Kingdom Hearts Series

News covering the general Kingdom Hearts series, including merchandise and other miscellany.

During today's Nintendo Direct livestream, a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sora Amiibo was revealed, joining the rest of the game's crossover roster who have had Amiibo figures of their own, and is expected to be available worldwide sometime next year!
More than two years since the Kingdom Hearts III OST was released officially on streaming services (and was the only official KH release on these services during this time), Disney and Square-Enix made a surprise announcement that the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 HD ReMix OSTs will be releasing to streaming services as well, providing fans with even more amazing KH songs to listen to on Spotify and Apple Music!

The songs will be available tomorrow, February 8th, and will comprise of 187 songs!
For the first time since 2019, a new Kingdom Hearts concert tour is scheduled for 2023 in Japan! Titled 'KINGDOM HEARTS Concert - Second Breath -', this concert will be taking place in Osaka in February 19th for a single performance, and in Tokyo on March 18th and 19th (two performances per day). Siena Wind Orchestra will be performing (conducted by Kaoru Wada), and Yoko Shimomura herself will be attending as a special guest! Those wishing to attend will need to apply at the Square-Enix e-Store, and have until December 25th to do so, with the lucky attendees being chosen by a lottery.
Earlier today, Square-Enix released their 2022 Annual Report (which can be viewed here), where it was revealed that as of the end of March 2022, the 'Kingdom Hearts' series has shipped over 36 million units (both physical and digital) since the series' inception in 2002, making it Square-Enix's third best-selling franchise (behind 'Final Fantasy' and 'Dragon Quest').

GameInformer recently got a chance to chat with series director Tetsuya Nomura to discuss Kingdom Hearts IV (and the series in general as well). Topics discussed include the reasoning behind the lack of Final Fantasy cameos recently, expanding on Quadratum's role in KH4, and how Nomura was hesitant at first in allowing Sora to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. Check out the interview below: