Monday, September 7, 2009

Pinocchio's Last Lie?

"Oh, boy! I'm gonna be in the next Kingdom Hearts game!" *zonk!* "...Uh-oh... my nose just grew an inch. Does that mean I told a lie?"

To coincide with my last post on Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is the debate on the appearance of Pinocchio and his own world. According to sources, Pinocchio was to appear in the game as a real boy due to a scene in the ending of Kingdom Hearts, but got removed most likely due to data restrictions. After all, a LOT has been programmed in this epic new game, so that reason wouldn't be a surprise. And yet, a few sources, including Nintendo Power and BradyGames suggest that Pinocchio and his world are to appear in the game's international release. Who's gonna prove that? Much as fans would like this to be true, probably due to his popularity, at this stage, it is difficult to believe. Sorry, fans, but don't get your hopes up for the adorable wooden puppet, even if he touched us all.

According to the game's Japanese ROM, sprites of Pinocchio, Geppetto, Foulfellow, and Gideon were found, meaning that while they were programmed, they were never used. Apparently, the world had been scrapped while it was in production. Is there still hope for this long-lost cast to appear in a future release? At this stage, only time will tell...

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