Kingdom Hearts
1 day ago.
Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake get new screenshots
To our complete surprise, director Tetsuya Nomura has unveiled never before seen screenshots of Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake at the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences 2017 event. Feast your eyes on the shots as well as Nomura's descriptions of them below: Kingdom Hearts III “This is the first time we've shown this screenshot of Kingdom Hearts III,” director Tetsuya Nomura said to an audience at the event (via Gameblog.fr). “It’s happening in Thebes and they are fighting a new…
5 days ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX title screen revealed
PlayStation Japan and Square Enix have revealed a set of new screenshots featuring Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX. Due out for PlayStation 4, these images reveal the collection's title screen as well as various scenes from the six bundled games. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX includes the following major Kingdom Hearts titles on a single disc: Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (Movie) Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Movie) Fans can…
6 days ago.
Top Worlds We Want to See in Kingdom Hearts 3 - Part One
An aspect of the Kingdom Hearts series that every fan looks forward to with each new release is the announcement of new Disney worlds to explore. Since the start of the series, Disney has become both more liberal with the usage of its properties in the series, incorporating worlds like Tron and Mickey, Donald, and Goofy: The Three Musketeers, as well as have acquired new properties that could potentially be explored, such as Pixar, Marvel, and LucasFilms. Up until now several…
1 week ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX PS4 Limited Edition announced
Square Enix has revealed a Limited Edition bundle for the upcoming release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX on PlayStation 4. Due out on March 28, fans can grab this version of the game exclusively through Square Enix's online store. Priced at $49.99, the Limited Edition comes packed with six games on one disc and a collectable pin featuring Sora. Additionally, those on PS4 Pro can experience each title at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second. Square Enix has…
2 weeks ago.
Kingdom Hearts III screenshot celebrates Final Fantasy VII's 20th anniversary
It seems everyone is joining in on today's festivities, what with Final Fantasy VII celebrating 20 years since it launched in Japan. Over on the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account, fans were treated to a new screenshot from Kingdom Hearts III - recreating the iconic key artwork from so long ago. The pose is a clear reference to this image, which was used as the cover art on the North American version of FFVII. This new screenshot sits alongside a proper reveal…
3 weeks ago.
"15th Anniversary Box" included with Square Enix e-Store purchases of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX
Those who purchase Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX through the Square Enix e-Store will receive a complimentary "KINGDOM HEARTS 15th Anniversary Box" which acts as a container to store the discs of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, the company has announced. The gallery below shows off the following: The outer casing which includes a simple design layout of all the known symbols from throughout the franchise with the Kingdom Hearts…
3 weeks ago.
Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- version 1.02 patch notes
An update has just been rolled out to Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue in Japan, focusing on the Aqua-themed episode Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-. The patch includes a number of gameplay and quality of life adjustments aimed at ease of play. Controls Adjusted reflect (guard) response Adjusted cartwheel (evade) response Adjusted cancellation timing after a Barrier Cracker (counter) Adjusted MP consumption UI …
3 weeks ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 gets a launch trailer; World of Final Fantasy's Sora DLC now available
Square Enix has prepared a new launch trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, out now in North America and Europe. Inside the first collection available for PlayStation 4 you'll find an HD version of the original 3DS title Dream Drop Distance, an HD movie featuring the story of Kingdom Hearts χ called Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover and an all-new adventure in Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage featuring Aqua as she travels through…
3 weeks ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Review
With the road to Kingdom Hearts III still shrouded in darkness, Square Enix has seen fit to put out another HD collection to hold fans over with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. A mouthful, I know, but it's the final piece of the puzzle needed before the series can continue - or so we hope. Here's what you need to know: packed inside this release is a story told in three parts. An HD remaster of the original…
1 month ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 trophies revealed ahead of launch
The trophy lists for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue are out, revealing exactly what'll be required of players in Dream Drop Distance HD and Kingdom Hearts 0.2, the all-new chapter that leads into Kingdom Hearts III. Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance makes up the majority of the trophies since it's a full-sized game. Originally on 3DS, it's been rebuilt for the PS4 and looks a lot sharper as a result. Further down you'll find the trophies for Kingdom Hearts 0.2:…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts III still a ways off; Nomura hopes to share more this year
Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kindgdom Hearts III are featured somewhat in this week's issue of Famitsu. In an interview with director Tetsuya Nomura, fans are given a short development update on the two long-awaited titles. "The release of these titles will still be a while," he told the magazine. Nomura also apologized for the wait and for a recent lack of information, but promised to make up for it with high quality games and by releasing and by revealing…
1 month ago.
Kingdom Hearts 15th anniversary 'Memorial Stained Glass Clock' campaign in Shinjuku Station
Square Enix is set to run a 'Memorial Stained Glass Clock' campaign to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Starting from January 9 through 15, the event will take place in the Tokyo Metro Marunouchisen Shinjuku Station Metro Promenade in Japan. The clock shown above features one enormous "Sora Stained Glass" enclosed by 12 smaller stained glass representing the clock dials with each featured with artwork from the Kingdom Hearts series. Shortly after the exhibition, the company will give…
1 month ago.
A holiday message to fans from Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura
Square Enix has gone live with a surprising holiday message from none other than Tetsuya Nomura — director and creator of Kingdom Hearts. The short, but sweet video depicts Nomura expressing his thanks to fans of the series for their longtime support, followed by him going into detail about the importance of 2017 as the year officially marks the 15th anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts franchise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJcxAUgZD4w Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue releases for PlayStation 4 on January 12 in…
1 month ago.
UPDATE: Utada Hikaru isn't working on a new song for Kingdom Hearts III quite yet
UPDATE (12/23/2016): Utada Teruzane returned to Twitter today with a brief correction on his original statement. He says that while they're eager to get involved with Kingdom Hearts III, the decision to do so is not official as of yet. ORIGINAL: Recently confirmed on Twitter by Utada Teruzane, father and manager to Utada Hikaru, his daughter is indeed working on a new theme song for Kingdom Hearts III, and that they've already begun work on it. You undoubtably know of Utada's songs…
1 month ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 screenshots detail 0.2 systems and new Dream Drop Distance features
The official Japanese website for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue has been updated with newly added screenshots and information on the gameplay systems of Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep — A Fragmentary Passage and new content for Kingdom Hearts HD: Dream Drop Distance. Take a look below to view the details. System: Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage Situation Command When the gauge that appears as you attack enemies accumulates entirely, a “Situation Command” will be triggered.…
2 months ago.
PlayStation 4 Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Edition hardware announced
Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan and Square Enix have revealed the latest special hardware design featuring Kingdom Hearts. Dubbed the "Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Edition", this limited edition PS4 is set to launch alongside Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue on January 12, 2017. Starting today, fans can pre-order the bundle at the Sony Store - available in two flavors. Hard drive capacity can be chosen from either 500GB (33,980 yen + tax) or 1TB (38,980 yen + tax) with…
2 months ago.
Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP due out January 11
Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" featured in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is getting the EP treatment, due out in Japan on January 11. The EP contains four tracks remixed by Japanese producer PUNPEE and a cover design by Tetsuya Nomura. The artwork was specifically created by Nomura for Utada Hikaru back in 2014 as a gift celebrating her 15th Anniversary Cover Album. Available for pre-order on iTunes Japan, the following tracks will be available: …
2 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue "Final Trailer"
Square Enix has released the "Final Trailer" for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, due out in Japan on January 12. The collection contains a fully HD and playable version of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, a movie tied in to the story of Kingdom Hearts Unchained X , and a brand-new playable episode of Birth By Sleep called 0.2 Fragmentary passage, following Aqua and her trek through the World of Darkness. The game is due out in North America and…
2 months ago.
New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue screenshots and character renders
Square Enix has gone up with a new batch of screenshots and artwork featuring Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue following various appearances in Japanese magazines the past week. Famitsu in particular featured a two-page spread detailing Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep A Fragmentary Passage as Aqua chases after the truth in her battle through the Realm of Darkness. Character renders include Aqua, King Mickey, Aced, Ava, Gula, Invi, Ira, and the Master of Masters as seen in the…
3 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue now up for digital pre-order
UPDATE: The game is now available for pre-order on the North American PlayStation Store as well. According to the store listing, the file size clocks in at 27.6GB and features a bonus Kingdom Hearts pre-order theme for immediate download. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue has made its way to the Japanese PlayStation Store, marking the first time an entry in the series will be available on a digital platform. Those who pre-order the game from now through January 11,…