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

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

    The Monogram rings come in the following varieties:

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

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

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

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

    The Ichiban Kuji prizes are:

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


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

    • Oct 08 2018 03:57 AM
    • by Skyz
  3. Kingdom Hearts -The Story So Far- announced for the PlayStation 4; coming October 30th for $39.99

    Square Enix has announced a new Kingdom Hearts collection for the PlayStation 4. Kingdom Hearts -The Story So Far- will contain the 6 games and 3 cinematic movies from Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.

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    The collection will be available on October 30th for a price of $39.99. It's available for pre-order on the Square Enix North America store. Furthermore, Square Enix has reaffirmed that this collection is only available for the United States.

    [UPDATE]: Kingdom Hearts' official Twitter account confirmed that the Kingdom Hearts –The Story So Far– compilation will include 2 discs, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.

    What do you think of this collection? Will you buy one? Let us know in the comments below!

    • Oct 06 2018 05:32 AM
    • by Leamax
  4. Kingdom Hearts official website updated with new Pete render

    The official Kingdom Hearts website has been updated with the addition of a new render for Pete. The render shows the character in a menacing pose in comparison to his first render as you can see below.

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    The first render has since been taken off the website but can be seen here.

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    Are you excited to face Pete in Kingdom Hearts III? Let us know in the comments!

  5. Yen Press will be distributing Kingdom Hearts posters at New York Comic Con 2018

    Yen Press will be attending New York Comic Con 2018! Visit Yen Press at booth #2224 to receive a Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days: The Novel double-sided poster! The poster features Riku and Mickey on one side, along with the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days trio on the other side. Poster supply is limited. See the poster down below.




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    Will you be attending New York Comic Con this year? Let us know in the comments down below!

  6. Sora's Japanese VA Miyu Irino Interviewed on Kingdom Hearts and Disney Tsum Tsum

    Miyu Irino, the Japanese voice actor for Sora, was recently interviewed by Disney Tsum Tsum on his experiences with the Kingdom Hearts series and his featured appearance in his appearance in the game!

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    Translations for this interview are available thanks to KH13 Staff Solis and Mio-chan! You can read them below

    -Ever since the first installment was released in 2002, Irino has been voicing Sora throughout the series. Please tell us what the KH series has to offer.

    Irino: First of all, it’s so exciting and special to see both Disney and Square Enix characters appear on the same screen! As the series goes on, the deeper the lore becomes, so each playthrough uncoveres new discoveries and perspectives. As an actor, I feel like I’m traveling to different worlds together with Sora. That’s why, when interacting with Disney works on other occasions, I feel as if they’re connected to me, like “I’ve seen them before!” or “We’re friends!” There’s so many lines to record during the recording sessions, but receiving the script and seeing the scenes in development, I somehow forget all the hardships during those sessions.

    -What kind of boy is Sora to you?

    Irino: He’s an orthodox naive main character that is influenced by the people he meets and in return influences them. Watching him confront problems and getting back on his feet every time, I’m inspired by him.

    -You have been voicing Sora since the first installment, are there any changes in the way you face him?

    Irino: I was 14 when I voiced him for the first time, so I acted the way I was back then. As Sora grew up, I started to care about the voice and tone more, and during my early 20s, it was hard “being Sora.” However, I think I’m getting the hang of it recently. I think it’s because I myself have experienced a lot of stuff. On the other hand, I’m also careful not to break Sora’s character as the core character of the KH series.

    -Continuing from last year, Sora and Riku appear in LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum! Please tell us how you feel about Sora, a character you voice, becoming a Tsum.

    Irino: I have Sora’s Tsum! (laughs) I play LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum privately, but ever since I got Sora last year, I’ve been using him as MyTsum. Sora is a special character to me, so when he appeared in the game, I felt that I needed to get him! My friends also got him, so we got excited together. He has been arranged cutely for Tsum Tsum, so I felt like I was able to join the Disney characters. It’s nice that he’s voiced, too! I know many people play Tsum Tsum, so it makes me happy that people use my character and hear my voice.

    -For Sora’s skill, his keyblade flies around, recreating the effects from the series.

    Irino: Yes! If there is a chance, even if it’s only for a limited time, I would like to see other keyblades and moves recreated as well. There are so many variations of costumes, too.

    -Do you talk about the relationship between Sora and Riku with Riku’s voice actor, Miyano?

    Irino: We haven’t been able to see each other recently, but we know about one another’s work. Sometimes we reciprocally see the other’s shows and mutually contact us. Isn’t Sora and Riku like that too? We both do activities other than voice acting that isn’t limited to genre, such as stage shows and artist activities, so even if we don’t talk too much, there’s definitely a connection that we both feel together.

    -That’s just like Sora and Riku’s relationship. Even in the story, Riku goes off somewhere else with the King, so the two are often separated from each other.

    Irino: Yeah, we’re strangely becoming alike. (laughs) I do notice these common traits when I’m acting as him. It’s rare to act as the same character for more than ten years, so maybe there’s some aspects that have become part of me.

    -The Dark Seeker Saga that has continued from KHI will finally come to a climax in KHIII; how are you facing this?

    Irino: I don’t know if Sora’s story will continue after this, but I think his adventures with Donald and Goofy will continue. I hope there will be more chances for people to see the characters and the story not just in the numbering titles, but in others occasions like Tsum Tsum and goods.

    -Lastly, please leave a message for Tsum Tsum players and KH fans!

    Irino: KH is a series that anyone can enjoy, from hardcore players to casual players who are not that good at games. I hope more people will continue to enjoy this amazing world filled with coolness, cuteness, and everything else, just like in Disneyland. I think there are people who are introduced to KH from Tsum Tsum, so I hope you will take this chance to take interest in the KH series and Sora.


    You can see the original interview here!

  7. KH13's September Merch Round-Up: Halloween Costumes, Keyblades, and more

    September is ending, which means it's time for another roundup! KH13 has gathered all the Kingdom Hearts merchandise from September so you're all ready for Halloween!

    Hot Topic's back again and has a brand new online exclusive Kingdom Hearts Sora Built-Up Backpack inspired by Sora's outfit that retails for $54.90.

