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  1. Kingdom Hearts III Vanitas, Mickey, and Riku Funko Pops revealed

    Earlier this year in May, a rumor about a Vanitas, Mickey, and Riku Funko Pop surfaced on Instagram. The first look of the Pops have now been revealed by disfunko and M13Mckiddy on Twitter. You can check out the pictures below.

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    The release date for these Pops are currently unknown, but you can pre-order them now at GameStop.

    Thanks to Briar Impastato_59095 for the tip and Kingdom Hearts Seriesfor the collage.

    For more information on the Kingdom Hearts III Funko Pop line, check out our guide.
    Will you be purchasing these Funko Pops to add to your Kingdom Hearts collection? Let us know in the comment section below!

  2. Story Connecting Union χ[cross] to Kingdom Hearts III Released

    A new main story quest connecting the story of the mobile game Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] to the upcoming title Kingdom Hearts III was released in the Japanese version of the game on October 11th at 15:00 JST. In this story update, a mysterious figure sheds some light on the truth behind the presence of Maleficent in Union χ[cross].

    The connection was teased shortly before the story update in-game, by the official Twitter account for the Japanese version of the game.

    Translations of this story update can be viewed below, courtesy of Everglow:



    What are your thoughts on this twist?

  3. Kingdom Hearts III Funko Pop Quick Guide

    With the official Funko Twitter account confirming that more Kingdom Hearts III Pop! figures are coming soon, we here at KH13 would like to make a quick guide on the KH3 line of Pops. We will cover the Pops that have released, the ones coming soon, and the ones which have been rumoured to release soon.

    Non-exclusives:

    The Funko Pop! figures that have, or are going to be released. They should be available from any retailer that sells Funko Pops!

    KH3 Sora: Released

    KH3 Sora Pop


    Soldier Heartless: Released

    KH3 Soldier Heartless Pop


    Sora Monsters Inc.: Released

    Sora Monsters Inc Pop



    Donald Monsters Inc.: Released

    Donald Monsters Inc Pop



    Goofy Monsters Inc.: Released

    Goofy Monsters Inc Pop


    Vanitas: Coming Soon

    KH3 Vanitas Pop


    KH3 Riku: Coming Soon

    KH3 Riku Pop


    KH3 Mickey: Coming Soon

    Kh3 Mickey Pop

    Exclusives:
    Pops that are exclusives have stickers on the lower right hand corner denoting this.






    Sora Guardian Form (Walmart): Released

    KH3 Sora Guardian Form Pop



    Sora Drive Form (Best Buy): Coming Soon Nov. 23, 2018

    KH3 Sora Drive Form Pop



    Sora Toy Story (Hot Topic): Coming Soon

    KH3 Sora Toy Story Pop


    Sora Dual Blasters (GameStop): Coming Soon Nov. 2018

    Sora Dual Blasters Pop


    Rumored:

    We have reported here at KH13 that the Meow Wow Ride Pop is rumored to be coming soon. It is rumored to be Gamestop Exclusive. As of now, no official confirmation for the Pop has been announced.

    List of US retailers that sell KH Pop! Funko:

    Hot Topic
    Gamestop
    Best Buy
    Walmart
    Barnes & Nobles
    Amazon
    BoxLunch
    F.Y.E.
    Toy Tokyo

    Purchasing Tips:

    Funko can have an interesting release schedule. Some will be announced and not be for sale for months, and others will be announced and be on store shelves within a few weeks. Exclusive Pops tend to have better release schedules as the exclusive retailer is more likely to announce when they will go on sale.

    Online shopping for Funkos can be tricky. Pops can sell out quickly online if a store page is even published. Your best bet is to follow us here at KH13, follow your preferred local store’s social media pages, and popular social media accounts known to post Funko news. Hot Topic, BoxLunch, and F.Y.E make posts for their individual store and have a leaning for Funko Pops. Instagram is where we have noted is these stores tend to be more active on.

    GameStop is a great place for pre-ordering Funko Pops. Just like how they do their video game pre-orders, all you have to do put down a $5 deposit to have them hold it for you. You can pay it fully anytime before, or on the day of release. Check their pre-order listings to see if they have your preferred Pop!

    Amazon can also be a great source to find Pops. Be aware, however, that pre-orders for Pops can be a hassle. Pop release dates fluctuate. You can pre-order the Pop early and receive a different shipping date 3-4 days after it is released. If you wish to pre-order from Amazon but want the Prime 2-Day shipping, make sure to buy it as close as to the release date.

    If the retailers do not have these Pops, eBay and PPG Marketplace is a great source to find Pops, albeit at higher prices. As a recent example, Walmart has allowed for Sora Guardian Form to be on for sale twice. Both times, the Pop sold out in mere minutes. Within a few days, the Pop became available on both eBay and PPG.

    We hope that you found our Funko Pop! quick guide useful! We will update this article and our coverage as more Pops are confirmed and released.

