Kingdom Hearts Series
News covering the general Kingdom Hearts series, including merchandise and other miscellany.
This past Thursday, the 'Kingdom Hearts III' Ultimania was released in Japan, providing fans with a ton of information on the recently released entry in the series. Included in the book was an interview with series director, Tetsuya Nomura, as well as members of the staff who worked on the game. Check out the interview with Nomura below (divided into two parts), along with links to interviews with staff members:
Nomura (Part 1):
Tamotsu Goto (Programmer)
Masashi Nakamichi (Programmer)
Kengo Naka (Programmer)
Takashi Isowaki (Technical Director)
Tomokazu Shibata (Battle Director)
Masaru Oka (Scenario + Cutscene Director)
Credit to @lunesacree for translating the first part of Nomura's interview as well as the interviews with other staff members, and credit to KHInsider's goldpanner for translating the second part of Nomura's interview
Originally released last October exclusively in the United States, Kingdom Hearts -The Story So Far- is coming this month to Canada, Latin America, and Europe! This PlayStation 4-exclusive game contains all three previously-released HD compilations:
- Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX, containing Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Re:Chain of Memories, and a cutscene compilation of 358/2 Days
- Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX, containing Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and a cutscene compilation of Re:coded
- Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue, containing Dream Drop Distance, 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-, and the one-hour cinematic χ Back Cover
The Story So Far will release in Canada and Latin America on March 15, and in Europe on March 29. In addition, the United States is receiving restocks for the game if you missed your chance with the first run.
'Kingdom Hearts III' has officially been out for about a month now, and as with each new release in the series, fans have questions about what the future holds. Luckily, the director of the series, Tetsuya Nomura, got a chance to discuss the recently released game with Dengeki Playstation, commenting on KH3's impressive sale numbers, discussing DLC plans for the game, and confirming that Critical Mode will be coming soon. Check out the fully translated interview below (courtesy of KHInsider's goldpanner):
It has been announced today that a Kingdom Hearts themed version of the popular tabletop game "Talisman" will be released later in the year! Check out the full press release from TheOP below:
With only two days (!!!!!) to go until the long awaited release of 'Kingdom Hearts III', Square-Enix uploaded English versions of the Memory Archive videos narrated by Chirithy that recap the series and will be included in the game itself. Check out the videos by going to the official Kingdom Hearts YouTube channel.
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