Special collaboration event press release: Final Fantasy Record Keeper x Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]
A special crossover will bring many surprises and events to both Final Fantasy Record Keeper and Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]!
The collaboration event will run from February 22nd at 5:00 PM PT to March 8th at 4:59 PM PT.
- FINAL FANTASY Avatar parts: Players can obtain exclusive avatar parts and dress up their characters as classic FINAL FANTASY jobs for the ﬁrst time.
- Collaboration Multiplayer Battle (February 23 – March 9): A special Heartless boss inspired by an iconic FINAL FANTASY villain awaits players in battle during this special Union Cross multiplayer event.
- Raid Battle (March 5 – March 11): This collaboration raid event brings a special Heartless to the world of KINGDOM HEARTS.
- “Super Difﬁcult” Battle Challenge (March 7 – March 9): Hardcore players seeking an additional challenge are invited to test their skills to defeat a powerful Heartless.
- FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper Gauntlet Challenge (February 22 – March 8): Players who complete all 20 stages in this limited-time event will not only receive numerous rewards, but also help all FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper players obtain additional in- game login bonuses.
Event-exclusive pixel art medals and more can be seen below.
Gummi Ship Minigame Campaign will be held until February 16th at 6:59 AM PT!
Complete the stages and challenges in order to unlock special bonuses for both games! Rewards will be determined by the total point milestone reached.
Everyone needs to work together in order to unlock everything!
- Feb 14 2018 01:34 PM
- by JackRedplay
D23 recap article details video appearance by Japanese voice actors and new Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] update information
As more Japanese websites post new articles recapping D23 Japan 2018, more information about Kingdom Hearts III and Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is revealed. According to ure.pia.co.jp, a video was shown which featured the Japanese voice actors for Sora and Kairi sharing their experience working on the series. Additionally, the site shares new information regarding a major update to Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] coming this spring.
Miyu Irino (Sora) and Risa Uchida (Kairi) greeted the fans in their video. Irino shares that his favorite world so far to voice Sora in was Toy Story, and he's excited for the final product. Uchida commends her character for being so brave and confronting the darkness, something she admits she might not be able to do herself if put in a similar situation.
The video ended by assuring the audience that they have greatly enjoyed their experience working on the Kingdom Hearts series, and that relationships between the voice actors and the development team are strong and healthy!
Concerning Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], the article mentions that a major update will be coming to the game this Spring, including a Player vs. Player feature. Also, a brand new world to the Kingdom Hearts series will appear in the game. This world has not appeared in a Kingdom Hearts game to date and will not be one of the worlds in Kingdom Hearts III - so this world is completely new to the series. A specific release date was not given for the Spring update, and the new world was not specified. This information will be revealed in the future.
Watch the new Kingdom Hearts III trailers from D23 Expo Japan 2018 here, and don't forget to catch up with our coverage of the event here!
- Feb 12 2018 07:44 PM
- by Toominator
King Mickey's Kingdom Hearts III outfit revealed and featured in a new Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] medal
King Mickey's Kingdom Hearts III outfit has been revealed through a new medal design for Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]. This design is very reminiscent of Sora's own Kingdom Hearts III outfit. This new EX medal is being released tomorrow (from the time of this article's publishing) as a login bonus for the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]! You can view this new medal, complete with the new design, below.
What do you think of this new design? Do you like that Mickey's new design is similar to Sora's? Are you going to be obtaining this new medal in-game? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to follow our coverage article for D23 Expo Japan 2018 and the Kingdom Hearts Fan Event!
- Feb 10 2018 06:13 AM
- by Raxaimus
Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Fan Event announced for California on April 15; Tetsuya Nomura and other team members to be in attendance
Square Enix has announced a Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] fan event will be held on April 15th in California. The event will be at House of Blues Anaheim. Kingdom Hearts Director Tetsuya Nomura along with Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Producer Hironori Okayama and several other development game members will be in attendance.
Tickets for the event will be on sale here starting on January 30th. Each ticket will cost $20 plus applicable service fees. There is a limited amount of tickets available.
UPDATE [Jan 30, 2018]: Tickets are now on sale. Click here to head to the ticket site.
UPDATE [Jan 31, 2018]: Everglow has provided an HD render of the Daybreak Town background used for the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] fan event ticket site. You can view it below.
