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The app can currently be updated via the Google Play Store or on the iTunes App Store, but note that maintenance is not scheduled to end until 4 AM PT on April 5th. In the meantime, some things to look forward to as mentioned in the update notes listed on both app store pages include:
- added the "Union Cross" multiplayer feature--team up with up to six of your Party members or six other players in your Union to clear these special quests!
- added the Medal Traits feature--fusing two duplicate medals of the same rarity will unlock a passive ability, such as Ground Enemy Defense -20%
- Increased Buff/Debuff limit to 7 tiers
- edited the App icon
- changed the title, title screen, and opening movie
- added the Theater Mode feature to
- improved UI
- various issue fixes
・Design of the app icon has been updated.
・The opening cutscene has been updated.
・The title screen has been updated.
・The BGM for the title, home, and UI screens have been updated.
■New Content and Features
・Multiplayer mode "Union Cross" has been added.
・Theater Mode has been added.
・Medal Traits have been added.
・New facial expressions and skin colors have been added.
・Tutorial Quests have been added.
・The Beginner's Deal is now a permanent feature.
■System and Parameter Updates
・Strength buffs (including attribute-based strength) can now be stacked up to 7 times (previously 3).
・Defense debuffs (including attribute-based defense) can now be stacked up to 7 times (previously 3).
・You will now be able to reduce the cost of Medals up to 20 (previously 10) using ★6 Cid Medals.
・You will now be able to recruit players that belong to a party.
・Game data will now be downloaded after a player completes the tutorial (Quests 1 through 6).
・The ability to unlock Special Attack Bonus on a Medal will now be achieved upon completing the Quest 34 (previously 200).
※ If you had completed Quest 34 before the update, the Special Attack Bonus feature will be unlocked once the application has been updated.
・"Union Cross" has been added to the Quests page.
・The Special Attack Bonus tier will now be displayed as a number in addition to the previously used icon.
・The Medal filter feature has been expanded.
・The Medal will now display the Special Attack Bonus tier upon being pulled.
・Added shortcuts to the Keyblade selection screen.
■Battle Speed Adjustments
・You will now be able to act immediately after the text “PLAYER TURN” appears when engaging an enemy.
・Increased the speed of the jump attack animation when battling raid bosses.
Set to launch alongside the Union χ[Cross] update are event campaigns to celebrate the game's first anniversary, as well as the game's first premium draw guaranteeing a 3-dotted Premium within five draws.
Additionally, a new teaser for the Union χ[Cross] update can be viewed below.
The official @kh_ux_na Twitter account has shared some previews of upcoming content in the Union χ[Cross] update, which can be viewed below.
View the paperweights on the display stand below:
View concept art of the paperweights in the box they would come with below:
Thanks to @churroz on Twitter for the tip!
To enter the giveaway you can visit GAME's Twitter (@GAMEdigital) and tweet your favorite Kingdom Hearts moment. Be sure to include #MyKHMoment in your entry!
UPDATE: The winner for the giveaway has been selected! Congratulations to @Halestorm_EU on Twitter!
This news comes a day after Square Enix (Japan) e-Store started accepting pre-orders for the figure, with a Japanese release date of July 29, 2017.
You can view pictures of the figure below. A description of the product follows.
The Static Arts Gallery series is focused on pursuing the faithful depiction of characters within its 6-inch size limitation. Now Riku as he appears in KINGDOM HEARTS II will be the latest to join the lineup!
Despite its small scale, this figure’s exquisite paintwork is applied down to the fine details. Furthermore, the delicate and intricate design of the sculpt will surely surprise those that pick up the figure with all the details in its hair and clothes.
The star and shadow at his feet are created with translucent material to appear as though the star is casting light at Riku’s feet.
The presentation is a vivid reminder of the theme of light and darkness that is rooted in KINGDOM HEARTS, and so carefully expressed in the character of Riku.
Product Size (inches): Approx. W 2.91” x D 2.91" x H 5.6”
Release scheduled for end of September 2017
Limit two (2) per customer.
Will you be pre-ordering this figure? Let us know in the comments below!
This comes only a day after the figure's listing on the Square Enix (Japan) e-Store and AmiAmi, which list the Japanese release date of the figure to be July 8, 2017.
You can view images of the figure below. The Square Enix Online Store description follows.
Aqua, the first female protagonist in the KINGDOM HEARTS series, has the inner fortitude to withstand adversity. This Play Arts -KAI- figure is sure to please as it showcases her unwavering spirit in its expression.
The various included accessory parts allow for a multitude of action poses. The paintwork, varying calculated intensities of light and shadow, gives her a realistic presence, all while taking great care to show off of her signature blue color. We also aimed to give her armor and keyblade a heavy feel through the paint-applied metal textures.
Whether she is charging gallantly into battle with Rainfell or showing her softer side in scenes with Terra and Ventus, we have condensed every bit of her charm into this figure to make it quintessentially Aqua.
Figure includes display stand.
Figure Size (inches): W 3.62” x D 1.9” x H 9.1”
Will you be pre-ordering this figure? Let us know in the comments!
Both Tetsuya Nomura (series director) and Masahiro Sakurai (Super Smash Bros. creator) have discussed the series. In addition, several of the Japanese voice actors for the series were interviewed. There are also results from questionnaires answered by Kingdom Hearts fans.