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    Just in case you would like a new wallet to go with your brand new backpack, EB Games Canada is selling a Kingdom Hearts Sora Wallet themed after his outfit as well spotting the crown on the front. The wallet is currently up for preorder with a December 21 release retailing for $24.99.

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    Just in time for Halloween, the store Spirit Halloween is showing off their new Kingdom Hearts Halloween costumes by sending their stock to Spencer's as well. If you're interested in becoming your favorite main characters from the series like Sora, Riku, Kairi, and King Mickey look no further.

    Sora's costume retails for $59.99 while Riku, Kairi, and King Mickey all retail for $49.99. There are also kids versions of Sora and King Mickey that retail for $39.99.

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    Say you buy your costume, but you don't have a keyblade! Worry no more, Spirit Halloween has you covered with their brand new Oblivion and Pumpkinhead keyblade props! Both keyblades retail for $39.99 and can be bought either on Spencer's or their online site.

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  8. Analysis: Kingdom Hearts III TGS 2018 Trailers

    Welcome to KH13’s trailer analysis for the two brand new trailers debuted for Kingdom Hearts III at Tokyo Game Show 2018. With so much new content to look at, let’s waste no time and get right into it.

    The first trailer we received was a short glimpse into the world of Big Hero 6, finally showing us what was previously confirmed way back in 2015. Although a lot of what we see in this short trailer is expanded upon in the full version, there are still some interesting things to pick out.

    In the first scene we see Sora, Donald and Goofy fighting Heartless on the San Fransokyo Bridge, before seeing GoGo being launched into the air. Baymax and Hiro arrive and introduce themselves as Big Hero 6, so this clearly marks the start of the world and the first time that everyone properly meets.

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    This is also the first time we get to see the Big Hero 6 Keyblade and it’s full of callbacks to the film. The blade is made up of nanobots which played a big role in the film, whilst the handle is that of Hiro’s bot fighter shown at the start of the movie. Rather than a metal chain, this Keyblade is connected with Honey Lemon’s signature chem-balls, with the keychain itself being Baymax’s personality chip made by Tadashi.


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    Several quick shots of the Big Hero 6 team are then shown to us, with Wasabi and Honey Lemon being attacked by what looks like Bug Blox, the main threat from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, but more on this later. GoGo is also talking about what it means to be a team and how they need to delegate, presumably talking to Hiro who acts as the team leader.

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    The scene quickly changes to one from the Monsters Inc world, with Randall telling Sora and the gang to not leave without saying goodbye. The shock from Sora seems to imply that they’ve already met at this point and that Randall is a threat, so this clearly isn’t friendly.


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    Sora is then seen with Rapunzel and Flynn in the Tangled world, fighting against Marluxia’s Nobodies who seem like they’ve just been introduced. The animation on Flynn is particularly cartoony, which is great to see. A quick shot of Young Xehanort saying he has more to observe in the Toy Story world is then shown before moving on to the first lot of gameplay.


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    Before any real gameplay details are shown, we also get to see that the partner for this world is none other than Baymax himself. We get our first look at the Keyblade transformation for the Big Hero 6 Keyblade in this first bit of gameplay. This transformation turns Sora’s clothes into a greenish colour, similar to the Frozen world’s transformation, which seems to indicate agility.


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    This transformation is called Nano Arms and it switches between different forms including a sword and a hammer. Sora also uses a projectile attack with it, where it turns into a large hand and shoots a large ball of energy. The enemy that the gang is fighting here is brand new and has never been seen before, although we do get to see it play a bigger role in the extended trailer. As a side-note, the health and magic bars shown in this trailer clearly show that Big Hero 6 is an end-game world.


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    New gameplay is then shown of Sora and Baymax on top of the San Fransokyo rooftops, which implies that the whole of the city will be explorable from top to bottom.


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    We then see Sora running through a night-time area, which is very reminiscent of the docks from the movie. We also get shown the shotlock for the Big Hero 6 Keyblade, which has Sora shooting out a stream of nano-bots at the enemy.

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    This trailer also gives us a proper look at how Gummi Ships are going to function in the game, with customisation being confirmed. The level of customisation on offer here is pretty impressive, with all of the ships looking very distinct. Some of the notable references here include a ship shaped like a Moogle’s head and a ship based on the racing karts from Wreck It Ralph’s Sugar Rush world.


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    Gummi Ship gameplay seems to be very similar to Kingdom Hearts II’s version of it, with some sections showing the same score counter as was seen there. However, we also get to see sections of Gummi Ship gameplay that feature a mini-map and full freedom of movement, which seems to tease a focus on space exploration that we’ve never really seen before in Kingdom Hearts. There also seems to be a level counter that changes throughout the trailer, which might indicate that the Gummi Ship has an individual level counter that be increased through exploration.


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    The rest of the trailer is quick flashes of story scenes that are all expanded upon greatly for the extended trailer, which is where we’ll dive into them more. The one scene that isn’t featured in the extended trailer is the opening scene where Vanitas is shown with Xemnas on the Keyblade graveyard saying “Only when your hopes have been broken by battle upon battle can the key to Kingdom Hearts be claimed”. This clearly shows that Kingdom Hearts III is going to make us all miserable, with Sora being put through his paces like never before.


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    That’s everything for the short TGS 2018 trailer, so let’s move onto the real meat of this analysis with the recently released extended version!

    Before we look at the trailer though, we have to mention that as well as this massive load of gameplay and story information to dissect, we were also finally shown the Kingdom Hearts III box art and it is absolutely gorgeous. This piece, drawn by Nomura himself, has the Destiny Trio, Seasalt Trio, Wayfinder Trio as well as Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Namine all together on one building, facing a clock tower that counts up to thirteen. This art is full of little details that really make it shine, such as the Darkling statue holding what looks like Lux, and a little cat statue that heavily resembles Nomura’s own cat Deshi.

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    Nomura has previously stated that all of the cover arts from the Remixes all the way to Kingdom Hearts III would have something that ties them all together and we finally know what that is. Across each cover art, the sky has been a different colour, such as having a sunset in 1.5 and nighttime in 2.8. In the Kingdom Hearts III box art, the sky is a mixture of all of these colours, forming one sky. This is a clear reference to the famous quote, “One sky, one destiny”, but it also really makes the cover art stand out.

    The new extended trailer for Kingdom Hearts III starts by showing us a scene all too familiar- the chess match between Young Xehanort and Young Eraqus. Both characters have had updated looks, which results in them both looking a little older.


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    The true focus here is the chess board, which once again features Sora surrounded by enemies. We can’t see who it is, but several of the light side of the board have been taken out, which makes it look like it’s just Sora left in play. This is presumably all symbolism for the final battle, but it’s a scary possibility for Sora to be left on his own. Eraqus doesn’t take Sora being on his own as the end though, as he continues his turn before the scene changes.


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    We then see Sora, Donald, Goofy and Big Hero 6 about to take on the Heartless that they were previously fighting on the San Fransokyo bridge. Whether this is a repeated boss fight or just a new type of Heartless isn’t clear as they treat this Heartless like a pretty big threat. Sora then affectionately refers to himself, Donald and Goofy as “Keyblade Hero 3”, which is pretty cute.


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    More Big Hero 6 gameplay is then shown to us, starting off with Sora running up the side of a building. It seems like movement has been tweaked since the E3 demo as Sora now seems like he can angle himself slightly without completely changing directions. The wall shine that was very present in previous gameplay also seems to have calmed down a lot, only appearing at the bottom of the building. Sora is also attacking some sentry Heartless that seem to stick to walls. They were previously shown off in the Toy Story world.


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    Sora and Baymax are then seen using a link attack, Intercept Jet, which has Sora riding Baymax and attacking alongside him. Sora is also seen using the finisher from the Nano Arms Keyblade Transformation, which has him jumping into a big ball of nanobots and firing them out in several spikes, causing area of effect damage.


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    We also get to see a first glimpse of the world boss battle against Dark Baymax, who is seen with a lot of bars of health whilst being chased by Sora and Baymax. Dark Baymax is being assisted by Bug Blox, which make several appearances throughout this trailer most notably in the next scene.


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    Sora is seen facing a massive fist made out of red Bug Blox, whilst also being trapped in a square made out of them. The massive fist attacks him and disperses in a similar way to the Devil’s Wave from 0.2 Birth By Sleep.


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    A new minigame is also shown in this gameplay section, which features Sora running, grinding and diving through glowing rings across the city. We’ve never seen something like this in previous Kingdom Hearts games, so it’s nice to see some focus on movement for once.


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    After this slice of gameplay we get back into some story cutscenes. The first shows Sora, Baymax, GoGo and Hiro sitting on top of the San Fransokyo Bridge eating chocolate ice cream. Hiro is talking about Tadashi and his impact on the world and how he lives on in Baymax, which is very reminiscent of how Roxas lives on in Sora even if he’s not present.


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    This whole section purposefully mirrors scenes with Roxas and the Twilight gang which is made clear when Sora starts to picture them over the Big Hero 6 gang. This is our first true look at Roxas in the new engine and he looks incredible. Sora then looks on in confusion, which presumably means he still hasn’t found a way to return Roxas for good. Perhaps this scene is part of what causes him to try and find a way.


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    The next scene shows Riku and Mickey in an area that is almost definitely the Realm of Darkness before they meet Aqua. Although their conversation about being stronger doesn’t really reveal much, the fact that Riku’s hair is different from how we’ve previously seen it makes it seem as if this is before he returns from the realm of darkness and presumably gets a haircut. Although nothing is set in stone, it’s getting a bit easier to piece together certain aspects of Kingdom Hearts III’s story.


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    Poor Ienzo. In the next story cutscene we see Sora, Donald and Goofy in the Gummi Ship getting some sort of video call from Ienzo, although none of them seem very happy about it, instead wanting to talk to Riku. This is a very cute exchange, but it also gives us our first ever Unreal Engine look at Jiminy Cricket, who can be seen besides Sora. Considering he hasn’t been seen or mentioned yet, it’s good to see confirmation that he’s actually in the game. Now we just wait for Pluto!

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    The next three scenes of this trailer don’t do much more than just showing off the Disney worlds. We get to see the new pollen Heartless in the Tangled world, a conversation between Sora and Anna about saving Elsa and most interestingly of all, the appearance of Davy Jones in the Pirates world. Nothing much to analyse here, but it’s nice that the focus isn’t just on massive story beats.


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    We also finally get an extended look at Sora finding the Master’s Defender on the shores of Destiny Island. Just like in the original reveal trailer, Sora picks it up with some confusion, but we now also get to see that Goofy sees him with the Keyblade and tells him “May your heart be your guiding key”.


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    Sora takes this rather literally, but it could be just the thing that he needs to find Ventus and maybe even Aqua, as it was with this Keyblade that Aqua stored him away, especially when we’ve seen him use his Keyblade to guide him over several games now.


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    Thanks to the E3 2018 trailers, we already knew that Luxord was looking for the Black Box in the Pirates of the Caribbean world, but here he confirms his intentions once more and says that “No one knows what’s in the chest we’re looking for”. We still don’t know why they’re looking in the Pirates world, but some secrets have to be saved for the full game.


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    A very interesting scene comes from a conversation between Sora and Larxene in the Frozen world, who reveals that Organisation XIII have already found all of their vessels. Whether or not this is a lie is up to the player’s interpretation, but Sora, Donald and Goofy’s reactions seem to imply that it is true. It’s also interesting to note that the world behind them is frozen (heh) in time, although why this is happening isn’t clear.


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    Hayner, Pence and Olette make another appearance in the trailer, in which they say they’re going to help Sora find Roxas. They stand outside the abandoned mansion, which means that this scene probably takes place just before they find the computer in the basement, which was shown in an E3 trailer. It seems like Sora has two options for restoring Roxas, one following his data self and the other giving into the darkness.


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    Following all of that story excitement, we get some more Pirates of the Caribbean gameplay, featuring a ship boss fight against the Kraken. This could be the end boss fight of the world, which would make sense considering how this scene is taking place in the middle of a rainstorm at night. Something strange about this gameplay is that a meter appears in the top left for another ship, which probably holds Will, Elizabeth and the other Pirates characters.


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    Some on-foot gameplay is also shown from the Pirates world, which shows us the finisher for the Storm Flag Keyblade transformation. This stylish finisher summons some Kraken arms from the ground and deals damage to all enemies surrounding Sora, and it’s definitely one of the cooler finishers so far. This clip also shows the return of the Gambler Nobodies, which is a nice reference to Luxord being the Organisation member for this world.


