A new update for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue has launched out of seemingly nowhere. This update, version 1.05, simply states that "Various issues have been fixed." The specifics of these fixes are unknown as of right now.
This could be preparation for this title becoming more compatible for the upcoming PlayStation 5, or it could just simply be bug fixes.
What do you think these fixes are? Let us know in the comments below!
Good Smile Company has announced that the Kingdom Hearts II iteration of Sora will be receiving its own Nendoroid figure! This figure will be releasing on May 2021 for ¥5,400 and is currently available for pre-order on the Japanese Store. This figure is also currently available for pre-order on the English store for $51.99 and releases on June 2021.
You can take a look at this upcoming Nendoroid via our gallery below:
Additionally, Good Smile Company has also stated that they have plans to release Riku, KH3 Sora and Mickey Mouse Nendoroids! Thanks to Churro for this tip.
Are you planning on purchasing this upcoming Nendoroid? Let us know in the comments below!
The Japanese Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory portal site has been updated with new information!
The System tab of the site has three updates regarding the museum, Disney playable characters and synthesis. Ariel, Peter Pan and Simba are the Disney characters specifically shown.
The characters tab got updated with "Team BBS" and "Team DDD", showcasing Aqua, Terra and Ventus as well as Riku, Meow Wow and Komory Bat respectively. You can view the new renders for each of these characters below:
Lastly, a number of new songs have been confirmed for the final game. Below you will see all of the confirmed songs for Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory so far.
A Day In Agrabah
Go For It!
Hand in Hand
To Our Surprise
Under the Sea
Shrouding Dark Cloud
A Very Small Wish
Bustin' Up on the Beach
Night of Fate
Scherzo Di Notte
This is Halloween
Welcome to Wonderland
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
One Winged Angel (from Final Fantasy VII)
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories
The Force in You
Lord of the Castle
Kingdom Hearts II
Darkness of the Unknown
Scherzo Di Notte
The 13th Struggle
Vim and Vigor
Adventures in the Savannah
Passion ~opening version~
The 13th Dilemma
The Home of the Dragons
Darkness of the Unknown
Kingdom Hearts II -Final Mix-
The Other Promise
Fate of the Unknown
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Another Side - Battle Ver. -
Secret of Neverland
Vector to the Heavens
Fight and Away
Musique pour la tristesse de Xion
Kingdom Hearts Re: coded
Wonder of Electron
No More Bugs!!!
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep
Enter the Darkness
Rage Awakend -The Origin-
The Encounter - Birth By Sleep Version -
The Silent Forest
Mickey Mouse March
The Promised Beginning
Up Down Adventure
Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance]
All for One
The Eye of Darkness
One for All
The Fun Fair
Calling -Kingdom Mix-
Hand to Hand
Traverse in Trance
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage -
Wave of Darkness I
Kingdom Hearts III
Let It Go
Happy Hair Day
Rise of the Union
You've Got a Friend in Me -Kingdom Hearts III Version-
Kingdom Heart Orchestra -World Tour- Album
Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts
Hand in Hand
Working Together --Allegro vivace
Has any of this news made you more excited for Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory? Let us know in the comments below!
Square Enix have updated their press site to include new screenshots for Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory. The screenshots includes Aqua, Terra, and Ven as well as Dream Drop Distance Riku with Meow Wow and Komory Bat. Also, Simba, Ariel, and Peter Pan are shown. You can view the screenshots in our gallery below.
In addition, 4Gamer have posted new renders of Aqua, Terra, Ven, Riku, Meow Wow and Komory Bat in their recent article. You can view those in the gallery below. (Thanks to @xenosaga for the tip!)
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on November 11th in Japan and November 13 worldwide. The demo is slowly coming out worldwide.
The Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory demo is now available to play for the first time!
Starting October 15, this demo will be rolling out across the world (presumably as each timezone hits midnight) for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch online stores. So far, the demo is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch worldwide!
New Zealand: PlayStation | Xbox | Switch
Australia: PlayStation | Xbox | Switch
Japan: PlayStation | Xbox | Switch
Europe: PlayStation | Xbox | Switch
United States: PlayStation | Xbox | Switch
The demo starts with Dive Into the Heart -Destati- as a tutorial song.
The following 4 tracks are initially available in the demo for 1P:
Welcome to Wonderland (Wonderland from KINGDOM HEARTS) Hand in Hand (Traverse Town from KINGDOM HEARTS) The Rustling Forest (Enchanged Dominion from KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep) Wave of Darkness I (KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-)
And these 2 tracks are available for co-op play:
Sinister Shadows (KINGDOM HEARTS II) All for One (Country of the Musketeers from KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance])
The Kingdom Hearts Japan Twitter account also posted the opening screen of the demo.
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on November 11th in Japan and November 13 worldwide and is the very first musical rhythm full title in the series, featuring over 140 tracks.
Square Enix has revealed three brand new pieces of Kingdom Hearts III themed merchandise on their Japanese e-Store, including a shoulder bag, PC bag, and a smartphone case. You can take a closer look at them below.
The Kingdom Hearts III Monogram PC Bag is available for ¥9,900. (Approximately $93.90 USD).
The Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Shoulder Bag is available for ¥9,350.(Approximately $88.60 USD)
And lastly the Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Smart Phone Case is available for ¥5,280. (Approximately $50.80 USD)
All items are slated for a February 13th, 2021 release.
UPDATE [October 14, 2020]: Square Enix North America has updated their store with these items with a 10% discount. The Kingdom Hearts III Monogram PC Bag will cost $80.99, the Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Shoulder Bag will cost $76.49, and the Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Smart Phone Case will cost $43.19. All items will release in March.
Will you be picking up any of these stylish items? Let us know in the comments below!
A brand new Famitsu interview was released with Kingdom Hearts composers, Yoko Shimomura, Takeharu Ishimoto and Tsuyoshi Sekito! This interview mainly covers these composers' overall thoughts on the Kingdom Hearts III soundtrack along with its development.
Take a look at some of the important bits of the interview translated by our team's Ryuji! We will update this article once more parts of this interview are translated.
A brand new update for Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] has just released, and with it, a new scene for the main scenario has been revealed. You can watch this scene below, courtesy of KH_Damo! We will update this article once the scene has been translated.
What are your thoughts on this shocking turn of events? Let us know in the comments below!
UPDATE: (10/8/2020) This scene has been translated courtesy of our team's Ryuji! You can view the translation below:
The official Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Twitter account has revealed a brand new update for the title will be releasing at 15:00 JP. (2:00 AM est) This update will feature some new events in the main scenario. The tweet shows a preview image reminiscent of the one featured during the Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory Tokyo Game Show 2020 presentation. Lauriam is shown in an irritated state, being held back by Skuld and Brain.
Are you excited to see what drama unfolds in this latest Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] update? Let us know in the comments below!
The Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory demo listing has been spotted on the Xbox Live Store by Twitter user @ALumia_Italia, revealing that the demo will contain six playable songs, four of which are Field Battle Music stages, and two of which are Co-op stages. You can view the full description below.
While the demo is currently not available to play it has been confirmed for release sometime in the middle of this month.
What do you think of these new details regarding the Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory demo? Let us know in the comments below!
Chapter 12 for the Kingdom Hearts III manga is now available in English from Yen Press. Reunion can be bought as a digital download from Book Walker, Google Play, iBooks, and Kobo. The issue's price varies from $1.99 for the United States to $2.99 in Canada.
Chapter 12 was released in Japanese on Gangan Online back on September 17th. Chapter 13 is planned to release on Gangan Online in October.
You can also check out the articles for the previous chapters by clicking on the links below!
