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  1. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX International website redesigned

    Square Enix has just rolled out a complete redesign of the International website for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. The website now features links to the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts III International websites, information on the series and HD collections, new images and more. You can view the images below.

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    • Dec 02 2014 08:35 PM
    • by Sora96
  2. Tai Yasue reveals Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 & 2.5 ReMIX could come to PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

    Tai Yasue, the co-director of the Kingdom Hearts series has revealed in an interview with IGN that the Kingdom Hearts HD collections, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX could be ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the future. Yasue mentions he understands what the fans want and that it is something they will explore but they also don't want to delay Kingdom Hearts III's development. You can read what Yasue said in full below. IGN has announced they will have more with Yasue later in the week.

    "When we first came up with the idea for Kingdom Hearts III, it was always 1.5, then 2.5 and we were always thinking about those three titles at the same time," he explains. "I think [putting the games on PS4] is something we’ll explore. We understand what our players want, so we will explore the possibility. I’m not making any announcements though, we can’t make any announcements yet!"

    But while Sony gamers would likely appreciate the refresher, with Kingdom Hearts III heading to Xbox One as well as PS4, arguably it's Xbox owners that need the earlier installments of the game more than anyone else. When asked about whether an Xbox One edition of 1.5 and 2.5 could ever see the light of day, Yasue was hesitant. While the initial reasoning behind this was thought to be the initial exclusivity deal with Sony, it seems resources play just as much of a part.

    "It’s a big old question," he says. "There’s a lot of things we need to think of when we consider consoles. One of them is what our players want, so we will definitely consider that. But there’s also schedule constraints, as we really don’t want the development of Kingdom Hearts III going later, so we have that to think about. We’ll consider all these things and come to a decision."

    • Dec 03 2014 03:37 AM
    • by Sora96
  3. Churro & KH fansite interview with Tetsuya Nomura

    Prior to the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX launch event for North America, Square Enix kindly offered for Kingdom Hearts fansites to interview the director of the Kingdom Hearts series, Tetsuya Nomura. Churro attended the event on behalf of KHUltimania and KH13, and was given the chance to ask Nomura questions about HD 2.5 ReMIX in a group interview with KHInsider. With a big thanks to Square Enix for the opportunity, Churro for making it all the way to the event and asking questions, and to KHI for writing up the transcript, here is our group interview:

    ---To start things off, how are you today, Nomura-san?

    Nomura: I'm doing fine, thank you. Looking forward to being here. Actually my flight was delayed for 2.5 hours but I didn't realize it until later because I had fallen asleep (laughs).

    ---How did it feel to revisit these titles again?

    Nomura: It felt the same as it did throughout the series, as our focus was to make the game more accessible to newer players. That was our stance throughout the project, and it has not changed.

    ---How big was the development team for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix?

    Nomura: It was the same as 1.5. We has a designated team of programmers specifically working on the remasters and a same art team that's been working on the series.

    ---One of the two new scenes in Re:coded features a conversation Xigbar has with Young Master Xehanort before the events of KH3D. In this scene, it appears that not even his younger self is entirely on board with Master Xehanort's plans, as if his status as a confident participant is uncertain. Could you tell us about his position at this current point in time and what we may look forward to in the future with him?

    Nomura: As you know, Xehanort loses his memory at the end of KH3D. However, he has something like a beacon inside him that guides him unconsciously. It's a feeling in his heart that he doesn't quite understand but follows regardless. In that regard, you could say he really is just walking the path laid out for him.

    ---Many of our fans are excited to see the Birth by Sleep Final Mix secret ending, which mentions Birth by Sleep Volume 2. What were your thoughts behind including this?

    Nomura: I suppose you could say that the ideas are "floating". See, Birth by Sleep Volume 2 was never meant to be the second chapter of Birth by Sleep. Rather, it was intended to be a separate piece. The ideas are still there, but they are not currently being pursued. Perhaps in the future we will have the opportunity to touch back upon this subject.

    ---What was the process in choosing which scenes from Re:coded to remake?

