdom Hearts Union citing the next issue of Famitsu Weekly, Square-Enix was ready to put Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep on the PS2 but in the midst of everything, "the request for Chain of Memories came." Yeah, well, we reviewed Chain of Memories and were none too impressed with it, so we're guessing fans of the franchise would've preferred Birth by Sleep, which looks great. According to the interview in the weekly publication, the developers faced definite crunch time:
"There wasn’t even a year until the development deadline. There was an incredibly absurd amount of planning and action, we thought preparing the new components would be impossible, but when the development ended, everything was included and nothing was cut out."
Towards the end of the interview, it seems they want to do "the best they can" with the next title, which certainly implies Kingdom Hearts III for the PS3 could be in the works. It has been one of the most requested projects of this generation and every time we hear any mention of a new KH game, everyone automatically hopes for a true next-gen iteration. But even so, wouldn't it have been nice to have another KH on the PS2? Or would you rather it be on the PSP...? Maybe the portable gamers are all sorts of happy.
Related Game(s): Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
2/9/2010 9:41:35 PM John Shepard