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#1993677 Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Explained

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 12 October 2018 - 06:33 PM

Whoa seriously? So all this time my Player Character is repeating his adventures in the Realm of Sleep from the memories of his [Chi] life but without the Keyblade War?


Indeed.


#1993672 Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Explained

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 12 October 2018 - 05:24 PM

Okay this makes a little more sense to me now! So please help me if you can please?
 
So in Kingdom Hearts x [Chi] (the original x), is the real prequel to the Kingdom Hearts series right? In x [Chi] the Player character had already experiences in real time in the real world (Daybreak Town) before the first Keyblade War right? And in [Chi] all the Disney Worlds, Disney characters, heartless were illusions from the future made from the Book of Prophecies? Then eventually the Player Character was involved in the the first Keyblade War and almost died. But he was saved by Skuld and Ephemer and because they save him they put the Player Character in the Unchained Realm (Realm of Sleep)? And after that the Player Character woke up in the Unchained Realm (Realm of Sleep/Unchained x/Union X[Cross]) and thought the Keyblade War was a dream?


Yup! You're spot on.


#1993651 Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Explained

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 12 October 2018 - 06:29 AM

(This is a part of my "Explained" series of posts. To view my "Time Travel Explained" post, click here, to view my "Heartless, Nobodies, Unversed, and Dream Eaters Explained" post, click here, to view my "The Realm of Sleep Explained" post, click here, and to view my "The Braig/Xigbar Situation Explained" post, click here.)

To start this off, I will first have to explain the differences between all of the "χ" titles of Kingdom Hearts games:

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] was a Japanese-only browser game that is now discontinued. So, in order to experience this title, you can watch all of the story-related cutscenes translated to English in the YouTube playlist here. You can also watch a full English translated playthrough in the YouTube playlist here.

Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ was the name of an iOS and Android smartphone game before it got rebranded to "Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]."

Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is essentially a rebranding of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. You don't have to get Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, because by getting Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], you are getting Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, since it's a part of the title. They renamed the app to "Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]" to help promote the "season two" of the game, which is titled "Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]."

Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover is a movie included in the Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD collection for the PlayStation 4.

Yes, Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]Kingdom Hearts Unchained χKingdom Hearts χ Back Cover, and Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] are all different titles. They are not remakes or remasters of each other. Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is a sequel to Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is a rebranding of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, as well as the name of the "season two" of the game. Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover is a movie that tells some of the story of Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], but through the perspective of different characters. These things makes all of these separate Kingdom Hearts titles.

It's sort of difficult to explain how Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is a sequel to the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]without spoiling things, so here's an explanation that's light on spoilers and one that's heavy on spoilers:

Spoiler-light explanation: Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is a sequel to the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], because at the end of the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], something happened to the characters which causes them to go through their entire journey again, except without the finale (the Keyblade War). Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is you playing as the character from the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] going through their entire journey again, except without the finale. So, as you can see, Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ sort of acts as a mobile port of the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], as well as a sequel to it.

The "season two" of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, called "Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]" continues the game from after the characters have completed going through their entire journey a second time.

Spoiler-heavy explanation: A part of Ava's role given to her by The Master of Masters is to divide the Dandelions into five different Unions with their own Union leaders, just like how the Foretellers were the Union leaders of five different Unions. The five Dandelion Union Leaders are Ephemer, Skuld, Ventus, Brain, and Strelitzia.

Marluxia's original self, Lauriam, has killed Strelitzia, took her copy of the Dandelion Union Leader rule book, and then took her spot among the Dandelion Union Leaders.

They are to go into the Unchained realm (the realm of sleep) in order to prepare for the world after and to forget their moments of tragedy (their memories of the Keyblade War). To make this happen, the Chirithys owned by the Dandelions will bring their owners into the Unchained realm (they're Dream Eaters, so they can do this) and they have to lie to the Dandelions and say that the Keyblade War was just a dream and they can't tell them they're in the Unchained realm. This is all to make them forget their moments of tragedy because those memories won't be needed in the world after, according to The Master of Masters.

The only people who know about these lies that they have to tell the Dandelions are the Dandelion Union Leaders, Ava, The Master of Masters, and the Chirithys.

Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is a sequel to the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] that takes place in the Unchained realm. During the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], the Dandelions (as well as the soon to be Dandelion Union Leaders) went into the Unchained realm. The Dandelion Union Leaders then left the Unchained realm and came back to the real world after the Keyblade War ended, while the rest of the Dandelions stayed in the Unchained realm. The Player survived the Keyblade War, and Ephemer and Skuld decided to make the Player a late Dandelion. The Player's Chirithy took the Player to the Unchained realm and had them forget what happened. Now, this is when Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ begins. There, in the Unchained realm, the Player and all the Dandelions are repeating their entire journey from the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] over again in order to have them forget the Keyblade War and make it seem like it was just a dream. They're within their own dreams, just like how Sora was within his own dreams near the end of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Now, in the "season two" of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, called "Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]," the Player and the Dandelions have finally caught up with and gone through their entire journey from the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] over again (except without the Keyblade War). The Player has begun getting flashbacks from the Keyblade War. They think it's just from a dream though.

The group of Dandelion Union Leaders go from the Keyblade Graveyard back to Daybreak Town and decide to celebrate by providing new Spirits for the Dandelions. Ephemer goes with Skuld and Ventus to collect the necessary ingredients, while Brain and Lauriam stay behind in order to prepare. Soon after, a Chirithy approaches the Player and, using some of Player's Chirithy's fur, creates a "pet" Spirit for them.

In the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], the Foretellers used the Book of Prophecies to conjure up illusions/projections of worlds of the future. These are the Disney worlds in the game. In these projected worlds, the Keyblade wielders are to destroy Heartless (which are also conjured up projections from the future) in order to gather Lux (light) from the future.

In the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], all of the Disney worlds that the characters go to, all of the Disney characters that the characters meet, and all of the Heartless (except for Darklings) are just illusions/projections conjured up by the Book of Prophecies.

Since The Master of Masters and Luxu both disappeared and the Foretellers (presumably) died in the Keyblade War, there is no one to conjure up the illusory worlds of the future any more. So, The Master of Masters created data versions of the worlds in advance. The worlds that the Dandelions are going to in the Unchained realm are these data worlds.

Maleficent was stabbed by the Keyblade of Heart by Riku in the first Kingdom Hearts. This gave her the ability to time travel. So, she time traveled to the past in order to try and rewrite history and make it so she wasn't defeated. She time traveled to after the Keyblade War and ended up in the data version of Enchanted Dominion. A data version of herself exists there, so she was able to time travel there. She was unaware that it was a data world until a shadowy figure calling himself "Darkness" pointed it out to her. He explained that The Master of Masters knew she was going to do this, and prepared the data version of Enchanted Dominion to trap her in in advance, so that she would not be in the real world. He does not want her in the real world since she possesses memories and knowledge of the future. "Darkness" then explains to her that she needs to return to her own time.

If you would like to know how time travel works and how Maleficent was able to time travel since she was stabbed by a Keyblade, you can check out my "Time Travel Explained" post here. And if you would like to know more about the Unchained realm (the realm of sleep), you can check out my "The Realm of Sleep Explained" post here.

Here's a simple step-by-step of what you should do to experience the entire "χ" story:

1.) Watch the story-related cutscenes for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] translated to English. You can watch them in the YouTube playlist here. You can also watch a full English translated playthrough in the YouTube playlist here.

2.) Watch the Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover movie that's included in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. If you've already seen it, then watch it again since it will now make a lot more sense after watching the story-related cutscenes for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi].

3.) Watch the first cutscene in Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. This cutscene with Luxu takes place after Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover. If you've already seen it, then take a look at it again since it will make a lot more sense now.

4.) Download Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] for iOS or Android.

5.) Play Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] for iOS or Android. If you don't want to play it, then you can just watch the cutscenes. It's very repetitive and long, so I understand if you don't want to play it, but I recommend giving it a shot. If you don't like it and decide to just watch the story-related cutscenes, then you can watch them in the YouTube playlist here. The game is still ongoing, so I will update that playlist whenever new story-related cutscenes come out.

And that's it!


#1976067 Riku's new Keyblade

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 13 March 2018 - 07:46 PM

Kingdom Key and Kingdom Key D aren't any different from any other Keyblade of Light and Keyblade of Darkness as far as we know.

There are Keyblades of Light, Keyblades of Darkness, and a Keyblade of Heart. Keyblades of Light are Keyblades forged in the Realm of Light, Keyblades of Darkness are Keyblades forged in the Realm of Darkness when a world falls to darkness that a Keyblade of Light was obtained at, and the Keyblade of Heart is the Keyblade created from the Princesses of Heart's hearts. As far as we know, Kingdom Key and Kingdom Key D are not special in any way. Kingdom Key is just a Keyblade from the Realm of Light (a Keyblade of Light) and Kingdom Key D is just a Keyblade from the Realm of Darkness (a Keyblade of Darkness). Keyblades of Light were all forged by The Master of Masters way back in the Age of Fairy Tales by him reaching into the depths of people's hearts, Keyblades of Darkness are forged on a world that a Keyblade of Light was obtained by someone at once that world falls to darkness, and the Keyblade of Heart can be forged/reforged out of all of the Princesses of Heart's hearts.

 

It wouldn't make sense for there to be any Keyblades of Between since Keyblades forged in the Realm Between would also just be Keyblades of Light as far as we know.




#1975020 Why don't Donald and Goofy ever get new outfits?

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 27 February 2018 - 07:07 PM

Sora got a new outfit in KH1, KH2, DDD, and KH3. Riku got a new outfit in KH1, at the end of CoM, in KH2, DDD, and KH3. Kairi got a new outfit in KH1, KH2 and KH3. Mickey got a new outfit in BBS, KH1/CoM, KH2, and KH3.

So, why don't Donald and Goofy ever get new outfits? Sure, they have different outfits that they alternate between, such as their royal Disney Castle outfits, the outfits they wear when they adventure with Sora, and their casual classic Disney outfits, but they never get any new outfits like Sora, Riku, Kairi, and Mickey do. They've had the same three outfits ever since KH1. They need new adventure/battle outfits that maybe sort of match Sora's KH3 outfit, just like how Riku and Mickey's KH3 outfits match.

What do you think? Do you think Donald and Goofy should get new outfits? And why do you think they've never received new outfits?




#1974851 I hope we get to fight the Disney villains as bosses for each Disney world in...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 25 February 2018 - 07:10 PM

From what we've seen in Kingdom Hearts III trailers so far, we'll be fighting a Heartless boss in each world, and possibly an Organization XIII member in each world. The only Disney villains that we have seen so far, aside from Maleficent and Pete, are Hades and Lythos. I hope we will still be able to fight against the Disney villains for each respective world. I want to fight Zurg from Toy Story. I want to fight Lythos, Hydros, Pyros, Stratos, and the Cyclops from Hercules. I want to fight Randall from Monsters, Inc. I want to fight Mother Gothel from Tangled. And I want to fight Yokai from Big Hero 6.

We fought against Heartless bosses in KH2, as well as the Disney villains, but for Beast's Castle, we fought Xaldin instead of Gaston. I hope that the Organization XIII members in Kingdom Hearts III aren't taking the place of the Disney villains for each world like how Xaldin took the place of Gaston. It's possible that we don't even fight the Organization XIII members in the Disney worlds that they show up in in Kingdom Hearts III, and they just appear and talk to Sora to try to manipulate him like they did in Dream Drop Distance, but it seems like they are trying to make the Disney worlds more relevant to the overall plot (which is a good thing), so it seems sort of like the Organization XIII members might be taking the place of the Disney villains in order to make that happen. If we are going to fight the Organization XIII members in the Disney worlds, then I hope it doesn't replace the Disney villain boss fights, and they are just another separate boss fight instead.

Another point of concern is the fact that most of the Disney worlds will have new unique original plots that differ or continue from the respective Disney movies. This is a good thing because it's fixing something many people complained about from the previous games, which is having to play through the exact plot from the Disney movies, but it's a point of concern in regards to which characters will appear in the worlds. The fact that some of the worlds are having plots that continue from where the Disney movies left off could mean that we won't be fighting the Disney villains from those worlds, since they were defeated in the movies. I hope they find a way to make the villains return somehow, because not having a boss fight against Yokai in the Big Hero 6 world or a fight against Zurg or Stinky Pete in the Toy Story world would be a really big missed opportunity.

I might be overthinking things, but who knows.