    Nomura: I'd go over the entire script first. Of course the scenes that were already animated would automatically be included, but we'd tweak them in such a way that "adds flavor". That is, make them more interesting for players to experience and more suitable for cinematic theater as we can't rely on gameplay. We also focused on taking the scenes that focused purely on the Kingdom Hearts original content, and enhanced them further because they are so crucial to the story. In order to select from the Disney worlds, we focused on balancing the important scenes with the charm that these characters and locales inherently bring.


    Update: Part 2 of Churro's interview with Tetsuya Nomura is now available. Nomura discusses the possibility of a HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance and that Kingdom Hearts Re:coded HD Cinematic Story Video connected to Kingdom Hearts χ[chi].

    You can read it below with a big thanks to Churro, and to KHI for the transcript.

    ---In the credits of Kingdom Hearts 1.5, scenes from Kingdom Hearts 2, Birth by Sleep, and Re:coded were shown to hint at the next remaster. In the credits of Kingdom Hearts 2.5, scenes from Dream Drop Distance and Kingdom Hearts 3 were shown. Recent updates in Kingdom Hearts X[chi] also showed updated models for characters from Dream Drop Distance.

    A comment was previously made that a remaster for this title would be under consideration, but has that changed now that 2.5 has been released?

    Nomura: On one hand, technological tests have proven that we are capable of making an HD version of the game, but on the other hand, I also feel that it may not be as appealing (compared to Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX) if we release Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] on its own. We are still trying to determine what would be the best course of action.

    ---The Book of Prophecies introduced in Kingdom Hearts X[chi] contains records of events that have yet to exist, whereas Jiminy’s Journal and the Datascape contains records of events that have already occurred. How does their connection, as suggested by Maleficent in Re:coded, play a role in future events?

    Nomura: It will be revealed eventually, so please look forward to it.

    ---English cutscenes were left entirely intact in the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts 2.5, yet the Japanese cutscenes were removed in the English version. Does the possibility for a proper dual-language option exist for future installments?

    Nomura: In Kingdom Hearts, the characters are lip-synched, so if we do a proper dual-language option, there will be twice the amount of data for cutscenes and sound. Because of that, it might be tough to make happen due to limitations on capacity.

    ---What was the inspiration of creating a villain like Master Xehanort?

    Nomura: I wanted this character to be not like a monster, but more like a master of martial arts who has trimmed away anything unnecessary. A being that would represent darkness, and a sense of terror exuding from his silent demeanor. One who wants to negate Sora -- that is the root of my inspiration.

    ---KH1.5's special credits contained scenes from KH2, BBS and Re:coded, which eventually became the titles included in KH2.5. Will the KH2.5 special credits contain a similar hint?

    Nomura: I’d like players to see for themselves by playing through the game.

    ---Which Organization XIII Data fight from Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix was your favorite?

    Nomura: Though I wouldn’t call it my “favorite fight,” there is something I found very interesting (fascinating). Zexion never had a style of combat (since the player did not fight him in the original Kingdom Hearts II), but when the two teams worked simultaneously to create him (Osaka team for Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and the Tokyo team for Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix), his battle style turned out completely different between the two games.

  4. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is now available in North America

    The Collector's, Limited and standard editions of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX are now available in North America exclusively on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX contains High Definition remasters of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix with Kingdom Hearts Re:coded HD Cinematic Story Videos. It will be released in Australia on December 4 and Europe on December 5. For trailers, commercials and promotional videos of the English version please view our trailer archive for the HD collection. Are you purchasing it today?

    • Dec 02 2014 12:08 AM
    • by Sora96
  5. New Kingdom Hearts III footage shown at Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX NA launch event + new info to be revealed in 2015

    At the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX North American launch event at the Walt Disney Studio Lot in Burbank, California, Square Enix has shown new Kingdom Hearts III footage and revealed that they will release new information in 2015. The new footage showed concept art, new Heartless designs, a huge town titled Cable Town with Sora in a library/study room and new gun Keyblade attacks for Sora. Sora was shown in various Kingdom Hearts II outfits including Valor and Wisdom form. To expand on the gun Keyblade attacks, Sora's Keyblade transforms into dual guns and then transforms into a cannon. Chi was also written on a blackboard in the study room, this may be related to Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] but this is simply speculation. Thanks go to @churroz for the information.