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    The ‘Goofy Curling’ gameplay we previously saw during the Frozen reveal trailer also makes a return in this extended trailer, but this time in an area from Olympus. The background makes it look like Thebes, but we’ve never seen this specific area in past trailers. Sora, Donald and Goofy seem to be chasing after a specific, pudding-shaped Heartless, who also makes an appearance during the photo mode mini-game. Much like Mushrooms before him, this Heartless is probably used to signify some world mini-games.


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    We also finally get to see that Kingdom Hearts III will indeed include a photo mode, the staple of this console generation! This looks like a fantastic inclusion, and it’s going to make sure the game has plenty of content for years to come. The same pudding Heartless makes an appearance here, and it seems like he’s even posing for the photo! Looking at the UI for this photo mode shows that Sora can take change between front and back cameras, and even change his expression for the photo.


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    The final gameplay section for this trailer shows a boss battle against a massive ice wolf Heartless, with Marshmallow giving Sora a hand. We get to see the link attack between them, called Avalanche Breath, and we also see them freeze and shatter a massive ball of darkness. This might even be the final boss battle of the world, especially when considering the amount of health the boss has and the fact that Marshmallow probably joins your party quite late into the world.


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    Xemnas and Xigbar are then seen having a conversation in Twilight Town about one of the vessels following their path and how they’ll destroy them if they don’t follow it. It’s not very clear who they’re actually talking about here, but the camera pans to Sora which heavily implies that they mean him.


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    This trailer also finally shows us the return of everyone’s favourite dancing enthusiast- Demyx. He is seen here talking to Vexen about someone’s plan, and the background looks extremely similar to how Radiant Gardens was laid out, which hopefully means that it’ll be making an appearance in the game. The appearance of Vexen here and Ansem later has caused many people to speculate that certain members of the Organisation here are actually undercover and working against Xehanort, with the evidence being that Ansem is shown to be alive and that both Vexen and Ienzo were seen to have good relationships with him. The mention of a ‘plan’ gives this theory some credence, although we’ll have to wait to see if it pans out.


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    The short trailer that we got earlier this week teased a new character being ‘norted’ and the extended cut finally shows us who- Data Riku. Since there have been so many different versions of Riku, it’s hard to pin down which is which but considering this Riku wears an organisation coat and appears in a world that is rife with Bug Blox (the enemy from Re:coded), it’s undoubtedly him and not Riku Replica. The fact that he says “We’ve always been trying to one-up each other” makes it seem like he’s sees it as a bit of a joke, so this Riku may not be truly malicious- only time will tell.


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    Easily one of the most interesting scenes in the trailer comes with Vanitas sitting above Ventus’ still comatose body in the Land of Departure. Vanitas asks “What am I going to do with you brother?”, but it’s not really clear when this actually takes place and how Vanitas changed the Land of Departure back from Castle Oblivion. It’s pretty clear that Ventus is in pretty big trouble by this point and isn’t especially safe, but that’s also further explored in another scene in the trailer.


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    One of Kingdom Hearts III’s biggest mysteries at the moment surrounds Aqua and her seeming transformation into one of Xehanort’s vessels, and this is something we get to see a little of in this trailer. Aqua is pictured in the Realm of Darkness holding Mickey’s new Keyblade and lamenting that she has nothing but despair. This seems to be during her fight with Mickey and Riku, which is one they presumably lose. This also gives us our first good look at her outfit, which has her with tattered clothes and red parts of her body, which is actually similar to Vanitas.


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    A tease from what looks like the final battle at the Keyblade Graveyard is also shown, with Sora, Donald and Mickey watching on as we get to see our first ever look at Master Xehanort, who looks awesome in this engine. Birth By Sleep had several scenes in the Keyblade Graveyard, which means this might not be the final battle, but the mention of “today we join the other Keyblade wielders and make our mark on fate” by Master Xehanort makes it seem like this is the final scene.


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    Continuing on with the trailer, we also see what looks like a flashback to Aqua being turned into a vessel, as we see her fighting Ansem and his guardian. She doesn’t seem to be doing so well, so it’s likely this is what defeats her.


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    The rest of the trailer is mostly made up of quick cuts of the most dramatic scenes, but a lot of them are worth looking at deeper. The first is a cute scene between Lea and Kairi in the training area, with Kairi doing Lea’s signature little catchphrase and using it against him. He doesn’t look too amused.


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    We then see Demyx carrying a body into the Radiant Garden lab computer room to Ienzo. The figure looks like they’re either wrapped in a blanket, or like they’re wearing a white lab coat, but without more of the scene we can’t really tell. I’m placing my bets on it being one of the previous Organisation members.


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    The next quick scene also shows Ansem the Wise, alive and well, comforting Ienzo. Considering their close relationship, this is sure to be a touching scene.


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    Speaking of touching scenes, this trailer also shows Lea and Saix meeting one another on the Twilight Town clock tower. This is definitely Lea and not Axel, as you can see he doesn’t have his teardrops, although the continued wearing of that black coat doesn’t help matters. Lea’s shocked expression possibly means that this is their first meeting, and considering they’re on opposite sides now it’s sure to end badly.


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    Terra makes his first Kingdom Hearts III appearance in this trailer too, although it’s far too zoomed in to make out any kind of detail. All this tells us is that he’ll be making some kind of appearance in the story, presumably in the final battle.


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    Presumably continuing on from a scene earlier in the extended trailer, we also see Vanitas seemingly about to take out Aqua for good. The scene takes place in Land of Departure, in the same room where Ventus is laid to rest, which means the possibilities here are pretty open. Vanitas could be about to split Aqua into light and dark, turn her into a vessel, or even use her to try and awaken Ventus. Vanitas is in the exact same pose he was in when he tried to kill Aqua in Birth by Sleep, which could be purposeful as he tries to draw Ventus out of his sleep.


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    As was previously teased in the opening cinematic for 0.2, the next quick cut shows Sora reaching into the water and grabbing Aqua’s hand. With Sora in his new outfit, does this mean that he’s really going to rescue Aqua? This could possibly support the idea that ‘Aqua-nort’ is actually the darkness from her heart separated from her, or simply that Sora has rescued her from the darkness in her heart.


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    The scenes of Sora rescuing the Wayfinder trio don’t stop there though, as we then get to see Sora standing above Ventus’ Dive to the Heart. Besides being an amazing shot, it almost looks like Sora is about to unlock the heart, hinting that he’s finally learnt the power of waking that Riku did during Dream Drop Distance.


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    In Sora’s final scene in the trailer we get a beautiful shot of him and Kairi sat on their tree on Destiny Islands, hopefully sharing a moment before or after the final battle. With a previous trailer showing Riku sat on the beach during sunset, it’s possible that the gang comes back here for a moment of respite before the final battle. Either way, this could finally be when we see the pair share the long awaited paopu fruit.


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    Lea gets just as emotional as us in the penultimate shot of the trailer, as he is seen crying in the same training area as before. It’s not clear what he could be crying about, but it could be related to his memories of Roxas or even Xion.


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    Speaking of Roxas, he appears in the final shot of the trailer, wielding Oblivion and Oathkeeper and getting ready for battle. The fact that he’s in his Organisation coat makes it more likely that this is a flashback of some sort, but it’s also possible that he’s collected from data. This leaves his fate pretty open for the full game, but it’s still pretty good to see him.


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    Whew! That’s everything I spotted in the new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III but let me know if I’ve missed anything. This is easily the best look at the game we’ve had so far, and it’s hard to imagine that Square can top it.

    Did you see anything I missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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

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


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

  10. Kingdom Hearts III opening theme listed on ASCAP

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


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

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


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  11. Tokyo Game Show 2018: Square Enix booth featuring new Kingdom Hearts decorum and merchandise

    Tokyo Games Show 2018 is on its second day already, and Kingdom Hearts III has already established a major presence there! Square Enix's booth features different activities like the Premium Showcase demo of Kingdom Hearts III, to the exclusive merchandise showcase of action figures or various goodies.

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    The booth also displayed the fully colored Nomura's artwork for Kingdom Hearts' 15th Anniversary, which was originally a monocromatic version. This version also appears to be slightly different from the original one, were Sora looked to be petting an unidentified animal (now absent). The artwork has been displayed in a molded form, in front of various characters' frames:

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    Along with playing demo, fans can also enjoy taking pictures with real Kingdom Keys in front of the giant backdrop of Kingdom Hearts III's box cover art.


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    Frames depicting various scenes/characters from the series and similar decorative elements can also be found around the booth:

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    One of the main things on which many fans had the chance to take a look at, were the items and merchandise that were exclusively showcased at TGS for the first time. Among those, an Axel Bring Arts Prototype was shown along with previously announced figures like Toy Box Sora, Donald, and Goofy, and Halloween/Christmas Town Sora, and the now finished Kingdom Hearts III Bring Arts Kairi was also shown. Signed Yoko Shimomura CDs (Kingdom Hearts 10th Anniversary Fan Selection - Melodies & Memories -, Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 & 2.5 ReMIX- Original Soundtrack BOX, Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath- Album) are available for purchase.

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    A Sora drawing was also displayed on the booth, and many fan hinted to the similarity to the main menu art of Sora from 1 and 2, leading to speculations whether this will be the welcoming menu art when starting Kingdom Hearts III.


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    Two different limited edition PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro were also displayed.

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

  12. Square Enix announces new Kingdom Hearts themed Wallets, Bifolds and Key Cases for release in North America

    Square Enix North America Merchandise's Twitter account recently announced the availability of three unique merchandise articles, a leather wallet, a bifold and a key case, which are now eligible for pre-order on Square Enix's e-Store.

    All those three items are available in both red and black colors, and a 10% discount will be applied for every pre-order before 9/29. Check below for all the links and the prices, which are listed on the respective Square Enix's e-Store web pages.

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    Are you going to buy any of those new goodies for yourself? Let us know in the comment section below!

  13. PlayStation Access live-streaming all 4 days of EGX 2018

    Playstation UK recently tweeted a live-stream schedule where they will be streaming from the PlayStationEGX stage for all 4 days.

    You can view the schedule for each day below:

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    The live-stream will be available to watch on YouTube and Twitch.

    Kingdom Hearts III will be shown on Saturday.

    What are you most excited to see come from the EGX each day? Let us know in the comments below!

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

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

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


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



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

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



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



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    Keep up to date with Kingdom Hearts III news at TGS 2018 on our website and via Twitter!

    You can also catch up to all TGS 2018 news via our full coverage of the event!

    For major updates, follow us on Facebook and Tumblr as well!

  15. Update: Kingdom Hearts II Halloween Town and Christmas Town Sora Bring Arts revealed

    In February, KH13 released an article regarding the reveal of two new Bring Arts figures, Kingdom Hearts II: Halloween Town and Christmas Town Sora. New information regarding these figures have surfaced and KH13 is here to give you the scoop! CafeReo has released information regarding the Kingdom Hearts II: Halloween Town and Christmas Town Sora Bring Arts with new photos of the figures and release dates!

    The Kingdom Hearts II: Halloween Town Sora Bring Arts is scheduled for release in February 2019 retailing for 6,800 yen ($67.80 USD). Halloween Town Sora will include two keyblades, Kingdom Key and Decisive Pumpkin, and interchangeable accessories!


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    Kingdom Hearts II: Christmas Town Sora Bring Arts will be released in March 2019 retailing for 6,800 yen($67.80 USD) and will also come with the Kingdom Key and Decisive Pumpkin. This Sora only has one interchangeable face.






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    Amiami is currently taking pre-orders for Kingdom Hearts II: Halloween Town and Christmas Town Sora Bring Arts! Pre-order from the links down below and comment on which figures you're thinking about ordering!


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  16. Utada Hikaru to perform Kingdom Hearts III theme song "Chikai" live for the first time

    Utada Hikaru - the artist known for her work on the Kingdom Hearts theme songs, will be performing the Kingdom Hearts III theme song "Chikai" for the first time at MUSIC STATION ultra FES 2018.

    This has been confirmed by her management, @Hikki_Staff on Twitter. MUSIC STATION Ultra FES is an annual even hosted by TV Asahi's "MUSIC STATION" which showcases Japan's biggest performers newest releases and will air September 17th.

