Squall Is Getting His Kingdom Hearts Costume in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT


Squall from Final Fantasy VIII is getting a new costume and weapon based on his appearance from the original Kingdom Hearts in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. You can check out the first image of the costume down below.

The new cosmetics will be added into both the PC and PS4 version of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on June 5/6 according to the official Final Fantasy Twitter account. Since releasing the free-to-play version of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Square Enix has continued adding new characters and cosmetics for its second season.

We recently interviewed the director of the game, Takeo Kujiraoka, who teased some of these characters. The team plans on adding a new character once every three months and will sprinkle in some cosmetics during the additional months. New characters will consist of returning fighters and fighters who’ve never been in a Dissidia game before.

Kujiraoka-san alluded to more complex costumes for some of the characters already available in Dissidia and this new release for Squall looks to be exactly that. For fans of the older Dissidia titles, Kujiraoka-san said he’d be interested in trying a more traditional one-on-one game but said it wouldn’t really be possible to implement anything like that in the latest title

If you have yet to Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, now’s a better time than ever with the free-to-play version. Then, if you end up liking it you can purchase additional characters, or opt for the full version of the game which will give you access to all in-game content. It’s important to note that cosmetic items are all earnable via normal gameplay, however, they can be purchased using real-world money via the Steam and PSN Store if you’d like to skip the process of earning them entirely.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Throwback Jewel Cases Are Absolutely Phenomenal Fan Creations


While the Kingdom Hearts series is getting close to 20-years-old, the title fully side-stepped the jewel-case phase. Though PlayStation switched over to the bulkier plastic cases that have dominated the market since PS2, we are left to wonder… what if they never gave that trend up? Fan podcast Triangle Squared has re-imagined a Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 jewel case that is both an amazing throwback and something I desperately want for my collection.

The construction of the jewel cases happened in late-January, right before the release of Kingdom Hearts 3. Sharing the project with Triangle Squared’s Twitter followers, they conducted a giveaway with a custom case:

(Editor’s Note: Feel free to RT, but the contest is firmly over unless they choose to reboot it).

This isn’t some lazy, slap-dashing of the current PS4 box art on a jewel case. No, this is an individualized work of art that should be appreciated as such. The front is adorned with a pretty great Kingdom Hearts logo, with the Destiny Island trio (Sora, Kairi, and Riku) on the left and the Dark Seeker Saga’s origin protagonists, Ventus, Aqua, and Terra. In the middle, we see Master Xehanort with his arms wide open–readying for battle.

Moving to the interior, we get some more detailed additions. Behind the front cover is the Kingdom Hearts 3 pattern–you know, the one that is incorporated into the Japan-exclusive KH3 slim version and theme. On the right, behind the CD we get small glimpses of what is really likely Dark Meridian — the beach locale that frequents through the Door to Darkness. And then we have a rainbow-colored inspired from the stained glass settings that are oh-so-common in Kingdom Hearts games.

Last but not least, the back works in artwork and screenshots that were available pre-release. This includes the primary Disney characters, as well as Roxas, Xion, and Axel/Lea. You can check all three of those images below:

Kingdom Hearts 3 III PS1 PS4 jewel case cd front
Kingdom Hearts 3 III PS1 PS4 jewel case cd back
Kingdom Hearts 3 III PS1 PS4 jewel case cd inside

This isn’t the first throwback jewel case project we’ve seen — some of you may remember that we covered Death Stranding PS1 case which looks really cool. However, it looks leagues behind the work that went into the Triangle Squared version. In fact, feel free to look at a collection of their other renders below:

If you still haven’t played the game yet, we did a spoiler-free review where we awarded Kingdom Hearts 3 a 9.0 out of 10. Meanwhile, check out some other cool fan projects like an artistic re-imagining of a Kingdom Hearts x NieR: Automata world or the terrible things fans are doing with the game’s photo/selfie mode.

Kingdom Hearts 3 is available now on PS4 and Xbox One, and you can support Nomura and Square Enix by picking up the title on Amazon. Meanwhile, show some love to Triangle Squared by following them on Twitter or checking out their podcast.

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Kingdom Hearts 3’s Face My Fears Gets an Official Music Video from Skrillex and Hikaru Utada


After 13 long years, Kingdom Hearts 3 has finally released to the anticipation of millions of the series’ fans everywhere, and of course that includes the game’s touching opening theme song “Face My Fears” that was created by the series’ iconic singer Hikaru Utada and Skrillex, with the song now having its own music video for your listening (and viewing) pleasure.

Over on Skrillex’s YouTube page, the official music video for “Face My Fears” has been released that, of course, features the catchy and energetic opening theme songs to Kingdom Hearts 3, while also including numerous scenes and moments from the long-awaited series finale.

Naturally, if you’re looking to be as spoiler-free as possible before experiencing Kingdom Hearts 3 for yourself, you might want to steer clear from the video to avoid seeing some of the scenes that you’ll end up playing through in the game, just as a warning to those about to watch.

Since the debut of Kingdom Hearts 3, “Face My Fears” has seen rising success over the past week following the fervor of series fans everywhere. Just recently, it was revealed that “Face My Fears” charted this week on the Billboard Top 100 for trending songs in the US by coming in at #98. The song’s debut also makes for the first single that singer Hikaru Utada has ever had rank on the Top 100 chart, an impressive accomplishment for the beloved singer.

Outside of that, naturally Kingdom Hearts 3 already seems to be off to a strong start given the years of anticipation and buildup that fans have had for the game’s release. If you’re looking to get a taste of what to expect from the game, you can read our own spoiler-free review and not have to worry about having any of its big moments revealed too early for you.

Kingdom Hearts 3 is available now on PS4 and Xbox One. If you have yet to pick up your copy of the game and want to experience Sora, Donald, and Goofy’s final adventure, you can grab the game now over on Amazon. To listen to “Face My Fears” a few more times for yourself, you can check out the official music video below:

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Fans: Prepare for the Game’s Release With This Acoustic Chillhop Cover of Dearly Beloved


After 17 long years since players were first began their adventures of Sora, Donald, and Goofy, the very long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 is finally on the eve of its release. Given that this moment will naturally give players unbearable degrees of anxiety and anticipation, why not chill a bit and lower your pre-Kingdom Hearts 3-launch stress with some chillhop acoustic vibes?

Thankfully, now you can do that through the magic of this cover by YouTuber and musician Darth Nater, who put together an acoustic chillhop mix of “Dearly Beloved,” the iconic opening theme of the Kingdom Hearts titles.

As such a well-known track from the series that has appeared in nearly all of its installments, it will surely be hard not to well up when players likely hear the track from Kingdom Hearts 3 arrives. However, hopefully Nater’s take on the classic series theme will give you some relaxed vibes before spending the next days and weeks playing through the anticipated final chapter of the Kingdom Hearts series.

Kingdom Hearts 3 will be available for PS4 and Xbox One on January 29, 2019. If you’re waiting for your pre-order to finally be available (which you can get from Amazon or otherwise), take a moment to relax and sooth into the days of playing the game ahead with the “Dearly Beloved” cover from Darth Nater below:

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