What do you guys think of this event? Will you be in attendance? Will Nomura announce more story developments during the event? Let us know in the comments below!
- Jan 31 2018 12:28 PM
- by Leamax
The smartphone title Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] has been announced to be released in Taiwan on January 25, 2018 with an exclusive dedicated server. This announcement comes right after many advertisements were shown for the game in Ximending in Taipei, Taiwan earlier this month, which you can take a look at the gallery below thanks to Twitter user @yura_zatta.
These advertisements also show a never before seen Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]-styled character model for Sephiroth, which seems to be hinting at his possible future appearance in the game.
Promotional advertisements for the title will continue to be up in Taipei until the end of the month.
An announcement also revealed that the first to visit the dedicated booth D710 and download Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] at the Taipei Game Show 2018, taking place between January 26 - 29, 2018, will receive an appropriately themed bag to celebrate the game's release. You can take a look at the bag's design below:
UPDATE [Jan 25, 2018]: Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is now out in Taiwan!
With this announcement, Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] will now be available to download in Japan, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Taiwan.
UPDATE [Jan 27, 2018]: We have now updated our gallery with pictures from the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] promotional campaign at the Taipei Game Show 2018, courtesy of inside-games.jp, and a picture of the advertisement for the game around Taipei City. You can check them out below.
The Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] booth also included a giant touchscreen with a playable demo of the game. You can watch a short video of the gameplay here.
- Jan 28 2018 11:22 AM
- by neil98
Following the release of Version 2.4.0 in the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] on November 1st, Version 2.4.0 has now released on the global version of the game.
The Update notes can be viewed below:Spoiler
With the Mission system, the global version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] now has access to daily Jewels on par with the Japanese version of the game, offering a total of 300 Jewels through the Daily missions alone. More rewards will become available as the other mission categories are implemented.
There are four categories of missions--Beginner (for new players after the v2.4.0 update), Daily, Weekly, and Limited-time. Weekly missions are cleared through party collaboration, while the others can be cleared solo. Missions can be viewed via the "Missions" button in the upper corner of the HOME Screen.
The Booster function grants temporary power boosts to medals--for example, the P Booster item that is currently available through the Booster Challenge Event strengthens Power medals. Booster item effects are applied as soon as they are obtained, and will remain in effect until a set expiration date. Note that Booster effects can apply to Copy medals, and that multiple concurrent Booster effects will stack. Players can view Booster effects and expiration dates via the "Booster" button on the avatar detail screen, and Booster effects can also be seen on affected medals.
Until November 15th at 23:59 PT, the Booster Challenge Event offers the P Booster item. These P Booster effect that can be obtained through this event is set to expire December 1st, 2017, at 3:59 AM PT.
- Nov 09 2017 03:15 PM
- by faemarch
Kingdom Hearts Foreteller Keyblade keychains available for pre-order on Square Enix Online Store for $17.99 USD; releasing March 2018
Keychains based off of the five Foretellers' Keyblades from Kingdom Hearts are now available for pre-order on the North American Square Enix Online Store, due to release in March 2018. These include Keychains of Master Ira's Keyblade, Master Aced's Keyblade, Master Invi's Keyblade, Master Ava's Keyblade, and Master Gula's Keyblade.
There is currently a 10% discount applicable, reducing the price of each keychain from $19.99 USD to $17.99 USD. This reduction is only available until November 2nd, 2017.
You can view pictures of the keychains below:
You can pre-order the keychains via the following links:
- Kingdom Hearts Keyblade keychain - Ira
- Kingdom Hearts Keyblade keychain - Aced
- Kingdom Hearts Keyblade keychain - Invi
- Kingdom Hearts Keyblade keychain - Ava
- Kingdom Hearts Keyblade keychain - Gula
UPDATE: The Foreteller's Keyblades keychains are now up for pre-order on AmiAmi, at a current price of 1,740 yen ($15.29 USD), with tax, after a 15% discount on the original price of 2,052 yen ($18.02 USD). AmiAmi have listed the release date of the keychains to be February 2018.
You can pre-order the keychains from AmiAmi via the following links:
- Oct 24 2017 09:12 PM
- by Aquaberry
Tetsuya Nomura comments on Ventus, Lauriam, and the continuation of the story of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] in Kingdom Hearts III
Series director Tetsuya Nomura revealed some background information on Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] during the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night held at Square Enix Café Osaka on October 13th, 2017.
