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  1. Kingdom Hearts III is now out worldwide and the community aren't holding back with their excitement. The game is now trending on Twitter and Twitch! Earlier this morning, Kingdom Hearts III had the most viewers on Twitch even beating Fortnite! Since then, the game has dropped to number two, being beaten by League of Legends but this is still a big moment for the Kingdom Hearts franchise.


    We hope everyone is enjoying their first experience with the game. Head on over to our forums to discuss all things Kingdom Hearts III!

    Latest news:
    Kingdom Hearts III releases worldwide along with Update 1.02; Launch Day! and Launch Commercial videos released

    Kingdom Hearts Snapchat crown filter available for limited time
    Kingdom Hearts III trophy list

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  2. 29 minutes ago, Jonbob said:

    Not to be “that guy” but I thought this was obvious. Well, the bit about dearly beloved anyway - it basically plays the notes as part of the melody if you listen carefully. Skrillex did say he was a huge fan of the series so it’s unsurprising that he would make a nod to key themes. “Face my Fears” is really growing on me and I can’t wait to see it in the context of the game next week! 🤩

    Not everyone is as musically inclined, and may have missed it. I noticed it too myself but it's worth having it out there for those who didn't.

    Hearing Face my Fears in game while watching the opening scene is going to fill me with too many emotions 😧

  3. A discovery has been made in a tweet from helloneet on Twitter. Helloneet tweeted a video showing himself playing Face My Fears on piano and discovering that it uses the same chords as the original Kingdom Hearts' Dearly Beloved!

    Skrillex then replied to this tweet, revealing that Face My Fears is also written in the same key as Passion, making it easier for him to do live mashups of the two songs. You can check out the video below:

    "Face My Fears" is available worldwide; the album song can be bought from the Apple Store, Google Play Music, and Amazon as well as streamed on Spotify. For lyrics and more information, click here.

    The Face My Fears EP just reached number one in the iTunes International Album chart, you can find out more about this here.

    How do you feel about Skrillex' enthusiasm towards Utada Hikaru's music? Share your thoughts in the comments below! 

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  4. The World Music Awards Twitter account has announced that Utada Hikaru's latest EP, Face My Fears has rocketed to number one on the iTunes International Album chart; only a day after it's release! 

    The EP contains the Kingdom Hearts III opening song Face my Fears in both English and Japanese, as well as the English ending theme, Don't Think Twice and its Japanese counterpart Chikai (誓い).

    "Face My Fears" is available worldwide; the album song can be bought from the Apple Store, Google Play Music, and Amazon as well as streamed on Spotify. For lyrics and more information, click here.

    Are you glad to see Utada's music receiving so much attention? Let us know what you think of the songs in the comments below!

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  5. Announced by the Japanese Playstation BlogKingdom Hearts III will be receiving a pop up experience in Akihabara, Japan. It will take place outside Yodobashi Camera on Saturday January 19th and Sunday January 20th from 12pm until 7pm on both days. Attendee's will get the chance to play the Kingdom Hearts III demo just before the games release on January 25th. This will be the same demo build as the demo available at Tokyo Game Show 2018 (currently no ticket is needed to play but depending on congestion, this could change). As well as the demo, fans will receive a Kingdom Hearts III postcard. Be warned, these are available on a first come, first served basis, so you'd better be quick! See postcard below:


    This experience will return twice more after the games Japanese release; Saturday January 26th - Sunday January 27th and Saturday February 2nd. Once again, these will take place from 12pm until 7pmAll times are JST.

    Will you be attending this event? We'd love to hear about it! Lets us know in the comments below!


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  6. The limited edition Kingdom Hearts III PlayStation 4 Pro console has slowly been getting announced for more and more regions and now Spain is getting added to the growing roster! GAME España have posted a tweet stating pre-orders will go live on Tuesday 8th January at 4PM. More information will be revealed at some point on the 8th according to the tweet.

