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What Kingdom Hearts OST album would you most like to see release on vinyl?(18 members have cast votes)

  1. Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack (1 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  2. Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Additional Tracks (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Kingdom Hearts II Original Soundtrack (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete (1 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  5. Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original Soundtrack (1 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  6. Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance Original Soundtrack (1 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  7. Kingdom Hearts 10th Anniversary Fan Selection -Melodies & Memories- (2 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  8. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack (3 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  9. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack (7 votes [38.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.89%

  10. Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts (2 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  11. Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts Field & Battle (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%


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      25 Oct

    3 boss fights in a row in the new dark souls dlc? Yeah I consider myself good at fromsoft games but this fight is ridiculous. :/

On October 25th 2016, Laced Records announced that together with Merregnon Studios and Square Enix, Final Symphony and Symphonic Fantasies, performed by London Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, would be given a physical release on CD and Vinyl, with release set for December 2016. Pre-orders will be exclusively available through the Laced Records website, with a variety of bundles available priced between €14 - €78 ($15.24 - $84.93 USD). Each comes with a newly designed artwork and print, as well as a Symphonic Fantasies limited edition print which has been listed as only 500 copies available. It has also been noted that the items will not be made available for any whom order from Japan.

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Disc 1
- Side A -
Fantasy Overture - Circle within a Circle within a Circle (4:08)
FINAL FANTASY VII - Symphony in Three Movements I. Nibelheim Incident (13:43)

- Side B -
FINAL FANTASY VII - Symphony in Three Movements II. Words Drowned by Fireworks (13:38)

Disc 2
- Side A -
FINAL FANTASY VII - Symphony in Three Movements III. The Planet's Crisis (14:07)

- Side B -
FINAL FANTASY X - Piano Concerto I. Zanarkand (8:18)
FINAL FANTASY X - Piano Concerto II. Inori (6:36)
FINAL FANTASY X - Piano Concerto III. Kessen (4:21)

Disc 3
- Side A -
FINAL FANTASY VI - Symphonic Poem: Born with the Gift of Magic (18:08)

- Side B -
Encore: FINAL FANTASY VII. Continue? (4:36)
Encore: FINAL FANTASY Series. Fight, Fight, Fight! (3:18)
Encore: FINAL FANTASY X. Suteki da ne (3:43)


Disc 1
- Side A -
Fanfare Overture (3:09)
Fantasy I: Kingdom Hearts (15:53)

- Side B -
Fantasy II: Secret of Mana (18:54)

Disc 2
- Side A -
Fantasy III: Chrono Trigger / Chrono Cross (16:36)

- Side B -
Fantasy IV: Final Fantasy (18:37)

Disc 3
- Side A -
Encore: Final Boss Suite (7:41)

- Side B -
Bonus: Final Fantasy X. Suteki da ne (3:43)

Laced Records have also released a trailer for the Final Symphony CD and Vinyl release, which can be viewed here:

Will you be placing a pre-order for a Vinyl, CD or both? let us know in the comments below!

Square Enix France has announced that Kingdom Hearts series producer, Shinji Hashimoto, will be in attendance at Paris Games Week 2016 in Paris, France. He will be at Paris Games Week with Square Enix for a special Kingdom Hearts presentation, after Final Fantasy XV's presentation on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 10:00 AM USA EDT/7:00 AM USA PDT.

You can read Square Enix France's post in English thanks to Google Translate.

You are fans of the world of KINGDOM HEARTS? Producer Shinji Hashimoto made us the great honor of visiting us on the Paris Games Week living room with a special presentation of KINGDOM HEARTS! This happens on Thursday just after the presentation FF XV, at 16.00 at our booth!

What do you think will be shown at the Kingdom Hearts Paris Games Week presentation? Let us know in the comments below!

On October 21st 2016, SAG-AFTRA, which represents the rights and safety of voice actors in the video game industry, announced that negotiations regarding an update to their Interactive Contract, established in 1994, have fallen through. In protest to this turn of events, SAG-AFTRA have announced that they are going on strike against various companies who currently have games which entered production after February 17th, 2015.

Disney Character Voices, Inc. was included in the list of companies being protested. In addition, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue was among the specific video games listed. This means that any actor who is part of the union and who is currently working on Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue must withdraw their services. SAG-AFTRA has also encouraged those who are not members of the union to participate, although their involvement in the protest is not mandatory. Due to the proximity of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue's release next year, it is unknown if this protest will have an impact on the game's voice acting and overall development. The official bulletin can be viewed here.


The strike will take place on Monday October 24th 2016, with SAG-AFTRA encouraging those who cannot attend to tweet or follow #performancematters in solidarity.

Do you think this strike will affect Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue or any future Kingdom Hearts titles? Let us know in the comments!

Not long after the 1 year anniversary of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ in Japan where many new additions were announced, new quests featuring a new world were added to the Japanese version of the game. These new quests are set in Castle of Dreams, a world previously featured in Birth by Sleep based on Disney's film Cinderella.

An English walkthrough is now available for these new quests thanks to Everglow and translations thanks to Catherine Mueller (nichiei.translations@gmail.com). You can find the video below.

What do you think of the newest world in Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ? Let us know in the comments!

The MCM Expo Group has announced a special guest appearance by Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy series executive producer Shinji Hashimoto at MCM London Comic Con at the end of this month. Hashimoto will be joining Square Enix in an exclusive signing session on Saturday, October 29th, from 11am to 12pm at the end of the signing stand 1112 close to the MCM Letters stand.

Tickets to the signing event are very limited, and will be given on a first come first serve basis to 80 lucky fans who spend £10 or more on the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game, with 40 tickets available on Friday and 40 on Saturday.

MCM London Comic Con is a biennial event taking place at the ExCeL, alight from Custom House DLR station. For more information about the expo and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.

Are you going to be attending the MCM London Comic Con? Are you planning to attend the signing? Let us know in the comments!

Nintendo recently released a teaser for their new console, the Switch. While there was no footage of Kingdom Hearts III or Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue within the teaser, Nintendo has released a graphic showcasing many of the console's third-party partners, where Square Enix can be seen. Additionally, as shown in the teaser, Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was showcased extensively, so Nintendo seems to be embracing third-party developers much more than in previous console generations.

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Update: Epic Games, one of the partners for the Switch, has confirmed that Nintendo's newest console will have Unreal Engine 4 support. This is the same engine used for Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover and Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage-, and the engine that Kingdom Hearts III is being developed with.

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Are you excited for the release of the Nintendo Switch? What do you think of the possibility of a future Kingdom Hearts game on the Switch? Let us know in the comments!

The Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) 2017, organized by Shibuya Productions, will be welcoming Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura as a guest next year.

MAGIC is a series of lectures and activities based on geek culture, film, fashion, cosplay and video games. The convention will take place on February 18th next year at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco in France, a month after the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The event is free to attend while places last. For more information and to register, please visit their website.

Will you be attending MAGIC 2017? What are you expecting from any interviews or panels with Nomura? Let us know in the comments below!

At Milan Games Week 2016, held from October 14th to October 16th, attendees were able to play through the Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD demo. Two sources, GamerClick and Sora's Dream, captured a significant amount of footage from this event. This is the first time we have been able to see a great deal of footage from Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD, as the gameplay video released by Square Enix during E3 2016 was merely thirty seconds long.

GamerClick's footage, which was uploaded to their Facebook page, focused on Riku, showcasing the included Dive Mode segment, cutscenes from The Grid, and the lightcycle minigame. GamerClick's footage foregoes any field or battle gameplay within any of the included environments.

Sora's Dream, meanwhile, captured footage of Sora in Traverse Town, Riku's aforementioned Dive Mode segment, and footage of Riku within the field of The Grid. The Reality Shift mechanic was also shown briefly during the Traverse Town footage.