Chapter 0 Prologue Japanese English
Chapter 1 The New Departure Japanese English
Chapter 2 Olympus Coliseum Part 1 Japanese English
Chapter 3 Olympus Coliseum Part 2 Japanese English
Chapter 4 Olympus Coliseum Part 3 Japanese English
Chapter 5 Olympus Coliseum Part 4 Japanese English
Chapter 6 Olympus Coliseum Part 5 Japanese English
Chapter 7 Olympus Coliseum Part 6 Japanese English
Chapter 8 Olympus Coliseum Part 7 Japanese English
Chapter 9 The Dark World Japanese English
Chapter 10 Unbreakable Connection Japanese English
Chapter 11 The Self inside the Mirror Japanese English
Chapter 12 Reunion Japanese
In addition, Vol. 1 (which contains Chapter 0 thru Chapter 8 ) is available in Japan and will be available in November in English.
The Ichiban Kuji Kingdom Hearts～ Second Memory ～lottery prizes have been revealed on their official site!
You can view each of the prizes via our gallery below:
The prize descriptions are as follows: (thanks to our team's Ryuji for the translations)
Prize A: Sora & Roxas Statue - A 15cm statue depicting Sora and Roxas. Great for putting on your desk or shelf!
Prize B: Mickey & Sora Plushies - Soft plushies of Sora and Mickey. You can choose between two variants of Mickey (with or without coat) and Sora.
Prize C: Stained Glass Art Carpet - A rug mat carpet of approx. 60 cm, with the design of the Stained Glass that appears in Kingdom Hearts. Great for putting in your home!
Prize D: Keyblade Tableware - A set of fork and spoon cutlery that's shaped like a Keyblade. Eat your favorite dishes with these!
Prize E: Mini Canvas Board - A mini canvas with artwork from the Kingdom Hearts series. There are 8 different variants, so do your best to collect them all! Each canvas has a size of 15 cm.
Prize F: Spiral Notebook - A 18cm spiral notebook with a cover depicting art from the Kingdom Hearts series. Jot down important notes on these notebooks.
Prize G: Small Keyholder Chains - With 10 varieties, give your keys an extra charm! …Quite literally. These charms have 5.5 cm and feature all sorts of Keyblades from the Kingdom Hearts series.
LAST-PRIZE: Axel and Roxas Statue - A 17cm statue of Axel and Roxas. This prize can only be obtained after the aforementioned prizes above run out of stock. (i.e. once prizes A~G are all claimed, the person who buys the Ichiban Kuji will receive this statue.)
Thanks to aibo_ac7 for the tip!
What are your thoughts on some of these new products? Let us know in the comments below!
UPDATE: (10/5/2020) Select Ichiban Kuji ～ Second Memory ～products are available for purchase from Aitai Kuji!
The purchasable items are:
Roxas and Axel figure - ¥8,500 (Approximately $77.35)
Sora and Roxas figure - ¥7,500 (Approximately $68.25)
Sora plush - ¥6,500 (Approximately $59.15)
Mickey plush - ¥5,000 (Approximately $45.50)
Mickey Organization XIII plush - ¥5,000 (Approximately $45.50)
Kingdom Hearts themed Rug - ¥8,000 (Approximately $72.80)
You can also partake in the Ichiban Kuji lottery game on Aitai Kuji, for ¥1,300! (Approximately $11.83)
During Square Enix's September 26th livestream for Tokyo Game Show online, a new Kingdom Hearts III Chess Set was revealed to be in development, resembling the chess board Young Eraqus and Young Xehanort play on in Kingdom Hearts III. Information about the price and release date will be revealed at a later time.
You can take a closer look in the gallery below
Would you fancy a match using this Kingdom Hearts III Chess Set? Let us know in the comments below!
The official Japanese site for the Kingdom Hearts —III, II.8, Unchained χ & Union χ [Cross] —Original Soundtrack has been updated to reveal the tracklist from all 8 discs. You can check them out here.
Along with this you can also take a closer look at the CD book and jacket, along with the eight discs in the gallery below.
What do you think of Kingdom Hearts —III, II.8, Unchained χ & Union χ [Cross] —Original Soundtrack's tracklist? Let us know in the comments below!