    As well as performing "Chikai", Utada-san will also be discussing her new album "Hatsukoi" and reminiscing over her 20 year music career with presenter Tomori-san.


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    [UPDATE]: You can watch Utada's performance at MUSIC STATION Ultra FES here.

    Are you excited to hear "Chikai" performed live for the first time? Let us know in the comments below!

  17. Kingdom Hearts Concert Tour 2018 coming to PlayStation VR as revealed at the PlayStation LineUp Tour in Japan

    The Kingdom Hearts Concert Tour 2018 was revealed to be coming as a VR experience to PlayStation VR at the PlayStation LineUp Tour in Japan!

    The experience is said to contain 2 songs from Live Stage and is set to be released in Winter 2018. More information about this experience may be revealed during the Kingdom Hearts showcase at the Tokyo Game Show on September 22.

    Are you excited to experience the Kingdom Hearts Concert Tour in VR? Let us know in the comments!

    Don’t forget to stay up to date with KH13 for updates on Square Enix Presents at the Tokyo Game Show 2018! Coverage of the event can be found here!

  18. New Square Enix App released for Japanese users

    Square Enix recently announced the release of a new company application, which will go under the name of Square Enix App, on September 7th. This smartphone application can collect and use information and services offered at different Square Enix's websites, like Square Enix e-STORE, on one app. The company assures that users will be provided many different and useful functions.

    You can check below the translated information:

    What is Square Enix App?


    You can enjoy news feeds from SQUARE ENIX's work information as quickly as possible, ticket functions that allow you to enter events and coupons stores usable just by holding your smartphone, but also customizable membership cards etc. We will provide functions that will make our customers' daily life more enjoyable and convenient.

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    Android (Google Play): https://play.google....lay.PortalAppjp

    Official site: https://www.jp.squar...ix.com/sqexapp/

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    Topics of Square Enix's official website, you can list and read the information of Square members.You can clip the news you care abou and check them later. You can also use the ranking and search functions to find the exact news you are looking for.

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    It is a function that you can use right at the entrance of the selected event. using the purchased ticket as an electronic one. By doing so, the entrance will be ticketless/paperless. When using it, put your smartphone over OK! You do not need to worry about printing trouble or forgetting or losing your tickets.

    Membership card

    You can use the membership card function in the application if you are registered with Square members. By presenting the QR code displayed on the membership card at a place such as a large event or a related store, you will be able to get benefits such as members' points and coupons.
    The card face also has a design change function, and you can enjoy the design of the latest release work if you set automatic updates.

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    This feature delivers information on game application for smartphone directly provided by SQUARE ENIX. It is easy to install and start the game application.







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    More information on Tokyo Game Show app-entrance have also been shared:

    Tokyo Game Show 2018 Exhibition Information

    We will exhibit at the Square Enix booth of "Tokyo Game Show 2018", which is going to be held this month. By installing the Square Enix application and reading the QR code of the membership card at the dedicated terminal of the Square Enix booth, you can download the QR code of the membership card at the official shop "ARTNIA" and our official concept cafe store "TOKYO / OSAKA". We will give you free drink coupons!

    For more details, please check "Tokyo Game Show 2018" at the venue.

    Square Enix "Tokyo Game Show 2018" Special Site: https://www.jp.square-enix.com/tgs18/


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  19. Tsum Tsum has announced the released of Kairi and Aqua Tsums

    Nogitako46 has tweeted about Tsum Tsum recently announcing the release of two new Kingdom Hearts tsums, Kairi and Aqua! The tsum tsums are set to release on September 22, 2018 at 11:00 JST. The probability of attaining the Kairi and Aqua tsum tsums will be higher on September 22nd - September 25. Aqua and Kairi's special skills are still unknown.

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    Along with Kairi and Aqua, Sora and Riku will be making a reappearance to the game.

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    What other tsum tsums would you like to see in the game? Let us know in the comments!

  20. CafeReo announces Kingdom Hearts Pouch, Stained Glass Stickers, and Organization XIII Badge Collection

    Japanese retailer, CafeReo, has announced a line of Kingdom Hearts goods to be released later this year. Their items include a clear Kingdom Hearts pouch, Kingdom Hearts stained glass designed stickers, and an Organization XIII badge collection.

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    CafeReo's Kingdom Hearts clear pouch is made from polyester and comes in three designs: Heartless, Sora, and a pattern of Kingdom Hearts symbols The back side of the pouches are transparent and has dimensions of W250mm x D15mm x H195mm. Each pouch is scheduled for release in December 2018 and retails for 3,200 yen ($28.70 USD).


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    A Kingdom Hearts stained glass sticker set will be released by CafeReo retailing at 1,600 yen ($14.35 USD) and is scheduled to release in November 2018.




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    CafeReo has announced a blind box collection of Organization XIII badges. Each box comes with thirteen badges and has a retail price of 5,200 yen ($46.63 USD). Single badges from the blind box can also be purchased for 400 yen ($3.59 USD) and will be random. These badges are set to release in December 2018.


    All items can be purchased from CafeReo's partner shops in Japan or hobby stores. Items will be released for pre-order from major online hobby retailers. Keep an eye out for updates on where to pre-order these items on KH13.com!

  21. KH13's August Merch Round-Up: Back to school items, Keyblades, and more

    Summer vacation is over and KH13 has rounded up some Kingdom Hearts merchandise from August to make you a keyblade wielder for the new school year!

    First off on the list is a Kingdom Hearts mobile wallet by Trends International. Prices and which retailers will be carrying the mobile wallet is still pending.

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    Hot Topic has got your back with an exclusive Kingdom Hearts polyester backpack by Loungefly to keep your elixirs, and your homework, safe. The backpack is retailing for $34.99 but currently has a discounted price of $15.00.



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    An Organization XIII Order T-shirt is also for sale at Hot Topic retailing for $20.90-$24.90. Get 20% off this item if you purchase the t-shirt online.






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    Thinkgeek has a ​Kingdom Hearts Sora themed backpack featuring an argyle pattern of Kingdom Hearts icons and a Sora color theme. A metal crown is displayed on the front pocket of the backpack and has a keyblade zipper pull. The backpack retails for $39.99.




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    Spencer's is selling a Kingdom Hearts Snapback Hat retailing for $24.99 and a Nobody-Heartless lanyard retailing for $7.99.