The issue seems to contain an overall look at all the games in the series so far, how they fit in the Kingdom Hearts timeline, and how they lead up to Kingdom Hearts III, including information on the game that have been revealed so far.
The article also features various top 5 and top 10 lists based on fan preferences and expectations. Some of the lists are summarized below.
Favorite games from the series:
Favorite male characters:
- Kingdom Hearts II Final mix
- Kingdom Hearts II
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
- Kingdom Hearts
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Favorite female characters:
- Axel (Lea)
- "Looks like my summer vacations are over."
- Xion revealing her true identity to Roxas at the end of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
- Sora's time as a Heartless
- The ending of Kingdom Hearts
- The secret ending of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
- Kingdom Key
- Ultima Weapon
- Two Become One
Most wanted Final Fantasy characters in Kingdom Hearts:
- Dearly Beloved
- Vector to the Heavens
- The Other Promise
Other lists include favorite boss battles, the most wanted Final Fantasy characters in future Kingdom Hearts installments, and more.
The feature also mentions the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour -.
You can view the scans of the feature section below. English translations will be available as soon as possible.
UPDATE: In the magazine, creator of Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, shared his thoughts on the Kingdom Hearts series and its 15th anniversary. View his thoughts, translated by @KamennoOtoko on Twitter and provided by @AllSourceGaming on Twitter below:
Sakurai: Congratulations on your 15-year anniversary! (The Kirby series turns 25 this year, as it were.)
Although the nature of our respective games may differ, as someone who has also worked on several collaborative titles, I understand all too well how difficult they can be.
My hat goes off to Nomura and his staff for putting together a tale jam-packed with content every single time.
I look forward to another entry to the series!
- Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, an enhanced re-release of the original game
- Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, a console-oriented overhaul of the Game Boy Advance interquel
- HD cutscenes of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, the series' first Nintendo DS outing
- Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, an enhanced re-release of the second numbered entry
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, an enhanced re-release of the series' prequel
- HD cutscenes of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, the series' second Nintendo DS outing
When considering the perspective of newcomers, it's no secret that Kingdom Hearts has historically had a reputation for having a confusing plot, due in large part to having its titles spread thin across many platforms. However, in recent years, series director Tetsuya Nomura expressed his desire to remedy this stigma by releasing every Kingdom Hearts title on a single platform. Through both this collection and the recently-released Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Nomura's wishes have been fulfilled; nearly every game in the series is available on the PlayStation 4, with the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III set to continue this trend.
As seen above, the newest iteration of the Kingdom Hearts timeline features only four overall releases. The two aforementioned collections and Kingdom Hearts III all have a simple, numerically-ascending order which highlights the intended play order. Meanwhile, while the series' mobile installment, Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross], is presented as being first in the timeline, it is meant to be played late into the series, as it relies heavily on knowledge learned throughout most of the other games. In summary, with just a PlayStation 4 and a smartphone or tablet, the entirety of the Kingdom Hearts series can be easily understood and enjoyed by newer fans!
For returning Kingdom Hearts diehards, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX unfortunately offers little in the way of completely new experiences. While the Final Mix-exclusive additions and revamped HD cutscenes are carried over from the PlayStation 3 releases of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, there is no sign of any additional content which is exclusive to this PlayStation 4 release. Instead, much of the incentive for veterans to purchase this compilation comes in the form of technical improvements.
Kingdom Hearts speedrunner Bizkit047 outlines both the technical improvements and problems within Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.
In the PlayStation 3 releases, load times were unusually long, and the included games all ran at 720p and 30 frames per second. In the PlayStation 4 version, by contrast, the load times have all but vanished, the resolution has been increased to 1080p, and the playable titles run at 60 frames per second, resulting in a clearer and more fluid image. The option to play at 4k resolution is even available to PlayStation 4 Pro owners, further increasing the collection's visual quality. Unfortunately, the framerate increase does not apply to any of the cutscenes present in the collection; this is only applicable to gameplay, as the cutscenes are strictly programmed to run at 30 frames per second.
While these improvements have been widely praised by players, the games are not without their own problems. Several players, including prominent speedrunners Bl00dyBizkitz and Bizkit047, have pointed out several glaring issues with the PlayStation 4 versions of each game. Several crashes and bugs which were present in the PlayStation 3 releases have been carried over, some new crashes have been reported, and the transition to 60 frames per second has introduced several inconsistencies regarding game physics and timings. Thankfully, Square Enix has already begun to roll out updates and patches to lessen or eliminate many of the offending issues.
Overall, while Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is by no means a perfect product, and still has a great deal of technical hurdles to overcome, the collection provides an excellent starting point for new players, a large amount of nostalgia for returning players, and a great deal of improvement under-the-hood for those who seek a good-looking, smooth experience. If you've hesitated at the thought of playing the series, or simply want to experience the games in higher detail than ever before, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX will not disappoint.
The final product pictures reveal that the figure will not only come with the Play Arts Kai base, optional hand parts, and the Rainfell Keyblade, but also the Master's Defender Keyblade.
UPDATE: Square Enix is now accepting pre-orders on the Square Enix Japan store for 13,180 yen (about $120 USD) and the figure is set to be released on July 8th, 2017. It's currently unknown when it will be available in the North American store.
You can view pictures of the figure below: