Kingdom Hearts
6 days ago.
Kingdom Hearts III Sora Play Arts Kai revealed
During the opening hours of Comic Con yesterday, Square Enix revealed the first piece of merchandise for Kingdom Hearts III - a Sora Play Arts Kai, due out on November 6 this year in Japan and in North America on January 30, 2017. The figure can be pre-ordered right now on both Square Enix's North American Online Store for $149.99 and their Japanese Online Store for 15,240 yen (including tax). The figure will be on display at San Diego Comic Con…
3 weeks ago.
Square Enix at Japan Expo: Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and more playable
Square Enix France has revealed their playable and stage lineup for Japan Expo - set to run from July 7 to July 10 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in Paris, France. During the show, attendees can get their hands on the following playable demos: Final Fantasy XV Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Dragon Quest Builders Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue World of Final Fantasy Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness I am Setsuna Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Additionally, Square Enix will hold special events focusing on…
1 month ago.
E3 2016: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Gameplay Trailer
Square Enix has shared a new gameplay trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue featuring footage from the demos available at the E3 2016 show floor. We get a glimpse of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD with Sora exploring the dream version of Traverse Town. Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep 0.2 -A Fragmentary Passage- is a brief chapter that features Aqua in the Realm of Darkness. Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover is also included, and features key scenes…
1 month ago.
E3 2016: All the news, stories and more rounded up
There's no doubt E3 2016 was one of Square Enix's biggest showings in recent memory. With a booth packed to the brim with playable demos, lengthy new trailers and a few exciting announcements the company is on track to deliver a banner year. There’s quite a bit to digest – the staff put in their hardest here – but there’s more to come in just a few short months between Gamescom, Tokyo Game Show and PlayStation Experience. Should you have…
1 month ago.
E3 2016: New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue screenshots
Square Enix has dropped a new batch of screenshots for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, hot off the heels of the game's successful appearance at E3 2016. There, they revealed the game is set to launch worldwide on PlayStation 4 this December - although an exact date has yet to be finalized. This time, screenshots focus on each game in the collection - Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD, a movie tied in to the story of Kingdom…
1 month ago.
Nomura talks Kingdom Hearts III and HD 2.8
In an interview with Famitsu during E3 2016, Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura shed some light on the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, focusing on some of the finer details in the three story collection as well as touched on the long awaited Kingdom Hearts III. Below are the main points from the interview (translation courtesy of Gematsu, KH13): Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep 0.2 -A Fragmentary Passage- Nomura discussed how they can easily alter the game thanks to Unreal Engine…
1 month ago.
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD runs at 1080p and 60fps
Square Enix has revealed new gameplay alongside E3, detailing some of the differences found in the HD version of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance. The game's director, Testuya Nomura, posted a quick message on Twitter noting the game runs at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second on PlayStation 4. To demonstrate this jump in quality, the team has prepared a short video. We've gone ahead and posted it for you below. …
1 month ago.
Square Enix hasn't ruled out porting the previous Kingdom Hearts collections to PS4
Speaking to Gamespot at E3 this week, Tai Yasue mentioned that they haven't ruled out bringing Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 and 2.5 Remix to PS4, which are currently only available to purchase on PlayStation 3. "We haven't come to decision and nothing is announced yet," Yasue told Gamespot. “We listen to our fans and our players and see what they think about it–and, yeah, I’m not ruling it out, but we’re not making an announcement just yet.” He also added a brief…
1 month ago.
Kingdom Hearts Unchained Χ heading to European shores, more details soon
Via the official Kingdom Hearts twitter, we get word this morning that Kingdom Hearts Unchained X has been announced for European shores. While no specific release date has been shared, more details will be coming soon. Kingdom Hearts Unchained X is out in North America, and just recently surpassed two million downloads. Set before all the other games in the series, the freemium smartphone title delves into the mysteries of the Keyblade War. Custcenes from the game will also be featured…
1 month ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue due out December, E3 2016 trailer
Square Enix has revealed the latest trailer and release timing for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, due to be shown at E3 next week. The trailer features Aqua and her battle against the Heartless as a precursor to Kingdom Hearts III proper. The game will be available for PlayStation 4 worldwide this December, with hands-on opportunities at this year's E3. Not to leave too empty handed on news for "the big one," the trailer promised news and announcements would…
2 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ passes 2 million downloads in North America
Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ has been downloaded over 2 million times in North America following its release on April 7, Square Enix revealed today. Players can obtain outfits and in-game medals based on Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde from Disney's recent animated feature Zootopia in an event ongoing until May 15 to celebrate this achievement. Launched in Japan last year as a free-to-play mobile game, Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ lets players take up their own Keyblade and travel across various Disney…
2 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts brass band concert & orchestra world tour announced
Square Enix is partnering with international concert production and promotion company La Fée Sauvage for a worldwide tour featuring the music of the Kingdom Hearts series. Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- will feature popular selections from the series and will include more than 70 musicians on stage, as well as HD video cinematics cut by series director Testuya Nomura. World class professional orchestra, such as the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra…
3 months ago.
We spend some heart-to-heart time with Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is the newest entry into the now fourteen-year old saga that marries Disney and Final Fantasy characters into an original storyline. Out now in North America for both iOS and Android, the game originally started life as a browser-based game in Japan (scheduled to go offline in September 2016). In the video below, we check out the first 30 minutes of the game from the title screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAmT1l49B_E Chronologically, Unchained χ takes place before all others in the series,…
3 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ[chi] now available in North America, message from Nomura
The long-awaited localization of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is finally available for download on both iOS and Android devices today - so long as you live in North America. This mobile title follows the earliest part of the Kingdom Hearts series narrative – taking place in the world of fairy tales talked about throughout the series, during the era before the Keyblade War. As the player, you are just one of many keyblade wielders in the world. The game requires users to…
3 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ heads to North America this week
Following its release in Japan last year, Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is finally making its way to North America on April 7th for both iOS and Android. This mobile title follows the earliest part of the Kingdom Hearts series narrative - taking place in the world of fairy tales talked about throughout the series, during the era before the Keyblade War. As the player, you are just one of many keyblade wielders in the world. Series director Tetsuya Nomura shared a message…
3 months ago.
Our first glimpse of Daybreak Town in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8
It's hard to believe that the original Kingdom Hearts is now 14 years old, but here we are. Yesterday marked the anniversary of the game's release on PlayStation 2 in Japan, so series director Tetsuya Nomura took to twitter to celebrate. This wasn't without a tease of things to come... We get a first glimpse of Daybreak Town as it appears in Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue. That's a collection that will include Kingdom Hearts Unchained X, a retelling of…
6 months ago.
Nomura talks 2016 and beyond in latest Famitsu creators feature
The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu features their annual creators interview on their ambitions for 2016 and beyond - including a few words from Square Enix's own Tetsuya Nomura who teases more information on his titles now in development. As the director of the Kingdom Hearts series and Final Fantasy VII Remake - as well as a character designer for the Final Fantasy series itself - Nomura calls attention to both World of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final…
7 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue & Kingdom Hearts III Jump Festa 2016 trailer
The first day of Jump Festa has begun and as promised Square Enix have released the new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue today. It appears that the footage we see in the trailer is also the same footage attendees of the Kingdom Hearts Premium theater saw at D23 2015 last month which also included a new look at Kingdom Hearts III. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue comes packed with Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD,…
7 months ago.
Several seconds of off-screen Kingdom Hearts III footage from D23 Expo Japan 2015
Recently, a video has found it's way online - containing roughly 7 seconds of new Kingdom Hearts III footage alongside with other video content from the Disney D23 event in Japan this year. Currently, there's no word if Kingdom Hearts III will be appearing at this year's Jump Festa event, however, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is confirmed to be part of Square Enix's line-up so it's possible we may see more of the content that was shown exclusively to those who…
8 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts 3 & Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 screenshots from D23 Expo Japan 2015
Straight from the Kingdom Hearts Premium Theater at D23 Expo Japan 2015, images of the highly anticipated and long awaited Kingdom Hearts III, as well as the upcoming HD collection, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue have popped up online. One image is from Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD, the image with Riku, Kairi & Mickey Mouse is from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep 0.2: A Fragmentary Passage and the last comes straight from Kingdom Hearts III with an interesting…