Kingdom Hearts III Bring Arts Riku is available for pre-order on Square Enix Japan and AmiAmi. Square Enix Japan has the figure listed for 7,344 yen (about $70.00) and releasing on July 7th, 2018 while AmiAmi has it discounted by 25% for a price of 5,500 yen (about $52.00) with a July 2018 release date. You can view the gallery of the figure below.
Specifications for the figure are available on AmiAmi. You can view them below.
Pre-painted Complete Action Figure Size: Approx. W58mm x D39mm x H164mm Material: PVC
[Set Contents] -Main figure -Bring Arts base -Keyblade -Optional face -Optional hands x4
A description from Square Enix Japan is also available. You can view it below. (Thanks to KH13 Staff member NihonScribe for the translation)
From the 6in. Bring Arts line, Riku makes his appearance!
From throughout his adventure in the Dark Seeker Saga, Riku has been faithfully reproduced, showing his daring growth. Up until his hairstyle, facial expression, and costume folds were decided, all were tenderly molded and expressed in detailed color, leading to an impressive finish. Besides securing adequate range of motion, there are two replaceable expression parts and 6 different wrist parts included, allowing for a variety of poses you can enjoy when recreating scenes.
UPDATE [Mar 5, 2018]: You can now pre-order Kingdom Hearts III Riku Bring Arts at the Square Enix Store - Europe for €61.19/£53.99, and save 10% off of the original price of €67.99/£59.99. The Kingdom Hearts III Riku Bring Arts releases September 2018.
UPDATE [Mar 5, 2018]: You can now pre-order Kingdom Hearts III Riku Bring Arts at the Square Enix Store - North America for $62.99, and save 10% off of the original price of $69.99, until March 15, 2018. The Kingdom Hearts III Riku Bring Arts releases August 2018.
A Kingdom Hearts-style wallet is now available for purchase at Spencer's stores and their online shop. The wallet, colorized in black and red with the Heartless and Nobody symbols together and the Kingdom Hearts logo, cost $19.99. You can view the gallery of the wallet below.
The description of the wallet can be viewed below:
Let Disney lend you a helping hand in storage and organization! This officially licensed Kingdom Hearts wallet offers you four credit card slots and one cash compartment for organization and more! Perfect for every Kingdom Hearts fan.
Pockets: 4 credit card slots, 1 cash compartment
Dimensions: 4.5" H x 3.3" W
Material: Polyurethane, cotton, polyester
Care: Spot clean
What do you think of this wallet? Let us know in the comments below!
The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- Facebook page has announced a new tour for later this year. The tour, Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- Encore, will feature18 stops in 18 cities, including 11 stop in the United States.
Tickets will be available for pre-sale starting on March 4th on Wildfaery at 12:00 PM local time for some of the stops while the rest of the stops will have public tickets available starting on March 13th. You can view the list of stops and dates below:
Los Angeles, California - June 9, 2018
Sydney, Australia - July 7, 2018
Chicago, Illinois - July 13, 2018
Detroit, Michigan - July 14, 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - July 16, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts - July 19, 2018
Toronto, Canada - July 21, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia - July 26, 2018
Dallas, Texas - July 28, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - August 2, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona - August 4, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada - August 5, 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii - August 12, 2018
Sao Paolo, Brazil - September 8-9, 2018
Munich, Germany - September 15, 2018
Milan, Italy - September 22, 2018
Seoul, South Korea - October 6, 2018
Mexico City, Mexico - October 20, 2018
In addition to the shows planned for 2018, there are plans to renew the tour for 2019. You can read more from the official press release below.
KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra-World Tour- Encore!
The official KINGDOM HEARTS video game concert series
goes back on tour starting June 2018.
The acclaimed world-class quality orchestral performances will move
tens of thousands more fans around the globe!
After celebrating the 15th anniversary of the KINGDOM HEARTS video game series in major cities with the launch of the first-ever official orchestral concert tour in 2017, the KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra - World Tour - concert series will be back on the road for a second wave of worldwide performances starting June 2018.
1- Composer Yoko Shimomura in Attendance (Select Cities Only)
Select shows will feature music composer Yoko Shimomura as a special guest. She will appear on stage, and 100 VIP tickets are available for each show to meet and greet with her after the performance (one signature and one photo per person). Yoko Shimomura will appear for a limited number of shows due to a busy schedule. Check the schedule above for appearance information.
2- Exclusive Merchandising Lineup
The KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour – features an exclusive line of products that are only available for sale at each performance. A stunning 48-page concert program will be available featuring the first-ever cross-interview between director Tetsuya Nomura and composer Yoko Shimomura, along with many music notes and gorgeous illustrations. In addition to the program, fans will find an official T-shirt with an original illustration of Sora’s Chief Conductor Keyblade with a stand in a deluxe box, as well as an elegant pouch and a cardholder.
3- Special-Edition CD
Twelve pieces from the concert have been recorded in their unique concert’s arranged version for a special-edition CD, with a gold-embossed package. Fans can relive their experience at the concert from the comfort of their home after the show!
This will be the 3rd tour for the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra. The first one, First Breath, was back in 2016 while the 2nd one, World Tour, was in 2017.
UPDATE [Mar 7, 2018]: Following the pre-sale of concert tickets for select locations, more information about the general sales has been made available. Read below for information about when and where you can purchase tickets during the general sales for the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra.
Pre-sales for a number of locations are ongoing. All general sales will commence on March 13, with the exception of the Los Angeles tickets, which will be sold starting March 26, 2018.
Los Angeles (USA) – June 9, 2018 – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Pre-sales Terminated. All tickets category except VIP will be available starting March 26, 2018 at www.musiccenter.org
Kingdom Hearts IIIwill be featured in the next issue of Weekly Famitsu. This issue, releasing on February 22nd, will contain information about the Monsters, Inc. world, which was announced during the Kingdom Hearts Fan Event at D23 Japan 2018 in form of a new trailer, along with the 'Link' system. You can view the teaser scan below.
Here is the summary of the article. (Translations by KH13 Staff member Mio-chan)
“Kingdom Hearts III introduce a new world Monsters, Inc. , and a Link system (First weekly publication)
Various events were performed at the Disney Fan Festival D23 Expo Japan 2018 .
During the Kingdom Hearts Premium Theater 2018 held on February 10, 2018, new informations have been revealed to the public. Famitsu March’s issue will summarizes the informations.
Informations about the new world Monsters, Inc. , Riku & King Mickey’s costume and hairstyle, and battle scenes showing the Link system (among others) have been posted.”
UPDATE [Feb 21, 2018]: The March 8th edition of Weekly Famitsu has been released. Kingdom Hearts III appears in a 6-page spread with a recap of the D23 Japan 2018 Monsters, Inc. trailer and D23 Japan 2018 "Don't Think Twice/Chikai" trailer. You can view the scans in the gallery below.
One interesting piece of information that was mentioned was the Link system. We have a translation of this part, which you can read below. (Translations by KH13 staff member Mio-chan)
"In KH Birth By Sleep, the Dimentional Link system allowed you to temporary borrow the power of a distant ally. Fulfilling certain conditions, Ariel and Meow Wow (among others) who have connected to Sora’s heart will appear and do various effects."
Welcome to KH13.com’s coverage of D23 Expo Japan 2018, which returns to Tokyo Disney Resort on February 10-12, 2018, for a third time to celebrate all things Disney!
This time, a Kingdom Hearts Fan Event is taking place as part of its Disney Magical Theatre program on Saturday, February 10, at 4:00 PM to 5:20 PM JST. This is: · Friday, February 9 at 11:00 PM - 12:20 AM PST; · Saturday, February 10 at 1:00 AM - 2:20 AM CST, 2:00 AM - 3:20 AM EST, and 7:00 AM – 8:20 AM GMT.
There is no indication that this event will be livestreamed; rather, it was said that the program will be giving “an amazing experience exclusive to this event”. It is currently unknown what the Kingdom Hearts Fan Event will be about, what will be shown, and if Kingdom Hearts III will be shown or not.
During this coverage, we will be collecting all the information available from the attendees of the D23 Expo Japan 2018 and the Kingdom Hearts Fan Event, and keep you up to date with all available news. So stay tuned!
Square Enix has announced a Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] fan event will be held on April 15th in California. The event will be at House of Blues Anaheim. Kingdom Hearts Director Tetsuya Nomura along with Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Producer Hironori Okayama and several other development game members will be in attendance.
Tickets for the event will be on sale here starting on January 30th. Each ticket will cost $20 plus applicable service fees. There is a limited amount of tickets available.
UPDATE [Jan 30, 2018]: Tickets are now on sale. Click here to head to the ticket site.
