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  1. GameStop website lists Kingdom Hearts III as available for pre-order, with placeholder release date

    GameStop have posted two Kingdom Hearts III pre-order listings on their website. According to their listings, Kingdom Hearts III is being sold for the PlayStation 4 as well as the Xbox One for $59.99 USD. The game has no description available and has a placeholder date of 12/31/2019 (please note that this date is merely a placeholder at this point in time). As the game gets more concrete information, GameStop will update these listings to match.

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    Will you be pre-ordering Kingdom Hearts III from GameStop? Let us know in the comments below!

  2. Voice Actor James Woods Confirms work on Kingdom Hearts III

    James Woods confirmed on Twitter that he is working on Kingdom Hearts III! You can view the tweet below.



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    Previously, the only news we had on voice work for Kingdom Hearts III was the Japanese dub given to us in previous trailers from the 2015 E3 trailer up to the last ones revealed at D23 Expo 2018.

    Which other Kingdom Hearts voice actors do you think will be next to reveal their work for the latest installment? Let us know in the comments below!

  3. Utada Hikaru's music label confirms involvement on Kingdom Hearts III intro song

    Utada Hikaru's manager and father, Utada Teruzane, has announced through his Twitter account, @u3music, that work on the Kingdom Hearts III intro song has begun! In 2013, Teruzane stated that Utada's involvement was undecided at the time. On December 22nd 2016, a curious fan followed up on this message, receiving a reply from Teruzane later that day.

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    Utada made her return to the Kingdom Hearts series earlier this year, collaborating with PUNPEE to create "Hikari/Simple and Clean -Ray of Hope MIX-", included in the opening for Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage-.

    UPDATE: Utada Teruzane has retracted the confirmation for Kingdom Hearts III, saying that they would like to be involved but aren't sure quite yet. You can find a screenshot of the tweet below. The original tweet confirming their involvement is still available on the U3 Twitter account.

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    Are you excited to have a new Kingdom Hearts intro song? Let us know in the comments!

  4. RUMOR: Kingdom Hearts III Funko Pop Announcement

    Funko Pop fans rejoice! A new wave of figures featuring the Kingdom Hearts III versions of Sora, Donald, Goofy, and “Sora Mons” (most likely being Sora’s Monster’s Inc. form), have been reported coming soon via anerdydad and popcurated. No confirmed date as of this time.

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    Please note that there was been no official announcement from Funko.

    Are you interested in this new line of Funko Pops? Let us know in the comments below!

  5. RUMOR: More Kingdom Hearts III Funko Pop Announcement

    Another wave of Kingdom Hearts III Funko POP figures has been rumored to release by popcurated. This wave is reported to include Kingdom Hearts III Mickey, Riku, Soldier Heartless, and Vanitas.

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    This rumor comes a week after the first wave was rumored. There isn't a release date announced yet or confirmation by Funko.

    What do you think of this set? Will there be more Kingdom Hearts III Funko figures? Let us know in the comments below!

    • Aug 08 2018 08:03 PM
    • by Leamax
  6. RUMOR: Gamestop Exclusive Funko Pop! Kingdom Hearts III Sora with Blasters coming soon

    Funko Pop News is reporting a new Funko Pop! Kingdom Hearts III Sora will be coming soon to Gamestop. This Pop! will include Sora's blasters that were shown in various trailers. This will be a Gamestop exclusive.

    Stay tuned for more information.

    • Aug 03 2018 11:45 PM
    • by Leamax
  7. KH3 Confirmed For Youtube Live at E3 This Sunday

    Kingdom Hearts III has been announced to be a part of Youtube Live at E3, which will start from 11:45AM PDT. Kingdom Hearts III will be discussed at 7-8/4-5pm ET/PT, among other games this Sunday, June 10. No word on if new content will be shown. Youtube Live at E3 is a show dedicated to discuss news coming out of E3. Geoff Keighly will be hosting and during the hour Kingdom Hearts is slated to be discussed, he will be joined by industry analyst Michael Pachter to discuss E3 expectations.

    You can view the livestream here:












    E3 is here. What new KH3 content are you most hoping to see? Tell us in the comments!

  8. UPDATED: Kingdom Hearts III to have approximately 80+ hours of playable content, including 40-50 hours in main story gameplay

    Following a hands-on experience of an hour-long demo of Kingdom Hearts III, Geek.com has published an insightful review of playing the third main installation of the series from the perspective of a newcomer. In it, Tony Polanco describes his positive experience of playing through the Olympus and Toy Story demo.

    While talking about the various gameplay elements, he adds in comments made by a Square Enix PR representative on what to expect from the final version of the game. He states:

    A Square-Enix PR representative explained that Sora is more agile than in past installments. For example, he can now wall run up shimmering vertical surfaces. He also has some context-sensitive motions.

    [...]

    Players can now equip up to three different keyblades at once. They can also level up each keyblade to make them stronger. Before, there was no incentive to continue using keyblades obtained from previous worlds since the newer keyblades were more powerful. Now, keyblades you have a fondness for are viable even later in the game since you can level them up.

    [...]

    In addition to the main story, players can look forward to several mini-games. One is a cooking game with Remy from Ratatouille. You must find ingredients hidden across several of the worlds and use them to create new recipes. There are 20 different old-school Tiger Toys/Game & Watch style 2D side scrolling games based on Mickey cartoons from the 1930s and 40s. Building your Gummi ship (used for traveling to each world) is pretty much a mini-game of its own. Kingdom Hearts 3 is around 40-50 hours if you stay on the critical path. Including the mini-games, players can expect 80+ hours of content.


    It seems that players can advance through the game's main story in approximately 40-50 hours, or about double that time considering additional playable content.

    Click here to read the full review on Geek.com!

    Many thanks to Tony Polanco for talking to us about his experience and confirming that these statements were made by a Square Enix PR representative.

    UPDATE: Geek.com has updated the following statement to clarify that the game lengths given to them by the Square Enix PR representative were approximate, but the exact length has not yet been finalized as the development of the game continues towards its release date.

    I was told Kingdom Hearts 3 is around 40-50 hours if one stays on the critical path. Including the mini-games, players can possibly expect 80+ hours of content. With that said, Square-Enix has yet to finalize the game’s exact length as there are still many months to go before release date.


    How will you be playing Kingdom Hearts III when it comes out? Will you be speeding through the main story or enjoying it in full on your first playthrough? Let us know in the comments!

  9. Nomura talks about his favorite character and world, dark themes in Kingdom Hearts III, and the possibility of a Mary Poppins world

    IGN Brasil has just published an interview conducted with Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura back during E3 2018, in which he talked about his favorite character, the dark themes in Kingdom Hearts III, and, surprisingly, Mary Poppins.

    Nomura stated that his favorite character from the series is Ansem (Xehanort's Heartless), and that he does not relate to Sora.

    "When I wrote the story, I realized that I'm more of Ansem / Xehanort's side, because they say things I would probably say. On the other hand, Sora says things I would not personally say."


    Nomura commented that he prefers JRPG games to not show explicit violence.

    "We do not have a boundary line set on dark themes [in KH3], as long as it's not on the screen and the game does not have very violent scenes."


    However, he still promised that Kingdom Hearts III will have some "shocking scenes."

    Regarding choosing the worlds that will appear in the game, he said:

    "For each game and each world, I ask my team to bring ideas and create concepts. These documents include which worlds they would like to see in the game and what kind of gameplay we could develop in these worlds.
    "I take a look at all this and see which world or which gameplay is interesting enough for me, then I make a list of these and other worlds that should be in the game in order of priority."


    When asked about his favorite world from the series, Nomura laughed. He responded that his favorite world has not been revealed yet.

    He states that there will be "some original world in Kingdom Hearts III."

    Nomura even mentioned the idea of a Mary Poppins world.

    "Mary Poppins has always been in our conversations about concepts and ideas, but we've always wondered how we can use that film in the franchise. There's a possibility, as long as there's a good idea for that."


    The interviewer also asked Nomura if he was aware of how popular Kingdom Hearts is in Brasil, to which he replied that he was surprised in discovering a Brasilian fanbase.

    "We are developing this game in Japan, so when I come to events like this [E3] and I meet people from the press from different countries and regions, that's when I realize how big the franchise is, because it's not something I feel in practice. That all of this is real, but I do not realize it on a daily basis."


    What "shocking" surprises could be awaiting in Kingdom Hearts III? Would you like one of them to be a Mary Poppins world? Let us know in the comments!

  10. Facebook is promoting Kingdom Hearts III at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

    Facebook is promoting Kingdom Hearts III at San Diego Comic-Con with a travelling photo-op! The backdrop shows Kingdom Hearts III renders of Sora, Donald, and Goofy. You can check out the video below!