Sora's Dream also gave their impressions of the demo. They noted that Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage- was not present at the venue, unlike all previous playable demos of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. Additionally, the Drop Gauge appears to be entirely unchanged from the original version of Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance, giving a definitive answer to a question that many have had since the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue's TGS 2016 trailer.

Interestingly, Reality Shift seems to use the analog sticks to control its trajectory, rather than using the PlayStation 4's touchpad in order to mimic the design of the Nintendo 3DS version of the game. It is worth noting, however, that only one Reality Shift example (Traverse Town) is available, so it is unknown if the analog-focused design choice is applicable to the rest of the game's Reality Shifts. Finally, Flowmotion's speed, jump height, and responsiveness all seem to have been re-balanced to suit this new version of the game.

In addition to gameplay impressions, Sora's Dream also gave their thoughts on the game's graphical fidelity. They said that while textures have been touched up to a significant extent compared to the Nintendo 3DS version, model quality has not received the same level of treatment. Citing a poor amount of polygons, they referred to the models as "too sharp", a problem which also plagues Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix HD.

You can read the full article here, but keep in mind that Sora's Dream is an Italian Kingdom Hearts fansite, and that translation may be necessary.

What are your thoughts on this footage, as well as Sora's Dream's impressions of the demo? Let us know in the comments!

Tetsuya Nomura, director of the Kingdom Hearts series, was recently interviewed by Dengeki PlayStation. In the interview, Nomura discusses the storyline for Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. For fans wondering whether or not the ending for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] will also go down the same path in Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, he confirms that the ending was only meant for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], and that Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ will be deviating to an original story midway.

Furthermore, Tetsuya Nomura talks about some of the future features coming to Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, such as the confirmed multiplayer features and the first new world for the game, Castle of Dreams.

For those also curious, Nomura reassures that Luxu is not the Master of Masters, and that there are two different cloaked men. Luxu & Masters of Masters have a relationship that will be explained in Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover.

You can view a translation of the relevant portion of the interview below. Thanks to Catherine Mueller (nichiei.translations@gmail.com) for providing us with this translation!

--Let me ask about things connected to [KH X], too. First, the browser game [KH X] ended its service at the end of September, but what are your thoughts on that three years of continued service?

Nomura: It's too bad that service ended so early, but I think having continued for three years served as a great amount of strength to us. Looking at the user number, there were more people playing the smart phone app [KH Unchained X], so we will now focus on that. As we've already announced, we are planning a season two of [KH Unchained X], so we are continuing its service. In October there will be new worlds available, and we are working on the planned multiplayer function for January release, so please look forward to it.

--You laid out the last scene of [KH X] to us, but will [KH Unchained X] develop in the same way?

Nomura: That was only the development for [KH X]. The story for [KH Unchained X] will deviate midway to a different story.

--In the latest trailer of [KH X Back Cover], there was a figure wearing a black cloak, separate from the five Foretellers, but...?

Nomura: As we've already revealed in [KH X], that is a character named Luxu. Since he's wearing that black coat, it seems like a lot of people mistook Luxu for the Master of Masters, but they're two different people. The one holding a dandelion on the package art and in the trailer is the Master of Masters, and the other person wearing a black cloak is Luxu. Their relationship is more clearly drawn out in [KH X Back Cover].

What do you think of the direction that Square Enix is taking the Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ storyline?

On October 13th at 12:00 AM (PT), 25 new story quests were added to the international version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, bringing the total number of story quests to 475. These new quests take place within Beast's Castle, and feature the debut of the main villain of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Gaston! Remember that by completing these 25 new quests, you will receive an Orichalcum, which you can use to upgrade one of your Keyblades.

In celebration of the long-awaited continuation of the story, the cost for every story quest has been reduced to 1 AP until October 23rd at 11:59 PM (PT). If you have fallen behind on the story, now is the perfect time to catch up!

10-13-16 Story 1 10-13-16 Story 2 10-13-16 Story 3

Are you excited for the return of story quests? Let us know in the comments!