Kingdom Hearts III has added a new award to their collection. The game won Original Dramatic Score (Franchise) at the 19th annual NAVGTR awards.
Congratulations to Kingdom Hearts III, Square Enix, and Disney for winning this award!
Xbox One users rejoice! It's your turn for some Kingdom Hearts III: Re Mind. The DLC is now available to play on Xbox One in New Zealand, Australia, and Japan as well as Kingdom Hearts III on Xbox Game Pass. Both will be available in Europe and North America later today. If you haven't pre-ordered Kingdom Hearts III: Re Mind and still want to buy it, then you can either check out the Xbox Store on your Xbox One or click the links below.
*REMEMBER: you will need to have Kingdom Hearts III downloaded to play the DLC. Also make sure the regions for Kingdom Hearts III and Re Mind are matched or you won't be able to play the DLC!
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC [New Zealand] - $48.90
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC + Concert Video [New Zealand] - $64.40
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC [Australia] - $44.95
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC + Concert Video [Australia] - $59.95
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC [Japan] - ¥4,180
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC + Concert Video [Japan]- ¥5,280
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC [Europe] - €24.99
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC + Concert Video [Europe] - €32.99
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC [North America] - $29.99
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC + Concert Video [North America] - $39.99
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The Kingdom Hearts Series Character Files has received more story translations. The translations this time are courtesy of Twitter user CodedbyDays!
For those unaware, the Kingdom Hearts Series Character Files features over 200 characters from the entirety of the series thus far, with several short stories from Tomoco Kanemaki (the writer of the Kingdom Hearts light novels).
You can purchase the book for ¥3,080 (approx. $28.03) from the Square Enix e-Store directly or from AitaiKuji, who deliver official and exclusive Japanese pop culture products worldwide!
We have previously covered translations for Xion's story.
The translations for Saix's story are below.
The Kingdom Hearts Series Character Files has finally been released in Japan! Featuring over 200 characters from Kingdom Hearts to Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind over 224 pages, and a short story by Tomoco Kanemaki (the writer of the Kingdom Hearts light novels), it is a collection of information of great interest to hardcore fans of the series!
Keep an eye on KH13 for translations of the most interesting excerpts and scans from the book!
Find below the translations of Xion's story from the book. Translations have been provided by aitaikimochi! You can also find translations of two pages of Xigbar's story here!
You can purchase the book ¥3,080 (approx. $28.03) from the Square Enix e-Store directly or from AitaiKuji, who deliver official and exclusive Japanese pop culture products worldwide!
The Square Enix Official Goods Twitter account has revealed information concerning upcoming Kingdom Hearts Bring Arts figures.
Prototype versions of an upcoming Ventus Bring Arts figure and an Aqua Bring Arts figure were displayed in a recent tweet!
The tweet also divulges that a Terra Bring Arts is currently in development.
Are you excited for the Wayfinder Trio to get their own Bring Arts figures? Let us know in the comments below!
AmiAmi has begun accepting pre-orders for the Kingdom Hearts The Other Promise (Roxas) and Vector to the Heavens (Xion) music boxes. Each music box will cost ¥6,350 (about $57.22) and will be available in mid-June.
Both music boxes were on sale during the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World of Tres- concert in Yokohama back in November. You can also pre-order both boxes on Aitaikuji.
Thanks to @churroz for the tip!
Brand new information on Kingdom Hearts Dark Road that was promised back during its announcement has finally been revealed!
There are several details regarding how Dark Road plays as well as other notable aspects. The battle system consists of cards instead of medals, and you seem to play as both young Eraqus and young Xehanort. The combat is said to be reliant on your reflexes too.
Depending on the level of completion for the medal album in Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], players can obtain points to trade in for battle cards! This event is called the KHUX & KHDR Link Campaign. Basically, this campaign for the album to point conversion will only occur once for the release of Kingdom Hearts Dark Road, and any album progress made in Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] after this campaign's end will not contribute towards any points.
Lastly, this game is launched from within the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] app, and is launched from the title screen! However, Kingdom Hearts Dark Road does not require progress in Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] in order to be played.
Take a look at our gallery for screenshots of this upcoming title!
Are you excited for Kingdom Hearts Dark Road due to this plethora of new information! Let us know how you feel about it in the comments below!
Kingdom Hearts III has been nominated for three awards in 'The Dreamies Award Show'!
The first award nomination is the You Look Familiar award, honoring remakes or sequels that pay homage to and respect the original source.
