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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…

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Check Out the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix Jump Festa 2017 Trailer

[embedded content] Square Enix showed off a very brief but nostalgic trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix at Jump Festa 2017, which you check out above. We don’t have an official video for it but this clip courtesy of YouTube user KH13.com, for Kingdom Hearts shall suffice in the meanwhile. In case you missed it, here’s what you’ll find in the $49.99 disc for 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 2 Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Re:coded The games will run at 60 frames-per-second and will include more than 160 hours of gameplay. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix is coming to PlayStation 4 on March 28, 2017 in North America and March 31, 2017 in Europe. Are our readers looking forward to it? For more on Kingdom Hearts, check out our previous coverage and stay tuned for updates. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Trailer Is Simple and Clean

[embedded content] In a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Square Enix offers up a look at the gameplay and cutscenes of the PlayStation 4 collection, all set to Simple and Clean Ray of Hope Mix, a remix version of the theme by Utada Hikaru. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 launches on January 24, 2017, and it includes Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD; Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage –, a playable episode that stars Aqua, takes place after Birth By Sleep, and links to the story of Kingdom Hearts III; and Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] Back Cover, an HD movie that tells the story of the Foretellers. Square Enix adds that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 is “the final update leading up to the highly-anticipated entry in the franchise, Kingdom Hearts III, which will conclude Xehanort’s Dark Seeker Saga.” We should hear more about KHIII after HD 2.8 is released. In Japan, Square Enix will offer a special Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary 500GB and 1TB PS4 Slims through the Sony Store. Japan’s also getting the Champion Summon: Sora DLC for World of Final Fantasy on January 12 (the same day HD 2.8 comes out), suggesting that North America and Europe will get the DLC on January 24. If you want more Kingdom Hearts in 2017, don’t forget that Kingdom Hearts…

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New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Trailer Shows Off New and Remastered Content

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Trailer Shows All New Content and Remastered Releases A new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue launches to bring the Kingdom Hearts series one step closer to the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3. When will Kingdom Hearts 3 launch? Hopefully one day. But don’t worry, 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is here to fill in those gaps (and the hole in your heart) with extra story content until that day. The beloved Final Fantasy/Disney fusion franchise from Square Enix includes an array of console, handheld, mobile games, and more, all with unique content to stitch together the storyline of Kingdom Hearts. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a high definition, remastered collection of three games in the series that did not launch on console, including the Nintendo 3DS game Dream Drop Distance, the PSP game Birth By Sleep with a new playable episode, and Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and will launch on January 12 in Japan, and January 24 in North America and Europe. Check out the trailer below! In the trailer, not only

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New Kingdom Hearts III Story Details Revealed

Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai Sora action figure packaging has revealed some new story details about Kingdom Hearts III. The merchandise isn’t out in the West until January 30, 2017 but thanks to Twitter user ArikaMiz (via Gematsu), we can see what the box says. With the world under the control of a single Master, the final struggle for true peace begins. Through countless adventures across many worlds in his long battle against the darkness, Sora, once a little boy who only dreamed worlds beyond his island even existed, has grown up to a dashing young man. Now he is realizing that that battle has played out exactly as Master Xehanort had planned, and the second Keyblade War, the final struggle between light and dark, looms ahead. To counter the overwhelming darkness, Sora and his friends must gather the seven guardians of light. His best friend Riku and King Mickey seek out a battle-scarred Keyblade wielder, while Sora, Donald, and Goofy set off on a journey to find “the Key to Return Hearts.” Never-before-featured Disney worlds set the stage for another daring adventure to save the universe! Chosen by the Keyblade, he is the one whose heart’s light never fails…

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A Guide To Kingdom Hearts' Baffling Upcoming Game Titles

