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In the latest issue of Game Informer, Kimberley Wallace wrote a feature giving a summary of information of Kingdom Hearts III from interviews held after the Toy Story trailer reveal at D23 Expo 2017.

The feature includes comments made by series director Tetsuya Nomura during his interview with Game Informer published in July. While talking about the Toy Story trailer, Nomura discussed the plot and gameplay of the Toy Story level and the return of Gummi Ships.

The second part of the feature includes unpublished answers from Game Informer’s interview with Nomura, where he expressed the production team’s enthusiasm in using current-generation technology in Kingdom Hearts III.

“With Kingdom Hearts III, I feel like we were able to recreate the world of the original CG film pieces close to its original quality in terms of its graphics and the look of the different worlds. Up until then, we created the worlds so that it looks like it is a stylized Kingdom Hearts world, but now with Kingdom Hearts III, we were able to depict the world of the original film close to its original form as possible.”

“The staff members on our development team always want to try something new, so even with previously introduced mechanics, they always try to make it their own or tweak it. Even if it is small or minor, we customize it so it’s for Kingdom Hearts III.”


Nomura talked once again about Athletic Flow, the parkour-like mechanics showcased in Kingdom Hearts III trailers that allows Sora to interact with the environment. He also hinted at the return of Aqua, Terra, Ventus, and Roxas.

“There was some feedback that it [Flowmotion in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance] was too free and hard to manage, maybe because the title was on a handheld device. So I wanted to make it so that there’s the ability to control it properly. It’s basically revamped and introduced as a new mechanic in Kingdom Hearts III. You’ll be utilizing the environment to propel yourself to an area that you’re not normally able to go to, or again, running up the cliff during battle. Those can be expected in each of the different worlds you’ll be traversing through.

“The motivation for Sora and his allies’ journey in Kingdom Hearts III is to help those people who met a tragic ending such as Terra, Ventus, Aqua, and Roxas, and to rescue them from that tragedy. How they relate to the narrative, and if we were to reveal any sort of information about that, it would probably spoil everything.”


You can read more about Atheletic Flow and Roxas’s return in Nomura’s previous interview with IGN.

The first two pages of the article can be previewed below. Thanks to KH13 community member Alexandra Risner for the scans.

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If you would like to read the full feature, you can purchase a digital copy of this issue here.

Have you read the feature yet? What do you make of the world of Toy Story, Athletic Flow, and seeing Roxas and the "Wayfinder trio" again? Let us know in the comments!

As of August 10th at 15:00 JST, ten new story quests have been added to the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross]. These quests focus on a trip to the beach with the player and their friends and include the reveal of the anticipated fifth Union Leader--a girl, Strelitzia, whose fate has begun to move.

Footage and translations will be made available as soon as possible.

UPDATE 1: Untranslated footage, courtesy of Everglow, can be viewed below:


UPDATE 2: Translated footage is now available, courtesy of Everglow. It can be viewed below:


CaféReo has revealed various Kingdom Hearts badges in a collection that's appropriately named the "Kingdom Hearts Badge Collection." They are in the iconic stained glass designs, and they will be releasing in October 2017 for Japan. Each individual badge will be available to purchase for 600 yen ($5.46 USD), and you can purchase all 13 of the badges in a box set for 7,800 yen ($70.93 USD).

When it launches, it will be available to purchase at the official online CaféReo Partner Shop, nationwide anime goods and hobby shops, mass retailers, and major online shops.

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The badges are approximately 75 x 75mm each.

Recently, Kingdom Hearts acrylic charms and badges have been announced for pre-order on AmiAmi. You can check those out here.

Thanks to @aibo_ac7 on Twitter for the tip!

UPDATE: The Kingdom Hearts Badge Collection is now available to pre-order on the official Japanese Square Enix e-Store for 8,424 yen ($77.12 USD). It'll be released on October 7, 2017.

Rubie's Japan Costume Collection have recently advertised the arrival of two costumes inspired by Kingdom Hearts. The first is Mickey Mouse in his "King Mickey" attire, and the second is a Donald Duck costume inspired by his recurring Kingdom Hearts outfit. Both costumes have been advertised as "female versions."

They are planned for a late August arrival.

