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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

BREAKING NEWS! New Tangled World and New Outfit For Sora!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, just announced at E3, Shinji Hashimoto has showcased Sora's new outfit and three worlds, one is based on 2010's Tangled, the other from Hercules and a re-visit to Twilight Town. Also featured in the conference, were Sora attacks based on Disneyland theme park rides, and a young Master Erauqs and 
Master Xehanort.

Also announced was Kingdom Hearts Unchained, which is coming on to IOS and Android smartphones devices for Western audiences.

Here's some quick screen shots taken during the press video.

If you like to see the trailer, I'll post the link to the SQUARE-ENIX E3 Conference down below:

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

BREAKING NEWS! Final Fantasy VII Remake IS CONFIRMED!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, about an hour ago at the E3 Expo, Sony has showed at their conference a peak of the Final Fantasy VII Remake and I got to say "WOOOOW"! Finally, the wait is over. Final Fantasy VII Remake is confirmed for the Play Station 4. The release date was NOT announced.

Also announced was a new title called "World of Final Fantasy", which was shown before the Final Fantasy VII Remake. World of Final Fantasy is expected to be released in 2016.

Hopefully, in the SQUARE-ENIX Press conference they'll finaly some show some new Kingdom Hearts III footage. Can't Wait!

Zootopia Teaser Trailer!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, a few days ago Disney has released it's first trailer of the up coming movie Zootopia, directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore and co-directed by Jared Bush. This short teaser trailer introduces the "anthropomorphic" characters from the film.

Zootopia will be out in theatres on March 4th, 2016.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

BREAKING NEWS! Actor/Voice-actor Christopher Lee Dies Aged 93!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, very sad news today, legendary actor Christopher Lee has passed away after suffering heart and respiratory problems quoting to reports.

Sir Lee was known for his role as Dracula, this actor cemented his spot in the world of entertainment in other memorable movies that we've come to love, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. 

Not only was Lee a star on the screen, but also behind it. His unmistakable voice was behind the video game Kingdom Hearts II as Ansem the Wise/DiZ. Kingdom Hearts won't be the same without you.

We will miss you Christopher Lee, Rest In Peace. 

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Two New Songs Added To Disney’s Live-action Beauty and the Beast Movie!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, Oscar winner Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991's  Beauty and the Beast animated classic, has spoken at Lincoln Centre about two of the three new songs he has written for the production with Sir Tim Rice. 

"It's the songs from the movie, we did not fit in any songs [from the Broadway show]," confirmed Menken. "The song I would have fit in from the Broadway show is 'If I Can’t Love Her,' but the Beast's moment in the film is a much later moment, it would not be 'if I can't love her,' it's 'I love her but -damn it- I'm letting her go.' That lyric wouldn't really work with that music. So we wrote another song called 'Forever More,' like 'I now know what love is.' There’s another song called 'Days in the Sun' which is a lullaby as all the objects and characters living in the castle are going to sleep they're all singing about remembering before the spell. I think it’s gonna be a wonderful movie."

The film stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as Beast, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Fifi, the feather duster, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Audra McDonald as the Wardrobe and Stanley Tucci as a grand piano named Cadenza. Bill Condon is directing Beauty and the Beast from a script by Stephen Chbosky, and the film will be produced by Mandeville Films' David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

The live-action Beauty and the Beast film comes out in cinemas, March 17th, 2017.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Gets Limited Edition PS4 & PS Vita!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, Sony revealed details of the previously announced Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward special edition PlayStation 4 consoles, as well as revealing additional PS Vita and PlayStation TV. (ONLY IN JAPAN)

The PlayStation 4 system comes in both jet black and glacier white colours, and will cost 44,980 yen (around $362.00 US). 

The PS Vita bundle contains a PS Vita White model with a special Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward-themed sleeve, and will cost 20,980 yen (around $168.00 US). It also comes with a download code for the Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward special menu theme.

The PlayStation TV bundle contains a PlayStation TV White model with a Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward-themed sleeve. It also comes with a download code for the Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward special menu theme. Purchasers have the choice of whether to purchase the Value Pack version, which contains a DualShock 3 White controller and will cost 16,280 yen (around $131.00 US), or the normal version, which will cost 11,480 yen (around $92.00 US).

All the variants will be released alongside the Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward expansion pack on the 23rd of June.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Disney Making Night On Bald Mountain Live-Action Movie?!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, Disney are in talks on making a live-action movie based on "Night On Bald Mountain," a sequence from the 1940 animated film Fantasia. The "vocaless" animation sequence centres around a giant winged beast (called the Chernabog) that raises the dead, set to the strains of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky.

Reports have stated that the new feature-length version will be written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who co-wrote last year's Dracula Untold and the upcoming Vin Diesel vehicle The Last Witch Hunter. 