What are your thoughts on this?




#1974374 Don't Think Twice/Chikai has really grown on me

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 21 February 2018 - 01:01 AM

When I first heard Don't Think Twice (called "Chikai" in Japanese), I was sort of on the fence about it. I got super emotional and teared up listening to it the first time because it's the KH3 Utada theme, but at the same time, I was sort of somewhat disappointed when I compared it to Simple And Clean and Sanctuary. But, after listening to it more and more, the more it grows on me. I absolutely love it now. It's a really beautiful song and it really sort of encompasses my feelings towards this series. I can understand why some people think it might be "meh," since I used to have somewhat of that mindset, but I love it now. It's grown on me so much.

I can just imagine hearing it as the credits roll for KH3 after a super emotional ending and super emotional game experience as a whole.




#1971109 Kingdom Hearts III Sora (Second Form) Bring Arts figure releasing May 30, 201...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 20 January 2018 - 06:17 PM

Back in September 2017, it was announced that there will be a new Kingdom Hearts Bring Arts figure of Sora in his new Second Form from Kingdom Hearts III that will be releasing in 2018. This new Drive Form of Sora's was first shown off in the Kingdom Hearts III - Orchestra Trailer. Second Form is tied to the Kingdom Key Keyblade and gives Sora's outfit the same colors as his Kingdom Hearts II outfit, and allows Sora to use abilities from Kingdom Hearts II and the first Kingdom Hearts, similar to how Limit Form worked in Kingdom Hearts II. So, the figure will also come with the Kingdom Key Keyblade.

Now, it has been revealed by Previews World that the Sora (Second Form) Bring Arts figure will be releasing May 30, 2018, and will be available to purchase for $59.99 USD. You can find out if you can pre-order it from your local comic shop here.

The product description for the Kingdom Hearts III Sora (Second Form) Bring Arts figure, provided by Previews World, can be seen below:

From Square Enix. A PREVIEWS Exclusive! 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.

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This is following the recent news that the Sora (Second Form) Bring Arts figure will be available to purchase at D23 Expo Japan 2018. The figure will cost ¥6,264 (approx. $56.69 USD), tax included. D23 Expo Japan 2018 will take place from February 10th - 12th, 2018. This figure is also a part of the D23 pre-order lottery, where it's available with only 2,000 copies. You can find out more about the figure being sold at D23 Expo Japan 2018 and the D23 pre-order lottery in the article here.

Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura has previously stated that "Second Form" is only a tentative name for the time being so this new Drive Form will possibly get a name change in the future.

What do you guys think about this figure? Will you be buying it as a companion to your Play Arts Kai figure of Kingdom Hearts III Sora, the upcoming Bring Arts figure of Sora's Kingdom Hearts III Guardian Form, or the upcoming Bring Arts figures of Sora, Donald, and Goofy from the Toy Story world in Kingdom Hearts III? Let us know in the comments below.

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#1970920 Kingdom Hearts Crown Watches will be available to purchase at D23 Expo Japan...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM

Two new Kingdom Hearts-themed watches are going to be made available to purchase at D23 Expo Japan 2018, which is taking place February 10th - 12th, 2018. Both of the watches are titled "Kingdom Hearts Watch -Crown-," and they will cost ¥21,600 (approx. $194.18 USD) each, tax included. The watches are identical aside from their color. One of them has a white watch face, and the other has a black watch face. They both a golden crown symbol on their face, and a black leather band.

These watches are also part of the D23 pre-order lottery, where they're available with only 30 copies each.

Kingdom Hearts Watch -Crown- White 1Kingdom Hearts Watch -Crown- White 2Kingdom Hearts Watch -Crown- Black 1Kingdom Hearts Watch -Crown- Black 2Kingdom Hearts Watch -Crown-a2a1f0e2869fcdc7fe8c07ddf5e56b20

Thanks to KH13 staff member Mio-chan for the translations!

These watches are similar to the Kingdom Hearts watch by K.uno that released on October 28, 2017 on ZOZOTOWN Rendez-Vous as a part of the retailer's Disney Lifestyle Collection. The main differences between them is that the crown symbol on the previous watch was black rather than the golden color it is on the recent two watches, as well as the D23 logo on the recent watches. You can find out more about the first watch here.

The Kingdom Hearts III Sora (Second Form) Bring Arts figure will be available to purchase at D23 Expo Japan 2018 as well, and it's also a part of the D23 pre-order lottery with only 2,000 copies available. Check out more about that in the article here.

What do you guys think about these watches? Let us know in the comments below.

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#1970848 All Kingdom Hearts titles in chronological order and release order & how...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 16 January 2018 - 10:22 PM

All Kingdom Hearts titles (not including remakes and remasters) in chronological order:

  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts II
  • Kingdom Hearts coded
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-
  • Kingdom Hearts III

All Kingdom Hearts titles (not including remakes and remasters) in release order:

  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts II
  • Kingdom Hearts coded
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-
  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]
  • Kingdom Hearts III

Explanations:
-Kingdom Hearts is a game for the PlayStation 2.
-Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories is a game for the Game Boy Advance.
-Kingdom Hearts II is a game for the PlayStation 2.
-Kingdom Hearts coded is a Japanese-only game for the Docomo Prime Series-P-01A Panasonic mobile phone.
-Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is a game for the Nintendo DS.
-Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep is a game for the PlayStation Portable.
-Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is a game for the Nintendo 3DS.
-Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] was a Japanese-only game for the browser.
-Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ was the name of an iOS and Android smartphone game before it got rebranded to "Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]."
-Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- is a game included in the Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD collection for the PlayStation 4.
-Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover is a movie included in the Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD collection for the PlayStation 4.
-Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is the name of an iOS and Android smartphone game. It used to be called "Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ." Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is also the name of the "season two" of this game.
-Kingdom Hearts III is the name of an upcoming game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will be the end of the Dark Seeker Saga, which all other games listed here are a part of as well.

All Kingdom Hearts titles (only including the most recent versions/remakes/remasters of each title) in chronological order:

  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-
  • Kingdom Hearts III

All Kingdom Hearts titles (only including the most recent versions/remakes/remasters of each title) in release order:

  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-
  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]
  • Kingdom Hearts III

Explanations:
-Kingdom Hearts Final Mix is a version of Kingdom Hearts with new added content. It's for the PlayStation 2.
-Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories is a remake of Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories for the PlayStation 2.
-Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix is a version of Kingdom Hearts II with with new added content. It's for the PlayStation 2.
-Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is a game for the Nintendo DS.
-Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is a remake of Kingdom Hearts coded for the Nintendo DS.
-Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix is a version of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep with new added content. It's for the PlayStation Portable.
-Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] was a Japanese-only game for the browser.
-Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ was the name of an iOS and Android smartphone game before it got rebranded to "Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]."
-Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD is an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance that's included in the Kingdom Hearts II.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD collection for the PlayStation 4.
-Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- is a game included in the Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD collection for the PlayStation 4.
-Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover is a movie included in the Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD collection for the PlayStation 4.
-Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is the name of an iOS and Android game. It used to be called "Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ." Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is also the name of the "season two" of this game.
-Kingdom Hearts III is the name of an upcoming game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will be the end of the Dark Seeker Saga, which all other games listed here are a part of as well.

All collections of Kingdom Hearts titles:

  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix +
  • Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Explanations:
-Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix + is a collection of Kingdom Hearts titles that includes Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. It's for the PlayStation 2.
-Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX is a collection of Kingdom Hearts titles that includes an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, a movie made out of HD remastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. It's for the PlayStation 3.
-Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX is a collection of Kingdom Hearts titles that includes an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and a movie made out of HD remastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. It's for the PlayStation 3.
-Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX is a collection of Kingdom Hearts titles that includes an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, a movie made out of HD remastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and a movie made out of HD remastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. It's for the PlayStation 4.
-Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a collection of Kingdom Hearts titles that includes Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HDKingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-, and Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover. It's for the PlayStation 4.