- Nomura stated that the character of Ventus from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep is the "same person" as seen in Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross].
- When asked if Lauriam from Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] and Marluxia are the same person, he replied, "Lauriam is Lauriam."
- Regarding the story of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], he said, "[It] will not be completed in Kingdom Hearts III. (Not everything will be revealed in Kingdom Hearts III.)"
You can read more about the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night and view pictures of it here.
The Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night at Square Enix Café Osaka is a campaign that precedes the joint campaign between Square Enix Café Osaka, Square Enix Café Tokyo, and ARTNIA, which is held to celebrate the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary as well. You can read more about this joint campaign and view pictures of it here. This collective campaign will run at ARTNIA until December 14th, 2017, and at both Square Enix Café Osaka and Square Enix Café Tokyo until November 10th, 2017.
You can also keep in touch with the ongoing updates on our Twitter here.
- Nov 09 2017 03:30 PM
- by Aquaberry
Square Enix held a Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night at the Square Enix Café Osaka in Japan today (October 13th, 2017) to celebrate the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary, as well as to celebrate the Square Enix Café Osaka's grand opening in Japan, which is happening tomorrow October 14th, 2017.
The Preview Night was held from 18:00 - 21:00 JST, and the meeting place was Osaka Umeda Yodobashi 1st Basement. There was no entry fee. Instead, 40 Square Enix Japan members were selected by lottery to be invited.
The series director Tetsuya Nomura, executive producer Shinji Hashimoto, Kingdom Hearts III co-director Tai Yasue, and lead character modeler Mr Yamasaki made a surprise appearance during the event. They some comments about Kingdom Hearts III as well as the future of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross].
The main attraction of the night was, however, the introduction of the Kingdom Hearts themed menu which included various food items and drinks. A variety of art was also showcased at the event including original artwork drawn by Nomura, and exclusive merchandise, including previously event-exclusive merchandise, has been made available for purchase for the duration of the campaign.
This event precedes the collective campaign event between Square Enix Café Osaka, Square Enix Café Tokyo, and ARTNIA for the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary. This will be held at both Square Enix Cafés plus ARTNIA. ARTNIA will be holding it from October 14th, 2017 to December 14th, 2017, and both Square Enix Café Osaka and Square Enix Café Tokyo will be holding it from October 14th, 2017 to November 10th, 2017. Tickets were made available for purchase starting October 6th, 2017. You can check out more info about this event here.
Thanks to KH13 staff member Mio-chan and LadyAleister, we have translations on some of the information given by Nomura, Hashimoto, and more at the event, and also some impressions of the Twitter users.
- Kingdom Hearts-themed menu introduced at the 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night
- Kingdom Hearts III developers comment on Xehanort, Sora, Riku, and Kairi character models
- Tetsuya Nomura comments on Ventus, Lauriam, and the continuation of the story of Kingdom Hearts Union χ in Kingdom Hearts III
- World with new playable character confirmed for Kingdom Hearts III; future D23 Expo reveals undecided
Comments by Tetsuya Nomura
- Sora's birthday isn't specified, but it should be the day of his debut (March 28, 2002), just as other Disney characters.
- There is desire of making supporting characters and Organization XIII mini figures, so Nomura will think about it.
- Sea Salt Ice Creams at the event had winner sticks among them at the event which attendees were able to be exchange for a free coaster.
- They worked hard to host the Café, and maybe there are no more chances to do so, so Nomura asked everyone to enjoy that month.
- There is no schedule for a release of Nomura’s art collection at the moment.
- There is also no plans for selling a Promotional Video collection for now.
- The staff said that the release of the Kingdom Key prop replica should be asked to Bandai, as they are the ones who Disney handed the rights to.
- "Firstly, when Mr. Hashimoto went to sign my copy, he said, "Please get a signature from the creators first. I'll write in the remaining gap after that." when I was thanking the developers. He's so nice." (@yossthan)
You can view images of the preview below, thanks to Dengeki Online, 4Gamer, Game Watch, and Famitsu. There are also a few images from the attendees @uk1gum0oo, @yossthan, @yoki_3yam, @KH_NoXIII, @axy415, @Laaaaaaaagu, @EXkhs, @HOMO_NAOCHIKA, @Kazaton, @9namasuxi, and @sonzaisinaimono.
Pictures from the Attendees
What do you think about the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night for Square Enix Café Osaka's grand opening? Are you planning on going to Square Enix Café Osaka, Square Enix Café Tokyo, or ARTNIA for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary collective campaign? Let us know down in the comments below!
- Oct 19 2017 02:04 PM
- by neil98
After the release of Version 2.3.1 in the global version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], the @SquareEnixUSA Twitter account has announced that the game is now officially available in Latin American regions as of September 28th, 2017.
The game can be downloaded for iOS for Latin American regions here and on Google Play here, though it is only available in the English language.
Promotional images shown on the Latin American iOS page can be viewed below:
- Nov 09 2017 03:13 PM
- by faemarch
Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Version 2.3.1 brings pets feature, increased daily login reward and more
The new version 2.3.1 of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] has gone live and has brought with it a great number of changes.
Firstly, the greatly anticipated pets feature has arrived which lets the player take a cute companion with them on their adventure which can have its appearance and name customised. They also provide a gameplay benefit in that they give a new attack slot to each Keyblade which can be improved by using medals to increase your pet's strength. The Pet System will unlock on the Home Screen after clearing Story Quest 14.
For more information on pets, full details can be seen below.Spoiler
Besides the new pets system, there are other relatively big changes to the game. Firstly, the daily login jewels reward has been inreased, something fans of the game have been clamoring for. The Medal storage capacity by 100 for all players and has added support for iOS Game Center achievements and a 'come back' incentive quests which will trigger after a player has not logged in for 60+ days. There are also many quest changes in the early part of the game and many more other changes. For a full list, see below.Spoiler
Playing Card (Male), Alice in Black (Female), Gingerbread Boy (Male), & Gingerbread Girl (Female) will also be returning avatar boards for 1500 jewels. More information can be seen here.
So what do you guys think? Are you excited by all the new change? What excites you the most. Let us know in the comments below.
- Sep 28 2017 11:52 AM
- by Axeken
The Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] has been updated to version 2.3.0! This version of the game features a new title screen, five new story quests focusing on the new Foretellers, and the addition of the pet system, which unlocks after clearing quest 14. Several other quality of life features have also been added in this new update (refer to the patch notes below).
Version 2.3.0 update notes:Spoiler
A playthrough of the five story quests is available, courtesy of Everglow, below:
Additionally, a pet system tutorial and an accompanying cutscene have also been provided by Everglow. Take a look!
UPDATE: You can now view our English translated video for this new update here, courtesy of Everglow:
What do you think of the newest update? Are you excited to finally have pets in the game? What are your thoughts on the new story developments? Let us know in the comments below!
- Nov 09 2017 03:29 PM
- by Raxaimus
Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Version 2.3.0 dated in Japan; new Start Screen revealed; Pet System added
The Japanese Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Twitter account has revealed that following a delay, the game's version 2.3.0 will be available 9/21 JST accompanying an in-game maintenance update for an, as of yet, an undetermined amount of time. This version update will also implement the new Pet System into the game.
The tweet also revealed the new "start" screen for Version 2.3.0 which features the new Dandelion Union Leaders similar to the recent artwork from series creator, Tetsuya Nomura. You can check it out below, along with newly released images of the Pet System [9/21 JST.
UPDATE: The maintenance period is scheduled for 0:00 to 7:30 JST on the 9/21.
Update 9/21 JST: Version 2.3.0 Update Notes:Spoiler
Additionally, 25 new Proud Quests have been added, offering a total of 45 Mirrors, two Power and Magic Gems, and a Speed Gem.
Five new Main Story Quests have also been added--what is the first job of the new Union Leaders?
What do you guys think of the new start screen? Are you excited for the new update? Let us know in the comments below.
- Nov 09 2017 03:26 PM
- by Axeken
Square Enix North America has revealed this month's schedule for the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Tsum Tsum Event in a press release.
Firstly, four Tsum Tsum medals are available for purchase in-game and will include Sora and Riku, Mickey and Friends, Mickey and Minne, and Pooh and Friends. These are currently available from today until Sept 21 PT.
Next, running from Sept 11-24 PT will be new Union χ[Cross] Quests allowing players to earn Special Tsum Tsum Rewards like new avatar parts, Jewels, and more.