The live-action Night On Bald Mountain movie joins other live-action productions currently in development, including: Beauty & The Beast, The Jungle Book, Mulan, Tim Burton's Dumbo, Winnie-The-Pooh and Tinker Bell starring Reese Witherspoon.

Kingdom Hearts & Final Fantasy Voice Actors Attending Supanova 2015!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, at this years Supanova Pop-culture Expo, two amazing voice actors will be attending. John DiMaggio, who voiced Wakka and Kimahri from Final fantasy X, will be meeting up with fans at the expo. Along with Willa Holland who provided the voice of Aqua, one of the main characters in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. They'll be doing autographs and photos at the event. Also making an appearcnce is Cassandra Morris, who voiced the miner character, Mutsuki from Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.

John DiMaggio - Autograph ($30 each) and photograph ($40 each) fees apply.

Willa Holland - Autograph ($40 each) and photograph ($50 each) fees apply.

UPDATE: Unfortunately due a revised work schedule Willa has had to postpone her visit to Supanova in Sydney and Perth. She sends her apologies to fans and hopes to return to us soon.

Cassandra Morris - Autographs are free, however professional photograph ($30 each) fees apply.

Sydney's Supanova Pop-culture Expo 2015 starts on June 19th - 21st.

BREAKING NEWS! Tangled Animated TV Series Coming In 2017!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, Disney Television Animation just announced that 2010's Tangled will be coming to Disney Channel in 2017 as an animated TV series. Production has begun with Mandy Moore and Zachary Levil reprising their roles as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. The music will include songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, who wrote the music for the movie. Disney Channel brought in animation veterans Chris Sonnenburg and Shane Prigmore to direct.

The animated TV series will happen between the events of the feature film and the short "Tangled Ever After" where the Rapunzel and Eugene were married. It will explore what happens as Rapunzel becomes used to life as a princess. Returning to the screen will be familiar characters including: Maximus, the Snuggly Duckling Pub thugs, and the chameleon Pascal.

SQUARE-ENIX Confirms Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Is Coming To Steam!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, the Japanese Final Fantasy Twitter has confirmed that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be coming to Steam. This latest installment will feature new graphical options, improved battle & camera controls and more. No release date was given.

NEW! The Good Dinosaur Trailer!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, Pixar has released the first trailer for their upcoming movie The Good Dinosaur. The trailer shows "what if" the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? 

The Good Dinosaur will be showing in cinemas November, 2015.

FLASH BACK! What Were The Headlines In May!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, as some of you may have read my last post, I wasn't able to write any stories about Kingdom Hearts, SQUARE-ENIX or Disney during that month. But now, that I have time up my sleeve, I'll posting newer posts, however I'm going to this post based on last months activities. So first story that you may have heard...

Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Is Confirmed For Western Gamers!

SQARE-ENIX have officially announced that a new Kingdom Hearts title will be releasing for iOS and Android in 2015, known as Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. The title will be free-to-play with optional in-app purchases, the first smartphone title in the series, and an adaption of the PC browser game Kingdom Hearts χ[chi].  Tetsuya Nomura did answer saying that "We are planning to add on a new server, but considering the circumstance of the chat function we are thinking of splitting them into different langauge versions". For the official website click here. An release date hasn't been announced. 

Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae 2.0 Update Coming Soon!

Not to long ago director Hajime Tabata announced that an update for Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae would be released in May based on feedback gathered from fans who were able to try out the demo. Today it has been announced via Twitter that the Episode Duscae 2.0 update will be arriving the first week of June instead of the projected May release.

Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae 2.0 will include updates to the gameplay system, camera, and fix multiple bugs present in the current version of the demo.

NEW!  Flood Unversed Plush Toy!

SQUARE-ENIX Merchandising Division has released image of a Flood Unversed for their line-up of Toys based from the Kingdom Hearts series. There's no information, which regards on purchasing at this time.

Tron 3 Cancelled!

Sad news from Disney, due to the un-success of the latest Disney movie Tomorrowland, the Walt Disney Company has decided to cancel the third instalment of Tron. According to reports, Tron 3 was going to be titled Tron Ascension, and there were plans in place to start production on the movie this October up in Vancouver, Canada.

Olivia Wilde disclaimed that she was glad that she won't have to wear that "rubber suit" from Tron Legacy.

So far... that's it for last month, I'll be posting newer stories right after this post. Peace out!

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Admin Announcement!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, I guess some of you maybe wondering "why hasn't the site been updated for a month"? Well... the reason why was because I was extremely busy, with planning an art exhibition, attending pop-culture events, commissions and helping admin D'Lux move her book store.  So... hopefully this June, things will get back to normal, I might invite some new admins to help me get this site more updated. 

Many apologies - Xebs... Also my next post is going to be a long post on what has happened during May.