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    Spencer's Halloween store, Spirit, has also released their keyblades just in time for Halloween! The Kingdom Key and King Mickey's Kingdom Key Dark-side has been spotted thanks to Churro at Spirit's stores. Both keyblades retail for $39.99 and can also be purchased from Spirit's online store.


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    Churro has provided comparison pictures of all the keyblades that have been released thus far.

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    Diamond Select Toys have released a plethora of figures! Starting with the Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Aqua and Goofy figures. Aqua, Goofy, and the remainder of Series 2 figures are exclusive to comic shops and specialty stores and retail for $24.99. Diamond Select has also created a Kingdom Hearts Select Series 3 set that contains 3 figures. The figures that are available in the multi-character sets are Black Coat Mickey with a Shadow Assassin and a Shadow, Space Paranoids Goofy and Tron with a Shadow, and Space Paranoids Sora (includes Photon Debugger) and Donald with Sark. Figure three packs retail for $24.99 and are set to release in December 2018. Last on Diamond Select's Kingdom Hearts releases are the Kingdom Hearts III Vininmates Vinyl Figures Series 1! These vinyl figures are set to release in ​February 2019 and feature Kingdom Hearts III Toy Story Sora, Donald, and Goofy . Each 4 inch figure has articulated necks to easily customize poses for display. Figures are packaged in a full-color windowed box and are available for pre-order for $9.99. See all Diamond Select Figures mentioned here down below!




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  22. Kingdom Hearts III will be playable at PAX West 2018

    Square Enix have confirmed that Kingdom Hearts III will be playable at this years PAX West (Penny Arcade Expo) taking place in Seattle from August 31st to September 3rd.

    In a press release sent out today, Square confirmed that attendees of PAX will get a chance to try the Kingdom Hearts III demo for themselves.

    Advance tickets for the demo will be given out at Square's booth every day at 10:00am Pacific each day, so make sure to get there early for a chance to play!

    The press release also confirmed that attendees will be playing the same Toybox and Rock Titan boss battle demo that has appeared at other recent game events.

    Will you be able to attend PAX and get a chance to play Kingdom Hearts III this year? Let us know in the comments below!

    Update[August 30, 2018]: Come by the Square Enix booth to demo Kingdom Hearts III! Worlds, Toy Box and Olympus, will be available to play. Get a free Kingdom Hearts III phone holder for playing the demo! The Shooting Star and Infinity Badge keyblades will be on display at PAX West as well!


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  23. Disney Fan magazine features Organization XIII cloak from Secret Honey, coming October 2018 for ¥42,000; Rubie's Japan Store also offering Organization cloaks for ¥9,250, and Goofy costume for ¥8,990

    Secret Honey will release a Kingdom Hearts Organization XIII cloak on October 2018 for 42,000 yen (approx. $377) as advertised in the latest issue of the Disney Fan magazine. You can see it in the scan below.






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    You can read the translation below, thanks to KH13 Staff @sololonlon!

    Here’s a Fall 2018 lineup perfect for easy Disney costumes!

    Afraid of making your own costumes for Halloween? Then these costumes with refined detail are perfect for you! Find your favorite!

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    Kingdom Hearts fans will love this!

    This is based on the coat Organization XIII members wear in Kingdom Hearts. With this one item, you can rock [your costume]! ¥42,000/scheduled for October


    Rubie's Japan Store is also offering an Organization XIII cloak (male and female versions); they are currently selling them for 9,250 yen (approx. $84). You can see the pictures below.

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    Additionally, Rubie's Japan Store offers a Kingdom Hearts Goofy costume (see pictures below) which is currently out of stock, but is planned to be restocked sometimes in late August. It is listed for 8,990 yen (approx. $81).

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    Descriptions for the Goofy and Organization XIII cloaks from Rubie's Japan Store can be viewed below.

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    *Planned to stock in end of August*

    Model height: 162cm (≈5’4”)


    STORY
    Here is the Goofy costume complete with the top, bottom, vest, headband, and glove.
    The turtleneck top has a wide sleeve, complete with the decoration.
    The vest has a big zipper and 4 fake pockets with printed zippers. These are done so to keep the price low.
    The bottom also has fake pockets and decorations on the hem.
    The ear headband has the hat and goggle accessory attached.
    The glove has the same pattern as Goofy’s, recreating the look from the game.

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    Size: Top length 51cm (≈1’8”)/Vest length 44cm (≈1’5”)/Bottom length 82cm (≈2’8”)
    Set includes: Top/Bottom/Vest/Belt/Glove/Headband

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    Model height (male): 174cm (≈5’9”)
    Model height (female): 162cm (≈5’4”)


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    This Organization Xiii robe has a leather-like finish with a clean silhouette around the chest.
    The length of the robe just barely shows your feet, just like the game. You can cover your face if you wear the big hood.
    We created the game-like silhouette by tightening the upper waist and widening the hem of the coat.
    We used a 2-way zipper to recreate the design from the game. The glove is included in the set, so with both the robe and the glove, you can become a member of the Organization Xiii at any time.
    This is a unisex item that comes in 2 sizes.

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    Set includes: Robe/Glove/Chain(only listed in the female model, but the item # is the same)
    Sizes:
    M: Robe length 129cm (≈4’3”)
    L: Robe length 139cm (≈4’7”)


    Other costumes featured in the Disney Fan magazine can be ordered here.
    KH13 previously reported on Secret Honey's Organization XIII long and short coats and parka hoodies, and on Rubie's Japan Store's Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Kingdom Hearts themed costumes.

    Are you planning on ordering these costumes? What KH merch are you currently excited for? Let us know in the comments below!

    UPDATE: Secret Honey will officially release their KH Organization XIII cloak on August 31st, 2018! Check out the details from the featured blog post and Rakuten translated by KH13 member @sololonlon below! Below are also more pictures of the Organization XIII cloak!


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    Blog Post:

    This Halloween Collection is selling starting 8/31 (Rakuten starts at 8/31 18:00 JST)

    Recreated the look of the Organization XIII coat.
    Long zip up style fake leather coat.
    Length is 136cm. Pockets on both sides.
    Chains have hooks that are detachable.
    Lining has a stripe pattern.

