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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix Day One Update Confirmed, Fight the Darkness Trailer Released

[embedded content] When Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix launches next week for PlayStation 4 in the West, it will have a day one update that fixes various issues, Square Enix has revealed: #KH Community, thanks for your questions! We’re addressing various issues before the game releases on Mar 28th (NA) & Mar 31st (EU). For NA and EU players, a Day 1 patch will be available at launch to match the JP update. We’ll keep an eye out for additional notes. According to a user on GameFAQs who obtained an early copy of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, update 1.02 is already available to download and it weighs in at 4.8GB. After spending some time with the patched version of Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix, the user said they didn’t encounter any issues with saving, but they did experience minor lag when opening some chests. You can learn more about the issues Japanese players have experienced with 1.5 + 2.5 Remix over here and here, courtesy of Bizkit047. For more details on Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, check out the above new trailer. [Source: Kingdom Hearts (1), (2), GameFAQs (1), (2), (3), Pastebin (1), (2) via KHInsider, Reddit] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III Director Discusses New Screenshots

New screenshots of the upcoming and highly anticipated titles from Square Enix, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III, were shown off at the MAGIC 2017 convention in Monaco last month. And at the event the director of both titles, Tetsuya Nomura, spoke to Famitsu about the screenshots that were shown off, sharing a bit of information about his upcoming games. For Kingdom Hearts III, you showed a battle scene in the city of Thebes in Olympus. A huge Heartless was your opponent, but is that a boss battle? Nomura: “It’s a battle scene against the Rock Troll. It will be treated as a mid-boss.” We’ve heard that Keyblades have two transformation patterns, but which Keyblade is that? Nomura: “The Keyblades we’re currently making have two transformation patterns. It should be noted that similar to the Keyblade that transforms into a tank and shield that we showed this time, there is not always a division of attack and defense. The Keyblade that appeared in the previous trailer transforms into a pair of crossbows for each hand and a bazooka. How a Keyblade transforms depends on the Keyblade.” What is that “Link” command in the menu? Nomura: “That READ FULL…

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix on PS4 Includes Four Platinum Trophies

[embedded content] Exophase has revealed that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix for PlayStation 4 includes four Platinum Trophies – one each for Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix. In total, the $49.99 USD collection includes 201 Trophies to unlock. As KHInsider points out, there are some differences between the PS3 and PS4 Trophy lists. For instance, some of the difficulty Trophies are now stackable, and you now only need to obtain 30 or more Gummi Ship blueprints (instead of all of them) to unlock the Gummi Ship Collector Trophy in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix. Here’s a look at some of the Trophies included with each title in the 1.5 + 2.5 Remix for PS4: Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Platinum Kingdom Hearts Master – Obtain all trophies. Gold Proud Player – Clear Final Mix on Proud. Speedster – Defeat the World of Chaos in the End of the World within 15 hours. Silver Final Mix Master – Clear game on Final Mix or a higher difficulty level. Unchanging Armor – Clear the game without changing equipment. Undefeated – Clear the game without using a continue. Level Master – Get Sora to Level 100. READ…

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix PlayStation Store Pre-Orders Come With a PS4 Theme

Square Enix has confirmed that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix for PlayStation 4 will be available digitally in both North America and Europe. Pre-orders are currently live in North America, and will go live in Europe on February 28. By pre-ordering 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, you’ll receive this theme: Receive a #KH 1.5+2.5 stained glass #PSN theme by pre-ordering from @PlayStation: https://t.co/i0M990De8M! Coming to EU on 28 Feb! pic.twitter.com/DYAodJOuiM — Kingdom Hearts (@KINGDOMHEARTS) February 23, 2017 According to the North America PlayStation Store page, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix has a “50GB minimum save size,” and the digital version will unlock at 12am PT/3am ET on Tuesday, March 28. Here’s what’s included in Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics) Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics) Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix releases on March 28 in North America and March 31 in Europe. [Source: PlayStation Store, Kingdom Hearts] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Square Enix Shares New Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake Screenshots

At the 2017 Monaco Anime Game International Conference, Square Enix shared one new screenshot from Kingdom Hearts III and two new screenshots from the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake. There wasn’t a lot of info on offer but we got something at least. Check out the images below followed by some info relayed by Gameblog.fr (translation courtesy of Gematsu): At @MagicMonaco, #KH director Tetsuya Nomura spoke about his work & career and revealed this new #KH3 screenshot! pic.twitter.com/GzDiwOK01H — Kingdom Hearts (@KINGDOMHEARTS) February 18, 2017 “This is the first time we show this screenshot of Kingdom Hearts III. It’s happening in Thebes and they are fighting a new model of the Heartless. The Keyblade turns into a lot of things. Here it is a shield, but it can also be transformed into a chariot. This is called Power Form.” Looks like Cloud has been spotted in this new #FFVII Remake screenshot Tetsuya Nomura revealed at @MagicMonaco pic.twitter.com/luANpLTUDI — Final Fantasy (@FinalFantasy) February 18, 2017 “I’ve put a lot of attention into the combat system, and it’s going to happen without interruption. In meetings, we’ve had a lot of problems with the grenades.” We’re told allies won’t take damage from READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix Will Run at 4K/60fps on PS4 Pro

When it releases on March 28 in North America and March 31 in Europe, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix will include support for 4K/60 frames-per-second gameplay on PlayStation 4 Pro, Square Enix announced today. It was also revealed that there will be Limited Edition, available exclusively through Square Enix’s Online Store. Priced at $49.99 USD (just like the regular edition), the Limited Edition includes a collectible pin featuring Sora. Here’s everything you’ll find on Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix’s one disc: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics) Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics) According to the below video from Digital Foundry, the most recent release, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, includes 4K support on PS4 Pro for the remastered version of Dream Drop Distance. Frame-rate, meanwhile, is 30fps on both PS4 and PS4 Pro during cutscenes, and 60fps on both systems during gameplay. In Aqua’s episode, A Fragmentary Passage, Digital Foundry says you’ll find 1080p resolution on both PS4 and PS4 Pro, while frame-rate is 30fps on PS4 READ FULL STORY…

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Kingdom Hearts Gets the Pop! Vinyl Treatment; Keychains Coming Too!

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Kingdom Hearts’ Aqua Announced as New Play Arts Kai Figure

Kingdom Hearts III Celebrates Final Fantasy VII 20th Anniversary

Today is Final Fantasy VII’s 20th anniversary as well as the 30th anniversary of the entire franchise and part of Square Enix’s celebration included releasing key artwork for the upcoming and highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake earlier today. The celebrations did not end there though as the people behind the company’s other big project, Kingdom Hearts III, also commemorated the event by posting a new screenshot from the game on the Kingdom Hearts official Twitter account. The screenshot shows the game’s protagonist Sora from behind looking up at a large tower. The image is reminiscent and is an obvious tribute to the original and iconic Final Fantasy VII key artwork that showed Cloud wielding his Buster Sword looking up at Shinra tower. While Cloud has appeared in previous Kingdom Hearts games before, there’s no indication that the character will make an appearance in Kingdom Hearts III and that the screenshot is nothing more than a celebratory gesture. Funnily enough, Kingdom Hearts III and the Final Fantasy VII remake are both games from Square Enix that have no set release dates. But with Kingdom Hearts also celebrating an anniversary later this year, it’s possible that Square Enix may unveil some…

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Update 1.02 Today Adjusts Aqua’s Episode

Square Enix released Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue update 1.02 today on PlayStation 4, which weighs in at 133MB and makes adjustments to Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage –, Aqua’s playable episode. Here’s the full list of patch notes for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 update 1.02: Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage – Main update content Controls Adjusted reflect (guard) response Adjusted cartwheel (evade) response Adjusted cancellation timing after a Barrier Cracker (counter) Adjusted MP consumption UI Adjusted camera speed Adjusted shortcut button response Adjusted magic command display System Proud Mode adjustments (lowered the amount of damage received from enemies) Critical Mode adjustments (increased the amount of damage dealt to enemies) Enemies Adjusted enemy AI and parameters Shortly after Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 launched earlier this week, players discovered that you were rewarded with free PS4 themes upon beating each game within the collection. However, at least in North America, players were charged $2.99 USD when they tried to download them. This pricing issue was fixed today (head to Extras once you’ve beaten a game). According to Reddit user hiimnewhere123, “For anyone wondering if the themes have music or anything special, they don’t. Icons are normal and…

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Launch Trailer Roars Online

Following its initial Japanese launch on January 12, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue has now expanded worldwide — and the launch trailer is here to prove it. Embedded below, the sizzle reel outlines the story that awaits across Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage, not to mention the HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance and the Kingdom Hearts χ [chi]: Back Cover movie. You can also catch our review right here. In related news, Sora is set to make his way into the World of Final Fantasy, where the Kingdom Hearts character will be introduced as a Champion summon. Now available across North America and Europe, it should be noted that the Sora add-on will be removed from PSN at the end of March. In celebration of the release of KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Sora is entering the world of Grymoire! As a brave Keyblade wielder with a strong heart, Sora will fight for the light and his friends no matter what challenges lay ahead! If you’ve installed the latest patch and unlocked the ability to invoke Champions, you will receive Sora’s Champion Medal. Sora is only available for a limited READ FULL…

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Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD: Final Chapter Prologue Review – Still Terrible Titles (PS4)

Square Enix seems to enjoy abusing their Kingdom Hearts fans. In order to get the full story behind the game, you need to purchase all of the various sequels that appear on various devices. Some were on PS2, one was on the Gameboy Advanced, two made their way to the DS, one to the 3DS, two to mobile, and one to the PSP. Do note that none of these were “official” sequels to the series, but offshoots that were crucial to understanding the main line of games. If you were brand loyal to the PlayStation, well, you had to wait until the 1.5 and 2.5 ReMixes in order to play most of them. Even then, the DS titles weren’t playable and were only presented as movies of their cut scenes. It’s hard being a Kingdom Hearts fan at times, and it requires a lot of patience. We’re still waiting for Kingdom Hearts III. We’re tired of these offshoots, even though they are fun. Who knows when KH3 will grace us with its presence, but in the meantime, here’s another port/offshoot compilation called (wait for it) Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD: Final Chapter Prologue. It contains a port of the 3DS game Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance (it’s 3 Ds…as in READ…

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Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Gives Us A Taste of Kingdom Hearts III, And It's Good

While the Dream Drop Distance HD remake is nice, and the extended cutscene for Kingdom Hearts χ is something you can watch, the real reason to pick up Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is the three hours we get to spend playing a big teaser for Kingdom Hearts III. Advertisement Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a PlayStation 4 collection consisting of an HD remake of 3DS game Dream Drop Distance, an hour-long cinematic for Kingdom Hearts χ and a short playable side story that expands upon a secret chapter from the PSP exclusive Birth By Sleep. It’s that last bit that’s the best of the bunch. Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage was created to give fans a taste of the elements coming in Kingdom Hearts III. With a lot of work still to be done on the third non-fraction numbered entry in the series, this is as close as players are going to get to Kingdom Hearts III for a while. A Fragmentary Passage picks up exactly where the secret READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Trophy List Revealed, Includes One Platinum

When Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue launches on January 24 for PlayStation 4, it will have 70 Trophies to unlock, including one Platinum. As Exophase reveals, Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD has 55 Trophies, and to unlock them all you’ll need to achieve 100% completion in Combat, Story, Items, and Game Records; complete all Secret Portals as both Sora and Riku; and more. Here’s the full list: Platinum Dream Drop Distance Master – Obtain all trophies. Gold Record Keeper – Achieve 100% completion in Combat, Story, Items, and Game Records. Seekers of Secrets – Complete all Secret Portals as both Sora and Riku. Silver Star Combatant – Achieve 100% completion in Combat. Storyteller – Achieve 100% completion in Story. Item Collector – Achieve 100% completion in Items. Level Masters – Achieve a cumulative level of 100. Flick Rush Fever – Achieve a Rush Level of 20. Bronze Droplet Magnet – Rack up 300 or more Drop Points in a single turn. Dream Dropper – Drop 100 or more times. Deft Diver – Complete a dive without taking damage. Ace Diver – Perform an A-Rank dive. Loyal Customer – Make a purchase at every Moogle Shop. Command Collector – Obtain all READ FULL…