Tokyo Game Show, Japan's biggest video game event of the year begins today at the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan and runs until September 21. We will be covering the Kingdom Hearts series at Tokyo Game Show 2014 in full, with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX confirmed to appear at both Square Enix's booth and Sony's booth with a trailer and playable demo. Anything related to the Kingdom Hearts series that is released at Tokyo Game Show 2014 will be added below, including any videos and images.
Game Watch have posted their written review for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX and with it they have released new screenshots including one of the HD collection's title screen. You can view them below, in our gallery.
Tetsuya Nomura, director of the Kingdom Hearts series has stepped down as director of Final Fantasy XV, the title that has been in development since 2006 by the team who developed both Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda has released a statement that confirms Nomura will be focusing his efforts on Kingdom Hearts III. You can read this below thanks to Square Enix.
“As the director of FINAL FANTASY XV, Tetsuya Nomura has mainly worked on the original concept for the story and universe in addition to creating the characters. Hereafter, he will be focusing his efforts on the production of titles that can only be made possible by Nomura, himself, and delivering products that exceed the quality of past titles, starting with another one of his representative projects, KINGDOM HEARTS III. Square Enix will continue to work on these titles with the best staff formation in an effort to deliver them to everyone as soon as possible and appreciates your continued support.”
Following on from Dengeki Online's revealing review last week, Famitsu have posted a review for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, which releases in Japan on October 2, 2014. In this review, it is revealed that the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Secret Movie "may hint to Kingdom Hearts III", and that there are contents related to the browser game Kingdom Hearts χ.
This portion of the review can be read in full below, thanks to KH13 translator SkyKeybladeHero:
Re:coded, which explains the mission that was entrusted to Sora after the events of Kingdom Hearts II, had its Text based story-telling made into Voiced Scenes, just like Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX’s 358/2 Days. We could enjoy it very much (and now even the battles are included in the scenes). New scenes were also added, there are contents related to the Browse Game χ [chi], and we were even able to confirm a Secret Movie which may hint to Kingdom Hearts III. It is very nice of them (Square Enix) to do this, but it is also unfair to add such teasing material while the main games are already teasing us enough to know what will happen next.
Hidemi Matsuzuka, the merchandise manager for Square Enix Japan, has revealed the final designs of the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Trading Rubber Straps that were revealed in July. Three images have been released of the six rubber straps including Terra, Ventus, Aqua, a Shadow Heartless, Sephiroth, and Halloween Town Sora. You can view them below, in our gallery.
Square Enix Presents has finally released their San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Wrap Up video. It features footage of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX's playable demo, Tetsuya Nomura, director of the Kingdom Hearts series' Batman Play Arts figure design and lastly Nomura with Shinji Hashimoto, producer of the Kingdom Hearts series at Nomura’s signing session. You can view it below.
Chapters 55, 56, 57 & 58 of the Kingdom Hearts II manga have been scanned and translated, thanks to taime, catmaster0116 & corfidbizna. This completes volume 8. You can read these chapters below, in our gallery.
Hey everyone! With Tokyo Game Show 2014 fast approaching (starting on September 18, 2014), and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX confirmed to appear at the event, we thought it would be the perfect time to run a competition!
We're running a fan-art competition for a free pre-order of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, and giving people the freedom to create any Kingdom Hearts fan-art they want for entry, with the only condition being that it must be inspired by HD 2.5 ReMIX, and created for this competition. Read on for more details.
How to enter:
Upload your fanart to KH13 (either to the Fan-made Images gallery, or by making a new topic somewhere), and then link to your fan-art in the comments below. It's that simple!
Fan-art must be related to Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, and must have been created specifically for the competition. You can enter multiple times.
At midnight EST on September 21, 2014, our team will deliberate and decide on our favourite piece submitted, contact the winner of the contest, and pre-order their copy!
Good luck to everyone! Even if you don't win, there is still a chance we will feature your fan-art on the KH13 Community Twitter and the KH13 Tumblr. Above all, have fun!
Development Team Report #07 for Kingdom Hearts χ has been published and along with it, new details about the future of the game has been revealed. A new card type called "Ultimate", which can be acquired by upgrading your high purity cards using "Ultimate Transformation" has been added. A new event called "Revival Festival" was announced, where cards that were available in the past will appear once again and the cards you already have will receive a boost in this event. New stories for Olympus Coliseum were teased, and Theater Mode, avatar additions and UI improvements were listed as future improvements.
Thanks to our translator SkyKeybladeHero, you can read a full translation of the report below.
Development Team Report #07 Thank you for playing Kingdom Hearts χ. We now are going to present you the updates planned to take place from the third week of September on. We are very happy if you can continue having fun with Kingdom Hearts χ. The pictures are all in-development material.
New System “Ultimate Card” The next evolution after the High Purity Cards!
Make your Cards into “Ultimate Cards” with “Ultimate Transformation”. In order to make a High Purity SR+ Card into an Ultimate Card, you need “Exclusive Items” which can be obtained as mission rewards and the likes. High Purity SR+ Card + Exclusive Item *For each card, a different type of Exclusive Item will be necessary. The Ultimate Card will become even more powerful if you use an SR+ card as an ingredient for synthesis.
A part of the ingredient card’s Offensive and Defensive powers will be added to the Ultimate Card used as Base, making it stronger. Plus, if you use a Boosted Card as ingredient, the power up will be even more powerful! (The effects will never wear off!) *Assist Cards strengthen LUX and Health. We’re eagerly preparing these updates to start implementation in September 25th (Thursday). Let’s gather SR+ cards in advance!
*The specifications of a work in progress may differ when it becomes available.
Revival Festival is here!
From September 25th on, various SR+ Cards that appeared in the past will become available once more!
Which cards will we revive? The revived cards will receive a 2.5 boost during the Revival Festival!!
The revived cards I already have will be boosted too, right? I’ll strengthen them during the festival! I won’t have to worry about my stock of cards anymore!
New Contents - Dungeon (tentative name)
Here comes a Dungeon (tentative name) which can be explored by following some new rules.
Survive fierce battles and aim to reach the highest floor with the shortest distance! Implementation planned to the first week of November!
Preview of the new story update
The Olympus Saga is about to reach its climax! Release on the third week of September.
Revision of Skill Attachment and Removal prices
In order for you to enjoy a more strategic approach on your skills, we’ll be reviewing Skill Attachment and Removal prices.
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia have released their full line-up of titles at Tokyo Game Show 2014 at their booth. As expected following it's absence at Sony's pre-TGS press conference and on Square Enix's line-up for Tokyo Game Show 2014, Kingdom Hearts III unfortunately is not listed. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is of course listed with a playable demo and trailer as Square Enix confirmed on their Tokyo Game Show 2014 website. On the other hand, Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, a PlayStation 4 title is confirmed to be playable with a trailer but is absent from this line-up. You can view Sony's full line-up here thanks to DualShockers.