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Yoko Shimomura, composer of the Kingdom Hearts series has announced via her Twitter page that she will be appearing in the 4star Primal Orchestra music festival. At this music festival she will be speaking about something, although she hasn't decided what yet. This will be held on May 5, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan and will be live streamed via Nico Nico. For those who don't know, 4star Primal is a video game music festival held once every 4 years for artists involved in video game music, video game directors and producers along with fans to get together as one.

Translations of her tweets and a quote from the Nico Nico page for the live stream can be read below. Thanks go to goldpanner for the translations.

At last, today is 4star's Piano Restaurant 3rd Concert ~Hiroyuki Sonobe Solo Recital~! KH Piano Collections and FF Piano Opera double feature! I will also be doing a talk, so please excuse me. As for what I'll be talking about, right now I have no plan haha.

And! And! It seems that on May 5th, 4star2015 THE FINAL will be a paid channel live broadcast on Nico Video! I would be so happy if those who won't be able to make it to the real thing check it out there. I will also be doing a talk, so please excuse me. As for what I'll be talking about… second verse, same as first lol.

4star Orchestra is a game music festival held once every four years for artists involved in game music, creators and fans to get passionate together as one. Our second ever festival, 4star Orchestra 2015, will be held alongside Hachioji Music Festival 2013 in Golden Week 2015.

For the FINAL public performance, we have put together a Special All Star Orchestra centered around the musicians who also participate in the official concerts and recorded tracks! With Nobuo Uematsu, Yoko Shimomura, Noriyuki Iwadare and Atlus established as our four themes, we hope to bring 4star Orchestra 2015 to a close on an appropriately gorgeous stage.

(Yoko Shimomura is then listed as a guest MC as well as the composer of Dearly Beloved, Traverse Town and Hand in Hand from Kingdom Hearts, Faraway Dreaming Days ~Siren's song~, Polpota Harbour and more from Legend of Mana, and MEGALOMANIA from Live A Live.)

AMD, the second-largest global supplier of microprocessors will be presenting a PC Gaming Show at E3 2015 on Tuesday, June 16th between 5PM and 8PM at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, California.

The official website for this show has confirmed Square Enix as a participant. While this is more likely focused on Square Enix's large catalogue of AAA western titles such as Rise of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 3, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Hitman 6 coming out in the next year or so, there is a chance it could feature titles from Square Enix's Japanese studios as Square Enix has been very active in porting Final Fantasy titles to Windows PC/Steam in the past year ranging from blockbuster titles like Final Fantasy XIII to mobile titles like Final Fantasy IV. There is a good chance Kingdom Hearts III will at some stage be released on Windows PC/Steam maybe even Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 & 2.5 ReMIX.

Would you like to see the Kingdom Hearts series available on PC? Let us know in the comments below.

After tonight's maintenance, many new additions have been made to Kingdom Hearts χ. A new story has been added to Wonderland revealing 2 new areas, this story is set to reach it's climax on the 4th of June. This week's new card Key Art #29 featuring Roxas & Axel. It's been announced that many exciting additions will be made during the month of May. From now on, maintenance will only occur twice a month, and a new story will be added every first maintenance of the month. Old avatars are now available for purchase in the Moogle Shop. Last, but certainly not least, the level cap has been raised to 330! Was this update what you were hoping for? Let us know in the comments!

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Two weeks ago, we received confirmation that new information regarding Kingdom Hearts III will be presented in a special Kingdom Hearts Fan Event prior to D23 Expo 2015 in Japan, held on November 3, 2015. Today, the official website for the Kingdom Hearts Fan Event has updated with some small new information. Thanks to goldpanner for translating (via KHInsider), we have learned that more details about the Kingdom Hearts Fan Event will be revealed in mid-August, and that ticket sales for the event will start in September.

What do you hope to see during the D23 Expo? Let us know in the comments!

Square Enix have announced that they will be hosting a dedicated conference at E3 2015. The conference, which starts at 9AM (USA PDT time) on Tuesday June 16, 2015 (the day that E3 2015 begins) will be available to see online, livestreamed on both YouTube and Twitch.

It is currently unknown if the Kingdom Hearts series will be featured at all, but with this being Square Enix's first dedicated E3 conference in many years, and with a Kingdom Hearts expansion to smartphones announcement teased for the near future (along with other mysterious announcements), there is a considerable chance that we may see something.

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After the usual maintenance, some cool additions have been added to Kingdom Hearts χ! This week's new cards feature Marluxia, Riku Replica, and Larxene. New events and card strengthening campaigns are in place, and as usual new items have been lined up in the shop. New Ninja avatars are also available, which can be seen below.

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We've found an Al Engineer that has been working on Kingdom Hearts III since October 2014. Eric Johnson, now living in Tokyo, Japan has an impressive resume to his name. He summarizes himself as a "Software engineer with 6+ years of industry experience in gameplay systems, localization, tools, and artificial intelligence." on his LinkedIn profile.

Before Kingdom Hearts III he worked on worked on KIXEYE's War Commander as a Senior AI Engineer between July 2013 and August 2014. Before that he worked as an AI Engineer on Star Wars 1313, the final game in development at LucasArts when George Lucas sold his company to Disney. During this time he lived in the San Francisco Bay Area.

He has also worked on other video game titles including Turbine's Infinite Crisis along with CCP on EVE Online and World of Darkness.

He graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2008 with his Master of Science, Computer Science; specialization in Artificial Intelligence.

You can view the Kingdom Hearts III listing on his LinkedIn profile below.

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If we find out about any other new staff working on Kingdom Hearts III we'll let you know.

An India-based artist named Praveen Dubey has listed Character Modelling & Texturing for Kingdom Hearts III on their resume. Praveen Dubey works for Lakshya Digital, an India-based company that specializes in outsourced asset development. It is likely, Lakshya Digital has been contracted by Square Enix to develop some assets for Kingdom Hearts III.

Praveen Dubey and Lakshya Digital have recently worked on a few major titles including Dark Souls 2 and Tekken ­7.

Outsourcing is completely normal for Square Enix as their other new console titles have all been at least partly outsourced after they experienced development issues with Final Fantasy XIII. It's also a great change of pace after both Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX & Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX were fully developed by the Kingdom Hearts team only.

Thanks go to @Obsqura for the tip and NeoGAF user qualitydisc for the find.

You can view Praveen Dubey's listing of Kingdom Hearts III along with their skills and software they're proficient with on their resume below.
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We're looking to expand the KH13 news team! If you're passionate about Kingdom Hearts and would enjoy helping us report on and create content about the latest developments in the series, then please either reply to this news post, or contact us by sending me a PM.

What we're looking for:
- A big interest in the Kingdom Hearts series.
- Active enough to regularly watch out for news and respond quickly when something appears.
- Reasonable writing skills.

- Someone who keeps up-to-date with Kingdom Hearts χ would be very helpful!
- Japanese language skills.

If interested, please apply by replying to this news post, or contact us by sending me a PM, letting us know why you think you'd be a good addition to our team. Please apply even if you're unsure! Good luck!

In the latest issue of Famitsu Weekly, Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the Kingdom Hearts series has confirmed Kingdom Hearts III will be featured at D23 Expo 2015 on November 6. Nomura says that they "have some interesting things planned", he added there will be "Kingdom Hearts III news, and various things".