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Friday, 28 October 2016

NEW! Kingdom Hearts III Images Released!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, SQUARE-ENIX have released new images of Kingdom Hearts III, showing Sora in a new Drive Form outfit, called "Guard Form." The images also include what appears to be the Olympus Coliseum from the Kingdom Hearts series, however, it has not been confirmed by SQUARE-ENIX whether it's the same world or a new additional world.

Kingdom Hearts III has NO confirmed release date.

BREAKING NEWS! Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 On PlayStation 4 & KH 2.8 Opening Movie!!!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, during Paris Games Week, SQUUARE-ENIX and Disney revealed KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX will launch on the PlayStation 4.

The HD remastered compilation brings six beloved KINGDOM HEARTS adventures to the PlayStation 4, and combined with the upcoming release of KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, gives fans the opportunity to experience all of their favorite moments from the series so far for the very first time on one platform.For those new to the series, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX also provides the perfect opportunity to jump in and experience the magic of the KINGDOM HEARTS ahead of the release of the upcoming KINGDOM HEARTS III.

The full list of titles included in KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is

• KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories
• KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days (HD remastered cinematics)


To watch the announcement trailer now, featuring music from singer and songwriter Utada Hikaru.

The full opening movie for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue was also revealed during the show.

Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be coming out next year in 2017, 12th of January (Japan) and 24th (US, Australia and Europe).

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX will be available in the United States, Australia, Japan and Europe for the PlayStation 4 on 31st March 2017.

NEW! Final Fantasy XV Celebrates Going Gold With New CG Cinematic "Omen" Trailer!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, today SQUARE-EXIX announced that FINAL FANTASY XV has gone gold. To mark this production milestone, a new CG cinematic trailer, entitled "Omen" released today. Eagle-eyed viewers will see that this dynamic new trailer also celebrates the game’s gold status in a unique way.  Omen is a conceptual CG cinematic trailer created by the world-renowned 3D animation studio DIGIC Pictures, who also worked on KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV.

Noctis negotiates a rapidly shifting world, endless waves of enemies, a gradual loss of abilities and a madness that brings harm to his beloved fiancée. Inspired by the world and story of FINAL FANTASY XV, the trailer depicts a nightmarish "omen" for Noctis' father King Regis, of a catastrophic future that must be avoided.

Final Fantasy XV is now scheduled to be released on November 29th, 2016 worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

World Of Final Fantasy To Welcome Sora From Kingdom Hearts!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, at the Paris Games Week, Shinji Hashimoto and company announced that Sora, the beloved star of the KINGDOM HEARTS series, has been given an adorable WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY  makeover, and will be available as free downloadable content for the game this winter (summer for Australia).

Commemorating the release of KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue early next year, Sora will be available for download for a limited time only, appearing in his KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD outfit. Further information on how to obtain the Sora champion summon will follow at a later date.

World of Final Fantasy is out now!

Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be coming out next year in 2017, 12th of January (Japan) and 24th (US, Australia and Europe).

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

NEW! World of Final Fantasy – Explore The Magical World Of Grymoire Trailer!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, SQUARE0ENIX has released a new trailer for World of Final Fantasy. You'll embark on a magical journey with siblings Reynn and Lann as they explore the vast land of Grymoire to rediscover their past and save the future.

World of Final Fantasy is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on October 25th (US) 27th (Australia) 28th (Japan & Europe) of October 2016.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Why Disney Brings The Best Out Of All Of Us - Mickey Gives A Blind Man A Glimmer Of Happiness & An Autistic Man A Voice!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, the other day, I came across a video on Facebook. The video is about a blind 21-year-old man from Brazil, who went to one of the Disney theme parks. 

At the theme-park, he and his family met the iconic Mickey Mouse. Mickey then guided the man to walk closer to him, later speaks to him in Brazilian, he next feels Mickey's face, then after gives Mickey a big hug along with his mother. 

One of the relatives responded with a quote on Facebook (Google translate) — "I adopted the technique of living life one miracle at a time!" The day today is being very special and this moment will never be forgotten. ❤️ And no one was able to withhold their tears! Mickey Mouse teaching us that what is basic is invisible to the eye..."

Without a doubt, this video made me tear up a bit. The reasons why I think that, is because of the idea of Disney becoming something more than just a company making a profit or gain, but something that gives hope and happiness to people whether their blind, autistic  homosexual, mental or physical disabled and etc.

This leads to my next story of a severe Autistic man, Owen Suskind, who  was a child who loved to watched many Disney movies. As time went on, he had developed a method of communication by remembering the quotes from  Disney films. 

Here's an interview with Owen and his family presented by ABC's Good Morning America shown on July 1st, 2016.