Following this will be Limited Time Raid Event which will pit players against the Heartless Tsum Tsum Raid Boss to earn even more Tsum Tsum Avatar items. This will be available Sept 18-24 PT.
And last, be certainly not least, Square Enix has revealed that the pets feature will be coming to the global version of the game late this September. After being recently teased for the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], his next big update will allow the player to have a pet which will come in multiple varieties which can be customized and will be able to be equipped with its own medals. To celebrate the new feature, players will receive 3,000 Jewels as a login bonus, which is being touted as "one of the largest giveaways in the game’s history."
Tsum Tsum Medals and Avatar Items
Pets Feature Preview
This follows the recent wave of announcements for the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]'s 2nd Anniversary where it was revealed that the pets feature will be coming alongside Union Armor avatar sets and an increased LUX Level cap.
So what do you guys think? Will you be pulling for these adorable Tsum Tsums or attempting to get their related avatar parts? Are you excited for the Pets feature? Let us know in the comments below.
- Sep 16 2017 09:15 AM
- by Axeken
On the official Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Twitter account, a tweet was posted with a message from Tetsuya Nomura:
Good evening, this is Tetsuya Nomura. From Unchained χ's existence to Union Cross, two years have passed since the service started. I thank you very much. I'll try to make public as soon as possible a new illustration of the title screen. This time please pay attention to their positions. So, thank you for your consideration.
Translated by KH13 translator Mio-chan.
The tweet can be viewed here.
Another message was left by Tetsuya Nomura and he promises that the main story of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], will be deeper than Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] and Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. He hopes that the story will keep fans thinking at every turn each time.
The new artwork from Tetsuya Nomura features Ephemer, Skuld, Ventus, Blaine, Lauriam, Chirithy and a mysterious figure in a black coat. This image, as well as images from the upcoming v2.3 update set for September 14th JST, can be seen below:
-A Message from the Director-
Long time no see, this is Nomura.
Somehow we are able to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary, and it’s thanks to the fans.
The staff appreciate it too, thank you.
This time I tried very hard to write and draw various things.
I will explain: I did the KH2’s last battle illustration, the KH2 avatar parts and others so I kind of multiplying the number "2" for the 2nd Anniversary Event.
The main story ended with a long KH-ish prologue, so the main part of Union Cross begins at last.
This is what the title displayed on the latest scenario part meant.
It was the beginning of an impact, I believe that Union Cross will be deeper than χ[chi] and Unchained χ.
I think that each new part added will make you even more involved into the story, so please look forward to it.
By the middle of September, there is a little part of the main scenario in preparation along with a large-scale update, so please look forward to it too.
Until then, may your heart be your guiding key.
So you do you think of Nomura's update? Do you like the fact he directly messaged fans of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]? What do you think of the new artwork? Are you excited of the next big game update? Let us know in the comments.
- Nov 09 2017 03:24 PM
- by Master Eraqus
The Japanese Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] twitter account recently revealed the upcoming features coming to the game. First, a new EX Medal is coming in the form of "KH2 Sora & Riku Illustrated EX Medal" drawn by Tetsuya Nomura himself. The medal is an illustration of the scene before Sora and Riku defeat Xemnas in Kingdom Hearts II.
Secondly, Foreteller Master Ava is getting her own medal called "Ava HD EX Medal." This will make Master Ava the first Foreteller to get their own medal.
Next, there a campaign competition to win a PlayStation 4 Pro with Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue.
Also, there is a new challenge event for Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] "Worlds Memorial" as well as new 2nd Anniversary Union Cross challenge with Sora, Riku, Kairi, Donald and Goofy as prize medals.
Finally, Sora and Kairi are making their way as Avatar Boards for male and female avatars respectively. Further information can be found in the in-game notices. Thank you to Mio-Chan and Lady Aleister for translating the information.
This news follows a week of teasers from the game itself including a new pet update, a raised level cap and more.
What do you guys think of these recent updates for the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]? Are you playing it? Which medal are you most excited for? Do you think all these features will come to the global version? Let us know in the comments below.
If you want to keep updated on the latest from both the Japanese and Global versions Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], be sure to follow KH13's KHUX twitter.
- Aug 31 2017 10:14 AM
- by Axeken
The second anniversary for the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is almost here! Currently, the game is featuring "countdown quests" to prepare for the celebration, and during these quests, a new pet feature was teased. While there isn't much information currently available for this new feature, a variety of pets will be available starting in mid-September! Thanks to Mio-chan and Lady Aleister for helping out with the translations.
It isn't currently known how these pets will be obtained, nor if they will be purely cosmetic or provide in-game benefits.
Update 8/27 PT: The second countdown quest teases that a "2nd Anniversary Commemoration Cup" will be held starting September 18th JST, and with it the Union Armor sets last seen in Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]'s 3rd Anniversary event will arrive!Spoiler
Update 8/28 PT: Players will be able to customize and strengthen their pets! Options shown include Head, Ears, Body, Feet, Tail, and Accessories.Spoiler
Update 8/29 PT: Also coming in September, players will be able to increase their level past the previous level cap of 300!Spoiler
Update 8/30 PT: Coming 9/1 is a new EX Medal? Who will it be?Spoiler
This feature is one of many "large-scale updates" coming to the game in the weeks ahead. Be sure to follow our coverage of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] to find out what will be included next!
Are you excited to have pets accompany you on your adventures? What other features do you want to see added to the game? Let us know in the comments below!
- Nov 09 2017 03:18 PM
- by Raxaimus
As of August 24th at 15:00 JST, five new Main Story Quests have been added to the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ, involving Strelitzia and introducing with a twist a face that fans of the Kingdom Hearts series may already be familiar with.
Untranslated footage can be viewed below, courtesy of Everglow.
Update: Translated footage is now available and can be viewed below, courtesy of Everglow.
- Aug 24 2017 09:29 PM
- by faemarch
As of August 10th at 15:00 JST, ten new story quests have been added to the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross]. These quests focus on a trip to the beach with the player and their friends and include the reveal of the anticipated fifth Union Leader--a girl, Strelitzia, whose fate has begun to move.
Footage and translations will be made available as soon as possible.
UPDATE 1: Untranslated footage, courtesy of Everglow, can be viewed below:
UPDATE 2: Translated footage is now available, courtesy of Everglow. It can be viewed below:
- Aug 24 2017 02:53 AM
- by faemarch
Every character's story will be settled in Kingdom Hearts III; the world Young Xehanort and Eraqus are at is an original world; Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] 5th Union leader reveal in early August
A Kingdom Hearts III feature will be included in the upcoming Weekly Famitsu issue, and earlier today, Esoteru posted a summary of its highlights online. Since then, more leaks have released from Hachima. Some parts of this have already been covered in the aforementioned highlights summary, but now, we have the information in more detail and new information as well.
Check out the first half, translated by Katie Armstrong, below:
- Tetsuya Nomura would like for you to wait for the next report, which will be some time in 2018.
- There was some last-minute post-editing on the D23 and the Orchestral Concert PVs; Nomura wanted to tie things back to something with the word "dive," thinking back to the original concept of KH.
- There were some strong feelings about the Toy Story world, because Nomura wanted to include it in KH2. Nomura's been negotiating for it since the first KH game. He met with John Lasseter when he came to Japan and told him about every element he wanted to include.
- The Toy Story world does not take place during the original story, but picks up somewhere after Toy Story 2 and is consistent with the timeline of the movies.
- This isn’t in the PV, but there is a scene where Sora is mistaken for an action figure of a game character by Rex.
- Sora and company’s Toy Story world looks were designed by art directors who interacted to combine designs; the first team’s design was similar to action figures while the other group tried to match the aesthetic of Toy Story. The two had to come together and discuss and convince one another to arrive at the final design.
- The staff was surprised at how easy it was to reproduce the graphic appearance of the original films. The looks of other worlds and gimmicks and such have been difficult for this game.
- The Toy Story world’s percentage [of completeness] and quality was high enough to be seen earlier, but based on our PR plans it wasn’t shown until now. When they announced the Big Hero 6 world, Nomura could only show one illustration because it was a somewhat sudden request, so this time Nomura wanted to show video.
- Production on the Big Hero 6 world is going well, though the matter of the last selected world is still ahead of them.
- Multiple battle commands are displayed in the PV because there is always a choice in what to do in battle, there’s some tactical fun in assembling combos of your choosing. It might seem tough, but I want to reassure you that you can pull off some fancy techniques with the right button combinations.
- Each world will have it's own guest party members and they will have their unique collaboration commands, since it is a new system it will be introduced in details later.
