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  1. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX has officially released in Japan

    It is officially March 9th in Japan, so Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX has been released! Originally announced in October 2016 during the Paris Games Week, the reveal of this collection was a delight for many fans, mainly because of the porting issues found in the PlayStation 3 collections. Players can now experience the Dark Seeker Saga on one console thanks to both this collection and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, which released in January of this year. The smooth 60 frames per second gameplay is also an added bonus for all players!

    For those interested, you can view the trophy list. Gameplay footage of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix has been uploaded to YouTube by Square Enix, and one lucky fan who got the game early has also uploaded some early-game footage of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix. As always, feel free to take part in the discussion on our forums.

    We hope this collection will bring in many newcomers to the franchise, and possibly reignite veterans' passion for the series!

  2. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX to be featured in the March 9th Famitsu issue

    The Japanese magazine Famitsu has posted an article focusing on Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, which will be featured in the March 9th issue of the magazine. You can take a look at the images below.


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    We'll bring translations and the full article as soon as we get them, so keep an eye on the website.

    • Mar 07 2017 07:01 PM
    • by neil98
  3. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX official 60fps footage released

    Square Enix has uploaded the first 60fps footage for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, focusing on the two games present in the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX collection included in the package. You can take a look at it below:


    In the footage, you can see Hollow Bastion and Neverland are the worlds chosen to be shown off for Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, and the Sora vs Larxene fight and a battle scene in Castle Oblivion with Riku are the ones chosen for Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX releases on March 9th in Japan, on March 28th in North America and on March 31st in Europe.

    UPDATE: Following yesterday's video, Square Enix has released some new footage for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX in stunning 60fps, this time focusing in the games Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix. You can take a look at it below:


    The Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix footage focuses on Drive Forms in various worlds, and it is clearly seen that the load times for these have been drastically improved for the PS4 version. For the Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix footage, Terra is seen battling in Radiant Garden, Ventus in Neverland and Aqua in the Keyblade Graveyard.

    • Mar 08 2017 01:16 PM
    • by neil98
  4. Square Enix PAX East 2017 Lineup announced; Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX Demo to be Present

    Square Enix has announced their PAX East 2017 lineup. One of the demos to be present will be Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.

    Here is a list of the demos to be featured:

    • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
    • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
    • Final Fantasy XV Episode Gladiolus
    • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
    • Dragon Quest Heroes II
    • I Am Setsuna
    • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
    • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX
    • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
    • NieR: Automata
    • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - A Criminal Past
    • Ride 2
    Posters will also be given out for the following titles:
    • Dragon Quest Heroes II
    • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
    • Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
    • Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary commemorative artwork by Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano
    • Flame x Blaze
    • Guardian Codex
    • Kingdom Hearts (double-sided poster featuring Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX as well as Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue)
    • Mobius Final Fantasy
    • NieR: Automata
    PAX East 2017 takes place from March 10th to March 12th in Boston (USA).

    UPDATE 1: Check out the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX PAX East 2017 poster! "Remember, Relive, Rejoice". View it below:


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    UPDATE 2: Square Enix held a livestream of them playing a few different games at PAX East 2017. One of which was Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. View images of their livestream and setup thanks to the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter below:

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    UPDATE 3: The official Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Twitter has released pictures of the Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Kingdom Hearts Union χ section of the Square Enix booth at PAX East 2017! Check it out below:

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    Also, take a closer look at the exclusive PAX East 2017 Kingdom Hearts Union χ posters and buttons, thanks to @ToucanRob on Twitter, below:


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    UPDATE 4: Square Enix has shared gameplay footage of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX at PAX East 2017, featuring gameplay of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix. You can view the video below, courtesy of Giuseppe's Gaming. Our own video on our YouTube channel will follow shortly.


    UPDATE 5: The official Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Twitter has released a few more pictures of the Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Kingdom Hearts Union χ section of the Square Enix booth at PAX East 2017 as well as a picture of the previously shown poster. Check it out the pictures below:


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  5. Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - merchandise revealed

    UPDATE: Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- merchandise will be available at all venues. Prices will vary. The pouch will be pre-order only for the Paris and London concerts.