    Update: Siliconera has posted their impressions of the footage. They reveal that Yoko Shimomura, composer of the Kingdom Hearts series was also at the event and performed a couple of the series' most famous songs. They have also included what Heartless they believe were shown. You can read them below.


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    Update 2: Square Enix has told those who attended the event that the footage was only intended for those who attended the North American and European launch events and that more information will be revealed in 2015. This is likely due to the footage still being quite raw. Thanks go to @churroz for the tip.

    • Dec 03 2014 10:03 PM
    • by Sora96
  6. Square Enix Germany hosts "Kingdom Hearts Get Together" to promote Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX

    It has been revealed on Germany's offical Square Enix Facebook page that a private event was held in Germany to celebrate Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX on Friday, November 28, 2014 (a week before its release in Europe).

    There seemed to be a lot of festivities including playing demos of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix on a selection of screens, watching the Kingdom Hearts Re:coded HD Cinematic Story Videos on a projector screen, posing with a life-size Keyblade, and indulging in snacks such as cupcakes and a sponge cake with the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX game cover design on top.

    All images from the event can be seen in our gallery, below.

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  7. Coverage: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX launch event in California

    Last month, Square Enix announced a North American launch event for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX at the Walt Disney Studio Lot in Burbank, California on December 1, 2014. This event is taking place today and as such our coverage begins. Our coverage includes any and all updates, photos and videos from the event. The North American community promotional video from September will be shown to those attending. They will also be able to play the HD collection and purchase it a day early. Merchandise is also available for purchase. You can view all content regarding the event below.

    Updates


    - More photos have been added below, thanks to VGO - Video Game Orchestra, NeoGAF user raven777, Yoko Shimomura and Twitter user @15thCrystal.
    - KH13 interview with Tetsuya Nomura
    - Yoko Shimomura, composer of the Kingdom Hearts series was at the event and performed a couple of the series' most famous songs.
    - New Kingdom Hearts III footage shown at Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX NA launch event + new info to be revealed in 2015
    - Social Media Team member Churro is attending the launch event and has been capturing photos. All photos he captures from the event will be available below.

    Photos


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    Update: Square Enix has uploaded a lot of photos from the event which can be viewed below.

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    • Dec 10 2014 08:38 PM
    • by Sora96
  8. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX review compilation

    With Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX releasing in North America on December 2, Australia on December 4 and Europe on December 5 various major gaming publications have been releasing their reviews of the HD collection. We've complied them all for you to enjoy below and we'll update whenever new ones are released. We're also going to be including ones posted by people on our forum so make sure you take this opportunity to get your review and impressions featured on the KH13.com home page.

    Major gaming publications


    Game Informer - 9/10
    LaPS4 - 87%
    GamesBeat 85/100
    3DJuegos - 8.5/10
    Vandal Online - 8.4/10
    LevelUp - 8/10
    EGM - 8/10
    Push Square - 8/10
    Gaming Nexus - 8/10
    Hardcore Gamer 4/5
    Eurogamer Italy - 8/10
    ActionTrip - 7/10
    RPGFan - 94%
    DigitalChumps - 8/10
    PlayStation LifeStyle - 8/10
    GamingTrend - 75/100
    Slant Magazine - 3.5/5
    GameTrailers - 8.7/10
    PopWatch
    Atomix - 85/100
    PlayersLink - 9/10
    IGN - 8.4/10

    KH13.com community submitted


    Jim
    soravids

    • Dec 08 2014 06:35 PM
    • by Sora96
  9. Two new trailers for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX released, titled "Worlds Connect"

    Square Enix has released two new trailers for the English version of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, leading up to the game's upcoming release in North America and Europe on December 2 and December 5, 2014, respectively. Together, these trailers are called "Worlds Connect", and they showcase the combination of Square Enix and Disney together in the Kingdom Hearts series. You can view the new trailers below.

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    Memorable Disney Characters and FINAL FANTASY Cameos



    The following press release was released along with these trailers:

    With over 100 memorable Disney characters and a dozen cameos from the popular FINAL FANTASY series featured in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, SQUARE ENIX® today released two new “Worlds Connect” trailers in anticipation of the game’s release next Tuesday, December 2nd.

    The new trailers showcase the eloquent connection of two of entertainment’s most treasured franchises from Disney and SQUARE ENIX. The first trailer, “Disney Worlds Connect” highlights what fans have always loved about the franchise – following Sora and the colorful Disney cast as they encounter countless dangers and villains in worlds both familiar and brand-new. The worlds in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX include – Never Land (Peter Pan), Olympus Coliseum (Hercules), 100 Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh), Pride Lands (The Lion King), Space Paranoids (Tron), Timeless River (Steamboat Willie), Deep Space (Lilo & Stitch), Port Royal (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) and more.

    In “Memorable Disney Characters and FINAL FANTASY Cameos Worlds Connect,” fans will be able to get a glimpse of the cameos from the FINAL FANTASY franchise, including Setzer (FINAL FANTASY VI), Aerith, Cloud and Tifa (FINAL FANTASY VII), Squall (FINAL FANTASY VIII), Auron (FINAL FANTASY X) and more.

  10. Square Enix Europe offering exclusive Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX prizes

    Square Enix Europe has announced that they are offering exclusive Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX prizes for those who pre-ordered the Collector's Edition through their online store. Unfortunately, this competition is only open to those living in the United Kingdom.

    The prizes include an exclusive framed Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX manga storyboard, Sora & Roxas Play Arts figurines along with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX T-shirts and jackets.

    To enter all you have to do is pre-order the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector’s Edition from Square Enix Europe's online store and leave a comment on this Facebook post answering the following question:

    “Why are you the biggest Kingdom Hearts fan?”


    The competition ends December 4 at 23:59 GMT. More details can be found here.

    • Nov 25 2014 12:49 PM
    • by Sora96
  11. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 & 2.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack Box track list released

    Square Enix has released the full track list for the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 & 2.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack Box which releases tomorrow in Japan. The official website for the Original Soundtrack Box also allows you to sample select songs from the HD 1.5 ReMIX and HD 2.5 ReMIX soundtracks with both the original and HD ReMIX versions available to sample.

    We've listed each track on each disc for you below.

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    • Nov 25 2014 03:43 AM
    • by Sora96
  12. Lucky fan receives an early copy of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX's Collector's Edition

    A lucky fan has had their copy of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX's Collector's Edition arrive early. The Collector's Edition which was in limited stock and limited to select countries and territories features an all new artbook which contains an exclusive new piece of artwork by Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the Kingdom Hearts series. Thanks to Tumblr user wild666jaguar777 you can view the exclusive artwork and other photos of the Collector's Edition below. Thanks go to @churroz for the tip.

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    • Nov 24 2014 03:49 AM
    • by Sora96
  13. New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX commercial released

    A new commercial for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX has been streaming online on various websites including YouTube. Thanks to YouTube user 13th Vessel, you can view the Spanish version below in 1080p. Thanks go to Twitter user @ligero_miguel for the tip. Once we have an English version we'll let you know.

    • Nov 23 2014 08:45 AM
    • by Sora96
  14. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX lithograph pre-order bonus announced for Square Enix's European online store

    Square Enix has announced that a lithograph featuring the artwork shown on Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix's title screen will be available as a pre-order bonus for all pre-orders of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX on their European online store. Square Enix has also confirmed that all pre-existing pre-orders of the standard, limited and collector's editions will also receive the lithograph. You can view a picture of it below. Thanks go to KHWorld.org for the tip.

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    Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX releases December 2, 2014 in North America, December 4, 2014 in Australia and December 5, 2014 in Europe exclusively on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

    • Nov 22 2014 09:23 AM
    • by Sora96
  15. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX European Launch Event announced

    Square Enix has posted on their official Kingdom Hearts Facebook page that they will holding a community launch event for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX on Wednesday 3, December 2014 (2 days before its release in Europe).

    Those who attend will be able to meet the co-director of the Kingdom Hearts series, Tai Yasue and the producer of the Kingdom Hearts series, Rie Nishi in a live presentation, experience the Twilight Town balcony, jump into a Kingdom Hearts world and make your own flipbook, win exclusive prizes, get autographs, raffles...and more!

