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27 October 2009, 10:15 PM   #1
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Last edited by ‹Joli›, 27 October 2009
Yeah, that awesome new game is coming out for the PSP in the US like next year D: Wayyy
too long to wait >.>

Anyway, here's the trailer (:

Here's basicly what its about: (got from Wikipedia)

Birth by Sleep is a prequel to the first Kingdom Hearts game, taking place ten years
prior, and focusing on the story of three apprentices who wield Keyblades before the
series' main protagonist Sora could wield one. The game will take place in various
Disney-themed worlds both new and old, and will only partially reflect the time difference
between this game and the previous Kingdom Hearts games; for example, a younger Sora, Riku
and Kairi, but other characters like Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora retaining their age
from the first Kingdom Hearts.

The game's story focuses on the three main characters'—Terra, Ven, and Aqua—efforts to
find the missing Keyblade master, Master Xehanort. The story is split into three separate
scenarios each focusing on one of the character's efforts to locate Master Xehanort. While
the characters will be alone most of the time during their journey there will be times
when the characters' paths will cross. Nomura has stated that all three of the characters
are equally important storywise, with neither scenario being more important than the
other. The game will focus on several main themes such as Ven's identity and connection
with Sora as well as the mystery behind the memories of the original series' primary
villain, Xehanort. Each character's story will take about 15 hours, hence the total amount
of gameplay hours would be 45 hours (including deck-editing and retries) making Birth By
Sleep the longest game in the series to date


^^ From left to right its Aqua, Ven (Ventus) and Terra ^^

Here's the Characters:

Terra is a Strength Type. He is one of three apprentices under Master Erauqs who was sent
to seek out Master Xehanort when he disappeared one day. Terra wields a Keyblade with a
keychain and his name means "earth" in Latin. He is friendly with Ven, who saved his life
previously. He is believed to have succumbed to darkness for power under Maleficent's
influence similar to what occurred to Riku in Kingdom Hearts. He believes to bear a grudge
towards Master Xehanort as he believes that Master Xehanort had done something to his
heart. He is taking the Master Qualifcation Exam along with Aqua, if successful he would
become a Keyblade Master. 

Nicknamed "Ven", Ventus is a Speed Type, and is also one of the three apprentices sent to
seek out Master Xehanort. Ven also wields a Keyblade without a keychain and his name means
"wind" in Latin. When confronted with Master Xehanort in the Coliseum, Ven is unable to
recognize him. Ven's story will feel the closest to that of previous Kingdom Hearts games,
he is also very friendly and easily makes friends with the dwellers in the worlds he
visits. Out of the three apprentices, Ven is the only one who is currently not taking the
Master Qualification Exam as he is not ready yet. He became an apprentice of Master Eraqus
after Terra and Aqua, hence Master Eraqus believes that his skills are not refined enough
to take the exam. 
Ven bears a striking resemblance to Roxas, a character in Kingdom Hearts II. He appears to
have some sort of connection to Roxas and Sora as his attire is a mixture of theirs. Ven
makes a Cameo in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, when Xion, Axel, and Xigbar are on a mission
in wonderland. Xion turns against Xigbar and Xigbar views her as an image of Ven with the
Armour that Ven apperantly wears during combat. 

Aqua is a Magic Type. She is the last of the three apprentices sent to seek out Master
Xehanort; she is also the only female. She too wields a Keyblade with a keychain and her
name means "water" in Latin. During her journey she often meets up with both Terra and
Ven. Of the three apprentices, she is the most mature and serious about things. Despite
doing her best to stay calm and collected, she becomes emotional over Ven and Terra
easily. Her armor is seen in the Chamber of Repose below Hollow Bastion in Kingdom Hearts
II: Final Mix, visited often by Xemnas, who refers to it as belonging to a "friend". She
is taking the Master Qualifcation Exam along with Terra, if successful she would become a
Keyblade Master.
Aqua's outfit has also been altered three times as of October 2009; the outfit she was
wearing during the Tokyo Game Show 2009 was deemed as being too revealing by Nomura. This
is because when Aqua jumps in the air her entire back is exposed, hence Nomura is trying
to find a balance for the outfit without being too conservative or too revealing.

Mickey Mouse 
In Birth by Sleep, Mickey is training under Master Yen Sid in order to become a stronger
Keyblade Master and is accompanied by both Donald and Goofy.

