To celebrate the release of Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind, there will be an exhibit held at Tokyo, Shibuya-ku 2-24-12 Shibuya Scramble Square, on the 12F of the Event Space from January 31 to February 2. It will be known as the Connected Hearts Exhibition, and with it, a campaign being held seven winners will be selected and given a special piece of artwork.
Note: Delivery of prizes is limited to Japan residents only.
● The person must have a good terms Twitter account and not have it set as "Private".
● The person's account must be able to accept DMs.
● The person must be following the official KH twitter (@_KINGDOMHEARTS)
※ To enter, please retweet the tweet.
※ Use the hashtag ＃繋がるハート展 in your retweet.
※ Once a winner has been chosen, the winner will be DMed by the official KH Twitter. (NOTE: The winner will not be able to choose which gift they'll get.)
Campaign duration: January 31~February 9
Translation credit goes to KH13's Ryuji!
You can take a look at some images of the event's artwork and set up below!
The Seven Hearts' names roughly translate to Journey, Destiny, Promise, Twilight, Duplicity, Missing and Eternal.
A new Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] announcement has gone live concerning a new project simply dubbed 'Project Xehanort'. This announcement was teased earlier today. Very little is known about this project except for that it concerns Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] in some way.
There is currently a 'Guess the Name Campaign' taking place where if you can manage to guess the name for this mysterious project, you can win prizes! Details for this campaign will be on the site here. Additionally, this project has its own Twitter page as well.
As a hint given by the English Twitter account, this game's title has 8 letters and 2 words.
What are your thoughts on Project Xehanort which has seemingly come out of nowhere and do you have any guesses for what its true name will be? Discuss and let us know in the comments below!
The Square Enix team conducted an interview with Tetsuya Nomura ahead of Re Mind's release. This interview, on Playstation.Blog, consists of Nomura reflecting on the release of Kingdom Hearts III.
While this interview does not contain any noteworthy new information, it does contain some of Nomura's mentality and the way he perceives Kingdom Hearts III, certain characters and other aspects.
The official Japanese Kingdom Hearts Twitter account has uploaded a preview video showcasing some of the Limit Cut Episode bosses coming in the Re Mind DLC! You can view the video below. Due to the nature of this content, it, along with several screenshots will be in spoiler boxes. View at your own discretion.
Are you more excited to fight these exceedingly difficult bosses? Let us know!
The 13 Darknesses edition of the "7 Lights and 13 Darknesses Q&A", a series of questions and answers related to ReMind, answered by Kingdom Hearts III director Testuya Nomura and co-director Tai Yasue was posted. We covered the content of the 7 Lights portion of the Q&A prior. Translations for this interview have been concluded. Credit to @_KH_ENGLISH on Twitter for the translations!
WARNING: The interview contains spoilers for Kingdom Hearts III. Reader discretion is advised if you haven't cleared the game yet.
A new announcement related to Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is set to be made on January 23rd at 10 AM JST/5 PM PST, following shortly after the release of Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind. This news was tweeted simultaneously by both the Japanese and English Twitter accounts for Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], so whatever this news is about, it is likely going to affect both versions of the game around the same time. Both of these tweets were accompanied by a piece of artwork by series director Tetsuya Nomura, depicting Young Xehanort and Young Eraqus alongside several other characters whose figures have been blurred out.
What could this announcement possibly be about? Let us know what you think it is in the comments below!
Kingdom Hearts III version 1.09 is now available to download! This free update includes the much anticipated version 1.07 data, and prepares the game for the release of the Re Mind DLC. All in all, this update adds the Oathkeeper and Oblivion Keyblades, the Light Form, Dark Form, and Double Form formchanges, and various fixes and stability improvements.
For those who are looking to obtain Oathkeeper and Oblivion, you must first obtain the two Proof items, Proof of Promises for Oathkeeper (find all 90 Lucky Emblems), and Proof of Times Past for Oblivion (complete the game on Critical Mode). These items can be turned in to the Moogle Shop in order to obtain the Keyblades. Like previous Keyblades, both the Proof items and their corresponding Keyblades will carry over between save files, allowing you to keep the Keyblades when starting a new playthrough.
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind releases in all regions in less than 24 hours! We hope everyone is prepared for what it will bring!
U-TREASURE has recently revealed three new Kingdom Hearts themed silver Wayfinder earrings. The earrings come in the colors orange, blue and green, each representing the characters Terra, Aqua, and Ventus, and can be pre-ordered starting January 25, 2020, for the price of ¥17,600($160.07) for one earring, or ¥35,200($320.07) for a pair.
You can view and pre-order each of the earrings below
Kingdom Hearts Aqua Silver Wayfinder Earring
Kingdom Hearts Terra Silver Wayfinder Earring
Kingdom Hearts Ventus Silver Wayfinder Earring
U-TREASURE have previously revealed matching Wayfinder bracelets and necklaces along with other Kingdom Hearts themed jewelry sets.
Will you be pre-ordering these beautiful earrings? Let us know in the comments below!
The official Japanese Kingdom Hearts Twitter account has uploaded a short video showcasing the 'Slide Show 'functionality in the upcoming Re Mind DLC!
There are a plethora of photos shown off here with some being cute, and others being especially humorous!
This slide show features a variety of customization to a level that many weren't expecting. Once again, you view this promotional 'Slide Show' video on the official Kingdom Hearts Japanese Twitter account here.
Are you more excited to play around with the 'Slide Show' mode more in the upcoming Re Mind DLC? Let us know!
Square Enix have released a blog article which looks back on several instances of Kingdom Hearts news in 2019. This article recaps events such as the release of Kingdom Hearts III, the announcement of Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind, the announcement of the Kingdom Hearts compilations coming to Xbox One, and the public release of the Kingdom Hearts III demo.
While the article serves as a great look back at the time since Kingdom Hearts III's release, the section which covers Re Mind's announcement also included something far more interesting: a statement referencing a "new world" included with the DLC. This section of the article has since been edited to remove said statement.
Thank you to Kingdom Hearts Insider for finding this information!
It is currently unclear whether this is referring to an existing world being given much more content, such as Scala ad Caelum or The Final World, or if it refers to an entirely new environment which will contain some of Re Mind's features. It is also possible that this might be a simple mistake. Regardless, Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind releases on Thursday, January 23rd, so we will find out exactly what this entails soon!
Recently, a Q&A was held on Twitter featuring the co-director of Kingdom Hearts III, Tai Yasue, where he answers 7 questions about the additions of Re Mind. Credits to @_KH_ENGLISH for fully translating all these questions!
Square Enix have revealed a Gummiphone iPhone case based off of the Gummiphone in Kingdom Hearts III!
You can pre-order this phone case on either the Square Enix E-Store or Aitai Kuji for ¥5,280, which is approximately $45.50 USD.
Credit to aibo_ac7 for the find!
Will you picking up this stylish case? Let us know in the comments below!
The official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account tweeted two photos showcasing Sora in a brand new form called 'Double Form'. This form has Sora dual wielding both the Oathkeeper and Oblivion keyblades which are set to release alongside the upcoming Re Mind DLC in update 1.07!
Additionally, the Japanese portal site for Re Mind has received a massive update with the 'Data Greeting', 'Slideshow Function' and 'Premium Menu' sections finally being filled in.
The 'Data Greeting' menu has been revealed, with it showing off character avatars at the bottom of the screen. There are also what looks like backdrops you can choose from on the left.
The 'Slideshow Function' shows off several photos that are able to be taken in the upcoming photo mode being added into Re Mind. Dream Eaters, Kairi, Aqua and other characters are all making appearances in this preview shot!
The 'Premium Menu' has also received an informative screenshot that we are working on translating as soon as we can! We can certainly conclude that there certainly are many options to configure and choose from however.
You can view all of these photos in the gallery above. Additionally, there is also a new screenshot of Sora performing an updated version of the 'Magic Flash' finisher ability.
There are a variety of screenshots to translate and we will update this article when we have completed it all.
Are you more excited for Re Mind now with these screenshots and if so, what additions in particular are you excited to try out? Let us know in the comments below!
UPDATE: We have now translated the Re Mind portal site!
The very top of the page reads "Another story which Sora did not know of. Reunite with friends met in the past and many more new features."
Afterwards, we are greeted by the various sections all detailing specific additions in Re Mind!
Firstly, the 'Additional Scenarios' section reads "This is the story behind the scenes during the climax. Sora, who traveled back in time before the final fight at the Keyblade Graveyard, follows the hearts of the Seven Guardians of Light and experiences what each guardian fought against."
The 'Limit Cut Episode & Boss' section reads "You will be able to battle 13 bosses - Organization XIII members - in challenging fights. Use your guard to find openings for attacks to fight the toughest bosses."
The 'Playable Character' section reads "It will now be possible to change to characters such as Riku, Aqua, Roxas and Kairi. In certain battles you will be able to perform attacks with your teammates."
The 'Data Greeting' section reads "Choose characters and locations to take a photo of your liking. It will be possible to change expressions and poses for characters, allowing you to adjust anything."
From top to bottom, this screenshot says
-"Destiny Islands, Location 01"
- "Main Characters "
- "Please select a location for the photo."
This second screenshot for 'Data Greeting' says "Dream Eaters" at the top of the menu. The bottom of the screenshot says "Please select an object to place".
At the right of the screenshot, where we can see numbers, there appear to be certain limitations towards what you can place. You seem to able to place a total of 25 characters, 25 objects and 3 effects at any given time. Additionally, there is an option to use filters. This screenshot has them set to 'OFF'.
The 'Slide Show' section reads "Photos can be played back as a slideshow along with music."
The first screenshot above is in 'Edit' mode. The top right says "Select/deselect photos to use". The text at the bottom of the screenshot says "Please select a photo to change".
This second screenshot of the 'Slide Show' section is in 'Preview' mode. The very top right of the screenshot says "Shuffle, Help, Change frame".
The list on the left side of the screen from top to bottom says
-??? (We were not able to identify the text here)
The 'Premium Menu' section reads "Many restrictions can be combined in Black Code for more enjoyment in battles. Score points can be obtained from defeating certain bosses. Your rank will increase depending on the points accumulated."
From top to bottom, the list on the left of the screenshot says
-"No Shotlocks allowed"
-"No cure" which is also highlighted on this screenshot, has text at the bottom saying "All forms of Cure can not be used by any team member."
-"No battle items can be used"
-"No form changes/grand magics" [The game will not even prompt you to use those if this option is set to ON.]
-"No attraction flow"
-"No team attacks"
It is worth noting here that these options can be turned 'ON' and 'OFF' at any given time. However, as Nomura said in his recent Famitsu interview, it will not be possible to access the Premium Menu at any given time. Additionally, there was no information on 'Fast Pass' shown in any of these screenshots.
The achievements on the right side of the screenshot say
-"Lump of Horror 1000P"
-"Grim Guardianess 1000P"
-"Chaos Carriage 5000P"
-"King of Toys 1000P"
No images were provided for the 'Secret Episode & Boss' section. There is only a statement reiterating that a secret episode and secret boss exist. Additionally, there are no screenshots for the 'English Voice Mode' section. This is an option exclusive to the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind where Japanese players get the option to switch to English voices. No word on a 'Japanese' Voice Mode' for the global audience has been made.
The bottom of the portal site summarizes the January updates releasing for Kingdom Hearts III. From top to bottom, this listed summary reads
-"Free update version 1.07:"
-"Update on main story"
-"Keyblades Oathkeeper and Oblivion + new forms (keyblades have requirements to obtain them)"
-"Restrictions have been lifted for the Share function"
Finally, the bottom of the page briefly details the Japanese exclusive custom theme that comes from pre-ordering Re Mind by February 24th JST. New information on this theme has been revealed today as well.
Update 1.07 for Kingdom Hearts III can drop literally any time now and with Re Mind waiting in the wings, a plethora of Kingdom Hearts III content is about to unfold! What are you looking forward to the most in Re Mind? Let us know in the comments below!
Credit to our team's Ryuji and Solis for their incredible translations!
UPDATE (1/20/20): The official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account has recently released official English versions of the images on the Re Mind portal site, which are also now in much higher quality!
You can view these images below.
PlayStation Japan has updated the file size for Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind on the JP PlayStation Store. The file size is listed at 14.2 GB for the bundle while the concert bundle is listed at 22.6 GB. *PLEASE NOTE that the Japanese Re Mind bundle will include a English Mode, so the file size may vary across different regions*
The North American PlayStation Store has the DLC + Concert bundle listed at 8.4 GB while the regular bundle doesn't have a file size currently listed.
The Australian PlayStation Store reportedly had the DLC + Concert bundle at 8.4 GB as well while the Xbox One version has a smaller file size of 6.41 GB.
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind will be available on January 23rd on PlayStation 4 and February 25th for Xbox One. Preview videos for the -World of Tres- concert video were uploaded onto Kingdom Hearts' YouTube channel.
UPDATE [Jan 19 2020]: PlayStation Japan have updated the preview image on the Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind pre-order with new artwork of Sora and Kairi sharing a paopu fruit. You can view it below.
The full version has been posted by @MysticDistance. You can view it below.
Keep up to KH13.com for the latest Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind news and information!