Wanting to buy more Kingdom Hearts merchandise with the release of Re Mind? Welcome to KH13.com's January merch round-up! We have a few items that you may like to see.
Looking for something to keep your stuff in? Loungefly is selling a backpack, a passport bag, and a pouch. Each item is printed with the three Keyblades of the Destiny Trio: Kingdom Key, Braveheart, and Destiny's Embrace. The backpack will cost $50 while the passport bag will cost $25 and the pouch will cost $10.
Do you want to add what could be the best Kingdom Hearts shirt to your collection? PacSun is selling a new t-shirt for $25. This t-shirt has Kingdom Hearts II Final Form Sora, Black Coat Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Kingdom Hearts III Kairi and Ansem Seeker of Darkness.
Need a new travel mug for those long journeys? Target is selling a 20 oz. travel mug for $17.99. This mug has an emblem that contains two Kingdom Keys crossing together, a crown, the Nobody symbol, the Heartless symbol, and the Heart as well as the well known phrase "May your heart be your guiding key".
Thanks to @churroz for the tips!
That is all for this month's merch round-up. Which one(s) will you want to pick up? Let us know in the comments below!
Announced ahead of schedule, it has been revealed by the official Twitter account formerly under the name Project Xehanort, that the official name for this upcoming mobile game is Kingdom Hearts Dark Road. Little more is known about this project other than the title and an announcement of more news to come mid-February. You can follow the official Twitter account for this upcoming mobile game here.
Are you excited for the now dubbed Kingdom Hearts Dark Road or are you awaiting more information for this title still shrouded in secrecy? Let us know in the comments below!
Kingdom Hearts III has been nominated in 4 categories for the 19th National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR) awards. The categories include Best Game (Franchise Family), Original Dramatic Score (Franchise), Song Collection, and Song (Original or Adapted) for "Don't Think Twice".
Kingdom Hearts hasn't been a stranger to the NAVGTR. The original Kingdom Hearts had 10 nominations in 2002 and won 4 awards. Kingdom Hearts II had 4 nominations in 2006. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days won its sole nomination in 2009 for Best Game (Franchise Role Playing) and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance was nominated for the same category in 2012.
The 19th Annual NAVGTR Awards will take place on February 24th.
Chapter 7 for the Kingdom Hearts III manga is now available in English from Yen Press. Olympus Coliseum can be bought as a digital download from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, iBooks, and Kobo. The issue's price varies from $1.99 for the United States to $2.99 in Canada.
Chapter 7 was released in Japanese on Gangan Online back on January 8th. Chapter 8 is planned to release on Gangan Online in early February.
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 [5[ (Japanese)
Chapter 6 Olympus Coliseum [5[ (English)
Chapter 7 Olympus Coliseum  (Japanese)
Recently, the Japanese version updated its story, featuring two new cutscenes, one featuring Brain, Ventus, Skuld, and Ephemer and one featuring Maleficent and Darkness. Credit goes to KHInsider for providing the raw cutscenes!
DISCLAIMER: These translations are not official and therefore may contain mistakes/inconsistencies. Reader discretion is advised.
Translations for the first cutscene (featuring Brain, Ventus, Skuld, and Ephemer.) can be seen below!
Translations for the second cutscene (featuring Maleficent and Darkness) is now avaliable and can be seen below!
Translations for the scenes that take place in Candy Kingdom (Sugar Rush) are also avaliable below.
Translations by KH13 staff Ryuji and KH13 staff Solis!
Previously, two Q&As were released on the Japanese Twitter of Square Enix, dubbed the 7 Questions of Light and 13 Questions of Darkness. We already covered them with translations previously, which you can view here and here. Today, Square Enix released an official translation of the two Q&As!
WARNING: The following interviews and Q&As contain spoilers about Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind. Reader discretion is advised.
The 'Project Xehanort' Guess the Name campaign is officially over! The title of the new game/mobile experience will be revealed January 30 at 12:00 AM PT.
The winners of the Guess the Name contest will be directly messaged on Twitter, and the Project Xehanort Twitter account handle will be changed to the actual game name.
Update: The official Twitter for Project Xehanort has apologized for their typo, and the name will be revealed on January 31 at 12am PT.
The Kingdom Hearts Union χ dev team have announced that there will be exciting updates in commemoration of the new mobile experience coming to the Kingdom Hearts series! The new mobile game (Project Xehanort) will be arriving in Spring 2020! Participate in the Guess the Name campaign on the Kingdom Hearts Union χ Twitter account. New updates to KHUX include:
February: A special campaign will be arriving to KHUX in conjunction to Project Xehanort. After February 6, the Draw Point campaign will become permanent.
