A French Retail store Auchan, has revealed an exclusive pre-order bonus for Kingdom Hearts III. Customers who pre-order a copy of Kingdom Hearts III through Auchan France will receive an exclusive Kingdom Hearts III 2019 design calendar. The calendar pre-order bonus is for both playstation and xbox copies. Be sure to keep in mind that Auchan is a French company and pre-orders may only be for French customers. Kingdom Hearts III is also currently on sale at the moment for (49.99 Euro) at Auchan.
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Square Enix has listed the official Kingdom Hearts III Ultimania on their Japanese E-Store, where it is now available for pre-order. The Ultimania series of books are strategy guides for a particular game, which also provide more in-depth coverage, including additional lore and insight from key staff. In this case, as with the prior Kingdom Hearts Ultimanias, this extra information is provided by Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura.
The Kingdom Hearts III Ultimania will be released on February 28th, 2019 and will cost 2,700 yen (about 24 dollars). You can pre-order it here.
UPDATE: A translation of the official blurb for this Ultimania can be seen below, courtesy of KH13 staff Mio-chan!
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Kingdom Hearts III is just around the corner and what more is there to add to the excitement then a load of new Kingdom Hearts merchandise releasing on December 25, 2018 and January 16, 2019. Amazon Japans Square Enix store is releasing a load of new merchandise that includes originally designed Pouches, Badge collections, postcard books and more.
Check out the list below.
Merchandise to release in December 25, 2018
Kingdom Hearts III Metallic Clear File ¥ 648 ($5.72)
Kingdom Hearts II Metallic Clear File ¥648 ($5.72)
Kingdom Hearts Metallic Clear File ¥648 ($5.72)
Roxas and Axel canvas pouch ¥1,620 ($14.31)
Sora & Roxas Canvas Pouch ¥1,620 ($14.31)
The Story So Far Folding Clear File Set ¥3,240 ($28.62)
Kingdom Hearts III Badge Collection Vol. 1 ¥5,616 ($49.60)
Kingdom Hearts III Masking Tape Vol.1 The Karnival Kid ¥1,296 ($11.45)
Postcard Book - Departures ¥3,240 ($28.60)
Postcard Book - Memories ¥3,240 ($28.60)
Postcard Book - Twilight ¥3,240 ($28.60)
Postcard Book - Dawn ¥3,240 ($28.60)
Postcard Book – Darkness ¥3,240 ($28.60)
Kingdom Hearts Shadow Diecut Hand Towel ¥1,620 ($14.31)
Kingdom Hearts III Sora Acrylic Key Holder ¥702 ($6.19)
Merchandise to release in January 16, 2019
Jiminy's Journal Pouch ¥3,024 ($26.71)
Black Crown Plate (Small) ¥2,160 ($19.08)
White Crown Plate (Large) ¥2,592 ($22.89)
Black Roxas Plate (Small) ¥2,160 ($19.08)
White Roxas Plate (Large) ¥2,592 ($22.89)
Acrylic Pass Holder - Departures ¥1,620 ($14.31)
Acrylic Pass Holder - Memories ¥1,620 ($14.31)
Acrylic Pass Holder - Twilight ¥1,620 ($14.31)
Acrylic Pass Holder - Dawn ¥1,620 ($14.31)
Acrylic Pass Holder - Darkness ¥1,620 ($14.31)
Are you going to be purchasing any of the new Kingdom Hearts merchandise? Let us know in the comments!
Walmart is going to be giving exclusive art cards to those who pre-order Kingdom Hearts III. It has only been announced for the U.S. and Canada only. The cards detail group shots of Sora, Donald, and Goofy along with characters members of different worlds. One is of Toy Story characters, which include Woody and Buzz. Another having Frozen characters Ana, Elsa, and Olaf, and the last card is a Pirates of the Caribbean one that includes Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swan.
The Kingdom Hearts Tsum Tsums that were shown at D23 Expo Japan 2018 will now be available for purchase at the Disney Store in Japan! The Kingdom Hearts Tsum Tsums are set to release on December 18th, 2018 at 10:00 JST and will be retailing for 5,400 yen ($47.59 USD). The Tsum Tsum set comes with eight Tsum Tsums; Sora, Riku, Kairi, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and two heartless, Shadow and Solider heartless. The Tsum Tsums can be seen in the gallery below!
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Earlier today, dis.pops revealed a special edition variant of the Monsters Inc. Sora Funko Pop is coming to the Kingdom Hearts III line. There is no information on which retailer it will be sold under. You can view the image of the figure below.
Stay tuned for more information once it becomes available.
The Kingdom Hearts III opening trailer featuring the song "Face My Fears" by Utada Hikaru and Skrillex has reached the #1 spot on YouTube in the United States and Yahoo! Japan shortly after its release. The video is still #1 on trending on YouTube, 21 hours later! It is currently the most popular video on YouTube worldwide.
The one-and-a-half minutes video has amassed over 1.5 million views with over 88,000 likes and 16,000 comments since its release. Alyson Stoner, voice actor of Xion and Kairi in Kingdom Hearts, even responded to the video, celebrating the news and sending her love for Xion, saying “We’re trending #1!!! Xx, Xion”.
Face My Fears was also trending at #9 on Twitter after the official Kingdom Hearts twitter account unveiled the trailer, with the tweet having over 60,000 likes, 33,000 retweets and 2,000 comments. Skrillex topped at #4 on Twitter Japan with the Japanese tweet currently having 26,000 likes and 17,000 retweets.
The Kingdom Hearts VR Experience will begin launch on December 25th. According to PlayStation Japan's latest blog, the first bullet will be available on the 25th while the second bullet will be available on January 18th.
Announced back during the Tokyo Game Show in September, Kingdom Hearts VR will be will be a free 10-minute interactive video showcasing music from the Kingdom Hearts series. The title will be exclusive to PlayStation VR.
UPDATE: Square Enix has updated the Kingdom Hearts Portal Site with new screenshots from the VR Experience. You can view them in the gallery below.
The long-awaited English version of Kingdom Hearts III's ending theme, "Don't Think Twice", as well as the Japanese ending theme, "Chikai", will be available to download tonight starting at 9pm PST, according to an announcement on Utada Hikaru's website. This release coincides with pre-orders for the single of "Face My Fears", the game's opening theme song, which will be available on January 18th.
When pre-ordering the "Face My Fears" single on various music outlets like iTunes, users will immediately be able to download both "Don't Think Twice" and "Chikai". You can pre-order by clicking the link here.
"Don't Think Twice" can also be streamed on Spotify and bought on Apple Music and Google Play Store.
Translation for the announcement follows:
Translation by KH13 staff member NihonScribe.
KhStephy has uploaded the full version of Don't Think Twice onto their Youtube channel. You can check it out below.
Are you excited to finally listen to the full release of "Don't Think Twice", or will you wait until the release of Kingdom Hearts III to hear it? Let us know in the comments below!