All collections of Kingdom Hearts title collections:

  • Kingdom Hearts Starter Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts Collector's Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX

Explanations:
-Kingdom Hearts Starter Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX is a collection of Kingdom Hearts title collections that includes Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX. It's for the PlayStation 3.
-Kingdom Hearts Collector's Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX is a collection of Kingdom Hearts title collections that includes Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX. It's for the PlayStation 3. The only difference between the Kingdom Hearts Collector's Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX and the Kingdom Hearts Starter Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX, is that the Kingdom Hearts Collector's Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX comes with a blu-ray music disc of Kingdom Hearts tracks and an artwork booklet.
How to experience the whole Kingdom Hearts series in its entirety and in the best possible way:
-If you want to experience the whole Kingdom Hearts series in its entirety and in the best possible way, then you need to play all of the titles mentioned in the "All Kingdom Hearts titles (only including the most recent versions/remakes/remasters of each title)" sections. To get the best and most rewarding experience that doesn't spoil plot twists and revelations, then you need to play all of those titles in release order. Except play Kingdom Hearts Re:coded after Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix. If you've already played most of the games and want to go for a second round and want a new way of experiencing the series, then you would play all of those titles in chronological order.

In order to get all of these titles in their best versions possible, then all you need to get are these titles:

  • Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]
  • Kingdom Hearts III

Explanations:
-Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX is a collection of Kingdom Hearts titles that includes an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, a movie made out of HD remastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and a movie made out of HD remastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. It's for the PlayStation 4.
-As it was just stated, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded are included in Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIXBut, they are only cutscene movies. To experience those titles in the best possible way, you need to play the original games on the Nintendo DS, as well as watch the cutscene movies.
-Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a collection of Kingdom Hearts titles that includes Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HDKingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-, and Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover. It's for the PlayStation 4.
-Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] was a Japanese-only browser game that is now discontinued. So, in order to experience this title, you can watch all of the story-related cutscenes translated to English in the YouTube playlist here. You can also watch a full English translated playthrough in the YouTube playlist here.
-Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is essentially a rebranding of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. You don't have to get Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, because by getting Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], you are getting Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, since it's a part of the title. They renamed the app to "Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]" to help promote the "season two" of the game, which is titled "Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]."
-Kingdom Hearts III is the name of an upcoming game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will be the end of the Dark Seeker Saga, which all other games listed here are a part of as well.

Notes:
-For those who might be confused, yes, Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]Kingdom Hearts Unchained χKingdom Hearts χ Back Cover, and Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] are all different titles. They are not remakes or remasters of each other. Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is a sequel to Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is a rebranding of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, as well as the name of the "season two" of the game. Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover is a movie that tells some of the story of Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], but through the perspective of different characters. These things makes all of these separate Kingdom Hearts titles.
-I only explained how you experience the Kingdom Hearts series in the it's fullest and the best possible way, which assumes that the person interested in doing so has a PlayStation 4, a Nintendo DS, an iOS or Android smartphone, and a way to watch YouTube videos. I did this because you simply can't experience the Kingdom Hearts series in it's fullest and the best possible way without these things. But, if you don't have a few of these things, then I made sure to provide enough information for the reader to be able to figure out what they're able to get in order to experience the Kingdom Hearts series in the best way that they're personally able to do.
-For those wondering, I put Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- after Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distancechronologically because the majority of the game is technically a flashback. The parts that aren't a flashback take place after Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.
-If any of this confuses you, I'll be happy to help and explain anything further in the comments.
-Kingdom Hearts III might not be the 13th Kingdom Hearts game, but it's the 13th Kingdom Hearts title. Nice job Nomura. This makes me think that one of the sole reasons for rebranding Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ to Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] was to make this happen lol

Non-canon spin-off Kingdom Hearts titles in release order:

  • Kingdom Hearts V CAST
  • Kingdom Hearts Mobile
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Magical Puzzle Clash
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Gummiship Studio

Explanations:
-Kingdom Hearts V CAST is a game for V Cast (Verizon Wireless's broadband service).
-Kingdom Hearts Mobile is a game for Docomo Prime Series-P-01A cell phones. It was also available for browser.
-Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Magical Puzzle Clash was a browser flash game.
-Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Gummiship Studio was a browser flash game.




#1970718 Secret Honey announces a Kingdom Hearts Organization XIII zip up parka is com...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 15 January 2018 - 05:45 PM

Japanese retailer Secret Honey, a brand for fashionable clothing, has announced a new licensed Kingdom Hearts parka hoodie for its Disney Collection. It will be available this weekend, and will come in both M and XL sizes. The M size hoodie will be at all stores, and the XL size hoodie will only be available at Ikebukuro PARCO and Rakuten Online.

The parka has a Keyblade & Crown icon sewed onto the end of the sleeve.

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UPDATE [Jan 16, 2017]: Secret Honey have revealed the appearance, price, and exact release date of the parka. It will be an Organization XIII black coat zip up parka for both men and women. It will be available to purchase on Rakuten Online and Rakuten Global Market starting January 19, 2018 at 18:00 JST for ¥25,920 ($233.80 USD) and will be available to purchase at all other stores on January 20, 2018 for ¥24,000 (approx. $216.48 USD), plus tax. You can purchase it on the Rakuten Global Market here and on Rakuten Online here when it becomes available. The new images of the parka can be seen in the gallery with the other images above.

In November 2017, Secret Honey revealed a licensed Kingdom Hearts Organization XIII coat and an Organization XIII Mickey short coat for women. They released on December 2, 2017. You can find out how their pricing and how to purchase them in the article here.

What do you think about this Organization XIII zip up parka? Are you looking forward to its release this weekend? Are you planning on picking it up? Let us know in the comments below.

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#1970412 The World Ends With You: Final Remix revealed for Nintendo Switch

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 11 January 2018 - 03:57 PM

Square Enix have revealed, during the Nintendo Direct Mini (1.11.2018), that The World Ends With You: Final Remix will be releasing later this year with upgraded graphics, Joy-Con support, touchscreen controls, and a sizable new scenario!

You can watch the announcement below, starting at 0:19.

Last year, Square Enix had infact stated that they have an interest in porting older games to the Nintendo Switch With CEO, Yosuke Matsuda, stating that they will not rule out any IP’s for the Nintendo Switch.

It worth noting that the possibility of the previous Kingdom Hearts games coming to the Nintendo Switch is not to be completely ruled out either, according to series director Tetsuya Nomura.

Previously, The World Ends With You characters where among the first of Square Enix’s IP’s (other than Final Fantasy) to be featured in the Kingdom Hearts series. In both Sora’s and Riku’s stories in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, during the farewell scenes between them and The World Ends With You characters, there were hints pointing towards the return of the characters and Sora reuniting with them in Shibuya.

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UPDATE [Jan 25, 2018]: On Januay 11, 2018, Nintendo Japan released new screenshots of The World Ends With You: Final Remix, and on January 14, 2018, the official Nintendo Tumblr account released new HQ renders for the characters Neku, Shiki, Beat, and Joshua from The World Ends With You: Final Remix. You can check out these new screenshots and character renders below:

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Will you be playing The World Ends With You: Final Remix on the Switch? Could Shibuya be a world in Kingdom Hearts III? Let us know down in the comments!

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#1970305 Why does Vanitas look like Sora?

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 10 January 2018 - 09:16 AM

So Vanitas was created after Ven and Sora's heart melted?


No, he was created when Xehanort ripped out the darkness half of Ventus' heart. Vanitas is the darkness half of Ven's heart and Ven is the light half. Vanitas grew a face when Ven and Sora's hearts connected.


#1969360 Why does Vanitas look like Sora?

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 28 December 2017 - 03:55 PM

After Xehanort extracted the darkness half of Ventus' heart to create Vanitas, Ventus' heart was fractured, so Xehanort left Ventus on Xehanort's boyhood home, Destiny Islands, to spend his last moments. But, Sora, a newborn baby at this point, unknowingly connected hearts with Ventus and helped mend Ventus' fractured heart. This connection caused Vanitas to take on the appearance of Sora. Since Vanitas is a part of Ventus and Ventus made that connection with Sora, Vanitas took on the appearance of Sora. When Vanitas was created, he was a faceless being. He grew a face due to the connection with Sora.




#1969224 Proof that Xigbar is connected to the Keyblade War

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 26 December 2017 - 02:51 PM

I don't see how two characters both having a red scarf means that they're connected or that it's proof of anything whatsoever. If anything at all, it's just a tiny bit of evidence that doesn't mean much in my opinion.

I'm not completely ruling out the possibility of what you're saying though. This is Kingdom Hearts we're talking about, crazier things have happened. And I wouldn't be surprised if what you're saying is true. It might very well be true. But, I don't believe we have sufficient evidence and proof to believe that it's the same scarf at the current moment. That might change in the future though, maybe even the near future.