    Churro has also taken a video of the travelling backdrop. Watch it below, and check out his pictures too!


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    Let us know if you're at SDCC 2018, and don't forget to share your pictures!

  11. Kingdom Hearts wallet, bifold wallet, and key case wallet prototypes displayed at the Square Enix booth in San Diego Comic-Con 2018

    In revealing their products line-up during the San Diego Comic-Con 2018 preview night, Square Enix unveiled many upcoming Kingdom Hearts products, including three sets of wallets, available in black and red! These are the Kingdom Hearts wallet, bifold wallet, and key case wallet: you can see them below (pictures taken by @churroz).

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    These products are prototypes pending licensor approval, with no release date as of yet.

    Othe upcoming Kingdom Hearts products shown at the event include Bring Arts figures of Kingdom Hearts III Kairihttp://kh13.com/news...sidia-data-mine, and Cloud and Sephiroth in their Kingdom Hearts outfits!

    San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 19th to July 22nd. The Kingdom Hearts III demo has been announced for the event, and you can get a chance to play it via collecting tickets at the Square Enix booth, starting from 9.30am local time.

    What do you think of this lineup? Will you be attending SDCC? Let us know in the comments below!

  12. [UPDATED] Kingdom Hearts III will be playable at San Diego Comic-Con

    With San Diego Comic-Con just around the corner, the SDCC Unofficial Blog has reported a Kingdom Hearts III banner appearing on the Hilton Bayfront parking garage along with other Square Enix games.

    An official announcement has yet to be made regarding the presence of a Kingdom Hearts III demo at the event, but information about Square Enix’s lineup should be announced sometime before the event’s commencement on July 19, 2018.

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    The Kingdom Hearts III demo was available to the public at E3, Japan Expo Paris 2018 and Anime Expo 2018.

    UPDATE [Jul 12, 2018]: Square Enix have officially announced that Kingdom Hearts III will be playable at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 taking place on July 19-22! Attendees will be able to battle against the Rock Titan and explore the world of Toy Story.

    UPDATE [Jul 19, 2018]: Tickets are required to play Kingdom Hearts III at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Square Enix will be distributing tickets at 9:30 AM each day at their booth.

    You can read excerpts from the press release below.

    SQUARE ENIX UNVEILS ACTION-PACKED LINEUP FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2018

    Demos for DRAGON QUEST XI, KINGDOM HEARTS III and Shadow of the Tomb Raider Available on the Show Floor

    LOS ANGELES (July 12, 2018) – From July 19-22, SQUARE ENIX® will host gameplay demos, giveaways and other activities at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. At Booth #3829 in the San Diego Convention Center, attendees will be able to play DRAGON QUEST® XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age™, KINGDOM HEARTS III, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider™.

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    Fans can also purchase the latest products from the BRING ARTS, TRADING ARTS and PLAY ARTS KAI lines at the booth and participate in the FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game (“FFTCG”) in Gunslinger style matches to win premium FFTCG Promo Cards. Daily giveaways at the booth while supplies last include:
    DRAGON QUEST XI double-sided posters and “Mark of Light” temporary tattoos
    MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY™ hand fans
    STAR OCEAN®: ANAMNESIS™ buttons

    The full lineup includes:

    [...]

    KINGDOM HEARTS III
    Platform: Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system
    Developer: Square Enix
    ESRB: Rating Pending
    Available: January 29, 2019
    In the upcoming action RPG, KINGDOM HEARTS III, players can join forces with Donald Duck and Goofy for the adventure of a lifetime traveling across worlds based on beloved films like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc., and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6, Tangled, Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. Attendees will be able to experience a boss battle against the Rock Titan from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Hercules and uncover the Toy Box world from Toy Story alongside Woody and Buzz.

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    Let us know in the comments if you’ll be attending the event and what you’re most excited to see there!

  13. Famitsu publishes additional remarks by Nomura, discussing character design progress, Frozen snowboard challenge, and whether Repliku was an illusion

    Famitsu have recently posted their full interview with Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura online! This interview was previously published in the July 5 issue of Famitsu Weekly; however, it was not published in full.

    We have already translated some parts of the interview (which you can read here and here); find the rest below!

    Translations have been provided by KH13 Staff Mio-chan and NihonScribe, and Katie Armstrong and Keytotruth.

    —There was also a scene when they slide on a shield like a sled on the snowy mountain [during the Frozen segment of the recent trailers].

    Nomura: There are battles while sliding down the mountains. In a FFVII snowboard style, you can challenge yourself and aim for a good score once you complete the story of the world.

    —Characters look just like real-life people, but was it difficult to balance their graphics between the photo realistic world and the worlds of KH?

    Nomura: That was a difficult aspect indeed. According to the photo-realistic direction, Sora, Donald, Goofy and Luxord have a model made with special details on them. Jack and the other are still a work in progress, they are yet to be complete.

    —The team troubled themselves to change Luxord’s model, just for the sake of this world?

    Nomura: Once, we tried to put down Luxord’s model used in another world, but it looked really out of place.

    —Every world seem so faithful to their respective work, there is no displeasure while looking at it. I can’t wait to see their appearance in other worlds as soon as possible!

    Nomura: Big Heroes 6 is yet to be shown. Please look forward to it.

    You can read the rest of the interview in full below.

    —You don't have to think hard. Among the Situation Commands that came up, the 'Attraction Flow' amusement park rides were particularly gorgeous, and some even had mini-game elements - it was fun just pulling out those skills.

    Nomura: In this trailer, there's a Monster's, Inc. water slide where that's also true (Note: talking about the fun element). Attraction Flow is different depending on the place, the conditions for 'Firaga' are that you have to be attacking with fire-type [attacks], there are various conditions that have to be met for Situation Commands to be used.
    The Big Hero 6 world hasn't been revealed yet. Please look forward to it.

    —In this PV, there's a scene of skating and sliding around, is this one of the transformations?

    Nomura: It's a Keyblade transformation you get in the Frozen world. [/b]You can slide around anywhere, not just on ice, and set up melee attacks by sliding in at high speeds.[/b]

    —This time around, you can use magic as a means of moving around, you can quickly approach enemies with Chute Rock, right? In this demo, the tempo of moving around felt really good and playful.

    Nomura: We're really conscious of that. In the Pirates of the Caribbean World, if you fly toward a certain enemy with Chute Rock, you'll be able to ride around on that enemy.

    That's a trailer scene, for sure!

    Nomura: Pay attention to the content you brought up; particularly, I think Pirates of the Caribbean has a lot of sights to see. From diving into the sea for a battle and controlling the ship to riding a Heartless for an aerial battle--this world has land and sea and air (Note: he used the term 'Rikukaiku' which is particularly notable given our three heroes names!), and everything is seamlessly connected in the stage of battle. There's ship sailing, exploring an uncharted island - it's a world where you can do anything.

    —By the way, Sora is growing up rapidly, what effect does this have on leveling/training?

    Nomura: It's a legitimate evolution of the conventional level-up and synthesis systems. Although there have been portable games with different leveling systems, KH3 is a main series numbered entry; this entry is packed with play, and there's enough volume that its simple. (Note: I think he's getting at the idea that there's more than enough play time to figure out the leveling, even if it's a little different than the systems we've been playing with lately.)

    —In this trailer, Kairi makes an appearance, gathering Sora, Riku and Kairi together. Could you please tell us about their design?

    Nomura: Sora has less accessories now. Previously, he had a chain hanging alongside very large pockets and belts, which was the point of the design. However, [/b]this time, since he's going to be involved in more dynamic action, I wanted him to have a greater sensation of activeness.[/b]

    —As Sora grows his hair continues to shoot upward.

    Nomura: When Sora was a child his hair flowed downward, then in “KH” and “KHII” his hair stretched out from the sides, but this time his hair forms more in the back. Or better said it starts from the side and folds up in the back (laughs).

    —So it is something like that? (laughs). Riku and Kairi also got fresh haircuts.

    Nomura: Riku understands the process and details of cutting and changing his hairstyle from a long one, but since Kairi appears to not had an image change in a long time it may be fresh for her.

    —What about Riku's and Kairi's [outfits]?

    Nomura: I'm having their "taste" to match Sora's in some parts. Sora gets a red and black color pattern, while Riku gets blue as a base and, added around the shoulder, some yellow tones to differentiate it. As for Kairi, pink was the main color of choice. That's the kind of image in mind when I thought of the logical next step. This time, everyone got their new clothes from Yen Sid, including Mickey, and as expected, the ones who actually made it are the 3 fairies. Thus, I wanted all of them to have something in common. In this case, it's the checkered pattern [plaid].

