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#1960517 Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] teases new information for...

Posted by Raxaimus on 26 August 2017 - 01:40 PM

The second anniversary for the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] is almost here! Currently, the game is featuring "countdown quests" to prepare for the celebration, and during these quests, a new pet feature was teased. While there isn't much information currently available for this new feature, a variety of pets will be available starting in mid-September! Thanks to Mio-chan and Lady Aleister for helping out with the translations.

It isn't currently known how these pets will be obtained, nor if they will be purely cosmetic or provide in-game benefits.

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Update 8/27 PT: The second countdown quest teases that a "2nd Anniversary Commemoration Cup" will be held starting September 18th JST, and with it the Union Armor sets last seen in Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]'s 3rd Anniversary event will arrive!
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Update 8/28 PT: Players will be able to customize and strengthen their pets! Options shown include Head, Ears, Body, Feet, Tail, and Accessories.
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Update 8/29 PT: Also coming in September, players will be able to increase their level past the previous level cap of 300!
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Update 8/30 PT: Coming 9/1 is a new EX Medal? Who will it be?
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This feature is one of many "large-scale updates" coming to the game in the weeks ahead. Be sure to follow our coverage of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] to find out what will be included next!

Are you excited to have pets accompany you on your adventures? What other features do you want to see added to the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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#1958563 (8/9/2017) New story quests, new proud quests feat. Darkgnaw

Posted by Raxaimus on 09 August 2017 - 10:22 PM

A new batch of fifteen new story quests is arriving at midnight! These quests will take place in Castle of Dreams, and will focus on Cinderella's stepmother!

 

Additionally, 25 new Proud Mode quests have been added! Players can obtain the Darkgnaw Keyblade, which primarily boosts reverse medals and exclusively boosts power medals! You will need to clear challenge objectives to obtain the Dark Matter materials necessary to upgrade this Keyblade.

 

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Are you excited for the continuation of the story or the Darkgnaw Keyblade? Let us know in the comments below!




#1955899 KH 0.2 Kairi Banner, Chernabog Damage Contest (7/20)

Posted by Raxaimus on 20 July 2017 - 11:26 PM

Tonight's banner is sure to catch everyone's attention! Starting on July 21st at 12 AM (PT), players can obtain the highly-anticipated KH 0.2 Kairi medal! This incredible medal raises general strength by 6 tiers for 1 turn, lowers general defense of all targets by 1 tier for 1 turn, raises attack of all attributes by 1 tier for 1 turn, and lowers defense against ALL attributes for all targets by 1 tier for 1 turn, and greatly heals the player. To sum that up, that's +6 GAU, -1 GDD, +1 PSM ATK, -1 PSM DEF, and Curaga. This astonishing buff costs 2 gauges to execute, and the medal is Guilt tier 5 (100-150%)! Finally, the KH 0.2 Kairi medal is guaranteed within 5 pulls, making it an excellent and affordable upgrade for struggling players. If you do not end up getting a KH 0.2 Kairi in any particular draw, each draw will include a Guilt tier 4 or higher medal, with 1 to 3 special attack dots pre-filled! Be sure not to miss this offer! 
 

Also making its debut is the Damage Contest event, which starts on July 21st at 12 AM (PT)! This new type of event functions similarly to a High Score Challenge; players will have two turns to rack up as much damage as possible on a single enemy before it flees. Those who place high enough on the leaderboards will earn the new Chernabog medal as well as other rewards when the event concludes!

Chernabog: Reverse/Power // Tier 5 Guilt // Single-Target // 6 SP Cost // enemy def-3 for one attack, 4 powerful hits

 

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Are you excited for the debut of the Damage Contest or the introduction of KH 0.2 Kairi? Let us know in the comments!




#1954187 Premium King & Queen of Hearts Avatar Boards, Saix EV, Falling Price Deal...

Posted by Raxaimus on 13 July 2017 - 05:52 PM

A new set of premium avatar boards has been made available! From July 13th at 12:00 AM (PT) to July 24th at 11:59 PM (PT), players can purchase the King of Hearts and Queen of Hearts avatar boards for 2500 jewels each. These boards each include a Magic Gem, four Magic Mirrors, Attack Boost IV, Second Chance II, ATK B III Max & SP GA I, and other valuable rewards! Be sure not to miss out!
 
Additionally, the 13th of July also marks the start of the next XIII Event, featuring the Saix B medal and Saix hairstyle! The thirteen quests associated with this event will be available from July 13th at 12:00 AM (PT) until July 24th at 11:59 PM (PT). Make sure to complete these quests soon, as the final few are surely going to pose a challenge!

 

[7/14 PT Update]

A Falling Price Deal featuring 0.2 Riku, Illustrated Terra B, and SP Vanitas has gone live and will remain open until July 20th at 23:59 PT! The Jewel cost of this pull will decrease with each pull: 3000 → 2500 → 2200 → 2000 → 1900 Jewels. After the 5th pull, the Jewel cost will remain at 1900 Jewels.

Additionally, each pull guarantees medals of 5* rarity and at least one Tier 4 or 5 medal with one to three ability dots already filled! Though there is no guarantee for them, if 0.2 Riku, Illustrated Terra B, or SP Vanitas are pulled, they will come with 3 ability dots already filled. 

0.2 Riku // Upright/Power // Guilt Tier 5 // 3 SP Cost // AoE // atk+2 and P atk+2 for two turns, stronger with more HP, 5 hits

Illust Terra B // Upright/Power // Guilt Tier 5 // 4 SP Cost // Single-Target // P atk+3 for one turn, enemy def-1 for one turn, 3 hits

SP Vanitas // Reverse/Power // Guilt Tier 5 // 6 SP Cost // AoE // restores 3 SP, 9 powerful hits

 

These medals, along with the Axel EX and Illustrated Vivi medals, are also bonus medals for the Armored Ventus HSC, which also runs until July 20th at 23:59 PT. Rank high for the Armored Ventus medal!

Armored Ventus // Upright/Speed // Guilt Tier 5 // 4 SP Cost // AoE // atk+3 for one turn, stronger the lower the slot number, 5 hits
 

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Are you excited for the debut of the Saix B medal? Let us know in the comments below!




#1953440 Illus. Vivi VIP Challenge, Flotsam & Jetsam Union Cross, Daily Challenge...

Posted by Raxaimus on 09 July 2017 - 10:25 PM

This week brings a new set of VIP quests! Starting on July 10th at 12:00 AM (PT) and lasting until July 16th at 11:59 PM (PT), players who purchase the Weekly Jewel Extravaganza will gain access to the first half of the new VIP event, where they can obtain four copies of the new Illustrated Vivi medal, as well as 1400 jewels! This event will be replaced by the second half of the VIP event, where four more copies and 1400 more jewels will be available, so act fast if you are seeking to Guilt this medal!

 

A new Union Cross event has begun! Starting on July 10th at 12:00 AM (PT) and lasting until July 16th at 11:59 PM (PT), Union Cross quests to earn Flotsam & Jetsam avatar parts will be available. Extra hard bosses will also appear at 7:00 PM (PT) and 11:00 PM (PT), and will drop additional rewards, so participation during those times is encouraged.

 

Finally, a new Daily Challenge Event is running this week! Starting on July 10th at 12:00 AM (PT) and lasting until July 16th at 11:59 PM (PT), players can participate in challenge quests to earn up to 200 jewels per day, as well as a variety of other rewards such as Magic Mirrors! Be sure to log in every day to complete each quest!

 

Illus. Vivi Challenge, Union Cross, Daily Challenge Event

 

What are you most excited for this week? Will you be obtaining the new Illustrated Vivi medals? Let us know in the comments below!




#1948904 Analysis of the Kingdom Hearts III Orchestra 2017 trailer

Posted by Raxaimus on 13 June 2017 - 09:41 AM

June 10th, 2017 was a monumental day for the Kingdom Hearts community, due to the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - holding its first show in the United States on this date. According to many who attended this performance, this experience was "once in a lifetime", and as a fellow attendee, this particular sentiment is definitely shared by the writer of this article.

A surprise appearance by series director Tetsuya Nomura and the unveiling of a brand new Kingdom Hearts III trailer, the two largest contributors to fans' enthusiasm, served as the perfect conclusion to this event. This trailer captured fans' hearts and pushed the excitement for the game to never-before-seen heights, to the point where "Kingdom Hearts III" and "Sora" became trending topics on Twitter. Today, however, we would like to peel away the initial burst of emotion and analyze every aspect of this trailer, in order to find out as much as we can about both the gameplay and story developments of Kingdom Hearts III.

