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New releases: Scary, porcine machines photo
New releases: Scary, porcine machines
by Fraser Brown

I'm still recovering from last week's Outlast, and now we've got another bloody terrifying first-person horror title to scare our pants clean off in the form of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. I confess that reviews, such as our lovely Jim's, have cooled my excitement a bit, as The Chinese Room's love of story above all else has diminished the horrific terror found in the first game. 

On top of Amnesia, that Killzone: Mercenary thingymabob is coming out; Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix is dropping, so Squarephiles and Disneyphiles have something to get excited about; Arma III is finally leaving beta and becoming a big boy game, which is splendid, because it's rad; and everything Elder Scrolls gets collected in an anthology pack. All this and more is launching this week.

Anything tickling your undercarriage?

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8:00 PM on 08.30.2013

This new Kingdom Hearts HD trailer brings back memories

In just a few short weeks you'll be able to play a trio of Kingdom Hearts games in HD in the form of HD 1.5 ReMIX, which features the original Kingdom Hearts, Re:Chain of Memories, and a movie version of 358/2 (okay, so the ...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 08.08.2013

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix trailer shows off its HD-ness

We're about a month out on the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (September 10 in North America, September 13 in Europe), and a new trailer has been released to celebrate and promote.  As I'm sure you already know,...

Dale North

9:30 AM on 08.02.2013

Square Enix not giving up on AAA PC and console games

Square Enix has been a bit of a Negative Nancy this year, specifically when it's come to sales. Although it shifted quite a few copies of Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution, and Tomb Raider, as well as garnering quite a bit of ...

Fraser Brown

5:00 PM on 07.11.2013

New Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX trailer teases harder

Because the wait for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX just wasn't hard enough, here's another trailer to salivate over what we'll have in just two months' time.

Abel Girmay

8:00 PM on 07.05.2013

Initial details for Kingdom Hearts X[chi] emerge

In case you couldn't get enough browser-based games and oddly named Kingdom Hearts entries, Kingdom Hearts X[chi] is coming to browsers soon in Japan. As indicated in the trailer above, the game will utilize a chibi-esque ar...

Chris Carter





10:30 PM on 06.28.2013

The Order: 1886, Google's Console, & MGS1 in HD?

Hey hey! Here we are, another fine Destructoid show for you, about video game news. Tara's still gone, so I apologize about the scary bearded man who's guest-hosting. The news: Google might make an android console, Square lo...

Max Scoville

1:00 AM on 06.28.2013

Kingdom Hearts HD's graphics rebuilt from the ground up

In a recently posted E3 interview conducted by Square Enix, Kingdom Hearts game director Tetsuya Nomura divulged that the original assets from the 11-year-old title had been lost. Because of this, the grap...

Wesley Ruscher



Kingdom Hearts III will pick up after Kingdom Hearts 3D photo
Kingdom Hearts III will pick up after Kingdom Hearts 3D
by Chris Carter

It looks like more details are coming in for Kingdom Hearts III, and things are actually looking pretty good. Although it can be expected, through a Famitsu Weekly interview it is now confirmed that the game will continue after the cliffhanger in Kingdom Hearts 3D, and will feature the "final battle [with] Master Xehanort," which the core entries have been leading up to this entire time. In short, although it doesn't preclude future Kingdom Hearts games, Kingdom Hearts III is not going to be a gaiden. and will finally bring an end to the saga that started all the way back in 2002.

Other bits of the interview include hinting at a playable Riku and Kairi, updated visuals to keep the game more in-line with Disney illustrations, an improved AI system, and a more badass Sora (now that he's gone through the Mark of Mastery Exam). More info will be revealed this October at TGS and at the D23 Expo in Japan.

If you need a recap of the franchise's story thus far, or just want to jump right into Kingdom Hearts III when it comes out, check out the "Kingdom Hearts story made easy" portion of my KH retrospective, at the bottom. It's actually not that convoluted when you take out all the side stories and "hearts darkness darkness hearts" dialog.

Kingdom Hearts III [KH Insider]

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HD Happiness: Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy X photo
HD Happiness: Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy X
by Dale North

I keep saying that I'm tired of all of the HD-upgraded game collections coming to market for the PS3 and Xbox 360, but I'm still okay with the two that Square Enix have slated for this year. Both Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix and Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD contain games that any RPG fan would happily put at the top of their to-be-replayed list, but an HD upgrade to the titles within would make the replay experience even sweeter.

While no self-respecting RPG fan out there would have missed these titles, these re-releases give younger gamers a chance to play them on current systems, and that's a great thing.

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12:10 PM on 06.11.2013

Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3 go Xbox One worldwide

Based on Sony's E3 press conference last night, it was easy to assume that Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 were PS4 exclusives. Good news, Xbone One fans! Both games are coming to the Xbox One worldwide, as confirmed by...

Jonathan Holmes

10:52 AM on 06.11.2013

Hhhhnnnngggggg

Oh god. Even the glare-y posters have me freaking out.

Dale North

9:19 PM on 06.10.2013

Kingdom Hearts III is finally announced!

It looks like Square Enix is tired of endlessly linking letters, numbers, and symbols together for titles, as Kingdom Hearts III has finally been announced for the PlayStation 4. The series has been polarizing for some throug...

Chris Carter

2:45 PM on 05.16.2013

Kingdom Hearts 3D is only $10 at Best Buy today

I don't know what it is about Square Enix games, but they always feel like they cost too damn much. This is especially true of the handheld titles -- I refused to pick up Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy for $39.99, waiting instead...

Tony Ponce

4:30 PM on 05.07.2013

Kingdom Hearts HD comes to PS3 on September 10

Publisher Square Enix revealed today that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX will arrive on PlayStation 3 on September 10, filling the need for Kingdom Hearts and awesomely bad game titles in one swoop. Pre-orders will be treated to...

Allistair Pinsof

8:30 AM on 04.16.2013

Blacksmith forges a real Kingdom Hearts Keyblade

Man At Arms is the perfect Internet show. A guy builds weapons from TV shows, games, and whatever else based on user comments. Then after he builds it, he goes and smashes a bunch of stuff up with the newly created weapon. I love it! This latest episode sees the master blacksmith recreating the Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts. The next episode looks to be teasing the sword from Minecraft.

Hamza CTZ Aziz