    Entry is free and tickets will become available to collect on Friday 21, November 2014 at 12:30pm GMT via Eventbrite.

    Update: It has now sold out.

  16. Square Enix releases Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector's Edition unboxing video

    Square Enix has released a new unboxing video for the Collector's Edition of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX via their official Kingdom Hearts Facebook page. We have uploaded this to YouTube, so be sure to check it out below.


    Update: IGN has uploaded their very own unboxing video for the Collector's Edition of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. You can view it below.

    • Dec 02 2014 01:31 AM
    • by Sora96
  17. GameInformer uploads English Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX gameplay

    GameInformer.com has uploaded a new video of a couple of their staff trying out the English version of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. The video showcases all three titles included in the HD collection, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded whilst giving their thoughts and memories of playing the games originally. You can watch it below.

    • Nov 13 2014 05:20 PM
    • by Sora96
  18. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Launch Event announced

    Square Enix has announced that they will holding a launch event for the North American release of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX at the Walt Disney Studio Lot in Burbank, California on December 1, 2014. Thanks go to KH13 member TB298 for the tip.

    Titled “Inside the Kingdom, with Heart”, attendance to the event will be via invitation only, with tickets being distributed through select channels.

    Square Enix will also be hosting it during two separate time slots to allow for more fans to attend.

    Those who attend will be able to see "a never before seen Kingdom Hearts trailer", be able to purchase Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX early, along with Kingdom Hearts merchandise, and meet some "very special guests".

    Event details are below. Square Enix has promised more information next week.

    WHAT:
    Inside the Kingdom, from the Heart – Launch Showcase

    WHEN:
    December 1st, 2014

    Slot A*:
    2:30PM-5:30PM

    Slot B*:
    6:30PM-9:30PM

    *Final show times are subject to change

    WHERE:
    Walt Disney Studios Lot , Burbank, CA

    So now to the important stuff, WHERE CAN YOU GET TICKETS??
    Well, there are three ways you can get your hands on them below!

    1. A link to an Eventbrite ticket page will be posted on the official Kingdom Hearts Facebook page on Tuesdays at 1:00pm (PST). Tickets will be very limited, and will go very quickly!
    2. Pre-order the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector’s Edition by November 18 to be automatically entered into the “Inside the Kingdom, from the Heart” Sweepstakes and 100 lucky winners will receive tickets! Pre-order here: www.kingdomhearts.com/collectors_edition

    3. Simply answer the following question by responding in the comments section below by November 18th and we’ll select 25 people to receive tickets!*IMPORTANT: Tickets are limited to one per person! (Attempts to claim multiple tickets or tickets to both time slots via the Eventbrite pages will result in a cancellation of all your tickets. You may however increase your odds of securing a ticket by taking advantage of all three methods above. We apologize, but you must be 18 or older to attend the event. If you are under 18, you will not be admitted. Please do not claim tickets if you are under 18, as you will be preventing someone who is eligible to attend by doing so.)


    Update: Thanks to Social Media Team member Churro (who will be attending) we now know that the "never before seen Kingdom Hearts trailer" will in fact be the community promotional video from September. You can read the full explanation below.

    On December 1st, 2014 we will be able to show you a very special Kingdom Hearts promotional piece that you may be featured in. Aside from the group that participated in the shoot, we will have some others join this celebration.

    • Nov 11 2014 01:42 AM
    • by Sora96
  19. Private Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX event in Italy reveals new battle quotes for Roxas

    Archives Team member Everglow (the administrator of our sister website, Sora's Dream) was invited to a private event in Milan, Italy on November 7, 2014 where they allowed you try the Italian version of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX before its release on December 5, 2014. The Italian version of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX features English voicing acting with Italian text.

    Everglow noticed whilst watching a friend of his play the Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix portion of the HD collection at the event that Roxas has new battle quotes. Square Enix took these battle quotes straight from the Nintendo DS version of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days along with Ventus in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix.

    You can view pictures of Everglow at the private event below.

