Famitsu magazine has included an article on Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. This article reveals more characters and enemies from the Castle of Dreams and Deep Space. Thanks to FF7AC reunion, you can view the scans below.
>Famitsu (October 2009)
Thanks to FF7AC reunion for the images.
Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine has included an article on Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. This article confirms Stitch as a party character, and shows off Aqua's ability, "Diamond Dust". Thanks to Kingdom Hearts Insider, you can view the scan below.
>Weekly Shōnen Jump (August 7, 2009)
Images are from Kingdom Hearts Insider.
Earlier in the week, a scan of a V Jump article featuring Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep surfaced online. The scan confirms a world based on Lilo & Stitch, and also showed us new screenshots of Aqua gameplay. Kingdom Hearts Insider have uploaded a higher quality scan of this article, and thanks to them, you can view it in our gallery. Also, Kingdom Hearts Insider have translated the article, and thanks to them, you can read the translations at our forum.
A recent issue of Famitsu has included an article on Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. This article displays various screenshots and renders from the game, including that of never before seen Aqua gameplay, and a confirmation of a world based on Lilo & Stitch. Wii @ Everyday have scanned pages of this article, and thanks to them, you can view the scans in our gallery.
KH-Vids.Net have been working on a "fan production" of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. This production, using high quality cutscenes of 358/2 Days recorded by KH13.com, will have English voice overs recorded by members of KH-Vids.Net. They have recently released a promotional video of the production, and this can be seen below.
New evidence has surfaced to suggest that Pinocchio's world will be included in the English release of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. BradyGames have updated their website with a page for the strategy guide of the upcoming North American release of 358/2 Days, and included in the list of world's is Pinocchio. Pinocchio's world was not included in the Japanese release of the game, however, people have found that sprites for the world were included in the game's code. It is possible that the world may be included in the English release.
The September 2009 issue of Game Informer magazine has included an article on Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. This article, concerning the North American release of the game, discusses the battle system, story, and mission and multiplayer aspects of the game. Thanks to Kingdom Hearts Ultimania, who scanned the article, you can view it in our gallery.
The latest issue of V Jump magazine has included an article on Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. Although no scan is available yet, FF7AC reunion have posted a summary of the article.
The article reveals that Birth by Sleep is scheduled to be released during Winter 2009, which, in Japan, is between December and February. It also includes new information on Cinderella's world, and reveals that Terra will visit a world based on Lilo & Stitch, called Deep Space. Also included is new information involving Aqua's attack system.
Square Enix have opened their European website for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. The website confirms the October 9, 2009 release date for PAL regions, including Europe and Australia, includes screenshots of the game in English, and a previously seen trailer, the E3 2009 trailer. This trailer can be seen in our trailers section for the game.
Square Enix have updated their official Japanese website for Kingdom Hearts coded. This update includes additions to the information section, as well as screenshots and renders from Episode 3 of the game. Also included is information about how these relate to Kingdom Hearts Mobile. All included images are available to view below.
>Coded, Japanese website
All images are from Square Enix's official website.
HEARTSTATION.ORG have translated the recent article appearing on Famitsu.com regarding Kingdom Hearts coded and Kingdom Hearts Mobile. Their translation of this article can be read below.
Episode 3 of Kingdom Hearts Coded releases August 5, 2009! ● Let’s go to the Avatar Kingdom this summer and assume different appearances!
The content of the ‘Kingdom Hearts Mobile’, the mobile phone portal site for the Kingdom Hearts series, has been enriched even further! Since the 23rd of July 2009, the city in which the avatars live, Avatar Kingdom, has even changed to a summery blue sky. Along with the introduction of newly added Avatar Items, let’s unveil the latest images of Kingdom Hearts Coded, scheduled for release on the 5th May 2009. Also, the concept of avatars having levels was introduced from the last update. Reach a fixed level by using points to purchase items for avatar use, and receiving experience points from winning a high place in the minigame ranking, and you’ll level up. You even receive experience points from only logging in once a day, so it’d even be good to try and pop in and see the city every day.
Items for avatar use such as Xemnas’ coat are arriving one after the other! Also, it’s also now possible to purchase the special avatar items awarded in previous minigames to people who won a place in the National Ranking. You can buy these with munny saved up from clearing minigames, it seems. Let’s earn heaps while we can!
This is a minigame scheduled for release in August 2009, ‘Rhythm Parade’, in which you hit buttons in time to music from the series. Songs include: ‘Destiny Islands’, ‘Blast Away!’, ‘Monochrome Dreams’,’ Bustin’ Up on the Beach’, ‘Sinister Sundown’, ‘Hand in Hand’, ‘One-Winged Angel’, ‘Working Together’, and ‘Shrouding Dark Cloud’.
There are two modes: Easy and Hard. Easy mode is a mode you can enjoy easily, keeping rhythm with one button. Hard mode is a more serious mode in which you use five buttons, and so it’s aimed at people with confidence in their ability. Of course, we’re keeping up with the National Ranking!
Sora: I’m Sora. And you are? Alice: Hm… it’s no good. I can’t remember a thing.
Sora: Answer me! Have you done something weird to this world? Black-coated man: This world is connected. A world in which memory and reality are connected.
Concerning the contents that are moved away from Avatar Kingdom, Episode 3 of Kingdom Hearts Coded begins distributing August 5, 2009. The next stage takes place in the world of “Alice and Wonderland”. Not only are the familiar characters there, but the figure of the man in the black coat who seems to be a key figure in this title also appears.
Famitsu.com have updated with an article concerning Kingdom Hearts coded and Kingdom Hearts Mobile. The article announces that Episode 3 of Coded will begin availability on August 5, 2009. This episode features Wonderland, and unlike the original Kingdom Hearts, Sora encounters an unknown person in an Organization cloak during his visit. The article includes many images for both Coded and Mobile, which can all be viewed at our gallery.
The 40th annual San Diego Comic Con in San Diego has passed, and at the event, the English version of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days was featured. Churro from Kingdom Hearts Ultimania attended the event, and as a result, many photos and videos of it are available. All photos are available to view in our gallery, and the videos can be seen below.
Last week, The Light in Chaos posted a summary of Episode 2 of Kingdom Hearts coded. This episode occurs in Traverse Town. HEARTSTATION.ORG have made a better translation of their impressions, and thanks to them, you can read this translation at our forum.
Amazon.fr have created a page for the eventual release of Kingdom Hearts 358/2. This page reveals that the release in France, and possibly the rest of Europe, will be on October 9, 2009, and that the game will cost EUR 39,95.