Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Kingdom Hearts

E3 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue screens, trailer out

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The video features one of the original Keyblade wielders, Aqua, in her war against the Heartless. The battle highlighted is in a new playable episode of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage-, which is included in the compilation. The episode will also offer a glimpse at what’s in store in Kingdom Hearts III. E3 attendees will get a chance to try Final Chapter Prologue for themselves next week at Square Enix’s booth.

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PlayStation 4 News

New Kingdom Hearts video features HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, III

Square Enix released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue at Jump Festa 2015 in Japan. Included in the packed five-minute-long video are new scenes from the extra Birth by Sleep playable episode A Fragmentary Passage, the HD movie Back x [chi] Cover, and remastered gameplay from Dream Drop Distance. And squeezed in at the end is a snippet of new combat footage from Kingdom Hearts III.

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PlayStation 4 News

Final Mix trailer highlights Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix additions

A new trailer has launched for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix. Titled the Final Mix, the video runs nearly three minutes and covers the additions and extras that will be included with the re-release, namely the new bosses and enemies, cutscenes, playable episodes, challenges, and some of the 40-plus additional items. It’s a bit of everything, and with some gameplay to boot.

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PlayStation 3 News

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix coming to North America this year

The Final Mix versions of both Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep are set to hit stores later this year, according to Square Enix. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will include new abilities, cutscenes, mini-games, and weapons. Secret boss battles are also being added, as well as the HD remastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts: Re:coded. New screenshots were released to coincide with the announcement, and a dozen have been added below.

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PlayStation 3 News

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Jump Festa trailer, screens released

A new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix has been made available from Square Enix. Released during the Jump Festa in Japan, the trailer continues the story after the end of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix showing a variety of characters, including Sora, Riku, and Hercules, in the updated engine. A dozen new screenshots have also been posted.

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PlayStation 3 News

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix hits store shelves for PS3

PlayStation 3 gamers are getting the chance to catch up on the Kingdom Heart saga today with the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix. The set includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, making its North American debut, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, and the cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. The games have been fully remastered and feature “enhanced gameplay mechanics” as well as trophy support.

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PlayStation 3 News

E3 2013: Square Enix – Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III, Deus Ex

Square Enix had a very Final Fantasy-heavy E3 showing, with news about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, new media from Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster, and the reveal that Final Fantasy Versus XIII is now Final Fantasy XV. The studio also had surprises in store, including the announcement that Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Director’s Cut is going multiplatform and that the next entry in the Kingdom Hearts series is well underway.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX pre-order art book announced

Kingdom Heart fans looking forward to HD 1.5 Remix will be able to snag a 24-page hardcover art book pre-order bonus. According to Square Enix, the book will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the series, with promotional art, character renders, and artwork from Final Mix, Re:Chain, and 358/2 Days.

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PlayStation 3 News

Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] available for 3DS

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Sora and Riku are off to the Sleeping Worlds today in their quest to aid Mickey once more with the release of Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] for 3DS. The duo will face their final task in the Mark of Mystery exam, which will have them face new enemies, traverse seven new worlds, including The Country of Musketeers and The Grid from Tron, and call upon allies from over 50 different Spirit types to lend a hand. Newcomers can also get up to speed through the new memento feature, which will recap the previous Kingdom Hearts titles.

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Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] to get limited edition

Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] (3DS) Mark of Mastery Edition Announcement - Header

The upcoming 3DS debut of the Kingdom Hearts series just got grander with the announcement of the Mark of Mastery Edition. Scheduled to ship alongside the standard edition on July 31, the $54.99 premium version is the first collector’s edition for North America and includes a copy of the game, a branded clear hard-case skin cover, 12 art cards, five augmented reality cards, and a magnetic box.

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