    You can see the console below:


    Are you going to pre-order the console? Let us know in the comments!

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  7. We're at the end of another month and that means it's time for a new round-up for all of Octobers merch! 

    First up we have a new Kingdom Hearts throw being sold by Target. The throw feature multiple Keyblades from the series! The throw is retailing for $19.99.


    Hot Topic are selling 3 different Kingdom Hearts tee's: a long sleeve Kana style, a short sleeve Sora Sun style and a short sleeve Circle Logo style. The prices vary depending on size. For the Kana style, the price is between $26.90 - $30.90. For the Sora Sun style, the price is between $20.90 - $22.90. For the Circle Logo style, the price is between $20.90 - $24.90. You can check these out below: 


    Hot Topic also have their own Kingdom Hearts group throw blanket for $24.90. This throw features Sora, Donald, Mickey, and Goofy.


    Next up from Hot Topic are 2 Funko Pop!'s; the Soldier Heartless and Kingdom Hearts III Sora, both retailing for $12.50.


    Next we have some iron on Kingdom Hearts patches from Target. The patches feature the crown, the key, the heart and the Heartless motifs! A price is not currently available and these have only been spotted in-store so they will not be available on the Target website as of now. You can check out these awesome patches below: 


    Best Buy are now listing the Kingdom Hearts III Sora (Brave Form) Funko Pop! as coming soon with a current release date of 23/11/18, though this is subject to change. The currently listed price is $9.99.


    Diamond Select Toys had new Q&A where they answered multiple questions regarding new and planned Kingdom Hearts products. The first thing they mentioned is that a new Roxas figure was a the top of the list for the Gallery line, as long as they continue to sell. There will also be more Organisation XIII members and new Keyblades!


    Diamond Select Toys have also released new Sora and Goofy figures for $49.99!


    A Sora MetalFig figure was spotted by Churro at GameStop in-store for $24.99.


    Also from Diamond Select Toys, Maleficent and Sora with the Shooting Star Keyblade figures will be sold as a double pack for $24.99.


    That's it for DST, now we jump back into clothing with Hot Topic's Kingdom Hearts icon pajama pants retailing at $15.92! These would go well with the throw!


    Bookwalker are releasing a Kingdom Hearts coaster set coming late January 2019, which will feature 4 coasters, one featuring Sora, one for Mickey, one for Donald and one for Goofy. There is currently no price specified.


    Bookwalker are also releasing Kingdom Hearts pin sets in late January 2019. There is no price available for this item either. You can check these out below:


    A set including both the coasters and pins will release alongside Kingdom Hearts III in Japan on 25/01/2019.

    Again from Hot Topic, we have a new Kingdom Hearts lanyard featuring a "Dive into the Heart" stained glass design, costing $8.90 and a Kingdom Hearts symbols beanie costing $19.90. 


    Box Lunch are selling 2 Kingdom Hearts t-shirt designs! A Light vs Dark design and a Photo design. Both designs are selling for $28.90. 


    Also from Box Lunch is a Kingdom Hearts Christmas sweater going for $59.90.


    The final item from Box Lunch is a Kingdom Hearts Keyblade dad hat! The hat costs $18.90.


    Buckle-Down Inc. have got some Kingdom Hearts belts for sale. There are 5 different designs in total all retailing for $23.95! There's a Sora and Friends design, a 6 character design, a Shadow design, a second Shadow design, and a second 6 character design! It is yet to be confirmed whether these are licensed products.


    Spencer's have released 2 different Kingdom Hearts inspired watches. An LED watch with Keyblades on the strap and a watch with the Heartless/Nobody symbol on the face. The LED watch is retailing for $14.99 and the symbol watch is $24.99.


    This merch round-up was a big one! What items caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below!



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  8. \Welcome to KH13's analysis of the Tokyo Game Show 2018 Kingdom Hearts III live-stream footage! We will be analysing a total of 4 new pieces of footage shown live during the TGS 2018 live-streams; the extended look at Keyblade transformations, the extended Aqua scene and gameplay, the Toy Box boss fight and the full Arendelle Trinity Sled sequence.

    It goes without saying that there will be spoilers up ahead for those who haven't watched these extra footages.


    First up is the footage showcasing Keyblade transformations, link attacks, attraction flow and summons. The footage begins in an area within the Toy Box world which is filled with balls of different colours (something akin to a ball pit) which really showcases how improved the physics are compared to past titles. The first Keyblade transformation we see is that of the Infinity Badge Keyblade called Boost Hammer which interestingly changes Sora's coat red from black and is great for crowd control then it quickly switches to Monstropolis to show off the Smile Gear Keyblade transformation - Twin Yo-Yos.

    Like the Boost Hammer, Twin Yo-Yos changes Sora's design, this time changing from blue fur to yellow.


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    sora yellow Fur


    The Twin Yo-Yos is a quick, versatile transformation, great for closing distances and crowd control in a dazzling fashion. The next transformation is the Assault Claws - a transformation of the Smile Gear Keyblade. This transformation acts like boxing gloves for Sora to hit multiple enemies at once. We then see the yet to be named Arendelle Keyblade and it's transformation; Blizzard Blade. This transformation allows Sora to skate around the area and launch foes with spinning attacks. This then transitions to a ship in the Port Royal world and showcases the transformation of the currently unnamed Port Royal Keyblade. The 2 transformations are High Wind and Storm Flag. High Wind is essentially a spear type weapon that attacks long range and can also rain down pillars of light on enemies. Storm Flag is a flag (as the name might suggest) type weapon that is as flashy as it is effective, it can clear a group of enemies with ease. During this section of gameplay, the San Fransokyo Keyblade, which is yet to be named, is also shown, along with it's transformation; Nano Arms. Nano Arms has the ability to shapeshift through multiple forms, from a standard Keyblade, to a large hammer and even a rocket projectile that can be fired at enemies. The most interesting information given here is the ability to stack finishers. Once a finisher is ready, you can switch to a different Keyblade and get another finisher before unleashing them all consecutively, causing massive damage. A thing to take note of is what appears to be a new heartless that resembles an amphibious creature with a spear.


    sahagin heartless


    Next up is Attractions! The first to be shown is Merry-Go-Round which seems to pulse each time you time a button press correctly. This attraction flow is being shown off against the Ice Titan and the Lava Titan - the first time they have been revealed to the general public. They were first shown exclusively at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra. We are then reintroduced to Tea Party Cup which has been shown on several occasions but this time we see that the finisher can actually be used on the balls in the Toy Box world. The final attraction flow shown is Splash Ride, this time shown in Monstropolis. The best point of attraction flow is it seems to render Sora invulnerable while it is active.


    Now we take a look at link attacks, starting with Baymax, whose link attack is called Intercept Jet. Intercept Jet allows you to fly aboard Baymax's back while swooping down at enemies while keeping them at a distance. Next up is the Toy Box link attack; Rodeo Rocket. This is activated by teaming up with Woody and Buzz, which then puts Sora, Woody and Buzz atop a large rocket that swoop and spin into enemies before activating the finisher which shoots the rocket off into the surrounding enemies. The final link attack shown is performed with Marshmallow in the Arendelle world. This link attack is called Avalanche Breath and much like Intercept Jet, it has you climbing aboard Marshmallow only this time you will be boxing your way to victory by swinging his claws. The next attack is hard to determine if it is a link attack or a finisher. Sora will grab mike in Monstropolis and bowl him straight into the enemies but the lack of a HUD and the fact it seems more like a movie that will play the same every time you do the attack, it feels more like it would be a finisher.