    —Riku’s Keyblade changed too. The cutting edge of his previous weapon seemed broken.

    Nomura: It broke for a certain reason, and he obtained a new Keyblade from Master Yen Sid.
    I noticed that houses key used a lot of this type of design nowadays, so I took it as a reference.


    —Sora and his friends appearance change this time too, those from the “Monsters, Inc.” world had such a great impact!

    Nomura: These changes are based on Pixar designers’ intentions. We made slight changes at the last minute by ourselves, like enlarge Donald’s white part of his eye, and change the color and size of Goofy’s left and right eyes. We followed this direction with the original work of Halloween Town as well. We initially create a dragon-based design for Sora. We then modified some parts like the color of the body and the borders around the eyes, giving him a cat-like mouth and therefore got closer to a Halloween Town look.

    —It looks like you interacted a lot with Pixar while creating the models for the Toy Story world too.

    Nomura: Yes. Among those circumstances, we also had time to design characters in a pixel art style. It felt like those pixel art became three-dimensional. From there we adjusted its realism, and went to the toy figure-like shape that you know now.

    —Moving on, I'm going to ask you about some key scenes in the trailer. Roxas's resurrection has been touched upon; both Sora and the New Organization XIII seems to wish for his return, right?

    Nomura: Specially Sora, who has a connection with Roxas. However, that's not something I can answer at the moment.

    —Also, about Ienzo, Hayner and the rest, I wonder how they'll cooperate... There's something else I'm wondering about. The word Larxene used "New Seven Hearts".

    Nomura: It's referring to the Seven Princesses of the next generation. It has to do with what Master Xehanort did in KH3D. In case the 7 Guardians of Light don't gather, they would instead use the Seven Princesses... that's the reasoning. Those Seven Princesses are being replaced while Kairi is the only one that keeps being one. As for the remaining 6 candidates, people like Rapunzel, Anna or Elsa are being targeted for that.

    —There's also a lot of mysteries surrounding the resurrection of the New Organization XIII. Vanitas seems to be one of them, why is that?

    Nomura: While the Vanitas appeared in KH3D was an illusion, this time he's real and makes an appearance. Vanitas and the other members have resurrected in
    an unusual way. Some of the members returned to their human forms only to then again turn into Nobodies, while other have resurrected by using other means. For example, Lea and Ienzo who are collaborating with Sora, have just resurrected as human.


    —Lea and Kairi are training together to be able to use the Keyblade. Where does the scene with them in it in the trailer happen?

    Nomura: It's a world you can't go to, but I can say that the place they are in is a new location. Matching the progress of the script I wanted to show their progress one step at a time. Previously, at the Kingdom Hearts concert, there was a speech of Kairi talking about their training together. That speech is also used in a scene inside the game.

    —There was something else that intrigued us on the PV. We saw the current Riku, and a Riku from the past sitting next each other…was that Repliku?

    Nomura: Was it? Maybe it’s an illusion (laughs).


    —Aqua's change of appearance was also a huge shock. Her eyes turned golden and it looked as if she completely fell to darkness.

    Nomura: It seems everyone was even more surprised about it that I expected. That scene happens when Riku and The King end up in a dangerous situation and then Aqua appears in that state. Not only hers, but the mysteries related to a lot of other characters are cleared up, so writing the script for all that was really hard.

    —Some time ago you told us about a Secret Movie being produced. Are there any new developments about that?

    Nomura: We're already making it but it hasn't been finalized yet.

    —The series has progressed a lot since the first title came out. The story has become pretty complicated and the memories about the story have become a little blurry. Also, I think many people have only played the numbered titles. Have you thought of anything to help them catch up?

    Nomura: Well, since there are so many character and relationships within the games, if we stopped every time a new character appears to introduce them, the story wouldn't move on.
    We are making videos summarizing the story of the game into 5 chapters with narrations from Chirithy. They will be released shortly after E3 in our official website. So I hope you watch these videos, play the HD remasters until the release date of KH3. Also, the videos need adjustments for it, but we're looking into adding the videos to the KH3 game.

    —From the production announcement in 2013 until this point, I think that there was a lot of hardships. Like switching game engine from an in-house production to the Unreal Engine 4 for example.

    Nomura: That’s right. However, Unreal Engine 4 has a great amount of libraries and to be able to use them, Epic Games worked hard, so it was easy to do in that sense. Of course, there are merits to make something with your own game engine. In that case, as the development of the game and the expansion of the engine are linked, the range that we mustn't lose of sight become wider. Even though the development period has been extended due to the engine change, I think it’s a good thing that we switched to the Unreal Engine 4.

    —Hikaru Utada who suspended her singer career resumed her activities, the decision to which song would be in KHIII was a huge topic. About the theme song “Chikai”, did you gave any directions?

    Nomura: From here I did not give any concrete order. With the current synopsis, we know that the battle that kept continuing will end in KHIII, and the answers will come out to each character that had various issues, that’s what it (the synopsis) tells you.

    —I'm sure that now that you have announced the release date you are working towards finishing making the game, but can you tell us what's the current state of the development?

    Nomura: It's hard to give you an actual percentage of how complete it is. Right now the game's volume is way too high and space is becoming a problem where's we're running out of it.

    —What's the cause for that?

    Nomura: There are many reasons. One of the bigger ones is that movies take up a lot of space. When you're running a cutscene in real time there's very little data to load but, let's say the previous scene I talked about with Kairi and Lea, it happens in a completely different place, so you'd have to load in all that environment, and since it isn't loaded and it would result in very long loading times between key cutscenes. So, in order to solve that, we make a part of some cutscenes into videos. However, since they have to be in high resolution, they take up a lot of space. That has become a problem beyond our expectations.

    —Speaking about space problems, switching between Japanese and English voice acting is also a problem, right?

    Nomura: That's right. It's not only about the voices, there's also lips sync to worry about and we have to put that in. Up until now, in "Final Mix" titles the English voices were used and as far as I know, many people want to play KHIII that way. Dealing with the exchange of voices is being really hard.

    —In KHIII, will there be a "Final Mix" expansion like there was with previous titles?

    Nomura: It's not under consideration at the moment. We're having space problems after all (sarcastic laugh). We have plans to make updates as DLC, so if we do it, it will be that way and not as "Final Mix". We haven't thought of the details yet, but it won't be things like the DLC keyblades, but things that expand the ways to play the game. The content will be released in packages instead of having a Season Pass. Although now, we are focusing on finishing the main title.

    —There are some questions I have about other titles. How is development looking for the FFVII Remake?

    Nomura: We are weighing the timing of the next informational release. Since moving the project in-house, production has been going smoothly. At this time our scenarios properly leave behind a deep atmosphere.

    —The release date of “The World Ends With You - Final Remix-” was set for September 27th, 2018.

    Nomura: Of course, "Final Remix" has been upgraded not only in the quality of its graphics/images but also in terms of content from the original version. I think that you can also enjoy the added scenarios from "Solo Remix" alongside those who have played past works. In the added scenario, it was revealed that the death god Koko was in various ways behind the story. The girl who appeared in the ending of "Solo Remix" shows up. By the way, this girl came to Shibuya due to certain circumstances… I think you will enjoy playing this game until the release of "KHIII.”

    —Is "Dissidia FF" in the middle of production for the next new character? Though it was said that the first character of the “Dissidia FF” series said to be released was a woman.

    Nomura: When E3 ended, I had to paint that picture for publicity (sarcastic laugh). Regarding casting, I felt that the image of the character changed with the voice and acting, so I was worried. It may seem like an surprising cast once it is announced. As new characters will be announced soon as they are based on the pace of the past, I hope you will look forward to it.

    —Finally, can you tell us about the future of KHIII? For example, will there be any trials or demos like the ones in the Premiere to be distributed to the public?

    Nomura: Since there is a lot of work to distribute and create a demo or a trial, there are no plans for that, but Japanese people will be able to try the game at the Tokyo Game Show. So I hope you get to play it there and keep your expectations high. I'm sorry for making you wait a little longer than expected. We already have a release date, so now we just have to move towards it. We'll just make you wait just a little longer.

    In the light of these new remarks, what are you most excited about in Kingdom Hearts III? Let us know in the comments!

  14. Darkness, Light, and more Surprises to Come

    Game Informer has published another article in their August 2018 issue relating to Kingdom Hearts III. In the article, Kimberley Wallace writes about Kingdom Hearts III's influence at E3 and mentions Game Informer's interview with Nomura from their last issue.

    Kimberley also quotes Nomura, stating that...
    "Nomura has said before that we'd be surprised who's on the side of the Light and who's on the side of the Darkness. The E3 Aqua reveal made that even more apparent."



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    Who do you think will be on the side of the Light and who will be on the side of the Darkness? Let us know in the comments below!

  15. Kingdom Hearts III Deluxe Edition and Deluxe Edition + Bring Arts Figures have been announced

    Two Kingdom Hearts III Deluxe Edition and Bring Arts Figures have been announced via press release!

    You can pre-order it from the North America store here.

    You can pre-order it from the Europe store here.
    Read the press release for this product below.

    KINGDOM HEARTS III COMING TO XBOX ONE AND PLAYSTATION®4 ON JANUARY 29

    New E3 2018 Cinematic Trailer Reveals Beloved Disney World of Frozen

    LOS ANGELES (June 11, 2018) – In advance of the E3 2018, at the KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra - World Tour -, SQUARE ENIX® and Disney announced that the highly anticipated action RPG, KINGDOM HEARTS IIIwill launch on January 29, 2019.

    “With the release set for next January, I apologize for having to ask for a little more time than what was previously announced” said Director, Tetsuya Nomura. “The entire development team is pouring their love for the franchise into KINGDOM HEARTS III and is striving to create a game that all players will enjoy. We are currently at the last stages of development but will work tirelessly until the end to deliver the very best KINGDOM HEARTS game to date.”

    In addition, SQUARE ENIX showcased the enchanted world of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen at the Xbox E3 briefing. The new trailer transports viewers through the familiar frosty landscapes of Arendelle alongside Queen Elsa.

    “I have been so impressed working with the KINGDOM HEARTS’ team. Their artistic commitment and attention to detail creating the world of our films is truly extraordinary. It's been a great partnership,” said Roy Conli, Academy Award®-winning producer, Walt Disney Animation Studios.

    “In KINGDOM HEARTS III, we are excited that players will have a chance to explore an entirely new adventure set in the world of Frozen,” said Peter Del Vecho, Academy Award®-winning producer, Walt Disney Animation Studios. “It has been such a pleasure to work alongside their creative team to painstakingly recreate the look and feel of our world and watch them bring our beloved Frozen characters to life.”


    In addition to the Frozen announcement trailer, Square Enix released an additional gameplay video, showcasing new footage from the previously released Toy Story, Hercules and Tangled areas: https://youtu.be/GWlKEM3m2EE.

    KINGDOM HEARTS III will be available for digital pre-order on Microsoft Store and PlayStation®Store. SQUARE ENIX also revealed the special editions including:

    • Deluxe Edition - $79.99
    • Exclusive steelbook packaging
    • Mini art book with concept artwork by Tetsuya Nomura
    • Collectible KINGDOM HEARTS III pin

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    • Deluxe Edition + Bring Arts Figures - The KINGDOM HEARTS III Deluxe Edition and Bring Arts Sora, Donald, and Goofy Set bundled separately will be available in limited quantities for $229.99. Fans can now preorder the Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system versions exclusively from the SQUARE ENIX Online Store.

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    [UPDATE] June 11: The Square Enix Products Facebook has unveiled new images for the Bring Arts Figures.

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    What do you think of those two deluxe editions? Will you buy one of them? Let us know in the comments below!

    Kingdom Hearts III releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 25, 2019 in Japan, and January 29, 2019 to the rest of the world. You can now watch the latest Frozen trailer and Square Enix E3 Showcase trailer!

    Be sure to follow our continuing coverage on the E3 2018 and our live updates on Twitter!

  16. Nomura talks about a Frozen mini-game, Port Royal, Scrooge's restaurant in Twilight Town, world order, Aqua's transformation, Riku Replica, and more with Dengeki PlayStation

    In last week's issue of Dengeki PlayStation, a Kingdom Hearts III feature included an exclusive interview with Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura. We previously published a summary of the key points as posted by the blog Hokanko(Alt); please note that the translations from the source material is slightly different from what was reported from the blog.

    You can view the scans below.

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    You can read the full interview below, with translations provided by KH13 News Staff NihonScribe and Mio-chan, and Keytotruth and Katie Armstrong.

    [UPDATE Jul 3, 2018] We have slightly revised our translations thanks to SQEX☆GAL and Keytotruth; we have written the previous translations in blue, and the revised translations in red for your benefit.

    Director’s voice
    Mr. Tetsuya Nomura

    People’s expectations have been increased by the reveal of a long-term release date and two new worlds [KHIII]! We will ask Director Tetsuya Nomura about the highlighted informations in details.


    —Two worlds and a long-term release date have been revealed in the new trailer! First, please tell us more about the first appearance of Frozen in the series.

    Nomura: I planned to put Frozen in the game quite early in the development. It is a such a wonderful movie, I had the opportunity to go to its premiere. It was thE moment when I was thinking of which worlds to add so I decided to put it in the game. I knew that a lot of people asked for this world.

    —What kind of scenario will occur?

    Nomura: The time axis follows the main part of the movie. While Elsa and Anna’s story is in motion, there is a feeling that Sora’s story progresses too. In Frozen’s world, there is a scene where Goofy slides on a shield like a sled, that’s one of the important highlights. It’s a part of the main story, but will also be a mini-game.

    —In the trailer we saw Sora attacking with ice skates-like weapon, what is it?

    Nomura: That’s a Keyblade transformation, you obtain them in the Frozen world.

    —In the frozen world, will characters like Elsa and Olaf join the party?

    Nomura: Unfortunately Elsa will not join you. Instead, there are scenes where Marshmallow (the ice monster) will lend its strength.

    —Following this, about Pirates of the Caribbean, the impact that the graphics had was mind-blowing!

    Nomura: Speaking of desire, I wanted to make a breakthrough in term of graphics. In this world Sora, his friends and even Luxord are made of realistic graphics according to their surroundings.

    —The pirate appearance on Sora gives him a fresh look.

    Nomura: That was something that I really wanted to do. I always thought of putting pirate clothes on Sora if I ever made a sequel of the Pirates of the Caribean world.

    —Why did you decided to put Pirates of Caribbean in KH2 in the first place?


    Nomura: It’s just because I wanted to have one live action film in the game. While looking into which world would be best, I looked through the documents the staff made with suggestions. Many of them had controls for a pirate ship from Pirates of the Caribbean and I felt that that would be wonderful to have. With the ship you can have battles on the sea and mid-air, so in that one world you have battles in all types of terrains: sea, land and air. Of course the city of Port Royal is in there as well.

    —The world is based on the third movie, At World’s End, right?

    Nomura: Exactly. As most people who have seen the movie, they know that the third one is actually a sequel to the second one. In KHII, we used the first movie as a base for the world, and the logical step would have been to use the second one for KHIII, but I didn’t want to end the world with the story halfway done, so we decided it would be best to base it on the third movie. However, we wrote the script so you will still get what happens during the second movie.

    —Having battles on top of the ships and using them to attack really made it feel like you have
    a lot of ways to play in this world.


    Nomura: As I previously stated, all the elements such as the land, sea, and sky were included, so the amount of gimmicks in the world is quite large. The Pirates of the Caribbean world was made relatively freely, so there are plenty of elements to play around. Also, the Keyblade of this world transforms into a spear and a flag.

    —In this footage, are we given a gist of the Disney worlds that have been announced?

    Nomura: The only world we still have to show from our announcements is Big Hero 6. Our timeline has it set to announced in the next video I think.

    —In terms of Disney works, other elements shown for the first time were Wreck-It Ralph, and Remy’s Delicious Restaurant (Note: They mean Ratatouille).

    Nomura: Wreck-It Ralph is a type of Link command within battle that was revealed the other day I think. “Remy’s Delicious Restaurant” was revealed for the first time in this video and is a mini-game. In Twilight Town there is a new restaurant that Scrooge opens, where Sora cooks with Remy with the ingredients he gathers from various worlds for recipes.

    —In May you held an event overseas that allowed people to play this. How were their reactions?

    Nomura: I invited people from the media and influencers who report information, but the enthusiasm for KHIII was amazing. Because I was able to go for a couple of hours at that event, those who participated were playing the two modes I edited carefully.

    —In this demo we were able to play in the worlds of Hercules and Toy Story, but why
    did you choose these two?

    Nomura: That was a request from the Osaka team. Because those two worlds could be played in a state of quality that was the closest to that of the finished product.

    —Was there feedback that added to elements being put into the finished product?

    Nomura: There are a couple of things, but for example, the camera surroundings were adjusted further. KHIII has too much mobility for the character, which makes it hard for the camera to catch up with the movement, but this is an important point so I will keep checking on this until the last minute.

    —Actually I got a chance to play the game, and not only was I surprised by the gameplay content, but also the quality of the graphics. Certainly, when watching the event scenes of the world of Toy Story, one can mistake them for the Disney/Pixar movie itself.

