Kingdom Hearts
10 hours ago.
Free upgrade to Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Limited Edition for pre-orders
Confirming an earlier online leak, Square Enix has officially revealed a Limited Edition upgrade bonus for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX for both North America and Europe. Fans simply need to pre-order the game at its normal price through select retailers - Amazon, for example - and they will be eligible to receive an exclusive Sora and Mickey-themed pin.Additionally, they've included a screenshot batch for the remastered version of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. This title is only included in the…
1 day ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Limited Edition leaked on Square Enix's online store
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will be getting the Limited Edition treatment according to a new listing that has shown up on Square Enix's official North American online store - complete with pricing and details.According to the site, those that pre-order the game will be eligible for a free upgrade at the normal price of $39.99 which will come packaged with a Disney collectible pin featuring Sora and Mickey Mouse in a case featuring brand-new Tetsuya Nomura-drawn artwork. The…
2 weeks ago.
Kingdom Hearts the animated series almost happened
When Kingdom Hearts released in 2002 it was immediately clear to Square and Disney that they had a hit on their hands. In that same year Disney started work on a pilot based off the first game that would hopefully lead to a television series. While this project had been heavily rumored for over ten years it was Seth Kearsley who was heavily involved with this project that proved it's existence when he uploaded a story board he drew for…
2 weeks ago.
Talking Frozen, Philosophy & more with Kingdom Hearts 2.5 & 3's Co-Director
Tai Yasue is a lucky guy. After a few years working on smaller-budget spin-off entries in the Kingdom Hearts series, he's been given one hell of a shot - the Co-Director's chair on the third 'proper' entry in the series, which is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at some point in the future and is currently in development.With series creator Tetsuya Nomura locked up at work on Final Fantasy XV, gameplay duties and day-to-day direction on both Kingdom…
3 weeks ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX compared against the original PS2 version
Square Enix has prepared a new video today to showcase the major visual differences between the original version of Kingdom Hearts II and Birth by Sleep and the upcoming HD ReMIX. The trailer shows off several scenes from both games, detailing new improvements in visuals, color pallets and even new character costumes. You can interact with the HD/SD buttons for a more direct comparison as well.Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is due out for PlayStation 3 on October 2nd for…
1 month ago.
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix HD screenshots and artwork
Square Enix Japan has released a large batch of screenshots covering the Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix segment of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX package. 48 new images show off the various Disney-themed worlds, event and battle scenes as well as new character renders for the main cast.Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 HD ReMIX will launch in Japan on October 2nd with a western release scheduled for December 2nd and December 6th for North America and Europe respectively.…
1 month ago.
Nearly 10 minutes of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX gameplay footage
The first full English footage of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX has made its way online today, ahead of the game's E3 showing and its official release date for the west. This latest video takes a look at both Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep along with several in-game locations showcased in last year's Jump Festa demo.Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will be out in Japan on October 2nd with a western release following…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III will skip E3 this year
In the latest issue of Famitsu during an interview, Producer Shinji Hashimoto has announced that Final Fantasy XV will be a no-show in terms of new news at this year's E3 event to occur next week.Citing wrongful assumption, he stated that when he had told an interviewer that he "can't say yet" whether FFXV will make an appearance, however, they do plan on sharing new details in future events following E3. Whether that means Gamescom, TGS, D23, or even one…
1 month ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX due out in December, Kingdom Hearts III teased in new trailer
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is heading to the west this December, Square Enix announced today. Arriving in North America on December 2nd and in Europe on December 5th, this title includes Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix, and cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, all in HD on PlayStation 3 for the budget price of $39.99.Additionally, Co-director Tai Yasue will be doing a Q&A on Square Enix Presents on June 10th, 2014 from 3:30…
1 month ago.
New screenshots for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX
After a nearly six month silence, Square Enix has readied up a new batch of screenshots showing off some of the graphical improvements to the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX for PS3. For the first time ever, the Final Mix versions of both Kingdom Hearts II and Birth by Sleep will be making their way across the pond - allowing players access to secret boss battles, new weapons, abilities, mini-games and additional cutscenes that help explain the series plot.…
2 months ago.
