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Pre-order bonus and downloadable version of the game to be available for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue in Japan
Update 1: Tetsuya Nomura used the official Japanese Kingdom Hearts series Twitter to give a few details about the "AIR" acrylic stand as well as provided pictures of all three stands once they were set up. Nomura explains that the "AIR" stand actually has Sora coming from behind the clouds, which is different than the image that was previously shown (as pictured below, Sora is in front of the clouds). He also adds that he thinks assembly is relatively simple because of the size of the plugs. The new promotional images of the mini acrylic stands can be found below.
The original article follows:
Square Enix Japan have updated their Special/DLC page for the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue with exciting news. Fans in Japan will be able to obtain, at random, one of three mini acrylic stands drawn by series director Tetsuya Nomura if they pre-order a physical copy of the game from select retailers. These will also be available in limited stock with pre-orders from Amazon Japan. You can see pictures of the stands below.
New pre-orders of the game from Amazon Japan will also be accompanied by an exclusive PS4 theme, previewed below.
Furthermore, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be the first Kingdom Hearts game to be made available for download at the PlayStation Store, with pre-orders in Japan starting mid-November. Pre-orders will also come with a unique Kingdom Hearts PS4 theme, shown below. Interestingly, Nomura had commented on the possibility of a download release for Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep in a Dengeki PlayStation interview back in 2011, saying that it was a difficult task for reasons he could not talk about and that did not involve problems with Square Enix, Disney, or Utada Hikaru, the artist behind the Kingdom Hearts theme songs. At the time, he had said that it was a task that required time to make possible.
Square Enix Japan have tweeted that they will announce the start date for pre-orders soon.
Thank to Churro, aibo, and KH13.com user blue490246 for the tips. A complete translation of the Special/DLC webpage has been provided thanks to goldpanner. You can read the translations below.
Illustrations by Tetsuya Nomura
KINGDOM HEARTS 2.8 Mini Acrylic Stand
Preorder Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue in-store or online, and you will receive one of three kinds (AIR, BOND, COMING) of mini acrylic stands featuring illustrations by KH series director Tetsuya Nomura.
<Amazon.co.jp Limited Purchase Bonus>
KINGDOM HEARTS 2.8 PS4 Theme (wallpaper)
Those who purchase Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue through Amazon.co.jp will receive a limited bonus PS4 theme (wallpaper). The metallic background and embossed monograms make for a calm toned theme.
*In addition to the above, KINGDOM HEARTS 2.8 Mini Acrylic Stand are available in limited stock.
<Digital Version Early Purchase Bonus>
KINGDOM HEARTS 2.8 PS4 Theme
Those who purchase Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue early through the PlayStation Store will receive a bonus PS theme. It's a cute theme, with a monogrammed background and the icons decorated with KH-esque motifs, such as King Mickeys. It is available to download straight after the preorder has been made. Preorders on the Playstation Store are scheduled to open in mid November.
Are you expecting a digital version of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue to be available for download outside of Japan? Do you think Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts III will also have downloadable versions in the future? Let us know in the comments below!