D23 Expo Japan is an event taking place from October 12-14, 2013. Here, the Kingdom Hearts series will be featured, with Kingdom Hearts III confirmed to appear, and likely to be receiving new footage. Our coverage of D23 Expo Japan has begun. Keep checking back for more info.
Gamer have posted an article about the Kingdom Hearts Limited Stage, and with the article, shared many phots of the event. These can all be seen below.
Monday, October 14, 2013
The Kingdom Hearts Limited Stage has begun! We will provide live updates here, so keep checking back. The event goes for 1 hour in total, so stay tuned. All times below are in JST. (With thanks to @aibo_ac7, @sqexgal & @shinkansen3000)
15:00 - The event has begun! 3D Keyblade holograms are being shown, with the Keyblades rotating. The χ-blade is one Keyblade shown. Mickey Mouse is on the screen, with a trailer introducing the past Kingdom Hearts games showing.
15:05 - Disney's CEO is on-stage. Past KH games are being shown.
15:10 - Kingdom Hearts III info is coming soon! Tetsuya Nomura and Shinji Hashimoto are on-stage.
15:14 - The Kingdom Hearts series has shipped over 20 million units worldwide!
15:16 - They are showing early artwork of Sora on the screen. Originally, Sora's pants were orange.
15:18 - They are showing a new trailer about the early stages of the Kingdom Hearts series!
15:24 - Hashimoto is going over the history of KH. Kingdom Hearts III is announced, and χ[chi] is now being discussed. New world(s) and scenarios are coming to Kingdom Hearts χ[chi].
15:27 - Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX has been officially announced. HD 2.5 ReMIX will release in 2014, and will contain Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded.
15:50 - They are showing a Kingdom Hearts III trailer now! It looks much higher quality that the E3 2013 trailer. Sora and Riku are definitely appearing in KH3. Look forward to Roxas. In the new Kingdom Hearts III trailer, you are riding on a boat with attractions like Disneyland. Trailer is like you are playing the game. More details soon.
Most Kingdom Hearts announcements at the event will occur within the "Kingdom Hearts Limited Stage", an event on October 14 at 3PM JST. A countdown to this event is above. Here, Kingdom Hearts III information and footage is likely to appear. Nomura has also mentioned his wishes to make another announcement on the stage (quote below | full interview here). Could this be Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX? We'll find out soon.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Update 2: In a speech from Bob Iger, Walt Disney Company CEO, Kingdom Hearts was mentioned, with reference to the Kingdom Hearts event at D23 Expo Japan occurring on October 14, 2013. (Source: @aibo_ac7)