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  1. Kingdom Hearts shirts and acrylic key rings coming to Japanese clothing store PONEYCOMB for the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary

    To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Kingdom Hearts, shirts and acrylic key rings are coming to the Japanese clothing store PONEYCOMB located in the shopping mall "109" in Shibuya.

    The shirt features Mickey Mouse on the front in his black coat disguise with the word "KING" above him. This shirt comes in a style for women and a style for men. View the shirts below:

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    There are five different acrylic key rings, each featuring a different character from the series. The characters are Final Form Sora, Roxas in his black coat, Mickey Mouse in his Kingdom Hearts II outfit, Donald Duck, and Goofy. View the key rings below:

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    In case you missed it, limited merchandise is available for pre-order from 7NET in Japan for the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary as well.

    Sources: @miikun18 tweet 1, @miikun18 tweet 2, @miikun18 tweet 3, @miikun18 tweet 4, @PONEYCOMB, @aibo_ac7

  2. Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary limited merchandise is available for pre-order from 7Net in Japan

    To further celebrate the 15th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts this year, 7Net is offering exclusive Kingdom Hearts merchandise from Japan. All items are currently available for pre-order and are releasing on a variety of dates, ranging from June 23 2017 to August 23 2017. You can see some images of the available products for sale below:

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    A list of release dates and prices of items available from 7Net are as follows:
    • Acrylic pen stand sets priced at 4,000 yen, releasing on July 20, 2017
    • Keyblade key covers priced at 800 yen, releasing on August 19, 2017
    • Muffler towel two-piece set priced at 1,000 yen, releasing on August 23, 2017
    • Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Design iPhone 7 hybrid mirror case priced at 2,780 yen, releasing on June 23, 2017
    • iPhone 7 cases in an assortment of designs priced at 2,180 yen, releasing on June 23, 2017
    • iPhone 7 Plus cases in an assortment of designs, priced at 2,280 yen, releasing on June 23, 2017
    • iPhone 6/6s cases in an assortment of designs priced at 2,180 yen, releasing on June 23, 2017
    • Two-stage lunchbox priced at 3,000 yen, releasing on July 13, 2017
    • Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Design mugs priced at 1,800 yen, releasing on July 13, 2017
    • Noodle pots priced at 1,800 yen, releasing on July 13, 2017
    Other Kingdom Hearts iPhone cases have been offered in the past, as well as Kingdom Hearts themed iPad cases that have been announced more recently.

    Kingdom Hearts shirts and acrylic key rings are coming to the Japanese clothing store PONEYCOMB for the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary as well.

  3. The first series of Diamond Select Toys' Kingdom Hearts figures shown off at C2E2 2017

    Earlier this year, Diamond Select Toys revealed prototypes of their Kingdom Hearts figures at New York Toy Fair 2017.

    Now, Diamond Select Toys have shown off improved versions of these figures at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 2017. Last time they were shown, figures of Sora, Roxas, Axel, Mickey Mouse, Maleficent, Jafar, Iago, Abu, a Dusk Nobody, a Shadow Heartless, and a Creeper Plant Heartless were shown. This time, figures of Sora, Axel, Mickey Mouse, a Dusk Nobody, a Shadow Heartless, and a Soldier Heartless were shown. A Vinimate Sora can be seen in the back as well.

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    In the image, you can see some of the articulation of the figures. Not all of the figures will have the same amount of articulation, due to the size of the figures and due to how easy it is to hide the articulation in the sculpt. Expect to see 8 - 12 in the character figures, and little or none in the Heartless figures.

    UPDATE 1: More detailed photos have been added of the Sora, Axel, Mickey Mouse, and the Soldier Heartless figures by Diamond Select Toys, which were featured about booth #817 at C2E2. You can view these images above.

    UPDATE 2: The official Diamond Select Toys Twitter account has released an image of their Vinimates display at C2E2 2017 at their booth #817. In this display, you can see the Sora Vinimate and get a better look at him than in the previous photo. Sora can be seen on the third shelf down and to the right. View the image of the display below:

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    UPDATE 3: Thanks to @JayCochran on Twitter, we now have a new photo of the Sora figure and a new photo of the Mickey figure. View these images with the other images above.

