A portion of an OSV interview with director Tetsuya Nomura…
OSV: You seem to have a preference in using Yoko Shimomura to do the soundtrack for your games. What is it that draws you to her music?
Nomura: Shimomura is a great person and obviously I think her music is amazing. But I find that she takes too long to finish the music, and I have to ask her to speed up the process (laughs).
OSV: Will she return to compose for the new Kingdom Hearts 3DS?
Nomura: You can be assured that Shimomura will indeed come back to score Kingdom Hearts 3DS. Other than that I can’t share any details about the game yet.