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maresalis

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#1981325 Kingdom Hearts III demo to be available at E3 2018!

Posted by maresalis on 25 May 2018 - 04:13 PM

In a tweet thanking those who attended the KH3 Premiere, @SquareEnixUSA confirmed that they will be providing fans and attendees of this years Electronic Entertainment Expo with the opportunity to play Kingdom Hearts III at their show booth!

E3 2018 will be held in Los Angeles, California from June 12th-14th! Square Enix hosting their own press conference June 11th at 10pm PT which will be streamed in both English and Japanese!

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#1981206 Listen to the extended preview of Utada Hikaru's "Chikai"!

Posted by maresalis on 24 May 2018 - 01:24 PM

As we near the release of Utada Hikaru's seventh album, Hatuskoi, her website has uploaded an extended look at the highly anticipated Japanese track "Chikai".

The song has received a 43 second sound clip that can be previewed here on her website. "Chikai" or "Oath" will be the fourth song on her new album and is noted on her site as being the theme from Kingdom Hearts III!

Hatsukoi will be released on June 27th, 2018 and is currently available for pre-order through CDJapan!

Are you as excited as we are for the new theme? Let us know in the comments below!

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#1981201 NEW EPSIODE: Everglow's KINGDOM HEARTS TIMELINE - Birth By Sleep

Posted by maresalis on 24 May 2018 - 12:22 PM

UPDATE: Episode 18 of Everglow's series KINGDOM HEARTS TIMELINE has been released!

KINGDOM HEARTS TIMELINE is an episodic look at the events of the Kingdom Hearts series, compiled chronologically. Featuring important scenes and gameplay from all games, Everglow works hard towards having a "perfect road to the final chapter of the Xehanort Saga".

You can view the latest episodes of KINGDOM HEARTS TIMELINE Birth by Sleep below:



Episode 17: A Pure Heart Filled with Light
Episode 16: Keep on Believing
Episode 15: Off on the Wrong Foot
Episode 14: Departure
Episode 13: The Mark of Mastery
Episode 12: Birth by Sleep

Keeping up with KINGDOM HEARTS TIMELINE? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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#1980434 Utada Hikaru's "HATSUKOI" receives track list and cover

Posted by maresalis on 16 May 2018 - 11:22 AM

A track list and cover art have been released for Utada Hikaru’s highly anticipated album Hatsukoi!




Hatsukoi Cover


The new album comes after the success of Fantome in 2016 which marked her return to music after a hiatus. Hatsukoi, meaning “First Love” (an homage to her first album of the same name), will feature twelve songs including singles such as “Forevermore” from the TV drama Gomen Ai Shiteru,Play a Love Song”, “Anata”, and “Chikai” the theme from the upcoming game Kingdom Hearts 3.

This will be Utada’s seventh studio album and 20th anniversary with her debut single Automatic/Time Will Tell releasing December 1998. Utada Hikaru will also launch into her first Japan tour since 2006 at the beginning of November!

Hatsukoi will be released on June 27th, 2018 and is currently available for pre-order through CDJapan!


HATSUKOI

1. Play a Love Song

2. Anata

3. Hatsukoi

4. Chikai

5. Forevermore

6. Too Proud feat. Jevon

7. Good Night

8. Pakuchii no Uta

9. Nokoriga

10. Oozora de Dakishimete

11. Yuunagi

12. Shittosarerubeki Jinsei


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#1978828 Kingdom Hearts umbrella available for pre-order from the Square Enix Japan Store

Posted by maresalis on 25 April 2018 - 11:53 PM

Spring has sprung at the Square Enix Japan Store with the new Kingdom Hearts umbrella now available for pre-order!

The black and white canopy features some of the iconic symbols from the series and will release on June 29th, 2018 for ¥2,916 (26.67 USD)!



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#1978144 Exclusive new Kingdom Hearts III video at the Dandelion Meeting reveals over...

Posted by maresalis on 15 April 2018 - 05:00 PM

During the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]: Dandelion Meeting, new and exclusive Kingdom Hearts III footage was revealed, featuring Giantland, a minigame previously shown at the D23 Expo 2017 Japan.

A recorded message by co-director Tai Yasue was shown, in which he talked about Giantland and said that it was created completely with Unreal Engine 4.

In regards to LCD-type games, Kingdom Hearts III will feature over 20 different minigames! These will include elements such as carnival games, rearranging pipes, collecting eggs, and more. These games will be playable through a Game and Watch-style handheld device that Sora himself can play with; it is accessible in Twilight Town, where Sora was seen playing with it on a bench.

It's been confirmed that Giantland is the name of one of the mini-games. The mini-games are based on short films that Mickey starred in the 1930's. Two other mini-games, Barnyard Battle and Musical Farmer, were playable at the meeting.

To the delight of the audience, these minigames were made available to the attendees to play at the event! This footage was shown to those in attendance at the event and was later released on Youtube. You can view the trailer below.


Screenshots of a few of the mini-games have been released. You can view them in the gallery below.


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UPDATE: News Team staff Raxaimus got a picture of one of the mini-games: The Barnyard Battle.




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What do you think of the new information? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow our continuing coverage of the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Dandelion Meeting!

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#1977959 Review: Project Destati shines bright through DARKNESS

Posted by maresalis on 13 April 2018 - 03:13 PM

Impassioned by both music and video games, Kristin Naigus, David Russell, and Sebastian Wolff, the musicians behind Project Destati have aimed to reawaken the Kingdom Hearts soundtrack and celebrate its ambition and complexity. With a full orchestra and their own arrangements, they began to captivate the community with their beautiful and sometimes ingenious compositions. Their latest album, DARKNESS, continues to hit the mark, mastering the elements that made the songs we know and love and adding a flare of their own.

The formula was simple: orchestral reimaginings of a nostalgia-infused soundtrack paired with an unforgettable melody, blending together to reorchestrate beloved songs.

Both LIGHT and their debut album AWAKENING played with this equation. Melodies from Dearly Beloved, Roxas, and Hikari found themselves tucked into character, world, and battle themes. There wasn’t a song you couldn’t find these themes in and more hidden within. It became very akin to their musical stylings and showcased their devotion to the source material and displayed a love and understanding for the thematics that composer Yoko Shimomura and company built while composing the Kingdom Hearts soundtrack.

DARKNESS is no exception to this.


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The album opens with an overture built around familiar tracks and the new themes you will find throughout DARKNESS, bringing it all together to set the stage for the new 30-track set list. Jam-packed with highlights from Kingdom Hearts II, Birth by Sleep, 358/2 Days, Union χ[Cross], and more, there is a new maturity in the music that shows a penchant for originality that Project Destati has always exhibited in their reorchestrations. Tracks such as Ventus, Future Masters, and Daybreak Town take on lives of their own, drawing in Celtic inspiration and refreshing tempos. Magical Mystery, Home of Dragons, and A Day in Agrabah elevate the world themes with clever homages to their Disney counterparts. Even the return of the piano duet with Utada Hikaru’s Passion is a fervent spectacle that is perhaps the most ethereal of the tracks, displaying the intensity and talent we’ve come to expect.

The pièce de résistance, Xion, is a near eleven minute epic and what feels like the heart and soul of the entire project. Anyone familiar with Project Destati will have noticed the #XionLives plug they’ve used leading up to DARKNESS. The motif has been hidden throughout this album in a variety of ways, yearning to be found. The highly anticipated track is wrought with emotion, embodying the tragedy of the titular character as it evolves a simple melancholic melody into a haunting symphonic ballad. Much of the arrangement feels intentional. From the dynamic texture imitating the rise and fall of the sea to the inclusion of Roxas, these grabs are both symbolic and weighty given the context of the story the music is trying to tell. Needless to say, this will be a song not easily forgotten.

If you are a fan of Kingdom Hearts and its music, I implore you give DARKNESS a listen. There is so much more to explore in each song that we’ve only just scratched the surface. The arrangements are smart, colourful, and beautifully orchestrated with attention to themes and melodies that will let you relive every moment the soundtrack provides in new and unimaginable ways.

If you want to learn more about Project Destati and their projects, check out their website here!

DARKNESS is available for purchase digitally at bandcamp, iTunes, TIDAL, and Google Play, available to stream on Amazon, Deezer, Kkbox, and Spotify, or pre-order the limited edition CD + digital album here!



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#1977425 Kingdom Hearts II Goofy S.H.Figuarts figure to release on April 21, 2018

Posted by maresalis on 05 April 2018 - 05:04 PM

Goofy joins the fight! Bandai’s Tamashii Nations has provided an update on their Kingdom Hearts II Goofy S.H.Figuarts figure with a release date of April 21, 2018! Retail cost of the figure will be ¥5,940 (55.30 USD). The set will included various facial expressions, additional hand poses, and Goofy's iconic Knight's Shield! Goofy joins Sora, Donald, and King Mickey in the S.H.Figuarts collection!

You can pre-order Goofy S.H. Figuarts figure at AmiAmi!


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#1977180 New Kingdom Hearts mobile accessories and more available now from Belle Maiso...

Posted by maresalis on 01 April 2018 - 11:42 AM

New Kingdom Hearts merchandise has been made available for purchase on Belle Maison Japan’s Disney Fantasy Shop! Included in the new wares are iPhone cases, mobile chargers, phone rings, and a clock and wall decal featuring Sora's Dive into the Heart stained glass!

You can buy them here:

Stained Glass Wall DecalStained Glass ClockNotebook-style iPhone CaseNotebook-style iPhone CasePhone ChargerPhone ChargerStained Glass Phone RingMickey Mouse Phone Ring


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