  4. Kingdom Hearts themed iPad cases now available through Gain Garage

    The Japanese website DTimes has announced that Kingdom Hearts themed iPad cases are now available to purchase. These cases come in four varieties, each with a Kingdom Hearts image on its corner.

    The first case features Sora's Station of Awakening. The second case features the Kingdom Hearts II cover art. The third, a red case, features the "Awakening" image from Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. Finally, the fourth case does not feature an image like the others, but instead features the heart, crown, Keyblade, and Mickey head symbols commonly associated with the series, emblazoned upon the entirety of the front side of the case. Each case also features the Kingdom Hearts logo on its rear side, but does not have a design on its interior. All four of these cases can be viewed in the album below:

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    These iPad cases can be purchased from the Japanese website Gain Garage for ¥5,162, but it is unknown if these cases are able to be shipped internationally.

    Will you be purchasing one of these iPad cases? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

  5. Transcription of the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - Guide

    At the concerts for the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour -, a guide was available for purchasing. This guide includes an interview with Yoko Shimomura as well as details on the soundtracks of the Kingdom Hearts series.

    You can view the transcriptions within the spoiler tag below:

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    Credit and thanks to KH13 users, neil98 and Mystics Apprentice, for transcribing the guide.

  6. Mixtape inspired by Kingdom Hearts released on Pandora to celebrate the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX

    A mixtape of popular EDM, Pop, and remixes of Disney songs inspired by the Kingdom Hearts series was released on Pandora to celebrate the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. You can check out the mixtape here. It is only available to some locations at this time.

    The mixtape will be available of Pandora until April 18, 2017.

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  7. The Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] launch trailer has been released

    The launch trailer for Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] has been released. The trailer can be viewed below:


    For those of you who don't know, Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is an updated version/rebranding of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ[chi] which includes multiplayer gameplay and new story updates.

    If you'd like to see more details of the Union χ[Cross] update, click here.

  8. "Welcome to Kingdom Hearts" - New promotional spot released for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX

    A short video titled "Welcome to Kingdom Hearts" has been released by Square Enix to promote Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, which is out now in all countries. You can watch the video in English below, and in other languages on the official Kingdom Hearts YouTube channel:

  9. Union χ[Cross] Update Arriving to Global Unchained χ

    After launching in the Japanese version of the game last month, the anticipated Union χ[Cross] update to the global version of KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ is set to go live after today's eight-hour maintenance--just in time for the game's first anniversary!

    The app can currently be updated via the Google Play Store or on the iTunes App Store, but note that maintenance is not scheduled to end until 4 AM PT on April 5th. In the meantime, some things to look forward to as mentioned in the update notes listed on both app store pages include:

    • added the "Union Cross" multiplayer feature--team up with up to six of your Party members or six other players in your Union to clear these special quests!
    • added the Medal Traits feature--fusing two duplicate medals of the same rarity will unlock a passive ability, such as Ground Enemy Defense -20%
    • Increased Buff/Debuff limit to 7 tiers
    • edited the App icon
    • changed the title, title screen, and opening movie
    • added the Theater Mode feature to
    • improved UI
    • various issue fixes
    UPDATE: The game's update notes have been released. Details can be viewed below.

