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  1. Update 1.04 now available for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX

    A new patch has now been made available for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. This patch, Version 1.04, is a corrective patch that mainly focused on Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. It namely fixed an issue that caused Magnet to pull in enemies at a slower rate, which arose from the previous patch for the game. Various other issues have been fixed as well. You can view the full patch notes below:

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  2. Square Enix Europe now have Kingdom Hearts Play Arts Kai and and Bring Arts figures available for pre-order

    Square Enix Europe have updated their online store to include a couple of Kingdom Hearts Play Arts Kai and Bring Arts figures that are now available for pre-order at a 10% discount. These include Kingdom Hearts III Bring Arts Sora, Kingdom Hearts II Riku Static Arts, Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- Aqua Play Arts Kai, Kingdom Hearts II Organization XIII Roxas Play Arts Kai, Kingdom Hearts II Riku Play Arts Kai and Kingdom Hearts II Halloween Town Sora Play Arts Kai. These figures will be available on August 2017. The prices can be found below:

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    Is anyone going to get any of these? Which one(s) do you want to buy? Let us know in the comments below.

    • Jun 22 2017 01:34 PM
    • by Leamax
  3. Monogram Direct to sell San Diego Comic Con exclusive Kingdom Hearts Pin Set

    Monogram Direct will be selling a San Diego Comic Con exclusive Kingdom Hearts Pin Set at their booth, (#3645), during the convention next month. Included in the pin set are Sora, the Kingdom Hearts II logo, King Mickey Mouse in his black coat, the Lionheart Keyblade, the Heartless emblem, and the Way to the Dawn Keyblade.

    Each set is listed at $30.00 USD, but only 500 sets will be produced and will only be sold during San Diego Comic Con.

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    Thanks to @Churro on Twitter for the tip!

    • Jun 22 2017 01:31 PM
    • by Leamax
  4. Kingdom Hearts necklaces, engagement rings, and wedding rings by K.uno are being released

    K.uno, a Japanese brand that specializes in custom and bridal jewelry, are going to be be releasing Kingdom Hearts themed necklaces, engagement rings, and wedding rings for sale later this year. They will be a part of their line, U-TREASURE.

    K.uno recently held a press presentation, and there, Mr. Ryota Kataoka, a part of their sales planning department, expressed that people have been asking for them to make Kingdom Hearts jewelry and accessories for a long time, and he's happy that they're able to finally meet their wishes.

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    The first piece of jewelry to be shown off was the engagement ring. This ring expresses the world view of Kingdom Hearts and it's designed with a heart at the seat of the stone. This ring comes in the following varieties:

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    The next piece of jewelry to be introduced was the pair of matching wedding rings. One of these rings features the Kingdom Key Keyblade, while the other one features the Kingdom Key D Keyblade. These rings come in the following varieties:

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    Next, the Kingdom Hearts necklaces that were previously talked about were displayed as well. The first necklaces to be displayed were the Kingdom Key and Kingdom Key D ones. These necklaces come in the following varieties:

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    After, the Oathkeeper and Oblivion necklaces were shown off. These necklaces come in the following varieties:

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    Lastly, they exhibited the Heart necklace and the Sora Crown necklace. These necklaces come in the following varieties:

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    One of K.uno's designers was shown drawing the designs of the aforementioned products during the presentation.

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    These items can be purchased from the Japanese online store, omni7, and at the U-TREASURE online store. They will also be available at the U-TREASURE pop up shop in Shinjuku, Tokyo until September 30, 2017.

    UPDATE: A new photo of the Oathkeeper and Oblivion necklaces, as well as a new photo of the Kingdom Key and Kingdom Key D wedding rings, have been shown off by @Tmkrose on Twitter. You can view the necklace photo in the Oblivion and Oathkeeper necklace gallery above and you can view the wedding ring photo in the wedding ring gallery above.

  5. Coverage: Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - in New York City

    The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - has one more stop before heading back to Japan for the final concert, and it's on the other side of the United States in the Big Apple.

    Welcome to KH13.com's live coverage of the NY concerts!

    After our successful presence at the KHO concerts in London, UK and Los Angeles, California, we are going to have one last #KH13MeetUp! Staff members Toominator and Ariel Phillips will be hosting tomorrow's meet-up. We'll be collecting fan messages in another special "Thank You" booklet for series composer Yoko Shimomura, as well as distributing exclusive KH13 stickers!

    The meet-up will take place on Saturday, June 24th near the main entrance of the United Palace Theater at 4pm EDT, so that even fans without concert tickets will be able to attend!

    You can RSVP to the event and get important updates on our #KH13MeetUp on our Facebook event page.

    Previously, the Los Angeles concerts saw a new Kingdom Hearts III trailer delivered by series director Tetsuya Nomura himself on stage and confirming a new world and new trailer upcoming for D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, California on July 15th. There has been some other reveals from previous concerts including Union χ[Cross]'s reveal and the exclusive canon backstory from Kingdom Hearts III with Kairi and Xion's Japanese voice actress, Risa Uchida, and Aqua's Japanese voice actress, Megumi Toyoguchi.

    Stay tuned to KH13.com for full live coverage of the event and the #KH13MeetUp and don't forget to also stay tuned to our social media accounts for instant live updates!

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    Day 1
    (June 23, 2017 - 2:46 PM EDT) Toominator tweets out what he is going to be wearing tonight. He will be there to meet people before the concert.
    (June 23, 2017 - 5:06 PM EDT) Toominator, Soraspromise, and Churro have arrived outside the United Place Theater. Less than 3 hours to go until the concert begins.
    (June 23, 2017 - 6:06 PM EDT) People are starting to line up. Less than two hours to go.
    (June 23, 2017 - 6:27 PM EDT) We have a shot of the stage, thanks in part to @zackrockmacher.
    (June 23, 2017 - 6:34 PM EDT) KH13 Staff member soraspromise has found her seat. Notice the hearts in the railing. Coincidence?
    (June 23, 2017 - 7:18 PM EDT) We have a close up view of the stage thanks to whitedmist. Less than 45 minutes to go!
    (June 23, 2017 - 7:51 PM EDT) Looks like Master Xehanort wants to enjoy the concert tonight. Can Sora keep him in line and away from Kairi?
    (June 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM EDT) The concert is about to begin!
    (June 23, 2017 - 9:36 PM EDT) The Kingdom Hearts III trailer was shown at the concert!
    (June 23, 2017 - 11:46 PM EDT) This concludes Day 1 of our New York concert coverage. Please join us tomorrow afternoon for coverage of our #KH13MeetUp.








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    • Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    • by Leamax
  6. More Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary merchandise coming to 7net; Necklaces, key rings, tableware, and more!

    In April, various different products and merchandise were announced to be made available for purchase later this year on the Japanese online store, 7net, for the 15th Anniversary of Kingdom Hearts. Now, even more merch has been announced to be coming to 7net for the Kingdom Hearts series' 15th Anniversary. Key rings, necklaces, memo pads, smartphone stands, tumbler glasses, small plates, and stainless steel bottles will be made available for sale later this year.

    The leather key rings are being manufactured by Nakagawa Corporation and will be available starting September 16, 2017. You can buy them here:

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    The gold and silver necklaces are manufactured by K.uno and will be available starting September 28, 2017. You can buy them here:

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    The A7 size memo pads are manufactured by Ingrem and will be available starting August 27, 2017. You can buy them here:

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    The smartphone stands are manufactured by Ingrem and will be available starting August 23, 2017. You can buy them here:

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    The pair of tumbler glasses comes in a wooden box, are manufactured by Maebata, and will be available starting August 23, 2017. You can buy them here:

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    The set of nine small plates comes in a box, are manufactured by Maebata, and will be available starting August 23, 2017. You can buy them here:

    Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary plates


    The stainless steel bottle is manufactured by Maebata, and will be available starting August 23, 2017. You can buy it here:

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    Thanks to @aibo_ac7 on Twitter for the tips!

    UPDATE 1: Kingdom Hearts rings are being manufactured by K.uno, the manufacturer of the Kingdom Hearts necklaces mentioned above, as well. They will be available starting June 21, 2017. You can buy them here:

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    UPDATE 2: A new photo of the Oathkeeper and Oblivion necklaces, as well as a new photo of the Kingdom Key and Kingdom Key D wedding rings, have been shown off by @Tmkrose on Twitter. You can view the necklace photo in the necklace gallery above and you can view the wedding ring photo in the ring gallery above.

  7. More Kingdom Hearts shirts and acrylic key rings coming to Japanese clothing store PONEYCOMB

    Six more acrylic Kingdom Hearts key rings are coming to the clothing store, PONEYCOMB, located in the Japanese shopping mall "109" in Shibuya. They are in the same line of key rings as the key rings being sold by PONEYCOMB that were talked about a few months ago.

    The previously mentioned key rings included the characters Final Form Sora, Roxas in his black coat, Mickey Mouse in his Kingdom Hearts II outfit, Donald Duck, and Goofy. Now, the characters Sora/Data-Sora, Riku in his black coat/Data-Riku, Atlantica Sora, Atlantica Donald Duck, Atlantica Goofy, and Chip & Dale are coming to this line of key rings. View the aforementioned key rings here and view the new ones in the gallery below:

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    There's currently no pricing info or release date, but we'll keep you updated.

    UPDATE 1: Key rings for Sora/Data-Sora and Chip & Dale have been revealed. View them with the other key rings in the photo gallery above. A couple more Kingdom Hearts shirts have also been revealed to be coming to PONEYCOMB. They are in the same line as the shirts that were previously talked about. The shirt designs include one that shows off Timeless River Mickey Mouse on the front and one that shows off the Timeless River world icon on the front and Timeless River Sora on the back. View the shirts in the gallery below:

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    UPDATE 2: A release date, as well as prices, for these products have been revealed by Dtimes. These products will be available from the PONEYCOMB pop-up shop at Kichijoji Parco 5f for a limited time from June 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017. The Timeless River Mickey shirts will be available for 3,500 yen ($31.46 USD) and the Timeless River Sora shirts will be available for 4,200 yen ($37.75 USD), while the key rings will be available for 1,500 yen ($13.48 USD).

  8. Sora's Japanese voice actor, Miyu Irino, will be at Anime Expo 2017

    Miyu Irino, who is better known as the Japanese voice actor for Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series, will be a Guest of Honor at this year's Anime Expo on July 1st to 4th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition, he will be participating in a panel and be available for autographs.

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    • Jun 19 2017 09:25 PM
    • by Leamax
  9. Kingdom Hearts III to be featured at the "Level Up! The Walt Disney Company’s Video Game Showcase" at D23 Expo 2017 at 1pm PDT on July 15th

    The D23 Expo Team has published an update regarding its schedule for the D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, California. The update reveals that Kingdom Hearts III will be featured on its "Level Up! The Walt Disney Company’s Video Game Showcase" segment at 1pm PDT on July 15, 2017.

    A description of the segment follows:

    Level Up! The Walt Disney Company’s Video Game Showcase (1 p.m., D23 Expo Arena)—

    Experience never-before-seen gameplay, trailers, special guests, and other unforgettable surprises from across the Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel games portfolios in this must-see showcase. Jimmy Pitaro, chairman, DCPI, will kick off the presentation, which will feature many show-stopping moments including announcements from Marvel, and more information about highly anticipated games, Star Wars Battlefront II™ from Electronic Arts, KINGDOM HEARTS III from Disney and Square Enix, and more.


    The Kingdom Hearts III Orchestra trailer had previously revealed that a new world announcement and a new trailer is upcoming on that day at the D23 Expo.

    On the second showing of the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour -, director Tetsuya Nomura also stated that the announcements to be made on Kingdom Hearts III at the D23 Expo 2017 will make fans even happier than they were when the Kingdom Hearts III Orchestra trailer was revealed.

  10. The D23 Expo event schedule has been released but is not final

    Earlier today, the D23 Expo site was updated to include the activity schedule for the three-day event. The most recent Kingdom Hearts III trailer confirms that the game will appear at D23 with a new world announcement in addition to a new trailer on July 15th, 2017, but the current schedule released on the D23 website does not list a Kingdom Hearts event on July 15th. There is a note made on the page claiming that the schedule is not final and is schedule to change. You can view the schedule by clicking on the image below:

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  11. Kingdom Hearts Sora, Riku, Kairi, and Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyl figures rumored for release

    According to Instagram user funkofinderz, Funko is releasing Kingdom Hearts Pop! Vinyl figures for Sora, Riku, Kairi, and an unnamed Heartless. There is no release date for the figures yet but the Instagram post mentions it is coming soon.

    This rumor follows the recent releases of the Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pete, and Chip & Dale Funko Pop! Vinyl figures.

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    What do you guys think of this news? Are you going to buy these new figures to add to your collection? Let us know in the comments below

    Thanks to @Churro on Twitter for the tip! Also, you can check out the original Instagram post here.

    • Jun 12 2017 11:56 PM
    • by Axeken
  12. Game Informer interviewed Yoko Shimomura about Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour -, her career, and Kingdom Hearts III

    Kimberley Wallace from Game Informer recently interviewed Kingdom Hearts composer Yoko Shimomura during her visit to Los Angeles for the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - concerts. During this interview, Yoko talked about her career, touching on some of her favorite pieces and moments during the time spent with Kingdom Hearts, the World Tour, and a possible hint of what's to come for Kingdom Hearts III.

    You can check out the full interview below:

    Kingdom Hearts recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. What has the series has meant to you, and what impact has it had on you as a musician?

    Kingdom Hearts was the first franchise that I’ve actually worked on that’s a series. Up until then, I was never able to handle a full-on series, so it is definitely very memorable in that aspect. In terms of its impact on me as a composer, there are many different Disney worlds inside the game and so many memorable songs within the Disney world. I wanted to make sure I was living up to that expectation, [creating] something that wouldn’t pale in comparison, while also being mindful of the [unique] aspect of Kingdom Hearts and combining it with the world that Disney music already has. Adding the original spin to it gives me the purpose. [It's] a sense of accomplishment to able to work on those songs, and they give me new challenges to take on. So it has definitely helped with my own growth. It’s a very inspirational series.

    You’ve been in the business a long time now, nearing three decades. How has the process changed over time for game music?

    When asked if the process has changed or evolved over time – because my stance toward composing has been stable – mentally I feel the stance hasn’t changed so much. So I can’t say for sure when asked if there’s been a change or evolution. But physically speaking, technology advances and my PC gets better and I get to upgrade my equipment. Things have become very convenient over time. And so, there are areas where I can borrow that newer technology and do what I wanted to do in further detail.

    What are some of your favorite memories from working on Kingdom Hearts?

    This may have been something I mentioned prior, but “Lazy Afternoon” – I just never got that song to a point where Mr. Nomura would give me the final approval. He kept saying there’s a not enough melancholy or a longing for – that sort of emotional aspect of it. So I actually stood on my patio and just stared at the sunset and took it in and tried to bring out that nostalgic melancholy kind of feel and finally was able to come up with the song.

    When composing music for Disney worlds, how much inspiration do you draw from the original scores?

    Of course, there are times I listen to the original music that goes with whichever world we’re depicting and I would think about, ‘Oh yeah, this kind of song would match this kind of scene’ and reference some of the original songs for the world. But even if a particular song matches within the same realm, you also have to have your battle music, so that’s not necessarily a song that’s prepared in the Disney works. So it might not be a 1:1 reference; it might be a little difficult to find a direct reference for those songs. In that case, I take not the song itself, but think, ‘What does the world entail?’ I make sure it matches the world we’re depicting in the game. I know that's vague, but I listen to the original and imagine and expand from there.

    Don't think hard about this. Pick three of your favorite songs/themes/melodies from the Kingdom Hearts series.

    This has been asked by many people before, but all my songs are like my children. I love them all. It’s like trying to pick three children – these three are cute, but the rest are not. It is so hard for me to do. If it would be okay, I’d like to say all of my songs are very important and I love all of my songs.

