Final Fantasy XV Demo & Type-0 HD Release Date

It seems at long last Final Fantasy fans will be able to get a taste of the long-awaited and long-agonized Final Fantasy XV through a playable demo that will release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year. Entitled Episode Duscae, the demo will take place in the early parts of the final product.

Those who purchase Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be able to get a voucher to download Episode Duscae for free — revealing that it will be a paid demo otherwise. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will release on March 17th in North America, but its not clear if the Final Fantasy XV demo will be available on the same day.


The Death March’s newest album is up on iTunes for those of you who live in the United States! Pick it up now!


you know what makes me upset that kingdom hearts was named after a contest and somebody put the name in and now look

if i was that person i would he smug like “i love this game”

"you mean the one i named"

"u didn’t make it tho"

"you wouldn’t even know it if it wasn’t for me"

KH wasn’t named via contest though. Nomura wanted to use the name “Kingdom” because Disney has that “kingdom” image associated with itself, and to represent the start of a brand new project/team. But because Kingdom was already trademarked, he decided to add “Hearts” as the story revolves around hearts. [Source]

I think you may be confusing it with the Kurt Zisa Heartless. That name was chosen through a contest where applicants could submit their own name to be used in the game.


We’re just a day away from the long awaited release of THE DEATH MARCH’s self-titled album. For those who are unfamiliar, The World Ends With You-inspired band, The Death March, consists of music producer Takeharu Ishimoto, T$UYO$HI (Bass / The Bonez, P.T.P), ZAX (Drums / The Bonez, P.T.P), Ko Kanza (Drums), Katou Tarou(Guitar / ex-BEAT CRUSADERS., -support-ZIGGY), JUNYA (Guitar / ex-MIDNIGHT SUNS), Stephanie (Vocals), and SAWA (Vocals).

This album consists of brand new covers, compositions and remixes of music from Square Enix titles that have been composed and/or arranged by Takeharu Ishimoto.[/sum] Such titles include Final Fantasy Type-0, The World Ends With You, Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, and several more!

To celebrate the release, a new song exclusive to the iTunes Store release has been revealed via Ishimoto’s Soundcloud. Adopting the name of the band and album, The Death March mixes every song in the album and transforms them into a beautiful 10 minute long experience you will never forget. The complete track list can also be viewed on our site, as well as the newly revealed coverart.

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Remember that extremely adorable Kingdom Hearts shirt that was on sale on Teefury about two months ago? If you missed your chance at getting your hands on it then, for today-only you can pick up the monochrome version of the shirt on The Yeetee for $11 USD! “It’s A Small Kingdom” by Jason…


Osaka Team Recruiting for Technical Artist & Network Programmer for Kingdom Hearts 3!

It was discovered last night that Square Enix is searching for a new User Interface Designer to work on Kingdom Hearts III. Today, Square Enix’s Osaka Branch has listed another job opening for a Technical Artist for Kingdom Hearts III who would be responsible for creating high quality interface graphics, field effects (e.g. water, rain, snow) and special effects with the game engine’s shader.

Along with a Technical Artist, the Osaka Branch is also looking for a Network Game Programmer for an unspecified online multiplayer game. The job listing itself does not make any mention of Kingdom Hearts III but since we know the Osaka Branch is mainly concentrated on developing Kingdom Hearts titles, it is possible that this person may be responsible for creating a multiplayer mode for Kingdom Hearts III. Or maybe they are working on another completely unrelated title?

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New Raise Draw cards featuring Neku, Joshua and Beat! 

View all released cards here in our gallery!


Osaka Team Recruiting for UI Designer for Kingdom Hearts 3

Staff recruitment is commonplace in every industry, especially in games. Over the course of the development cycle, new staff will often be sought out to aid the existing team, usually under contractual bases. While we usually don’t pay any mind to these matters, one has come up that may be interesting to note.

Square Enix’s Osaka branch is searching for a new User Interface Designer for none other than Kingdom Hearts 3. This individual should keep in mind that the world of Kingdom Hearts is unique and loved by millions around the world, and therefore the interface should, above all else, be user friendly and easy to understand.

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With every passing day fans are getting more and more excited for the future of the Kingdom Hearts series. WithKingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- right around the corner and Kingdom Hearts 3 in development for the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One.

Square Enix have released 3 high quality images of the Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- box art, showcasing what it looks like on the box, and the limited edition pin fans can receive for FREE with their pre-order of the game.

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Kingdom Hearts II Play Arts Kai release date & new images

Last week, Square Enix Product Manager Hidemi Matsuzuka showed off new images of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts II Sora & Roxas Play Arts Kai figures, and now we finally have a release date and price for these figures in Japan! Eager fans will be able to obtain these upcoming Play Arts Kai figures on November 29th for 8,800 Yen ($88 USD).

We also have more images of the figures and links to where you can order your very own Sora or Roxas on our website! 

Want to keep up with all of the latest Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- & Kingdom Hearts 3 news? Be sure to follow Kingdom Hearts Insider on FacebookTwitter, & Tumblr!


Project Destati releases their brand-new album LIGHT

358 days ago, Project Destati first appeared on the scene through their introductory EP “Awakening”, a 5-track album that served as the basis of their goal to reimagine the brilliant compositions created by Kingdom Hearts series composer Yoko Shimomura as a way to honor & give new life to her work. Now begins a new chapter in their ongoing musical project called LIGHT, the first of three full-length albums based on music from the Kingdom Hearts series!

LIGHT contains 22 beautifully orchestrated tracks featuring iconic songs from Kingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, and Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] and each piece is sure to leave you breathless. The magical and fantastical nature of LIGHT will easily sweep you away into your favorite memories of Kingdom Hearts as every piece begins to evoke a powerful feeling from within you. From the majestic rendition of “Riku” to the ever-whimsical “Working Together”, Kristin Naigus, David Russell, & Sebastian Wolff have created a gorgeous start to an epic musical journey that effortlessly memorializes the timeless compositions created by Yoko Shimomura.

You can purchase LIGHT on iTunes for $12.99 USD or on Loudr starting at $9.99 USD (Pay $13+ and you will receive Project Destati: Awakening EP).

Thanks to Project Destati, we are also giving away a download code for the album to one lucky user on our forums! All you have to do is post in the comments here on our forums for a chance to win! We will pick a winner on Wednesday, September 10th at 9PM Pacific Time! And don’t forget to send a congratulatory comment to Project Destati for releasing LIGHT to their Twitter or Facebook accounts!

For more information about Project Destati and their music, visit their website!

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Haven’t yet purchased Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX? Square Enix and Disney definitely want to change that, now that it’s available as one of PS3’s Greatest Hits for $19.99.

The HD collection, containing remastered versions of Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix and Re:Chain of Memories, along…


Kingdom Hearts 3 Fanart Commission~


With Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix releasing in less than a month in Japan, it’s time for one final trailer to make its debut. Check out all the surprises the highly anticipated remaster has to offer!

Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- will arrive at North America on December 2nd 2014, Europe on December 4th 2014, and the PAL region on December 5th 2014!

Those interested in getting the Japanese version on October 2nd should check out this article where we have compiled a list of websites where you can order the game.

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Square Enix Opens Tokyo Game Show 2014 Website!

It is finally September, which means it is almost time for Tokyo Game Show 2014 to start! Square Enix has just launched their official Tokyo Game Show 2014 website which lists all of the games that they plan to show at the event. Included among the many games shown in their lineup, Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- will be featured at the show with a trailer and a playable demo.

Attendees of the game show will also be able to try out games like Deadman’s Cross, Bravely Second, Final Fantasy Explorers, and more! 

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