Throughout this trailer, the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - version of "Wave of Darkness" is played. Furthermore, if you happened to attend this orchestra event in-person on any of the dates that this trailer was shown, the song was played live by the orchestra!

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The trailer begins with a quote; "Don't assume your dreams are just fantasy. If you can imagine a world, believe in it...and dive in." The first gameplay segment thereafter is reminiscent of the Dive sections of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance. Sora, appearing in his new outfit, is falling toward Olympus Coliseum. As he is about to land, he uses an area of effect attack against the surrounding Heartless. This Dive-esque sequence seems to be seamlessly integrated into the overall world layout, considering that we saw Sora jumping from an alarmingly tall mountain in the E3 2015 trailer. However, considering the quote at the beginning of this trailer, this gameplay element may also be a way of entering each world.

Throughout the Olympus Coliseum portions of this trailer, the bottom right corner of the screen that a four-person party is available. In this instance, Sora, Donald, and Goofy are joined by Hercules. In previous Kingdom Hearts games, a three-person party was the standard, and the capability for guest characters was restricted to certain encounters and boss battles, but it seems to now be a regular feature.

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As we see Sora battling the aforementioned group of Heartless, a new command, "Counter Shield" appears above the command menu, in a style identical to that of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-. Activating this Style Change puts Sora into the Counter Shield Command Style, where his outfit becomes the new Guard Form (visually reminiscent of Kingdom Hearts II's Master Form) and his Keyblade takes the form of a shield. Counter Shield uses a large area-of-effect attack as it activates, uses shield bashes as its basic attacks, and can perform a flurry of punches with giant magical fists as a special attack. This is likely a combo finisher, as the "Finish" command is not used.

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During this segment, we also get a glimpse at the fact that two Shotlock options will be available for each Command Style, referred to as Unleash and Flowchain. Unleash seems to be the traditional Shotlock variety, consisting of a powerful attack, while Flowchain appears to be the Flowmotion-esque Shotlock seen in the E3 2016 trailer. Counter Shield's particular Unleash Shotlock consists of Sora calling down a ball of energy from the sky, and once it impacts the shield, it unleashes a devastating shower of sparks as an area-of-effect attack.

In the following gameplay segment, we see Sora in another Command Style called "Second Form", which seems to be tied to the Kingdom Key, and is heavily based on Sora's older abilities seen in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. Perhaps this is the successor to the much-beloved Limit Form from Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix? In this form, combo finishers such as Magnet Burst make a return, and some combo finishers seem to have a slightly more cinematic tone, as the camera zooms in a small amount when Sora uses Magnet Burst.

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Returning to the default Kingdom Hearts III outfit, Sora and Goofy activate a Limit, during which Sora jumps onto Goofy's raised shield, the two launch like a rocket, and Sora throws Goofy into a swarm of Heartless below, dealing massive damage to each enemy in the impact radius.

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In the trailer's first story segment, Maleficent and Pete exit a corridor of darkness into Olympus Coliseum, with Pete greeting Hades menacingly. When Hades tries to make the duo leave, Maleficent says that she is merely looking for information, specifically the location of a distinctive black box. The scene ends before Hades can answer the question in detail. When taking into account the events of the secret ending to Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], Maleficent seems to have found Daybreak Town and has learned about the Master of Masters and the mysterious box he possessed in Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover.

The next gameplay segment has often been described as immersive, tense, and gripping. Sora is seen running along a mountain path in the middle of a storm, preparing to confront the Rock Titan. The Titan hurls a boulder in Sora's direction, narrowly missing himdamaging the path in the process. This segment then concludes with Sora using magic against two groups of Heartless. This demonstration of magic continues into the next segment, with Firaga, Blizzaga, Thundaga, and Aeroga all being showcased.

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At this point, several different Situation Commands are available to Sora. These commands consist of level 4 magic, with the specific spells being Firaza, Blizzaza, Thundaza, and Aeroza. They appear to have decided to change the "-ja" suffix at the end of the level 4 spells from Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- into a "-za" suffix for Kingdom Hearts III's tier 4 spells. Both the tier 4 spells of the Japanese versions of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- and Kingdom Hearts III translate to the same thing, so it's unknown why they decided to make the names different in the English versions of the two games. Counter Shield is also shown to have an ability reminiscent of Ventus' Faith command in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

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Next, the Kingdom Key's Style Change, "Second Form", is shown yet again. As mentioned previously, the abilities of this Command Style seem to draw from Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix's Limit Form, with abilities such as Stun Impact and an aerial version of Sonic Blade being used. However, it is worth noting that one of the melee combos seems to have entirely new animations, suggesting that this form may be a hybrid between old and new techniques. This segment concludes by showing a brief clip of Flowmotion, as Sora makes his way up a slope using a rail.

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The following segment showcases the Rock Titan boss fight. Sora is shown running up a cliff, similar to a brief clip seen in the E3 2015 trailer. Sora is mostly kept from attacking the Rock Titan due to its stomps making the top of the cliff hazardous. However, with quick use of Flowmotion, a few melee attacks are possible.

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The trailer's final sequence shows Sora, Donald, and Goofy confronting Xemnas and Ansem, Seeker of Darkness near Twilight Town's mansion. Xemnas asks Sora how he expects to bring Roxas back when he should never have existed. The only way to accomplish this seemingly impossible task, according to Xemnas, is for Sora to call upon the darkness and presumably make himself vulnerable to Xehanort's schemes. While Donald and Goofy remain ready to fight, Sora's response is to drop his guard and assume a neutral yet confused stance. Could he be considering the option presented to him?

The trailer concludes with a note detailing that Kingdom Hearts III will appear at D23 Expo 2017 on July 15th, 2017, complete with a new world announcement and a new trailer. Additionally, given Tetsuya Nomura's comments at the orchestra concert on June 11th, 2017, there is a possibility that he will reveal the game's "final information" at this expo, in his own words.

Speaking entirely subjectively, I think that this trailer was absolutely incredible! The music complimented each scene flawlessly, and many scenes were very gripping in their own right! The inclusion of Second Form appeals to my borderline obsessive love for Limit Form, and that Dive sequence looks quite fun! Finally and perhaps most importantly to me, both of the story elements serve to only make me more excited to see the story unfold! I can't wait to see what Nomura will be revealing next month!

What was your favorite part of the trailer? Did you notice anything we missed in our analysis? Let us know in the comments below!

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#1948467 Tetsuya Nomura to provide "final information" on Kingdom Hearts III a...

Posted by Raxaimus on 11 June 2017 - 08:36 PM

Final information? More like... Final Mix information /shotshotshot
 
 
In all seriousness, I'm not sure how exactly to interpret this. ._.


Some of us at the concert interpreted it as "release date", but that's wild speculation. Don't cling to it.


#1947609 [6-8-2017] Daily Quests, Orchestra Mickey Boards

Posted by Raxaimus on 08 June 2017 - 10:56 PM

The celebration of the six million download milestone continues! Starting on June 9th at 12 AM (PT), players will be able to do daily quests in order to earn Jewels, Magic Brooms, Magic Mirrors, and other enticing rewards!
 
[6/10 PT] Orchestra Mickey avatar boards are now available for 2500 Jewels each until June 26th at 11:59 PM (PT)! These boards have the ATK Boost III & Lux Plus, ATK Boost III Max & SP Gauge I, and Defense Boost III skills and also contain a Speed Gem.
 
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Are you excited to get more Jewels and Magic Brooms? What do you think of the goodies in the Orchestra Mickey boards? Let us know in the comments below!



#1947337 Square Enix Presents: E3 2017 Program Schedule has been released

Posted by Raxaimus on 07 June 2017 - 05:02 PM

"30 Years of Final Fantasy," more like 20 years since Square ignores anything before VII...

 

I'm sorry if this might come across as somewhat abrasive, but this is just incorrect. Let's take a look back at everything released post-VII. Is Square Enix not releasing games which celebrate the series' history, including those before VII? Well, no, they're doing that quite a lot. These include World of Final Fantasy, the various Dissidias, Record Keeper, Brave Exvius, The Four Heroes of Light and Bravely Default (basically spiritual successors to III and V respectively), and many, many more. How about the various remakes and remasters of I-VI, including complete overhauls of III and IV? If that's not enough, each of these has gotten many different ports as well, including the fact that IV happens to be one of Square's most widely accessible games in history due to just how many systems it was made available to.. What about IV The After Years? As poorly-received as it was, at least IV got some attention when it comes to its world and story. That's not even mentioning the gargantuan amount of references and cameos within XIV.