    [UPDATE] Oct. 14, 2018: Sora Dual Blasters was revealed and removed from the rumored section of this article.
    [UPDATE] Oct. 15, 2018: Vanitas, Riku, and Mickey Pops have been revealed. They have been removed from the rumored section.

    Are you planning to get any of these Pops? Let us know!

  4. Kingdom Hearts Monogram Rings and Bangles and Nobody Bracelets and Necklaces added to the U-TREASURE line by K.uno

    Previously K.uno released Kingdom Hearts products including necklaces, engagement rings and Wedding rings as part of their U-TREASURE line. Now they have released new Kingdom Hearts Products consisting of beautiful Monogram bangles and rings.
    The Monogram rings and bangles are designed with the Iconic Kingdom Hearts symbols which include the Mickey, key, crown and heart symbols all in little squares around the ring and bangles. These also come in various colours consisting of silver, platinum, yellow gold, white gold and pink gold. People not only have the option to choose the colour but can also choose the type between single and double rings and single, double or triple designed bangles.

    The Monogram rings come in the following varieties:

    The Monogram bangles come in the following varieties:U-TREASURE has also advertised new Nobody necklaces and bracelets, these pieces have an iconic nobody symbol and come in either Silver or white gold.
    The Nobody bracelets come in the following varieties:The Nobody necklaces come in the following varieties:You can see some pictures of the products in the gallery below:

    Monogram Ring Single Silver Monogram Ring Single Silver Black Coating Monogram Ring Single Platinum Monogram Ring Single Platinum Black Coating Monogram Ring Single K18 Yellow Gold Monogram Ring Single K18 White Gold Monogram Ring Single K18 White Gold Black Coating Monogram Ring Single K18 Pink Gold Monogram Ring Double Silver Monogram Ring Double Silver Black Coating Monogram Ring Double Platinum Monogram Ring Double Platinum Black Coating Monogram Ring Double K18 Yellow Gold Monogram Ring Double K18 White Gold Monogram Ring Double K18 White Gold Black Coating Monogram Ring Double K18 Pink Gold Monogram Bangle Double Silver Black Coating Monogram Bangle Double Silver Ibushi Yellow Gold Coating Pink Gold Coating Monogram Bangle Triple Silver Black Coating Monogram Bangle Triple Silver Ivishi Yellow Gold Coating Pink Gold Coating Nobody Bracelet Silver Nobody Bracelet K18 White Gold Nobody Necklace Silver Nobody Necklace K18 White Gold


    The monogram rings and bangles are available from U-TREASURE Online Store and Aitai Kuji Online Store, however the nobody bracelets and necklaces are only available at U-TREASURE Online Store for now. Also some of the products have been sold out so make sure you get in quick.
    Are you going to purchase any of the beautiful Kingdom Hearts rings, bracelets or necklaces? Let us know in the comments section below!

    • Oct 11 2018 06:01 AM
    • by Skyz
  5. Kingdom Hearts themed prizes from Ichiban Kuji's lottery game restocked on Aitai Kuji

    The Japanese store Aitai Kuji, which provides exclusive access to anime merchandise to those who don't live in Japan, has just restocked on Kingdom Hearts themed prizes from Ichiban Kuji’s lottery game. Normally, these can be won by entering a monthly draw to get any random prize; Kingdom Hearts prizes from those listed below are available for the December draw. However, Aitai Kuji is making these merchandise available individually as well as offering a chance to purchase a lottery ticket for Ichiban Kuji’s December lottery game through their store. The cost of entering each Ichiban Kuji Draw is 12 USD. The items are on pre-order and will be released in December 2018.

    The Ichiban Kuji prizes are:

    You can see pictures of the prizes in the gallery below.


    Ichiban kuji kingdom hearts kuji game Kuji Lottery KH Banner 0016111 ichiban kuji kingdom hearts kuji sora And king mickey figurine Set Sora Mickey Statue 0016110 ichiban kuji kingdom hearts kuji king mickey kingdom hearts 3 outfit plush rare prize King Mickey 0016109 ichiban kuji kingdom hearts kuji mickey organization xiii plush Mickey Org. XIII 0016107 ichiban kuji kingdom hearts kuji keyblade pens Key Pens 0016105 ichiban kuji kingdom hearts kuji hand towels individuals KH Hand towels 0016106 ichiban kuji kingdom hearts kuji glass Cup individuals Kh Cups 0016104 ichiban kuji kingdom hearts kuji metal keychains individuals Charm Collection 0016108 ichiban kuji kingdom hearts kuji mickey organization xiii hood towel Mickey Hood



    Are you going to try your luck in the lottery game or purchase the items individually? Let us know in the comments section below!

    • Oct 08 2018 03:57 AM
    • by Skyz
  6. Kingdom Hearts III demo playable throughout Japan during the PlayStation Festival 2018

    PlayStation Japan has announced that several games will be featured as part of the PlayStation Festival 2018 in Japan. The booths, which are located in Osaka, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Sendai and Sapporo, will have a playable demo of Kingdom Hearts III as well as other titles including Days Gone and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. These demos are said to be identical to those playable at the PlayStation booth during the Tokyo Game Show 2018.

    As mentioned, the festival will come to five major cities in japan as per the following schedule:

    Sunday October 28 - Knowledge Capital Congress Convention Center (Osaka)
    Sunday November 4 - Across Fukuoka B2F Event Hall (Fukuoko)
    Sunday November 11 - Hiroshima Convention Hall (Hiroshima)
    Sunday November 25 - Sunfesta Event Hall (Sendai)
    Saturday December 22 - Sapporo Convention Center Great Hall (Sapporo)

    Admission is free with all booths being open between 11AM and 6PM local time. Further information regarding the festival can be found here with more details about each venue coming at a later stage.

    Will you be attending the PlayStation Festival 2018 and playing the Kingdom Hearts III demo? Let us know in the comments!

  7. GameStop Exclusive Kingdom Key D Keyblade and Kingdom Hearts III Xbox One controller from PDP

    GameStop will exclusively sell the Kingdom Key D Keyblade for $39.99 from PDP starting October 31st! You can preorder it now here.

    PDP is also planning the release of a wired, Kingdom Hearts III themed Xbox One controller with a slated release for December 4, 2018 for $34.99! You can find out more information on their website here.

    Pictures of the controller and Keyblade can be seen below.

    UPDATE: Also from PDP, the Official Pixel Pals twitter account announced that King Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are now available for preorder alongside Sora! You can get them from the PDP website for $14.99 here.

    Below are pictures of all the Kingdom Hearts Pixel Pals. All of them release on 11/1!

    Kingdom Key D Keyblade Kh3 controller 2 KH3 controller 1 Kh3 controller case 1 PixelartSora PixelartGoofy PixelartDonald PixelartMickey


    Will you be picking up PDP's addition to the cornucopia of Kingdom Hearts merchandise? Let us know in the comments below!

  8. Tokyo Game Show 2018 live-stream footage analysis

    \Welcome to KH13's analysis of the Tokyo Game Show 2018 Kingdom Hearts III live-stream footage! We will be analysing a total of 4 new pieces of footage shown live during the TGS 2018 live-streams; the extended look at Keyblade transformations, the extended Aqua scene and gameplay, the Toy Box boss fight and the full Arendelle Trinity Sled sequence.
    It goes without saying that there will be spoilers up ahead for those who haven't watched these extra footages.


    First up is the footage showcasing Keyblade transformations, link attacks, attraction flow and summons. The footage begins in an area within the Toy Box world which is filled with balls of different colours (something akin to a ball pit) which really showcases how improved the physics are compared to past titles. The first Keyblade transformation we see is that of the Infinity Badge Keyblade called Boost Hammer which interestingly changes Sora's coat red from black and is great for crowd control then it quickly switches to Monstropolis to show off the Smile Gear Keyblade transformation - Twin Yo-Yos.
    Like the Boost Hammer, Twin Yo-Yos changes Sora's design, this time changing from blue fur to yellow.

    sora blue Fur
    sora yellow Fur


    The Twin Yo-Yos is a quick, versatile transformation, great for closing distances and crowd control in a dazzling fashion. The next transformation is the Assault Claws - a transformation of the Smile Gear Keyblade. This transformation acts like boxing gloves for Sora to hit multiple enemies at once. We then see the yet to be named Arendelle Keyblade and it's transformation; Blizzard Blade. This transformation allows Sora to skate around the area and launch foes with spinning attacks. This then transitions to a ship in the Port Royal world and showcases the transformation of the currently unnamed Port Royal Keyblade. The 2 transformations are High Wind and Storm Flag. High Wind is essentially a spear type weapon that attacks long range and can also rain down pillars of light on enemies. Storm Flag is a flag (as the name might suggest) type weapon that is as flashy as it is effective, it can clear a group of enemies with ease. During this section of gameplay, the San Fransokyo Keyblade, which is yet to be named, is also shown, along with it's transformation; Nano Arms. Nano Arms has the ability to shapeshift through multiple forms, from a standard Keyblade, to a large hammer and even a rocket projectile that can be fired at enemies. The most interesting information given here is the ability to stack finishers. Once a finisher is ready, you can switch to a different Keyblade and get another finisher before unleashing them all consecutively, causing massive damage. A thing to take note of is what appears to be a new heartless that resembles an amphibious creature with a spear.

    sahagin heartless

    Next up is Attractions! The first to be shown is Merry-Go-Round which seems to pulse each time you time a button press correctly. This attraction flow is being shown off against the Ice Titan and the Lava Titan - the first time they have been revealed to the general public. They were first shown exclusively at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra. We are then reintroduced to Tea Party Cup which has been shown on several occasions but this time we see that the finisher can actually be used on the balls in the Toy Box world. The final attraction flow shown is Splash Ride, this time shown in Monstropolis. The best point of attraction flow is it seems to render Sora invulnerable while it is active.