Again, this video had made me cry, the messages, the iconic quotes,  from these classic movies is what helps these people in their struggles in life. Without that glimmer of support and hope, the world would drown in their sorrow and disbelieve, for those people who have a disability or who just want that ideology of succeeding to reach their goal in life.

...And this is coming from a man who has a form of Autism, known as Asperger syndrome. Yes, I, Xebs has Asperger syndrome. I was diagnosed at the age of 7-years-old, I had many up and downs and turnarounds. But what has truly made me the person I am today is thanks to Disney. The strong men, women and sidekicks in scenarios of adventure, loss, love, bravery, hope, laughter and etc. are scenarios that have inspired me to become the better person I am today.

Just a side note, the amount of Youtube videos praising Disney on this particular social media site is very low. Constantly, you're bombarded with videos like "Top 10 Disturbing Things About Disney" or "Top 10 Shocking Facts About Disney". Just to be clear, it's ok to make lists like this. However, there's no equalisation or counter video that provides positive information on what Disney has contributed, to those like the blind Brazilan man or Owen Suskind. 

An addition, Kingdom Hearts has made me even a greater person. With its ideas of friendship, defeating the "heartless" [person] to reach your goal, the fight between yourself (the light and darkness), saying I'm a person, not a "nobody", but someone who does exist and has emotions and feelings. So many ways you can interpret the Kingdom Hearts series, however, this is what I gathered from the story and ideas. 

What do you guys think? Does Disney or Kingdom Hearts bring the best out of you as a person? Write your comments down below:

Update: The blind 21-year-old man is named, Basílio Santana. 

Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) Goes On Strike Affecting Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, in the United States, SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) have gone on strike because of nearly two years of unsuccessful negotiations with certain video game producers due to wages, benefits, and additional compensation.

One of the companies was Disney Character Voices, Inc. of being protested against. In the list, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue was among the specific video games listed (Also, included is Disney's Magic Kingdoms, which I'm playing quite a lot of lately). This means that many actors who is part of the union and who is currently working on Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue must withdraw their services

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (and Disney's Magic Kingdoms) shown as many Disney games under the Disney Character Voices, Inc. which are on strike.

SAG-AFTRA has also urged those who are not members of the union to participate, although their involvement in the protest is not mandatory. Due to the closeness of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue's release next year, it is currently unknown whether this protest will have an impact on the game's voice acting and overall development. 

What do you guys think? Do you think this strike will affect Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue's release date? Please! Write your comments down below:

Nintendo Switch Announces That SQUARE-ENIX Will Be A Third-party Partner & Unreal Engine 4 Support Confirmed!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, during the surprise announcement of the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has announced that SQUARE-ENIX will be a third-party partner that will be distributing games under the SQUARE-ENIX label.

After the announcement of the Nintendo Switch console, the Unreal Engine 4 Twitter page had announced that the Unreal Engine 4 graphics engine will be compatible with the Nintendo Switch.

Many fans have made the speculation that Kingdom Hearts III may have a future possibility on being featured on that console due to sharing the same graphics engine and that SQUARE-ENIX being a company distributing games for the Nintendo Switch. However, SQUARE-ENIX has NOT confirmed anything.

Personally, I think this could possibly happen, many people in Japan play with Nintendo products more often than playing Xbox One games. So SQUARE-ENIX may see the potential for Japanese audiences. Also, this could be the reason why Xbox One was removed from the Kingdom Hearts III Japanese website as a supporting console. Who knows?

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is very unlikely game for the Nintendo Switch once it's been released.

Nintendo Switch's release date is currently unknown.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

REVIEW! Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage- Demo At EB Expo 2016!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, On October 1st, I went to the EB Expo Sydney Australia 2016 and I'd got the opportunity to play Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage- Demo at the Bandai Namco booth.

Positives: Personally I really enjoyed it, great uses of graphics, especially the style Aqua moves and fights in combat. Good sense of the gameplay/battle system, very similar to Kingdom Hearts II in the way of the attack menu bar and controls. The way Castle of Dreams was set out was fun, challenging, which good world building must have, although there were some people next to me who got lost looking for the time gears. 

Negatives: The one thing that I'll criticise is the "lock on" really and I mean really needs to get fixed because I kept locking on to the lamp posts in the town of Castle of Dreams while I was attacking the Heartless and it was just annoying. 

Overall really nice small demo to showing what the Unreal Engine 4 can do.

I'll be looking forward to playing the whole thing next year and giving it a full review once it's out. Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be coming out next year in 2017, 12th of January (Japan) and 24th (US and Europe).

Also, here are some photos that I took during the day!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

World of Final Fantasy Cinematic & Demo Announced!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, SQUARE-ENIX today announced that from 17th October, fans can preview the upcoming World Of Final Fantasy in a free playable demo available to download from the PlayStation Store. 

