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soraspromise

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#1918752 Copies of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue on shelves before rele...

Posted by soraspromise on Yesterday, 10:34 PM

A retail store in Germany has copies Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue already on the shelves for purchase, a whole week earlier than the worldwide release date set for January 24th, 2017. An image of the early copies out in the shelves has been provided thanks to Merilly and can be found below.

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#1918359 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue displays set up in Gamestop

Posted by soraspromise on Yesterday, 12:18 AM

With Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue's worldwide release soon approaching, displays advertising pre-orders for the limited edition of the game have begun to appear inside of GameStop stores.The GameStop display features images of the limited edition box, the official Disney Collector's pin included with the limited edition, and also advertises that Pro Members will receive double the points for pre-ordering Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.

Images of the display can be found below thanks to WakelessDream.

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#1916534 New promotional video shows off multiplayer mode in development for Kingdom H...

Posted by soraspromise on 11 January 2017 - 10:11 PM

The official Twitter accounts for both the Japanese and International versions of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ have posted a video showing off the new multiplayer mode that will be coming soon. The Tweet apologizes that it's not coming along as quickly as they hoped and is still in development, but to enjoy the preview in the video.

The video can be viewed below:


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#1915710 Pre-download for Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prol...

Posted by soraspromise on 09 January 2017 - 05:21 PM

The pre-download is now available on PSN for the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The download is 2.328 GB in total and screenshots of the download can be found below thanks to Everglow.

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#1914687 PlayStation Japan Blog features Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover details and new s...

Posted by soraspromise on 06 January 2017 - 01:29 PM

Shortly following their post on Birth by Sleep 0.2 -A Fragmentary Passage-, PlayStation Japan's blog has posted another feature, this time focusing on Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover, the cinematic component of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. Thank you to aibo_ac7 for the tip!

This new blog post features small blurbs about the cinematic itself, traits about the characters that appear throughout the cinematic, as well as a few new screenshots. Translations can be found below thanks to Catherine Mueller (nichiei.translations@gmail.com) as well as the screenshots from the blog post.

The world and characters of the theatrical production [KH X Back Cover] close in on the series' mysteries (3rd special/Dengeki PS)

[Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue] will appear on the PlayStation 4 as the series' newest release. This time, we'll check out one of the three productions in this package, the theatrical production [Kingdom Hearts X Back Cover (hereon KHXBC)]! This special edition of Dengeki PlayStation will cover the happenings of the oldest tale in the series.


[KHXBC] is an all-new theatrical production that runs a little less than an hour. By checking out the world and characters, we should be able to understand the story more deeply. There are all kinds of developments to keep pulling in the interest of the series' fans!


The series' oldest tale tells of the “back side”


The story of [KHXBC] is the story of what happened the in furthest point back in the [KH] series. It tells the story of the other side of the events of [KH Unchained X], a smart phone app that started September 2015. You can enjoy this product on its own, too, but it's no mistake to say that those who have played [KH Unchained X] will find it more interesting.


The setting is a town that exists someplace in the worlds, “Daybreak Town.” It will become clear as to what kind of people the “Foretellers”--the characters that guide the player in [KH Unchained X]--are, and what they're planning to do...


A story full of mystery will unfold with the Master and his apprentices!


The axes of this story are the six Foretellers under the powerful “Master of Masters.” Each of them received a Book of Prophecies, and the five Foretellers who come to run Unions are the main characters. Here, we'll take a more detailed look as to each of the characters.


Ira


The Foreteller who bears a unicorn mask and leads the Unicornis union. He has a reliable personality, and is often teased by the Master for being too serious.


Invi

<Nonsense.>


The Foreteller who bears a snake mask and leads the Anguis union. She has a noble personality and holds great faith in the Master.


Aced

<If that's so, then what about you!?>


The Foreteller who wears a bear mask and leads the Ursus union. He has a daring personality, but he can be too frank with his feelings and gets reckless.


Ava

<I want to protect the Master's teachings.>


The Foreteller who bears a fox mask and leads the Vulpeus union. She has a cautious personality, and it seems that other Keyblade wielders speak of her as a friend.


Gula

<Eh? This is a page of the Book of Prophecies, is it not?>


The Foreteller who wears a leopard mask and leads the Leopardus union. He has a collected personality, and it seems he does not have any feelings of fellowship toward the other Foretellers.

