Birth by Sleep

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It's been announced today that Dark Horse Books will publish the first ever Ultimania Kingdom Hearts book in the west, titled 'Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III'. This Ultimania book is based on the 'Kingdom Hearts Series Memorial Ultimania' book released in Japan back in 2014 around the time of the release of 'Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix'. The book can be pre-ordered from Amazon for $44.99.
With the release of the new 'Kingdom Hearts III' trailer today, we finally got to hear a bit of Master Xehanort's English voice in the game. While there has been no announcement on who will be replacing the late Leonard Nimoy, we may have an answer. When someone tweeted to Mark Hamill (who voiced Master Eraqus in 'Birth by Sleep'), asking if he was the one who we heard in the new trailer, Hamill liked the the tweet back (which you can check out below):

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While this is by no means a confirmation, it'll be interesting if Mark Hamill truly does take over his 'Birth by Sleep' co-star as the voice of Master Xehanort.
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David Ogden Stiers, an actor known to Disney fans as the voice of several notable characters such as Cogsworth and Jumba, two roles he reprised in the Kingdom Hearts series (as well as playing the role of Doc on 'Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep'), has sadly passed away after battling bladder cancer at the age of 75 in his home in Newport, Oregon. Surely, his death will hit those of his who've heard his voice over the years pretty hard. And it is sad to know that should his characters (whether they be returning, like Cogsworth and Jumba, or new ones like Governor Ratcliffe or Fenton Q. Harcourt) appear in the Kingdom Hearts series in the future, he won't be the one voicing them.

Rest In Peace David Ogden Stiers

Source: TMZ
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Hey everyone! It's been a long time coming, but we finally have HD cutscenes for Birth by Sleep. I hope you'll agree that it's worth the wait: this game looks beautifully crisp on PS4. And for a more cinematic experience, I edited out that bothersome loading icon from all scenes (this was done for DDD as well, and will be done for all future games). You can download all three stories below:


Note that the CG Intro, as well as the opening cutscenes can be accessed from Terra's page only (even though they appear in all three games). This is simply to cut down on duplicate downloads. And in case you missed it, we recently uploaded all the cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. You can find them (and more) in our Cutscene Archive. Special thanks to @libregkd for keeping it up-to-date.

I'm making solid progress through 1.5 + 2.5, so it won't be too much longer before we've got KHFM and KH2FM. Once I get those, we'll have the newest versions of all games, which is very exciting to say. Keep an eye out for it.
Playstation Japan has recently posted some screenshots of 'Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix', which for the most part weren't really new. However, one of the screenshots did provide a first look at the collection's title selection menu:

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'Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix' will be released March 28th in North America and March 31st in Europe.