The playable demo will allow players to experience Lann and Reynn in their Lilikin and Jiant forms, meet various different mirages and encounter a selection of iconic Final Fantasy characters along the way, including Cloud, Lightning and Squall. Completing the demo allows players to unlock Magitek Armor P in the Coliseum to battle and capture in the full version of the game. 

In addition, the full-length animated opening cinematic for the title was also revealed, showcasing the heroes Reynn and Lann, as they set foot into the magical world of Grymoire, battling menacing Mega Mirages and fighting alongside legendary Final Fantasy characters.

World of Final Fantasy will be out on the 25th (US) 27th (Australia) 28th (Japan & Europe) of October 2016.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

SHOCKING NEWS! Tetsuya Nomura Addresses Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Support 4K On PS4 Pro, Kingdom Hearts III Theme Song Undecided?!? & No Kingdom Hearts III News Until After 2.8's Release?!?

Hi everyone it's Xebs, shocking and surprising news, in this month's issue of Dengeki PlayStation, Tetsuya Nomura, addresses about some of the upcoming titles, such as Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and of course Kingdom Hearts III.

A Japanese blog website, hokanko-alt, has given a summary of Tetsuya Nomura's interview with Dengeki PlayStation. Nomura has stated in the interview that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be PS4 Pro improve once again, however, he also states that the title will be in 4K as well. "We're unsure if the 4K will be upscaled or native."

Nomura states that the new remix of "Simple and Clean" for Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage- was able to be done as Utada Hikaru (singer of the Kingdom Hearts theme songs) as she had recently returned to her music work. A new theme song for Kingdom Hearts III is currently undecided, Nomura addresses.

Nomura has also confirmed that Kingdom Hearts III news will be released after the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, which releases in Japan on January 12th, 2017.

Tetsuya Nomura statements translated into English (Sorry I used Google translator).

Sadly this is only a part of the article, but not to worry. I'll post any updates on this developing story.

Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be coming out next year in 2017, 12th of January (Japan) and 24th (US, Australia and Europe).

Kingdom Hearts II Organization XIII Roxas Play Arts Kai Available To Pre-Order!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, SQUARE-ENIX Online Store has made the Organization XIII Roxas Play Arts Kai available for you to pre-order now! The Play Arts Kai figurine is retailed at $120.00 (USD) and will be available on May 31st, 2017.

His face is sombre and hints at the shadows lurking in his past. Roxas' background is evident through the details of this figure, rendered in stunning dimension.

The long coat, symbolic of Organization XIII, employs joint structures that allow a wide range of movement, enabling many poses from the story of KINGDOM HEARTS II to be reproduced. Two Keyblades, "Oathkeeper" and "Oblivion," are included for dual-wielding poses.

The stark black coat is coloured with shadows and highlights to add a dynamic element to his costume. Meticulous attention has been given to the colouring of the hair and eyes, bringing this Roxas even closer to realising his exact in-game appearance as a 3D figure.

Figure includes exchangeable hand parts and display stand.

Figure Size (inches): W 3.74” x D 2.6” x H 8.8"

Click Here, to pre-order the Organization XIII Roxas Play Arts Kai online at SQUARE-ENIX Online Store (NA)

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Has Official Australian Classification Rating!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, the Australian Classification Board have released the official rating for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The classification for the game will be rated PG (Parental Guidance) Mild themes and fantasy violence, online interactivity. 

With the addition of online interactivity features, this maybe DLC were you can buy special Dream Eaters from HD Dream Drop Distance? Or it could possibly be DLC for 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage –. However, this is just speculation and nor has SQUARE-ENIX confirmed about it.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Sneak Peek At Tangled: The Series, Coming In 2017!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, Disney had just announced that Tangled: The Series will be coming soon to the Disney Channel in 2017. 

The Series will be taking place in-between the end of (2010s) Tangled, and before Rapunzel and Flynn are married in the animated short, Tangled Ever After (2012).

Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, will be reprising their roles as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (aka Eugene).

Here's a sneak peek teaser trailer of Tangled: The Series. Personally, I think the 2D animation looks very cute and (of course) very different compared to its 3D counterpart. The story and the premise seem very interesting, she's got her long blonde hair back! OMG!   

Friday, 7 October 2016

NEW! Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Limited Edition!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, at the New York Comic-Con, SQUARE-ENIX had announced a limited edition pack for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The special limited edition includes an exclusive pin of King Mickey Mouse and Sora.

The official western cover of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.

The Limited Edition of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be available at participating retailers as well as the Square Enix Store.

Monday, 3 October 2016

NEW! Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Teaser Trailer!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, Disney has released a new teaser trailer of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Teaser Trailer. This film takes place after Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and if you look closely you'll see some easter eggs in this trailer from the movie On Stranger Tides.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is in theaters May 2017 in 3D.