Kingdom Hearts Series

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

Drowned out by all the excitement over the new KH3 trailer, it has also been revealed that Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience will be arriving this winter for the Playstation VR for free! This immersive experience will allow fans to enjoy a 10 minute interactive video reliving memorable moments from the Kingdom Hearts series featuring the franchise's beautiful music. New content can be unlocked by playing through the experience. Check out the trailer below:

In an interview discussing rapper Eminem's new album Kamikaze, his producer, Illadaproducer, revealed something that caught many 'Kingdom Hearts' fans by surprise. It turns out that the song 'Good Day' contains a sample from a 'Kingdom Hearts' song. Check out the interview excerpt below:

Having listened to the song myself, I wasn't able to recognize which song was sampled, but if I had to make a guess, it was probably 'Passion'.

Thanks to @Heart ❤ for letting me know!

Gameblog, a French video game website, recently posted an interview conducted with the Kingdom Hearts series director, Tetsuya Nomura, to discuss Kingdom Hearts III. While most of what's discussed has already been revealed, Nomura does reveal what his favorite world from the series is, and how that while KH3 is meant to be the end of the Xehanort saga, it isn't necessarily the the conclusion to the story of Sora and his friends. Check out the interview below:
With Halloween about 3 months away, stores seem to be starting to unveil new lines of costumes for this year's Halloween. Some of those costumes happen to be Kingdom Hearts-themed! Spirit Halloween has a King Mickey Organization XIII outfit (in both children and adult sizes), an adult-sized Kingdom Hearts II Riku outfit (wig included, but pants and shoes sold separately), and a children-sized Kingdom Hearts II Sora outfit (Keyblade sold separately). In addition to the outfits, Spirit Halloween and Spencers are both selling props, with the Oblivion Keyblade sold exclusively at Spencers, while Mickey's Kingdom Key D and Pumpkinhead are sold at both stores. The props and children's outfits are sold for $39.99, while the adult outfits sell for $49.99. Check out images, as well as links to purchase all this merchandise, below:

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  • Adult Organization XIII King Mickey (purchase here)
  • Children Organization XIII King Mickey (purchase here)
  • Adult Kingdom Hearts II Riku (purchase here)
  • Children Kingdom Hearts II Sora (purchase here)
  • Oblivion Keyblade (purchase here)
  • Mickey's Kingdom Key D (purchase here or here)
  • Pumpkinhead Keybalde (purchase here or here)
Thanks to @Heart ❤ for letting me know.

Although it's been weeks since E3 ended, a new interview with director Tetsuya Nomura from the event was posted in IGN Brasil.

When asked on who his favorite character is, Nomura says:
On dark themes in 'Kingdom Hearts III', Nomura states:
On world selection, Nomura says:
Nomura also reveals a surprising fact regarding world selection, stating that 'Mary Poppins' was actually being considered as a potential world over the years, but he was never able to figure out how to include it in a KH game. Regarding this, Nomura says:
And when asked about the popularity of 'Kingdom Hearts' in Brazil, Nomura replies: