II.8 Final Chapter Prologue

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The sales numbers for 'Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue' are in, and it looks like the collection is a success, selling 137,797 copies of the game during its first week in Japan. By comparison, this is a better number than the previous two collections, which during their first week in Japan sold 128,414 (1.5) and 84,935 (2.5).

Source: 4Gamer.net
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The most recent issue of Dengeki PlayStation once again featured Kingdom Hearts 2.8. This issue seems to be focused mostly on the gameplay systems of the 0.2 and Dream Drop Distance portions of the game. It also seems to mention Sora's appearance in World of Final Fantasy.

However, this issue also features an interview with series composer, Yoko Shimomura. This interview is currently untranslated, but when it is available, we'll let you guys know :)

With 'Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD Final Chapter Prologue' having recently been released in Japan, some early English copies of the game appear to have been leaked. YouTube user Cyberman65 has posted the full English version of the Back Cover cinematic, and with the leak, we got information on who voices who in it, confirming previous scoops made in the past year regarding certain voice actors, including Michael Johnston as Ephemer, Karissa Lee Staples as Invi, and Kevin G. Quinn as Gula. The full list can be viewed below:

Max Mittelman - Luxu
Karissa Lee Staples - Invi
Matthew Mercer - Ira
Travis Willingham - Aced
Isabela Moner - Ava
Kevin G. Quinn - Gula
Michael Johnston - Ephemer
Lara Jill Miller - Chirithy
Ray Chase - Master of Masters
Source: KHInsider
As we previously reported, Testsuya Nomura, series creator of Kingdom Hearts has been featured in the newest issue of Famitsu. Thanks to our lovely translator and supermod @Stardust the first page of that interview has been translated. Be careful of spoilers for Kingdom Hearts 2.8! Seriously there are a ton so the interview is in spoiler tags.

As soon as the second page has been translated, we'll be sure to update this post! Once again, a HUGE thanks to @Stardust for all her hard work!~
In the upcoming issue of Famitsu, 'Kingdom Hearts' series director, Tetsuya Nomura, talks a bit on KH3's development, as well as story details on 'Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD Final Chapter Prologue' (which are expected to contain spoilers):


While the full interview isn't out yet, Siliconera has translated tidbits where Nomura discusses development of KH3: