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  1. 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:

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

  2. 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)

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    • Mar 23 2017 10:08 PM
    • by neil98
  3. 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

  4. 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:

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    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:

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    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:

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    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!

  5. 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

  6. Kingdom Hearts TV show pitch put forward by drawer Seth Kearsley

    Less than a few hours ago, Seth Kearsley had stated in a post on his Twitter feed that he had exchanged emails and opened up a dialog that would allow him to pitch a do-over regarding a Kingdom Hearts animated television series.

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    No further details have been stated, though this is not the first time this particular animated Kingdom Hearts TV show had been proposed. For those who are unaware, Seth Kearsley had been approached shortly after Kingdom Hearts was released about creating an animated television series based off of it and this is a revival of that very same project, though whether or not it will have the same worlds, the same style or even the same game is uncertain.

    UPDATE: According to Seth Kearsley's latest tweets, he is still not sure if Disney will allow this project or not, but the talks for it have already begun. He also mentioned that the project would be an anime developed by Mir Studios with the Disney characters in cartoon style and developed by an external studio and it would take place in an alternate timeline from the games, but following the overall plot from them. This project would be aired after Kingdom Hearts III releases, according to Seth Kearsley's answer on Twitter. Keep in mind, however, that these are just Seth's thoughts and expectations about the project; nothing has currently been set in stone.

    What do you think about all of this? Are you excited about the prospect of a Kingdom Hearts animated series? Let us know in the comments below!

  7. Unboxing of the new Kingdom Hearts II Organization XIII Roxas Play Arts Kai figure that released last week in Japan

    Last week the Kingdom Hearts II Organization XIII Roxas Play Arts Kai figurine released in Japan, and now fans are starting to receive their shipments from the Square Enix online store. This figurine package offers Roxas in his Organization XIII coat with the Oathkeeper and Oblivion Keyblades. It can be found in the Square Enix Japanese online store, and is also available for pre-order within the Square Enix NA store, with a release date quoted at the end of May, 2017.

    Roxas is priced at $120.00 in the NA store, while it is listed at 12,360 yen in the JP store.

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    Here is a video displaying an unboxing of Kingdom Hearts II Roxas from a member of our news team, Toominator.


    Are you looking forward to receiving your Roxas figurine, or do you have plans to purchase one? Let us know in the comments below!

  8. A set of Kingdom Hearts Rockerz by Zag Toys have been revealed

    UCC Distributing has displayed a new set of Kingdom HeartsRockerz alongside the aforementioned Kingdom Hearts Domez figures by Zag Toys.

    The set consists of Sora with his Kingdom Hearts attire, Sora with his Kingdom Hearts II attire, Sora in his AntiForm Drive Form, Riku, Roxas, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Jack Skellington, a Shadow Heartless, and what appears to be a variant of a Shadow Heartless and a variant of Sora with his Kingdom Hearts II attire. They each will come in blind boxes. Their price and release date remains announced. Check out an image of the Kingdom Hearts Rockerz below:

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  9. New Kingdom Hearts Domez figures by Zag Toys have been announced

    UCC Distributing has revealed a Kingdom Hearts line of Domez figures by Zag Toys. The series of figures includes Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jack Skellington, Sora, Roxas, Axel, a Shadow Heartless, and a "special rare variant chase figure". They each come packaged in a blind bag. You can purchase them on Amazon each for $5.99. Take a look at the figures in the images below:

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    UPDATE: The Original Minis Facebook page is holding a giveaway for the Kingdom Hearts Domez figures. All you have to do to enter is follow them on Facebook, share the video to your Facebook wall, and comment on the Facebook post on who your favorite Kingdom Hearts character is. Five people will be chosen to win the Domez blind bags before they hit the shelves. The contest will last until February 28, 2017.

  10. A Kingdom Hearts version of Sephiroth has been revealed for Dissidia Final Fantasy

    On a Dissidia Final Fantasy livestream hosted by Square Enix, a Kingdom Hearts version of Sephiroth was revealed for Dissidia Final Fantasy as an outfit. It appears to be based off of his Kingdom Hearts variant, instead of his Kingdom Hearts II variant, just like how it was in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. You can check out a few screenshots of the livestream below:


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    You can view the livestream in its entirety here:
    (Sephiroth can be seen at around 34:37.)

  11. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX title selection screen revealed

    Today the official Japanese PlayStation website covered an article talking about Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX and revealed the official title selection screen of the game in a screenshot. You can view the title screen, in addition to some new in-game screenshots below:

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    Tell us your thoughts on the new title selection screen in the comment section below!

    • Mar 23 2017 10:15 PM
    • by neil98
  12. Walkthrough for Castle of Dreams finale in Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ now translated in English

    The Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ has reached the ending for Castle of Dreams. With that, Everglow has fully recorded and edited in English translations for the story, which can be seen below. The walkthrough goes from quests 646-660 in-game. Thanks goes to Catherine Mueller (nichiei.translations@gmail.com) for translations.


    The story for the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ will continue at a later date.

    Are you looking forward to playing Castle of Dreams in the English version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ? Let us know in the comments below!

    • Feb 21 2017 12:49 PM
    • by Jake
  13. New Kingdom Hearts artwork featuring Sora & Roxas by Tetsuya Nomura shown off in Japanese store

    In a local Japanese store, new Kingdom Hearts artwork has been shown off from Tetsuya Nomura, director of the series. This sketch by Tetsuya Nomura depicts Sora & Roxas across from each other with a message. You can check out the image below.

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    You can check out the message below translated by goldpanner.

    To Soft Collection of Sofmap Tokyo Shinjuku Store 2
    KINGDOM HEARTS HD2.5 Remix
    Game store clerks battle!
    POP Memories
    Twitter poll!
    Victory!!
    Thank you for the lovely POP!
    From the KH staff


    Thanks goes to Twitter user Yurinahp for the tip.

    • Mar 23 2017 10:16 PM
    • by Jake
  14. A Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX Limited Edition has been announced

    The official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account has announced the limited edition of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX for sale exclusively on the Square Enix Online Store. The Limited Edition contains both Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX for PS4, and a unique pin featuring Sora from the cover art of each of the two titles in the collection. You can view the promotional image included with the tweet below:

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  15. Movie to be displayed during the first Kingdom Hearts World Tour Concert in Japan

    During last month's Dengeki PlayStation interview with Kingdom Hearts series composer Yoko Shimomura, she was asked about the first concert of the Kingdom Hearts World Tour-taking place in Tokyo, Japan on March 10th in the Tokyo International Forum Hall. You can view the full interview here thanks to @goldpanner's translations!

    One interesting piece of information to come out of this interview was when she stated there would be a movie displayed in the hall, supervised by series director Tetsuya Nomura.

    —Was Mr. Nomura also involved in choosing the music?
    Shimoura: I chose the music and created a setlist, which Mr. Tetsu checked for me, and then I'd listen to his requests and give my own opinions. That's the general flow of how we decided things. Since Mr. Tetsu and I both chose music with the same line of thinking—that we wanted to make our fans happy—I am confident in the setlist I have for you all. By the way, Mr. Tetsu had said he wanted the wind orchestra and the orchestra concert to have a "two in one" configuration. Mr. Tetsu is also the supervisor of the movie that is going to play in the hall, so please look forward to that.



    What do you think this movie could be? Are you attending this concert or any of the other concerts? Let us know in the comments!

  16. Gamestop displays a digital version of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+.2.5 ReMIX on their website

    Gamestop USA has displayed Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX on their website as both a physical and digital purchase for $49.99. Many fans were pleased with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue also being a digital download. You can view the listing down below.


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    What do you think of this listing? Is it likely that Kingdom Hearts III may have a digital download also? Let us know in the comments! Credit to Down from NeoGaf and KHinsider for the tip!

  17. Seth Kearsley is exploring the possibility of releasing the pilot animatic of the cancelled Kingdom Hearts cartoon

    Former director and writer of the cancelled Kingdom Hearts cartoon, Seth Kearlsey, has stated that he is attempting to gain legal permission to reveal the pilot animatic. You can view his tweets below.


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    In addition, Seth was interviewed on February 2nd and during the 1:15:24 mark he begins to discuss the cancelled cartoon of Kingdom Hearts.

    Originally Seth pitched the concept of an animated show (not specifically Kingdom Hearts) rather than making a movie due to it having a longer shelf life and a better opportunity for marketing. Seth's agent suggested Kingdom Hearts as it would mix both American cartoons and Japanese anime together. After completing the original Kingdom Hearts in a week he read the pilot for an Aladdin episode, Seth disliked this idea as Aladdin was already it's own animated TV show. Moreover, Seth took inspiration from the popular anime Cowboy Bebop due it airing on Cartoon Network at the same time he was writing the script for the Kingdom Hearts cartoon.

    Around the 1:24:00 mark Seth discusses his attempt to gain legal permissions for the release of the pilot animatic. You can hear the full interview below.



    Credit goes to twitter user @KorgerKor for the tip!

  18. Kingdom Hearts III - Bring Arts Sora Available in June for Japan; August 2017 for North America

    A six inch PVC figurine of Sora from Kingdom Hearts III will be available June 17th, 2017 for the Japanese audience.

    A number of Sora's poses from the game can be recreated, according to the official Square Enix e-Store for Japan the model attempts to replicate the in-game CG. Along with Sora and his new Keyblade (name unknown as of this article), the Bring Arts features the Two Shot Blasters (unofficial name), a replacement face and six replacement hands. The figurine is priced at $61, £48 or €57 including tax and can be purchased here, however AmiAmi has listed the figurine at a price of $45, £36 or €42. Please be sure to double check AmiAmi for any extra costs such as shipping.

    You can view the Bring Arts Sora below.

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    UPDATE: The Kingdom Hearts III Sora Bring Arts figure is now available for pre-order on the North American Square Enix store. It has an approximate release of August 2017 and is available at a price of $69.99 USD.




    You can check out the official English description below.

    This action figure of Sora, the protagonist of KINGDOM HEARTS III, has been re-created with great detail even though it stands at only six inches tall. This easy-to-carry figure is so compact it fits right in the palm of your hands!
    With a wide range of motion in the articulated joints, you can recreate action poses and scenes from the game. Sora’s Keyblade, which comes in two separate forms, as well as plenty of other interchangeable hands and face parts are included with the figure to make him even more fun to pose.
    Paintwork that faithfully recreates the in-game CG, such as the crisp contrast of colors, creates a small but impressive figure.
    Figure includes display stand.

  19. Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Medal Box Releasing April 29th in Japan

    The official Japanese e-Store for Square Enix is now selling a set of Kingdom Hearts themed key rings based upon the medals found in Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ! The set features Kingdom Hearts II Mickey, Kingdom Hearts Cloud, Donald, Shadow, Axel, Roxas, Dream Drop Distance Sora, and Kingdom Hearts Riku. Currently, the collection is priced at $51, £40 or €47 euros.

    As the title states, the collection will be available April 29th in Japan. There is no confirmation of this box set being available anywhere else. The medals can be seen below and can be purchased from here.

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  20. Square Enix reveals Aqua Play Arts Kai figure releasing July 2017

    Square Enix have recently announced that Kingdom Hearts 0.2: A Fragmentary Passage Aqua will be joining the Kingdom Hearts Play Arts Kai line. The figure will be on display at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany from February 1st to February 6th. The release date and pricing for the figure haven't been announced yet.


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    Will you order a Aqua figure? Who do you want to see as a Play Arts Kai figure? Tell us in the comments below.

    UPDATE 1: A clearer photo of the Play Arts Kai has been taken, now displaying a clear release date of July 2017 for the figurine (far left photograph).

    UPDATE 2: The official North American Twitter account for Square Enix Merchandise has revealed a new image of the Aqua figure at the New York Toy Fair. You can view the image below:


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

    • Feb 21 2017 12:52 PM
    • by Leamax
  21. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX to feature PS4 Pro support.

    With the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue many fans have been ecstatic to play 0.2 in 4K 60fps with the PS4 Pro. The official Japanese hardware list for PS4 Pro support now displays Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX, which can be viewed below! Tetsuya Nomura has also mentioned that the four playable titles will run at 60fps on the standard PS4.

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    Update: It has been officially confirmed by Square Enix that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX will include support for 4K/60 fps on the Playstation 4 Pro.

    Are you excited to experience the the four playable titles in 4K? Let us know in the comments!

    Credit to Andrefpvs of NeoGAF for the find!

  22. Boxart for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 has been revealed by Amazon Canada

    The boxart for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX has been revealed via its listing on Amazon Canada. You can view the image below, thanks to reddit user m0rtadello.


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    Nomura previously stated that no new art would be made for this collection, and based off of this new image, it seems as though that holds true. What do you think of the boxart? Let us know in the comments!

    UPDATE 1: The boxart for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX has been uploaded and fixed by Square. The original upload had Xion's hand mysteriously disappear in this air. You can check it out below.


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    UPDATE 2: The back of the box has been shown off thanks to @K_Everwood on Twitter! View it below:


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  23. Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Box announced

    A Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Box was revealed on the Square Enix Japan e-Store, exclusively available for fans who preorder Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX. This box features the cover artwork pieces for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The box is intended to store players' copies of KH2.8, as well as the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX, set to be released in March.

    In his most recent interview with Famitsu Weekly, series director Tetsuya Nomura discussed plans to release a commemorative box for fans to store the games in, providing a special treat to collectors.

    This box will be available in limited quantities, and it is not currently known if an identical or similar product will be available in other regions.

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    Are you excited for such a special way to store your Kingdom Hearts collection? Let us know in the comments below!