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Which character from Tangled are you most excited to see in Kingdom Hearts III?(72 members have cast votes)

  1. Rapunzel (25 votes [34.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.72%

  2. Flynn Rider (9 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. Mother Gothel (2 votes [2.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.78%

  4. Maximus (6 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  5. Pascal (1 votes [1.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.39%

  6. Pub Thugs (3 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  7. I am excited for all characters! (24 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  8. I am not excited for any characters. (2 votes [2.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.78%

  9. A different character? Tell us below! (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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    Just saw Final Fantasy XV Kingsglaive and it was really good! Man as an animator though absolutely all my appreciation for the hyper realism of everything. Also feel like Final Fantasy XV will open with Noctis pushing a broken down car. If I wasn't sure about playing the game before I absolutely want to now!.


On August 25th at 12:00 AM (PT), 25 new story quests were added to the international version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. With this new story update, a new world is also introduced starting with story quest 426: The Beast's Castle. Players also obtain the Divine Rose Keyblade after quest 433.

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While meeting up with your favorite characters from Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast, don't forget you'll receive receive Orichalcum after completing these 25 quests.

Are you excited to explore this new world? Let us know in the comments!

On August 16th, 2016, it was announced that the final main story update of Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] had been postponed for the 25th, and that an additional short episode would follow on the 29th. The finale has now gone live following the completion of August 25th’s maintenance at 16:00 JST, at last traveling straight to the core of the infamous Keyblade War.

[UPDATED] Translated Footage is now available, courtesy of Everglow and Catherine Mueller (nichiei.translations@gmail.com).

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue has been confirmed by Square Enix to be playable as a demo at yet another convention lining up this late summer. PAX West 2016, taking place on September 2nd to 5th in Seattle, Washington, will feature a hands on experience of the game at its Square Enix booth.

Other demos that will be playable at the booth include Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, World of Final Fantasy, Hitman, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and more.

Square Enix will be hosting public previews and panels at the convention, as well as running sweepstakes for Square Enix Members Rewards.

Will you be attending PAX West 2016 and trying out the demo for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue? Let us know in the comments!

There has been official confirmation that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be publicly available to play at the Madman Anime Festival 2016 located in Melbourne, Australia. It is important to note that Kingdom Hearts has never been featured at the Madman Anime Festival prior to this year, and alongside this, it will be the first time that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be playable in Australia. The Madman Anime Festival will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 3rd and 4th of September 2016.

For further information on the event, such as ticketing information and event scheduling, go to the Madman Anime Festival website.

Who will be attending the event? What are you most excited to see within the playable demo? Let us know in the comments below!

Gamescom 2016 in Cologne, Germany, is now open to trade and media visitors, two days prior to opening its doors to all. Press visitors such as Finaland have managed to sneak a peak at the Square Enix products in display at the event, including a prototype for Kingdom Hearts III Sora Play Arts Kai, which was recently announced and is available for pre-order at the North American branch of the Square Enix Store.

Prototypes for Organization XIII Roxas Play Arts Kai and Kingdom Hearts Static Arts figures of Kingdom Hearts II Sora, Chirithy, Shadow, and Meow Wow are also in display; these were previously revealed at the San Diego Comic Con.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will also be playable as a demo at the event.

You can view the pictures of the Play Arts Kai and Static Arts display below, courtesy of @Finaland_, @KHfansite, and @Servant_Serah.


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Gamescom will be open to everyone from August 19th to August 21st. Will you be attending? Let us know in the comments!

Following recent discoveries of hidden areas in the code of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, KH13 forum member Ligero_miguel joined the search and found some more interesting information within the game's code. His findings include beta mini-maps, concept art from the Prankster's Paradise world, unused items, unused HUD, a prototype menu, and beta screenshots. He has found messages by the developers within the code in the game, including references to the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica and name of songs by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and Joe Williams. He also shows a picture of the roman numeral "III", which he believes was due to appear after the end credits of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, following the secret message of "THIS LEADS TO KINGDOM HEARTS" which can be spelled out from the sequence of letters appearing during the credits.

Ligero_miguel mentions that his most interesting find is a file called "jb_621.bcd", a collision from a deleted map. He explains that maps with the numbers 60, 61, and 62 are "Dive Mode" maps, and speculates that the game initially included the Dive Map of a world inspired by The Jungle Book, which could have had an area code denoted by "jb". This is especially intriguing as there was an unused Jungle Book world in the code of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. Also, an episode from the cancelled Kingdom Hearts TV series took place in the world of The Jungle Book, and Jungle Book medals were added to the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ to celebrate the release of the recent live action movie.

The video below shows Ligero_miguel's discoveries in the code of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.


What do you make of these findings? Would you like to see The Jungle Book in future Kingdom Hearts games? Let us know in the comments!

Square Enix NA Store is now accepting pre-orders for Keychains on four classic Keyblades - Kingdom Key, Kingdom Key Dark Side, Oathkeeper and Oblivion. Additionally, Lea's Keyblade, which was recently announced for release in Japan is also up for pre-order. The Keychains will be releasing on December 2016, each at a retail price of $19.99 USD.

Description and picture of the Keychains are as follows:



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KINGDOM HEARTS KEYBLADE KEYCHAIN [AXEL - LEA]
Making its appearance to the super popular keyblade keychain series, we present Axel’s keyblade!