 

I honestly don't mean to be a jerk, but Square hasn't been ignoring Final Fantasy whatsoever, especially when it comes to the classics. They now understand just how much their demographic values the first nine entries in the series.




#1947329 Square Enix Presents: E3 2017 Program Schedule has been released

Posted by Raxaimus on 07 June 2017 - 04:34 PM

That pretty much confirms that we'll learn more about Episode Prompto this E3! Really excited! Hooe KH3 makes it to the event! That would be amazing!

 

YES. Oh my god, I thought I was the only one excited about Episode Prompto! While I'm there, I'll see if they have something playable like they do for Dissidia. Hopefully I'll be able to get you guys some footage before Square releases it later this month.




#1947326 Square Enix Presents: E3 2017 Program Schedule has been released

Posted by Raxaimus on 07 June 2017 - 04:26 PM

I really wanted to see more of kingdom hearts 3. Oh well. 

 

We may get something! It's not impossible!




#1947314 Square Enix panels at E3 COLISEUM to take place on June 13, 2017 and June 14,...

Posted by Raxaimus on 07 June 2017 - 02:49 PM

 

Please update this post with the British Standard Times. I've done the calculations for you, a lot of KH13 users are in England.

 

June 13, 2017 is at 23:15pm BST
June 14, 2017 is at 1:30am BST
June 12, 2017 is at 2:00am BST

 

 

Will do. Thanks, Baymax!




#1947271 Square Enix panels at E3 COLISEUM to take place on June 13, 2017 and June 14,...

Posted by Raxaimus on 07 June 2017 - 09:24 AM

The full line-up at the E3 COLISEUM, a collaboration between The Game Awards’ Geoff Keighley and ESA, has finally been revealed. Square Enix are confirmed to be hosting two panels at E3 COLISEUM. The line-up shows that the first panel is scheduled for June 13, 2017 at 3:15pm PST/6:15pm EST/11:15pm BST. During this panel, Square Enix will be demonstrating Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, a PS4 port of the series' arcade iteration. A follow-up developer showcase panel will occur on June 14, 2017 at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST/1:30am BST, focusing on a title which will be announced at E3 2017.

The E3 COLISEUM presentations will take place on June 13 - 14, 2017 at The Novo at L.A. Live. The event will be open to fans, and will also be streamed live on Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube with the opportunity for fans to ask questions to the panelists via Facebook. Select panels will be also streamed on Microsoft’s Mixer.com and official PlayStation channels. Click here to find out more about the event and how to attend.

At this year's E3, Sony Interactive Entertainment will be hosting The E3 PlayStation Media Showcase on June 12, 2017 at 6pm PST/9pm EST/2am BST. Microsoft will be hosting their Xbox E3 2017 briefing on June 11, 2017 at 2pm PST/5pm EST/10pm BST. Nintendo will not be holding a press conference this year.

What are you hoping to see at Square Enix’s E3 COLISEUM panel? Let us know in the comments below!

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#1946339 Atlantica Donald and Atlantica Goofy T-shirts available through X-Large's...

Posted by Raxaimus on 02 June 2017 - 02:20 PM

The Japanese website, Dtimes, has posted promotional pages for two new Kingdom Hearts t-shirts. These shirts each feature an illustration of Donald Duck or Goofy in their Atlantica forms from Kingdom Hearts, with Atlantica's world logo underneath each shirt's featured character. Each shirt will be available from retailer X-Large's Okinawa store for 5,500 yen ($49.81 USD). These shirts release on June 9, 2017, and will be available in both black and white, in S, M, L, and XL sizes. Unfortunately, pre-orders do not seem to be available for these particular items, as X-Large has not listed them on their online store. However, these items may be made available for purchase on the online store on their release date.

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Will you be picking up one of these shirts? Which one do you like more? Let us know in the comments below!

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#1945163 Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake to be launched in "the ne...

Posted by Raxaimus on 27 May 2017 - 03:54 AM

I just want to point out that the link to Gematsu's article is incorrect.

 

Sorry about the mishap! The link is correct now.