    Pieces like "Dive into the Heart" and "Organization XIII" are much heavier and dramatic in tone than ones like "Traverse Town." Is it challenging to find the right balance of emotion for these scores?

    It actually isn’t a matter of wanting to intentionally create something that’s completely different. There’s also the consideration of what type of theme fits the stage best. That feeling is at the core of how I approach those songs. For example, with “Traverse Town” as you have mentioned, that’s something that you’ll be listening to over and over again. Having something that’s sad and somber playing over and over again might seem a little weird, so there was a slight intention of wanting to have something more lighthearted for that area. It’s not something that’s deliberate like, ‘I want to make a heavy song for this area.’ It’s more, ‘What does this stage entail? How does it feel like to me? And what kind of music fits it the best?’

    Between all your major projects, such as the Kingdom Hearts games and Final Fantasy XV, you have also produced new music for many Kingdom Hearts compilation titles (2.8 with the 0.2 chapter, for example). How do you keep all these worlds and characters separated in your mind to write for each project?

    This kind of relates to what we just talked about with finding a song that fits each particular area with Kingdom Hearts. It’s similar thinking for different games as well. Each game has its own world and its own lore, and so when I’m writing songs for a particular game, I would just fill my head with the lore and the world of the game. It’s not about ‘This is a different game, so I will make a different song.’ It’s not about separating or compartmentalizing, but it’s Kingdom Hearts has its own world and Final Fantasy has its own world, so when I’m creating songs for either one of those titles it just came naturally when I’m immersed in that world. I’m hoping that I was able to accomplish that through the music.

    Very few franchises get their own exclusive concert series. Your colleague Uematsu-san has had the honor with the "Distant Worlds" series, for example. Now, you have your own with the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour. What are your feelings about this, and how much did you contribute to the process?

    To answer your first question about how I’m feeling... I’m simply happy about this whole thing happening. At first, I was only thinking with the mindset of, ‘Oh, if I can only do one or two concerts in Japan that would be nice.’ Now we have the series and it’s a world tour! I’m just blown away. I’m just surprised and having so many people come to see the concert just makes me so happy. In terms of how much I contributed, there were certain elements I wanted to incorporate in this concert series, including the songs and the setlist. I made the first proposal of the setlist and I wanted to make sure it had a sense of drama – that the listeners would go in there as if they were enjoying this one big video game from start to finish. I wanted to have a story and have an ending, so I really wanted to bring that out. I’m hoping we executed that. In terms of the different songs that were included in the setlist, I did all the supervising. I feel like I have been a major part of the process.

    Do you plan on attending all the shows? How exciting is it to see all the different fans around the world come together for Kingdom Hearts music?

    Yes, I have been attending all the concerts and do plan to attend all the future planned ones. In terms of the fan reaction, it’s just beyond what I could imagine. When I enter the stage and the applause erupts, that is just wonderful. There have been opportunities to meet-and-greet with the fans and people have just been wonderful. They’re so passionate about their love for Kingdom Hearts and they would rave about the music. Some people were just shaking and they’re about to cry, handing over their CD to be autographed. It’s just way over expectation. I’m just floored to see so many people just so passionate about Kingdom Hearts music and just thinking about that fills my heart as well.

    The Kingdom Hearts fan base is very dedicated and passionate. The music is very important to that experience. Does that put pressure on you, or does the importance of the music to them motivate you?

    If I say no that would be a lie, but I don’t want to be restricted or in fear from that pressure because that would restrict me from producing music naturally. I try not to focus too much on the sense of pressure. In terms of how I make sure I’m responding to the fans’ expectations, I definitely don’t want to betray their trust, especially with this concert series. I don’t want this to be something where the fans come in and are like, “This is not what I expected!’ As a creator, I love to make music, but I don’t want it to just be my personal view. I want to make sure I am looking at this from the fans’ perspective, making sure the fans are enjoying what they’re listening to. That’s not just the approach I take for the concert series, but also any songs that are arranged or rearranged for different installments within the game. Same goes for new songs. I do my best to keep that in mind.

    For people who can’t make it to the show, has there been any discussion about putting out a live CD or Blu-Ray of the performance?

    A live concert CD has not been created yet, but in advance of the concert series, we do have an orchestra arrangement CD. Now, this is not all the songs that are being performed at the concert series, but an excerpt of some of the songs. So we do have a CD for those who are not able to attend our concert. In terms of recording it into any sort of media, when we’re thinking of capturing images or sound from live performances, we also have to consider if we want to include live footage. There may be some hurdles to overcome in terms of the logistics of getting that put together. But, if there is a very high demand for it, if there are a lot of voices that we hear from our fans, if it is something we can overcome and make clear, [it's possible]. I didn’t imagine there was going to be a CD with the orchestral arrangement, but this is proof that if we work at it hard enough we can execute something like that. If there is a demand from our fans, we will consider it.

    I have to ask. How is work going on Kingdom Hearts III? How does it feel to finally be working on that game after all this time?

    I actually recently saw some reference materials and I am very excited for this project. And yes, everybody is aware this is our first numbered title in a while, and so again I’d be lying if I say there is no pressure, but I’m more excited. My excitement goes beyond that sense of pressure. I’m hoping that just like the finished product of the game, the music is going to be something that people will listen to and feel that it’s wonderful. I can’t wait until we’re able to make the announcement, so I ask for your additional patience and understanding as we get ready to be able to make any further announcements.


    What was your favorite part about this interview? Let us know in the comments below.

