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Japanese Xbox Site Launches KH3 Page

News in 'News & Updates' posted by The Swedish Chef, Apr 24, 2014 at 1:05 AM (172 Views / 1 Likes)
Apr
24
Just as the Xbox One got a confirmed release date for Japan (due to be released Sept. 4), the Japanese Xbox site also updated its website with pages for many upcoming Xbox One games. One of those games is of course "Kingdom Hearts III":

Japanese Xbox KH3 Page

The page currently only has the announcement trailer from E3 2013, along with three images from the trailer, and the following description:

Credit to Zephyr from KHInsider for the translated description.

The Kingdom of 7's Kingdom Hearts Fanbook Completed!

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by KENZICHI, Apr 23, 2014 at 2:29 AM (146 Views / 8 Likes)
Apr
23
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Hello everyone! It’s been awhile! The first time I was here I introduced my Kingdom Hearts artbook project: http://kh-vids.net/threads/kingdom-hearts-artbook-project.144071/

That was back in February. Almost three months later I’m happy to come back here to show you all the finished product! It was an exciting experience, and I can say 21 artists pulled through to bring you all this wonderful fanbook. It’s 34 pages with 28 full colored illustrations + 1 bonus sketch, ALL Kingdom Hearts!

Here’s the link to my tumblr post with complete information (like the artist list) and more previews: http://thekingdom7.tumblr.com/post/83526479144/sorry-for-the-one-handed-cellphone-pics-but

Here’s the link to buy it: http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-kingdo...earts-fanbook/paperback/product-21590894.html

All I can say now is that I’m grateful to everyone who joined, spread the word, and supported this project until the very end. I feel like I'm on air, really~ I want to especially thank Misty and Sennitz (one of the artists featured in the book) because if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have been able to share this with you all on KH-Vids.

Please follow us on our tumblr for upcoming projects. Thank you!

Now I'm off to stalk the forums.

Kenzichi

Episode #45: The Socialization of Gaming

News in '[KHV] Podcast' posted by Misty, Apr 22, 2014 at 6:56 PM (134 Views / 3 Likes)
Apr
22
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Hi everyone! It's Tuesday and you know what that means...!

First off I'd like to apologize that we didn't have an episode last week. We were all rather floored by schoolwork & such, making scheduling difficult. But we're back this week and there will hopefully not be another week missed for some time!

This week @Misty, @libregkd, and @Llaverion sat down with our member guest @Kraz to discuss streaming, sharing, Let's Plays, walkthroughs, and how they've taken over the gaming experience! We split the topic into two halves; first we discuss the medium as consumers, and then as creators.

You can check out our special member guest, @Kraz, on YouTube, where he posts frequent walkthroughs and let's plays. Our hosts also share their gaming experiences (@Misty on YouTube and Twitch; @libregkd on Twitch) all over the net so give 'em a look!

We hope you all enjoy the episode. Please comment with any thoughts you have about any of the topics we brought up! If you like to create let's plays, stream, or do gaming videos in general, please feel free to share your channels in the comments!

I'd also like to add that our next episode will be a Staff Questions podcast. You can submit questions by posting them in the thread (which has more information on what a Staff Questions podcast is), using the form (linked below), or emailing them to podcast@kh-vids.net. We'll likely be recording on Saturday the 26th so get your questions in before then!

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Interested in being a member guest on the podcast? Fill out our form here and we'll be in touch. Ask us a question by visiting this page or sending an email to podcast@kh-vids.net

Kingdom Hearts 3: Title/Menu Concept Art Animation

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Shaheer, Apr 15, 2014 (560 Views / 8 Likes)
Apr
15
Hi Everyone,

I'd like to present my Kingdom Hearts 3 Title and InGame concept menus!



To start, I was inspired to make this after the announcement of Kingdom Hearts 3. Even tho that was last year, I've recently gotten downtime from work.. and told myself I'll finally put this animation together at last. I guess you could say I wanted to contribute to the Kingdom Hearts 3 hype!

Overall I've gotten a whole lot of positive messages, some complained that they wanted the game right away while others felt it could've had more of a Kingdom Hearts feel.

In terms of design, I tried to keep the entire 'Kingdom Hearts' feel from past title sequences, but also implementing the new 'modern' game designs now-a-days. Arguably the soon to come KH3 might have this type of design, but also may implement and keep their usual themed designs. I did not put too much thought on the content or simplicity of the game, but rather put loading options everywhere to get the general feel of how kH3 might be.

The most questions I got was how this was made, I combined the work flow of two programs, Illustrator and After Effects. If you're a somewhat advanced user in both programs, you should easily be able to get the idea on how recreate something like this!

I've heavily relied on the Kingdom Hearts 2 title sequence, as well as the latest 1.5 HD Remix. I studied each part of the title sequence and re-designed them onto Illustrator. After designing the entire menu on Illustrator, compositing them onto After Effects for animation is the easy part.

I've gotten a steady amount of complaints on the main image used on the title sequence. And I KNOW, Roxas is most likely not going to be in the next game as one of the main characters in the story, of course I see him being featured, or mentioned. To back up why I used it, simply, I could not find any other image that would better fit the title menu to make it look 'professional', and I did not want to use just a random one because I tried to not make it look entirely fan made, would beat the 'concept' bit of the video.

Lastly, I appreciate all the kind and positive feedback. Truly make's me happy that you all enjoyed my animation, as an animator, entertaining people is really what I aim for. Unfortunately I think this was a one time thing, I do not see myself making replica versions or ideas, but I've been contemplating wither to add a 'Worlds Select' concept art, as well as illustrating possible worlds featured in KH3. But that might not be something everyone will want, only on high demand I suppose. Might just ruin the KH3 concept I've already made, making things multiple times can ruin the quality of your content!

If you'd like to support me as a designer and animator, you can find me on Twitter at @ShaheerTV!

I'll see you in Kingdom Hearts 3!

Kind Regards,
Shaheer

Axel Makes An Entrance

News in '[KHV] Fandub' posted by Mike, Apr 14, 2014 (151 Views / 2 Likes)
Apr
14

To celebrate the eighth year anniversary of Kingdom Hearts II (March 28), our team has voiced one of the legendary scenes that features Axel's entrance with Roxas.

Bill Karalius continues to provide his voice as Axel. Roxas is voiced by Mike Masi (CGNET).