    Price:¥42,000+tax



    From Rakuten:

    Size: M
    Length: 136cm
    Bust: 95cm+zipper
    Waist: 79.8cm+zipper
    Shoulders: 39cm
    Sleeves: 58cm
    Cuff: 45.2cm


    Material:
    Outer fabric: Fake leather
    Lining: Polyester 100%
    -with lining
    -not see-through
    -Will stretch

    Model: Sophie (163cm)
    Youtube channel “PeachMilky”

  24. "Kingdom Hearts III could even tear out more laughter than in the past", says Nomura; comments on costume design and states outfits will not affect gameplay this time around

    A new interview with Kingdom Hearts series director, Tetsuya Nomura, has surfaced from Everyeye.it. The interview spoke about the tone of Kingdom Hearts III, Nomura's character design process and how outfits will affect the gameplay.

    You can read the interview below:

    Everyeye.it: KH3 will be, according to your statements, the darkest chapter of the saga, which will put Sora and the other protagonists in several dramatic moments. The series, however, is not completely new to large doses of pathos, so how are these statements reflected in the script? And, compared to the past, how difficult was the writing between the darkest introspection of the heroes and a plot that must draw the sums of a ten years old franchise?

    Nomura: The battle against Xehanort, which came to life in the first game of the series, will finally come to an end; moreover, since the journey Sora is traveling serves to alleviate the pain of having lost his friends in the past, the general atmosphere will be truly dramatic, at least in some phases, compared to the previous chapters. In actuality, I think the Kingdom Hearts 3 plot will not really be that grim after all. Neither the relationships between the characters, whether between the main ones or between the protagonists of the various worlds, nor the journey of Sora alongside Donald Duck and Goofy will be particularly dark. In fact, I will tell you: it could even tear out more laughter [in the audience] than in the past! In this sense, therefore, we could say that it will be a truly wide-ranging story, well balanced between the dramaturgical aspect and the comic one.

    Everyeye.it: One of the predominant elements of the aesthetics of Kingdom Hearts are the clothes, real kingpins in the character design of each character and capable of amalgamating the cartoon style with that of Final Fantasy. How did you conceive the new character designs? What were the inspirations towards their realization?

    Nomura: Actually, I almost never get much from the character design process. Most of the time I find myself buying so many clothes that I like, I try them on and they inspire me. And indeed, there have been occasions, in the past, when I used some clothes I had bought for myself as character designs for some characters. A rather exhaustive example will be found in Kingdom Hearts 3 and concerns the look that Sora will have in the world of Pirates of the Caribbean: the design of his buccaneer jacket, in fact, is inspired by one of my coats!

    Everyeye.it: Even in previous games, clothes became a playful excuse to give life to the Drive Forms which, in terms of gameplay, gave enormous variety to the combat system and to the playful experience. Will we find the same manic attention to the use of clothing in Kingdom Hearts 3?

    Nomura: No, this time the clothes of the protagonists will have no effect on the gameplay or on the combat phases, but the type of battle that you can manage will depend exclusively on the use of the Keyblades. The form they will take is the very representation of this novelty and will have no direct effect on the characters.


    You can find the full interview here.

    Thank you to KH13's Aquaberry for the translations!

  25. Nomura stresses the importance of direct translations on story comprehension, and talks about world development as well as the Gummi Ship

    In a recent interview with Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura, conducted by Everyeye.it, Nomura spoke about the tone of Kingdom Hearts III as well as whether clothes will have an effect on the gameplay.

    Nomura also addressed why there are only English and Japanese dubs available for Kingdom Hearts III, how the selection of worlds are decided and expanded on the Gummi Ship portion of the game.

    You can read about this below:

    Everyeye.it: It seems that every world is able to embody a different style and type of gameplay. Mount Olympus, Rapunzel’s forest and the Monsters, Inc. Factory show great verticality and ample spaces, in Toy Story everything seems focused on freedom of action (even driving mecha-style toys), in the Arendelle distances can be covered by speed-travel skiing with Goofy’s shield; in Pirates of the Caribbean, finally, we will have naval battles and underwater explorations. Talk to us about the process of creating each world and how you've come to translate these Disney realities into gameplay.


    Nomura: For this chapter, the development team put a large number of ideas on paper. Starting from the flow of proposals received from all the staff, I then added my personal ideas to ensure that the concepts achieved a certain [degree of] completeness. This does not mean that the ideas of the other developers didn't play an important role; indeed, when, originally, we began to select the worlds that we would have put [in the game], I personally asked each one of them to propose to me a presentation illustrating how each world should be played. The final selection, which of course rewarded the best ideas, of which Disney realities would be part of the final game took place on the basis of this criterion.
    Everyeye.it: Let's talk about the Gummi Ship. From the videos shown so far it seems to be the only feature that has not been particularly revolutionized. Can we expect any surprises, in this sense? How much space will this feature have?


    Nomura: In the first game, the Gummi Ship had a strong symbolic significance. In the second chapter [of the series], however, it ended up becoming a kind of amusement park attraction. This time, however, the space in which you can move the spaceship will seem much more expanded and very similar to the map of a role-playing game. Clearly we have added some customization options and re-proposed the shooting sections, which make the Gummi Ship what it is. But we also introduced a number of new elements thanks to a specific section of the development team that worked on it. Basically, the element of exploration is now much deeper.

    Everyeye.it: Regarding the localization, what are the times and the difficulties of the adaptation and translation of a work such as Kingdom Hearts 3, which collaborates closely with local franchises (Final Fantasy) and with a Western brand as important as Disney and the attached animation brands?

    Nomura: The biggest challenge is not so much the differences between the Kingdom Hearts franchise and other brands. When I direct a game, I ask for translations to be as direct and faithful as possible, no matter how complex the subject is. This implies the question of which of the two localizations (Japanese or English) is the best. The truth is that, especially for Kingdom Hearts, an incorrect or defective translation risks compromising the comprehension of the whole story, and this is why I care about it so much. On the other side of the scale, however, I also understand the dynamics that characterize the team's approach to the location of the game, which are quite complicated. After all, it is not an issue I can deal with firsthand, therefore I prefer leaving dealing with this problems to others.


    Thank you to KH13's Aquaberry for the translations!

    What do you think of the new information Nomura has given? Let us know in the comments below!