The second award nomination is the Worth the Wait award, which is exactly what the name implies.
The third and final award nomination is the Tearjerker award, for all those emotional moments and reactions.
Are you hoping for Kingdom Hearts III to win in any of these categories? Let us know!
Kingdom Hearts III has been nominated for the Excellence in Animation award from the SXSW Gaming Awards! Other nominees for the Excellence in Animation category include Apex Legends, Death Stranding, Luigi's Mansion 3, and Mortal Kombat 11. The winners of these awards are chosen via public vote, and you can cast your votes on SXSW's official awards page. Voting will close on Sunday February 23, at 11:59 PM CT. Be sure to watch the livestream for the SXSW Gaming Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 15th to see if Kingdom Hearts III takes home the award!
Xbox players can now enjoy Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue on the Xbox One. The games are currently available worldwide on the Xbox Store. You can order the collections by clicking on the links below.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX [Australia] - AU $69.95
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue [Australia] - AU $84.95
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX [Japan] - ¥7,480
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue [Japan] - ¥7,480
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX [Europe] - £39.99
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue [Europe]- £47.99
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX [North America] - $49.99
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue [North America] - $59.99
Trailers for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue have been posted on Xbox's Youtube channel. You can watch them below.
Announced back in November, the compilation games will now become on the Xbox One to compliment Kingdom Hearts III, which has been available on the system since the game launched in January 2019. Kingdom Hearts III: ReMind DLC will be available on February 25th for Xbox One users. The DLC is currently available on the PlayStation 4.
In addition to Re Mind, Kingdom Hearts III will be available on Xbox's Game Pass service starting on February 25th.
Gangan Online have posted Chapter 8 for the Kingdom Hearts III manga. You can check out the manga either on their site or in the gallery below.
Chapter 9 will be available in early March.
You can also check out the articles for the previous chapters by clicking on the links below!
Chapter 0 Prologue (Japanese)
Chapter 0 Prologue (English)
Chapter 1 A New Journey (Japanese)
Chapter 1 A New Journey (English)
Chapter 2 Olympus Coliseum  (Japanese)
Chapter 2 Olympus Coliseum  (English)
Chapter 3 Olympus Coliseum  (Japanese)
Chapter 3 Olympus Coliseum  (English)
Chapter 4 Olympus Coliseum  (Japanese)
Chapter 4 Olympus Coliseum  (English)
Chapter 5 Olympus Coliseum  (Japanese)
Chapter 5 Olympus Coliseum  (English)
Chapter 6 Olympus Coliseum  (Japanese)
Chapter 6 Olympus Coliseum  (English)
Chapter 7 Olympus Coliseum  (Japanese)
Chapter 7 Olympus Coliseum  (English)
Kingdom Hearts III has received its 1.10 update. The specifics of what has been fixed are still being determined. So far however, it is known that the game's UI will now show if Pro Codes and EZ Codes are active if you are using the Premium Menu.
What changes are you hoping this update brought to the table? Let us know!
Yen Press has announced the localization of Kingdom Hearts III: The Novel, Vol. 2. The novel is set to release on July 21st, 2020 and will cost $14.00 US/$18.50 CAN for paperback and $7.99 US/$9.99 CAN as a digital download. You can pre-order now as a paperback on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound or digitally on Amazon and Kobo.
The novel has already been released in Japan as "GAME NOVELS Kingdom Hearts III Vol. 2 New Seven Hearts". Kingdom Hearts III: the Novel, Vol. 1 will be available on February 18th digitally and on February 25th as a paperback.
The Microsoft store has officially listed Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix for a February 17th release of this year for Australia, and February 18th for North America! You can only view this information if you are signed onto your Microsoft account.
Additionally, according to the store page, this game will have a 57.29 GB file size. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue was listed on the Microsoft store earlier today as well.
Credit to Miraculous Maku for the tip!
How do you feel about Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix makings its debut onto Xbox? Let us know in the comments below!
Two members of our staff have taken the time to share their thoughts on the Kingdom Hearts III Limit Cut Episode, Secret Episode and Premium Menu included in the Re Mind DLC. Due to our KH3 Re Mind spoiler policy, everything below will be in spoiler boxes so viewer discretion is advised.
We have reviewed the Re Mind main story scenario, Update 1.09 and Data Greeting in a prior article.
Orpheus Joshua's thoughts on the Limit Cut Episode, Secret Episode and Premium Menu:
Raxaimus's thoughts on the Limit Cut Episode, Secret Episode and Premium Menu: