Square Enix and Disney Interactive today announced that ‘Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX,’ previously believed to be a Japan exclusive, will be released in North America in fall of 2013 for the PlayStation 3 console.
This 1.5 ReMIX collection con tains the classic original game redone in HD along with the immediate continuation of ‘Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories’ and HD-enhanced cutscenes from ‘Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days’ in addition to the enhanced, original ‘Kingdom Hearts’ title. The new edition comes complete with additional weapons, enemies, skills, scenes and more!
In ‘Kingdom Hearts,’ Sora wields the magical keyblade in search of his lost friends, making new ones with Disney’s Goofy and Donald along the way. The story continues through classic Disney stories like Aladdin, Hercules, Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, and The Nightmare Before Christmas! Utilizing RPG mechanics and gaining new exploratory powers throughout his adventure, Sora solidified himself as a starry-eyed hero that bridged Disney classics with a unique overarching story of friendship and courage. ‘Final Fantasy’ fans can expect appearances by famous characters such as Cloud, Selphie, Aeris, and Cid, or even the infamous fan favorite Sephiroth.
It’s a great time to get started on the series if you’re a newcomer now that this edition is being made exclusively available to PlayStation 3 with full trophy support. But long-time fans will likewise be thrilled to replay the original and see their favorite moments relived in crisp HD colors and graphics.
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Reporting on Jay Rasulo’s appearance during a conference last week, Business Insider has speculated on a statement Disney’s CFO made regarding the future of gaming. According to the report, Rasulo has promised two ‘game-changing’ titles in the upcoming [fiscal] year, the first being ‘Epic Mickey 2,’ due out on November 18 and the second as-of-yet-unannounced title to debut at some point in 2013.
Cycling through a list of upcoming films and deeming none of them game-changing, the article jumps to the (hopeful) conclusion that the upcoming title is ‘Kingdom Hearts 1.5,’ a recently announced title known to be exclusive only to Japan. This speculation has spread like wildfire, being reported on several gaming news sites.
We however think differently. We actually are aware of several projects at Disney Interactive in the works that have not been announced. The more likely to be the project that Rasulo was hinting at is a title called ‘Disney Infinity,’ formerly known internally as ‘the sandbox.’ Pictured here is actual artwork for the game’s logo taken from a not-well-known but publicly-accessible website.
Although we actually don’t have much information on Disney Infinity, what we do know from our sources is that it indeed could be referred to as a game-changer. One source compared it to ‘Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures’ in which players would interface with the game via Disney character ‘toys’ using RFID.
Another project, which we have discussed in the past a bit, is called Disney Imagination Online which we are told is definitely a social game, likely to be in development by Playdom, in which players can create and share their own ‘Magic Kingdoms.’
However only time will tell.
Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded for Nintendo DS™ will be available at North American retailers on January 11, 2011.
Sora’s journey in KINGDOM HEARTS II has drawn to a close, and now a new tale is set to begin.
Jiminy Cricket is looking over the journal he used to document his first adventure with Sora when he discovers a mysterious message. He didn’t write it – so how on earth did it get there? King Mickey is determined to find out, so he and his friends decide to digitize the journal and delve into its deepest secrets. Inside this “datascape” dwells a second Sora who is about to embark on a grand adventure of his very own.
The latest installment in the KINGDOM HEARTS saga, KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded takes the exhilarating gameplay system the series is known for and adds some innovative new twists. Players can now dive into a new character growth system and enjoy an assortment of battle styles ranging from side-scrolling to shooting all in one gaming experience. Additionally, KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded includes the Avatar Menu, which utilizes the Nintendo DS Tag Mode capabilities, allowing players to trade customizable avatar profiles and playable maps with their friends. Each floor map acquired adds to the player’s unique System Sector, which can be explored for items, experience points and even a friend’s avatar items!
KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded invites players to step into Sora’s shoes and unravel the secrets that lie in Jiminy Cricket’s journal on January 11.
KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded will be playable at the upcoming New York Comic Con, taking place from October 8 – 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Visit the Square Enix booth #1823 and be one of the first to experience the latest KINGDOM HEARTS adventure at this exciting pre-launch showing.
- The future of the KINGDOM HEARTS series arrives on Nintendo DS: From world-renowned creator and character designer Tetsuya Nomura comes the latest installment in the beloved KINGDOM HEARTS series. Sora, Mickey, Donald, Goofy and a host of familiar faces from KINGDOM HEARTS and FINAL FANTASY unite once again for an exciting new adventure.
- Classic KINGDOM HEARTS gameplay with innovative twists: All-new features include a new character growth system created specifically for the Nintendo DS release, building on the series’ immersive blend of action and role-playing elements.
- An assortment of diverse and entertaining boss battles: Guide Sora like never before through boss battles inspired by side-scrolling, shooting and classic FINAL FANTASY games.
- Endless possibilities in the Avatar Menu: Players can design their own avatar using over 800 unlockable parts and trade playable maps with friends.
KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded will be available for Nintendo DS at North American retailers nationwide for the suggested retail price of $34.99.
The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/khrecoded.
With absolutely no game description, no release date, no game rating and no game title, Square Enix has confirmed that it plans to release a 3D chapter in the Kingdom Hearts series for the Nintendo 3DS, the new portable gaming device that introduces 3D gameplay without the need for glasses.
During a presentation for the new game platform, Nintendo of America also announced that it has reached agreements with multiple studios to release 3D films for playback on the platform, including Walt Disney Studios. Disney’s Tangled was used, in part, to help demonstrate the new product.
Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX(R) interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep will be available at North American retailers on September 7, 2010. KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep brings to life unexplored worlds from everyone’s favorite Disney stories, and will be appearing exclusively on the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system.
A prequel to the mega-hit series, this pivotal installment takes players back to the beginnings of the KINGDOM HEARTS saga, long before Sora was chosen by his Keyblade. Players will explore iconic Disney worlds in a unique gaming experience that unfolds through the perspectives of three different main characters: Terra, Ventus and Aqua. Their journeys will take them through Sleeping Beauty’s Enchanted Dominion, the Dwarf Woodlands from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Deep Space from Lilo & Stitch. Additionally, KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep includes four all-new multiplayer modes that allow players to enjoy the action with their friends.
KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep is being brought to life through voice talents including Mark Hamill, Willa Holland, Jesse McCartney, Leonard Nimoy and James Woods. With an enhanced and action-packed battle system accompanied by stellar performances from pop-culture icons, KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep continues to push the franchise forward.
In celebration of the game’s launch, Square Enix and Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC are introducing a limited edition KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep PSP Entertainment Pack, which brings together the stunning visuals of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep and the robust portable gaming experience only possible on the PSP system. Available in North America, this GameStop exclusive bundle will include a “Mystic Silver” PSP-3000 system, KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep on UMD(R) (Universal Media Disc), a movie (title to be announced; movie content will not be related to KINGDOM HEARTS series) as well as a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM).
“The entire development team is extremely happy to announce the North American release date for KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep,” said Tetsuya Nomura, director of the KINGDOM HEARTS series. “We hate to keep fans waiting, but we’ve added some brand-new features for the North American version, so even those who have been following the Japanese version are sure to find a few surprises. In addition, we’ve put together an outstanding voice cast. We can’t wait for everyone to experience this game!”
With more than 14 million copies shipped worldwide, KINGDOM HEARTS is one of the most beloved video game series. Discover the origins of its captivating story on September 7, with KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep.
Long before Sora was chosen by his Keyblade, the worlds’ safety lay in the hands of true Keyblade Masters.
Three youths — Terra, Ventus, and Aqua — have been training long and hard under Master Eraqus to prove that they, too, exhibit the Mark of Mastery.
But they will soon find themselves in the middle of a crisis affecting worlds far beyond their own — just as another Keyblade Master, Xehanort, goes mysteriously missing.
Three friends, three destinies. Everything will link back to the beginning.
Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep will be released in North America this Summer. Coming exclusively to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the game is a prequel that reveals the untold origins of the popular KINGDOM HEARTS franchise.
KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep is the highly anticipated fifth installment in the beloved RPG series that has shipped over 14 million copies worldwide. Enjoy three unique gaming experiences through three main characters – Terra, Ventus and Aqua – in order to uncover the mysteries of the story. With a distinctive battle system and multiplayer mode, KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep adds a new depth to the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise.
Expected to be released this month is the adorable set of Kingdom Hearts avatar mascot straps. The Play Arts #2 King Mickey rules the collection, however, expected to be released in July along with the gift of joy provided by Santa Sora. Also expected to be released in July is the highly anticipated Pixar Formation Arts collection featuring characters from Wall-E, Ratatouille and UP.
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, and Disney Interactive Studios announced today that KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days is now available at retail stores across North America.
Uncover the mysteries surrounding the story of Roxas, the “other hero,” with the latest entry in a series that has shipped over 12 million copies worldwide. The first KINGDOM HEARTS title developed for Nintendo DS(TM), KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days is also the first in the series to feature multiplayer capabilities. Fans can now explore the enchanted Disney worlds alongside friends, choosing to play as any member of Organization XIII, each with their own unique personality and abilities.
Portable and interactive, KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days offers a brand-new KINGDOM HEARTS experience that retains the same enduring charm, storytelling depth and action-packed battle system embraced by gamers across the globe. Experience KINGDOM HEARTS like never before as the action-RPG series is re-imagined for an exciting new adventure!
In KINGDOM HEARTS, Sora turned the Keyblade on himself in order to release Kairi’s heart, but his own heart was also released in the process. This brought about the creation of Roxas, Sora’s Nobody. Unlike most Nobodies, however, Roxas has no memories of his past. He joins Organization XIII and slowly begins to discover the truth behind his existence and the Organization itself. He meets and befriends the fourteenth member of the Organization, who also has no recollection of her past. What will Roxas see during his time in the Organization? What is the connection between him, Sora and the fourteenth member? And what becomes of them? Dive into the heart of the KINGDOM HEARTS storyline’s biggest secrets.