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Kingdom Hearts III Soundtrack set to release worldwide November 11, 2020

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Square Enix has revealed that both the digital and physical versions of the Kingdom Hearts III Original Soundtrack will release worldwide on November 11th, 2020. The physical version will be available for ¥13,200 (approximately $134 USD).  

The soundtrack is set to include 8 discs containing over 160 pieces across the following games

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue 

Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ and Kingdom Hearts Union χ [Cross]

While the tracklist will be revealed at a later time you can currently pre-order the soundtrack from the Square Enix e-STORE, Tower Records, Sony Music Shop, Yodobashi.com, Rakuten Books, Amazon Japan, and HMV&BOOKSonline.

Additionally in mid September a campaign will be held where fans can enter a lottery to receive an autographed colored paper signed by series composers Yoko Shimomura, Takeharu Ishimoto, and Tsuyoshi Sekito. 

The Kingdom Hearts III soundtrack was previously announced back in June during the Kingdom Hearts 2020 trailer. 

Will you be purchasing the Kingdom Hearts III soundtrack? Let us know in the comments below! 


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It'll be interesting to see how the prices of the digital release of the KH3 OST differ between platforms and about pricing for individual tracks around November.

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I'm so excited to get the Kingdom Hearts III soundtrack! If it releases on CD, I'm so getting it. I can't wait to relive the music from KH3, Remind DLC, 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and Union χ [Cross].

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4 hours ago, ocean's rage said:

do any of those websites deliver to the uk?

Not that I know of, the websites listed were provided by the official Japanese site for the soundtrack. As soon as we receive word for Europe and NA we will update! :) 

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There's also preorder bonuses that were listed on the page:

  • If you order from the JP Square Enix eStore or any of the other JP retailers listed in the OP, you'll get a sticker(The full list of stores is TBD.)
  • If you order from Amazon JP, you'll get a reprint of the album jacket cover on a large card (they call it a "Mega Jacket").

As of now, none of these stores, including Amazon JP, will ship directly overseas (maybe with exception to HMV - I didn't try but they used to allow shipping overseas), but there is a chance Amazon JP might allow it closer to the release date / as hopefully the COVID19 conditions stabilize. If people overseas are interested, you can look at some mail forwarding companies from Japan to have retailers ship to a provided address in Japan and then have the company forward or mail that package internationally to you.

Some other details as well on the OST from the JP Square Enix eStore (these are mostly assumed to be the case already but fyi):

  • Will include Hikaru Utada's theme songs "Chikai", "Face My Fears" (presumably Japanese Version), and "Hikari (Ray Of Hope MIX)" - unclear whether it will be the short mix used in the opening video or full mix
  • Seems like there's over 90 songs from KH3 alone
  • Spells out that the OST will include the rearrangements from the Limit Cut Episode from ReMIND
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37 minutes ago, ocean's rage said:

how did that make a "ha ha" reaction?

I don't know, when I read it this was the image that popped into my head. xD It's not a knock at you though, I actually agree and am looking forward to future updates myself to be clear, I'm sorry if it came off otherwise.

plotting episode 4 GIF

Back on topic though I'm curious to actually see what the pre-order bonuses look like, and if there's a chance of any of that overseas. I don't plan on purchasing this myself but it's exciting to follow the lead up to it. :D 

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5 hours ago, WakelessDream said:

Back on topic though I'm curious to actually see what the pre-order bonuses look like, and if there's a chance of any of that overseas. I don't plan on purchasing this myself but it's exciting to follow the lead up to it. :D 

I'll try to update! I preordered the Amazon one. I've preordered other OSTs from Amazon before with their "Deka"/Mega/large jacket covers and honestly, it's like receiving a really large postcard with the cover design printed on it. So nothing particular fancy but they actually make for great pieces of wall decoration 👌   here's hoping for some new Nomura art for the OST cover 🤩   but id also be satisfied with the KH3 game case cover too

 

EDIT

I just noticed - 160 tracks, in which only about 90 are from the main game. OST rips for KH3 have went up to as much as 202 tracks from the main game alone, so to compress that to 90 tracks ...

I wonder if they blended together a lot of the tracks into single tracks. Like, maybe both the on-field theme and the battle theme for each world are blended together into one track, given how seamless some of the transitions are in the OST this time round. So maybe many tracks will be suites in general. I just hope they don't axe any of the tracks, especially the rearranged versions of older tracks...

This OST was definitely a mammoth compared to any other game's OST in the series to date - KH2.5 was the most # of tracks so far for any single KH game OST, and it maxed out at 96 tracks, including 2 extra tracks from BBS. 

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10 hours ago, WakelessDream said:

I don't know, when I read it this was the image that popped into my head. xD It's not a knock at you though, I actually agree and am looking forward to future updates myself to be clear, I'm sorry if it came off otherwise.

plotting episode 4 GIF

 

fair

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Posted (edited)

Amazon JP updated their product page regarding the size of the "Mega Jacket" preorder bonus - it will be 24cm x 24cm.

Sorry for the double post, but just found another small update from Square Enix Music's Twitter - looks like Discs 1-7 are all KH3 songs, leaving Disc 8 to be potentially all the remaining tracks from the other games - 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Unchained X / Union X.

https://twitter.com/sem_sep/status/1290105102930411520?s=20

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On 7/28/2020 at 10:18 PM, blue490246 said:

Amazon JP updated their product page regarding the size of the "Mega Jacket" preorder bonus - it will be 24cm x 24cm.

Sorry for the double post, but just found another small update from Square Enix Music's Twitter - looks like Discs 1-7 are all KH3 songs, leaving Disc 8 to be potentially all the remaining tracks from the other games - 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Unchained X / Union X.

https://twitter.com/sem_sep/status/1290105102930411520?s=20

You're good! I combined them xD .

I thought that was an interesting tidbit too. I guess it's kind of easy to guess that even without the confirmation from SE, if you think about it 2.8 and Unchained X / Union X are both smaller scale games in comparison to KH3 with less newer tracks, they also reuse tracks from older games so it would make sense that their share of tracks wouldn't take up as much space as KH3's. 

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2 hours ago, WakelessDream said:

You're good! I combined them xD .

I thought that was an interesting tidbit too. I guess it's kind of easy to guess that even without the confirmation from SE, if you think about it 2.8 and Unchained X / Union X are both smaller scale games in comparison to KH3 with less newer tracks, they also reuse tracks from older games so it would make sense that their share of tracks wouldn't take up as much space as KH3's. 

Thanks for combining them! lol I should've probably checked again whether I could edit the posts or not 😅

And oh yeah, for sure, not really mindblowing news here 😂 it's also following the pattern with KH1.5 and KH2.5 OSTs, they basically bundled the odd few exclusive tracks from the side games into the last discs for those releases too. In this case, they had enough exclusive tracks from the side games to put all of them on a separate disc. It's just nice to get as much confirmation on what to expect now before they drop the main pieces like the tracklist and art covers :3

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