April: massive campaign to commemorate the 4th Anniversary
Main story will continue to be updated in the coming months.
Until February 2nd, the following quests are available in this week's WJE:
VIP! Jewels & Avatar Parts: 1400 Jewels & Balloon Fairies x 1 Male / Female (Rare Enemy Perk +4)
VIP! Medal Quest: SN++ - Hostile Program x 1 & Trait Medal #178 x 8 (SN++ - Hostile Program may become available through deals in the future)
VIP! Dual Meow Wow: Dual Meow Wow [SAB LV 9] x 15
VIP! Gems: x10 (each) Power, Magic, and Speed gems
In Union Cross, until February 2nd get the Balloon Bianca & Bernard avatar parts and other rewards! Fight the Extra Hard Boss during Bonus Times for more coins.
The weekly raid event is here! Until January 31st, fight alongside your party to defeat the Raid Boss in this Raid Boss Event! Challenge the raid boss during bonus time to receive more lux!
To celebrate the release of Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind, there will be an exhibit held at Tokyo, Shibuya-ku 2-24-12 Shibuya Scramble Square, on the 12F of the Event Space from January 31 to February 2. It will be known as the Connected Hearts Exhibition, and with it, a campaign being held seven winners will be selected and given a special piece of artwork.
Note: Delivery of prizes is limited to Japan residents only.
● The person must have a good terms Twitter account and not have it set as "Private".
● The person's account must be able to accept DMs.
● The person must be following the official KH twitter (@_KINGDOMHEARTS)
※ To enter, please retweet the tweet.
※ Use the hashtag ＃繋がるハート展 in your retweet.
※ Once a winner has been chosen, the winner will be DMed by the official KH Twitter. (NOTE: The winner will not be able to choose which gift they'll get.)
Campaign duration: January 31~February 9
Translation credit goes to KH13's Ryuji!
You can take a look at some images of the event's artwork and set up below!
The Seven Hearts' names roughly translate to Journey, Destiny, Promise, Twilight, Duplicity, Missing and Eternal.
A new Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] announcement has gone live concerning a new project simply dubbed 'Project Xehanort'. This announcement was teased earlier today. Very little is known about this project except for that it concerns Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] in some way.
There is currently a 'Guess the Name Campaign' taking place where if you can manage to guess the name for this mysterious project, you win a $100 Amazon gift card! Details for this campaign will be on the site here which also confirm its platform accessibility on iOS and Android. Additionally, this project has its own Twitter page as well.
According to the game notice, more details are to come in mid-February with there being benefits to linking your Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] account.
The deadline for this campaign is January 28th, 2020 10 PM.
As a hint given by the English Twitter account, this game's title has 8 letters and 2 words.
What are your thoughts on Project Xehanort which has seemingly come out of nowhere and do you have any guesses for what its true name will be? Discuss and let us know in the comments below!
The Square Enix team conducted an interview with Tetsuya Nomura ahead of Re Mind's release. This interview, on Playstation.Blog, consists of Nomura reflecting on the release of Kingdom Hearts III.
While this interview does not contain any noteworthy new information, it does contain some of Nomura's mentality and the way he perceives Kingdom Hearts III, certain characters and other aspects.
The official Japanese Kingdom Hearts Twitter account has uploaded a preview video showcasing some of the Limit Cut Episode bosses coming in the Re Mind DLC! You can view the video below. Due to the nature of this content, it, along with several screenshots will be in spoiler boxes. View at your own discretion.
Are you more excited to fight these exceedingly difficult bosses? Let us know!
The 13 Darknesses edition of the "7 Lights and 13 Darknesses Q&A", a series of questions and answers related to ReMind, answered by Kingdom Hearts III director Testuya Nomura and co-director Tai Yasue was posted. We covered the content of the 7 Lights portion of the Q&A prior. Translations for this interview have been concluded. Credit to @_KH_ENGLISH on Twitter for the translations!
WARNING: The interview contains spoilers for Kingdom Hearts III. Reader discretion is advised if you haven't cleared the game yet.
A new announcement related to Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is set to be made on January 23rd at 10 AM JST/5 PM PST, following shortly after the release of Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind. This news was tweeted simultaneously by both the Japanese and English Twitter accounts for Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], so whatever this news is about, it is likely going to affect both versions of the game around the same time. Both of these tweets were accompanied by a piece of artwork by series director Tetsuya Nomura, depicting Young Xehanort and Young Eraqus alongside several other characters whose figures have been blurred out.
What could this announcement possibly be about? Let us know what you think it is in the comments below!