    • Jun 12 2017 03:39 PM
    • by Leamax
  13. New Story Quests Added to Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] JP

    Fifteen new story quests were added to the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] following maintenance on July 8th (JST). These quests further progress the story taking place in Enchanted Dominion. Can the player protect Aurora from the evil clutches of Maleficent? Both untranslated and translated footage have been made available and can be viewed below, courtesy of Everglow.

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    Where will we go in the next update? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

  14. Tetsuya Nomura to provide "final information" on Kingdom Hearts III at D23 Expo 2017

    Tonight at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - in LA, the Kingdom Hearts series' director Tetsuya Nomura has made another appearance. As translated by the official concert interpreter, Nomura tells fans that he will return in a month for D23 Expo 2017 on July 15, 2017, with "final information" on Kingdom Hearts III. We do not yet know the content of this final information, but we do know that at D23 Expo 2017 we will see a new world reveal as well as a new trailer, as was announced in the most recent Kingdom Hearts III trailer from yesterday's LA concert.

    UPDATE: At yesterdays Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - in LA, Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura made his third appearance. According to @SkywardWing on Twitter, who was at the concert, Nomura tells fans that, as translated by the official concert interpreter, "If this month's announcements made you happy, next month's will make you even happier." He is referring to the upcoming news and trailer at next month's D23 Expo 2017 on July 15th.

  15. Tetsuya Nomura interviewed by Famitsu; Theater Mode for KHFM and new cutscenes for 358/2 Days to be available in the latest KH1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX patch

    Kingdom Hearts series' director Tetsuya Nomura was interviewed by Famitsu at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - concert in Los Angeles. In it, he discusses the concert, the latest trailer for Kingdom Hearts III, and the new patch that will be available for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.

    The interview seems to confirm a new Theatre Mode made available for Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and new cutscenes for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days with the latest patch. It also seems to confirm that the Kingdom Hearts III D23 Expo trailer will be longer than the one shown at the LA Orchestra.

    UPDATE: English translations for the Famitsu interview are now available. You can view the translated interview below:

    Famitsu: The concert was amazing. How was it from the side of the scene?

    Nomura: I mentioned it while I was on stage but, the images and the music were made so that they would perfectly fit and I thought it was amazing while I was watching. Also Shimomura became better at playing the piano during the concert in each countries until Los Angeles (laugh). At the final event in Osaka she will be perfect don't you think ? (laugh)

    Famitsu: There is a lot of pressure on Shimomura (laugh). Everyone was cheering you when you started your speech.

    Nomura: On stage I wanted to speak about the fixes and updates for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX but I was overwhelmed by the voices of everyone cheering and I forgot what I was supposed to say (sarcastic laugh)

    Famitsu: What is the content of the update.

    Nomura: The addition of the theater mode for KH and of a few cutscenes in KH 358/2 Days. I wanted to add it sooner but it needed more time and the timing met up with this event. 

    Famitsu: The reception of the new promotional video was amazing too. Because is didn't seem that there was going to be a trailer or an announcement about Kingdom Hearts III at E3, this was a pleasant surprise for the fan.

    Nomura: There is a lot of misunderstanding about it. The choice to show or not to show something is up to the ones making the conferences. We just used the timing of the concert being at the same time as E3 to announce it.

    Famitsu: Considering that the information is going really fast during the conference, it seems better to announce it that way for the fans. The battle felt rich with all the Keyblade transformations, there was a lot of action and we could see the different worlds.

    Nomura: But this battle scene was only in the Hercules world.

    Famitsu: Was it? There was so much thing that I thought it was from various worlds.

    Nomura: Also, the next trailer will have a Japanese version and a North american version but the battle scenes were from an actual gameplay footage so we couldn't make them exactly the same. It will look the same but if you compare them you will be able to see the differences. So I would like the core fans to look at both trailers.

    Famitsu: At last, the D23 Expo 2017 occur next month.

    Nomura: The editing of the D23 trailer is being finalized right now but I think that not only it will be longer than the orchestra trailer, it will also show some new elements that should meet everyone's expectations.


    From Famitsu's interview article:

    At the end, I also managed to hear a little from Nomura about the information of the D23 announcement. "Seriously ?!" I was so excited in the night of Hollywood. Amazing. Amazing. Absolutely. Yes, definitely a good game.
    I'm sorry for assuming of the importance of this information but I obviously can't write this information here. I was only allowed to write the reaction to these revelations and so I wrote it! I'm sorry for being this vague but there is no doubt that the announcement at D23 will be worth it!! At the time of the presentation, there will obviously be a quick announcement on Famitsu.com
    Also the details will be in the weekly issue of the Famitsu magazine that will be publish right after the opening of the conference to the public. Please look forward to it!

    • Jun 18 2017 03:53 PM
    • by neil98
  16. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX patches and DLC coming June 12, 2017 worldwide

    A corrective patch and additional patch for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX will be release on June 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM JST (5:00 AM GMT). Currently, there isn't information about what these patches will fix.

    Thanks to goldpanner for the tip!

    UPDATE 1: Details of the patches have been found. Theater Mode will be available for Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Day 357 on Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days will now have action scenes rather than just cutscenes. The Theater Mode patch will be 9.9 GB and Day 357 patch will be 353 MB.

    Thanks to @aibo_ac7 and @RedMakuzawa on Twitter for the information!

    UPDATE 2: The Day 357 and the Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Theater Mode add-ons are available in the PS Store for download. Europe and Australia appears to not have them yet. A game patch is also available. Version 1.03 includes fixes of the Kingdom Hearts II save glitch and Xemnas battle glitch along with a camera fix and better movement in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II among other fixes.

    View an image of the additional Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days cutscene and several images of the additional Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Theater Mode, thanks to the official Square Enix Blog, below:

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    Thanks to /u/Matthew0337 on Reddit for the screenshot of the patch details below:

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    UPDATE 3: The additional content is now available in Europe and Australia.

    • Jun 12 2017 07:44 PM
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  17. Coverage: Kingdom Hearts at E3 2017

    Welcome to KH13.com's live coverage of Kingdom Hearts at E3 2017! E3 is the biggest annual international trade fair for the video game industry, with opportunities by companies such as Square Enix to showcase upcoming technologies in the interactive entertainment industry. It will take place on June 13-15 this year at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the public, with business days stretching from June 10-12.

    This year, staff members Raxaimus (@RaxaimusKH13) and Toominator (@ToominatorKH13) will be representing KH13.com on the show floor! The News Team will be doing live updates on any information pertinent to Kingdom Hearts, so please feel free to keep yourself updated with our coverage here on KH13 and on our social media channels!

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    Pre-show
    (June 10, 2017 - 10:36 PM PDT) A new Kingdom Hearts III trailer was shown at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - premiere in Los Angeles!
    (June 11. 2017 - 1:22 PM PDT) Tetsuya Nomura interviewed with Famitsu.
    (June 12, 2017 - 7:16 PM PDT) Unfortunately, Kingdom Hearts III did not make an appearance at either the Microsoft or Sony press conferences.

    Day 1 Public
    (June 13, 2017 - 12.03 PM PDT) Kingdom Hearts II Limit Form Sora has been spotted at E3!
    (June 13, 2017 - 1:58 PM PDT) Kingdom Hearts III's orchestra trailer has appeared in Square Enix's 'Square Enix Presents' E3 trailer line-up!
    (June 13, 2017 - 2:44 PM PDT) Kingdom Hearts III's orchestra trailer has been spotted at Square Enix's E3 booth!
    (June 13, 2017 - 2:44 PM PDT) Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue wall scrolls are available to purchase at Square Enix's booth!

    Day 2 Public
    (June 14, 2017 - 7:15 AM PDT) Raxaimus went to the Square Enix Booth yesterday and found some Kingdom Hearts merchandise for sale, many of them at discounted prices!

    Day 3 Public
    (June 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM PDT) This concludes our E3 coverage. Please join us on July 14-16 for coverage at D23 Anaheim!

  18. Kingdom Hearts III confirmed to be at D23 Expo 2017 Anaheim

    During the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour -, a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III was shown. At the end of it, a message was shown confirming that on July 15th, at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, a new world and a new trailer would be shown for the game.

    Be sure to keep an eye at our website as we will update with anything new shown in the following days!

    UPDATE: Kingdom Hearts III will be at the "Level Up! The Walt Disney Company's Video Game Showcase" at 1:00 PM PDT at the D23 Expo Arena.

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    • Jun 15 2017 12:41 PM
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  19. New Kingdom Hearts III trailer shown at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - premiere in Los Angeles

    With the surprise appearance of series director Tetsuya Nomura on stage, the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - showcased a new Kingdom Hearts III trailer today at its North American premiere in Los Angeles, California. The trailer showcased exciting new gameplay from the upcoming game and some cutscenes. The trailer was soon uploaded on the internet by the official Square Enix YouTube channel in Japanese. You can view the trailer with English subtitles below:


    The trailer ended with a message that a new world and a new trailer will be available at the D23 Expo on July 15, 2017.

    Square Enix Press Center describes the trailer as follows:

    Earlier at the KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra –World Tour– concert in Los Angeles, SQUARE ENIX® and Disney Interactive dazzled fans with a new KINGDOM HEARTS III gameplay trailer featuring never before seen footage based on Disney’s animated hit, “Hercules,” which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

    In this action-packed trailer, Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy help Hercules battle various forms of Heartless on Mount Olympus through gorgeous visuals and gameplay. Fans will see Sora in a new form, which allows him to perform special powerful solo and joint attacks on his enemies. A new glimpse into the game’s storyline reveals a reunion with Disney villains Hades, Maleficent and Pete as they discuss the location of a mysterious item while Sora is faced with a dilemma in an effort to bring back an old friend.


    We will be updating this article with any new information.

    Below is the trailer with no subtitles.


    Check out over 100 screenshots from the trailer, going frame by frame! All in High Quality.

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    What do you think of the new trailer? let us know in the comments!

  20. Coverage: Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - in Los Angeles, California

    A big day awaits today as the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - kicks off in North America! It will be premiering at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, at 8pm PDT today, followed by four more shows across the country.

    Welcome to KH13.com's live coverage of the LA concerts!

    After our successful presence at the KHO concert in London, UK, we have decided to host another #KH13MeetUp! Staff member Raxaimus will be in attendance and hosting today's meet-up as well as tomorrow's, both of which will be taking place in the two hours before each concert. We'll be collecting fan messages in a special "Thank You" booklet for series composer Yoko Shimomura, as well as distributing exclusive KH13 stickers! The meet-up will take place near the main entrance and in the foyer of the Dolby Theatre, so that even fans without concert tickets will be able to attend!

    You can RSVP to the event and get updates on our #KH13MeetUp on our Facebook event page.

    There were quite a few reveals for the previous concerts, such as Union χ[Cross]'s reveal and the exclusive canon backstory from Kingdom Hearts III with Kairi and Xion's Japanese voice actress, Risa Uchida, and Aqua's Japanese voice actress, Megumi Toyoguchi. Series director Tetsuya Nomura also stated that there is a possibility for new information regarding Kingdom Hearts III to be displayed at one of the concerts taking place this year.

    Stay tuned to KH13.com for full live coverage of the event and don't forget to also stay tuned to our social media accounts for instant live updates!

    Check out our #KH13MeetUp highlight video from the Los Angeles concerts.

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    Pre-Concert
    (June 8, 2017 - 7:33 AM PDT) Series composer Yoko Shimomura has arrived in LA!

    Day 1
    (June 10, 2017 - 4:27 PM PDT) Churro (@churroz) has arrived at the Dolby Theater!
    (June 10, 2017 - 4:59 PM PDT) Square Enix USA is getting ready for the concert!
    (June 10, 2017 - 5:25 PM PDT) Raxaimus has arrived at the Dolby Theater. The #KH13MeetUp will begin shortly!
    (June 10, 2017 - 5:59 PM PDT) Only 2 hours left until the concert begins!
    (June 10, 2017 - 7:10 PM PDT) Raxaimus has entered the theater. 50 minutes to go!
    (June 10, 2017 - 7:17 PM PDT) There are three Kingdom Hearts-themed cocktails available to order for the concert guests, as well as Kingdom Hearts cookies!
    (June 10, 2017 - 7:26 PM PDT) Churro is inside and queueing to buy merchandise!
    (June 10, 2017 - 7:44 PM PDT) KH series executive producer Shinji Hashimoto is in attendance at the concert! Churro has given him the Kingdom Hearts fan photobook he put together for series director Tetsuya Nomura!
    (June 10, 2017 - 8:00 PM PDT) The concert is about to begin!
    (June 10, 2017 - 8:16 PM PDT) A picture with the concert merchandise prices! (US Dollars)
    (June 10, 2017 - 8:29 PM PDT) Square Enix USA uploaded a picture with the concert movie on screen!
    (June 10, 2017 - 9:00 PM PDT) Intermission time!
    (June 10, 2017 - 9:00 PM PDT) One of the orchestra choir members, Kate L. Clarke, posted a video of the crowd at the Dolby Theatre!
    (June 10, 2017 - 9:15 PM PDT) Check out some amazing cosplayers attending the concert!
    (June 10, 2017 - 9:30 PM PDT) The second part of the concert has begun. We hope attendants have fun!
    (June 10, 2017 - 10:16 PM PDT) Series director Tetsuya Nomura is at the concert and has appeared on stage!
    (June 10, 2017 - 10:36 PM PDT) A new Kingdom Hearts III trailer was shown at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - premiere in Los Angeles!
    (June 10, 2017 - 11:02 PM PDT) Kingdom Hearts III was confirmed to make an appearence with a new world announcement and a new trailer at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California!
    (June 10, 2017 - 11:50 PM PDT) Thank you for following our coverage today!Raxaimus will be back tomorrow to host another#KH13MeetUp!

    Day 2:
    (June 11, 2017 - 8:41 AM PDT) The crowd's reaction to the new Kingdom Hearts III trailer has been captured on video, shared by @aibo_ac7!
    (June 11, 2017 - 9:27 AM PDT) More photos of the concert have been added to our gallery below!
    (June 11, 2017 - 12:00 PM PDT) Raxaimus has arrived back at the Dolby Theater for the second #KH13MeetUp.
    (June 11, 2017 - 4:40 PM PDT) Tetsuya Nomura has returned tonight and says that he'll be back for D23 Expo 2017 with "final information" on Kingdom Hearts III!
    (June 11, 2017 - 6:05 PM PDT) The concert is over and Raxaimus is in line in the Meet and Greet to give Yoko her KH13 booklet.
    (June 11, 2017 - 9:22 PM PDT) There's Yoko! She was very nice and loved her sign booklet from Raxaimus.
    (June 11, 2017 - 10:00 PM PDT) Thank you for following our coverage today. After two concerts and two Meetups, Raxaimus has to go get ready for E3 coverage. Here's a final message from us to you guys. Please enjoy our E3 coverage!




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  21. Atlantica Donald and Atlantica Goofy T-shirts available through X-Large's Okinawa store; Releasing June 9, 2017

    The Japanese website, Dtimes, has posted promotional pages for two new Kingdom Hearts t-shirts. These shirts each feature an illustration of Donald Duck or Goofy in their Atlantica forms from Kingdom Hearts, with Atlantica's world logo underneath each shirt's featured character. Each shirt will be available from retailer X-Large's Okinawa store for 5,500 yen ($49.81 USD). These shirts release on June 9, 2017, and will be available in both black and white, in S, M, L, and XL sizes. Unfortunately, pre-orders do not seem to be available for these particular items, as X-Large has not listed them on their online store. However, these items may be made available for purchase on the online store on their release date.

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    Will you be picking up one of these shirts? Which one do you like more? Let us know in the comments below!

  22. Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Key Keyblade PROPLICA revealed at Tokyo Toy Show 2017

    A PROPLICA of the iconic Kingdom Key Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts was revealed at the Tokyo Toy Show 2017. It is being released by Bandai, the same company that's releasing the Sora, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy SHFiguarts figures, which were shown off at the Tokyo Toy Show this year as well.

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    There's currently no pricing info or release date for this PROPLICA Keyblade. We'll keep you updated.

    PROPLICA is a line of prop replicas of various different weapons and items from different series. There are many fan-made prop replicas out there of Kingdom Key, but this is the first time an official one is being sold.

    UPDATE 1: A few more photos of the Kingdom Key PROPLICA were taken by @hobbysearch on Twitter. View them in the gallery with the other photos above.

    UPDATE 2: Even more photos of the Kingdom Key PROPLICA were shared by @ArikaMiz on Twitter. View them in the gallery with the other photos above.

  23. Kingdom Hearts Collection Badges will be in stock for Sega Prize, starting from June 5, 2017

    Kingdom Hearts Collection Badges are on their way to Sega Prize, starting from June 5, 2017. They'll be available at several Sega stores beginning on Monday (June 5, 2017), while they'll begin being available at other stores on Thursday (June 8, 2017). There's 30 applicable stores in total.

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    Sega Prize is a special division of Sega, which focus specifically on prizes available from their Sega UFO Catcher machines. These machines are set up at various stores in Japan, and are essentially a type of crane game that allow you to win prizes.

    Thanks to @aibo_ac7 on Twitter for the tip!

    UPDATE 1: Shinjuku Sportsland, a well-known arcade at Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan, will have these Kingdom Hearts Collection Badges in-stock, starting from Saturday (June 3, 2017). They will have all 15 Collection Badges available to win. The Shinjuku Sportsland official Twitter account has also provided photos of the Collection Badges. View them with the other photo in the gallery above.

    UPDATE 2: A new photo of the Kingdom Hearts Collection Badges has been shared by @ArikaMiz on Twitter. View it with the other photos in the gallery above.

    UPDATE 3: The Kingdom Hearts Collection Badges are now in stock as several Sega stores! Also, more photos of the badges have been shared on Twitter by @SEGA_akiba_4. View them with the other photos in the gallery above.

  24. Kingdom Hearts II Sora, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy SHFiguarts figures shown off; Releasing in November

    During the Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary World Tour, various new SHFiguarts figures were revealed for the first time. Among these new figures, a Sora (Kingdom Hearts II ver.) figure was shown off. This Kingdom Hearts II Sora figure comes with a stand, and does indeed have articulation. View photos of the image in the gallery below:

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    Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary World Tour is an event to celebrate the anniversary of Bandai's Tamashii Nations line of figures and memorabilia. It's being held from December 2016 to November 2017. It's coming to Brazil, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, and United States. During its time at Osaka, Japan, from May 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017, the Sora figure, along with the other figures mentioned, were revealed.

    There are currently no pricing or release date information regarding this figure. We'll keep you updated.

    UPDATE 1: New photos of the SHFiguarts Sora (Kingdom Hearts II ver.) have been shown off by @holiday8823 and @soundwave0628 on Twitter. View them with the other images in the gallery above.

    UPDATE 2: Even more photos of the figure have been taken, provided by @tiga913 on Twitter. View them with the other images in the gallery above.

    UPDATE 3: Another photo of the figure has been shown off by @t_features on Twitter. View the photo with the other photos in the gallery above.

    UPDATE 4: The official Japanese Disney Twitter account has released new images and info of this figure. View the images with the other images in the gallery above. This figure is being released for the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary, and will be released in November. It will be exhibited at the Bandai booth at the Tokyo Toy Show on June 1, 2017. Also, familiar Disney characters will be joining in the future.

    UPDATE 5: During the Tokyo Toy Show, the SHFiguarts Sora figure was being displayed. Several other Kingdom Hearts SHFiguarts figures were shown off as well, which include Mickey Mouse in his black coat, Donald Duck, and Goofy. They are all their versions from Kingdom Hearts II. View the photos of them with the other photos in the gallery above.

    The Sora SHFiguarts will be sold for 6,264 yen ($65.50 USD), and will be releasing in November. There's currently no pricing info or release date for the Mickey, Donald, and Goofy figures.

    An official Kingdom Hearts PROPLICA Kingdom Key Keyblade was shown off at the Tokyo Toy Show as well. This prop replica of the iconic Kingdom Key is also being made by Bandai.

    UPDATE 6: More photos were taken of the Sora, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy SHFiguarts figures by @Plasticronins, @hobbysearch, and @amiamihobbynews on Twitter at the Tokyo Toy Show 2017. View them with the other photos in the gallery above.

    UPDATE 7: Even more photos of the Sora, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy SHFiguarts figures were shared by @ArikaMiz on Twitter. View them in the gallery with the other photos above.

  25. Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake to be launched in "the next three years or so"

    Square Enix CEO, Yosuke Matsuda, gave a statement about upcoming titles, including Kingdom Hearts III, during the Financial Results Briefing of the FY 2017 Financial Briefing Report back on May 11, 2017.

    Matsuda said that the games that were listed on the FY 2018 and beyond column on the Digital Entertainment-HD Games slide, which currently list Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and the currently unnamed Marvel IP Project, are planned to be released within "the next three years or so." Read the full quote below:

    "This slide shows our release lineup for FY2017/3 as well as for FY2018/3 and beyond. We plan to launch each of these upcoming titles in the next three years or so."


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    This “release window" for Kingdom Hearts III is exciting! What do you guys think? Let us know how you feel in the comments down below!

    Thanks to Gematsu for the tip!

    • May 27 2017 03:53 AM
    • by Qrow