    ■Image Updates
    ・Design of the app icon has been updated.
    ・The opening cutscene has been updated.
    ・The title screen has been updated.
    ・The BGM for the title, home, and UI screens have been updated.
    ■New Content and Features
    ・Multiplayer mode "Union Cross" has been added.
    ・Theater Mode has been added.
    ・Medal Traits have been added.
    ・New facial expressions and skin colors have been added.
    ・Tutorial Quests have been added.
    ・The Beginner's Deal is now a permanent feature.
    ■System and Parameter Updates
    ・Strength buffs (including attribute-based strength) can now be stacked up to 7 times (previously 3).
    ・Defense debuffs (including attribute-based defense) can now be stacked up to 7 times (previously 3).
    ・You will now be able to reduce the cost of Medals up to 20 (previously 10) using ★6 Cid Medals.
    ・You will now be able to recruit players that belong to a party.
    ・Game data will now be downloaded after a player completes the tutorial (Quests 1 through 6).
    ・The ability to unlock Special Attack Bonus on a Medal will now be achieved upon completing the Quest 34 (previously 200). 
    ※ If you had completed Quest 34 before the update, the Special Attack Bonus feature will be unlocked once the application has been updated.
    ■UI Updates
    ・"Union Cross" has been added to the Quests page.
    ・The Special Attack Bonus tier will now be displayed as a number in addition to the previously used icon.
    ・The Medal filter feature has been expanded.
    ・The Medal will now display the Special Attack Bonus tier upon being pulled.
    ・Added shortcuts to the Keyblade selection screen.
    ■Battle Speed Adjustments
    ・You will now be able to act immediately after the text “PLAYER TURN” appears when engaging an enemy.
    ・Increased the speed of the jump attack animation when battling raid bosses.


    Set to launch alongside the Union χ[Cross] update are event campaigns to celebrate the game's first anniversary, as well as the game's first premium draw guaranteeing a 3-dotted Premium within five draws.

    Additionally, a new teaser for the Union χ[Cross] update can be viewed below.


    The official @kh_ux_na Twitter account has shared some previews of upcoming content in the Union χ[Cross] update, which can be viewed below.

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  10. Kingdom Hearts Way to the Dawn and Kingdom Key D Keyblade paperweights are coming soon

    Keyblade paperweights based off of the Way to the Dawn and Kingdom Key D Keyblades are coming soon. They come in a two piece set on a display stand.

    View the paperweights on the display stand below:

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    View concept art of the paperweights in the box they would come with below:

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    Thanks to @churroz on Twitter for the tip!

  11. GAME and Square Enix have teamed up to offer a giveaway for a Kingdom Hearts framed art print

    One of the UK's leading games retailer, GAME, has partnered up with Square Enix to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts franchise. GAME is hosting a giveaway where they are offering a Kingdom Hearts framed art print, featuring many beloved characters in various moments throughout the series.

    To enter the giveaway you can visit GAME's Twitter (@GAMEdigital) and tweet your favorite Kingdom Hearts moment. Be sure to include #MyKHMoment in your entry!

    UPDATE: The winner for the giveaway has been selected! Congratulations to @Halestorm_EU on Twitter!

  12. Kingdom Hearts II Riku Static Arts Gallery now available for pre-order on Square Enix NA store; releasing end of September for $49.99 USD

    The Kingdom Hearts II Riku Static Arts Gallery figure is now up for pre-order on the North American Square Enix Online Store for $49.99, with a release scheduled for end of September 2017. The figure's prototype was previously showcased at the New York Comic Con 2016.

    This news comes a day after Square Enix (Japan) e-Store started accepting pre-orders for the figure, with a Japanese release date of July 29, 2017.

    You can view pictures of the figure below. A description of the product follows.

    The Static Arts Gallery series is focused on pursuing the faithful depiction of characters within its 6-inch size limitation. Now Riku as he appears in KINGDOM HEARTS II will be the latest to join the lineup!
    Despite its small scale, this figure’s exquisite paintwork is applied down to the fine details. Furthermore, the delicate and intricate design of the sculpt will surely surprise those that pick up the figure with all the details in its hair and clothes.

    The star and shadow at his feet are created with translucent material to appear as though the star is casting light at Riku’s feet.

    The presentation is a vivid reminder of the theme of light and darkness that is rooted in KINGDOM HEARTS, and so carefully expressed in the character of Riku.

    Product Size (inches): Approx. W 2.91” x D 2.91" x H 5.6”

    Release scheduled for end of September 2017

    Limit two (2) per customer.


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    Will you be pre-ordering this figure? Let us know in the comments below!

  13. Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- Aqua PAK now available for pre-order on Square Enix NA store; releasing end of August for $129.99 USD

    The Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- Play Arts Kai Aqua showcased at various events this year is now up for pre-order on the North American Square Enix Online Store. The release date is listed as end of August 2017, with a price of $129.99.

