Square Enix News: Final Fantasy XV! Kingdom Hearts!!

I am late to write this news but here is what I collected for gamers!

Final Fantasy XV

Released on Thursday, Square Enix streamed a new trailer of Final Fantasy XV titled “Final Fantasy XV -Omen Trailer”. I won’t spoil the trailer but it appears that a dark future is approaching for the protagonist, Noctis Lucis Caelum. The trailer was worked by the same studios who did the film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.

Game director Hajime Tabata also announced more news on regards to DLC plans and including the brand new news, online cooperative multiplayer. In cooperative multiplayer, players can team up and choose to play either Noctis, Ignis, Prompto, or Ignis. In DLC, Tabata mentions that the DLC will be episodes were players can play as Noctis’ friends.

Once again, the game will be released on November 29 for PS4 and Xbox One.

Kingdom Hearts

There is not one but 4 special news regarding to Kingdom Hearts!

1. Square Enix recently announced that they will be re-releasing a new collection game that will collect both Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5. The new game collection is called Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX. The game will be available for PS4 and it will collect the previous 6 Kingdom Hearts games in one disc.

Here is what I.5 will have:

  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (an updated version of the original Kingdom Hearts game)
  • Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (a 3D remake of Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories)
  • HD remastered versions of the cinematics from Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days

II.5 will have:

  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix (an updated version of Kingdom Hearts II)
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix (an updated version of Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep)
  • HD remastered versions of the cinematics from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded

The new collection will NOT have HD 2.8. Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX will be available to purchase on March 28, 2017 in North America; March 9th in Japan, and March 31th in Europe.

2. Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage

Shared on YouTube, Square Enix revealed the recent trailer of an intro video of Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage. 0.2: Birth by Sleep is one of the new playable games for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. This new game takes place after the events of Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and it connects to Kingdom Hearts III. The story is about Aqua and her life being trapped in the Realm of Darkness. The trailer reveals the return of veteran singer Utada Hikaru with a new remix song of Simple and Clean. The song is called “Simple and Clean – Ray of Hope MIX”.

3. Kingdom Hearts III

After for being quiet for a long time, Square Enix shared some pictures on Tweeter of new screenshots of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III. Based on the images, Sora will be fighting the Heartless what appears to be Mount Olympus from the movie Hercules. Also appearing on the images s the return of the Drive Forms. If you don’t know what it is, Drive Forms is a special ability where Sora can increase his powers and change his clothes by borrowing powers from his friends. Based on the screenshots, Sora will be able to transform his keyblade into a shield and probably what appears to be a hammer.

4.World of Final Fantasy DLC

Recently, Square Enix released the new spinoff game World of Final Fantasy. In this new game, players will explore the world of Final Fantasy in a “cutesy and adventurous world”. The game will allow players to team up with Final Fanatsy characters in their chibi form.

With all the news going on with Kingdom Hearts, SE announced that Sora from Kingdom Hearts will be joining World of Final Fantasy for free this winter. It’s also a limited time, so please hurry if you want to download Sora. Sora will be in his Dream Drop Distance appearance as well. This new game is available for PS4 and PS Vita.

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6 thoughts on “Square Enix News: Final Fantasy XV! Kingdom Hearts!!

  1. When I watched the new Kingdom Hearts BBS 0.2 cinematic opening for the first time, “my patience was worth it”.

      • Definitely! I’m hoping for Kingdom Hearts 3 to have a new opening, just hope they spice up the game a bit; unique. But yeah, I wonder what Kh3 would look like, and I also wonder what would happen next because of Aqua’s story. I just can’t wait!

      • Same here. I am excited for this next installment. Based on the opening video, Sora will try to save Aqua. I bet Kingdom Hearts will do the same as Dream Drop Distance and recollect the past moments from the previous games.

    • That’s a shame. The VIta does have some qualities like the PS4. It would even be better so people can travel with Kingdom Hearts in their hands. I am surprised they still haven’t made a port for Xbox One.
      Same here. I will be getting FF15 and then KH2.8.

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