Thanks to FF7AC Reunion for typing up the transcript of the interview with Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura featured in the special DKΣ3713 edition of Famitsu PS3 magazine. Apparently these interviews were the only focus on Kingdom Hearts featured in the special magazine, the majority of it relating to Final Fantasy XIII. Please do not repost without crediting to Heartstation.
—About the line, “their torment has been lessened”; whenever a mission is completed, does that wound heal?
Tabata: It’s not as simple as that.
Nomura: When you advance to the next stage, a movie event is shown. I think the beginning of the latest trailer reflected it, the lines “A forbidden secret――” are connected to it. Though it is on the mobile phone, it’s not to be taken lightly. The contents of it’s story draw near to the conviction of the series.
—Are it’s contents connected to the future of the Kingdom Hearts series?
Nomura: That’s right. It’s in a position similar to how Chain of Memories was. I think if you can play it, you’ll recognize it draws upon the mysteries of the entire series.
—What kind of story will it become?
Nomura: “Their torment has been lessened” is the foundation of the story, and the “forbidden secret” is connected to it.
—Being made from the data of Jiminy’s Journal, will it relive the first Kingdom Hearts?
Nomura: Even though it advances according to the story of Kingdom Hearts, the stages are different and each one slowly approaches the “forbidden secret”. Why did someone leave a message in the Jiminy Journal? The story will solve this mystery.
—Is there a connection to 358/2 Days and Birth by Sleep?
Nomura: Yes, they link in various ways.
—The arrow commands were revealed publicly, it seems the game could be played with only one hand?
Tabata: Now one can enjoy Kingdom Hearts quality gaming with the input buttons of their mobile phone, this will lead to other elements.
Nomura: Since the contents of mobile phone software has become outstanding, please anticipate this game.