    Now we take a look at link attacks, starting with Baymax, whose link attack is called Intercept Jet. Intercept Jet allows you to fly aboard Baymax's back while swooping down at enemies while keeping them at a distance. Next up is the Toy Box link attack; Rodeo Rocket. This is activated by teaming up with Woody and Buzz, which then puts Sora, Woody and Buzz atop a large rocket that swoop and spin into enemies before activating the finisher which shoots the rocket off into the surrounding enemies. The final link attack shown is performed with Marshmallow in the Arendelle world. This link attack is called Avalanche Breath and much like Intercept Jet, it has you climbing aboard Marshmallow only this time you will be boxing your way to victory by swinging his claws. The next attack is hard to determine if it is a link attack or a finisher. Sora will grab mike in Monstropolis and bowl him straight into the enemies but the lack of a HUD and the fact it seems more like a movie that will play the same every time you do the attack, it feels more like it would be a finisher.

    Next, we'll dive into some of Kingdom Hearts III's summons. The first summon shown is Meow Wow; a Dream Eater from Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. The summon is called Wonder Balloon. Once summoned, Sora will climb up on his back and bounce around causing damage to all nearby enemies. Once enough damage is caused, you can activate the finisher which will make Meow Wow drop onto his back and all the Dream Eaters from KH: 3D will come pouring out. The second and final summon to be shown is Simba; a veteran of the Kingdom Hearts series. Simba's summon has the fitting name of King's Flare. This time, Simba is back with a twist - he more resembles a fiery phantom. His attacks all seem to be fire based and cover a wide area; with spinning attacks that cause rings of fire on the battlefield. Once your bar is full, you can pull off Simba's explosive finisher that hits a wide area with a large fire attack.

    simba summon

    We finally get a closer look at Gummi Ships next. It begins by showing something similar to a Kingdom Hearts II Gummi Ship route; flying along a fixed path while shooting all the enemy ships you can see on the screen. What's interesting is what come next - the ability to completely explore the routes between worlds! When free roaming, you will have a radar on the bottom left of your screen showing your surroundings in 360 degrees. Another thing that seems apparent with Gummi Ships this time around is the ability to attach a super weapon of sorts. On the right hand side of the screen is a bar labelled "weapon" which when full can be used to unleash a blast more powerful than any other cannon or laser.
    Finally, we take another look at the cooking mini-game with Remy from Ratatouille. We can see that Sora is being controlled by Remy pulling on his hair to control his arms. It seems as though you need to use the analogue stick to move Sora's arm, judging by the awkward motions used in the game. It would also seem like you need to press a button with the correct timing to make a good meal.


    The next bit of footage shows Aqua after she has succumbed to the darkness (whether she is Norted or just lost the battle for her heart is yet to be confirmed). When the camera pans out we see Sora stood opposite her in the Realm of Darkness wielding the Keyblade received in San Fransokyo. Due to Sora having obtained this Keyblade, we can assume this takes place after the Big Hero 6 portion of the game. Once the battle begins, Aqua begins using many attacks that are reminiscent of the attacks Phantom Aqua used in Kingdom Hearts 0.2: A Fragmentary Passage and because of this, it could further support the theory of her becoming a dweller in darkness rather than a Xehanort vessel. Aqua is also wielding a new variation of the Kingdom Key that seems like it has mixed with the Starseeker - both Keyblades that have been wielded by King Mickey.

    aqua keyblade


    When Aqua teleports around the arena, a dark portal appears behind her - not too different from the corridors of darkness used by Riku and the Organisation members. It should also be noted that both Sora and Aqua are fighting while walking on water; something not seen in Kingdom Hearts thus far.


    The third segment of footage shown takes place in the Toy Box world. It shows off a new boss for that world and judging from the surroundings, it looks as though it takes place inside the Galaxy Toys area. The boss is a new heartless type that resembles a maid doll with rabbit ears. On the right ear is a heartless symbol to show that it is indeed a heartless.

    Spoiler


    The boss itself uses a variety of attacks, but mainly flies through the air, plummeting to the ground to hit the party with an area of effect attack before flying off again. Occasionally, it will land and perform spin attacks if you get too close. As well as the main boss, there are also miniature stuffed animal heartless continuously attacking the party along with various heartless and other toys.


    The final piece of footage is an extended look at the Trinity Sledge mini-game. This takes place in the Frozen world Arendelle. During this mini-game, Sora, Donald and Goofy are sledding down the side of a mountain on Goofy's shield, moving towards the camera, all while being chased by heartless. The heartless type seen during this mini-game is new and so far has not been named. It resembles an ice dragon which can dive at you as well as fire lasers across your path, leaving it up to you to dodge them. Once you evade the heartless for long enough, you are thrown into free fall mode with the opportunity to collect prizes on the way down. Upon landing, the camera has switched to being behind Sora, Donald and Goofy, and there are now ramps for you to jump over to get across gaps or just to collect more prizes. When you reach the end of the Trinity Sled mini-game you will need to fight 3 of the dragon type heartless.

    Ice dragon heartless


    It seems as though this could be a mini boss considering each enemy has 2 and a half HP bars plus small health bars for each wing etc. During the fight, Sora is equipped with the Shooting Star Keyblade and uses the transformations for this Keyblade; Two Gun Arrows and Magic Launcher. The enemy itself generally stays above ground and will swoop at Sora and the party but it can also burrow underground and use its tail to swipe at the party from under the snow.

    What part of this footage did you find most exciting? Did you notice anything that we might have missed in our analysis? Let us know in the comments below!

  9. Tetsuya Nomura's Kingdom Hearts III illustration and special message in commemoration of TWEWY's release

    Tetsuya Nomura has created a new illustration featuring Kingdom Hearts III Sora and the characters from The World Ends With You. The illustration was released along with a message from Nomura himself. Read the message translated down below.


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    Nomura: TGS, thank you very much. Within Traverse Town in Dream Drop Distance, which is included in Kingdom Hearts 2.8 and the prologue of Kingdom Hearts III, The World Ends With You makes an appearance and releases today, September 27th, for the Nintendo Switch with the Kingdom Hearts team involved. If you would like to enjoy Kingdom Hearts 2.8 even more, by all means take this opportunity to do so.

  10. More Kingdom Hearts III voice actors have been revealed; includes Zachary Levi and Kristen Bell

    In a press release, Square Enix and Disney have announced more voice actors that will be reprising their roles for Kingdom Hearts III. The list includes Zachary Levi reprising his role as Flynn Rider and Kristen Bell reprising her role as Anna. The list can be viewed below.

    • Josh Gad - Olaf
    • Kristen Bell - Anna
    • Idina Menzel - Elsa
    • Jonathan Groff - Kristoff
    • Zachary Levi - Flynn Rider
    • Donna Murphy - Mother Gothel
    • John Ratzenberger - Hamm
    • Wallace Shawn - Rex
    • Tate Donovan - Hercules
    • Kevin R. McNally - Gibbs
    • Tony Anselmo - Donald Duck
    • Bill Farmer - Goofy
    • Haley Joel Osment - Sora
    Back in April, the voice actors for Mike and Sully were announced.

    What do you think of this list? Who else do you think will reprise their role for Kingdom Hearts III? Let us know in the comments below!

    • Sep 26 2018 09:49 AM
    • by Leamax
  11. Kingdom Hearts III set to appear at New York Comic-Con 2018!

    Square Enix have confirmed on Twitter today that Kingdom Hearts III will be playable at this years New York Comic-Con taking place in New York City from October 4 - October 7.

    While nothing has been directly said about what will be at New York Comic-Con, fans are expecting to get a taste of the Mt.Olympus and Toy Box Premium Showcase demos that have been making their way around the world at all kinds of different events.

    Our very own xionskeyblade and KHWaterBlock will be representing KH13 at the event! Keep an eye on this space as we will update as more information becomes available!

    Update [September 26, 2018]: Square Enix will be bringing the Kingdom Hearts III demo at New York Comic Con! Square Enix will be located at booth #1805, and will be distributing tickets to play Kingdom Hearts III at 10 am, each day.

    UPDATE: [October 4, 2018]: Kingdom Hearts merchandise has been spotted at NYCC! You can check them out in the gallery below! (Special thanks to KH13 team member xionskeyblade for the pics!)

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    Are you going to attend New York Comic-Con this year and get a chance to play Kingdom Hearts III? Let us know in the comments below!

  12. Playstation Live Event at TGS showcases Toy Box Boss Fight and Arendelle's Trinity Sled sequence!

    Kingdom Hearts III was featured in Playstation Japan's Live Event this morning where Miyu Irino and Tai Yasue were guest starring.

    In the event, Miyu Irino and the host played 2 different demos showcasing Toy Box and Arendelle. Miyu's demo, the Toy Box world was in fact the extended Kingdom Hearts III Premiere Event demo where it surpassed the Giga Mech segment in the E3 one. He explored most of Galaxy Toys while skipping cutscenes, and eventually made it to the boss at the end of the demo. This boss was exclusive to the Premiere Event attendees all the way back in May.
    The video below contains the final cutscene and then the boss fight that was previously kept secret until now!



    The second demo was the Trinity Sled sequence in Arendelle. It features Sora, Donald, and Goofy sliding down the snowy mountain on Goofy's shield. As you slide down the mountain you collect health and munny orbs while avoiding the flying heartless. We have edited the gameplay sequence out for you to watch below!

  13. Kingdom Hearts & Tokyo Skytree Tower of Light and Darkness Event announced!

    To commemorate the release of the anticipated Kingdom Hearts III, an event called the Kingdom Hearts & Tokyo Skytree Tower of Light and Darkness was announced!
    It will take place from Tuesday January 8, 2019 through Sunday March 3, 2019.

    Taking place in the Tembo Galleria 450 meters above ground, the tower will be decorated with Disney worlds from the Kingdom Hearts series, as well as the characters!

    There will be original content being displayed in the Skytree Round Theater inside the tower, using 255° out of 360° of the huge screen compromising of window glasses of about 110 meters wide and 2 meters high.

    The event plans to sell exclusive cafe menu and original goods collaborating with this event. A promotional poster was shown off in regards to this event, which you can view below!


    Skytree Light and Darkness



    Keep up to date with Kingdom Hearts III news at TGS 2018 on our Social Medias (Facebook - Twitter - Tumblr) and on our full coverage of the event here on the website!

  14. Nomura shares new details for Kingdom Hearts III in live Q&A during Square Enix Presents at the Tokyo Game Show 2018

    A live Q&A recently took place during Square Enix Presents at the Tokyo Game Show 2018 between Nomura and the Japanese voice actors of both Sora (Miyu Irino) and Aqua (Megumi Toyoguchi) with host Akira Kawashima.

    Nomura answered several questions including if this instalment of the series will be the last, if online play was a possibility, if Kingdom Hearts III will have a secret movie and more. Miyu Irino also answered a question about the difficulties of voicing both Sora and Vanitas.

    You can read the entire Q&A below, translated thanks to Audrey on twitter:

    MC: Nomura-San; like Aqua has turned to darkness, yeah?

    Nomura: Yeah it’s really too bad she fell to the darkness. I can’t tell much more otherwise it’ll be a spoiler but yeah, it’s quite unfortunate.

    Irino: I was asked if this was the end of Kingdom Hearts, what is the verdict, Nomura-San?

    Nomura: This is not the end of Kingdom Hearts, just the Dark Seeker arc. Sora’s story will continue after this, but first, Kingdom Hearts III!

    MC: Terra, Aqua, and Ventus as well as Xehanort- we want to know their ages.

    Nomura: We didn’t really have set ages. Terra is around 20, Aqua is about 18, Ventus is 16, and Xehanort is uh...Young Xehanort is 18-20, Master Xehanort is like 80 or something.

    MC: Was it difficult to voice both Sora and Vanitas?

    Irino: At first it was hard to voice Sora in the beginning, but I was able to get used to voicing him over the years. For Vanitas, it wasn’t that bad but just having another mindset. My voice kind of changed as I aged, so I had to adjust my voice to fit the characters.

    MC: Will there be an online game play option, Nomura?

    Nomura: We haven’t included it in Kingdom Hearts III, but the idea was talked about during production. We just want to finish Kingdom Hearts III first, then we’ll think about other options.

    MC: Will there be a KH3 secret movie?

    Nomura: Yes, yes there will be. I don’t want to say spoilers, but it’ll be kind of a different type of presentation, such as a DLC with a secret movie or something...maybe.


    Don’t forget to stay up to date with KH13 for updates on the Tokyo Game Show 2018! Coverage of the event can be found on our Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook pages as well as our coverage article here!

  15. Kingdom Hearts III Main Stage Event shows off new Keyblade Transformation and character footage!

    During the Main Stage Event featuring Miyu Irino and Megumi Toyoguchi, there was new footage of the game being shown extended footage from the E3 2018 and TGS2018 trailers.

    It featured Sora fighting heartless in Caribbean, Toy Box, Arendelle, and Monstropolis with never before seen gameplay, including a finisher for the Blizzard Blades keyblade transformation. A new gameplay scene using the Merry-Go-Round attraction flow during a boss fight with the Ice Titan and Lava Titan was also shown as well as an extended clip of the boss fight with Marshmallow.
    Finally, an extended clip of Aqua and Sora was shown.

    You can watch the new footage below!


    What was your favorite clip of the new gameplay shown? Let us know in the comments!

    Keep up to date with Kingdom Hearts III news at TGS 2018 on our Social Medias (Facebook - Twitter - Tumblr) and on our full coverage of the event here on the website!

  16. Kingdom Hearts III opening theme listed on ASCAP

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) recently listed on their website a song which goes by the name "Face my Fears", also known as "OPENING THEME (KINGDOM HEARTS 3)". The website also credits Utada Hikaru, Skrillex and Boyd Jason "Poo Bear" as writers.


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    Both "Chikai" and "Don't Think Twice" are also listed on ASCAP as Kingdom Hearts III's ending themes.

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    It is also interesting to notice how Skrillex already expressed his interest towards the Kingdom Hearts videogame in the past, but he also shown his appreciation for Utada Hikaru's work on his Twitter handle:


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  17. [UPDATE]: Kingdom Hearts III Sora Guardian Form Funko Pop NYCC Exclusive Available at Wal-Mart on October 9th

    A brand new Kingdom Hearts III Sora Funko Pop figure has been reported by Dis.Funko and anerdydad stating to be an NYCC exclusive. You can view the picture below!

    Guardian Form


    [UPDATE]: Dis.Funko has reported that the Sora Guardian Form Pop will be a Wal-Mart exclusive and will be available starting October 9th. The Funko Official Blog has also confirmed this.
    Are you going to NYCC? Are you going to purchase the Pop? If so, lets us know in the comments!

