Kingdom Hearts
1 month 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…
1 month 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,…
1 month 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…
2 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…
2 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…
3 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…
3 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…
3 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…
3 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.…
4 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX playable at Jump Festa this month
Square Enix has revealed their annual presence at Jump Festa this year - the show set to run from December 21st through the 22nd in Japan.While games like Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call will be playable on the show floor - along with new trailers - big titles such as Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III remain absent. Other titles that made the cut include Dragon Quest X, Bravely Default For the Sequel,…
5 months ago.
Nomura: We're still improving the quality of Kingdom Hearts III
Following the brief look at new gameplay glanced at Disney's D23 event last week, Tetsuya Nomura was quizzed briefly about the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III by the editors at Famitsu on the content in the trailer and what it means for the game going forward.The footage itself - which can be viewed here - was entirely authentic, according to a translation from @SQEXGal. However, with the game in its current state of development, it's still hard to comprehend everything that…
6 months ago.
Nomura talks Kingdom Hearts III and the benfits of the PlayStation 4
We've already gleaned a little bit of insight into Nomura's thoughts on the PlayStation 4. Having shared some of his vision for Final Fantasy XV last month, he's back again as the headline of Sony's latest Conversations with Creators interview series to talk about Kingdom Hearts III and the evolution of the series and the improved gameplay, visuals and memory allocations that come with it.The full Famitsu-led interview has been translated by Gematsu. For a full summary of the video…
6 months ago.
Watch the Kingdom Hearts III D23 Expo trailer here
Square Enix has released the new Kingdom Hearts III gameplay trailer shown at the D23 Expo in Japan. The new trailer features exciting new abilities, attacks and enemies from the game - still a work in progress and without a concrete release time-frame.While the game is obviously still early in development, Nomura did confirm that the content shown in the video is already the kind of play that is possible. Kingdom Hearts III will be available for PlayStation 4…
6 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts III will feature various theme park-like attractions rolled into gameplay
This morning at Disney's first ever D23 Expo in Japan, Tetsuya Nomura and Shinji Hashimoto took to the Kingdom Hearts Limited Stage to deliver some long awaited news on the series as well as a few surprises.Following the expected announcement for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX - scheduled to launch on PS3 next year - the pair debuted a new look at Kingdom Hearts III, which has remained in the shadows since its formal announcement at E3.According to our…
6 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is coming to PlayStation 3
The oft hinted at and obvious followup to this year's release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is here and is launching in Japan sooner than you may think.Announced today at Disney Japan's first ever D23 Expo during their Kingdom Hearts stage event, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is finally a thing. Much like its predecessor it's being packed to the brim with playable content spanning three game's worth.Included in 2.5 ReMIX is of course Kingdom Hearts II, Birth by…
6 months ago.
New Kingdom Hearts III footage expected at Disney's D23 event this weekend
With Tetsuya Nomura set to take the Play Community "Conversation with Creators" stage once again, fans eager for "what's next" with Kingdom Hearts III needn't wait much longer.The latest PS4 creator's video is scheduled to hit some time this month - that much we know. Additionally, Square Enix is set to bring the game and other goodies along with them to Disney's first ever D23 in Japan this weekend from October 12-14th. In the lead up, Sony Japan sent out…
6 months ago.
New Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX video is all about the classic Disney characters
If you haven't picked up Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX already, Square Enix is here to pull at those nostalgia strings in another attempt at gathering interest for the game. Published today, this "new" video takes a look at the various Disney characters that appear in Kingdom Hearts - many you'll recognize from the golden years of Disney animation.If you're still curious about the game, why not check out our full review - read here.…
6 months ago.
Nomura will discuss Kingdom Hearts III in the next PS4 Conversations with Creators interview
Previously, Nomura discussed the ins and outs of Final Fantasy XV and how the PS4 was making "the impossible possible" for him and his team at Square Enix. Now it seems the director will be back for a second turn, this time to discuss Kingdom Hearts III if reports on 2ch are to be believed.Nomura's second Conversations with Creator's interview - an official series sanctioned by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia to discuss all things PS4 and its contents…
6 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] Tokyo Game Show 2013 trailer
The absence of Kingdom Hearts III and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 means Square Enix's browser game Kingdom Hearts χ gets to share a bit of the spotlight at TGS this year.Providing us with a new trailer, Square Enix stresses that, while this game is meant for the Japanese market, it can be played by anyone with an internet connection without the need to download or install specific software. The game, which has been running for some months now, provides easy…
7 months ago.
Creating Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III at the same time is difficult for Square Enix
It seems HD development might still be a little too hard for Square Enix after all, as over the weekend, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series producer Shinji Hashimoto suggested fans might have to wait a while for their recently announced next generation offerings.Speaking with IGN, Hashimoto admitted that Tetsuya Nomura's involvement with both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III might have some impact on their production."So at E3 this year we announced Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy…