However, Kingdom Hearts is a franchise that has yet to abandon me to perpetual delays. Famitsu recently put out some new scans, and the awesome folks at Kingdom Hearts Insider went through the trouble of translating and replacing the text. Thank you. Thank you very much.
Notice the inclusion of Zack Fair from Final Fantasy VII mythos. I can only add that it seems highly appropriate to for the prequel hero of FF VII to join the KH prequel.
Kairi! The female love interest/object of mystery appears in this game. Mickey states that she is being hunted by the "Unverse." No data as to who or what that is, but given Kairi's age, this places the story relatively close (10'ish years) to KH.
Description of D-link combinations: Similar to the combination attacks of KH2. The player can situationally emulate friends who are far away. The girl keyblade weilder, for instance, can merge with King Mickey and become a magic wielding wizard similar to Fantasia Mickey.
Description of Multiplayer! the game will support both co-op and competitive missions. The player will be a knight similar to those from the Deep Dive movie from KH2 and will actually be able to learn D-link combination moves from their friends. If used, the next time you play with that friend, they recieve a "huge" bonus of exp as a reward for helping you.
Well, Japan gets the game next month, and here's hoping that Jesse McCarthy's twitter about a US dub is true.