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    • Nov 12 2014 10:33 AM
    • by Sora96
  20. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector's Edition announced for the United States, United Kingdom & France

    Square Enix has announced that a Collector's Edition for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will be released in the United States, United Kingdom, and France. A limited quantity of the Collector's Edition will be available, able to be pre-ordered through the official Kingdom Hearts website for US$99.99.

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    The Collector's Edition contains the following:

    - Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX game discs

    - Collector's Steelbook Case
    The steelbook case contains both Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX discs and features premium artwork from the series Director, Tetsuya Nomura.

    - Collector's Edition Box

    - Shadow Heartless Plush Toy
    9.4 inch tall plush of the classic Kingdom Hearts foe.

    - Exclusive Disney collectible pin
    Features Sora and Mickey Mouse back to back, with the iconic keyblade with Mickey dangler. Made out of a soft enamel coating on metal, this pin’s height stretches out to 1.68 inches.

    - 30-Page Art Book and Dust Jacket
    This art book includes an exclusive foreword and a sketch from Nomura, along with art from the series.


    Various promotional images detailing the Collector's Edition have been uploaded by Square Enix, and these can be seen below.

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    Square Enix have also uploaded a promotional video for the Collector's Edition, and this can be seen below.


    Update 1: The Collector's Edition will also be available through select Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian retailers, specifically CDON, Webhallen, Gamestop and Discshop. Thanks go to Square Portal for the clarification.

    Update 2: GAME (Spain) has announced that on November 11 at 11AM (Spain time) you can pre-order the Collector's Edition on their website. Thanks go to @churroz for the tip.

    Update 3: Amazon.de are now accepting pre-orders for the Collector's Edition in Germany. Thanks go to @churroz for the tip.

    Update 4: EB Games Australia has confirmed the Collector's Edition will not be available in Australia or New Zealand.

    Update 5: Amazon.co.uk are now accepting pre-orders for the Collector's Edition in the UK. Thanks go to @Souleater3000 for the tip.

    Update 6: GameStop Italia were holding pre-orders for the Collector's Edition in Italy, unfortunately it was very limited stock and they have already ran out.

  21. Kingdom Hearts II Limit Form Sora Play Arts Kai figure releasing separately

    Square Enix has announced that they will be releasing the Kingdom Hearts II Limit Form Sora Play Arts Kai figure separately for the very first time on November 29, 2014 for 9,060 Yen (roughly US $80). The figure was only previously available through Square Enix's e-STORE as an add-on for purchases of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX before launch. The figure comes with the Starseeker Keyblade. You can pre-order it here. And you can view pictures of the figure below, in our gallery.

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    • Nov 05 2014 08:55 AM
    • by Sora96
  22. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX wall scroll revealed

    Hidemi Matsuzuka, Square Enix's merchandise manager has revealed an all-new wall scroll for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. The wall scroll features the cover artwork for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. You can view a picture of it below. Once we have a release date we'll let you know.

    Update: Square Enix has announced the wall scroll's release date for Japan. It will be released on December 23, 2014.

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    • Nov 09 2014 10:38 PM
    • by Sora96
  23. Packaging of the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 & 2.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack Box revealed

    At Tokyo Game Show 2014, Square Enix revealed the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 & 2.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack Box. Thanks to Amazon.co.jp we now know what the packaging of the box both inside and out looks like. You can view pictures of the soundtrack below, in our gallery. Thanks go to @bKvEBVAvUq for the tip.

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    • Nov 04 2014 06:58 PM
    • by Sora96
  24. Shiro Amano's manga-style recap of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX translated

    As we reported, the creator of the Kingdom Hearts manga series, Shiro Amano created a manga style recap of Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days to celebrate the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX in Japan. Now, thanks to catmaster0116, corfidbizna & taime you can view it translated in English below.

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    Update: Square Enix has released an official translation of the recap. You can view it here.

    • Nov 26 2014 01:50 AM
    • by Sora96
  25. Square Enix staff tease secret Kingdom Hearts project at Disneyland Paris

    Square Enix has made a very curious tweet on the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account. The tweet says "We've been busy today working on a secret project", and shows a Square Enix staff member with a Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX jacket, standing outside what looks to be Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris! The full image attached to the tweet can be seen below.

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