Kingdom Hearts Series

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

Not too long after a Sora Nendoroid figure was announced, we now have confirmation that a Riku Nendoroid figure is on the way as well (which you can check out in the tweet below):
No other details have been revealed, but it's very likely that, like the Sora figure, the Riku figure could be released in December as well.
Although E3 has come and gone, and 'Kingdom Hearts' fans are still processing the information overload from the event, Game Informer has revealed some new tidbits from an interview with director Tetsuya Nomura on 'Kingdom Hearts III'.

In regards to the premiere event that allowed certain people to try out the long-awaited game for the first time, Nomura states:
On Sora and his positive spirit, Nomura says:
How Nomura recommends playing the series:
Nomura on what goes into creating a Keyblade:
And finally, Nomura reveals what he personally is most excited for in 'Kingdom Hearts III':
Source: Game Informer
During a Q&A session at Square-Enix's Annual Shareholders Meeting in Tokyo this past week, the topic of a 'Kingdom Hearts' presence at one of Disney's theme parks was brought up, with a fan asking executive producer Shinji Hashimoto:
As for Hashimoto's response:
Obviously, this isn't a confirmation that there will be a 'Kingdom Hearts' presence in the near future. However, fans will certainly be happy to know that Hashimoto would like to see this be a reality, and is willing to approach Disney about it.

Composer Kaoru Wada, who has arranged Kingdom Hearts music in the past, has confirmed that two new arranged song will be included in this year's world tour of the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra. In a Facebook post, Wada states:
It is currently unknown if the arrangements are for completely new songs from Kingdom Hearts III, or for songs that haven't been included in the orchestra before. Fans will be sure to find out when the world tour debuts in Los Angeles this Saturday!

Credit to KHInsider's Zephyr for the translated Facebook post.
Square-Enix's Japanese online store added a listing for a Kingdom Hearts-themed umbrella. The umbrella is scheduled to be released on June 29th, and can be pre-ordered for ¥ 2,916 (about $26.68). No word on whether the umbrella will be released internationally. Check out images of the umbrella below:

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