I believe it was Albert Einstein who once said there are three constants in life: Death, taxes, and Kingdom Hearts names being really fucking dumb. As a result, you may be confused about which games are coming in the near future. Fear not: We’re here to help. Advertisement There are three Kingdom Hearts games currently announced for release. One of them is a brand new game; two are compilations of older games (and some extra new stuff). Let’s start with the easiest one: Kingdom Hearts III Nice and simple. Announced at E3 2013, Kingdom Hearts III is the next game in the franchise, and it’ll be out whenever they finish perfectly rendering Jar Jar Binks. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX + HD 2.5 ReMIX Forget everything you’ve learned about math. This is not Kingdom Hearts 4—it’s a compilation of games and movies that’ll be out for PS4 in March. Actually, it’s a compilation of two compilations. KHHD1.5R and KHHD2.5R were both already released separately on PlayStation 3. Fans requested a PS4 version, so Square slapped them both together into one 60FPS package that they announced last week. Advertisement A quick description of what’s inside: From HD 1.5: 1) Kingdom Hearts Final…

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Kingdom Hearts III News Coming After 2.8, Sora Joins World of Final Fantasy

As if World of Final Fantasy couldn’t get any more adorable, Square Enix has announced that they are adding Sora to the game. As announced on Twitter, he’ll be a free addition to the recently released role-playing game. The chibi-version of the Keyblade wielding fighter will appear this Winter. The @KingdomHearts Twitter account also said that “the team are currently preparing other collaborative works so please look forward to them!” That’s not the only Kingdom Hearts news, though, as the Twitter account gave us some new details right after saying they don’t “have any news.” Look, Square Enix works in mysterious ways, so it’s best not to question it. The news that they did share was regarding a new Drive Form called the Guard Form. Check it out below: As we don’t have any news for #KHIII, Nomura-san would like to offer everyone a sneak peek at Guard Form – a new Drive Form! pic.twitter.com/oMmWzJgq7i — Kingdom Hearts (@KINGDOMHEARTS) October 27, 2016 They also gave some additional information on it: The Guard Form shield mentioned earlier was transformed from the Keyblade of Herc’s Shield which has been shown previously. This power form was edited as it is the Keyblade from a world that…

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World of Final Fantasy to Add Kingdom Hearts’ Sora via Free DLC

World of Final Fantasy: Kingdom Hearts’ Sora will be Available for a Limited Time this Winter for Free Square Enix today announced that Sora, the beloved star of the Kingdom Hearts series, has been given an adorable World of Final Fantasy makeover, and will be available as free downloadable content for the game this winter. Commemorating the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue early next year, Sora will be available for download for a limited time only, appearing in his Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD outfit. Further information on how to obtain the Sora champion summon will follow at a later date. In our review of World of Final Fantasy, we said, “World of Final Fantasy is a surprisingly unique and entertaining addition to the Final Fantasy franchise that uses its cuteness, humor, and accessibility to draw you in. Having similar characteristics to that of Pokemon, Shin Megami Tensei, and Kingdom Hearts, it provides a medium many will appreciate and come to love.” World of Final Fantasy is now available for PlayStation 4 for $59.99 and PlayStation Vita for $39.99. The Day One edition includes extra digital content, including an exclusive Sephiroth summon and the Japanese voice-over option add-on.   Source: Press Release. The…

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix Comes to PS4 on March 28, 2017

[embedded content] Bundling together Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix, Square Enix announced today that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix is coming to PlayStation 4 on March 28, 2017 in North America and March 31, 2017 in Europe. Priced at $49.99 USD, putting everything on one disc, offering 60 frames-per-second gameplay, and including more than 160 hours of gameplay, here’s everything you’ll find in the 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 2 Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Square Enix also brought out the opening movie for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, which releases on January 24, 2017 for PS4: [embedded content] After the launch of HD 2.8, Square Enix says we’ll learn more about Kingdom Hearts 3. Will you be getting the remastered bundle on PS4? [Source: Kingdom Hearts (1), (2), (3), Square Enix] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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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! pic.twitter.com/hlAzb8Dq1b — 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!

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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…

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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…