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Square Enix Japan have launched their official website for Kingdom Hearts III, the upcoming Kingdom Hearts title for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This website includes the announcement trailer in 1080p, for the first time, and this can be seen below.
Here is the Kingdom Hearts III game logo from the website:
Earlier today, Square Enix held a private press conference at E3 2013 known as "Square Enix: The Future". Following the official announcement of Kingdom Hearts III yesterday, here, various small details about Kingdom Hearts III were revealed. Most importantly, it was revealed that Kingdom Hearts III will be released on both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. For the first time, Kingdom Hearts is going multi-platform with KH3!
Thanks to @RPGSite, a photo of this announcement is below.
Square Enix is currently holding a private conference at E3 2013 known as "Square Enix: The Future". With the official announcement of Kingdom Hearts III yesterday, it is likely that Square Enix will reveal new information about the game at this conference. We will update this article regularly with any KH3-related information, photos or videos that appear.
Update: This event is now over. All Kingdom Hearts III information from the event is summarized immediately below. For more in-depth information, read on for the live updates.
- KH3 will be released on both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One
- A mature Sora will adventure with Mickey, Donald and Goofy
- New Disney worlds for the series will be included
- The KH series has sold over 19 million copies to date
- KH3 is being developed by the "Osaka team", the team responsible for Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Live Update 2: Yosuke Matsuda, President and CEO of Square Enix: "KH3 - very excited to work again with Disney, and making every effort to measure up to fan expectations." [Source: @RPGSite]
Live Update 3: Shinji Hashimoto, producer of the Kingdom Hearts series, is now on-stage to discuss Kingdom Hearts III. To begin, the Kingdom Hearts III announcement trailer from yesterday is being shown. Matsuda took the stage again, and said "Kingdom Hearts 3 is a game he's looking forward to as a fan, and he awaits further news with excitement."
Co-president of Disney Interactive, John Pleasants, has joined the stage with Matsuda. He is said to have "provided tremendous support for the KH3 announcement", and remarks that "He's thrilled to have everyone here. Everyone knows what KH is, he says." "Sales of more than 19 million copies. An Important franchise for Disney not just in games but for books, games, toys and consumer products."
"A mature Sora who will go off on new adventures with Mickey, Donald and Goofy. New Disney worlds for the series." "Expresses gratitude to Square Enix for their success, passion, energy and creativity. Disney couldn't be more excited." "KH3 will keep the tradition of the series, delivering world class story and gameplay to fans around the world." "Hashimoto back on stage once more. He's extremely happy KH3 is finally announced." [Source: @RPGSite]
Live Update 4: Lastly, Hashimoto announced that Kingdom Hearts III will be released on the Xbox One, as well as the PlayStation 4. All details regarding this are available here.
Live Update 5: Kingdom Hearts III is being developed by the "Osaka team", the team responsible for Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 3D-- NOT the team who developed Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, and are currently developing Final Fantasy XV (previously Final Fantasy Versus XIII).
Live Update 6: Arturo Molina has uploaded a much clearer image of the Kingdom Hearts poster, which you can see below.
Today at 6PM PST, Sony held its E3 2013 press conference. Here, Sony showed off the PlayStation 4. Kingdom Hearts III was officially announced. Series director Tetsuya Nomura appeared via a video and showed a short, beta trailer for Kingdom Hearts III which is "now in development" for the PlayStation 4 (Update: and Xbox One). Details about release date are currently unknown.
This trailer can be seen below, on YouTube. Enjoy! Kingdom Hearts III is finally on the way!
The trailer starts by showing all of the previous Kingdom Hearts titles to date. Next, Sora is shown on Destiny Islands finding Master Eraqus' Keyblade. The Kingdom Hearts III game logo is shown. Lastly, Sora is shown in Twilight Town fighting a wave/storm of Shadow Heartless. Donald and Goofy are party members.
Here is the Kingdom Hearts III game logo:
Update 1: IGN have uploaded a summary video for the Kingdom Hearts III announcement. In this, they reveal that "according to Tetsuya Nomura, the game began development in 2010, after the release of Birth by Sleep". This is interesting news, as it means development was started up to 3 years ago!
Update 2: mbdamiani and Nova_Crystallis from Twitter have shared photos of a Kingdom Hearts III poster at E3 2013. This poster is from Square Enix's private conference, "Square Enix: The Future", which is about to go underway. It is likely that this event could reveal more details about Kingdom Hearts III, so stay tuned. The poster can be seen below. We will update you on details from this conference live, here.
DisneyVideoGames have released the second English trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX. This is the trailer for the game at E3 2013, an event occurring June 11-13, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. The trailer was leaked earlier in the week, but taken offline shortly after. Now, it has been officially released and can be watched below. Enjoy!
Square Enix Gangan, the creators of the Kingdom Hearts manga series, have uploaded a wallpaper celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts series. The wallpaper serves as a calendar for June 2013, and part of July 2013. You can view it below in our gallery, in all available resolutions.
Today at 6PM PST, Sony will hold its E3 2013 press conference. Here, Sony will show off the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. Kingdom Hearts is not confirmed to appear in Sony's conference, however, with Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX appearing at E3 2013, and series director Tetsuya Nomura attending for promotion, there is a chance that we may see the game.
This conference will be livestreamed online, and we will be embedding the livestream below once it starts. Please make use of the comments section to share your speculation, thoughts and feelings about the conference! Enjoy!
E3 2013 is an event occurring June 11-13, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. It is confirmed that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX will be appearing at the event, and you can expect a new trailer and playable demo from the event, along with plenty of other Square Enix and gaming news.
Arturo Molina from KH13 will be attending the event on behalf of our website, so we are very excited to be able to bring you exclusive photos and videos from the show floor, starting June 11! We'll update this post with any pre-event coverage, and start a new post when the event begins.
Update 1: To start things off, Wario64 on Twitter has taken a photo of a HD 1.5 ReMIX poster from inside the convention. Gamekyo.com has also uploaded a photo. You can see both of these below, in our gallery.
Update 2: Square Enix have revealed the schedule for their E3 2013 livestreams on their SquareEnixPresents channel. HD 1.5 ReMIX will feature with an exclusive interview with SQEX Members at 2:00pm PST on June 11, and a whole focused segment at 9:45am PST on June 12. We will update with countdowns and embedded livestreams closer to these events.
Update 3: The second episode of Square Enix Japan's mdRadio has confirmed that Tetsuya Nomura, director of the Kingdom Hearts series, will be attending E3 2013 for HD 1.5 ReMIX promotion. Nomura will also reveal some particular information, which is suspected to be Versus XIII-related. Stay tuned! Thanks go to Nova Crystallis for the find and translation.
GamersPrey have released the second English trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX. This is the trailer for the game at E3 2013, an event occurring June 11-13, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. You can watch this below. Enjoy!
Update: Square Enix UK have decided to remove the E3 2013 trailer from the Internet, for the time being. Please keep checking back, as we will add the trailer back as soon as they officially release it.
Japan Expo 2013 is a convention on Japanese popular culture, taking place in Paris, France from July 4 to July 7, 2013. Square Enix France have announced via Facebook that the Kingdom Hearts series will make an appearance at the event. Shinji Hashimoto, executive producer, and Yoko Shimomura, composer of the series, will both be attending the event. Last year, Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] appeared with a playable demo, making it likely that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX might appear at this year's event.