Luxu

<With a heart that follows the key...>


One of the six apprentices of the Master. He is the only one not to receive a Book of Prophecies, but instead, he was entrusted with a Keyblade and a black cloak.


Master of Masters

<Whoever the traitor might be, deal with it calmly, all right?>


A mysterious being who has six apprentices. He has eyes that can see the future, and in his grief of the future, he gave five of his apprentices Books of Prophecies and a mission.


Chirithy


(Left side of the picture) A mysterious cat-like being. He acts as the players' navigator in [KH Unchained X], but in this production...?


Ephemer

<Cheer up, okay?>


A Keyblade wielder. He's sociable and doesn't fear much, and even toward the Foretellers, this bright young man speaks in a carefree way.


There's a traitor amongst the Foretellers!?


The Foretellers received the Book of Prophecies and a mission from the Master, and they act based on his teachings. However, a fissure appeared in the five Foretellers' relationship as suddenly, one day, news of the existence of a “traitor” surfaces. Who on earth could be the traitor--plagued by their doubt, the balance of the Foretellers will gradually fall apart...


[KHXBC] is a theatrical production, and is only being produced as a movie (TN: i.e., they have no plans to make this a game, as per the previous interview). By checking out this content in advance, the story should be easier to understand, as well as to make conjectures. Well, since we'll tell you about [KH Dream Drop Distance HD] next time, please check it out!


The series' newest title is coming out soon, but if you reserve a copy through the PlayStation Store now, you'll get a special theme to use. There's still time, so don't miss it!


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#1914132 Birth by Sleep 0.2 -A Fragmentary Passage- ends with a lengthy scene leading...

Posted by soraspromise on 04 January 2017 - 07:58 PM

In Game Informer's review for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, it is stated that Birth by Sleep 0.2 -A Fragmentary Passage- ends with a lengthy cutscene that presumably leads into the beginning of Kingdom Hearts III. Gameinformer describes the scene as characters "embarking on the next part of their journey" and that the scene overall moves the story forward.

What do you think we'll see at the end of Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage-? Let us know in the comments below!

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#1912534 Nomura hints at customization being a possible element in Kingdom Hearts III...

Posted by soraspromise on 31 December 2016 - 12:43 AM

In an extended version of Dengeki PlayStation's interview with Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura, the question was asked of whether or not Kingdom Hearts III would also have customization as a game feature.

Tetsuya Nomura answered that it would be considered depending on the reaction towards the feature in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep 0.2 -A Fragmentary Passage- as well as the consideration of whether or not they have the time to implement it.

You can find the direct quote from the interview below, with translations thanks to Catherine Mueller (nichiei.translations@gmail.com).

--The character decoration is the first in the series and is a novel component.

I thought that we needed something fun to play around with even in with the game's jam-packed volume, so the staff devised this at the last minute for me. It really changes the character's look, so please gather a lot of items and design your own Aqua.

--Will you use the decoration feature in [KHIII]?

We knew we could insert that feature into the game this time, but whether or not we can with [KHIII]...we have other priorities ahead of us so it depends on time, but we'll look at the reaction with [KH0.2] and consider it.

Would you like to see customization in Kingdom Hearts III? Let us know in the comments!

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#1911468 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue featured in Square Enix Members...

Posted by soraspromise on 27 December 2016 - 10:42 PM

Square Enix Members Japan has released their first three calendar wallpapers for 2017 with January featuring the cover art for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. This calendar is available as wallpapers in multiple sizes for PC, Android, as well as iPhone. Thanks to aibo_ac7 for the tip!

A preview of the wallpaper can be found below as well as the full sized wallpapers.


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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will release in Japan on January 12, 2017 and worldwide on January 24th, 2017.

Will you be using this calendar? Let us know in the comments!

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#1911298 Hokanko Alt blog post gives details of Famitsu review of Kingdom Hearts HD 2....

Posted by soraspromise on 27 December 2016 - 01:56 PM

Among reviews for various other new games, Hokanko Alt's look into Famitsu's review for the game gives fans a few new insights into Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. Thanks to aibo_ac7 for the tip!

Their review starts off by saying that Dream Drop Distance HD took around 35 hours to clear, while Birth by Sleep 0.2 -A Fragmentary Passage- took around 3 to 4 hours. It also goes on to say that depending on individual play style, that time can easily be doubled.

It also says that the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a great build up for Kingdom Hearts III and also say that Dream Drop Distance HD almost feels like a full remake. The 60 FPS is very smooth and the play is comfortable. They also highly praise Birth by Sleep 0.2, but also say that they wish there was just a little more volume to it. Not much was said about Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover other than it is definitely worth seeing.

Their final scores for the whole collection are 8/9/8/9.

Update: The full review is now available from Famitsu Weekly. Translations and scans can be found below with translations provided by Catherine Mueller (nichiei.translations@gmail.com).

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 FINAL CHAPTER PROLOGUE

PS4 PlayStation4

Square Enix

Release Date 1/12/2017

6800 yen before tax (7344 tax included)

Action RPG


A record of three tales that tie into the upcoming [Kingdom Hearts III]--the brand-new short story [0.2], the theatrical production [X BC], and the 3D HD remaster of the 2012 release [DDD]


Maker Survey:


[Target Audience]

[KH] and [FF] series fans, Square Enix fans, RPG and action game fans, Disney fans


[Average play time]

[DDD] has a clear time of 35 hours, [0.2] will take about 3 to 4 hours to clear, depending on one's play style--you can enjoy it even longer than that



Yoshida:

This is content that really is steered toward the series fans with the HD remake, along with its new short story and theatrical production. Since this is the first series title to be released on the PS4, by exploring with the short title [0.2], we strongly feel that you will be able to feel even more hopeful for the release of [III]. I'm happy to be releasing three different productions on this system, but when you all understand the weight of it more, that will be even better.


Ashida:

In order to strengthen the hopes of the fans, we're releasing these three totally different productions that will all tie into [Kingdom Hearts III]. I'm fascinated by the new story we can see in [0.2] with Aqua, and it's the best feeling seeing each of her actions flow together. I have a good feeling with [X BC], too. The “free flow action” in [DDD] is exhilarating, and I'm happy that the play style has become so pleasant with the improvement to 60fps.

Namuko:

With movements as smooth as flying through the sky, playing in a fighting style that heavily relies on magic goes well with Disney worlds. The remaster of [DDD], which has a more cartoonish touch, is of course included in this, and so is [0.2], which seems like a movie on the PS4--I really felt that feeling again watching them. In regards to the things we've used in the stories thus far, it may leave new users a bit hazy at first, but they do not hinder the player's ability to enjoy the games.


Bunbun-Maru:

This is a great product to review the story that will connect us into [III]. The world of [Kingdom Hearts] that's shown on the PS4 is, as expected, brilliant. Since [3D] has been remade in full to HD, if you feel the wonder in that, please buy it. Several things in the game make it easier to play, and I'm happy to see that the new production [0.2] is included as well, but I do wish that one had a bit more volume.



THIS WEEK!

Buy it this week!


If you're a fan lying in wait of [III], [Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8] is a title you can't miss. [STEEP] is an important title in which you can explore an open world in the snowy mountains. Also, for those using the PS VR, in [Roller Coaster Dreams], you can make an original jet coaster and fly around. (Ranbu Yoshida)


First is [New Dangan Ronpa V3]. There are a lot of new nuances added to the “school trials,” but it's nice that it hasn't become more difficult. [Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8] is definitely one not to be missed by its fans. [Treasure Defender] is a game you'll want to play over and over until you have cleared the game without losing a single treasure to the thieves. (Jigoro Ashida)


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What do you think of the reviews coming in so far for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue? Let us know in the comments.


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#1907527 Coverage: Kingdom Hearts at Jump Festa 2017

Posted by soraspromise on 16 December 2016 - 10:50 AM

Welcome to KH13’s coverage for Jump Festa 2017! Jump Festa is an expo based in Tokyo, Japan, that focuses on a vast variety of content such as manga, anime, video games, as well as merchandise. Jump Festa 2017 will take place on December 17th and December 18th of 2016 and both Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX have been confirmed to appear at the event.

It was also announced that Christmas Cards will also be given away at Jump Festa 2017 by the Square Enix booth, with one of the designs featuring the cover art from Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. Square Enix also included Kingdom Hearts series merchandise inside of lucky bags for sale in anticipation of Jump Festa.

Stay tuned to KH13 and all of its social media accounts for the latest Jump Festa news!

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Pre-Show

(December 16th, 2016- 1:11 AM, USA EST) Square Enix Events Japan tweets out a picture of the Square Enix booth set up for Jump Festa!
(December 16th, 2016- 11:50 AM, USA EST) Square Enix is selling a variety of merchandise at their booth!

