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Poll: The Most Beloved Japanese Action Games

[Images: Square Enix | Nintendo | Konami] Over the decades, there have been so many great action games. But which one do people in Japan like best? This poll might shed light on that question. Advertisement In Japan, Weekly Famitsu has been asking readers about their favorite game in various genres. The results are in for the first of these polls, which was for action games. The poll was conducted between April 6 and April 16 of this year, with 1,161 Famitsu readers replying (out of that, 73 percent were men, 23 were women and 4 percent left that blank). Thirteen percent were in their teens, 37 percent were in their 20s, 33 percent were in their 30s, 13 percent were in their 40s and 1 percent were in their 50s. Advertisement Note that each person was allowed to vote for up to three titles (though, people could only vote for one or two if they wanted). Famitsu then calculated these votes as “points.” While the game titles have been localized for clarity, the hardware platforms are as listed by Famitsu. 20. Mega Man 2 READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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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 (translation courtesy of Gematsu): At @MagicMonaco, #KH director Tetsuya Nomura spoke about his work & career and revealed this new #KH3 screenshot! — 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 — 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…


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

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Kingdom Hearts’ Aqua Announced as New Play Arts Kai Figure

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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…

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Nomura: Final Fantasy VII Remake & Kingdom Hearts III Still Have a Way to Go

In the latest issue of Famitsu this week, director Tetsuya Nomura revealed that the wait for Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III will be a bit longer, but he hopes to share more details on each at some point this year. Asked about the state of Kingdom Hearts III’s development (translated by Gematsu), Nomura said there is still some ways to go: While I can’t make a sweeping statement because the development process is different from what we’ve done so far, there are still worlds untouched. Production is progressing on unannounced worlds, in a state that we cannot show them off. In terms of the state of development, there is still some way to go. Asked the same question about Final Fantasy VII Remake, Nomura said we’ll have to wait a bit longer for both games because he wants to make sure they meet our expectations: We’re steadily progressing on production. While we are making them, I apologize that the wait will be a bit longer for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake. I am very sorry, but to that degree I will make a game that will meet your expectations. Last year, I didn’t put out much information on either title, READ FULL STORY AT…

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 on PS4 Have the Same Content as the PS3 Versions

[embedded content] When Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix and Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix come to PlayStation 4 in March as part of the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, they won’t have any additional content over the PlayStation 3 versions. Asked by Dengeki Online about any possible changes to the 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, Director Tetsuya Nomura said (translated by Google Translate): The contents are the same as the two HD remaster in the past. Because six games are recorded on one game disc of PS4, it is easier to play. Back when Square Enix brought the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster to PS4, they added cross-save functionality and the ability to switch between the original and remastered music in Final Fantasy X. The final box art for the Remix hasn’t been revealed by Square Enix yet, but Nomura says you shouldn’t expect any changes from the PS3 versions: I do not think so. Because three illustrations are connected to KH 1.5, KH 2.5, KH 2.8 packages, meaning will not connect if you draw newly. Those who think, ‘What?’, please arrange three illustrations and see the poses and background of Sora. The 1.5 + 2.5 Remix is priced at $49.99 USD, includes everything on one disc, and will have 60 frames-per-second gameplay. Here’s…


Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Limited Edition Includes Exclusive Collector’s Pin

Square Enix has announced a limited edition for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue that comes with an exclusive King Mickey Mouse and Sora collector’s pin. Those who pre-order will automatically receive this edition. According to the game’s official Twitter account, the limited edition will be available via participating retailers and the Square Enix online store. Worth noting, however, that the link shared leads to the developer’s European store and as of this writing, the listing hasn’t gone live on the North American store but we’ll update our readers if/when it does. Participating retailers have yet to be confirmed as well. In the meantime, you can check out the official Western cover for the game below. Here is the official western cover of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue! — Kingdom Hearts (@KINGDOMHEARTS) October 6, 2016 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue releases on PlayStation 4 on January 24, 2017. Japan gets it a little early on January 12. [Source: Square Enix Online Store (EU), Kingdom Hearts (Twitter)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


Halloween Events Come to Kingdom Hearts: Unchained χ on iOS, Android

Kingdom Hearts: Unchained χ: Earn Items and Costumes in the New Halloween Events Square Enix and Disney are celebrating the spooky holiday in Kingdom Hearts: Unchained χ throughout October with several limited-time events featuring prizes for newcomers and veterans alike. Keyblade wielders will be able to participate in the following Halloween events to earn powerful items, costumes, and more. Jack Skellington, Halloween Town Sora, and other favorites will also be making appearances all month. Jack Skellington Medal Event (Oct. 1-16) – Defeat special Halloween-themed Heartless enemies in these special event stages to earn a Jack Skellington Medal. Weekend Raid Events All Month (Oct. 1-30) – Each weekend, battle the mighty Hocus Pocus raid boss to earn Chip, Dale, and Moogle Medals, which can be used to upgrade character Medals and earn Munny. Coliseum Ranking Prizes (Oct. 1-31) – Complete ranking quests in the Coliseum to earn powerful skill upgrades and special Vampire outfits. Extra Coliseum Event (Oct. 3-9) – High-level players can earn Gems to upgrade their Keyblades by challenging Cloud and other powerful enemies in the Coliseum during this event. Later in the month, the Halloween Heartless will make a comeback, and players can defeat them to earn a Halloween Sora Medal…


Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage Hands-on Preview – Return of the King…dom Hearts (PS4)

Aqua was just minding her own business and thinking about where to get a good donut after all this Heartless business was settled, when suddenly time jumped forward five hours. The road out of town was also suddenly destroyed, and it soon became clear that Aqua’s goal was to turn back time in order to remake the road and get the hell out of Dodge. My job in the Tokyo Game Show demo of Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – a Fragmentary Passage (whew) was to take Aqua around the shattered remains of a town, platforming when necessary and otherwise defeating Heartless in action RPG combat, then striking clock gears to wind back the clock and rebuild one section of the road at a time. …That is to say, my job was to, you know, play Kingdom Hearts. (Forgive me if this town is an actual Kingdom Hearts town that I can’t put my finger on. The aesthetic felt very Traverse Town-ish, but it wasn’t. I feel like it was new, but no one at Square Enix had any idea, when I asked, because that’s how helpful any given company’s own employees are at TGS. Update: I’ve been told it’s…