Episode 2 of Kingdom Hearts Dark Road has finally released in English! You can view the translations below, courtesy of KH_Damo. You can also view our translations of Episode 2 from our team's Ryuji! Due to the nature of the final cutscene, it will be marked in spoiler brackets, so viewer discretion is advised.
What is your take on the events that have unfolded in Episode 2, and what, if any predictions do you have for Episode 3? Let us know in the comments below!
Gangan Online have posted Chapter 11 for the Kingdom Hearts III manga. You can read it on their site by clicking here or on their online app. You can check out previews for the chapter in our gallery below.
Chapter 12 will be available in September.
You can also check out the articles for the previous chapters by clicking on the links below!
Chapter 0 Prologue Japanese English
Chapter 1 A New Journey Japanese English
Chapter 2 Olympus Coliseum Japanese English
Chapter 3 Olympus Coliseum Japanese English
Chapter 4 Olympus Coliseum Japanese English
Chapter 5 Olympus Coliseum Japanese English
Chapter 6 Olympus Coliseum Japanese English
Chapter 7 Olympus Coliseum Japanese English
Chapter 8 Olympus Coliseum Japanese English
Chapter 9 World of Darkness Japanese English
Chapter 10 Connected Japanese English
In addition, Vol. 1 (which contains Chapter 0 thru Chapter 8 ) is available in Japan and will be available in November in English.
AmiAmi is accepting pre-orders on two new Kingdom Hearts 150-piece puzzles based on Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories. Each puzzle will cost ¥1,400 (about $13.00) and will be available in late October. You can view each puzzle in our galleries below.
The second story update for Kingdom Hearts Dark Road has launched in Japan with a total of three story scenes! Unfortunately, the global version of this update has been delayed to early August with no specified reason and date of release given.
You can view the Japanese cutscenes below, courtesy of KH_Damo who also provided videos of the first Episode's cutscenes. Due to the nature of the final scene, it will be spoiler tagged so viewer discretion is advised.
What are your thoughts on these developments and when exactly do you think the next global update for Kingdom Hearts Dark Road will launch? Let us know in the comments below!
UPDATE: Our team's Ryuji has translated the three new cutscenes added in Episode 2 of Kingdom Hearts Dark Road! You can view the provided translations below.
Cutscene 1's translations:
Cutscene 2's translations:
Cutscene 3's translations:
Kingdom Hearts III: The Novel Vol.2, Seven New Hearts is now available in English for purchase as a paperback and digital from Yen Press. The novel is 160 pages long and will cost $14.00 (US)/$18.50 (CAN) for paperback or $7.99 (US)/$9.99 (CAN) digitally.
You can buy the volume as a paperback on AAA Anime, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indigo, Indiebound and RightStuf or digitally on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Walker, ComiXology, Google Play, Apple iBooks, and Kobo.
The novel has already been released in Japan as "GAME NOVELS Kingdom Hearts III Vol. 2 New Seven Hearts". Vol. 1 Re:Start is also available in Japanese and English. Vol. 3 ReMind Me Again is currently available on Amazon Japan and the Square Enix E-Store and the English localization has yet to be announced.
Announced by the most recent official Final Fantasy Brave Exvius live stream, a collaboration event between Kingdom Hearts Union Cross & Dark Road and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius will take place on both July 31st at 3PM JT, and August 16th at 11:59PM JT!
Brand new character sprites for the Sora, Kairi, Young Xehanort and Riku units have been revealed! Additionally, three cards depicting events from Kingdom Hearts III have also been shown!
You can view images of these sprites and cards in our gallery below. If you want a more intricate look into this collaboration, view the official live stream that shared this information.
Furthermore, there will be a retweeting campaign from July 31st to August 6th where if the tweet that is posted on that day gets 3000 RTs, rewards are given out on both games! The rewards are as follows:
How do you feel about the new Kingdom Hearts units and cards being implemented into Final Fantasy Brave Exvius? Let us know in the comments below!
Thanks to aitaikimochi and Roboloid for the tips!
Square Enix Japan E-Store has updated with new Kingdom Hearts-style dining ware. These include: fork and spoons sets in Monogram Silver, Monogram Black, Campetti Sliver, and Campetti Black; plates detailed with either the crown (small and large) or Roxas' symbol (small and large); and a Knife Rest. Color sets are also available for Silver and Black.
The fork and spoon set will cost ¥2,750 (about $26.00) each while the plates will cost ¥2,200 [about $21.00] (small) and ¥2,640 [about $25.00] (large) and the knife rest will cost ¥2,200 (about $21.00). The sets of 5 (which contains a set of Campetti, a set of Monogram, and a knife rest) will cost ¥6,800 (about $65.00).
All these items will be available on November 14th. You can view each set in the galleries below.
Kingdom Hearts Fork and Spoon Set (Monogram Black) - ¥2,750
Kingdom Hearts Fork and Spoon Set (Monogram Silver) - ¥2,750
Kingdom Hearts Fork and Spoon Set (Campetti Black) - ¥2,750
Kingdom Hearts Fork and Spoon Set (Campetti Silver) - ¥2,750
Kingdom Hearts Plates Crown (Small) - ¥2,200
Kingdom Hearts Plates Crown (Large) - ¥2,640
Kingdom Hearts Plates Roxas (Small) - ¥2,200
Kingdom Hearts Plates Roxas (Large) - ¥2,640
Kingdom Hearts Knife Rest - ¥2,200
Kingdom Hearts 5-piece set (Black) - ¥6,800
Kingdom Hearts 5-piece set (Silver) - ¥6,800
These items should be available in the Square Enix North America and Europe stores soon. Keep up with KH13.com the latest Kingdom Hearts news and information.
Square Enix have revealed three new pieces of Kingdom Hearts merchandise that are all available for pre-order from their official E-store.
Firstly is the Kingdom Hearts III Acrylic Stand - Gathering, which is available for pre-order for ¥3,850, and is releasing on September 19th, 2020.
Secondly is the Kingdom Hearts Japan Passport, which is available for pre-order for ¥3,300, and is releasing on November 14th, 2020.
Lastly is the Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind Clear File Illustration. This is available for pre-order for ¥550, and is releasing on September 19th, 2020.
[UPDATE July 28, 2020] The Kingdom Hearts III Acrylic Stand Gather and the Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind Clear File are now available for pre-order on the Square Enix North America Store. You can pre-order the Kingdom Hearts III Acrylic stand here for a discounted $35.09, and you can pre-order the Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind Clear File here for a discounted $5.39. Both items are set to release in October 2020.
How do you feel about these new pieces of merchandise and do you have any intention of purchasing any of these products? Let us know how you feel in the comments below!
Square Enix has revealed that 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), and is currently only available for pre-order in Japan, while the digital version will release globally on November 11th, 2020.
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!
Shop Disney Japan has revealed 6 upcoming Kingdom Hearts iPhone 11 cases that are all available for pre-order on July 28th. You can view images of the cases as well as their respective store pages below.
iPhone 11 / Kingdom Hearts Symbols / Shock-resistant hybrid case (¥2,278)
iPhone 11 / Kingdom Hearts Logo / Shock-resistant hybrid case (¥2,278)
iPhone 11 Pro Max / Kingdom Hearts Symbols / Shock-resistant hybrid case (¥2,838)
iPhone 11 Pro Max / Kingdom Hearts Logo / Shock-resistant hybrid case (¥2,838)
iPhone 11 Pro / Kingdom Hearts Symbols / Shock-resistant hybrid case (¥2,728)
iPhone 11 Pro / Kingdom Hearts Logo / Shock-resistant hybrid case (¥2,728)
Are you intending on purchasing any of these charming cases to deck out your iPhone 11? Let us know in the comments below!
Thanks to aibo_ac7 for the tip!
Ichiban Kuji have announced more information about the upcoming Kingdom Hearts ~Second Memory~ lottery game. There are a total of 8 prizes that can be won. These include:
The game will begin on November 4th at Ito-Yokado and 7-Eleven stores. Each ticket will cost ¥750. Currently only the statues have been revealed. The statues were teased during the Japanese Kingdom Hearts 2020 trailer in June.
Kingdom Hearts Dark Road has released its event schedule for the second half of July, and has revealed that a main story quest update will be scheduled towards the end of the month.
You can view the full schedule of events for the rest of the month here.
What do you hope to see in the next story update? Let us know in the comments below!
U-treasure has revealed a total of eight Kingdom Hearts branded earrings available for purchase from their online store! There are four variants of both the Sora Crown and Heart earrings. You can view these splendid earrings as well as their respective store pages below.
Sora Crown Earrings K18 Yellow Gold One Ear (0.5 Set)(¥27,500)
Sora Crown Earrings Silver (Yellow Gold Coating) One Ear (0.5 Set)(¥7,150)
Sora Crown Earrings K18 Pink Gold One Ear (0.5 Set)(¥27,500)
Sora Crown Earrings K18 White Gold One Ear (0.5 Set)(¥27,500)
Heart Earrings K18 Pink Gold One Ear (0.5 Set)(¥27,500)
Heart Earrings K18 White Gold One Ear (0.5 Set)(¥27,500)
Heart Earrings K18 Yellow Gold One Ear (0.5 Set)(¥27,500)
Heart Earrings Silver One Ear (0.5 Set)(¥7,150)
Have any of these wondrous pieces of jewelry caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below!
U-Treasure has revealed a new line of monogram Kingdom Hearts watches. There are two different variations: one in black and one in white. Both watches will cost ¥27,500 (about $255.00) each. Pre-orders period will begin on July 14th and run through August 11th. The watches will be available late November. You can pre-order here (black) and here (white).
You can check them out in the galleries below.
Will you be buying one of these watches? Let us know in the comments below!
Square Enix has recently posted a job listing for the Senior Manager in Product Marketing for Kingdom Hearts!
There are a plethora of requirements for this position such as a bachelor's degree with a focus on business and/or marketing, 6-8 years of marketing experience as well as various developed collaborative skills. A level of proficiency in Japanese is also highly recommended.
Are you or anyone else you know interested and applicable for this newly opened position? Let us know in the comments below!