    Nomura: I'm happy to hear you say this. This time it was difficult because we didn’t use any of our past work - it was all built from scratch. Not just with Toy Story, but also all of the worlds that have been announced were worked on to implement quality graphics, so please look forward to it.

    —Were the contents packed into the Toy Story world within this demo roughly what we
    can expect in the release version?

    Nomura: That's right. I think that there are a variety of battle systems, but it was designed to be experienced by a single person.

    —By the way, is the difficulty level of this demo akin to standard mode in the final version?

    Nomura: Since I wanted to test the gameplay from the other day as much as possible before moving ahead, I set the difficulty level at a place that was less challenging compared to standard mode in order to effectively defeat enemies. It is easier to compared to the standard mode, but it is not to be confused with beginner mode. Though I wanted to test various attacks consecutively in the trial, the enemy would be defeated in an instant, but in the standard mode of the released version, during that time I've been discussing increasing the placement of enemies.

    —Though aspects of character's development have not been revealed in detail yet, basically up to now one raises the level of the character and becomes stronger by remembering abilities; up to now this structure has remained the same, yes?

    Nomura: That is in the same vein as KHI and KHII. The process of mastering and strengthening magic also follows in the same footsteps of the numbered titles.

    —In the new trailer, we were also able to check out the Gummi Ship scenes, which seems
    to be quite enjoyable.

    Nomura: About the Gummi Ships, we’ve got the creator of Einhänder (a side-scrolling shooter released in 1997) making it, and I liked it, so I myself am looking forward to seeing it completed. There are battle modes and free movement modes, I call it “Open World Gummi Ship”. As there’s always been, there’s the ability to customize your Gummi Ship, please wait for more information.

    —In KH3, it seems we come and go from worlds with the Gummi Ship, have you decided on the order for the worlds to be visited?

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    Nomura: This is also the same as before; the order of the worlds is determined to some extent by the difficulty level and stage* of the game. There was basically no ‘numbering’ to the worlds** you need to visit this time. Up to now, the worlds are prepared with so-called ‘degrees of freedom’, but since most of the players go to all the worlds, it doesn’t mean much.

    (Note:
    *
    In the first sentence, the term he used was closer to ‘the order is determined somewhat by the stage’, which is kind of ambiguous in English, but the Japanese implies progressing difficulty. I’ve tried to clarify, since he says it’s similar to past mainline numbered games.
    **The term 'numbering' could also be referring to the fact that KH3 is a numbered title.
    )

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    Nomura: Just as it’s been up until now, the order of worlds you can access is determined to some degree in stages*. This time there virtually isn’t any world that you can skip**. In previous titles, we prepared the worlds to allow the player a certain degree of freedom to do as they please, but nearly everyone goes to all the worlds anyways, so it’s sort of pointless.

    (Notes:
    *If you think in terms of how the worlds worked in previous games, I think you can make the sense of it like this: You start, you have a few worlds, you beat them and then a few more become available, so in that sense the worlds unfold in stages.
    **
    For eg. if Tarzan and Alice in Wonderland worlds are both available to you, but you should go to Tarzan first to make sense storyline wise, then Tarzan would be #1 and Alice would be #2. Nomura is saying there isn't any of that kind of numbering in KH3.)
    —How do you feel about online elements?

    Nomura: There’s nothing right now, but I’m considering some things. There are some plans.

    —For the fans it will be a long wait before its release; is there any plan of revealing things like the demo we saw at the E3?

    Nomura: I have been asked this quite often, but releasing a trial version, that would be quite another story. Compared to the demo that you can play in a limited place, if we release a trial version widely to players, it will require a specific process and cost. So when you ask "Can you release a demo in events but not a trial version to players?", we unfortunately cannot afford to hand over a trial version.

    —This time in the trailer, Larxene and Marluxia make their appearance once again. Are they members of the True Organization XIII?

    Nomura: Well, putting all together the information that you already know, couldn’t you say that the members of the True Organization have come a long way too? So far, they have been introduced in a Disney world, and the main part of the story is still in a state in which only pieces are shown. I am planning to reveal information little by little in future announcements.

    —There is a scene in which Aqua seemed to have fallen into darkness, what can you say
    about it?

    Nomura: Aqua did her best so far in the Realm of Darkness, but a certain event occurred...

    —It appears that characters like Kairi, Lea, and Riku Replica are here too.

    Nomura: This is the first appearance of Kairi in KHIII. Her hair is shorter, and she got new clothes too. The place where Kairi and Lea are training is not accessible to the player. Regarding the person who seems to be Riku Replica, I hope that he will be expected in future developments, including the moment when Riku says "the other me."

    —If you are also playing Kingdom Hearts Union Cross, you will be very concerned by
    Marluxia’s presence, right?

    Nomura: I think you will understand if you play both games.

    —It seems that it will be the culmination of the series, given the large number of characters
    appearing.


    Nomura: Since “everyone's story gets settled” is one of the theses of KHIII, the number of characters who appear is enormous.

    —I think that Utada Hikaru’s new theme song is also an important point.

    Nomura: This time around, Utada-san’s productivity combined with her songwriting progress, and she was able to produce the song very early. She may have received the energy of KH fans from around the world. (Note: The term for ‘energy’ was literally ‘calories, heat’. However. ‘taking heat’ is a negative phrase in English, so I changed it to ‘energy’ to better communicate his intention.)

    —Nomura-san, were there any orders/requests from you about the song?

    Nomura: I sent something briefly explaining the series so far and the contents of KHIII and left it up to her after that.

    —Combined with the release of KHIII, there will be a special PS4 Pro All-In-One package that will be released.

    Nomura: The PS4 Pro has been in production for a while now, and we had to go over it over and over again to get the right color. When you actually pick it up, it’s got a special leather-like process. The controller also has a shiny finish, there’s a design on the touchpad part, and the buttons are monochrome. There’s not much so far, but I think it has a type. (Note: I might say ‘it has a style’ but he literally said ‘type’.)

    —Please give a message to everyone looking forward to KH3.


    Nomura: Sorry to keep you waiting a bit for the schedule, but the release date has been decided. Please keep playing past games and projects like the “KH Union Cross” app to prepare until we reached the release date. As a matter of fact, we are heading towards the possibility of reaching past full capacity, and due to this we are also thinking about online components, so we are planning for future online connections.

    —And lastly, how is progress on the FFVII Remake?

    Nomura: Though there has been suspense and misinformation concerning this, development on this is progressing smoothly and there's a lot of increasing depth. It is not that we are hiding information on the state of FFVII Remake; it is that our company is prioritizing the release of our title series KHIII. We are looking into the timing of our next information disclosure, so please wait a little more.


    Let us know your views and thoughts on this interview in the comments!

  17. Nomura comments on combat strategies, Keyblade transformations, and new Link Commands in Famitsu's latest issue

    The latest Famitsu issue that released on June 21, 2018 featured an interview with the director and creator of the Kingdom Hearts saga, Tetsuya Nomura. Nomura also talked about additions to the combat system as well as his thought process behind various Keyblade transformations and character links! This portion of the interview is now fully translated thanks to our member NihonScribe and @Keytotruth, which you can check out below:

    Golden Text Block: Lea, who has a strong connection with Roxas, starts training how to use the Keyblade with Kairi. Does he think of passing peaceful days with his best friend at the clock tower as he views the sunset?

    Nomura: I think it's becoming pretty fun even just running around. In battle, depending on the actions Sora takes, something called Situational Commands will appear on the left side of the screen. But they don't just stay there, they all have a time limit and they pile up, so it's up to the player to choose at what timing and what order to use them in to create a strategy. This is a system that I really wanted to implement this time.

    ——There are around 5 commands one can use, however, there is a time limit in which case if you don’t use it or unable to use it, it creates a dangerous situation.
    Nomura: Of course, with the fast button prompts, you can quickly use it. Once one gets used to the different accessible skills, you can choose thinking, “from here let’s use this skill,” which is good. Even if you're bad at doing the actions, you will be fine whether you choose to use the skill or not.


    ——So there's no need to think of the hard way to do it. Among the situation commands there are amusement park-like things you can ride through “Attraction Flow” that are gorgeous, and with the mini-games also implemented there are a lot of fun things to explore.
    Nomura: Attraction flow changes depending on the place, and with abilities like “Firaga,” becoming “Firera,” you become more efficient and various situation commands become more available.


    ——Players are now able to carry three keyblades, moreover they can retain their transformations. Was this done also with the thought of choice in mind?
    Nomura: Yes. Besides just making a new personal system for the keyblade, we wanted people to enjoy playing even when they didn't want to use a keyblade while giving accomplished players more ways to stand up to the challenge and increase their effectiveness. We prepared for various options when backed into a tight situation weighed with the management of the different forms.


