Kingdom Hearts Series
News covering the general Kingdom Hearts series, including merchandise and other miscellany.
Some sad news to report out of Japan today. Earlier today, it's been announceed that Keiji Fujiwara, known to Kingdom Hearts fans as the Japanese VA playing the role of Axel/Lea, has sadly passed away as he battled cancer. While Kingdom Hearts fans will always remember him as the Japanese voice of Axel/Lea, Keiji Fujiwara was also known for various anime roles, as well as the voice of Reno in Final Fantasy VII, and was even the official Japanese voice of the popular Marvel character Tony Stark/Iron Man.
Our deepest condolences to Keiji Fujiwara's friends and family in this tough time.
Dengeki Playstation, which sadly released its final issue recently, got a chance to interview director Tetsuya Nomura. While the interview mainly focuses on the upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake, Nomura did talk a bit on Kingdom Hearts, discussing topics related to the recent 'Kingdom Hearts III' DLC, the mystery surrounding Yozora, and teases upcoming plans for the series. Check out Nomura's interview below (credit to Dandelion of KHInsider for translating the interview):
Today is a great day for Xbox Kingdom Hearts fans, because for the first time, all non-Mobile KH entries can be experienced on the Xbox One, as all HD collections (1.5, 2.5, and 2.8) are now available to be purchased digitally on the Xbox One! In addition to that, it has been confirmed that 'Kingdom Hearts III' will be available on the Xbox Gamepass starting February 25th.
It's been announced earlier today that a new Kingdom Hearts collection will be coming to the PS4 on March 17th, aptly called the 'Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package'. This package will include titles from 'Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far' (which includes the titles included with the 1.5, 2.5, and 2.8 collections), as well as 'Kingdom Hearts III', and will be sold for $49.99, making it a great bargain for anyone curious to get into the series.
In a surprise announcement, Square-Enix has revealed that both 'Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 HD ReMix' and 'Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue' will be released on the Xbox One in 2020! This marks the first time that the entire series can now be experienced on the Xbox One as opposed to just the PS4.
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