Day 1

(December 16th, 2016- 7:25 PM, USA EST) Square Enix is distributing Kingdom Hearts-themed Christmas cards to attendees!
(December 16th, 2016- 7:50 PM, USA EST) Square Enix have unveiled a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX!
(December 16th, 2016- 6:50 PM, USA EST) Square Enix is holding a Christmas lottery on-stage at their booth!
(December 16th, 2016- 10:03 PM, USA EST) Square Enix Presents has begun!
(December 16th, 2016- 10:09 PM, USA EST) Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix are being displayed at Square Enix Presents!
(December 16th, 2016- 10:21 PM, USA EST) A new Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix trailer has been revealed at Square Enix Presents!

You can view the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX trailer below.




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#1904742 [Updated]Get Christmas Sora medals, Premium Winter Mickey & Minnie avatar...

Posted by soraspromise on 11 December 2016 - 11:05 PM

The official International KHUX Twitter has announced that a new event will start at December 12th at midnight PT! This event features festive Heartless that give you the potential to earn Christmas Sora medals!

 

Clear quest objectives to get Christmas Sora medals! They may also drop from enemies.

Christmas Sora is a 2 SP cost, AoE, Tier 3 Guilt medal and gives a +1 Attack and Defense buff for the turn.

 

Next, Winter Minnie and Mickey boards are now open for purchase for 2500 Jewels each! Their contents are as follows:

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Lastly, earn Jewels and level up your Nova attack with a new set of event quests! Along with daily Jewels, these quests can drop 5★ or 6★ Tier 1 Guilt medals, depending on the day of the week:

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#1903704 Support for Android 7.1 will roll out in a few days for KHUX

Posted by soraspromise on 09 December 2016 - 08:15 AM

The official international Twitter account for KHUX has tweeted that support for Android 7.1 will be rolled out in a few days and to "hang in there".

 

Stay tuned for more info! 




#1903703 "Hikari -Ray of Hope REMIX-" closes out Utada Hikaru's "Sanju...

Posted by soraspromise on 09 December 2016 - 08:05 AM

Celebrating her return to music, Utada Hikaru's "Sanjudai wa Hodohodo" event started off with fan questions submitted through Twitter followed by a beautiful performance of two of her songs. To close out the event, special guest PUNPEE played Hikari -Ray of Hope REMIX- which continued into the credits. PUNPEE, the producer behind the -Ray of Hope- remixes, also mentioned that this song would be the opening song for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue to the livestream audience.

Utada Hikaru and PUNPEE's collaborations on both "Hikari" and "Simple and Clean" will be available on the "Hikari (Ray of Hope REMIX)" EP which will release on January 11th, 2017 and is now available for pre-order through iTunes Japan.

What was your favorite part of Utada Hikari's special livestream? Let us know in the comments!

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#1903316 Aqua's outfit will be customizable in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter...

Posted by soraspromise on 08 December 2016 - 01:38 PM

Over at KHinsider they are saying this is sexualization.... Some people have no idea what that word means...

 

I wonder if they're saying that because of the cat ears. But the cat ears are based off of Figaro (from Pinnocchio) and the Disney Parks sell all sorts of ears/hats/etc like that. Also it's a clear reference to KHX/KHUX so -shrug- definitely don't know where they're getting that idea.




#1903247 Aqua's outfit will be customizable in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter...

Posted by soraspromise on 08 December 2016 - 11:09 AM

The latest Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue trailer revealed that Aqua's outfit in Birth by Sleep 0.2 -A Fragmentary Passage- will be almost completely customizable. The trailer first shows off things like Cat ears and Minnie mouse ears, much like what you find in Kingdom Hearts χ and Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. Aqua's outfit could also be customized in color, design, and there were also different styles of wings and shoulder pads that could be added.

The customizable outfits were also specifically shown off in gameplay as well. However, the trailer did not feature any cutscenes with those so it is unknown currently whether or not those customizations will transfer over into the story portion of the game.

Screenshots of the accessories and color palettes previewed in the trailer can be found below

Cat earscolorscustom outfit In gameplayMinnie earsRed wingsshoulder padswhole outfit changeswings And other alterations

Do you think these outfit customizations will provide stat differences like in Final Fantasy XV? Also, do you think customization will be coming to Kingdom Hearts III as well? Let us know in the comments!

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