    This comes only a day after the figure's listing on the Square Enix (Japan) e-Store and AmiAmi, which list the Japanese release date of the figure to be July 8, 2017.

    You can view images of the figure below. The Square Enix Online Store description follows.

    Aqua, the first female protagonist in the KINGDOM HEARTS series, has the inner fortitude to withstand adversity. This Play Arts -KAI- figure is sure to please as it showcases her unwavering spirit in its expression.

    The various included accessory parts allow for a multitude of action poses. The paintwork, varying calculated intensities of light and shadow, gives her a realistic presence, all while taking great care to show off of her signature blue color. We also aimed to give her armor and keyblade a heavy feel through the paint-applied metal textures.

    Whether she is charging gallantly into battle with Rainfell or showing her softer side in scenes with Terra and Ventus, we have condensed every bit of her charm into this figure to make it quintessentially Aqua.

    Figure includes display stand.

    Figure Size (inches): W 3.62” x D 1.9” x H 9.1”


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    Will you be pre-ordering this figure? Let us know in the comments!

  14. Kingdom Hearts Premium Jumbo Bath Towels are becoming available in Japanese stores

    It has been announced on the Tempo SEGA website that a Kingdom Hearts premium jumbo bath towel will be offered in a total of 34 stores in Japan. The scheduled arrival of these towels is set to Friday, April 14, 2017. The towel features a variant of the original cover art for Kingdom Hearts II. You can view a sample of the towel below.

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  15. Kingdom Hearts featured in the latest Famitsu for the series 15th anniversary

    At the end of March the Kingdom Hearts series celebrated its 15th anniversary, and so Famitsu have commemorated this event by featuring the franchise in their magazine yet again. This time, Kingdom Hearts dominates the very front cover of the magazine, and is featured in a 15-pages spread.

    Both Tetsuya Nomura (series director) and Masahiro Sakurai (Super Smash Bros. creator) have discussed the series. In addition, several of the Japanese voice actors for the series were interviewed. There are also results from questionnaires answered by Kingdom Hearts fans.

    The issue seems to contain an overall look at all the games in the series so far, how they fit in the Kingdom Hearts timeline, and how they lead up to Kingdom Hearts III, including information on the game that have been revealed so far.

    The article also features various top 5 and top 10 lists based on fan preferences and expectations. Some of the lists are summarized below.

    Favorite games from the series:

    • Kingdom Hearts II Final mix
    • Kingdom Hearts II
    • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
    • Kingdom Hearts
    • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
    Favorite male characters:
    • Sora
    • Roxas
    • Axel (Lea)
    • Riku
    • Terra
    Favorite female characters:
    • Aqua
    • Xion
    • Kairi
    • Namine
    • Larxene
    Favorite moments:
    • "Looks like my summer vacations are over."
    • Xion revealing her true identity to Roxas at the end of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
    • Sora's time as a Heartless
    • The ending of Kingdom Hearts
    • The secret ending of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
    Favorite Keyblades:
    • Oathkeeper
    • Kingdom Key
    • Oblivion
    • Ultima Weapon
    • Two Become One
    Favorite music:
    • Hikari
    • Dearly Beloved
    • Roxas
    • Vector to the Heavens
    • The Other Promise
    Most wanted Final Fantasy characters in Kingdom Hearts:
    • Noctis
    • Lightning
    • Zidane
    • Chocobos
    • Bartz


    Other lists include favorite boss battles, the most wanted Final Fantasy characters in future Kingdom Hearts installments, and more.

    The feature also mentions the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour -.

    You can view the scans of the feature section below. English translations will be available as soon as possible.

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    UPDATE: In the magazine, creator of Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, shared his thoughts on the Kingdom Hearts series and its 15th anniversary. View his thoughts, translated by @KamennoOtoko on Twitter and provided by @AllSourceGaming on Twitter below:

    Sakurai: Congratulations on your 15-year anniversary! (The Kirby series turns 25 this year, as it were.)
    Although the nature of our respective games may differ, as someone who has also worked on several collaborative titles, I understand all too well how difficult they can be.
    My hat goes off to Nomura and his staff for putting together a tale jam-packed with content every single time.
    I look forward to another entry to the series!