Master Eraqus 
Master Eraqus is the dignified master of the three protagonists of the game: Terra, Ventus
and Aqua. He was described in Famitsu as being "the one who is keeping the power of light
alive in the world". He is one of the few "Keyblade Masters" in existence and quickly
realized that there was a problem with the Princesses of Heart. He orders his three
apprentices to go on a journey to save the world by locating the missing Master Xehanort.
His relation with Master Xehanort is similar to that of old classmates.
He first made an appearance in a trailer shown at the Tokyo Game Show 2009 and was
described by viewers as having a "samurai-like" appearance. He was previously thought not
to appear physically in the game with mentions of him by the protagonists. His appearance
and name was unveiled in the November edition of the Japanese gaming magazine, Famitsu,
his name is an anagram of "Square", the first name of the developer. He also bears a
striking resemblance to Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.

The Evil Characters (Antagonists):

Master Xehanort
Master Xehanort is currently considered to be the main antagonist of the game. He is one
of the few "Keyblade Masters" in existence along with Master Eraqus, he is believed to
have a relationship with Master Eraqus which is similar to that of old classmates. Both
Master Eraqus and Master Xehanort took the Master Qualification Exam at the same time,
both of them passed but Master Xehanort chose to travel the world while Master Eraqus
decided to stay behind. He is seen presiding over the Master Qualification Exam for Terra
and Aqua alongside Master Eraqus.
One day he and his apprentice disappeared and due to the threat of his disappearance,
Master Eraqus sent his three apprentices to seek out him. He also has a connection to
Xehanort's Heartless in the original Kingdom Hearts and wears the same clothes as he but
without the heartless emblem and a fully buttoned shirt. He is able to wield a Keyblade
with a keychain. His goal has yet to be revealed.

Vanitas is Master Xehanort's apprentice. He shares some similarities with Riku, wearing an
outfit very similar to Riku's Dark Mode, his blade looks similar to Riku's Soul Eater and
having a similar battle stance to him, although any connection between Vanitas and Riku is
currently unknown and unconfirmed. His name was officially unveiled in the November
edition of Japanese gaming magazine, Jump. His name, Vanitas, roughly means emptiness in

She is also a Disney antagonist of the game, her goal being to capture all beings with
hearts of pure light. She does this with the help of Terra, although her motive behind
this is unknown. She is often seen helping Terra, but fighting with both Ven and Aqua. She
is believed to have a part to play in Master Xehanort and his apprentice's disappearance.

-From Wikipedia

So yeah, just wanted to post this summary (: And can't wait for it to come out :o

28 October 2009, 11:43 PM   #2
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i seen pics of ven.

29 October 2009, 12:15 AM   #3
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Lol Ikr? xD
Yeah, he looks a lot like Roxas o.o

29 October 2009, 12:23 AM   #4
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weird. i bet i could somehow solve this. (ima very good at kh. own 358/2)

29 October 2009, 12:42 AM   #5
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Lucky! I really wanna get that game! D: But I want Birth By Sleep even more 
Lol Yea xD Maybe he's like Roxa's past self cuz Aqua looks a lot like Kairi and she could
be her past self.

I mean look:





29 October 2009, 12:44 AM   #6
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what about terra?

29 October 2009, 12:49 AM   #7
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Eh..... I really don't know who he looks like lol
He looks a lil like Sora but thats only the brown spiky hair.



29 October 2009, 01:02 AM   #8
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id say eyes and nose maybe

29 October 2009, 11:24 AM   #9
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also i think i may have seen parts of that video a year or 2 ago

29 October 2009, 04:37 PM   #10
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I'd say Terra is kinda like Leon :P

29 October 2009, 06:19 PM   #11
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@Happy Yeah, and they look like the main characters  (:
@Nio Ikr? :D Wouldn't be surprised if that was his dad, Birth By Sleep  takes place like
10 years before KH1 :o
I wanna call Leon 'Squall' and annoy him x)

29 October 2009, 08:39 PM   #12
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me too. thatd be fun

29 October 2009, 11:32 PM   #13
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Lol Yup, and Yuffie will be my bodyguard (she must have some power over him)

29 October 2009, 11:39 PM   #14
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lol. the only reason i kno them i mostly kh, but i have seen parts of the game.

30 October 2009, 12:00 AM    #15
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Ven doesn't look like Roxas, he IS Roxas. End of discussion.
Aqua is soooo pretty! She and Kairi (when she had short hair) remind me of Xion!

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