    Next, we'll dive into some of Kingdom Hearts III's summons. The first summon shown is Meow Wow; a Dream Eater from Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. The summon is called Wonder Balloon. Once summoned, Sora will climb up on his back and bounce around causing damage to all nearby enemies. Once enough damage is caused, you can activate the finisher which will make Meow Wow drop onto his back and all the Dream Eaters from KH: 3D will come pouring out. The second and final summon to be shown is Simba; a veteran of the Kingdom Hearts series. Simba's summon has the fitting name of King's Flare. This time, Simba is back with a twist - he more resembles a fiery phantom. His attacks all seem to be fire based and cover a wide area; with spinning attacks that cause rings of fire on the battlefield. Once your bar is full, you can pull off Simba's explosive finisher that hits a wide area with a large fire attack.


    simba summon


    We finally get a closer look at Gummi Ships next. It begins by showing something similar to a Kingdom Hearts II Gummi Ship route; flying along a fixed path while shooting all the enemy ships you can see on the screen. What's interesting is what come next - the ability to completely explore the routes between worlds! When free roaming, you will have a radar on the bottom left of your screen showing your surroundings in 360 degrees. Another thing that seems apparent with Gummi Ships this time around is the ability to attach a super weapon of sorts. On the right hand side of the screen is a bar labelled "weapon" which when full can be used to unleash a blast more powerful than any other cannon or laser.

    Finally, we take another look at the cooking mini-game with Remy from Ratatouille. We can see that Sora is being controlled by Remy pulling on his hair to control his arms. It seems as though you need to use the analogue stick to move Sora's arm, judging by the awkward motions used in the game. It would also seem like you need to press a button with the correct timing to make a good meal.


    The next bit of footage shows Aqua after she has succumbed to the darkness (whether she is Norted or just lost the battle for her heart is yet to be confirmed). When the camera pans out we see Sora stood opposite her in the Realm of Darkness wielding the Keyblade received in San Fransokyo. Due to Sora having obtained this Keyblade, we can assume this takes place after the Big Hero 6 portion of the game. Once the battle begins, Aqua begins using many attacks that are reminiscent of the attacks Phantom Aqua used in Kingdom Hearts 0.2: A Fragmentary Passage and because of this, it could further support the theory of her becoming a dweller in darkness rather than a Xehanort vessel. Aqua is also wielding a new variation of the Kingdom Key that seems like it has mixed with the Starseeker - both Keyblades that have been wielded by King Mickey.


    aqua keyblade


    When Aqua teleports around the arena, a dark portal appears behind her - not too different from the corridors of darkness used by Riku and the Organisation members. It should also be noted that both Sora and Aqua are fighting while walking on water; something not seen in Kingdom Hearts thus far.


    The third segment of footage shown takes place in the Toy Box world. It shows off a new boss for that world and judging from the surroundings, it looks as though it takes place inside the Galaxy Toys area. The boss is a new heartless type that resembles a maid doll with rabbit ears. On the right ear is a heartless symbol to show that it is indeed a heartless.


    Toy Box boss

    The boss itself uses a variety of attacks, but mainly flies through the air, plummeting to the ground to hit the party with an area of effect attack before flying off again. Occasionally, it will land and perform spin attacks if you get too close. As well as the main boss, there are also miniature stuffed animal heartless continuously attacking the party along with various heartless and other toys.


    The final piece of footage is an extended look at the Trinity Sledge mini-game. This takes place in the Frozen world Arendelle. During this mini-game, Sora, Donald and Goofy are sledding down the side of a mountain on Goofy's shield, moving towards the camera, all while being chased by heartless. The heartless type seen during this mini-game is new and so far has not been named. It resembles an ice dragon which can dive at you as well as fire lasers across your path, leaving it up to you to dodge them. Once you evade the heartless for long enough, you are thrown into free fall mode with the opportunity to collect prizes on the way down. Upon landing, the camera has switched to being behind Sora, Donald and Goofy, and there are now ramps for you to jump over to get across gaps or just to collect more prizes. When you reach the end of the Trinity Sled mini-game you will need to fight 3 of the dragon type heartless.


    Ice dragon heartless


    It seems as though this could be a mini boss considering each enemy has 2 and a half HP bars plus small health bars for each wing etc. During the fight, Sora is equipped with the Shooting Star Keyblade and uses the transformations for this Keyblade; Two Gun Arrows and Magic Launcher. The enemy itself generally stays above ground and will swoop at Sora and the party but it can also burrow underground and use its tail to swipe at the party from under the snow.


    What part of this footage did you find most exciting? Did you notice anything that we might have missed in our analysis? Let us know in the comments below!


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  9. Playstation UK recently tweeted a live-stream schedule where they will be streaming from the PlayStationEGX stage for all 4 days.


    You can view the schedule for each day below:


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    The live-stream will be available to watch on

    and Twitch.


    Kingdom Hearts III will be shown on Saturday.


    What are you most excited to see come from the EGX each day? Let us know in the comments below!


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  10. Utada Hikaru - the artist known for her work on the Kingdom Hearts theme songs, will be performing the Kingdom Hearts III theme song "Chikai" for the first time at MUSIC STATION ultra FES 2018.


    This has been confirmed by her management, @Hikki_Staff on Twitter. MUSIC STATION Ultra FES is an annual even hosted by TV Asahi's "MUSIC STATION" which showcases Japan's biggest performers newest releases and will air September 17th.


    As well as performing "Chikai", Utada-san will also be discussing her new album "Hatsukoi" and reminiscing over her 20 year music career with presenter Tomori-san.



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    [uPDATE]: You can watch Utada's performance at MUSIC STATION Ultra FES here.


    Are you excited to hear "Chikai" performed live for the first time? Let us know in the comments below!


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  11. In a recent interview with Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura, conducted by Everyeye.it, Nomura spoke about the tone of Kingdom Hearts III as well as whether clothes will have an effect on the gameplay.


    Nomura also addressed why there are only English and Japanese dubs available for Kingdom Hearts III, how the selection of worlds are decided and expanded on the Gummi Ship portion of the game.


    You can read about this below:

    Everyeye.it: It seems that every world is able to embody a different style and type of gameplay. Mount Olympus, Rapunzel’s forest and the Monsters, Inc. Factory show great verticality and ample spaces, in Toy Story everything seems focused on freedom of action (even driving mecha-style toys), in the Arendelle distances can be covered by speed-travel skiing with Goofy’s shield; in Pirates of the Caribbean, finally, we will have naval battles and underwater explorations. Talk to us about the process of creating each world and how you've come to translate these Disney realities into gameplay.



    Nomura: For this chapter, the development team put a large number of ideas on paper. Starting from the flow of proposals received from all the staff, I then added my personal ideas to ensure that the concepts achieved a certain [degree of] completeness. This does not mean that the ideas of the other developers didn't play an important role; indeed, when, originally, we began to select the worlds that we would have put [in the game], I personally asked each one of them to propose to me a presentation illustrating how each world should be played. The final selection, which of course rewarded the best ideas, of which Disney realities would be part of the final game took place on the basis of this criterion.

    Everyeye.it: Let's talk about the Gummi Ship. From the videos shown so far it seems to be the only feature that has not been particularly revolutionized. Can we expect any surprises, in this sense? How much space will this feature have?



    Nomura: In the first game, the Gummi Ship had a strong symbolic significance. In the second chapter [of the series], however, it ended up becoming a kind of amusement park attraction. This time, however, the space in which you can move the spaceship will seem much more expanded and very similar to the map of a role-playing game. Clearly we have added some customization options and re-proposed the shooting sections, which make the Gummi Ship what it is. But we also introduced a number of new elements thanks to a specific section of the development team that worked on it. Basically, the element of exploration is now much deeper.


    Everyeye.it: Regarding the localization, what are the times and the difficulties of the adaptation and translation of a work such as Kingdom Hearts 3, which collaborates closely with local franchises (Final Fantasy) and with a Western brand as important as Disney and the attached animation brands?