  18. Kingdom Hearts III Limited Edition PS4 Slim and Top Cover announced at TGS2018!

    Today at the Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix of Japan announced a new Kingdom Hearts III Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Slim console, with a brand new design on the top. It was on display next to the Kingdom Hearts III Limited Edition PS4 Pro model that was announced at E3 in June.

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    (via @ShenVenitas on Twitter)


    The bundle is available in both the 500GB model for ¥33,890 and the 1TB model for ¥38,980. Both versions are now available for pre-order at the Sony Japan Store. It releases on January 25th, 2019.

    The top cover is also currently available for pre-order if you decide not to purchase the actual console for ¥3,500.

    What do you think of the PS4 Slim and Top cover? Let us know in the comments below!

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  19. Kingdom Hearts III presentation announced for the Tokyo Game Show 2018 with playable demo and t-shirts

    PlayStation Japan has announced that a Kingdom Hearts III presentation will take place on the PlayStation booth stage at the Tokyo Game Show 2018 on September 23 between 1:00 - 1:40 PM JST. The presentation will provide the latest information about Kingdom Hearts III hosted by Hatsune Matsushima and have co-director Tai Yasue along with special guest Kanata Hongo.

    Along with this announcement, the Japanese Kingdom Hearts twitter account have also stated that a Kingdom Hearts III demo will be playable at the same booth and those who attend and play the demo will be able to receive a t-shirt designed by Tetsuya Nomura. If you aren't able to play the demo at the event, both Famitsu and Dengeki will be streaming it live. Distribution of the shirts will take place at the Kingdom Hearts III corner in the PlayStation booth. More information about this promotion can be found here and the original design can be seen below:

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    Square Enix also have a presentation dedicated to Kingdom Hearts III on September 22. You can check out information regarding this presentation here.

    Thanks to Solis and GOLDPLANNER for the translations.

    Are you excited to see what information will be discussed at the presentation? Will you be attending and playing the demo? Do you think the demo will be different in relation to past iterations? Let us know in the comments!

    Update[September 19, 2018):
    Square Enix will be hosting Square Enix Presents at Tokyo Game Show on September 22, 2018 from 12:50 JST - 13:40 JST (11:50 PM EDT - 12:40 PM EDT). The stage will be presented by a Kingdom Hearts III developer and Kingdom Hearts voice actors, Miyu Irino and Megumi Toyoguchi, the voices of Sora and Aqua. Square Enix Presents can be streamed live via YouTube, Nico Live and LINE Live.

    PlayStation will be presenting a Kingdom Hearts III stage event on September 23, 2018 from 13:00 JST - 13:40 JST (12:00 AM EDT - 12:40 AM EDT). Kingdom Hearts III co-director, Tai Yasue, will be presenting Kingdom Hearts III with co-host, Kanata Hongo. The presentation will be available to watch via live stream through the following platforms, Twitch and YouTube.

    During Dengeki's Game VS Famitsu at Tokyo Game Show, Famitsu will be playing Kingdom Hearts III on September 20, 2018 at 10:00 JST (9:00 PM EDT, Wednesday) and can be streamed live via Famitsu on Nico Live.

    Famitsu has also released information regarding Kingdom Hearts III for attendees of the Tokyo Game Show. Kingdom Hearts III t-shirts designed by Tetsuya Nomura will be distributed by the PlayStation booth on September 22, 2018 and September 23, 2018. T-shirts are first come, first serve. The Kingdom Hearts III demo will be playable at three different booths: Square Enix, PlayStation, and at Family Game Park. TGS map is available here for those attending. Square Enix will also be distributing pamphlets for Tokyo Game Show 2018, featuring the official Kingdom Hearts III box art on the cover. For those not attending Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix will have the pamphlets available for Square Enix Members on September 22, 2018 at 9 am JST. Square Enix Members will be able to use their points to exchange for the pamphlet.

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    Thanks to Xionskeyblade for the translations.

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  20. Square Enix is holding a campaign on their e-STORE in commemoration of Kingdom Hearts III's release

    Square Enix has announced they will be holding a campaign on their e-store from September 18, 2019 - March 31, 2019. The campaign is in commemoration of Kingdom Hearts III's release. If you purchased Kingdom Hearts related merchandise from the Square Enix Japan e-store, you may receive a Kingdom Hearts gift with your order. Pre-ordered items count towards this campaign. Square Enix notes that if the gifts run out they will be making an announcement ending the campaign on their campaign page.

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    There are two phases of the campaign in which Square Enix will be distributing the gifts. The first phase of the campaign will take place September 18, 2018 14:00 JST - January 10, 2019 midnight JST. The second phase of the campaign will take place January 10, 2019 midnight JST - March 31, 2019 midnight JST.

    The gifts that will be given out through the campaign will be one of the five ringed notebooks that features the designs from the Kingdom Hearts recap series. During the first phase of gifts, 2,000 lucky people will receive one of the five notebooks. During the second phase, only 1,000 people will be chosen for the notebooks. In order to qualify for this gift, a purchase of 3,500yen or more must be made.