Ask the developers of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX anything
Square Enix has readied another survey this week quizzing Kingdom Hearts fans on the basis of one question: what would you ask the development team? The online survey - available here - goes on further to clarify its intention by looking specifically for question related to Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX or any of the earlier games in the series.While Square Enix doesn't reveal exactly the reason for collecting these questions, they've promised they will reveal their intentions in…
4 months ago.
Square Enix is collecting user feedback on the Kingdom Hearts series
Square Enix has posted a short online survey asking fans for their thoughts on various aspects of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, as well as what they'd like to see in upcoming product releases.While some of the questions quiz players on their favorite genres, upcoming game purchase intent and other standard topics, the survey goes a bit deeper by feeling out for potential collector's editions and pre-order incentives. Fans are also asked about the series itself, including which parts they liked…
5 months ago.
Square Enix wants fans to "wait a little longer" for Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III
If you ever wanted to believe in history repeating itself - now's your chance. Yesterday, during PS4's launch party in Japan, Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III Producer Shinji Hashimoto took the Sony stage once again... to announce absolutely nothing.No, Hashimoto wasn't there to bring forth news on two of the most coveted PS4 titles in Japan - but then, neither were any of the other guest creators in attendance. Instead Hashimoto offered up a bit of an explanation,…
5 months ago.
Naoki Yoshida and Shinji Hashimoto announced as guest creators for PS4's Japanese launch
With the PS4 out in Japan this week, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia will be putting on a launch event on February 21st, the company announced today.The event - which will begin at 22:30 Japan time - will feature a handful of notable guests including Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer/director Naoki Yoshida and Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III producer Shinji Hashimoto. As guest creators, they will be showing off the appeal of PlayStation 4 with…
5 months ago.
Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts headline PS4's Japanese launch campaign
If you haven't heard, the PS4 is finally launching in Japan this month - the 22nd to be exact - and Sony Japan has kicked their marketing teams into high gear with an outpouring of videos highlighting the various titles coming to the platform as part of their "Play & Peace" campaign.Much like Final Fantasy XIII was used to push the original PS3 launch back in 2006, Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Final Fantasy…
5 months ago.
Square Enix clarifies Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III release date rumor
An internal Square Enix document has been making the rounds online today that specifically lists both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III as 2014 titles. You may have seen it - it was originally posted at Gameinquirer.com, however we chose not to run an article as an official announcement had not yet been made. Square Enix has sent us a statement to further clarify the situation, stressing that the information contained within is - as we thought - simply…
6 months ago.
Tetsuya Nomura is currently writing the scenario for Kingdom Hearts III
Kingdom Hearts III may be a ways off if details from a new Famitsu interview are anything to go by. The magazine spoke this week with director Tetsuya Nomura about all thing Kingdom Hearts, including the upcoming HD 2.5 ReeMIX and a brief bit about Kingdom Hearts III.Unsurprisingly, the HD remaster for KHII, BBS and Re:coded is being worked on by the same team that crafted Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and transitioning the games to HD has been…
6 months ago.
Final Fantasy XV will be shown again when "the timing is right"
The last time we truly saw Final Fantasy XV was at E3 and it seems the wait is about to continue. Despite being in development for several years, Square Enix is now asking fans to have patience once again as their media silence marches on - having passed by recent events such as Tokyo Game Show and Jump Festa this past weekend.According to an interview in Famitsu with director and character designer Tetsuya Nomura, he briefly mentions that the team…
6 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX English Jump Festa trailer and screenshots
Square Enix has released the direct feed trailer for their Jump Festa offering of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX - now in English.Picking up from where Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX ends, the trailer features fan-favorite characters like Sora, Roxas, Riku and Naminé alongside the Disney cast including Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Hercules, King Mickey, Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean) and others – now in high-definition graphics.Square Enix also provided us with a few new screenshots to…
7 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Jump Festa 2014 trailer
The Jump Festa trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX has surfaced online, marking its playable debut at the show this year.Unlike the previous teaser video, this one shows a bit of everything including what fans can expect when it comes to updated gameplay mechanics. The bundle of Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded will launch in 2014 exclusively on PS3.We'll be sure to upload a better quality video when it becomes available.…