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Kingdom Hearts

Third parties missed some major opportunities
By the end of 2014, Xbox 360 had slid past Wii to become the best-selling seventh generation console in the US. While a fantastic achievement for Microsoft, this event also punctuates the drastic shift in Nintendo's market do... read feature

Leonard Nimoy

Multimedia icon Leonard Nimoy has passed away


The original Spock died today at age 83
Feb 27
Videogames aren't the first thing that most people associate with actor/writer/director Leonard Nimoy, but he made his mark on the medium over the years, providing narration for such classics as Civilization IV and Seaman&nbs... read
Kingdom Hearts III

Bill Farmer, voice of Goofy, goofed: Kingdom Hearts III not dated yet


Square Enix breaks the silence
Jan 09
Over the holiday break there was a pretty big commotion over some recent comments by Bill Farmer -- the voice of Goofy. He noted that Kingdom Hearts III was coming out "sometime this year," which he soon corrected i... read
Simpler and cleaner
The odd concept of melding a host of characters from Square Enix’s seminal Final Fantasy series, Disney’s perennial film favorites, and a cast of original personalities, seemed as though it was destined for failur... read feature

Kingdom Hearts III

Star Wars and Marvel on the table for Kingdom Hearts III


Darth Vader as Organization XIII
Dec 02
First, let's remember that Kingdom Hearts 2 did Pirates of the Caribbean and John Depp. And they released games called Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Birth By Sleep, and Dream Drop Distance, so the series is i... read

I'm a sucker for a good Kingdom Hearts trailer: HD 2.5 ReMIX


Sparkles and chimes
Oct 08
That very first trailer for the first Kingdom Hearts game killed me. I still remember that first viewing, being completely overcome with goosebumps and trying to hide that I was tearing up. Moving? Oh man. Yes. I still love ... read
Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III will run on Unreal Engine 4 from now on


Square Enix's Luminous Engine is no longer the golden child
Oct 07
Tetsuya Nomura has revealed to a recent issue of Famitsu that Kingdom Hearts III will no longer be using Square Enix’s Luminous Engine going forward. Instead, it will be using Unreal Engine 4 while continuing developmen... read
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5

Well, here are some more Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix screenshots


Still lookin' familiar
Oct 02
Just in time for the two new trailers that debuted in Japan, we've got a whole new bushel of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix screenshots for your viewing pleasure. There's about 30 here, of which Sora making a goofy face nex... read
Kingdom Hearts

New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix commercials just hit Japanese TV


Get hype!
Oct 01
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix is hitting Japanese shelves this Thursday, and Square Enix has started their television advertising campaign with these two commercials titled "Friend" and "Story." The "Friend" trailer can be see... read
PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 software sales have surpassed 30 million games in retail stores


I'd probably buy two more just to play The Phantom Pain
Aug 13
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 software sales are impressively strong, with more than 30 million games sold in retail stores and digital downloads as of August 10. Software sales are anticipated to continue to grow... read
Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX gets Ultimania book


And here I am still waiting for the Final Fantasy Ultimania series to be released
Jul 23
According to a listing on Amazon Japan, Square Enix is preparing to release a Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMIX Ultimania book: Kingdom Hearts Series Ultimania Memorial. It will supposedly cover all the games in the series to prepare ... read
Kingdom Hearts X[chi]

Kingdom Hearts X[chi] 'was' on track for localization


But missed the mark when Playdom was closed
Jul 16
Kingdom Hearts X[chi] is a bit of a lost number when it comes to the franchise. Although pretty much every other iteration was localized (even the mobile games in the form of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, chi is still a missi... read
Kingdom Hearts

Here's a new Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX trailer to tide you over


Not much longer to wait now, seriously
Jul 02
Can't wait for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX to arrive this December 2? You're not alone. Kingdom Hearts 2 was the best of the series for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. I can't wait to take a walk down memory la... read
Kingdom Hearts

Here's a whole bushel of Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX screens


Lookin' slick there, Sora
Jun 20
Ready for Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX? No, you're wanting Kingdom Hearts 3 instead? Me too. But on the off chance you want to experience the second game again, here's a bevy of newly-released screens that showcase how great-l... read
Square Enix