Pre-orders for the King Mickey costume are available here.

Pre-orders for the Donald Duck costume are available here.

Advertised information about the costumes can be found below, along with pictures. Translations are courtesy of KH13 staff members Mio-chan and soraspromise.

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King Mickey female version:

Price: 9,050 yen (tax included)

Size:
Top length 65cm
Shoulder width 40cm
Width 48cm
Sleeve length 30cm
Pants length 72cm
Waist (rubber) 64~90cm
Inseam 40cm
Glove length 18cm.

Mickey Mouse’s costume from the popular game « Kingdom Hearts » makes its appearance.

In Kingdom Hearts, Mickey is a kind king with a strong sense of justice.

You can casually wear this clothing to catch the attention with its fantasy details.

Its big zippers are the focus.

The set includes: a top, pants, a headband, and gloves.

Donald Kingdom Hearts female version:

Price: 9,698 yen (tax included)

Size:
Top length 57cm (total length 75cm)
Shoulder width 54cm
Width 53cm
Sleeve length 35cm
Pants length 43cm
Waist (rubber) 64~90cm
Hat circumference 54 x length 43cm

Donald Duck’s costume from the popular game « Kingdom Hearts ».

In Kingdom Hearts, Donald is a cute wizard with a short-temper ☆

The cute and comfy pants is a form that is true to the world of the game.

The set includes: a top, pants and a hat.


Recently, Sora and Kairi costumes have been announced for pre-order from Spencer's and their sister brand Spirit Halloween, due to be shipped on or before September 15, 2017.

Will you be pre-ordering these costumes? Or would you rather make them yourselves? Let us know in the comments below!

KHIsland, in conjunction with FFDream, Finaland, Gamergen, and Gamersflag, have conducted an interview with Kingdom Hearts series executive producer Shinji Hashimoto at MAGIC 2017. During the interview, Hashimoto talked about topics such as the relationship between Disney, whether Marvel Entertainment could have an impact on Kingdom Hearts III, the possibility of adding multiplayer mode in the upcoming game, and communication with fans.

Below you can read extracts of the interview related to Kingdom Hearts. The full interview can be read here in French.

Translations have been provided by KH13 staff member Mio–chan.

― Will the partnership between Square Enix and Marvel Entertainment have an impact on Kingdom Hearts 3? Will we find bits of the Marvel Universe in it, just like the Disney worlds that already exist in the previous titles of the series?

Hashimoto: It’s not on the agenda for the moment. However, we may consider it in the future.

― Would it be possible to add a multiplayer mode in Kingdom Hearts 3?

Hashimoto: You should ask this question to Mr. Nomura, he will be most likely to answer this.

― Why is this so difficult to communicate and give concrete and precise information on Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 to the fans?

Hashimoto: You must know that for each future titles (i.e. FFVII Remake, KH3 etc), there is an established development planning. So we must first consult it to check on the progress of the game, to be able to convey the most interesting and relevant information to the public. To give you an example, many events will take place this year. There is Final Fantasy’s 30th Anniversary event, Final Fantasy VII’s 20th Anniversary event as well as Kingdom Hearts’ 15th Anniversary event. Knowing this, it is obvious that fans are expecting a lot and we wish to show more in order to celebrate all of these events. Regarding Final Fantasy’s 30th Anniversary, we have many events planned in Japan, Final Fantasy XV’s DLCs, Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age Remaster and the new extension of Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood. We wish we could give as much information as possible but it is imperative that we have control on the calendar in order, so that we can reveal relevant information at the precise time.

― Recently, you organized a special event to celebrate Final Fantasy’s 30th Anniversary in Japan. Can we hope for a similar event in France?

Hashimoto: Outside Japan, we have two agencies: one in the USA in Los Angeles, and another one in the UK in London, who are in charge to plan and promote these kind of events. Moreover, we already gave concerts pretty much everywhere in the world on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of Kingdom Hearts: The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour -. It is just an example, but our British and American teams are considering organizing similar events.

― Can you tell us about the relationship you have with Disney for the development of Kingdom Hearts 3? Do they have a great influence, can they force you to do certain things or on the contrary block some ideas?