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    A Kingdom Hearts III original mirror will be available as a gift with a purchase of 13,500 yen or more. The first phase, 800 people will be chosen to receive this gift. During the second phase, only 200 people will be chosen to receive this gift.

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  21. Square Enix e-store has added new merchandise following TGS

    Following the release of the extended Kingdom Hearts III TGS trailer, the Square Enix e-store updated their website with items seen at San Diego Comic Con 2018 and other new items.

    Earlier this year, Square Enix revealed a Kingdom Hearts long wallet, bi-fold wallet, and a key holder at San Diego Comic Con. The long wallet comes in two colors, black and red. The long wallet retails for 37,584 yen ($334.81 USD) and the bi-fold wallet retails for 26,784 yen ($238.67 USD). Both wallets are made out of leather and feature a design of Kingdom Hearts icons. The long wallet has a keyblade zipper pull. The Kingdom Hearts key-case retails for 18,144 yen ($161.68 USD), comes in red or black, and features the same design as the long wallet and bi-fold wallet. All three items are set to release on February 21, 2019 See the wallets in our gallery below.


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    Square Enix has added Kingdom Hearts canvases of the official arts that are limited to the Square Enix e-store. Canvases feature the illustration of Sora and Riku from Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. All three canvases retail for 9,800 yen ($87.32 USD) and are available for pre-order. They are set to release January 25, 2019.



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    A new addition to the Kingdom Hearts Novel series will also be releasing January 25, 2019 in Japan. The book is titled Kingdom Hearts X : The Story of You and the Keyblade and will be about the adventures from Kingdom Hearts X. The novel will retail for 800 yen ($7.13 USD). The cover art and NA title is still pending, and there is no NA release date as of yet.

    A Kingdom Hearts III Post Card Book has also been added to the Square Enix e-store and will retail for 1,296 yen ($11.58 USD). The post card book will have 24 hardcover postcards in size B6 and will be released on January 25, 2019. The cover shown for the post card book is currently the Kingdom Hearts III logo for now and will be updated in the future.



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    Update[September 19, 2018]: 7Net will be releasing a limited edition version of the Kingdom Hearts long wallet. The wallet will be white featuring the Kingdom Hearts icons design with a keyblade zipper pull. The wallet will retail for 37,800 yen ($336.81 USD) and will be released February 21, 2019.



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  22. Tetsuya Nomura makes comments promising more Kingdom Hearts info at TGS 2018

    Shortly after the release of Kingdom Hearts III's extended Tokyo Game Show trailer, Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura made comments on his Twitter about Kingdom Hearts III's presence at Tokyo Game Show 2018.

    In the first tweet, Nomura expressed his thoughts on Utada Hikaru's live performance of the Kingdom Hearts III theme song, Chikai. Nomura also confirmed that there will not be any more trailers coming out of TGS, but that there will still be more info, which he encourages fans to look forward to.

    Nomura also wanted to reveal the Kingdom Hearts III box art himself in the second tweet, before it was released elsewhere. There will be a large version of this box art on display at the expo itself. While that's all he will be saying, he reinforces that there will be further information revealed during TGS.

    Thank you to Goldpanner for translating these tweets!

    What do you think of Nomura's comments? What do you think this upcoming info entails? Let us know in the comments below!

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  23. Kingdom Hearts III Big Hero 6 extended trailer has been released

    As promised, an extended version of the Kingdom Hearts III Big Hero 6 trailer has finally been released by Square Enix! You can watch it below.


    The new trailer features Japanese dub as before, with additional gameplay and cutscene snippets from the world of Big Hero 6 as well as the Carribean.

    What are your impressions and analyses of the new trailer? Let us know in the comments below!

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  24. Kingdom Hearts III Box Art Revealed

    Following the Kingdom Hearts III extended TGS trailer release, Square Enix revealed the official box art for Kingdom Hearts III, drawn by Tetsuya Nomura, on the official Kingdom Hearts twitter. The official box art features a similar design from the Kingdom Hearts box art.



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    What do you think of the Kingdom Hearts III box art? Comment down below!

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  25. Dengeki and Famitsu showcasing Kingdom Hearts III demo live at TGS 2018

    Famitsu and Dengeki have announced they will be livestreaming gameplay of the Kingdom Hearts III demo being showcased at the Tokyo Game Show this year.

    Famitsu will be broadcasting it over on their Youtube! on September 20 at 10:00 - 10:40 AM JST

    Dengeki will be broadcasting their livestream of the demo through their channel on Nico Nico (Nicovideo.jp) and on their YouTube on September 21 at 10:00 JST

    The demo they will be playing will be showcasing two worlds, which will most likely be Mt. Olympus and Toy Box as before.

    Recently, PlayStation announced that Kingdom Hearts III would be on board the PlayStation Road to Greatness Tour, and it was reported to be an extended version of the past demos at its recent stop in Del Mar, California.

    Seeing how this is the first time Kingdom Hearts III will be played in Japan, what do you expect to see in the livestreams? Are you expecting the same demo as before or maybe a new extended version? Let us know in the comments!

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