A video shared on YouTube explores some of the inaccessible and unfinished environments and cutscenes from the original Kingdom Hearts game.
A YouTube video revealing previously unknown secrets regarding the original Kingdom Hearts exploring previously inaccessible or unshown environments and cutscene areas was recently released. Game developers of all genres often use camera tricks and map borders to hide things they don’t want the player to see, and Kingdom Hearts is no different. It took a while, but this video shares some interesting details about what Square has hidden in Kingdom Hearts where players couldn’t see.
What makes uncovering these secrets particularly exciting is that Square has already packed Kingdom Hearts full of hidden details and Easter eggs to discover. There’s a secret hole in a wall that can be opened in the Destiny Islands, a secret Gummi ship to talk to Geppetto in Traverse Town, treasure chests in the Olympus Colosseum to launch Blizzaga in a special location, and many, many more secrets to find in Kingdom Hearts. This begs the question of what else Square might be hiding.
YouTuber Shesez makes a series of videos in which they push the boundaries of video games and Kingdom Hearts is their latest target. In the video, they explore beyond the scope of what Kingdom Hearts‘ cameras show in various environments and cutscenes. Most of the clips in the video show developer tricks for moving characters during cutscenes.
There’s a particularly interesting sequence showing Sora’s room in more detail. Sora’s room is only featured in a cutscene and is never used in the game otherwise. As such, much of the scene isn’t visible apart from breaking the game like this. The video shows various toys in the room, paintings of Sora’s friends, and a variety of other oddities. For Sora fans, the additional details may provide additional insight into his character.
What’s particularly exciting about the video, however, is how it showcases the magic of game development. Kingdom Hearts‘ the developers will bend character models in weird ways, take objects that are no longer on camera and drop them into space, and even copy entire rooms with a small change just to avoid animating something just to make a cutscene easier to do. It’s fun to imagine developers collaborating on the easiest and fastest ways to achieve their goals.
Overall, the Kingdom Hearts the video doesn’t necessarily reveal anything too crazy or surprising. Kingdom Hearts has been available for over twenty years now, after all. Most of its secrets have been held or hacked long before now. The most of Kingdom Hearts“Easter eggs have been discovered. Still, it’s great to revisit the game and see it in a new way. The work that Square has put in Kingdom Hearts is easy to appreciate even now.
Kingdom Hearts is available now via the HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX collection on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One.
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