I was looking through the Royal Archives and encountered the following quote:
During Part 1: Shadows, we visit the Land of the Green Isles, and the enigmatic Dreamworld.
During Part 2, [The Two That Are One] we visit the lands of time, Astratos, The magical Endless Forest and Daventry Castle (Which we'll be able to explore completely)
During Part 3, Eternities, We visit Dreoria, the Land of Dragons, and the Maze of Infinity.
although we are always coming back and forth to different lands.
So apparently my previous statement that the original plan was to visit all the lands of the previous games was incorrect. Besides the Green Isles, the only other previous lands that we were going to revisit were Daventry Castle (in the middle part) and Kolyma (in the last part); all the other lands were to be new. And we would not even be visiting the entire realm of Daventry, but only the castle.
It would be nice to be able to see the troll bridge, the goat pen, and the ancient well in 3-D, but it appears that we'll never get to do that, unless TellTale games recreates Daventry in 3-D. I was looking forward to walking around Daventry in 3-D in KQ-8, but that Daventry bore no resemblance to the original. Perhaps we'll still be able to explore Daventry Castle, or at least a small part of it, in this game.
Since the wallpaper background to these forums pictures some sort of forest, I assume that we'll be able to visit the magical Endless Forest in episode 4.
That leaves us with Kolyma for episode 5 (and perhaps one or two other new places). Since KatieHal answered "Sort of" to my question, perhaps we'll be able to visit a part of Kolyma in a dream. That would be okay so long as we can walk around there at leisure and not have to rush through an arcade sequence. Since most of Kolyma is simply generic forest, there would be no point in recreating it. Revisiting grandma's house would be pointless. I doubt that there would be any reason to return to the chapel. We might perhaps return to the antique shop if Pandora's box has been placed there. Perhaps there would be some reason to return to Dracula's castle. But, most likely, if we return to Kolyma in a dream, it will be to visit the house where Valanice grew up.
Then there is the possibility that grandma's house is
the house where Valanice grew up. But if Valanice believes that she grew up with her parents, and her mother is Graham's grandmother, then that would make Valanice Graham's mother, or, more likely, his aunt. If this is her dark secret, then learning that Mananan is her real father would release her from this. KatieHal did promise us that the game would not go Oedipal, and, although this would be reverse-Oedipal, I don't think that the game will go this way. Rather, I think the game will most likely end with a visit to Valanice's childhood home which is distinct from grandma's house, perhaps in a dream, to resolve any conflicts left over from her childhood.
EDIT: I just realized that the grandma in KQ2 was Little Red Riding Hood's grandma, not Graham's grandma. So please disregard what I wrote about Valanice being Graham's mother.
One final prediction before episode 4 comes out: Episode 4 will be entitled "‘Tis In My Memory Locked. And You Yourself Shall Hold The Key Of It." My prediction is that
otherwise, that entire sequence will have been useless.