    ——With the strength of transformations such as the hammer and yo-yo forms, there is a definite impact if these forms don't stick.
    Nomura: I'm glad you feel like this. With each form, players can definitely enjoy doing different actions. Incidentally, there are a few that don't have a transformation and utilize a special power. For example, Sora’s “Kingdom Key,” which allows him to use abilities he learned in past installments.


    ——There are also Links such as the new reveal of Ralph from “Wreck it Ralph” that have been showcased.
    Nomura: The Link was originally going to be different, and our name for the ability kept changing as the forms changed. We chose “Link” for when the player form changes with the powers borrowed from a Disney character. Though it was puzzling thinking of links along with Ralph, the point is that [KHIII]’s links reveal Disney characters and new skills that one doesn't just play but can also watch.


    ——Is this the same case for the other link revealed, Meow Wow?
    Nomura: Yes. You fight as you watch Sora travel with him, bouncing throughout the frame. Something similar to that (laughs). Really, we wanted to try a “summon” with KH3D’s [Dream Drop Distance] (also known as KH3D) dream eaters of all types, with all the names in the system, Meow Wow remained.


    ——Utilizing all the types of Dream Eaters?
    Nomura: Yes. I intended to add a lot, but when the staff saw all the things I wanted to include, they said it was “impossible.” With that, I tried to see if I could fill up the Meow Wow link with as many dream eaters as I could.

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    Along with Sora's growth, his hair has been becoming more spiky. "When he was a child his hair was facing more downwards and although in KHI and KHII it became more spiky, this time, the spikiness goes more towards the back of the head. It's kinda like it's going more towards the sides. (laughs)" stated Nomura. Is Sora’s hair also evolving alongside his abilities?

    What do you think of the new gameplay mechanics and strategy involved in Kingdom Hearts III's combat? Let us know in the comments below!

    Kingdom Hearts III releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 25, 2019 in Japan, and January 29, 2019 to the rest of the world. You can now watch the latest Frozen trailer, Square Enix E3 Showcase trailer, and Pirates of the Caribbean trailer!

  18. "Chikai" sheet music available for pre-order for ¥648 on Amazon Japan, releasing July 31, 2018

    The sheet music for Utada Hikaru's "Chikai", the theme song for Kingdom Hearts III, is now available for pre-order at Amazon Japan! The sheet music for the piano solo and piano-vocal scores can be pre-ordered for 648 yen, and will be released on July 31, 2018. Amazon Japan also offers delivery to some locations outside of Japan, including the United Kingdom and the United States.

    The full version of Chikai was released with Utada Hikaru's 7th studio album, Hatsukoi. The English version, "Don't Think Twice", has been featured in various trailers for Kingdom Hearts III but hasn't been released in full yet.

    Are you looking forward to get your hands on the sheet music or listen to someone play it? Let us know in the comments!

  19. Dengeki PlayStation to feature Kingdom Hearts III: Nomura comments on Big Hero 6 world and Gummi Ship customization to be shown and talked about next, online element in the works, and more

    The blog Hokanko(Alt) has published a summary of the interview that Dengeki PlayStation has had with Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura. This interview is to be published on the next issue of the magazine, which will release on June 28 (JST).

    Below is the full summary as peovided by the blog. Translations are thanks to @Keytotruth.

    • Frozen was planned to be a world pretty early in development.
    • It follows the movie pretty closely, and Sora's story proceeds as Elsa's and Anna's move on.
    • The Keyblade from the world of Frozen transforms you so you have shoes for skating.
    • Elsa and everyone else don't join your team, but Marshmallow will offer your his help.
    • For Pirates of the Caribbean, Nomura wanted to experiment with different graphics.
    • Sora in a pirate suit is something Nomura really wanted to do.
    • This world made it in because he wanted at least one live action film to be in the game.
    • While the story does take place during the third movie, there are also elements from the second one.
    • There are a lot of gimmicks since you can move through land, sea and air. The Keyblade becomes a lance and a flag.
    • Nomura thinks they'll be able to show the world of Big Hero 6 next time.
    • Sugar Rush will be a Link Command as they announced. Also, there's the minigame called "Remy's Delicious Restaurant".
    • The reason why they showed the worlds of Hercules and Toy Story in the media/E3 demo was because they are the ones closest to completion.
    • Some impressions that theythey rece about the trial were about the camera. They are going to work on that until the last day.
    • This time [for this game], making everything from scratch was really tough.
    • The difficulty for the demodwas slightly easier than "Standard mode", but a little bit harder than "Beginner mode".
    • The powering up of each character is something similar to how they powered up from KH1 to KH2.
    • The director and staff from Einhänder are the ones working on the Gummi Ship portion. Nomura really liked their work, so he's looking forward to the finished product.
    • There is a Combat specialized mode and an exploration mode. You could say it's an open world Gummi Ship.
    • They will talk about Gummi Ship customization the next time.
    • The order you visit worlds in is decided up to a certain degree.
    • This time, there is no such thing as skippable worlds. This is because most people didn't see all of them in the previous games.
    • Right now there are no online capabilities, but they're thinking of adding something.
    • At this moment they're not looking into making any demo.
    • Information related to the New Organization XIII will be revealed as we move towards the release.
    • After some incident Aqua... (Note: This part is ambiguous, but it might mean that we see Aqua as she is in the trailers after a certain incident.)
    • If you play both KHIII and Union Cross, Nomura thinks you'll end up understanding Marluxia.
    • Since this will be the time for "everyone to settle things up", many characters from the series will make appearance.
    • They got the new song from Utada Hikaru really early on.
    • After giving her an explanation about the series and its contents, she made the song herself.
    • The special edition PS4 Pro was decided very early on. In order to find the ideal color, it was redone many times.
    • It will be covered with leather.
    • The controller will also be a new type with flashing lights on top of the touchpad with a custom design.
    • Nomura would like you to play the previous KH games and KHUx as you wait.
    • There's also the problem where we might be running out of space, so Nomura would like you to get connected to the internet in case they distribute online content.
    • KHIII's release is being prioritised over the promotion of FFVII Remake.
    Stay up to date with KH13.com as we will be covering Dengeki PlayStation’s Kingdom Hearts III feature tomorrow!

    UPDATE [Jun 27, 2018]: Dengeki PlayStation Vol. 665 has released and includes an 8-pages Kingdom Hearts III feature! You can take a look at the scans below.

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    UPDATE [Jul 2, 2018]: Full translation of the Nomura interview is now available here! Please note that the original translations might differ from the ones above that have been reported by Hokanko(Alt).


    We will be translating the full interview with Nomura found in this issue, so keep an eye on our website and follow us on Twitter for updates!

  20. Coverage: Kingdom Hearts III at E3 2018

    Welcome to our live coverage for E3 2018! The conferences will be held during the business days and will be open to the public from June 12th to the 14th.

    Square Enix will host their showcase on Monday, June 11th at 10:00 AM PDT [1:00 PM EDT/6:00 PM GMT], and will be shown exclusively online on Square Enix's Youtube, Twitch, Mixer, Twitter, and Facebook. Also, our news team members Raxaimus and Toominator will be present at the event!

    This will be more likely the chance for a release date announcement and a whole lot of other stuff to come out, so don’t forget to keep following our Coverage Article here on KH13.com and on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr). Stay tuned!

