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“Welcome to Kingdom Hearts” Video Released

[embedded content] The release of the remastered version of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix for the PlayStation 4 gives many newer gamers a chance to finally experience a large chunk of the classic PlayStation franchise. And to help them begin their journey, Square Enix has released a new “Welcome to Kingdom Hearts” video to give the series’ new players a glimpse of what Kingdom Hearts is all about. The video shows the game’s main protagonist Sora as well as several of the game’s playable and non-playable characters from the Disney franchise including Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Captain Jack Sparrow, and more. It also shows some of the Disney villains you’ll encounter, such as Maleficent, and a few of the Disney worlds you’ll be able to explore. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix was released in North America last March and compiles six of the franchise’s games into a single release. The six titles in the remaster include Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, King Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. [Source: Kingdom Hearts (YouTube), Kingdom Hearts (Twitter)] READ FULL STORY…


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:! Coming to EU on 28 Feb! — 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 (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…