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Which large creature in Kingdom Hearts would make a good animatronic?(20 members have cast votes)

  1. Storm Rider (1 votes [2.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  2. Rock titan (2 votes [5.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.71%

  3. Chernabog (2 votes [5.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.71%

  4. Guard Armor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Behemoth (3 votes [8.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.57%

  6. Ice titan (2 votes [5.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.71%

  7. Groundshaker (1 votes [2.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  8. Ursula second form (1 votes [2.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  9. Twilight Thorn (6 votes [17.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.14%

  10. Xemnas dragon (6 votes [17.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.14%

  11. Darkside (10 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  12. Something else? Share below! (1 votes [2.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%


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Prototypes of Pop Funko Kingdom Hearts Halloween Town Donald Duck and Goofy have been leaked by @poncho_pete_ on Instagram. It's currently unknown when Funko will announce these figures. View the image of the prototypes below:

Halloween Town Donald and Goofy

To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Kingdom Hearts, shirts and acrylic key rings are coming to the Japanese clothing store PONEYCOMB located in the shopping mall "109" in Shibuya.

The shirt features Mickey Mouse on the front in his black coat disguise with the word "KING" above him. This shirt comes in a style for women and a style for men. View the shirts below:

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There are five different acrylic key rings, each featuring a different character from the series. The characters are Final Form Sora, Roxas in his black coat, Mickey Mouse in his Kingdom Hearts II outfit, Donald Duck, and Goofy. View the key rings below:

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In case you missed it, limited merchandise is available for pre-order from 7NET in Japan for the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary as well.

Sources: @miikun18 tweet 1, @miikun18 tweet 2, @miikun18 tweet 3, @miikun18 tweet 4, @PONEYCOMB, @aibo_ac7

To further celebrate the 15th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts this year, 7Net is offering exclusive Kingdom Hearts merchandise from Japan. All items are currently available for pre-order and are releasing on a variety of dates, ranging from June 23 2017 to August 23 2017. You can see some images of the available products for sale below:

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A list of release dates and prices of items available from 7Net are as follows:
  • Acrylic pen stand sets priced at 4,000 yen, releasing on July 20, 2017
  • Keyblade key covers priced at 800 yen, releasing on August 19, 2017
  • Muffler towel two-piece set priced at 1,000 yen, releasing on August 23, 2017
  • Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Design iPhone 7 hybrid mirror case priced at 2,780 yen, releasing on June 23, 2017
  • iPhone 7 cases in an assortment of designs priced at 2,180 yen, releasing on June 23, 2017
  • iPhone 7 Plus cases in an assortment of designs, priced at 2,280 yen, releasing on June 23, 2017
  • iPhone 6/6s cases in an assortment of designs priced at 2,180 yen, releasing on June 23, 2017
  • Two-stage lunchbox priced at 3,000 yen, releasing on July 13, 2017
  • Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Design mugs priced at 1,800 yen, releasing on July 13, 2017
  • Noodle pots priced at 1,800 yen, releasing on July 13, 2017
Other Kingdom Hearts iPhone cases have been offered in the past, as well as Kingdom Hearts themed iPad cases that have been announced more recently.

Kingdom Hearts shirts and acrylic key rings are coming to the Japanese clothing store PONEYCOMB for the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary as well.

Earlier this year, Diamond Select Toys revealed prototypes of their Kingdom Hearts figures at New York Toy Fair 2017.

Now, Diamond Select Toys have shown off improved versions of these figures at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 2017. Last time they were shown, figures of Sora, Roxas, Axel, Mickey Mouse, Maleficent, Jafar, Iago, Abu, a Dusk Nobody, a Shadow Heartless, and a Creeper Plant Heartless were shown. This time, figures of Sora, Axel, Mickey Mouse, a Dusk Nobody, a Shadow Heartless, and a Soldier Heartless were shown. A Vinimate Sora can be seen in the back as well.

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In the image, you can see some of the articulation of the figures. Not all of the figures will have the same amount of articulation, due to the size of the figures and due to how easy it is to hide the articulation in the sculpt. Expect to see 8 - 12 in the character figures, and little or none in the Heartless figures.

UPDATE 1: More detailed photos have been added of the Sora, Axel, Mickey Mouse, and the Soldier Heartless figures by Diamond Select Toys, which were featured about booth #817 at C2E2. You can view these images above.

UPDATE 2: The official Diamond Select Toys Twitter account has released an image of their Vinimates display at C2E2 2017 at their booth #817. In this display, you can see the Sora Vinimate and get a better look at him than in the previous photo. Sora can be seen on the third shelf down and to the right. View the image of the display below:

Sora Vinimates C2E2

UPDATE 3: Thanks to @JayCochran on Twitter, we now have a new photo of the Sora figure and a new photo of the Mickey figure. View these images with the other images above.