Square Enix confirms no new developments of FFXV and Kingdom Hearts 3 at E3 2014


Boooo
Jun 06
Final Fantasy XV: An Indignant Boy Eating Food, will not have any new developments at E3 this year. Neither will Kingdom Hearts 3. When asked point blank by Famitsu if these will show at E3, Square's Shinji Hashimoto stated, ... read

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix out December 2, Kingdom Hearts 3 teased


Out December 5, 2014 in Europe
Jun 05
That's pretty much the news, folks. Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix is out December 2, 2014 in North America, and December 5, 2014 in Europe. For more on Kingdom Hearts, co-director Tai Yasue will be on Square Enix Presents livestream on June 10 during E3 2014 to answer fan questions during the show. Oh, and watch this special E3 trailer through the end for a Kingdom Hearts III tease. read

Uh-hyuk! New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX screens


Square Enix reminds that 2.5 ReMIX is on its way
May 30
The Final Mix versions of Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep are coming our way this year as Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. This means we'll get new weapons, enemies, abilities, mini-games, and even cutscenes i... read
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV 'far into development,' 'high priority'


Not competing with Kingdom Hearts 3
Feb 14
Final Fantasy XV, first announced in 2006 as Final Fantasy XIII: Versus before re-branding last E3, is "quite far into development," series producer Yoshinori Kitase told VideoGamer. I bloody well hope so. It's been eight god... read

Here's a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix


Re-re-re-re-remix
Dec 25
Here's a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix straight from the Jump Festa event in Japan. Sora, Roxas, Riku, and Namine are doing things with a bunch of Disney folks like Princess Aurora, Hercules, King Mickey, Capta... read

Kingdom Hearts III: Possible Vita remote play, more video


Donald, Goofy get AI boosts?
Oct 16
You saw the hot new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III from Japan's D23 Expo, but there's a bit more to see in this PS4 Conversations With Creators video with Tetsuya Nomura. It's really just a mix of other things we've seen bef... read
Magical rides that are weapons
Following the news of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix comes this brand new Kingdom Hearts III trailer from Disney's D23 Expo happening in Japan right now. The trailer is just a couple of major fight scenes that sees Sora, Donald... read feature

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix confirmed for 2014


YES!
Oct 14
Today at D23 Expo in Japan, Square Enix announced that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX has started development. We'll see it here in North America some time in 2014.  This follow up to the recently released. Kingdom Hearts ... read
Bringing back great memories
Some of my fondest memories were spent with the Kingdom Hearts series. Growing up equal parts Disney-kid and action-adventure fan, I was ecstatic when Kingdom Hearts was announced, and enthralled for weeks on end when it fina... read feature

Kingdom Hearts HD

Reminisce with Sora in this Kingdom Hearts HD trailer


Get reacquainted with Mickey, Sora, and Donald...in HD
Sep 11
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix launches this week, and you can celebrate with a brand new launch trailer showing off the game's various Disney flavored locales. Watching it brings back memories, as it's over 11 years later and ... read
Kingdom Heart III release

Don't expect Kingdom Hearts III soon, says producer


Rain wet
Sep 10
Hopefully you weren't anyway. If you were expecting it soon, sorry to have ruined your day. Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura is also directing Final Fantasy XV. This conflicts. You may remember Final Fantasy XV as t... read
New releases

New releases: Scary, porcine machines


Plus, Killzone, Kingdom Hearts, and Arma III
Sep 09
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 ou... read
Kingdom Hearts HD

This new Kingdom Hearts HD trailer brings back memories


A look at Re:Chain and 358/2
Aug 30
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 ... read

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


Aug 08
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,... read
Square Enix news

Square Enix not giving up on AAA PC and console games


But will be expanding more into mobile, tablet and online titles
Aug 02
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 ... read
Kingdom Hearts

New Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX trailer teases harder


Ohhh, shiny
Jul 11
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. read
Kingdom Hearts X[chi]

Initial details for Kingdom Hearts X[chi] emerge


It'll take you to Agrabah, the Dwarf Woodlands, and Wonderland
Jul 05
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... read

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


The Destructoid Show wears a sombrero to be "offbeat"
Jun 28
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... read






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