  16. Review: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX

    The Kingdom Hearts series recently celebrated its 15th anniversary with a bang, as renowned RPG developer Square Enix has paved the way to the series' long-awaited climax with a massive compilation. Released for Sony's PlayStation 4, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX offers some of the best experiences that Kingdom Hearts has presented to date, and consists of the first six works in the series. For the uninitiated, these six titles are:

    • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, an enhanced re-release of the original game
    • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, a console-oriented overhaul of the Game Boy Advance interquel
    • HD cutscenes of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, the series' first Nintendo DS outing
    • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, an enhanced re-release of the second numbered entry
    • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, an enhanced re-release of the series' prequel
    • HD cutscenes of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, the series' second Nintendo DS outing
    Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX presents something for every fan to enjoy. Whether you are a newcomer who has decided to jump into the series, a seasoned veteran who has been an avid follower since 2002, or anywhere in between, this collection is sure to contain something of interest to you.

    When considering the perspective of newcomers, it's no secret that Kingdom Hearts has historically had a reputation for having a confusing plot, due in large part to having its titles spread thin across many platforms. However, in recent years, series director Tetsuya Nomura expressed his desire to remedy this stigma by releasing every Kingdom Hearts title on a single platform. Through both this collection and the recently-released Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Nomura's wishes have been fulfilled; nearly every game in the series is available on the PlayStation 4, with the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III set to continue this trend.

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    As seen above, the newest iteration of the Kingdom Hearts timeline features only four overall releases. The two aforementioned collections and Kingdom Hearts III all have a simple, numerically-ascending order which highlights the intended play order. Meanwhile, while the series' mobile installment, Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross], is presented as being first in the timeline, it is meant to be played late into the series, as it relies heavily on knowledge learned throughout most of the other games. In summary, with just a PlayStation 4 and a smartphone or tablet, the entirety of the Kingdom Hearts series can be easily understood and enjoyed by newer fans!
    For returning Kingdom Hearts diehards, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX unfortunately offers little in the way of completely new experiences. While the Final Mix-exclusive additions and revamped HD cutscenes are carried over from the PlayStation 3 releases of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, there is no sign of any additional content which is exclusive to this PlayStation 4 release. Instead, much of the incentive for veterans to purchase this compilation comes in the form of technical improvements.

    Kingdom Hearts speedrunner Bizkit047 outlines both the technical improvements and problems within Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.


    In the PlayStation 3 releases, load times were unusually long, and the included games all ran at 720p and 30 frames per second. In the PlayStation 4 version, by contrast, the load times have all but vanished, the resolution has been increased to 1080p, and the playable titles run at 60 frames per second, resulting in a clearer and more fluid image. The option to play at 4k resolution is even available to PlayStation 4 Pro owners, further increasing the collection's visual quality. Unfortunately, the framerate increase does not apply to any of the cutscenes present in the collection; this is only applicable to gameplay, as the cutscenes are strictly programmed to run at 30 frames per second.

    While these improvements have been widely praised by players, the games are not without their own problems. Several players, including prominent speedrunners Bl00dyBizkitz and Bizkit047, have pointed out several glaring issues with the PlayStation 4 versions of each game. Several crashes and bugs which were present in the PlayStation 3 releases have been carried over, some new crashes have been reported, and the transition to 60 frames per second has introduced several inconsistencies regarding game physics and timings. Thankfully, Square Enix has already begun to roll out updates and patches to lessen or eliminate many of the offending issues.

    Overall, while Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is by no means a perfect product, and still has a great deal of technical hurdles to overcome, the collection provides an excellent starting point for new players, a large amount of nostalgia for returning players, and a great deal of improvement under-the-hood for those who seek a good-looking, smooth experience. If you've hesitated at the thought of playing the series, or simply want to experience the games in higher detail than ever before, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX will not disappoint.

  17. Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- Aqua Play Arts Kai final product pictures revealed; preorders available now, release date is July 8th, 2017

    AmiAmi has added a listing for the Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- Aqua Play Arts Kai, with pre-orders starting on April 5th, 12am JST. The figure was previously shown at the New York Toy Fair and Nuremburg Toy Fair in February, where the release date was first revealed to be July 2017. The figure has a listed price of 13.824 yen, with AmiAmi advertising a 29% discounted price.

