Square Enix's official website for Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep has been updated. This update includes additions to the worlds and system section. Specifically, the worlds section has been updated with Disney Town and Radiant Garden, including screenshots and information for each, and the system section has been updated with videos concerning D-Link and the command board. These videos can be viewed below, or downloaded from our archive, and all screenshots can be seen below, in our gallery.
Birth by Sleep, Japanese website
All images are from the official website.
Nanani from GameFAQs is in the process of writing a complete guide for Kingdom Hearts coded. Recently, she has updated her guide with a script and summary of coded's sixth episode. This can be read at our forum.
Another voice actor has been confirmed for the English version of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts title for the PlayStation Portable, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. Josh Robert Thompson has confirmed that he is going to voice Prince Phillip in the game. This confirmation first came when Josh Robert Thompson posted that he was voicing Prince Phillip on his Twitter page, and later confirmed when a member of Kingdom Hearts Insider asked via email if the Twitter update concerned Birth by Sleep.
Famitsu.com have posted an article concerning the upcoming Kingdom Hearts title for the PlayStation Portable, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. This article contains high quality screenshots that were first revealed in the February 2010 issue of Famitsu magazine. These can be seen below, in our gallery.
Famitsu.com (December 14, 2009)
All images are from Famitsu.com.
A commercial for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts title for the PlayStation Portable, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, has surfaced online. This commercial contains many new scenes, such as many involving Terra, Aqua and Ven, as well as characters such as King Mickey, Sora, Riku, Donald and Goofy. The commercial confirms 100 Acre Wood's inclusion in the game, and that the theme song with be Hikari. The original version can be seen or downloaded from its page in our videos archive, or seen with subtitles, provided by Kingdom Hearts Insider, below.
A commercial has surfaced online for the upcoming Kingdom hearts title for the PlayStation Portable, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. This commercial, which has recently started airing in Japan and is available to watch below in high quality, shows never before seen footage from Birth by Sleep. Points of interest include CGI scenes from the game's opening and ending, cutscenes involving characters such as young Sora and Riku, as well as the confirmation of the game's theme song, Hikari, or in English, Simple and Clean. The commercial can be viewed below, or downloaded from its page in Birth by Sleep's trailers section.
A one-page advertisement for Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, the upcoming Kingdom Hearts title for the PlayStation Portable, due to be released on January 9, 2010, has surfaced online. This advertisement, which was uploaded by ReBirth Wings and can be seen here. It contains the same artwork, now in high quality, that was seen on the Birth by Sleep boxart.
Square Enix have updated their official website for Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts Field & Battle. This update includes an announcement by Yoko Shimomura where she states the track listing for the album. It contains previously heard songs in the series, as well as new tracks that will be featured in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. This track listing can be viewed below.
Night of Fate
A Very Small Wish -Monstrous Monstro
Medley of Conflict
A photo of what appears to be the boxart for Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep has surfaced online. This image, which was uploaded by ミクシイ and can be seen here, shows Tetsuya Nomura artwork of Terra, Aqua, Ven and King Mickey. The artwork appears to be contained within a PlayStation Portable game boxart's template, so it is assumed that this is the official boxart of the game.
The February 2010 issue of Famitsu magazine has included an article on Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts coded. This article, which is seven pages in length, shows frames from the opening movie of Birth by Sleep, as well as screenshots from Radiant Garden and Olympus Coliseum. It discusses Kairi's involvement in the series and Birth by Sleep, and also talks about Yen Sid's Tower's involvement in the game, which is now known as Mysterious Tower. The Coded section of the article announces that Episode 7 will also be in Hollow Bastion, and gives a brief summary of Episodes 1 to 6. Kingdom Hearts Insider has obtained this article, and have scanned and translated it. Both the original and translated versions can be seen below, in our gallery.
Famitsu (February 2010)
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Famitsu (February 2010) *translated*
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The February 2010 issue of Famitsu magazine has included an article on Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. Although this article has not yet completely surfaced online, some details and images from the article have. 2ちゃんねる have uploaded two images from the article, which can be viewed here and here. These images show more of Kairi's involvement in the game. Other information that has surfaced includes that the article will discuss the game's opening movie, as well as Olympus Coliseum and Radiant Garden in detail.
The latest issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, believed to be the December 2, 2009 issue, has included an article on Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. This article, which has surfaced online thanks to どっとうpるだ.org, features Olympus Coliseum and reveals that both Terra and Ven will visit the world, meeting a new character from Final Fantasy VII, Zack. Zack will fight Terra at one point, and act as one of his D-LINK characters. The article also features King Mickey, and reveals that Kairi's younger self will be in the game, and meet Aqua and King Mickey at Radient Garden. The article can be seen below, in our gallery.
Weekly Shōnen Jump (December 2, 2009)
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An unknown scan has surfaced of an article featuring Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. The article, which surfaced on 2ちゃねる and can be seen here, confirms that Olympus Coliseum will be included in the game. The character Zack Fair from Final Fantasy VII will appear in this world, and fight Terra at one point.
Two more voice actors have been confirmed for the English version of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, verifying that the game is currently in production. This announcement, which says King Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be voiced by Brett Iwan and Russi Taylor respectively, comes after the announcement of Stitch and Ven's voice actor, giving us a total of four confirmed voice actors for the English version of Birth by Sleep.
Two voice actors have confirmed that they will be voicing characters in the English version of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. This resultantly confirms that the English version of Birth by Sleep is currently in production. The first English voice actor to confirm their involvement, Chris Sanders, will be voicing the character Stitch. This was confirmed via an email between him and a member of Kingdom Hearts Insider, and can be seen here. The second person to confirm, Jesse McCartney, has stated on his Twitter account that he is recording for a Kingdom Hearts title. It is assumed he will be voicing Ven.