It's been a long time coming, but Kingdom Hearts III is almost here. Set for a worldwide release on January 29, 2019 for PS4 and Xbox One, the next game in the incredibly complicated yet whimsical action-RPG series will conclude the main story with Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy and other friends as they face off against the evil Organization XIII and the swarming blight known as the Heartless. Since its debut, the Kingdom Hearts series blended together the exuberance and wonder of a Disney spectacle with the mechanics of an JRPG, offering something that really shouldn't have worked as well as it did.There's a lot anticipation for Kingdom Hearts III, but at the same time there's a number things that will be important to clear up. Just ahead of the game's release, we've compiled a number of important details regarding Kingdom Hearts III, when it first debuted, the platforms it will launch on, and whether it'll be safe to dive into this game if you're a first timer. Here's everything we know … [Read more...] about Kingdom Hearts 3: Release Date, The Current Timeline, And Everything Else We Know
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Want to catch up before Kingdom Hearts 3? Square Enix have got you covered. There's a complete Kingdom Hearts package on the way, as announced at the E3 2018 Sony conference, collecting Kingdom Hearts 3, 1.5 Remix, 2.5 Remix and Kingdom Hearts 2.8. That's a lot of Disney right there. Coming on January 29, the Kingdom Hearts Collection is coming to PS4 with every single game from the PS3/PS4 remasters. By my count, that's 6 main playable games, plus three cutscene-heavy outings that pad out the game's lore nicely. It's a must for newcomers and Kingdom Hearts experts alike. It also comes with a swanky Limited Edition PS4 Pro that's sure to catch the eye of Kingdom Hearts fans everywhere. Kingdom Hearts 3 has already shown to be heading to the universes of Tangled, Toy Story, Frozen and, as revealed latterly at E3 2018, Pirates of the Caribbean. Without going into spoiler territory, you're going to need to play this Kingdom … [Read more...] about E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts 3 Coming With Complete All-In-One Series Package
Despite Kingdom Hearts 3’s perpetual delays, dense lore and multiple side releases, the Kingdom Hearts franchise is still a beloved brand with the most ambitious crossover of all time: Square Enix and Disney. Now, Square Enix seems confident that Kingdom Hearts 3 will come extremely soon, and fans are waiting in anticipation. Even if there remains a lot unknown about this major installment, there’s just as much that we do know that’s trickled out over time. Director Tetsuya Nomura hasn’t been shy about his excitement for the game over the years, and we’ve seen content to match, including trailers, gameplay demos and interviews. We even have the obligatory Utada Hikaru theme song! Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3. What is Kingdom Hearts 3? Kingdom Hearts 3 is the next installment in the Kingdom Hearts RPG franchise, which combines new heroes with favorite characters from Square Enix and beloved Disney properties. … [Read more...] about Kingdom Hearts 3: everything we know
Is any genre of video games as closely associated with a single country as role-playing games and Japan? There’s even a term for those games: “JRPG,” a designation that has developed into a catch-all describing games from any region designed in the style of Japanese RPGs. But what makes a truly great JRPG? This month, I’ve decided to explore that question by looking at the entire pantheon of role-playing franchises crafted in Japan and ranking the 25 most notable series from worst to best. The rules here are simple. To qualify, a series needs to hail from a Japan-based developer (with the realization that a bit of input from international studios is unavoidable in some of the bigger contemporary franchises). Each series needs to consist of at least three related or co-branded games. Finally, in order to qualify as a role-playing series, the majority of its games need to incorporate some sort of level- or experienced-based statistic and attribute mechanics … [Read more...] about The greatest Japanese RPG franchises, part 1
Every year before E3, we talk about the games we expect to see, along with the ones that we hope we’ll get to take another look at. These include the obvious ones, like big games announced at the previous year’s conference. But they’re also the hypothetical projects, the titles that we’ve neither seen nor heard from in years — perhaps since they were first announced. Some games have gone quiet much longer than others, though. We’ve gathered up some of the most notable “missing in action” games that we'd love to see make a grand reappearance at this year’s big show. Below, we’ll offer an update on each game, plus our assessment of the likelihood of the project resurfacing at E3 2017 (on a scale of 1 to 10). Follow along and reminisce about some of the industry’s most elusive games. (A quick note: We weighed in on many of these titles last year. In those cases, we’ve generally lifted the original text, with some … [Read more...] about Will these 12 games miss E3 this year?