Shortly before the D23 event occurring, Gamestop started showing the promotion material for Kingdom Hearts 3 by showing new renders in the pre-order marketing. Thanks to fluttershyjac on Instagaram for sharing a picture of the promotion piece.
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Ichiban Kuji is making Kingdom Hearts character collection cards which will be on sale starting May 24, 2017. These cards can be purchased from their site for 150 yen ($1.34 USD) and they will be selling the collections on different periods starting from May 24, 2017 until the last collection to be sold in August 31, 2017.
View two sample images of what the cards look like, as well as an actual photo of the cards, provided by @print1KUJI and @ArikaMiz on Twitter, below:
UPDATE: Another photo of the cards has been shown off by @naxkia on Twitter. View this photo with the other photos in the gallery above.
For those who haven't been able to pick up the paperback Kingdom Hearts publications that have been released in the past couple years, Yen Press has now conveniently begun releasing their English publications electronically via e-books. On March 21, 2017, Yen Press released Kingdom Hearts: The Novel electronically for $7.99 USD.
With these electronic releases, Yen Press will also be releasing the newest publications Kingdom Hearts II Vol. 4 ($6,99 USD electronically) on May 23rd & Kingdom Hearts II: The Novel Vol. 1($7.99 USD electronically)on June 20th, both available for the first time in English and for purchase electronically on day 1.
You can click on book titles to check the book page and find out where to buy each e-book.
With Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX releasing on March 28, 2017 in North America, and March 31, 2017 everywhere else, some fans have already received their copies of the game in English before release.
One lucky fan in particular, YouTuber KingdomHops, already got their hands on an early copy of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX in English, showcasing on stream how Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix HD is running on the PlayStation 4. You can take a look at the stream below:
The European store, GAME, just announced an exclusive pre-order bonus for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX which includes an exclusive 15 year anniversary poster print, we will provide new images of the poster once they become available. You can take a look at the promotional picture below.
During the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - held in Japan on March 10th, 2017, Yoko Shimomura discussed the music played at the event in the Official Concert Guide. You can take a look at her thoughts on the brochures provided by @RedMakuzawa and @jsjunshen.
There is also an interview with her providing information on her inspirations, an image showing the artworks for all three Kingdom Hearts HD collections and how they connect, and some new scans.
We will update the article with higher quality scans once they become available, as well as a proper transcription to read for both Shimomura's thoughts and interview.
The latest issue of VJump magazine features Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. You can view a picture of the magazine's article below. Translations will be added soon. Special thanks to @ErrenVanDuine.
Today, Square Enix has opened up pre-orders for Kingdom Hearts themed necklaces on their North American online store. These pieces of jewelry will be releasing at the end of February, 2017. The necklaces include the following: