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  1. During the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary trailer for the reveal of Kingdom Hearts IV, there are five shots of a forest reminiscent of California's Redwood National Park. What looks to be just a regular forest at first shows a small glimpse of what seems to be the foot of a vehicle from Star Wars. Seven years ago, Gamesbeat interviewed Tetsuya Nomura about the possibility of a Star Wars world in Kingdom Hearts III, and after some time, Nomura was allowed to discuss the topic. Nomura went on to say that both companies (Disney Interactive and Square Enix) would have to contact both Disney and Lucasfilm to request permission to use any of the characters and locations. While it seemed impossible at the time, it appears that a deal might have indeed been agreed upon with this small tease. The second shot of the forest clips shows a small set of three waterfalls. While these waterfalls were not featured in Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, they are featured in the video games Star Wars Battlefront (2015) and Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) Below are some comparison shots of the recent Kingdom Hearts IV reveal trailer and Star Wars Battlefront (2015): While not precisely the same, they are similar enough. At this point, you're probably thinking, "Well, two separate properties ARE allowed to use the Redwood National Park's likeness, you know." And while you may be right, this following point is where things get interesting. The third shot of the forest's clips pans up to reveal a metallic-looking object in the top right corner. Now, this blew past many heads because it blends in perfectly with the ground around it, but it's just clear enough to identify! For those who aren't familiar with Star Wars technology, this foot belongs to the Galactic Empire's All Terrain Scout Transport, or AT-ST for short. It's a two-man, lightweight, bipedal walker used by ground forces within their military. At first, this just sounds ridiculous until you put both of them side by side. Below are comparisons of the metallic object in the trailer and the foot of an Imperial AT-ST from an official plastic model based on the vehicle. Right away, you can tell they're the exact same. The backplate that allows the foot to bend, the half circles on either side, and the pieces that come out on either side of the foot are just about identical. While Square Enix hasn't officially confirmed Star Wars is in Kingdom Hearts IV, by the small tease of this foot, we can tell that Tetsuya Nomura has likely gotten permission from Disney and Lucasfilm to use their property. Do you believe these assumptions to be true, or is it just a mountain over a molehill? Let us know in the comments!
  2. During the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary trailer for the reveal of Kingdom Hearts IV, there are five shots of a forest reminiscent of California's Redwood National Park. What looks to be just a regular forest at first shows a small glimpse of what seems to be the foot of a vehicle from Star Wars. Seven years ago, Gamesbeat interviewed Tetsuya Nomura about the possibility of a Star Wars world in Kingdom Hearts III, and after some time, Nomura was allowed to discuss the topic. Nomura went on to say that both companies (Disney Interactive and Square Enix) would have to contact both Disney and Lucasfilm to request permission to use any of the characters and locations. While it seemed impossible at the time, it appears that a deal might have indeed been agreed upon with this small tease. The second shot of the forest clips shows a small set of three waterfalls. While these waterfalls were not featured in Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, they are featured in the video games Star Wars Battlefront (2015) and Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) Below are some comparison shots of the recent Kingdom Hearts IV reveal trailer and Star Wars Battlefront (2015): While not precisely the same, they are similar enough. At this point, you're probably thinking, "Well, two separate properties ARE allowed to use the Redwood National Park's likeness, you know." And while you may be right, this following point is where things get interesting. The third shot of the forest's clips pans up to reveal a metallic-looking object in the top right corner. Now, this blew past many heads because it blends in perfectly with the ground around it, but it's just clear enough to identify! For those who aren't familiar with Star Wars technology, this foot belongs to the Galactic Empire's All Terrain Scout Transport, or AT-ST for short. It's a two-man, lightweight, bipedal walker used by ground forces within their military. At first, this just sounds ridiculous until you put both of them side by side. Below are comparisons of the metallic object in the trailer and the foot of an Imperial AT-ST from an official plastic model based on the vehicle. Right away, you can tell they're the exact same. The backplate that allows the foot to bend, the half circles on either side, and the pieces that come out on either side of the foot are just about identical. While Square Enix hasn't officially confirmed Star Wars is in Kingdom Hearts IV, by the small tease of this foot, we can tell that Tetsuya Nomura has likely gotten permission from Disney and Lucasfilm to use their property. Do you believe these assumptions to be true, or is it just a mountain over a molehill? Let us know in the comments! View full article
  3. The Japanese portal website for Kingdom Hearts has updated, giving more details for the franchise's 20th anniversary event. The event is using a special lottery system in order to attend, where 150 people will be chosen from applying and will be able to experience the stage and exhibition. The event will take place on Sunday, April 10th, 2022 in Shibuya Hikarie on the 9th floor of Hikarie Hall. Doors will open at 14:00 and the stage event starts at 17:00. Attendees are free to experience the special exhibition until the stage events starts. The event is scheduled to end around 20:00. It is prohibited to take videos or photos during the stage performance or record audio. If fans were wanting to attend, the application process starts Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 23:59. Applicants wanting to attend must be a legal resident of Japan and are of 18 years of age or older. You must register as a member of Square Enix Members and install the mobile application. After the application process has ended, the winners will be decided and not on a first-come, first-serve basis. Winners will be notified by email in early March 2022. You can apply via the official Square Enix Japan Member website. You can view newly revealed images of the event's Special Live Talk Show and Memories Locker below:
  4. The Japanese portal website for Kingdom Hearts has updated, giving more details for the franchise's 20th anniversary event. The event is using a special lottery system in order to attend, where 150 people will be chosen from applying and will be able to experience the stage and exhibition. The event will take place on Sunday, April 10th, 2022 in Shibuya Hikarie on the 9th floor of Hikarie Hall. Doors will open at 14:00 and the stage event starts at 17:00. Attendees are free to experience the special exhibition until the stage events starts. The event is scheduled to end around 20:00. It is prohibited to take videos or photos during the stage performance or record audio. If fans were wanting to attend, the application process starts Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 23:59. Applicants wanting to attend must be a legal resident of Japan and are of 18 years of age or older. You must register as a member of Square Enix Members and install the mobile application. After the application process has ended, the winners will be decided and not on a first-come, first-serve basis. Winners will be notified by email in early March 2022. You can apply via the official Square Enix Japan Member website. You can view newly revealed images of the event's Special Live Talk Show and Memories Locker below: View full article
  5. Square Enix Japan have announced a new item available for pre-order off their E-Store, a mouse pad in the design of Sora's stained glass from Kingdom Hearts! The mouse pad will release on January 22, 2022, and it is priced at ¥1,650 which converted to US Dollar is roughly $14.79. Keep in mind that this is a converted price and is in no way official to it's actual pricing. You can view the mouse pad through our gallery below: You can also view the store page for this item at Square Enix Japan's E-Store. UPDATE: This mouse pad is now available to pre-order from the European and North American Square Enix stores! Their respective prices, store links, and release dates are listed below: €16.99 on the European store and releasing on May 28, 2022. $17.99 on the North American store and releasing in April 2022. View full article
  6. Square Enix Japan have announced a new item available for pre-order off their E-Store, a mouse pad in the design of Sora's stained glass from Kingdom Hearts! The mouse pad will release on January 22, 2022, and it is priced at ¥1,650 which converted to US Dollar is roughly $14.79. Keep in mind that this is a converted price and is in no way official to it's actual pricing. You can view the mouse pad through our gallery below: You can also view the store page for this item at Square Enix Japan's E-Store. UPDATE: This mouse pad is now available to pre-order from the European and North American Square Enix stores! Their respective prices, store links, and release dates are listed below: €16.99 on the European store and releasing on May 28, 2022. $17.99 on the North American store and releasing in April 2022.
  7. Square Enix Japan has announced a new item available for pre-order for their E-Store, a silicon ice cube tray in the shape of the Kingdom Key from Kingdom Hearts! The Kingdom Hearts Silicon Ice Tray will be releasing on December 25, 2021, and is priced at ¥2,200, which converted to USD is roughly $19.71. This is not an official price however, it's just a converted one. You can view the Kingdom Hearts Silicon Ice Tray through our gallery below: You can view the store page for this item on Square Enix Japan's official E-Store. UDPATE: This item is now available to pre-order from the North American store! Its provided release window is July 2022 and it's priced at $19.99.
  8. Square Enix Japan has announced a new item available for pre-order for their E-Store, a silicon ice cube tray in the shape of the Kingdom Key from Kingdom Hearts! The Kingdom Hearts Silicon Ice Tray will be releasing on December 25, 2021, and is priced at ¥2,200, which converted to USD is roughly $19.71. This is not an official price however, it's just a converted one. You can view the Kingdom Hearts Silicon Ice Tray through our gallery below: You can view the store page for this item on Square Enix Japan's official E-Store. UDPATE: This item is now available to pre-order from the North American store! Its provided release window is July 2022 and it's priced at $19.99. View full article
  9. During the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Trailer shown earlier this morning, a new Ichiban Kuji lottery was announced. It showcased a new Sora and Kairi set of figures in their throne chairs from the artworks of Kingdom Hearts III and Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory respectively. Additionally, it is scheduled for a 2022 release. This is the third Ichiban Kuji lottery in the series history, with the first being in 2019 and the second in 2020. You can view these figures in the 20th Anniversary trailer below. Update 10/6/2021: The Kingdom Hearts ~20th Anniversary~ Ichiban Kuji has been updated, showing the ranked prizes. You can see the prize list below: ○ Prize A Sora Statue ○ Prize B Kairi Statue ○ Prize C Design Clock ○ Prize D Plush Mascot ○ Prize E Canvas Board ○ Prize F Hand Towel ○ Prize G Glass ○ Prize H Keyblade Charm Collection ○ Prize One Prize Sora Statue-Last One ver. ~ ○ Double Chance Campaign Sora Statue ~ Last One ver. ~ We will continue to update once new information releases! So stay tuned!
  10. During the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Trailer shown earlier this morning, a new Ichiban Kuji lottery was announced. It showcased a new Sora and Kairi set of figures in their throne chairs from the artworks of Kingdom Hearts III and Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory respectively. Additionally, it is scheduled for a 2022 release. This is the third Ichiban Kuji lottery in the series history, with the first being in 2019 and the second in 2020. You can view these figures in the 20th Anniversary trailer below. Update 10/6/2021: The Kingdom Hearts ~20th Anniversary~ Ichiban Kuji has been updated, showing the ranked prizes. You can see the prize list below: ○ Prize A Sora Statue ○ Prize B Kairi Statue ○ Prize C Design Clock ○ Prize D Plush Mascot ○ Prize E Canvas Board ○ Prize F Hand Towel ○ Prize G Glass ○ Prize H Keyblade Charm Collection ○ Prize One Prize Sora Statue-Last One ver. ~ ○ Double Chance Campaign Sora Statue ~ Last One ver. ~ We will continue to update once new information releases! So stay tuned! View full article
  11. The Nendoroid of Kingdom Hearts III Ver. Roxas is now available to pre-order from Good Smile Company! He is available to pre-order from February 17th to March 31st and will release in October 2021 and is priced at ¥5,545 ($58.99) His product page says there's an estimated shipping period of November 2021. You can pre-order him here. He comes with his Oblivion and Oathkeeper Keyblades, and an extra head with his hood up. You can view the Kingdom Hearts III Ver. Roxas Nendoroid through our gallery below: Good Smile Company recently announced other Kingdom Hearts III Nendoroids, you can see them in our article here!
  12. The Nendoroid of Kingdom Hearts III Ver. Roxas is now available to pre-order from Good Smile Company! He is available to pre-order from February 17th to March 31st and will release in October 2021 and is priced at ¥5,545 ($58.99) His product page says there's an estimated shipping period of November 2021. You can pre-order him here. He comes with his Oblivion and Oathkeeper Keyblades, and an extra head with his hood up. You can view the Kingdom Hearts III Ver. Roxas Nendoroid through our gallery below: Good Smile Company recently announced other Kingdom Hearts III Nendoroids, you can see them in our article here! View full article
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