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    - Frozen confirmed as a world for Kingdom Hearts III

    - New Kingdom Hearts III trailer at Microsoft’s E3 2018 Presentation featuring new worlds, characters, summons, and more

    - New Kingdom Hearts III trailer shown at the Square Enix E3 Showcase

    - Kingdom Hearts III Deluxe Edition and Deluxe Edition + Bring Arts Figures have been announced

    - Promotional pictures including Sora, Donald, and Goofy's recent renders shown off on Microsoft, PlayStation, and Kingdom Hearts websites

    - Square Enix Presents 2018 Confirmed. Three Day Livestream To Have Kingdom Hearts Content

    - New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer at the Sony E3 Showcase 2018

    - Limited Kingdom Hearts III Playstation 4 Pro Revealed at Sony E3 Showcase

    - Kairi's Kingdom Hearts III Design Revealed

    - Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package digital bundle available for pre-order at the Japan and US PlayStation Store for $99.99

    - Kingdom Hearts III will be featured on Playstation Live at E3 2018 on Tuesday

    - Pirates of the Caribbean returning for Kingdom Hearts III

    - New Kingdom Hearts III renders revealed, including Sora, Donald, and Goofy in their pirate outfits

    - Game Informer interviews Nomura about DLC, Ratatouille, and big reveals

    - All-in-One Kingdom Hearts Bundle Announced at the Sony Press Conference 2018

    - Nomura says Kingdom Hearts III's delay was an attempt to release the game "as simultaneously as possible"

    - Gameplay of Big Hero 6 in Kingdom Hearts III is complete; cutscenes are not completed yet

    - No DLC planned after Kingdom Hearts III's release yet, but outfit customization could be considered; Microsoft not yet approached about Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 and 2.8 on Xbox One

    - Nomura says Kingdom Hearts doesn't need as much from Final Fantasy characters as it did before

    - Kingdom Hearts III might release with only Japanese and English dubs according to IGN France

    - Nomura talks vertical gameplay, Disney Attractions, and Roxas in Kingdom Hearts III

    - Kingdom Hearts III Now Available for Digital Pre-order on the PS4 and Xbox Store

    - Star Wars and Marvel characters unlikely to appear in Kingdom Hearts III as they are not Disney originals

    - Tetsuya Nomura's take on whether Kingdom Hearts III is the End of Sora's Story

    - Tetsuya Nomura is putting equal efforts in both Kingdom Hearts III and FFVII Remake

    - Nomura hints to Aqua's possible rescue and Final Fantasy characters in Kingdom Hearts III; talks about original worlds' playability and the new Princesses of Heart

    - Nomura confirms a recap video is going to be both released this month and in Kingdom Hearts III

    - Analysis: Kingdom Hearts III E3 2018 Pirates of the Caribbean Trailer

    - Nomura empathizes more with Xehanort than Sora and has difficulty keeping track of the many characters, but is confident that Kingdom Hearts III "is a good game"

    - Nomura talks about "Let It Go", the gameplay of Arendelle and The Caribbean, the new Princesses of Heart and Situation Commands in Kingdom Hearts III

    - Kingdom Hearts III demo is not planned for public release, but will be available at Tokyo Game Show 2018

    - Amazon Japan exclusive PS4 theme available for pre-order

    - Exclusive Fabric Poster pre-order bonus available at GameStop

    - Famitsu to feature Kingdom Hearts III: Nomura comments on secret movie, capacity storage, Final Mix, and more

    Updates

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    Pre-E3
    May 25th: Kingdom Hearts III Demo to be available at E3 2018!
    June 11th - 02:40 PM PDT: Josh Gad has confirmed he will be reprising his role as Olaf in Kingdom Hearts III!

    Sunday: Microsoft Conference
    June 10th - 2:30 PM PDT: Kingdom Hearts III Trailer released!
    June 10th - 2:35 PM PDT: Frozen has been confirmed as a world for Kingdom Hearts III!

    Sunday: Youtube Live at E3
    June 10th - 4:00 PM PDT: The section of Youtube Live at E3 featuring Kingdom Hearts III will be starting at 4:00 PM PDT!
    June 10th - 4:01 PM PDT: Senior Marketing Manager for Kingdom Hearts speaking with Geoff Keighley!
    June 10th - 4:03 PM PDT: There could... potentially... be more Kingdom Hearts III news at tomorrow's conference!
    June 10th - 4:05 PM PDT: Nomura is very methodical on how he wants to deliver the worlds announcements, he just knows a 6th senseon giving the audience what they want.
    June 10th - 4:07 PM PDT The English voice acting is incredible Geoff Keigley says. Brendan: Haley Joel Osment is continuing his journey with Sora.
    June 10th - 4:08 PM PDT Nomura is coming to E3! He will be "popping around"!
    June 10th - 4:10 PM PDT They discussed recent trailers, and the Toy Box and Olympus Coliseum demos that will be playable at the SE booth at E3!
    June 10th - 4:10 PM PDT This concludes Kingdom Hearts III at Youtube Live at E3. We will see you Monday for continued live coverage of Kingdom Hearts III during the Square Enix Press Conference starting at 10:00 AM PDT!

    Monday: Square Enix E3 Showcase 2018
    June 11th - 10:00 AM PDT: The Square Enix E3 Showcase 2018 just begun!
    June 11th - 10:02 AM PDT: The SE Showcase has begun with Matsuda introducing!
    June 11th - 10:25 AM PDT: Kingdom Hearts III has finally appeared!
    June 11th - 10:29 AM PDT: More gameplay footage and cutscenes have been released!
    June 11th - 10:31 AM PDT: Kairi, Axel, and the Twilight Gang appear in the Showcase Trailer!
    June 11th - 10:36 AM PDT: The Showcase Trailer has been uploaded to Youtube!
    June 11th - 10:53 AM PDT: The Showcase Trailer is a mash-up of the Orchestra and first E3 trailer
    June 11th - 11:19 AM PDT: Remy from Ratatouille appears in the Showcase Trailer!
    June 11th - 11:31 AM PDT: Kingdom Hearts III Deluxe Edition and Deluxe Edition + Bring Arts Figures have been announced!
    June 11th - 12:08 PM PDT: Square Enix gets ready for IGN Live E3 2018
    June 11th - 12:10 PM PDT: Square Enix and IGN discuss KH3 on IGN Live E3 2018
    June 11th - 12:11 PM PDT: Square Enix trying to engage new fans via Xbox One release
    June 11th - 12:13 PM PDT: Sora is now more dynamic and agile due to experimentation from the handhelds!
    June 11th - 12:16 PM PDT: The Kingdom Hearts III segment of IGN Live E3 2018 has concluded!
    June 11th - 12:48 PM PDT: Ratatouille segment of the Showcase Trailer confirmed to be a mini-game
    June 11th - 1:00 PM PDT: Square Enix Store NA has opened pre-orders for keychains of Sora's and Riku's new Keyblades!
    June 11th - 1:12 PM PDT: New promotional pictures featuring Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Riku uploaded to Microsoft and Playstation websites!
    June 11th - 1:23 PM PDT: The Kingdom Hearts has uploaded the Showcase Trailer!
    June 11th - 1:25 PM PDT: Famitsu confirms Ratatouille mini-game!
    June 11th - 1:48 PM PDT: The Kingdom Hearts website has updated their header with new renders of Sora, Donald, and Goofy
    June 11th - 1:55 PM PDT: Roy Conli from Disney Animation praises the KH Team on their work!
    June 11th - 2:03 PM PDT: Peter Del Vecho (Frozen Producer) talks about Kingdom Hearts III
    June 11th - 3:02 PM PDT: Square Enix Presents schedule released. Kingdom Hearts to be talked about on Day 3
    June 11th - 3:19 PM PDT: Additional photos of the Bring Arts Figures in the Kingdom Hearts III Deluxe Edition released!

    Monday: Sony Playstation Showcase 2018
    June 11 - 6:00 PM PDT: Sony Playstation Showcase has begun!
    June 11 - 6:57 PM PDT: Pirates of the Caribbean shown as a new world in KH3!
    June 11 - 7:00 PM PDT: Kingdom Hearts All-in-One Package Announced!
    June 11 - 7:01 PM PDT: A limited edition Kingdom Hearts III PS4 Pro announced!
    June 11 - 7:05 PM PDT: E3 2018 Pirates of the Caribbean Trailer uploaded onto Youtube!
    June 11 - 7:13 PM PDT: The Playstation E3 Showcase concluded!

    Tuesday: Nintendo Direct at E3 2018
    June 11 - 9:00 AM PDT: @Churroz found a Kingdom Hearts III banner at E3!
    June 11 - 9:00 AM PDT: Nintendo Direct at E3 2018 should be starting!

    Tuesday: E3 Show Floor Day 1
    June 11 - 9:11 AM PDT: KH13 Staff Raximus and Toominator entered the show floor!
    June 11 - 12:14 PM PDT: E3 Demo shows noticeable improvements over the Premier Event Demo
    June 11 - 12:18 PM PDT: The KH3 Demo area has an amazing theme!
    June 11 - 12:23 PM PDT: Attractions and Transformations appear less often in the E3 Demo!
    June 11 - 12:32 PM PDT: KH13 Staff Raximus and Toominator tweet about KH3's presence in E3!
    June 11 - 12:33 PM PDT: Young Xehanort comparisons from D23 2017 to E3 2018!

    Tuesday: PlayStation Live at E3 2018
    June 11 - 2:15 PM PDT: The Kingdom Hearts III feature at PlayStation Live should be starting!
    June 11 - 2:19 PM PDT: The KH3 Developer Interview at PlayStation Live has started!
    June 11 - 2:20 PM PDT: KH3's title is considered the epilogue of the Dark Seeker Saga!
    June 11 - 2:21 PM PDT: Olympus gameplay is being shown!
    June 11 - 2:22 PM PDT: The All-in-One Package is being talked, as well as its pre-order bonuses!
    June 11 - 2:23 PM PDT: The new worlds are being discussed!
    June 11 - 2:25 PM PDT: Attractions and how to use them in KH3 are discussed!
    June 11 - 2:25 PM PDT: Press left and right to switch between three Keyblades!
    June 11 - 2:27 PM PDT: Donald and Goofy's AI has been improved!
    June 11 - 2:27 PM PDT: A quote on how Toybox looks the Toy Story movies!
    June 11 - 2:29 PM PDT: The passionate Kingdom Hearts fanbase is acknowledged!
    June 11 - 2:29 PM PDT: The KH3 booth at E3 has a photo op with a real Kingdom Key!
    June 11 - 2:30 PM PDT: The KH3 section of Playstation Live has ended!

    Tuesday: E3 Show Floor Day 1 (Cont.)
    June 13 - 2:36 PM PDT: KH3 has already won Momocon E3 Choice 2018 Game Award, and nominated by IGN for Best of E3 and is also a candidate for Unreal E3 Awards 2018!
    June 13 - 2:56 PM PDT: Takeo Kujiraoka (Dissidia Final Fantasy director) and Ichirou Hazama (producer) have stated: “KH3 is terrific!"
    June 13 - 8:17 PM PDT: GameInformer interviewed Nomura about potential DLC in KH3
    June 13: More features are coming to gummi ships in Kingdom Hearts III!

    Thursday: E3 Show Floor Day 2
    June 14: The Kingdom Hearts III Live Demo has begun!
    June 14: Right now, they are replaying the Frozen Trailer shown at Xbox's Press Conference
    June 14: Strawberry17 is one of the guests on stage
    June 14: They are talking about the release date, which was announced during the KHO and the Xbox conference.
    June 14: Right now they are talking about how the Kingdom Hearts team read and watch the reactions from the fans.
    June 14: The Kingdom Hearts III Premium Demo is being shown now. They are showing off the Tox Box. Cutscenes are also being shown.
    June 14: The opening scene of the Toy Box is now being shown.
    June 14: Rex is obviously the fanboy of the group.
    June 14: The demo is continuing outside of Andy's house.
    June 14: Young Xehanort has appeared in Galaxy Toys.
    June 14: They are now showing off the Gigas battle with instructions.
    June 14: The Olympus section is now being shown.
    June 14: Meow Wow summon is now being shown.
    June 14: "Look out!" Big Magic Mountain Attraction Flow being shown now.
    June 14: Some of the questions that were being asked in the Twitch comments were informations about the PS4 Pro Limited Edition and a public edition. Sadly, none could be answered at this time.
    June 14: When asked about a soundtrack: "It's a secret."
    June 14: The Kingdom Hearts III Live Demo has ended.

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  21. Keychains of Sora's new Keyblade "Shooting Star" and Riku's new Keyblade "Braveheart" now available for pre-order for $17.99 at the Square Enix Store NA; releasing January 2019

    Square Enix Store North America has opened pre-orders for Sora's new "Shooting Star" Keyblade and Riku's new "Braveheart" Keyblade keychains. Both keychains are available for $17.99 and are slated to release in January 2019. An exact day has not been specified. No word on a European release as of this writing.

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    Are you interested in the keychains? What other KH3 merchandise are you excited for or want? Let us know in the comments below!

    Kingdom Hearts III releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 25, 2019 in Japan, and January 29, 2019 to the rest of the world. You can now watch the latest Frozen trailer, Square Enix E3 Showcase trailer, and Pirates of the Caribbean trailer!

    Follow our coverage of Kingdom Hearts III at E3 2018, and keep an eye on our Twitter for live updates!

  22. Limited Kingdom Hearts III PlayStation 4 Pro Revealed at Sony E3 Showcase

    At the live Sony E3 showcase, a limited Kingdom Hearts III PlayStation 4 Pro was revealed! It will come as a bundle including a copy of the game.
    Pre-orders are open for 58,082 yen fans for Japan via a lottery system. It will release in Japan on January 25, 2019.

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    The product bundle will include:

    • PlayStation® 4 Pro (HDD 1 TB) × 1 * Original design
    • Wireless controller (DUALSHOCK® 4) × 1 * Original design
    • Software for PS4® "Kingdom Hearts III" Blu-ray Disc ™ version × 1
    • LIMITED EDITION Theme for original PS 4® * 4 * 5 × 1
    • Additional content usable in the game Weapons (Keyblade) ※ 3 ※ 4 ※ 5 × 1
    • PlayStation®Plus 1 month free trial product code ※ 5 ※ 6 × 1
    • Mono headset × 1
    • Power cord × 1
    • HDMI® cable × 1
    • USB cable × 1
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    Kingdom Hearts III releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 25, 2019 in Japan, and January 29, 2019 to the rest of the world. You can now watch the latest Frozen trailer, Square Enix E3 Showcase trailer, and the Pirates of the Caribbean trailer!

    Check out our coverage for Kingdom Hearts III at E3 2018 and keep an eye on our Twitter for our live updates!

  23. Kairi's Kingdom Hearts III Design Revealed

    With the release of the latest Kingdom Hearts III trailer on Sony's Playstation E3 showcase, Kairi's Kingdom Hearts III design has been officially revealed!

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    The official Kingdom Hearts III website has provided a render of Kairi's design:

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    The release of avatar boards based on Kairi and Sora's Kingdom Hearts III designs offers another look at Kairi's new design:

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    In both the International and Japanese versions of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross], players can obtain these boards for 2500 Jewels each until June 22nd at 23:59 PT for the international version and June 25th at 23:59 JST for the Japanese version.

    Further details of today's update for the international version of Union χ[cross] can be viewed here.

    Kingdom Hearts III releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 25, 2019 in Japan, and January 29, 2019 to the rest of the world. You can now watch the latest Frozen trailer, Square Enix E3 Showcase trailer, and the Pirates of the Caribbean trailer!

    Check out our coverage for Kingdom Hearts III at E3 2018 and keep an eye on our Twitter for our live updates!

  24. Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package digital bundle available for pre-order at the Japan and US PlayStation Store for $99.99

    A Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package is now available to pre-order for $99.99 at the US PlayStation Store! The digital bundle will include all the PlayStation 4 rleases for Kingdom Hearts with a Kingdom Hearts III theme and Keyblade; it will release on January 29, 2019.

    UPDATE [Jun 11, 2018]: This bundle is also available to pre-order at the Japan PlayStation Store for 16,848 yen, releasing January 25, 2019.

    A full description follows:

    Digital Pre-order Details:
    Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:

    • KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 FINAL CHAPTER PROLOGUE
    • KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 +2.5 REMIX
    • KINGDOM HEARTS III IMPOSSIBLE ODDS DYNAMIC THEME
    Pre-order now to secure KINGDOM HEARTS III, KINGDOM HEARTS III Impossible Odds Theme (exclusive) and PS4™ Custom Keyblade! Your journey starts now with instant access to KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.

    Play on 01/29/2019 12am Eastern Time

    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW.

    In an effort to stop another Keyblade war, Sora, Donald and Goofy set off on a new journey to fend off the encroaching darkness.

    The story of KINGDOM HEARTS unfolds across many Disney worlds, featuring many famous Disney characters. In the final instalment in the Xehanort saga, KINGDOM HEARTS III, all-new awe-inspiring Pixar worlds are added into the mix.




    KINGDOM HEARTS All-in-One Package includes:

    • KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX (Instant Access)
    • KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Instant Access)
    • KINGDOM HEARTS III
    • KINGDOM HEARTS III Impossible Odds Theme (exclusive)
    • PS4™ Custom Keyblade for KINGDOM HEARTS III




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    Kingdom Hearts III releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 25, 2019 in Japan, and January 29, 2019 to the rest of the world. You can now watch the latest Frozen trailer, Square Enix E3 Showcase trailer, and the Pirates of the Caribbean trailer!

    Check out our coverage for Kingdom Hearts III at E3 2018 and keep an eye on our Twitter for our live updates!

  25. Kingdom Hearts III will be featured on Playstation Live at E3 2018 on Tuesday

    PlayStation has revealed their lineup for PlayStation Live at E3 2018. Kingdom Hearts III will be featured on Tuesday, June 12th at 2:15 PM PDT. You can watch it on live.playstation.com.

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    Kingdom Hearts III releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 25, 2019 in Japan, and January 29, 2019 to the rest of the world. You can now watch the latest Frozen trailer, Square Enix E3 Showcase trailer, and the Pirates of the Caribbean trailer!

    Check out our coverage for Kingdom Hearts III at E3 2018 and keep an eye on our Twitter for our live updates!

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    • by Leamax