Kingdom Hearts
2 weeks ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX "Introducing the Magic" trailer re-lives the origins of the series
Heading up to New York Comic Con this week, Square Enix has released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX showing off the origins of the series. As the direct sequel to Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, which saw its release last year, this latest trailer highlights scenarios and gameplay footage from Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix and HD cinematics from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is due…
2 weeks ago.
Kingdom Hearts III is being developed on Unreal Engine 4
Kingdom Hearts III will not be using Square Enix's Luminous Engine as previously announced. Instead, development continues now on Epic's Unreal Engine 4 director Nomura confirmed to Famitsu. In the full interview, which largely focused on Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, Nomura said that development on Kingdom Hearts III was moving along as planned based on their schedule, however, the game has switched over to Unreal Engine 4 for various reasons unknown. Because of the switch from Luminous to Unreal,…
3 weeks ago.
A bunch of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX screenshots, in actual HD
Square Enix has released new screenshots for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, the upcoming PlayStation 3 HD remaster collection including Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, and cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts re:coded, originally on PS2, PSP, and NDS respectively. These images focus on all three packaged titles, and show off upgraded models and textures to be used in the game - (finally) in a resolution they were meant to be seen. Check out the screens in the gallery…
3 weeks ago.
Nomura is harnessing his burning anger into Kingdom Hearts III
Tetsuya Nomura has a message for fans who pick up a copy of the Kingdom Hearts Memorial Ultimania, which saw its release in Japan today. The message, which has been translated here in English, paints perhaps a troubling picture of the director, who likely did not leave his position on Final Fantasy XV on the best of terms. Based on his comments, it can also be assumed that Kingdom Hearts III won't be the last title in the series. "If I…
3 weeks ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX commercials air on Japanese TV
Square Enix has given fans a chance to check out some of the TV commercials they're currently airing in Japan for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. Due out this week in Japan, the game brings together the Final Mix versions of Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, along with HD cutscenes detailing the events of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. Check them out below. …
3 weeks ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX has two Platinum trophies
Tracking site Exophase has revealed the set of obtainable trophies for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, due out in Japan later this week. Rounding out all three titles, players can collect 102 trophies in total - with both Kingdom Hearts II and Birth by Sleep offering up two separate Platinum trophies for full completion as well. Read on for each list, complete with icons, descriptions and of course spoilers. Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix Kingdom Hearts…
4 weeks ago.
Square Enix looking at HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D
Square Enix is looking at the possibility of doing a remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura has said in this week's Famitsu. Nomura said the company is considering putting a HD version of the game, originally released on Nintendo 3DS in 2012, as it's the only game in the series that hasn't been 'HD'ified' as yet. Considering the game's importance in the series timeline, this isn't of huge surprise. You could also put two-and-two…
1 month ago.
There's a new secret movie in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX
Less than a month out until its domestic release in Japan, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX has already found its way into the hands of reviewers in Japan. The first outlet making the rounds is Dengeki Online, who've posted an extensive overview on their own site as well as the discovery of a brand-new secret ending unrelated to anything found in the originals. Finding this video seems relatively simple: all you need to do is watch the two hours of…
1 month ago.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX gets one final Japanese trailer
With just under a month to go until the domestic release of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, Square Enix has today released a final trailer of sorts showcasing each story apart of this PS3 package. Both Kingdom Hearts II and Birth by Sleep see their Final Mix versions remastered into HD, with the cutscenes and battle moments from Re:coded compiled together into a lengthy HD movie. The game itself will hit Japanese shelves on October 2nd. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5…
1 month ago.
Square Enix rolls out open casting call for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX fan video
Fans of Kingdom Hearts have a chance to participate in an official collaboration video, Square Enix has announced today. Leading up to the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, a casting call will be held at a surprise location in the Greater Los Angeles area. Those who wish to enter need only to share their love of the Kingdom Hearts series by answering a handful of simple questions related to the HD release. The team at Square Enix will…
1 month ago.
The worlds of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep HD
Square Enix continues its introductory video series featuring Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX today with a quick look at the various worlds present in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep - the prequel to the original Kingdom Hearts. Birth by Sleep follows the three stories and perspectives of Terra, Aqua and Ventus as they travel to Castle of Dreams, Deep Space, Olympus Coliseum, Enchanted Dominion, and more. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is due out in Japan on October 2nd and…
1 month ago.
The new features of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX
Square Enix has prepared a new trailer today, bringing together familiar faces and new challenges that await in the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. Today's trailer takes a look at all of the little extras found in the collection, including new enemies and bosses like Roxas and the Monster of the Sea, “Monstro” never-before-seen cutscenes like “How it All Began” that offer deeper storylines, new playable episodes like the “Realm of Darkness” and new challenges including “Mushroom XIII” and…
2 months ago.
Another look at Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep HD
Square Enix has released another batch of screenshots for Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, one of the main titles included in the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. Today's set of images take a look at various combat effects, mini-games and Disney worlds that main characters Terra, Aqua and Ventus find themselves apart of. Adding further depth and detail to the series, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is a fully remastered HD compilation of Kingdom Hearts II FINAL MIX and…
2 months ago.
Square Enix brings Theatrhythm, Kingdom Hearts HD to PAX Prime
Square Enix is readying itself for PAX Prime starting next week with a handful of titles on display for fans to experience from some of their more storied franchises. Those who attend the show this year will have the opportunity to try out Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX as well as Dragon Quest VIII (Mobile) and Dragon Quest IV (Mobile). Fans can also get their hands on some of Square's Western titles such as Lara…
2 months ago.
The Disney worlds of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX
Square Enix has released a set of new videos today detailing the various Disney worlds found within the games of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. Players will be able to explore Agrabah (Aladdin), Atlantica (The Little Mermaid), Beast’s Castle (Beauty and the Beast), Port Royale (Pirates of the Caribbean), Disney Castle, Timeless River (Steambot Willie), Halloween Town (The Nightmare Before Christmas), Pride Land (The Lion King), Olympus Coliseum (Hercules), The Land of Dragons (Mulan), Space Paranoids (Tron), and 100 Acre…
2 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep HD screenshots
A new batch of Kingdom Hearts screenshots has surfaced today, providing a look at the Birth by Sleep segment of the upcoming HD collection. Tracing the story of events that take place before the original Kingdom Hearts, Birth by Sleep introduced fans to Aqua, Terra, and Ventus and their own journeys across various worlds. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is due out on December 2nd in North America and December 6th in Europe with a Japanese release on October 2nd.…
3 months 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…
3 months 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…
3 months 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…
3 months 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…