Material: Nickel-plated zinc alloy
Dimensions: Approx. W 1.4" x D 0.4" x H 6.3"
Chain Length: Approx. 2.5"
Product weight: 1.5oz

Release Date: December 2016

Shipment may take longer if the parcel contains an import product and faces delays due to customs and duties. Also, please be aware of potential release date changes which shall be announced on the website.

Platform: Merchandise
SKU: 4988601327329



KINGDOM HEARTS KEYCHAIN [KINGDOM KEY]

Iconic weapon from Kingdom Hearts, the Kingdom Key keyblade is now made anew as a gorgeous keychain!

Material: Nickel-plated zinc alloy
Dimensions: Approx. W1"xD1/4"xH3 1/2"
Chain Length: Approx. 2.5"

Release Date: December 2016

Shipment may take longer if the parcel contains an import product and faces delays due to customs and duties. Also, please be aware of potential release date changes which shall be announced on the website.

Platform: Merchandise
SKU: 81207





KINGDOM HEARTS KEYCHAIN [KINGDOM KEY DARK SIDE]

Iconic weapon from Kingdom Hearts, the Kingdom Key Dark Side keyblade is now made anew as a gorgeous keychain!

Material: Nickel-plated zinc alloy
Dimensions: Approx. W1"xD1/4"xH3 1/2"
Chain Length: Approx. 2.5"

Release Date: December 2016

Shipment may take longer if the parcel contains an import product and faces delays due to customs and duties. Also, please be aware of potential release date changes which shall be announced on the website.

Platform: Merchandise
SKU: 81208





KINGDOM HEARTS KEYCHAIN [OATHKEEPER]

Iconic weapon from Kingdom Hearts, the Oathkeeper keyblade is now made anew as a gorgeous keychain!

Material: Nickel-plated zinc alloy
Dimensions: Approx. W1"xD1/4"xH3 1/2"
Chain Length: Approx. 2.5"

Release Date: December 2016

Shipment may take longer if the parcel contains an import product and faces delays due to customs and duties. Also, please be aware of potential release date changes which shall be announced on the website.

Platform: Merchandise
SKU: 81829





KINGDOM HEARTS KEYCHAIN [OBLIVION]

Iconic weapon from Kingdom Hearts, the Oblivion keyblade is now made anew as a gorgeous keychain!

Material: Nickel-plated zinc alloy
Dimensions: Approx. W1"xD1/4"xH3 1/2"
Chain Length: Approx. 2.5"

Release Date: December 2016

Shipment may take longer if the parcel contains an import product and faces delays due to customs and duties. Also, please be aware of potential release date changes which shall be announced on the website.

Platform: Merchandise
SKU: 81830



Will you be purchasing any of these Keyblade keychains along with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue this December? Let us know in the comments!

Update 1: Translations of the interview from the Japanese website Gamer have also been added below.
Update 2: Translations of the interview held by 4Gamer.net has also been added.

Following the conclusion of the Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath-, Dengeki Online and Famitsu had the chance to interview Yoko Shimomura, the composer for the Kingdom Hearts series, and Kaoru Wada, who arranges the orchestral pieces for the Kingdom Hearts series. Yoko Shimomura and Kaoru Wada discuss the difficulties and process of creating songs for the series as well as all of the work leading up to the concert, including input from series director Tetsuya Nomura.

A translation of the Dengeki Online interview can be found below thanks to goldpanner:

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A translation of the interview held by Famitsu can be found below thanks to Catherine Mueller (nichiei.translations@gmail.com):

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A translation of the interview with Gamer can be found below thanks to Catherine Mueller (nichiei.translations@gmail.com):

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Translations of the 4Gamer.net interview can be found below thanks to Katie Armstrong:

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What songs are you hoping will be on the song list for the world tour? Let us know in the comments!

On August 11, 2016, the first official Kingdom Hearts concert was held in Japan, called Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath-. Fans who attended the event were treated to orchestrated music from the Kingdom Hearts series. Voice actors for Terra and Namine (Ryōtarō Okiayu & Iku Nakahara, repsectively) were in attendance. Tetsuya Nomura, director of the Kingdom Hearts series, said "something was in the works" about a week before the concert concerning the voice actors. Something indeed was in the works!

Exclusive back story, which will not be included in-game for Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage-, was reenacted by Terra and Namine's voice actors, exclusively for attendees at Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath-. This contains heavy spoilers, so read below at your own risk.

Thanks goes to @aibo_ac7 for providing information concerning the exclusive back story, @r_kane1 for providing a summary of the information, and Kayla Copeland (nichiei.translations@gmail.com) for translating the full dialogue.

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Update: The official Japanese Square Enix e-store has updated with the Kingdom Hearts mugs, as well as Lea's Keychain from Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance. The release date for the mugs is September 10, 2016, and the Keychain will be available on November 28, 2016.

The original article follows.

New Kingdom Hearts series merchandise has made it's way on to Amazon Japan's website for pre-order, including 2 new mugs and a keychain of Lea's Keyblade featured in Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance. The mugs feature artwork of a Shadow Heartless and Sora's crown surrounded by a pattern based on Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. Last but not least, there is also a new wallet style smart phone case decorated with a KHUX design now available for pre-order through the Japanese Square Enix E-Store.

The two mugs will be available in September of 2016 for 2,200 yen each, while the keychain of Lea's Keyblade will be available in November of 2016 for 1,900 yen. The smart phone case will be available first, with a release date of August 30th, 2016 at the price of 4,940 yen.

You can find images of all the new merchandise below. Thanks to Twitter user @aibo_ac7!


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Which item do you want to get your hands on the most? Let us know in the comment!