Hashimoto: First of all, Disney has its own policy and own rules for the management of its movies, video games, and merchandise, etc. We try and at the same time must respect them as far as possible. Otherwise, they give us free reign most of the time. They allow us to create anything we want and Disney generally accepts our ideas, to the extent that it appeals to the fans who support us in our approaches and our ideas.

― You have produced a lot of Western licenses in recent years: Hitman, Deus Ex, and Tomb Raider etc. Are western licenses as important as Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, or do they only allow Square Enix developed games to last?

Hashimoto: For Mr. Matsuda (CEO of Square Enix), we must constantly renew and create new games and new licenses. Concerning Final Fantasy, we also seek to innovate while remaining in the spirit of the series. The President is always trying to give us new challenges.

― Following the reveal of The Avengers Project by Crystal Dynamics, can we hope to see future games based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but this time developed by the Japanese teams?

Hashimoto: This partnership is similar to the one we already have with Disney for Kingdom Hearts. Firstly, it is necessary to successfully launch and implement the new licence. If the latter is a success, then perhaps we will follow on. We will wait and see what it is going to do before we do anything else.

― You stated that you listen a lot to the fans’ opinions, what are your sources and how do you use those opinions?

Hashimoto: Nowadays, it is easy to establish a direct contact with the fans thanks to the social media and we can almost answer instantly to many critics. It is also much easier to fix what is wrong in a game via updates. Critics are important and we try to take them into account to satisfy as many people as we can.


Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) recently took place on February 18, 2017. It was during this event that Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura showed off a screenshot of Sora in his Power Form battling a Heartless in the city of Thebes in Olympus Coliseum. Nomura was also interviewed at the event by FFDream and Famitsu.

What do you think about Shinji Hashimoto’s answers regarding Kingdom Hearts III? Let us know in the comments below!

Monogram Direct has revealed more Kingdom Hearts 3D Form rings on their website. Series 3 will contain Halloween Town Sora, Organization XIII Roxas, Axel (with chakrams), Terra, Aqua, Naminé, Xion, Halloween Town Donald Duck, Halloween Town Goofy, the Earthshaker Keyblade, and Rainfell Keyblade. Monogram Direct revealed Series 2 back in March. The Series 3 set will be available December 2017. You can view the set below:

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Which one(s) would you want to have? Tell us in the comments below.

The Japanese music store Mora, recently sat down with Kingdom Hearts music composer Yoko Shimomura and arranger Kaoru Wada and discussed the Kingdom Hearts Concert - First Breath - tours in 2016 They also share their experiences of rearranging Kingdom Hearts music for brass and wind orchestras. Thanks to KH13 news team members Aquaberry, Mio-chan, Dengojin, Ryxekoh and Lady Aleister for their translations.

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Since there’s a whole world of feeling in Ms. Shimomura’s music, we can feel the same excitement through the brass band!

Shimomura: Whatever the song the brass band played they sure knew how to honored it with the arrangement. I was so surprised!

Shimomura: And because we were recording in the hall in high resolution we could feel the atmosphere and precision coming out of it.

Wada: I wish middle and high-schoolers doing brass band listen to good sound.

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Mora: Today I would like to talk about various thing related to the release of Kingdom Hearts Concert - First Breath -. What do you think of the wind instruments solo concerts composition of the first Kingdom Hearts game that was released last year?

Shimomura: It's a first time with wind instruments so it was fresh.

Mora: Indeed, because usually the orchestrals are made first.

Shimomura: I'm not really good at it, but I was filled with emotion because the first one we did was in Osaka, my home town.

Wada: It's true, we both were experienced with wind instruments but the fact of doing it first with wind instrument was a little surprising and fresh. (Laughs)

Shimomura: I'm sorry. (Laughs)

Wada: There are also some pressure on me as an arranger, but I was a beginner at wind instruments too so I was pleased and excited at the idea of getting close to people playing wind instruments.

Mora: We can feel that the music goes really well with wind instruments. How did the arrangement go?

Wada: Before we already did arrangement of music from Kingdom Hearts so I already understood her view of the world, so I wanted to reproduce that as much as I could. Anyhow, in Kingdom Hearts there are music with chorus and piano. But it was made so that the wind instruments had great impact and pressure even if there also was piano in the music to meet the musical view of Kingdom Hearts.

Shimomura: I remember the question Wada asked me, "What is harder? An orchestral arrangement or a wind instruments arrangement?" And I replied immediately that it was wind instruments. (Laughs)

Wada: In the case of orchestral arrangement, at first we imagined orchestral compositions, and we also recorded a lot of them. So I think that in comparison, the ones listening will directly understand the meaning of the reproduction. But while listening to wind instruments arrangements, at first the ones listening wonder, "There is no chorus and no string instruments, what happened to that song? So I had to make them enter the musical world without it being uncomfortable, so it was a lot of pressure.

Shimomura: Really? You didn't look under pressure at all! (Laughs)

Mora: Is there a music from the concert that left you a great impression? Like one that did justice to wind instruments?

Shimomura: To me it was "Destati", because it was based on chorus so I was thinking about what it would sound without chorus. It was also the first of the concert, so I was still at ease, but it did justice to wind instruments and was brilliant. It's weird to say that such a dark song was brilliant but it was strong, even without chorus, it was still "Destati", and it went so well with wind instruments that I was astonished.

Wada: The original was wonderful.

Shimomura: Jeez. What are you saying? (Laughs)

Wada: There wasn't so many song whose original carried that view. But on the contrary, it was difficult world of the song and voice into wind instruments. So I tried to link the feeling that the song had at his root, this feeling of solemnity and vigor, which was obviously conveyed through the chorus, to the wind instruments. We made the arrangement so that we put the power of wind instruments in the center. Were you pleased with it?

Shimomura: It was wonderful. Thank you.

Mora: I think there are several hundred music in the Kingdom Hearts series but how did you chose which one to arrange?

Shimomura: There was a vote at the time of the album for the 10th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts so we knew which ones were the most popular. So that's how we did our first choices. Then we chose depending on which song would sound good or bad with wind instruments and ones that would be used for a battle medley and for the world medley we chose those that were the closest to their world.

Mora: Indeed, there are a lot of popular songs.

Shimomura: For example, I thought the melody of "The Other Promise" couldn't be without string instruments but thinking about it with wind instruments actually sounded fresh and beautiful. Concerts with only wind instruments are also called Brass Bands and they are usually know for starting with a bang, gorgeous and gaudy song. I thought of this but I feel like brass band convey all kind of feeling such as tenderness and expressivity. We didn't just decided that it wouldn't fit right at the beginning, we did a lot of trial to have good result in which song to pick.

Wada: It was kind of like a pipe-organ.

Shimomura: Yes, exactly.

Wada: With songs such as "The Other Promise", we used that kind of image. With string instruments it held a different feeling, and was more solemn. With wind instruments the hardest part is with weak instruments. With string instruments you can hear weak sounds but with wind ones you can't. So to say the opposite, instead of going for the pipe-organ approach, we used a different approach, we thought that we couldn't do it if used the same vector for each song.

Shimomura: Piano concerto are quite different compared to brass bands.

Wada: Yes indeed.

Shimomura: Although there are a few brass band that include piano.

Wada: There aren't a lot of songs that have piano as the main instruments accompanied with wind instruments. (Laughs)

Shimomura: Sorry (Laughs)

Wada: Don't worry (Laugh). It feels like developing a new repertory.

Mora: It's difficult to balance the volume of the music.

Wada: Yes indeed. Wind instruments are specialize in loud sounds. So the piano end up being covered by that sound. But these arrangement didn't feel uncomfortable when listened from the stage. Thanks to the effort of the Osaka Shion Wind Orchestra at Osaka and Nagoya and the Sienna Wind Orchestra in Tokyo, we managed to have a good balance. So we made so that there was a good reverberation to allow the piano to stand out.

Mora: You already arranged Shimomura's music but while doing arrangement and concert of her songs again tell us frankly what makes the charm of her music?

Wada: You ask me that in from of her. (Laughs) After we decided to make brass band concerts, we already did orchestral ones but I think it's obviously the power and the depth of that power of expression that the melody holds. I think that's what makes the most of its charm. Even if we switched from orchestral to wind instruments, other than that, for example, with chorus ensemble and piano solo, Shimomura’s view of the world she has is well established and doesn't change. Even in simple composition there are complex parts. We did a lot of arrangement for recording or concerts but I was still thinking what would be the best part. So during these years I was conjecturing which way was the best way to go to make the best of her songs. The original view of Shimomura on Kingdom Hearts is wonderful, so no matter which song I had to work on, it was worth it.

Shimomura: Thank you, it’s an honor. Being praised makes me feel like a little kid being encouraged.

Wada: As for classic arrangement, unlike string instruments, we die if we can't take a breath. Because Shimomura's music are sometimes making the performers work too much.

Shimomura: Sorry, that's how game music is. (Laughs)

Wada: String instruments are still okay. I did so much musical performance that my arms hurt. But with wind instruments I would be dead. (Laughs) It's hard to take this into consideration, we do this while we are on stage: at the end everyone is only saying, "Let's hold on! It's almost over. Keep going!" I too composed to my limits, I think it's that meaning, that power of life and death that is conveyed by wind instruments.

Shimomura: Though the brass band concert will be called BRA★BRA FF (Final Fantasy Series’ Brass Band Concert known as the “BRA BRA FINAL FANTASY BRASS de BRAVO”), in the middle of the wooden pipe ensemble and the saxophone performance, the brass pipe player can take a break, which basically will not run like that this time. Regardless we have to go through until the end of the set list. Topics such as the impossibleness of keep on continuing ‘the boss medley’ in the end has been discussed before as well.

Wada: Is it okay if we put in a small talk before this song? (laughs).

Mora: It seems like regarding the set list it’s consistently performed with full composition.

Shimomura: I think it’s enough.

Wada: Lastly, to follow up……

Shimomura: I’m thinking of doing the best as I talked to Wada-san earlier.

Wada: Shion (Osaka Shion Wind Orchestra) and Siena (Siena Wind Orchestra) have many young members, including a lot of people who like the game that is actually being played, and because I actually like what I am doing, no matter how hard it is I feel like doing my best with a sense of solidarity towards my team.

Shimomura: While relaxing in the dressing room, I got asked “Is it okay if i ask for a signature and a picture?” (laughs). I feel honored.

Mora: Seems like it’s one of the fans (laughs)

Wada: The fact that composers like Shimomura-san to come to the orchestra and the brass concert is a rare occasion. In classical music there are a lot of people who have already died. Shimomura-san who performed in the encore is also presence with the composers, which can become an encouragement and a fortune for the performers since things like that are not quite common thing to witness.

Mora: Does Shimomura-san also play piano on CDs?

Shimomura: I don’t really play on CDs. There’s basically no time to put in the songs I play on concert’s encore to the CD. At some point, this encore song will be performed somewhere else, so please look forward to it. It would be a good thing if at that time my piano skills are better (laughs).

Mora: I will be looking forward to it!

Mora: Though this time’s high resolution is distributed, please tell me about your position on hearing a brass band in high resolution.

Shimomura: I am recording at the Hall this time, I think that this sound space and the feeling in the air makes the music more rich. If you listen to high resolution songs and songs that are not so, the high resolution songs seem so much more precise. It seems that the atmosphere will greatly affect the feeling of the music. I think that the music sounds fine in a rich place.

Wada: Many junior high, high school, and university students playing music, along with many of those in their teens and 20's do not buy CDs, but many people do listen to the songs they want to on their smartphone by downloading them. In that sense, I think that it would be nice if the teenagers and those practicing instruments listen to music with good sound quality and this is where good sound quality will spread for young people as well.

Mora: I’ll change the topic for a bit, because the previous released CD “Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts and Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts/Battle & Field is also distributed by Mora, I’m hoping more to talk about the creating of piano collection again.

Shimomura: I would like to do the concert again. If you don’t say something like “I want to put out the third piece” it’s not going to come true. (laughs)

Mora: Piano is not really a thing for concerts too right?

Shimomura: That’s right. Though I did a something like a promotional mini concert, I have not yet had a proper held concert. Because the piano collection’s score sheet was also being sold there’s a lot of people playing the songs, since there’s also people who has fully comprehended the song sheet, I am very grateful that those people spend so much time on it. since I am happy about you guys listening, and playing to the songs, it would be great, if I had the chance that is, I would like to create a concert regarding the third piece first, since I started the distribution with great effort, I think it would be great if people who had not heard to my piece could come.

Mora: The score sheet seems fairly difficult though.

Shimomura: It is quite difficult. Kameoka-san’s (the arranger, Natsuhi Kameoka) arrangement is also quite difficult, but it is way more difficult in those days. (laughs) Also I would like to mention that the pianist of the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour -, Benny (Benyamin Nus) surprised me with his smooth fingers in the Ōsaka performance.

Mora: I think that both the brass band and the orchestra tour were a great success, but are there any plans for any future performances?

Shimomura: I can’t really say specifically, new songs would be added if there’s another chance. I think it would be great when I can when I can announce Kingdom Hearts III’s song to a certain extent. Since they also play videos in the orchestra, it would be difficult; I would like to try an orchestra in a venue with only using plain sounds without using any PAs. Since it was really great with only sounds in the brass band tour. Also, since the piano collection is out, I also want to do a piano concert. Other things I want to do is to make a music box arrangements. Because Kingdom Hearts is unlikely to tend to head towards the grand entrance, I'd like to do a compact arrangement of music boxes and piano trio as well.


The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - First Breath - concerts were only in Japan and played in Tokyo and Osaka in 2016. Yoko Shimomura recently confirmed that music production for Kingdom Hearts III will begin after the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - concerts end.

What do you think of Yoko Shimomura’s and Kaoru Wada’s thoughts on the concerts? Did you guys go to Japan for the live experience or simply imported the album? Let us know in the comments below.

Previously exclusive items from the Collector's Edition of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX are now available on the North American Square Enix Online Store. They can only be bought with member reward points (store credits after every purchase you make from the site).

The Kingdom Hearts 2.5 steelbook and the artbook are available for 150 points each, while the Kingdom Hearts 2.5 collectors pin and the dust jacket for the artbook are available for 100 points each. Also, please note that these bonuses do not include a copy of the game itself.

You can take a look at the pictures of the products below:

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U-TREASURE, a collection of custom-made pop culture-based jewelry from the Japanese brand K.uno, has announced the release of three new Kingdom Hearts character necklaces and a ring. On August 14th, the brand will be releasing necklaces featuring King Mickey, Donald, Goofy in their Kingdom Hearts attire, and a ring featuring the Kingdom Hearts logo.

U-treasure have previously released a variety of Kingdom Hearts jewelry, including an engagement ring, a wedding ring, and six necklaces most recently on June 21, 2017.

The merchandise will be sold at U-TREASURE Pop Up Shop (in Shinjuku), U-TREASURE online shop, and the K.uno Sapporo store, Yokohama Motomachi store, Nagoya · Sakae, Kanazawa store, Shizuoka store, and Umeda store, Kobe. The sales will start on August 14th at the U-TREASURE Pop Up Store and Fukuoka store. They will be successively developed in other stores starting September 6th.

You can find pictures of the products below.

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You can read descriptions of each product below, provided by Famitsu. Translations are courtesy of staff member Lady Aleister.

King Mickey Necklace

If you want to feel like a reliable king, we recommend Mickey! With his brave appearance and keyblade in hand, he is 48,000 yen (In K18 yellow, pink, and white gold) and 12,000 yen (In silver).


Donald Duck Necklace

Donald has traveled with Sora and Goofy on many adventures. He is reproduced with a brave look in his eyes, and his magic wand in hand! Donald is 48,000 yen (In K18 yellow, pink, and white Gold), and 12,000 yen (In silver).


Goofy Necklace

Goofy has traveled with Donald and Sora on many adventures. He is faithfully reproduced with a brave look, holding onto his shield! Goofy is 48,000 yen (In K18 yellow, pink, and white gold), and 12,000 yen (In silver).

Kingdom Hearts ring

With the official title of “Kingdom Hearts”, this ring highlights a delicate design and expresses the two dimensional logo in three dimensions. The outline of the letters is uneven, and its difference in level and heart motif adds depth to the ring. This gorgeous ring is 180,000 yen (In platinum 950), 130,000 yen (In K18 yellow, pink, and white gold), and 15,000 yen (In silver)!


