Some voice actors can’t wait to reveal what they’re working on even before the title gets announced. This is the case with Phil Snyder who confirmed on his site that he’s doing the voice of Jimmy Cricket in Kingdom Hearts… Recoded. Nomura’s Kingdom Hearts announcement for E3 2010?
On May 19th Phil took over as the voice of Jiminy Cricket for Disney Character Voices. The first project was “Kingdom Hearts Recoded.” Kingdom Hearts is an ongoing video game series produced in partnership with Japanese publisher Square Enix, who are best known for the Final Fantasy series. Click on his name to view cut-scene footage containing the late Eddie Carroll’s work as Jiminy.
Nomura earlier revealed that a new Kingdom Hearts title will be announced at E3 in an interview with GameInformer. Unfortunately, the true figure of Final Fantasy Versus will be hidden in the sleep for a little longer.
Q: Are there any hints you can provide about these new games?
A: Hints would give away too much, and for Kingdom Hearts we’re contractually obligated to keep any information that has not been official released under wraps. However, I can say one of the two projects mentioned above came into existence because we wanted to do something for the North American fans, so we’ll be announcing it at E3.
Q: Final Fantasy Versus XIII is your current primary project. How is it coming along?
A: Development is progressing smoothly, but starting with E3 and through winter, there are a number of titles I am involved in that will be announced. And of course, the company as a whole has many upcoming projects, so we’ll take it one step at a time. We do have plans to officially showcase the title at a certain point.