Xbox Mexico has announced that attendees of the Xbox FanFest: Mexico City, taking place between November 9 and 11, 2018, will be able to play Kingdom Hearts III at the event! More information about the event can be found in its official announcement.
Here, the Head of Xbox Phil Spencer will also host X018, "a global celebration of all things Xbox filled with news, first looks, and surprises." This will take place on Saturday, November 10, and will be live-streamed as an Inside Xbox episode from 3PM to 5PM CST, making it the longest episode to date.
You can watch the X018 livestream on:
Shinji Hashimoto, Kingdom Hearts III's executive producer and brand manager, has made suggestions that he will be in attendance at the event.
Kingdom Hearts III will be playable at the Square Enix Games booth (#S1710, in Hall S5) at the October event of MCM London Comic Con 2018! Fans will be able to try Kingdom Hearts III on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a total of 24 pods set up in the booth; and it is expected that they will have a go at the Olympus and Toy Box demos. A sneak peak of the Kingdom Hearts III demo setup for Xbox One can also be seen in the preview video of the event, which you can view at the end of this article. A video posted by the MCM Comic Con Twitter also reveals the possibility for fans to take photos in Andy's Room with the original Kingdom Key, as well as receive a free seasalt ice cream after playing Kingdom Hearts III!
MCM London Comic Con will take place in London, UK, at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre from Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27. KH13 News Team's Aquaberry will be representing KH13 at the event and hosting a #KH13MeetUp! This will be part of the Kingdom Hearts Cosplay Meet taking place on Saturday, October 27 at 2pm in the grass area in front of Novotel. You can find out more about this biannual meet on its Facebook group, where updates will be posted during the day.
If you'll be attending MCM London Comic Con on Saturday, don't forget to say hi!
Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura has just announced that on Thursday October 25, at 3pm JST, patches for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX and HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue collections will be released that will allow the sharing of blocked scenes on PlayStation 4. The announcement, made on the official Japanese Kingdom Hearts Twitter, has been translated below by Goldpanner.
UPDATE [Oct 25, 2018]: The patches are live in the Playstation Store. Version 1.05 for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX and Version 1.03 for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue can be downloaded. Both patches removes the share restrictions for certain cutscenes and the cinematic movies on both collections.
Famitsu just recently came out and announced that Kingdom Hearts III will be featured in the November 8 issue of the magazine. The preview image being shown showcases the new Olympus screenshots released earlier this week. The issue releases October 25.
UPDATE [Oct. 24, 2018]: We have updated the gallery with the scans from the latest issue. We will provide translations as soon as possible.
UPDATE [Oct 25, 2018]: Translations for the text associated with cutscenes are now available. You can view them in the spoilers below. Thanks to Mio-Chan for the translations.
Calling all Funko fans who would love to add these to the Kingdom Hearts collection! A Funko Kingdom Hearts III mystery box is available for pre-order exclusively at GameStop for $29.99 each! It will be releasing on November 15 2018 and include:
Pop! Games: Kingdom Hearts - Sora Riding Heartless Wave - Only at GameStop
Vinyl Collectibles - Funko Kingdom Hearts III Keyblade 3 Pack - Only at GameStop
1 of 2 Funko Plushies - Monster Goofy or Monster Donald
Each mystery box will contain either Monster’s Inc. Donald plush or Monster’s Inc. Goofy plush.
UPDATE [Oct 27, 2018]: The Funko Kingdom Hearts III Mystery Box will be released on November 8th, 2018, one week ahead of its original release date. Thanks to Churro for the update!
Will you be adding these goodies to your Funko collection? Let us know in the comments!
Susan Egan, the voice behind Megara in both Disney's film Hercules (1997) and Kingdom Hearts II, has recently announced through her Instagram account that she is going to reprise her role in Kingdom Hearts III. The announcement comes following the recent release of new Kingdom Hearts III screenshots, which also confirmed the (already speculated) presence of the character in the third chapter of the saga.
Are you happy about the announcement of this reprised role, or would you have preferred a new voice actor to take her place?
Square Enix recently updated its Kingdom Hearts III official website, which now includes the ESRB rating for the videogame. As expected, the assigned rating is E10+, which stands for everyone of (and above) the age of 10, with alcohol reference and fantasy violence.
Do you expect any sudden change in the rating, or is it going to stay as it is until the release? Let us know in the comments!
Square Enix has revealed yet another range of new official Kingdom Hearts merchandise. Ranging from bookmarks to a couch cushion pillow cover, all of these products are now available for pre-order at the Japanese Square Enix e-STORE. You can view each of the products below.
Kingdom Hearts Clear Bookmark Vol.1 2 Set
Kingdom Hearts II Clear Bookmark Vol.1 2 Set
Kingdom Hearts World Sticker Set
Kingdom Hearts II World Sticker Set
Kingdom Hearts Rubber Magnet -Monogram Set-
Kingdom Hearts III Stainless Steel Bottle
Kingdom Hearts Vanity Pouch
Kingdom Hearts Cushion Cover -Monogram-
While these are currently Japan-only products, you can still pre-order the Cushion Cover, World Sticker Sets, Emblem Magnets, Vanity Pouch and more Japan-exclusive merchandise through AmiAmi if you live outside Japan but are still looking to spruce up your house with Kingdom Hearts decorations!
AitaiKuji has opened preorders for these products as well, with a release date of December 2018.
Square Enix have posted new screenshots of Twilight Town along with renders of Hayner, Pence, and Olette on their Twitter and Facebook. Some of the screenshots were shown during the Tokyo Game Show trailer, but a few of them haven't been shown in a trailer yet.
You can view them in the gallery below.
New screenshots of Olympus have also appeared on the Press Site including renders of Hades, Hercules, Megara, Pegasus, Phil, and Zeus. Some of these screenshots were shown in the latest issue of V-Jump.
You can view them in the gallery below.