A number of officially licensed Kingdom Hearts products are now available for pre-order at Spencer's Online store as well as on its sister brand store, Spirit Halloween. Among these are Sora and Kairi Kingdom Hearts II wigs, costumes, and default Keyblades: the Kingdom Key and Destiny's Embrace respectively.

These items are expected to ship on or before September 15, 2017. Shipping is only available to the United States, Canada, and overseas military APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

Spencer's and Spirit Halloween also have other Kingdom Hearts merchandise currently in stock. They are listed below with prices and links for purchasing.You can find pictures of all the merchandise below:

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You can find descriptions of the new Spirit Halloween Kingdom Hearts merchandise below, along with pre-order links.

Thanks to Churro for the tip!

Adult Sora Costume Deluxe - Kingdom Hearts

$49.99

Team up with Goofy and Donald to fight against the Heartless and find Riku and Kairi when you dress up in this Sora costume! This officially licensed Sora costume features his signature outfit and shoes to make you ready for your next major journey across worlds.

  • Officially licensed
  • Exclusively at Spirit
  • Includes:
    • Jacket
    • Top
    • Pants
    • Pair of fingerless gloves
    • Pair of bootcovers
  • Material: Polyester, polyurethane
  • Velcro closure
  • Care: Spot clean
  • Imported
  • Note: Wig and keyblade prop sold separately
Pre-oder it at Spirit Halloween.

Adult Kairi Costume Deluxe - Kingdom Hearts

$49.99

Join Sora and the others as they journey through the worlds when you dress up as Kairi! Show your appreciation for the Kingdom Hearts series and make Halloween all the more fun as you wear her signature pink dress and black pouch. Wield her signature keyblade (sold separately) to fight alongside Sora and protect your friends!
  • Officially licensed
  • Exclusively at Spirit
  • Includes:
    • Dress
    • Detachable belt and pouch
    • 3 bracelets
  • Material: Polyester, polyurethane
  • Velcro closure
  • Care: Spot clean
  • Imported
  • Note: Keyblade prop sold separately
Pre-order it at Spencer's.
Pre-order it at Spirit Halloween.

Sora Wig - Disney Kingdom Hearts

$16.99

Getting Sora's signature spikes is a piece of cake with this perfectly pointed wig. No Kingdom Hearts look will be the same without it! Grab your keyblade and serve King Mickey just like a true keyblade master with this officially licensed wig.
  • Officially licnesed [sp]
  • Length: About 8"
  • Material: Synthetic fiber
  • Care: Hand wash with cool water and mild shampoo
  • Imported
Pre-order it at Spencer's.
Pre-order it at Spirit Halloween.


Kairi Wig - Disney Kingdom Hearts

$16.99

Grab a keyblade and charge into battle as Kairi! Her red locks are a must for any Kingdom Hearts inspired costume, and this officially licensed wig is sure to do the trick. Brush up on your fighting skills; you have some heartless to take down!

  • Officially licensed
  • Length: About 13"
  • Material: Synthetic fiber
  • Care: Hand wash with cool water and mild shampoo; air dry
  • Imported
Pre-order it at Spencer's.
Pre-order it at Spirit Halloween.

Sora Kingdom Key Keyblade - Disney Kingdom Hearts

$24.99

The most iconic keyblade of them all, Sora's signature weapon can now be yours! Details like the King Mickey chain will have you feeling powered up and ready to take down the Heartless once and for all. The cosplay-quality key is the perfect way to finish off your Sora costume!
  • Officially licensed
  • Dimensions: 32" L
  • Material: Polyvinyl chloride
  • Care: Spot clean
  • Imported
Pre-order it at Spencer's.
Pre-order it at Spirit Halloween.

Kairi Destiny's Embrace Keyblade - Disney Kingdom Hearts

$24.99

Take on the Heartless head on with Kairi's keyblade! Straight from the Realm of Light, the floral design boasts keychain details and a metallic gold-tone finish that are sure to make you a keyblade master in no time. It's a must-have for your Kingdom Hearts inspired look!
  • Officially licensed
  • Dimensions: 32" L
  • Material: Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Care: Spot clean
  • Imported
Pre-order it at Spencer's.
Pre-order it at Spirit Halloween.


Let us know if you'll be purchasing any of these in the comments below!