The Japanese website DTimes has announced that Kingdom Hearts themed iPad cases are now available to purchase. These cases come in four varieties, each with a Kingdom Hearts image on its corner.

The first case features Sora's Station of Awakening. The second case features the Kingdom Hearts II cover art. The third, a red case, features the "Awakening" image from Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. Finally, the fourth case does not feature an image like the others, but instead features the heart, crown, Keyblade, and Mickey head symbols commonly associated with the series, emblazoned upon the entirety of the front side of the case. Each case also features the Kingdom Hearts logo on its rear side, but does not have a design on its interior. All four of these cases can be viewed in the album below:

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These iPad cases can be purchased from the Japanese website Gain Garage for ¥5,162, but it is unknown if these cases are able to be shipped internationally.

Will you be purchasing one of these iPad cases? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

At the concerts for the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour -, a guide was available for purchasing. This guide includes an interview with Yoko Shimomura as well as details on the soundtracks of the Kingdom Hearts series.

You can view the transcriptions within the spoiler tag below:


Credit and thanks to KH13 users, neil98 and Mystics Apprentice, for transcribing the guide.

In a recent interview with Nikkei magazine, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda commented on the company's future sales strategies, including the intention to focus on simultaneous worldwide releases and the Nintendo Switch.

Simultaneous worldwide releases

Matsuda is of the opinion that Final Fantasy XV sold 6 million total physical and virtual copies worldwide (as of January 10, 2017) in a relatively short period compared to previous Final Fantasy games due to its simultaneous worldwide launch. He commented that as the European and US markets tend to continue their sales long term, Square Enix is planning to maximize the life time values of their games through updates and DLCs.

Matsuda observed that simultaneous worldwide releases are an important aspect of marketing, as gamers will want to play a new game as soon as possible and may even lose interest if the game's international release is delayed. He said that it is therefore important for the company to decrease those delays, especially for RPGs and the action/adventure genre, as, due to their emphasis on narratives, they are difficult to sell abroad unless released simultaneously.

Matsuda is also showing interest in gamers sharing gaming experiences over social media such as YouTube. This has become more relevant to Square Enix's sales strategy as they expect their consumers to share gameplay videos and create a "buzz" to lead game titles to become more noticeable.

When asked about the necessity of cultural changes in games, Matsuda replied that Square Enix games are appreciated for retaining their own cultural originality.

Lastly, Matsuda reflected on taking advantage of the emerging market in countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, and especially India, where the once negative perspective on video games has been changing steadily.

The Nintendo Switch and other platforms

Following up on new platforms such as the Nintendo Switch and Microsoft's Project Scorpio this year, Matsuda believes that having more platforms is good for content creators. Square Enix is in fact increasing its interest in the Nintendo Switch in particular. The company has already released a few titles on the console and announced more future releases. Matsuda remarked that in addition to developing new titles for the Switch, the company would also like to port existing games to the console. He mentioned that while Nintendo may propose amazing ways to "switch" certain game characteristics, Square Enix aims to make games that will leverage the functions of the Switch following their own creative paths.

Matsuda also commented on the smartphone game business, mentioning that Square Enix's smartphone titles released in the beginning of 2016 struggled in general due to the market having matured beyond the existing templates used to create those games. He also listed other issues such as limited storage capacity. He stressed that the company will need to research its competitors and figure out how to make their games different and engaging.

Lastly, regarding Virtual Reality, Matsuda thinks that the focus is not to make a game specially for VR, but rather to use VR as a factor to make games interesting.

What do you think of this rundown of Square Enix's future strategies, and how do you think it will affect future Kingdom Hearts titles? Would you like to see a worldwide simultaneous release of Kingdom Hearts III, or Kingdom Hearts games ported to the Switch? Let us know below!

A mixtape of popular EDM, Pop, and remixes of Disney songs inspired by the Kingdom Hearts series was released on Pandora to celebrate the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. You can check out the mixtape here. It is only available to some locations at this time.

The mixtape will be available of Pandora until April 18, 2017.

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Five new story quests have been added to the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]. These exciting quests focus on a few of the Dandelions, the children who survived the Keyblade War. Particularly, the identity of the fourth Union leader is revealed in this critical installment. An untranslated playthrough of these quests can be seen below, courtesy of Everglow. A translated version will be available soon!

Are you excited to see more information about the Dandelions? What type of person might the fourth Union leader be? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

UPDATE: Thanks to KH13 Archives Team member Everglow, the new story update is now available with English translations for your viewing pleasure. You can check it out below.

The launch trailer for Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] has been released. The trailer can be viewed below:

For those of you who don't know, Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is an updated version/rebranding of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ[chi] which includes multiplayer gameplay and new story updates.

If you'd like to see more details of the Union χ[Cross] update, click here.