    The final product pictures reveal that the figure will not only come with the Play Arts Kai base, optional hand parts, and the Rainfell Keyblade, but also the Master's Defender Keyblade.

    UPDATE: Square Enix is now accepting pre-orders on the Square Enix Japan store for 13,180 yen (about $120 USD) and the figure is set to be released on July 8th, 2017. It's currently unknown when it will be available in the North American store.

    You can view pictures of the figure below:

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  18. Kingdom Hearts II Riku Static Arts Gallery will be released on July 29th, 2017; pre-orders available now

    Pre-orders for the Kingdom Hearts II Riku Static Arts Gallery figure will be starting soon at AmiAmi on April 5, 2017, 12am JST. Its listed price is 5,184 yen, with AmiAmi offering a 29% discount.

    A prototype for this figure was previously in display at New York Comic Con 2016.

    The figure is due for release on July 2017 in Japan.

    UPDATE: Square Enix is now accepting pre-orders in the Square Enix Japan store for 4,940 yen (about $45 USD) and the figure is set to be released on July 29th, 2017. It's currently unknown when it will be available in the North American store.

    You can view pictures of it below:

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  19. Kingdom Hearts to feature in this week's Famitsu for a 15th anniversary special

    This week's issue of Famitsu will feature a 15th anniversary special for the Kingdom Hearts series! This issue, releasing on April 6, 2017, will contain a commemorative feature celebrating this special milestone for the franchise. In addition to explaining the outline of the series in chronological order, both Tetsuya Nomura and Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai, as well as some of the voice actors from Kingdom Hearts, will discuss the franchise. Results from a questionnaire for the series' fans conducted by Famitsu will also be included. Nomura states that he cannot disclose when more Kingdom Hearts III news will be available.

    You can view three teaser scans from the issue below:

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    Stay tuned for more news after the release of this issue!

  20. Snapchat filter for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX now available at Disney Parks

    In celebration of the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, Snapchat has a special geofilter with Riku, Kairi, Donald, and Goofy huddled around Sora in the bottom right corner and the logo in the top left corner that you can use to take selfies.

    The filters are only available while you are inside Disneyland Parks and possibly Disney World as well, although no word if they will be available for the other Disney Parks worldwide. It was mentioned during the live stream of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX yesterday. It's possible that the filters will only be at the Disney Parks for a limited time.

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    Thanks to @churroz for the tip and thanks to @elizabethapeck_, and @Sheltered_One, for the snaps of the filter.

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  21. Sora and Riku added to Japanese version of Disney Tsum Tsum mobile game

    Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts, which was celebrated by Square Enix by announcing special Tsum Tsum events for the Japanese version ofKingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]. It was later revealed that Kingdom Hearts would be joining in the Japanese version of the Disney Tsum Tsum Android and iOS game that's connected to the Japanese social network, LINE. You can view their appearances and stats from the game below:

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    Other LINE stickers have been offered in the past, including those for LINE instant messaging. Currently the Sora and Riku Tsum Tsums are only available in Japan.

    UPDATE 1: Sora and Riku have been released for the Disney Tsum Tsum LINE Android and iOS game in Japan! They'll be available until April 30, 2017 for the random Premium Box, which is 30,000 coins. Until April 18, 2017 at 10:59 JST, there will be a higher chance of getting Sora and Riku.

    Both of their skills clear surrounding Tsums, but Sora auto clears them for a brief moment of time, while Riku clears them from a fixed number of taps. When they're activated, you can hear their them say their iconic catchphrases. Sora will say his famous line "My friends are my power!" ("繋がる心が俺の力だ!") and Riku will say "I'm not afraid of the darkness!" ("闇を恐れる事はないんだ!") View images of Sora and Riku in the mobile game, provided by @differem7 on Twitter, below:

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    View a video of Riku's skill being activated, provided by @ninomiy on Twitter, here.

    Thanks to KHInsider for the tip!

    UPDATE 2: An official trailer for Sora and Riku's appearance in the LINE Disney Tsum Tsum Japanese iOS and Android game has been released! This trailer shows off both Sora and Riku's skills being activated. View it, provided by the official Japanese Disney Twitter account, below:

  22. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Familiar Faces and Places trailer released

    Square Enix has released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX on March 28, 2017. the trailer is titled Familiar Faces and Places. It's also available and is available in English UK with French, German, Italian, and Spanish subtitles.

    You can watch the trailer in English below:


    Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is now available in North America, and will release on March 31, 2017 in Europe.

    UPDATE: A new 60 second long version of the Familiar Faces and Places trailer has been released by the official Kingdom Hearts YouTube channel. View this 60 second trailer below:


    At the same time as this 60 second long trailer's release, they also released a 60 second long version of the Fight the Darkness trailer as well. You can view that trailer here.

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    • by Leamax
  23. Series director, Tetsuya Nomura, releases new artwork to celebrate Kingdom Hearts' 15th anniversary

    Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the Kingdom Hearts series, has released a new official artwork to celebrate the series' 15th anniversary. This can be seen below.

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    Interesting notes and observations:


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    Comparing with previous images with Sora sitting on a throne, for the first time he is sitting with a different attire than from his original Kingdom Hearts one (this time it’s his Kingdom Hearts III outfit). His right leg is crossed over his left, just like in the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX one. The crown is also rather different than in the previous instances, reminiscing an actual king’s.

    Now let's check the hidden details from the artwork. You can notice all the blurry effects added to the image and the intentional placement of the anniversary date and number to hide what looks to be 3 paintings and another element:

    · In the first painting (upper left corner), you see a mysterious figure smiling mischievously. Does this look familiar to you?

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    · Next, in the upper right corner, we have the most difficult painting to decipher.

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    Zootopia


    · Then, in the third painting, we have this:

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    It has the clearest element from all three paintings: a musical note. Maybe just a tiny Easter Egg for the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - that we have been experiencing as a 15th Anniversary celebration?

    · Finally, we can see Sora is holding an animal on his lap, one that resembles a canid. As an interesting note, next year is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese calendar.

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    Feel free to leave your speculation and other observations about what all this could mean in the comment section below!

  24. Disney Tsum Tsum event coming to Kingdom Hearts Union χ to celebrate the Kingdom Hearts 15th anniversary

    Today marks the 15h anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts series. To celebrate this occasion, Square Enix has announced special Tsum Tsum events for the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] which will feature the following bonuses for these events.

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    People who log in during this event period, will receive a Tsum Tsum headband!

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    Login Period : April 14 - May 1


    <3 Raid boss event & The Union χ Multiplayer event <3


    New raid event quest "The Heartless Tsum stack" will be featured during the event and players can collect Raid Coins and Cross Coins to exchange them for Tsum Tsum avatar items from the Multiplayer event.


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    Event Period : From April 17 - April 23


    <3 New 10 medal draws <3


    New raid event quest "The Heartless Tsum stack" will be featured during the event and players can collect Raid Coins and Cross Coins to exchange them for Tsum Tsum avatar items from the Multiplayer event!

    These 10 draws will offer 4 Tsum Tsum medals: each draw will give you a guaranteed Tsum Tsum medal. The first draw is free.


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    Event Period : April 16 - April 30

  25. The cover for the English Kingdom Hearts II Volume 4 manga has been shown off

    Last year, Yen Press announced that they will be releasing the final volume to the English Kingdom Hearts II manga series by Shiro Amano, Kingdom Hearts II Volume 4 on May 23, 2017. Thanks to Yen Press again, we now have a look at the front cover for this final volume. View the cover below:

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    The Kingdom Hearts II manga series finished in Japan in 2015, and now it is finally being finished in English as well. The Japanese Kingdom Hearts II manga series had ten volumes, but for the English series, they've decided to combine them all together to create four large volumes. Kingdom Hearts II Volume 4 contains volumes 8 - 10 of the original Japanese series.

    You can pre-order Kingdom Hearts II Volume 4 from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and RightStuf.

    Thanks to KHInsider for the tip!