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- Kingdom Keynote ~ January 2017
Hello everybody, and welcome to our first ever Kingdom Keynote: your one-stop shop for all Kingdom Hearts news for the month of January 2017! Kingdom Keynote - January 2017 KH II.8 News KH Unchained χ News KH I.5 + II.5 News Miscellaneous News KH II.8 News January 1, 2017 Square Enix releases KH II.8 Official Wallpaper for PC use. January 10, 2017 Weekly Famitsu features releases a multi-page article covering KH II.8, including a SPOILER-FILLED interview with series creator, Tetsuya Nomura. Credit goes to KH Insider for these scans. You can also read KH Insider's full translation of the interview here. Square Enix reveals the full list of Playstation Trophies for KH II.8. The collection features 70 Trophies in all: 15 for KH 0.2 and 55 for Dream Drop Distance HD. It seems the Back Cover cinematic will feature no Trophies. A full list of these Trophies will be added to our site as soon as possible. January 12, 2017 KINGDOM HEARTS HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue is released in Japan! Within its first week of release, the game topped the charts with sales of 137,797 units! The full English and Japanese casts for the Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover cinematic has been revealed. English Cast Luxu: Max Mittelman Invi: Karissa Lee Staples Ira: Matthew Mercer Aced: Travis Willingham Ava: Isabela Moner Gula: Kevin Quinn Ephemer: Michael Johnston Chirithy: Lara Jill Miller The Master of Masters: Ray Chase Japanese Cast Luxu: Kenjiro Tsuda Invi: Kana Hanazawa Ira: Yuichiro Umehara Aced: Subaru Kimura Ava: Yume Miyamoto Gula: Kaito Ishikawa Ephemer: Yuto Uemura Chirithy: Tomoko Kaneda The Master of Masters: Tomokazu Sugita January 13, 2017 Dengaki Playstation featured a 10-page spread on KH II.8, including an interview with series composer, Yoko Shimomura. Credit goes to KH Insider for the scans (click to enlarge). January 24, 2017 KINGDOM HEARTS HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue is released internationally! Alongside its release, the Official Kingdom Hearts YouTube uploaded a launch trailer for the game, which you can view below: https://youtu.be/nPGPwux1pcE January 25, 2017 An error with the pricing of the KH II.8 Playstation Themes was detected. The themes were supposed to be unlocked for free upon completing each title in the collection, as they had done in previous HD Collections. However, when players would try to download and install the free themes, they were being charged $2.99 to do so. The issue has since been resolved by Square Enix, and the themes are now available to download for free upon completion of each title in the collection. January 26, 2017 Patch 1.02 was released for KH II.8 on the Playstation 4. The patch addressed the following issues with KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage-: Operation-related - Reflect (guard) response adjusted - Response time of cartwheel adjusted - Cancel timing adjusted after barrier cracker (counter) - MP consumption adjusted UI-related - Camera speed adjusted - Response of shortcut button adjusted - Changed display of magic commands System-related - Proud mode adjusted (decreased amount of damage from enemies) - Critical mode adjusted (increased amount of damage to enemies) Enemy-related - Adjusted parameters of enemy AI KH Unchained χ News January 1, 2017 New Medals - [khux_medals_classic_goofy_1] - [khux_medals_classic_goofy_2] - [khux_medals_classic_goofy_3] - [khux_medals_classic_goofy_4] - [khux_medals_classic_goofy_5] - [khux_medals_classic_goofy_6] New Boards - Fur Coat (Male) - 2500 Jewels - Fur Coat (Female) - 2500 Jewels - Armored Terra - Coliseum Board - Armored Aqua - Coliseum Board - Tier 10 Bonus - Coliseum Board New Events - Classic Goofy Event - January 2017 Coliseum New Shop Deals - New Year's Deal (Illustrated Terra) - New Year's Deal (Illustrated Ventus) - New Year's Deal (Illustrated Aqua) - New Year's Deal (Illustrated Cloud) - New Year's Deal (Illustrated Sora & Pals) New Campaigns - New Year's 0 AP Campaign Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. January 2, 2017 New Events - Upgrade Your Medals VIP Quests - Daily Challenge Event 12 New Campaigns - Special Attack Bonus Campaign Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. January 6, 2017 New Events - Mini High Score Event New Campaigns - Year-End Party Ranking Results Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. January 7, 2017 New Boards - Weekend Warrior Raid Board (January 2017) New Events - Weekend Raid Boss Event (January 2017) January 8, 2017 New Medals - [khux_medals_classic_donald_5] - [khux_medals_classic_donald_6] New Events - Classic Donald Event Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. January 9, 2017 New Events - Daily Challenge Event 13 - Magic Mirror VIP Quests New Shop Deals - Epic Attackers Deal New Campaigns - Weekly Solo Rankings - Capricorn Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. January 12, 2017 New Medals - [khux_medals_atlantica_goofy_5] - [khux_medals_atlantica_goofy_6] - [khux_medals_atlantica_sora_5] - [khux_medals_atlantica_sora_6] - [khux_medals_atlantica_donald_5] - [khux_medals_atlantica_donald_6] New Events - Story Quests Update New Shop Deals - Epic Medal Carnival (Illustrated Kairi) New Campaigns - Decreased Avatar Board Prices - Maintenance Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. January 13, 2017 New Medals - [khux_medals_xemnas_b_5] - [khux_medals_xemnas_b_6] New Events - XIII Event (Xemnas) - World of Final Fantasy Event Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. January 16, 2017 New Events - Earn Medals All Week 2 New Shop Deals - Skills to Thrill Deal (Attack Boost III) - Skills to Thrill Deal (Defense Boost III) Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. January 19, 2017 New Medals - [khux_medals_sebastian_5] - [khux_medals_sebastian_6] - [khux_medals_ariel_flounder_6] - [khux_medals_woff_cloud_6] - [khux_medals_woff_squall_6] - [khux_medals_woff_lightning_6] - [khux_medals_woff_sephiroth_6] - [khux_medals_woff_yuna_6] - [khux_medals_tama_6] - [khux_medals_woff_sora_6] New Events - High Score Challenge 13 New Shop Deals - WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY Deal Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. January 20, 2017 New Events - KH II.8 Celebration Event New Campaigns - Free HD Aqua Medal Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. January 23, 2017 New Boards - Flying Carpet & Balloon Genie (Male) - Flying Carpet & Balloon Genie (Female) - Seasoned Wielder Bonus - Terra - 2500 Jewels - Aqua - 2500 Jewels New Events - Monthly Raid Event 2 New Shop Deals - The XIII Deal New Campaigns - KINGDOM HEARTS 2.8 0 AP Campaign - Regal Ranking 2 Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. January 26, 2017 New Events - Proud Mode Story Quests Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. January 28, 2017 New Medals - [khux_medals_seifer_5] - [khux_medals_seifer_6] - [khux_medals_rai_5] - [khux_medals_rai_6] - [khux_medals_fuu_5] - [khux_medals_fuu_6] - [khux_medals_key_art_2_6] New Shop Deals - Lunar New Year's Deal New Campaigns - Lunar New Year's 0 AP Campaign Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. January 30, 2017 New Medals - [khux_medals_alice_cheshire_cat_5] - [khux_medals_alice_cheshire_cat_6] New Events - VIP Upgrade Quests - VIP Skills Quests - VIP Chip & Dale Quests - Daily Challenge Event 14 - Can You Solve Wonderland's Mystery? (Part 1) New Campaigns - VIP Quests for Lunar New Year - Regal Rewards 2 Results Full details on all of these updates will be added to our KH Unchained χ coverage as soon as possible. KH I.5 + II.5 News January 22, 2017 KINGDOM HEARTS HD I.5 + II.5 has officially been rated E10+ by the ESRB for Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, and Use of Alcohol. The full details can be read below: This is a compilation of action role-playing games, based on the Kingdom Hearts franchise, in which players assume the roles of young warriors trying to stop a destructive power. Players use key-shaped swords, magic spells, and attack cards to defeat classic Disney villains (e.g., Jafar, Ursula, Hades) and fantasy creatures (e.g., dragons, magical armor, shadow imps) in melee-style combat. Battles are accompanied by cries of pain and bursts of light; enemies generally disappear amid colorful orbs when defeated. Some sequences allow players to shoot projectiles from a first-person perspective; a handful of cutscenes depict characters dramatically dissolving into mist after being struck by magical swords or blasts of energy. One sequence depicts red bloodstains on coins. January 27, 2017 A KINGDOM HEARTS 15th Anniversary Collector's Box has been announced as a JP Square Enix e-Store exclusive for fans who pre-order KH I.5 + II.5. The box features the artwork of all three HD collections displayed as a triptych connecting all three artworks into one cohesive piece, as well as a mural featuring many of the prominent KINGDOM HEARTS characters from the series so far. You can view the product images below (click to enlarge). The box itself does not seem to contain any games, but rather acts as a Collector's Edition case to store your already-purchased copies of KH I.5 + II.5 and KH II.8. No word yet on whether or not this box will also be released internationally. January 28, 2017 The official box artwork for KH I.5 + II.5 has been revealed through an Amazon.com posting. As confirmed in a previous interview, the box art features no new artwork for the combined collection, but instead shows the previous illustrations from their original Playstation 3 releases. Miscellaneous KH News January 9, 2017 Shinjuku Station in Japan opens up a KINGDOM HEARTS 15th Anniversary Memorial Stain Glass Clock Exhibit. The exhibit included a beautiful stain glass clock featuring the iconic KINGDOM HEARTS stain glass artworks (including several new ones). A mural featuring many of the series' prominent characters was also displayed on one of the walls of the station. And finally, a countdown clock to the Japanese release of KH II.8 was also featured. You can click any of the images below to enlarge them. January 12, 2017 Sora has officially been released in Japan as a DLC Champion for WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY coinciding with the release of KH II.8! The DLC is free to download on Playstation Store from today until March 31, 2017. January 24, 2017 The Sora DLC for WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY has been released in North America and Europe. Here's a look at Sora's first feature in a Final Fantasy game, uploaded by Square Enix UK's official YouTube Channel. https://youtu.be/b-xE7XzdMRo Official Funko has announced and unveiled pictures of KINGDOM HEARTS Pop! Vinyl Figures and Keychains at the 2017 London Toy Fair. So far, the set includes only KINGDOM HEARTS versions of Disney characters, and no plans for original KINGDOM HEARTS characters have been announced. You can check out images of the full line below. It seems like Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Chip & Dale, and Pete, as well as the Keychain versions of Mickey, Donald, and Goofy will be available at most stores that typically sell Pop! Vinyl figures. Meanwhile, the Magician Donald will be a Hot Topic Exclusive, and the Captain Goofy will be a GameStop exclusive.
Tuesday 31st of January 2017 04:00:03 PM
- Destiny Islands 2017 Announcement!
Hello everybody. OtherPromise13 here with a couple of major updates regarding the future of the site. There’s gonna be a couple changes on the site, so we wanted to make a quick little announcement addressing those changes. Before we get to the changes, I just wanted to say that 2017 is actually our 10th anniversaryContinue Reading...
Tuesday 24th of January 2017 11:38:06 AM
- 358/2 Days Deal with Illustrated Xion and Key Art #1!
A new Shop Deal has been added to the North American version of KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ, featuring two new amazing Medals! The deal will be running from December 16, 2016 until January 7, 2017, and costs the typical 3000 Jewels per pull. Like several of the previous Shop Deals in December 2016, this deal guarantees 10 Epic Medals (8 5★ or higher Medals and 2 6★ Medals). The two 6★ Medals will also have half their Special Attack Bonus already filled in! But the big draw here is the Illustrated Xion Medal, which players have a small chance to draw with Boosted Strength! If you're having a hard time pulling Illustrated Xion, you're guaranteed to pull it within 5 pulls, instead of the usual 10! Also, setting Illustrated Xion as your Shared Medal changes the background music on the home screen to Xion's Theme. But that's not all! If players manage to unlock the Special Attack Bonus on Illustrated Xion before January 10, 2017, they'll be treated to the ultra-rare Key Art #1 Medal with 2 dots filled in on its Special Attack Bonus! Key Art #1 is a very powerful and useful Medal to have in your arsenal, as it has 0 cost and refills 7 Gauges! Players will only receive one Key Art #1 Medal, no matter how many Illustrated Xion Medals they unlock the Special Attack Bonus for, but players will get a chance to acquire more in subsequent 358/2 Days Deals, coming next week and the following week as well! Full details for Illustrated Xion and Key Art #1 will be added to our Medals Archive as soon as they are made available! Will you be trying to add these Medals to your collection!? Let us know in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned to Destiny Islands for more KINGDOM HEARTS news!
Friday 16th of December 2016 12:22:50 PM
- KHUX Winter Holiday Deal with Medals 555-566!
On December 9th, KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ NA Players were treated to a new Shop Deal: The Winter Holiday Deal! This new deal costs the usual 3000 Jewels, and features 3 new Epic Medals and 1 new Premium Draw! Players can try their luck at pulling the new Terra, Ventus, or Aqua Epic Medals; or if they're really lucky, they can pull the new Illustrated Xemnas Premium Medal! Each of these new Medals has a small chance of being pulled with Boosted Strength, and the Illustrated Xemnas is guaranteed within 5 pulls instead of the usual 10! What's more, the deal includes all Epic Medals, with 8 of them being 5★ or higher and 2 of them being 6★ with half their Special Attack Bonus already filled in! The deal lasts until December 16th! The Medal Album has also been updated with Medals 555-566, but these 4 new Medals still leave 5 new Medals unrevealed! You can check out all the details on these new Medals in our KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ Medal Archive! Will you be trying your luck with this Shop Deal? What do you think these 5 new mysterious Medals might turn out to be? Let us know in the comments below!
Saturday 10th of December 2016 02:32:23 PM
- KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ Medals Pages Fully Updated!
We're happy to announce the first bit of upcoming and ongoing content being updated in the near future here on Destiny Islands! Our new KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ Pages have been launched, starting with our comprehensive coverage of every single Medal available so far in the North American release of the game! These pages will be updated as frequently as possible, as new Medals are released into the game, and we hope to have additional KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ content coming as soon as possible, starting with a full catalog of all the game's many Events. You can check out our full KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ Medals Archive, and look forward to more KINGDOM HEARTS content, coming soon!
Sunday 4th of December 2016 08:06:20 PM
- New KH II.8 HD FCP TGS2016 Trailer, Box Art, and International Release Date
Just officially released a few hours ago (4am EST to be precise), a brand new trailer for Kingdom Hearts II.8 HD Final Chapter Prologue has been released! The trailer showcases all three titles that are included in the PS4 bundle (Kingdom Hearts HD Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts 0.2 ~A Fragmentary Passage~, and Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover), with particular emphasis on the two new titles. Viewers might immediately notice a new remixed "Simple and Clean" by Utada Hikaru that is simply awesome, as well as new scenes shown from the playable Aqua portions of the bundle and from the Kingdom Hearts χ cinematic! In one new scene, it appears that Aqua encounters the Magic Mirror from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, indicating that Dwarf Woodlands might also be a playable section of 0.2, in addition to the previously revealed Castle of Dreams. This raises the question as to whether or not Enchanted Dominion will also be featured during this title to complete the original trio from Birth by Sleep. The game has also been revealed to have some level of DLC available, though the details surrounding that have not been officially released yet. You can view the full trailer below, which also confirms a release date (albeit, slightly delayed) for the title. Kingdom Hearts II.8 HD Final Chapter Prologue will be released on January 12, 2017 in Japan, and January 24, 2017 Internationally. https://youtu.be/4gKAR0uRZZ0 Lastly, official International Box Art has been revealed for the game, which you can view below, courtesy of our friends at KH13.com. As always, keep it right here on Destiny Islands for more Kingdom Hearts coverage!
Tuesday 13th of September 2016 11:18:19 AM
- 33 Killer Kingdom Hearts Facts with It’s Super Effective!!!
For those of you that don't already know, It's Super Effective is a YouTube channel that creates tons of awesome video-game-related content! They uncover hidden facts about game franchises and present them in a fun, energetic way that keeps their viewers (us included) coming back for more again and again! Just a few days ago, they uploaded a new episode of their series focusing on fun facts from the Kingdom Hearts series, including some facts that even we here at DI didn't know about. It's a really cool video, which you can check out below! Or, if you wanna check out the entire It's Super Effective channel and see all their awesome content, you can do so by following this link here! https://youtu.be/sql54d_mcX0
Sunday 28th of August 2016 12:25:24 AM
- KH 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Gets a New Trailer, and a Release Window!
With E3 2016 just beginning, Square-Enix treated fans this morning to a brand new trailer featuring brand new cutscenes and gameplay from Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD Final Chapter Prologue! The trailer showcases details on all three games included in the Playstation 4 bundle, Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD, Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep ~A Fragmentary Passage~, and Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover. You can view the trailer below: https://youtu.be/J_bhXcjU9AE The most notable entries in the bundle are definitely Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep ~A Fragmentary Passage~, which continues the story of Aqua's adventures in the Realm of Darkness, and Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover, a cinematic retelling of the important events from Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. Both games feature the new updated graphics based on the Unreal Engine 4 that is being used in the development of Kingdom Hearts III. Speaking of Kingdom Hearts III, the very end of the trailer above features a brief message on the development of one of the most anticipated upcoming games in Square's roster. After unveiling the December 2016 release window for Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD Final Chapter Prologue, a quick message flashes, revealing that new information regarding Kingdom Hearts III will be released this upcoming winter, most likely around the same time as the release of Kingdom Hearts 2.8. Could this new information be revealed at Jump Festa 2016, or could this be the unveiling of a new Kingdom Hearts fan event where news will be released? Only time will tell, but we'll wait with great enthusiasm and anticipation!
Wednesday 8th of June 2016 04:34:06 PM
- Kingdom Hearts Big Head Mode Hack
The original Kingdom Hearts is even funnier with big head mode, a silly hack produced by MNHStudios and uploaded to YouTube. With a few hex edits to the Kingdom Hearts ISO it's possible to make all the characters have... well, big heads. The following video shows what this effect looks like when applied to a few distinct cutscenes: the Destiny Islands trio cutscenes and the Traverse Town meetup with Donald & Goofy. Check it out below. I guarantee you'll at least get a hearty chuckle.
Saturday 23rd of April 2016 11:45:31 PM
- Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X North American version released!
As most fans of the Kingdom Hearts series may know, Kingdom Hearts is always full of surprises. And recently this was proven. On April 4th 2016, Tetsuya Nomura confirmed through the official Square Enix Blog, that the North American release date for Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X (KH UX) would be April 7th 2016 during an interview; and would be arriving on both Android and iOS. Although this is only the North American release, it is a prosperous sign for Kingdom Hearts that more news will be arriving soon, including that of the elusive Kingdom Hearts 3 (KH3) release date. And as a bonus, Tetsuya Nomura also publicised this artwork by himself as an added gift with the release news, giving fans butterflies.
Sunday 10th of April 2016 11:54:16 AM
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