    Nomura: The biggest challenge is not so much the differences between the Kingdom Hearts franchise and other brands. When I direct a game, I ask for translations to be as direct and faithful as possible, no matter how complex the subject is. This implies the question of which of the two localizations (Japanese or English) is the best. The truth is that, especially for Kingdom Hearts, an incorrect or defective translation risks compromising the comprehension of the whole story, and this is why I care about it so much. On the other side of the scale, however, I also understand the dynamics that characterize the team's approach to the location of the game, which are quite complicated. After all, it is not an issue I can deal with firsthand, therefore I prefer leaving dealing with this problems to others.

    Thank you to KH13's Aquaberry for the translations!


    What do you think of the new information Nomura has given? Let us know in the comments below!


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  12. Many retailers have began offering exclusive bonuses for pre-ordering Kingdom Hearts III from them. GameStop have jumped on the bandwagon and are now offering an exclusive replica of Monsters Inc Smile Gear Keyblade transformation in certain European territories.


    Pre-ordering Kingdom Hearts III from GameStop Sweden, Finland, Norway or Denmark will bag you your very own replica yoyo! (While stocks last!)





    The bonus has also been spotted on GameStop Ireland, though only the picture is there and it does NOT say you will receive one with your order. Please be aware of this when placing your order!


    What pre-order bonus do you want the most? Let us know in the comments below!


    UPDATE [August 21, 2018]: The Kingdom Hearts III Smile Gear yo-yo pre-order bonus is also available at Game.uk!

    UPDATE [December 12, 2018]: The Smile Gear yo-yo pre-order bonus now available at German Gamestops!

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    Can you provide the links for the Spencer's items? When I click the links in this article, they online take my to this hide me proxy site and not to the actual items. I also went on the Spencer's website but didn't see any of these items! Thank you!
    Ah, sorry to hear that, unfortunately the sites aren't accessible from the UK and so I can't link to the site without a proxy. I'll see if a different editor can fix the links. I'll keep you updated!

  14. Pre-order bonuses are nothing new to Kingdom Hearts III, with special Keyblade skins and fabric posters being among the incentives already revealed. EB Games Australia have now joined the fray, offering their own bonus - a light-up Heartless keychain.


    To receive this awesome keychain, you must pre-order Kingdom Hearts III Deluxe Edition from the EB Games online store or pre-order the same edition in-store. This pre-order bonus is currently exclusive to Australian fans, you can see a picture below:



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    Has this changed your mind on where you want to order your copy of Kingdom Hearts III?

    What's your favourite pre-order bonus revealed so far? Let us know in the comments!


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  15. Earlier today GameStop posted a poll on their Twitter account calling all fans to vote for their preferred Kingdom Hearts III pre-order bonus. This bonus will be exclusive to GameStop and the Square Enix store.


    The bonus will be 1 of 3 cloth poster variants. Each variant contains Sora, Donald and Goofy standing by a keyhole featuring a character from a specific world - Woody from Toy Story world ToyBox, Sully and Mike from Monsters' Inc. world Monstropolis and Olaf from Frozen world Arendelle.


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    You can vote by replying to GameStop's tweet with the appropriate hashtag - #KH3ToyBox for Toy Story, #KH3Monstropolis for Monsters' Inc. and #KH3Arendelle for Frozen.


    Be sure to act quick to ensure your favourite is chosen!


    UPDATE: [Aug 1, 2018]: GameStop has announced the winner. The fans have chosen the Toy Box fabric poster for the GameStop-exclusive pre-order bonus for Kingdom Hearts III. Thanks to all that voted!

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    UPDATE [Aug 10, 2018]: EBGames Canada are also offering the Toy Story fabric poster as a pre-order bonus for the standard and Deluxe versions of Kingdom Hearts III (for both PS4 and XBox One) while stocks last!






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