UPDATE [Jan 31, 2018]: Everglow has provided an HD render of the Daybreak Town background used for the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] fan event ticket site. You can view it below.
What do you guys think of this event? Will you be in attendance? Will Nomura announce more story developments during the event? Let us know in the comments below!
The first mention of new in-game music for Kingdom Hearts III has been done by artist PHI from SERGE on January 2, 2018. They tweeted that they were in charge of remixing the area and battle music for a certain world in Kingdom Hearts III.
UPDATE [Jan 10, 2018]: Upon investigating the person behind PHI from SERGE, known as Seiya Iwaoka, we have stumbled upon a photo of the cover art of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue that he posted on December 1, 2017, claiming to have worked on some tracks from the game. However, he does not seem to have been credited.
You can view the post here and below, with a translation provided by KH13 staff member Mio-chan.
I was a part of Kingdom Hearts 2.8’s music, and I also worked on remix! People who have the PS4 and have played the KH series, and for those whom it’s their first time, please play it!
It’s very interesting and has a deep story!”
It was only a month ago when Utada Teruzane, Utada Hikaru's father and manager, tweeted for fans to be positive regarding Utada Hikaru's involvement in Kingdom Hearts III.
You can visit PHI for SERGE's YouTube channel here, SoundCloud here, Twitter account here, Facebook here, and Instagram here.
UPDATE [Jan 20, 2018]: Both the tweet and the Instagram post have been deleted. PHI from SERGE has also deleted his Twitter account, YouTube channel, and PHI Instagram account (@phi_dj), stating "This account is not being used. Please observe." His statement can be seen here, translated by KH13 News Team member NihonScribe.
Let us know your expectations of the soundtrack of Kingdom Hearts III!
Back in August, Monogram Direct announced Series 3 of their line of Kingdom Hearts 3D Foam Keyrings. BoxLunch and Hot Topic have recently added Series 3 Blind Bags to their websites, but both sites have them currently Out of Stock. Box Lunch will be selling each bag for $6.90 USD while Hot Topic is selling the bags for the same price, but online orders can save 20%, bringing the price down to $5.52 USD.
Series 3 contains Halloween Town Sora, Organization XIII Roxas, Axel (with his Eternal Flames chakrams), Terra, Aqua, Naminé, Xion, Halloween Town Donald Duck, Halloween Town Goofy, the Earthshaker Keyblade, and the Rainfell Keyblade. You can check them all out in the gallery below:
Monogram Direct have also uploaded an unboxing video of Series 3 on YouTube. You can watch it below:
UPDATE [Jan 25, 2018]: You can now purchase the Series 3 of the Kingdom Hearts 3D Foam Keyring blind bags at BoxLunch. Each blind bag will cost $6.90 USD. You can purchase the blind bags here.
The community is everything, except impatient. It's SE's fault that they can't deliver news on a regular basis, sooner or later these things will be leaked.
Nomura wants to give more information, but he has to clear it through both SE and Disney to give new information and Disney doesn't want to give more than they need to, of course they aren't obligated to give any information at any time, we are very fortunate to get any piece of information at any time.
Now, a prototype of the previously seen unhooded Kingdom Hearts Organization XIII Mickey Funko Pop! Vinyl figure has been leaked by @poncho_pete_ on Instagram. You can view the unhooded Organization XIII Mickey Funko Pop! Vinyl prototype next to the already released hooded Organization XIII Mickey Funko Pop! Vinyl in the picture below:
I watched it today and loved it. And I got serious KH vibes from it too! Luke & Kylo Ren/Ben = Eraqus & Terra. Heck, the Masters even said the same things (I failed you, Ben/Terra) to their students.
It's almost as if they had BBS in mind when making the movie Yes, I'm aware Nomura is a massive sci-fi geek and based Terra's story on Revenge of the Sith, and those scenes were most likely referencing those between Anakin and Obi-Wan so the similarities make sense. But I still found it so uncanny and I was geeking out so much
Also the Yoda scene confused the hell outta me. Like, how was he there?
That's exactly what I was thinking when watching. Vibes of Terra and Eraqus could be felt with this. Now I'm hoping for Luke to bug Kylo in Episode IX like Joker was in Batman Arkham Knight. Also with the Yoda scene, Master Yoda can still project his spirit to Luke because he has a connection with him. This was the first time in years that Luke was opening back to the force, so Yoda could talk with him again, reminding him of the most important lesson: "Best teachers, Masters aren't. Failure, the best teacher is."