    The original article follows:
    The official Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - website has updated and announced that it will feature goods to be sold during the event. These are apparently exclusive to the people who attend the concert, but we'll bring clarification as it comes. You can take a look at the pictures of the merchandise below:



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    The merchandise and their prices go as follows:

    • Official Soundtrack: 3500 ¥ ≈ 31 $ ≈ 29 €
    • Concert Guide: 2500 ¥ ≈ 22 $ ≈ 20.75 €
    • Keyblade Baton: 3700 ¥ ≈ 32.50 $ ≈ 31 €
    • T-Shirt: 3000 ‎¥ ≈ 26.50 $ ≈ 25 €
    • Wallet: 2000 ¥ ≈ 17.50 $ ≈ 16.50 €
    • Purse: 3500 ¥ ≈ 31 $ ≈ 29 €

    The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - will commemorate the series' 15th Anniversary and will take part in multiple countries around the world. Are you going to attend any of the concerts? Tell us in the comment section below!

  6. Benyamin Nuss will Attend the Kingdom Hearts World Tour Concert

    Benyamin Nuss (pianist and composer) has confirmed that he will take part as a piano soloist during the Kingdom Hearts World Tour Concert alongside Yoko Shimomura in Tokyo on 10th and 11th March and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. You can view the message below.


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    Benyamin was the featured piano soloist in the award winning “Symphonic Fantasies” and "Distant World” and has paid tribute to Final Fantasy through his career. Click here for his Twitter page, Facebook page or his website.

    The Kingdom Hearts World Tour starts on the 10th of March in Tokyo. It will then stop for concerts in Paris, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Los Angeles and New York in that order. We will keep you updated on any news from the concerts!

  7. KH13.com's exclusive interview with Seth Kearsley

    Back in 2014, Seth Kearsley revealed the storyboards for a rejected Kingdom Hearts TV show, which he was set to write/direct, on his deviantART page. Fourteen years after his initial attempt at creating a Kingdom Hearts TV show, Seth is currently in the process of making the show a reality once again. We contacted Seth for an interview in which we asked him about his vision for the show, why he decided to try and make the show happen again, and what worlds he wants to see featured in the show. Check out the full interview below:

    KH13: Seth, thank you so much for participating in this interview with KH13.com. We are thrilled to have this opportunity.With a whole plethora of video games out there that would suit a TV show, what drew you to Kingdom Hearts specifically? What inspired you to make a show for Kingdom Hearts?

    S: I was coming off directing Eight Crazy Nights, and I was hounding my agent about an idea of American Anime. I couldn’t quite define what American Anime meant at the time, but whenever I would say it in a meeting people would perk up like “Ooooo…those two words sound good together." He knew about this Kingdom Hearts project Disney TV animation had in development, and thought the mix of anime and American animation would appeal to me. I grabbed a copy of the game and started playing, and with no kids, or job at the time, I burned through the game in about a week. When I finally got the script for the pilot, it didn’t feel at all like the game I had just played, but more like an episode of Aladdin starring the characters from Kingdom Hearts. It was at that point that I almost lost the job because I said I wanted to rewrite the script, and that doesn’t generally go over well. It’s not like the idealized version of how hollywood works in people’s heads. Generally, once a studio has spent money and time getting a script to the point where they’re ready to go, if you say you don’t like the script then they just move on. Probably, the only reason that didn’t happen was because I was just coming off having directed a feature, so they heard me out more than they may have otherwise.

    KH13: We know this is not your first attempt at making this show happen. What has changed about the show since that first attempt, and why give it a second try?

    S: The fans. I honestly didn’t think anyone would even know about it when I put up the first storyboard panels on my Deviantart. I put them up because I loved that project and wanted to share some of my favorite drawings from this project that I loved. I stopped paying attention to Kingdom Hearts after they didn’t go with it. It’s going to sound sappy, but when you pour yourself into a project and it doesn’t happen, it’s kind of like a little romance that you had. The further the project gets the more it hurts when it doesn’t happen. Usually, it doesn’t get passed the first date. When it gets as far as a pilot that they’re testing, and it tests better than anything else they tested, and THEN it doesn’t go…it’s kind of like the girlfriend you had at camp. You were so in love, and who knows what would have happened if things where different, but you live too far away, or she was only looking for a summer camp love. I was a little heart broken after Kingdom Hearts. It’s only now as the fans are letting me know about what’s been going on over the last 14 years, that I’m like “Well, the least I can do for this long lost love is to give it another shot.”

    What’s different this time around? I’m a lot better than I was 14 years ago. I also have my own little studio, which the pilot was one of the first project before my studio had a name. The technology is also so much more advanced now. Even if the do over is just re-doing the board, I can make it so much more now than if ever was then. You have to keep in mind, the drawings for that board were all about the size of the average post-it. That’s how we did boards back then. With Storyboard Pro now, I can have complicated camera work and tons more posing in the same amount of time.

    KH13: Many games have come out in the Kingdom Hearts series since your first attempt at greenlighting this show. Do you plan on incorporating more games from the series besides Kingdom Hearts 1?

    S: IF…..and that’s an intentionally big if…if something happens with Kingdom Hearts, I’ll be immersing myself in the entire Kingdom Hearts universe before we start writing anything. I felt like I needed to play the game to do it justice the first time around, now there’s this magical thing called YouTube where I can watch walk throughs of the games. I’ll be studying everything. The last thing I want to do is disappoint the fans who have brought my attention back to this project.

    My first job in animation was on a show called The MAXX, for MTV. All of us working on the show were huge fans of comics, and all hated the way comics change when they go into animation. We faithfully brought The Maxx to life in animation holding true to the comic. I would do the same thing today for Kingdom Hearts. The worst thing that could happen for a fan of a property is to see that property warped into something they no longer love.


    KH13: Do you plan on incorporating Disney worlds we have yet to see in the Kingdom Hearts series? Are there any definitely-included worlds you would like to share?

    S: Since there’s no deal, there’s no breach of confidentiality. There’s also no weight in what I’m saying, and the legalities would all come into play should something actually happen, and that’s when I won’t be able to say anything. The Disney Universe has expanded exponentially with the inclusion of the Marvel and Star Wars universes. I would think it’s a no brainer to thing that at some point those might come into play. Henry Gilroy is a good friend, and he’s written and Executive Produced in both the Marvel and Star Wars universes, so it would be a fun idea to play with.

    KH13: How many games in the series have you played, and which is your favorite?

    S: Only the first, but all the way through. I was the super cool uncle who could get my nieces and nephews passed whatever part of the game they were stuck on. Like I said, Kingdom Hearts was like a summer love from 14 years ago. You know that love is still out there in the world, but I honestly had no idea how big it’s gotten.

    KH13: Who will be the main antagonist of the show: Maleficent, Ansem, or a new character?

    S: Maleficent was the main antagonist for the pilot. It’s hard to say for the show because I need to get myself reacquainted with my summer love, but I’m definitely not going to add a character of my own as the antagonist. I think that would be the perfect way of pissing everyone off.

    KH13: Will you be taking inspiration from the manga/graphic novels?

    S: You know…unless I hear from the fans something akin to “Raiders of the Arch, The Last Crusade are all you need to know about Indiana Jones and it’s best to pretend like the other two movies don’t exist” or “Just start at episode 4 and pretend the prequels don’t exist” then I’m diving into all of it.

    KH13: Will the pilot episode be a movie-length episode?

    S: That would be cool.

    KH13: If the show gets greenlighted, will it air on the Disney channel or a different network?

    S: Can’t even speculate.

    KH13: How many episodes do you anticipate on including in the first season?

    S: That’s a network thing. There are standard season orders depending on the network.

    KH13: Do you have an idea on who you would cast in the show? Do you think you would be able to get any of the original voice actors from the game to do the show?

    S: As much as possible.

    KH13: Any updates you would like to give fans in terms of the progress of the show?

    S: I try to keep people updated on Twitter.


    A huge thank you to Seth Kearsley for this interview! Best of luck to you on getting the show green-lit!

  8. Kingdom Hearts sweepstakes to win a trip to Disneyland is available at Gamestop

    Gamestop is offering a Kingdom Hearts sweepstakes where PowerUp Rewards members have the chance to win a Kingdom Hearts Fantasy trip to Disneyland for two. This sweepstakes opened today March 1st 2017 and ends March 31st 2017.

    The trip includes the following:

    • 2-Day Park-hopper: Passes to visit Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park
    • 3-Day passes to the D23 Expo
    • VIP Tour of Disneyland resort
    According to Gamestop's website there are three ways to enter the contest, two of which involve a Kingdom Hearts title.
    • Preorder Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX for 2 entries
    • Purchase Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX or Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue for 2 entries
    • Use reward points from Gamestop (1 entry = 200 points, 7 entries = 1000 points, 15 entries = 2000 points)
    The maximum amount of entries permitted is 510.

    You can check out further details or enter the sweepstakes by visiting Gamestop here.

  9. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX calendars now available for Japanese Square Enix members

    The official Japanese Square Enix members website has revealed a new three month calendar for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. The calendar is available to download here in one of six preferred resolutions.


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    Thanks to @aibo_ac7 for the tip!

  10. Tetsuya Nomura interviewed by Final Fantasy Dream at Magic 2017

    During MAGIC 2017, series director Tetsuya Nomura was recently interviewed by French website Final Fantasy Dream. You can view the interview below thanks to Finaland, FFDream, KHIsland, and GamersFlag.

    In parallel with the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest, MAGIC was held in Monaco. Among all the guests, appeared Tetsuya Nomura. The Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III director held a conference about his character designer and director career.

    In the company of KH Island, FFDream et GamersFlag, Finaland met him for a short interview.

    Finaland: Hello Mr. Nomura, thank you for receiving us. A short question for the beginning: What do you prefer between producing and character design?

    Tetsuya Nomura: What I prefer, nonetheless, is producing since I am completely free. But, because I entered as designer in the company, I still do character design.

    KH Island: What is an ordinary day for Tetsuya Nomura?

    Tetsuya Nomura: Instead of a day, I will talk about a year. I work year-round constantly. I take very few breaks whereas I need them more and more. Because, you see, I get older, I am aging. My colleagues do not seem to notice that and continue to give me work with a frenetic pace, as if I'm still young and had the energy of old days.

    Final Fantasy Dream: Why are you distant with social media?

    Tetsuya Nomura: Nowadays with the new modes of communication, we can be very close to fans. We notice it with other developers who communicate a lot. The only thing that displeases me is a tendency to find a situation where, as we have become closer, we have to pay attention to the information we share. I have to hold back about sharing information and I really don’t like this approach.

    A former employee told me once to keep a certain distance with fans, with the people following you. Without this distance, we are exposed to the risk of losing objectivity. Today I still continue to follow this recommendation.

    Final Fantasy Dream: So, how do you get fans’ opinions ?

    Tetsuya Nomura: I read a lot of reviews but I pay attention to read them discreetly. If not, I think too much about it.

    GamersFlag: Would it make sense to you to create an HD Remaster of Compilation of Final Fantasy VII (Before Crisis, Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus) on a unique platform like you did with Kingdom Hearts? Beyond the possibility of making it, would you like to do this?

    Tetsuya Nomura: Concerning Final Fantasy VII Remake, which is a title loaded with a lot of mystery for now, it will be different from the original Final Fantasy VII. If we make a compilation, these games will hardly have an overall coherence. It will be difficult because there is no more continuity between the Compilation and the Remake for the moment.

    KH Island: According to you, what game was the turning point of your career? Final Fantasy VII had a huge success in Western countries, or Kingdom Hearts, your first project as a director ?

    Tetsuya Nomura: I think it is Kingdom Hearts.

    Finaland: You have a particular talent to make trailers and opening cinematics with high quality that bring a lot of emotion to fans. What is your secret?

    Tetsuya Nomura: I have a fairly repetitive process. Actually I watch several times what I have made and I try to put myself in different points of view. For example as a fan, I try to imagine what they would want and I watch the trailer. After this, I watch it another time as someone else.

    Final Fantasy Dream: Will the maturity that characterizes the original game be retained in Final Fantasy VII Remake?

    Tetsuya Nomura: A lot of things will change, but the essence of the universe will not. That is one of the things that will remain intact.

    GamersFlag: About the Kingdom Hearts saga in general, as you talked about it during your conference, what were your arguments to convince Disney and Square to chose an unknown hero, Sora, instead of Donald or Mickey?

    Tetsuya Nomura: As I said on stage, I showed them a design, and it turns out that I often do not listen too much to what people are telling me. So I said to them: "No, I do not want to do that", and finally it happened. In fact, it is not that hard. The thing is that Japanese people don’t say "no" clearly, they do not announce their opposite opinion directly. However, I did it this time and it surprised everyone. From there, they did not continue too much to impose their ideas on me. Finally, I found it rather easy.

    Finaland: Your style and work inspired a lot of young artists, especially since Kingdom Hearts. What message/advice would you like to share with them?

    Tetsuya Nomura: I do not think I inspired so many people. I would say we really have to do what we want to create. As a designer, if we create things only by following the orders given to us, we become a boring tool to use. This is even more the case when you are an "average" artist. As a result, I think we must stay flexible and find the right balance between executing orders and saying "no" to preserve our own vision as an artist.

  11. Square Enix is hosting a Kingdom Hearts acrylic stand giveaway to members

    Beginning March 9th, Square Enix is hosting a giveaway of one of three Kingdom Hearts acrylic stands for people who have Square Enix memberships. You can view the giveaway site here.

    Applicants must enter the serial codes and point cards found with their copies of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (presumably copies from the Japanese Square Enix e-store) for a chance at winning one of the stands, drawn by Tetsuya Nomura. The deadline for entries is March 22nd (up until 23:59 Japan time).

    A picture of the stands can be seen below, these stands were also given away during the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.

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    The rules for the giveaway are as follows

    • Application will only be made once per account with serial code registered.
    • Multiple serial codes of the same product can not be registered.
    • The download version will be excluded from the campaign.
    • Once you have applied, you can not change the type of acrylic stand you wish.
    • After a strict drawing, we will send you "winning announcement" e-mail to the winner at a later date.
    • Those who are elected will be required to enter the winning prize delivery address from the URL described in the mail.
    • * If there is no shipping destination input within the period specified by e-mail, winning will be invalid.
    • Please refrain from the right after winning and the exhibition to the net auction such as assignment / conversion of prize

  12. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX pre-order theme now available on the NA PlayStation Network

    A PS4 theme for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is now available if you pre-order the game from the NA PlayStation Network. It will be available on February 28, 2017 in Europe.

    The theme features memorable stained glass emblems of Sora, Ventus, and Vanitas. You can see the theme below:


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    In addition, the sound beeps that accompany this theme are the same ones found in the games' menus. You can view a video of them here thanks to twitter user @MyKatsuki.

    UPDATE: The theme is also available to download on the Japanese PS Store!

    UPDATE 2: Although previously stated by Square to be available on February 28th, it seems like the theme will be available internationally after the release of the game if you pre-order.

    UPDATE 3: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is now available on the Japanese PlayStation store! Check out the store icon below.

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  13. Diamond Select Toys display protoype Kingdom Hearts figures at New York Toy Fair

    Diamond Select Toys have revealed a prototype of their own Kingdom Hearts figures at the New York Toy Fair 2017. The figures are still requiring licensing approval and there are plans for a mini figure collection. View the prototypes below:


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    Currently the set will be sold for $24.99 USD. It features Sora, Roxas, Axel, Mickey Mouse, Maleficent, Jafar, Iago, Abu, a Dusk Nobody, a Shadow Heartless, and a Creeper Plant Heartless.

    The planned collection of Mini figures would possibly feature Sora, Demyx, Auron, Donald Duck, Goofy, Jafar, Tron, and Sark.

    Credit to @khinsider for the find.

  14. The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- Japan tickets have been given out

    Japan's tickets for the aforementioned Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- have been released. They look very similar to the previously shown Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath- tickets, except with a green color scheme instead of a blue one and with art of Sora as a conductor instead of art of a hooded Sora.

    View the ticket below:

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  15. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is featured in the latest VJump issue

    The latest issue of VJump magazine features Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. You can view a picture of the magazine's article below. Translations will be added soon. Special thanks to @ErrenVanDuine.

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  16. Square Enix is releasing a school calendar for members in April, which includes an image of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue within

    Square Enix will release a calendar in April to commemorate the beginning of the Japanese school year. This calendar contains images of various Square Enix titles, including Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The images are supposedly separate to the calendar, hence you can choose which image you want to use.

    Square Enix members will be able to purchase the calendar for 400 points, up to two per person can be ordered from here.




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    The images included in the calendar are from the following games:

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    Dragon Quest XI

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    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    NieR: Automata
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    Dissidia Final Fantasy
    Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Professional
    Saga Scarlet Grace Displacement
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    Credit to @aibo_ac7 for the tip!

  17. The Square Enix Online Store is holding sweepstakes with Kingdom Hearts themed prizes

    Square Enix are holding sweepstakes with Kingdom Hearts merchandise as prizes. The sweepstakes can be entered by the purchase of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and the pre-order of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.

    The prizes with the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix pre-order are:

    • 1 Mini Chirithy Static Arts
    • 1 Mini Shadow Static Arts
    • 1 Oblivion Keychain
    The prizes with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue purchase are:
    • 1 Mini Chirithy Static Arts
    • 1 Mini Meow Wow Static Arts
    • 1 Oathkeeper Keychain
    The prizes can be viewed below:



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    The sweepstakes will end on March 27, 2017 and is only available in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec and Rhode Island). Entrants must be 18 years or older.

    While the official rules state that no purchase is necessary, it goes on saying to enter an entrant must purchase or pre-oder the listed games. Entrants can also send a handwritten letter to Square Enix with the following details: name, age, phone number, mailing address, and email.

    Full details are available in the attached document below:

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  18. New Kingdom Hearts phone cases now available for pre-order on Gain Garage, releasing on March 3, 2017 in Japan

    New Kingdom Hearts phone cases are now available for pre-order through Gain Garage, a Japanese online store for phone merchandise. These new phone cases display different artwork from Kingdom Hearts II, such as the cover art, opening scene, stained glass floor, and other parts of the game. You can check out the different case designs below. Thanks goes to @aibo_ac7 & DTimes.jp for the tip.


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    These phone cases are available on iPhone 5, 5s, SE, 6, 6s, & 7, as well as Xperia X Performance, Compact, & Xperia XZ. The cases for iPhone 5, 5s, SE, 6, 6s and 7 are currently priced at 2,180 yen, whereas those for the iPhone 7Plus and Xperia are priced at 2,280 yen. They will be released on March 3, 2017 in Japan.

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  19. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX pre-order cards are in stores now

    Cards that allow you to pre-order Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX have been found in stores. These certificates have art of Sora, Donald, and Goofy on the front with the release date and information about the game compilation on the back. It also has the slogan "Remember, Relive, Rejoice" on the front which appears to be a slogan that hasn't ever been used before in the series.

    The card requires a minimum deposit of $5.00 USD.

    Photos of the card taken by Churro can be seen below:

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  20. The Japanese website for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX has been updated

    The official Japanese website for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX has experienced a new update. Whilst the homepage remains the same as it was previously, screenshots of each game in the collection can now be viewed.

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    What do you think of these new changes? Are you excited for the collection? Let us know in the comments below!

  21. Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Aqua Play Arts Kai displayed at New York Toy Fair

    The official North American Twitter account for Square Enix Merchandise has revealed a new image of the previously mentioned Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep -A fragmentary passage- Aqua Play Arts Kai figure at the New York Toy Fair. You can view the image below:


    Play Arts Kai Aqua Toy Fair

    The figure will be released in July 2017. The price is yet to be known.

  22. New Kingdom Hearts III image shown at MAGIC 2017

    At the Monaco Anime Game International Conference (MAGIC), Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura held a presentation on his career. This presentation included a brief mention of Kingdom Hearts III, with a new screenshot being shown. (via @TheSharePlayers)



    KH3 Magic Screenshot 1

    In this screenshot, we can see Sora in Olympus Colosseum using Guard Form with a new shield-based transformation for an unrevealed Keyblade. He also appears to be battling a new type of Heartless. Additionally, one of the command menu slots displays the word "Link", possibly as part of this new transformation. Finally, the wording for the yellow gauge near Sora's health has been changed from "EX" (as seen in the Jump Festa 2015 trailer) to "Focus", matching the format seen in Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage-.

    A close-up shot of Guard Form can be seen below, thanks to @RedMakuzawa.



    KH3 Magic Screenshot 2

    Unfortunately, no new trailer is confirmed at the moment according to @RedMakuzawa. Only the screenshot was shown at the presentation.

    What do you think of this new screenshot? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

    UPDATE 1: A higher quality, direct feed image of the screenshot can now be seen thanks to the official Kingdom Hearts twitter account.



    KH3 Magic Screenshot 3

    UPDATE 2:
    According to Gameblog.fr, Nomura stated the screenshot takes place in the city of Thebes. The Keyblade has the ability to change into a lot of things, some of which are the aforementioned shield and a chariot. He also clarified that the new form in the screenshot is the Power Form, which contradicts the information that we received last time about Power Form. We'll bring clarification as soon as we get it.

    UPDATE 3: The quote from Tetsuya Nomura regarding Power Form has been translated and clarified thanks to Dandelion from KHInsider.

    This is the first time we're showing this screenshot of Kingdom Hearts III, it's happening in Thebes and they are fighting a new type of Heartless. The Keyblade can transform into a lot of things. When in Power Form it can be changed into a chariot.

    • Feb 22 2017 09:46 PM
    • by neil98
  23. Square Enix lists a new job opening for Kingdom Hearts III

    Square Enix Japan's 3rd Business Division has listed a new job opening for Kingdom Hearts III on their website for the role of a System Programmer.

    Translations for this new job description will be made available soon. What do you think of this new job listing? Let us know!
    UPDATE: The job description has been translated thanks to Goldpanner!

    #3BD: System Programmer
    【Job Description】

    Developing, optimising and maintaining systems necessary during development of the game Kingdom Hearts III.

    Responsibilities:
    Development of game systems to support a 3D action game
    Optimisation of all kinds of performance
    Maintaining the test environment

    Location: Osaka

    Employment type: Contract employee (with potential to be promoted to regular employee)

    【Conditions】
    Hours: Flex time.
    Holidays and time off: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, period of New Year's, annual paid leave (※3 days upon starting work, 7 days after 6 months), summer vacation, bereavement leave etc.
    Salary: Will take into consideration experience and skill, regardless of age, according to company regulations. Will also take into consideration each time skill and results demonstrated as necessary after joining.
    Support/welfare programme: Travel expenses covered, complete social insurance, corporate health insurance association, physical examinations

    【Required skills and experience】
    Practical experience developing programs with C++
    System development experience
    3 years or more experience with game development or equivalent

    【Welcomed skills and experience】
    Practical experience game programming for high end consoles
    Experience developing 3D action games
    Experience developing with Unreal Engine
    Maths and/or physics knowledge

  24. Funko has revealed Kingdom Hearts Plushies at Toy Fair NY, will be available later this year

    Funko has announced that Kingdom Hearts plushies have been revealed at Toy Fair NY and will be available for purchase later this year. So far only the conceptual art of the plushies have been released, including that of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. It is uncertain whether there will be more characters available upon the official release of these plushies. Stay tuned for further updates and information.

    You can check out the conceptual art of the Kingdom Hearts plushies below:


    KingdomHearts Donald Plush Watermarked large KingdomHearts Goofy Plush Watermarked large KingdomHearts Mickey Plush Watermarked large

    UPDATE 1: A photo was released by Funko that shows off the three plush characters as well as the previously mentioned Funko Pop figures.

    UPDATE 2: Two more photos were released by Funko that show closer looks at the three plush characters. View these photos as well as the photo from Update 1 below:



    Kingdom Hearts Funko Pop Plush Photo Kingdom Hearts Funko Pop Plush Photo 2 Kingdom Hearts Funko Pop Plush Photo 3

    UPDATE 3: A bunch more photos were released by KHInsider and Disney Dan. It included photos of both the plushies and the previously mentioned Funko Pop figures. A video has also been released. View the photos below:



    Funk TF 1 Funk TF 2 Funko TF 3 Funko TF 4 Funko TF 5 Funko TF 6 Funko TF 7 Funko TF 8 Funko TF 9

    View the video by Disney Dan here:


    Are you going to be adding these Kingdom Hearts plushies to your collection? Which characters are you hoping will be revealed? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

  25. The Japanese box art for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX has been updated

    The Twitter account for the Japanese Square Enix store has stated that the Japanese box art for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX has been updated. You can view the box art below:

    Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX Japanese box art