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1:15 PM on 02.20.2013

Free-to-play Kingdom Hearts browser game called X[chi]

According to the official Kingdom Hearts blog, Message from the Kingdom, the free-to-play spinoff that had previously been referred to as Kingdom Hearts PC has been given an official name: Kingdom Hearts X. It isn't the ...

Darren Nakamura

11:00 AM on 01.25.2013

New info on Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix surfaces

Recently, we found out about the probable US release of the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix. Now, we're getting a few more details on what the package actually entails. What we know is that Jesse McCartney was recording new dialo...

Chris Carter

6:15 PM on 01.24.2013

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD confirmed by voice actor?

Today it looks like the localization for Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix was leaked there by actor Jesse McCartney. Maybe. Don't get too excited yet. McCartney plays Roxas in the localized KH games, and today he dropped an image ...

Dale North



Gallery: New Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix screens photo
Gallery: New Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix screens
by Dale North

New Japanese screenshots of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix really show off the work Square Enix has done for the characters in the game. In this massive gallery we have shared below you'll find several character closeups that give you a good look at how much better Kingdom Hearts can look on the PS3. Nice shading, sharp edges, punchy colors -- it looks like a Disney production.

The scenery and background objects don't look near as nice, though. 

We recently told you that HD Remix is coming to Japan on March 14. I'll remain hopeful for a localization. 

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5:00 PM on 12.21.2012

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix hits Japan March 2013

It has been awhile since we've heard anything about Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, but its release is just around the corner for Japan, so we're getting some updates now. This collection, which includes upgraded versions of&nbs...

Dale North





11:00 AM on 10.04.2012

Nomura: 'it would be unusual' if there wasn't a KH2 HD

The polarizing Kingdom Hearts franchise succeeded in winning the joy and ire of many fans and non-fans recently by taking part in an HD remix project, which includes the original Kingdom Hearts, Chain of Memories, and movies ...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 09.26.2012

100% Series Retrospective: Kingdom Hearts

[Read on for a description of every Kingdom Hearts game ever released in the US, and my completion of all of them in 2012.] So I kind of realized that I was powering through both the Resident Evil and Tony Hawk...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 09.25.2012

Nice-looking: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix TGS trailer

It's nice to see how excited people are getting for the recently announced PS3 'collection' Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix. Despite being announced only for Japan, and that it's not really a full collection, it's nice to see fa...

Dale North

9:45 PM on 09.19.2012

TGS: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix announced for PS3

You've got to love that time-zone difference between the United States and Japan. As reported by Famitsu, Square Enix is putting together a compilation of Kingdom Hearts games due out next year for PlayStation 3. And, before ...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 08.24.2012

Kingdom Hearts AR Cards now available at Club Nintendo UK

It looks like the "US versus UK" Club Nintendo wars are about to enter another chapter, as our Euro friends are getting a chance to pony up 200 Stars for Kingdom Hearts 3D AR cards.The cards are actually just physical un...

Chris Carter



This is how the Kingdom Hearts 3D AR Cards work photo
This is how the Kingdom Hearts 3D AR Cards work
by Chris Carter

No doubt some of you out there in Internet land have picked up the latest iteration of Kingdom Hearts for the 3DS, and are wondering what the heck the cards are for.

Well, depending on which version you get, they're for unlocking rare Dream Eaters, which are basically the Pokémon of the Kingdom Hearts world. Read on for a simple explanation of how to unlock and utilize the AR content.

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Exclusive: Meet the Kingdom Hearts 3D sound team photo
Exclusive: Meet the Kingdom Hearts 3D sound team
by Audun Sorlie

[Editor's note: Hailing from Norway, Audun Sorlie is not only passionate about game music as an editor on OSV and writer for various magazines around the world, but he's also a big Kingdom Hearts fan. To commemorate the release upcoming of Dream Drop Distance, he's been in touch with the game's three composers about the project. Join us in checking out what they had to say.]

For over ten years, the Kingdom Hearts franchise has filled players with a diversity of emotions, combining characters from Square Enix's roster with the vibrant and dynamic worlds of Disney and providing one of the most popular adventures to be experienced in the last decade. It is especially through the games' soundtracks and Yoko Shimomura’s sensitive yet bold melodies that Kingdom Hearts finds a place in millions of hearts around the world.

Over the course of years, Shimomura was joined by Square Enix's Takeharu Ishimoto and Tsuyoshi Sekito. The three of them took time to chat with us and share their memories, their feelings on the music, and their experience of working with Nintendo 3DS hardware for the first time in the series to celebrate the upcoming Dream Drop Distance.

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12:30 PM on 06.28.2012

Nintendo DLC: Rhythm Thief and Kingdom Hearts demos

This week's Nintendo downloadable releases are great, but the new demos this week are just as good. I'm all about upcoming music game Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, so I'm pumped that a demo version goes live toda...

Dale North

8:30 PM on 06.22.2012

The DTOID Show: 3DS XL, Metal Gear Solid 5, Mass Effect 3

Hey guys! It's Friday, so we did one of our LIVE Destructoid shows today. It was fun! Also, we actually had some interesting news.  Nintendo announced the new 3DS XL, now with 90% more screen. Fans disappointed by the la...

Max Scoville

11:35 PM on 06.21.2012

Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Demo Download it now

Nintendo just announced that the demo for the upcoming 3DS title Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance was set to go live... RIGHT NOW! They weren't kidding. I just checked an the demo is live, though I haven't been able to get...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 PM on 06.10.2012

E3: A peek at Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance

I wish I could have given you some more time with Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, but I barely got any time with the game -- just enough to get a feel for the combat and a look at the graphics. Like Kingdom Hearts: Birt...

Jonathan Holmes