- Riding a robot to fight was an early idea sent at the beginning of the development to the dev team, each floor of the toy shop will have it's own gimmick.
- The toy shop will be the main area in the Toy Story world you can enjoy other gimmicks with various toys sold there.
- There is surprise in the future.*
- The world where Young Eraqus and Xehanort is an original world. Also he mentions that KH3 will have less Disney worlds than KH2 in numbers, but they will be richer and more playable.
- There are so many characters, so the story is dark and he is not planning it to end it all at once.
- Each character story must be settled. This will involve members from the former Organization XIII.
- Nomura is not directing anything else beside the announced titles, but he is involved with many.
- Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] fifth Union leader chapter has been written and it will be released early August.
- Nomura would like to give us more information about Kingdom Hearts III battle later.
Toy Story is the latest world revealed for Kingdom Hearts III through the trailer unveiled last week at the D23 Expo in Anaheim. The Weekly Famitsu feature, which will recap the event and include an interview with Tetsuya Nomura, will be published on July 20 in Japan. Stay tuned with us for updates and translations!
UPDATE 1: The Weekly Famitsu issue has been released! Check out full scans of it, as well as full translations, here.
- Jul 19 2017 03:53 PM
- by Elfdemon_
Using the official Twitter account for English updates of Kingdom Hearts Union χ%5Bcross%5D, Square Enix tweeted out that a 'special surprise' will be coming to players of Kingdom Hearts Union χ%5Bcross%5D to celebrate D23 Expo 2017, which occurs from July 14th through the 16th. You can check out the tweet below.
We have a special surprise coming for KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ [CROSS] to celebrate D23 this weekend! Stay tuned for more details! #D23Expo
We'll update with more details regarding the special surprise for players as soon as they are available.
What do you think the special surprise is? Let us know in the comments below!
- Jul 16 2017 10:17 PM
- by Jake
Fifteen new story quests were added to the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] following maintenance on July 8th (JST). These quests further progress the story taking place in Enchanted Dominion. Can the player protect Aurora from the evil clutches of Maleficent? Both untranslated and translated footage have been made available and can be viewed below, courtesy of Everglow.
Where will we go in the next update? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
- Jul 16 2017 10:36 PM
- by faemarch
Enchanted Dominion added to Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] in 15 new story quests
Fifteen new story quests have been added to the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross]! Ten of these new quests mark the first appearance of Enchanted Dominion within the game. This is particularly interesting due to Enchanted Dominion's involvement in the secret ending for the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]. You can view an translated playthrough of the fifteen new quests below, courtesy of Everglow.
Are you excited to finally explore the long-awaited Enchanted Dominion? Let us know in the comments below!
- Jul 16 2017 11:01 PM
- by Raxaimus
Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] smartphone case announced; available from CaféReo and Square Enix Japan
Square Enix and CaféReo have teamed up and announced a Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] styled smartphone case. The “notebook type smartphone case” features the Kingdom Hearts crown with a slot to store a credit card or something similarly shaped. The case will cost 4,800 Yen (around $43.00 USD) and is planned to be released by the end of June 2017, but is limited to Japan. To buy and import the case, or simply find more product details, click here.
Also, if you missed it, Square Enix and 7Net are also releasing smartphone cases, as well as a range of other merchandise for the 15th Anniversary of Kingdom Hearts.
UPDATE 1: Square Enix Japan is now accepting pre-orders for the case. It's available for 5,184 yen ($46.00 USD) and will be available for Japan on August 5, 2017.
UPDATE 2: Square Enix NA is now accepting pre-orders for the case. It's available for $39.99 USD and will be available for NA on November 30, 2017.
- Jul 16 2017 11:39 PM
- by Axeken
4th leader introduced to Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] with five new story quests
Five new story quests have been added to the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]. These exciting quests focus on a few of the Dandelions, the children who survived the Keyblade War. Particularly, the identity of the fourth Union leader is revealed in this critical installment. An untranslated playthrough of these quests can be seen below, courtesy of Everglow. A translated version will be available soon!
Are you excited to see more information about the Dandelions? What type of person might the fourth Union leader be? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
UPDATE: Thanks to KH13 Archives Team member Everglow, the new story update is now available with English translations for your viewing pleasure. You can check it out below.
- Apr 09 2017 08:07 AM
- by Raxaimus