New Kingdom Hearts compilation collection!

Dang Square Enix, back at it again with those HD collections!

It’s been recently announced that the popular video game Kingdom Hearts is getting another new compilation set before the release of Kingdom Hearts III. This new collection game is called Kingdom Hearts – The Story So Far -. Currently, this game will be only sold in the United States and will be selling for $39.99; it is also only for PS4. According to the cover and tweets, the game will include the following:

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX

  • KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX
  • KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories
  • KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics)
  • KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX
  • KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep Final MIX
  • KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics)

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

  • KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD
  • KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep –A fragmentary passage–
  • KINGDOM HEARTS χ Back Cover (movie)

The final game collection will be released on October 30th for the U.S. only until it is released in other countries. If you want to be prepared for Kingdom Hearts III, you can get this game for a good price and have all 9 games.

Kingdom Hearts III will be released in the West on January 29th, 2019 and it will conclude the Dark Seeker’s Arc, also known as the Xehanort Saga. Kingdom Hearts III will be released on Xbox One and PS4.

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Kingdom Hearts III Opening Song revealed! Hikaru Utada and Skrillex collab song!

Great news Kingdom Hearts fans! Recently reported this week, we got some interesting news in regards to the anticipated video game Kingdom Hearts III. Square Enix announced that there is going to be a whole new opening song to the game and will be collaborated by two artists. The first artist is the well-known singer Hikaru Utada, who sang the Kingdom Hearts songs like Simple and Clean (even the remix versions) and Sanctuary, and the second artist is surprisingly the Dubstep songwriter Skrillex, well-known for making Dubstep music like Kyoto, Kill Everybody and Bangarang. A little known fact is that it’s mentioned by Skrillex that he is a long time fan of the Kingdom Hearts games.

Originally, Skrillex commented that he wanted to make a remix song of the already announced song “Don’t Think Twice” (the Japanese name for the song is called Chikai), but Utada and Skrillex came to an agreement that they will instead make an entirely new song for the game’s intro. The new song is called “Face your Fears”. With this news announced Kingdom Hearts III is going to be having two new songs and both is the intro and ending song.

Opening

Face your Fears – Hikaru Utada and Skrillex

Ending:

Don’t think Twice – Hikaru Utada

It’s been announced from Anime News Network that the song Face you Fears will available in the market to purchase. This new album will include Face your Fears and both versions of Don’t Think Twice (English and Japanese). The album will be released on January 18, 2019.

 

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Sources:

Anime News Network

GameSpot

Crunchyroll

 

Vinimate unbox review – Mickey Mouse Birth by Sleep

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Hello everyone! I am back with another exciting post and this time it’s an unbox review. Today I will unboxed one of my purchases from the Labor Day Sale at GameStop. I am going to be unboxing the toy figure Mickey Mouse from Vinimate in his Birth by Sleep version. Birth by Sleep is the prequel story of Kingdom Hearts and this Mickey is when he was still trainning to be a master of the Keyblade.

This figure is only exclusive at GameStop (it’s like one of those exclusive figures you buy from retails when shopping for Pop Funko). These figures are not associated with the Pop figures based on the box and the design of the characters doesn’t have the “bobble-head” or “doll-like” appearance. They are small like Pop but they have “marshmallow-shaped” head and “Lego” hands. It feel rough so I wouldn’t recommend throwing the toys at anyone. The box mentions a site called Diamond Select Toys and it takes you to a site where you can find more Vinimates. The back of the box shows other figures like Sora, Donald, Goofy and King Mickey (in red outfit from KH2).

What do you think about these toys? Comment down below on your thoughts. Do you have any as well?

Websites

Purchase at GameStop:

https://www.gamestop.com/collectibles/toys/kingdom-of-hearts-sleep-mickey-vinimate-figure-only-at-gamestop/158673

Diamond Select Toys (to check out other figures)

https://shop.diamondselecttoys.com/vinimates

My Current Pop Funko collection thus far

You probably seen this in hobby stores or game stores like GameStop, Box Lunch or even Hot Topic. They are called Pop figures and thanks to the company Funko, many characters from video games, cartoons, anime, comics and other pop culture genre have been converted to these bobble head like figures. Some actually are bobble heads while others just have a stiff head. Think of these as the bobble heads from sports like the NFL and NBA, but instead of collecting your favorite athletes, you’re collecting your favorite characters from Marvel, Dragon Ball, Batman or even Rugrats. I will be sharing you my collection and I will give you a brief description about how I got them.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 D23 Expo Japan 2018 Trailers! My brief analysis

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Recently revealed last night in Japan, but early morning in North America, Square Enix revealed two new exciting trailers of Kingdom Hearts III. They revealed new content such the confirmation of Monsters, Inc being a new world. Also revealed that the well-known singer Utada Hikaru returned and she is singing a new song for the game. It’s called Don’t Think Twice.

Comment down below what do you think about the news. The game is set to be released in 2018. The game will be in PS4 and Xbox One.

Also, please donate to Ko-fi!

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The following is my thoughts about what I saw.

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Friday Funny 117: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone to my magical blog kingdom, it is I, Matthew, and I am here to enlighten your day with some good humor and silly laughs. I hope you children are having a good week of summer because I am going to give you another great episode of TGIF Friday Funny. Before we begin I got some news for you guys to look forward to while you have fun or chill.

This past Tuesday, I went to Disneyland with my whole family (this includes my grandparents, sister and husband, and us). It has been a long time since I been to Disneyland; the last time I went was in 2008 where I went to both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventures. This whole theme brought back my inner childhood and made me really appreciate the magic of this place. Speaking of Disney, if you are free this weekend from today through Sunday, Anaheim is hosting a convention called the D23 (D stands for Disney and 23 is 1923 where Walt Disney became the founder of his company). The D23 will offering information and fun to Disney fans who are interested in Disneyland, Disney cartoons and movies whether it is about Marvel, Star Wars or generally cartoon films. Mark your calendars for Saturday because according online sources, this Saturday will be unveiling some video game information on Kingdom Hearts III, Spider-Man PS4, and Star Wars Battlefront 2.

Also, be sure to support the OWLS this week. Go read Hazel’s post on Psycho Mob, Lita’s talk on Superheroes and Naja’s post on My Hero Academia. We are discussing on the the importance of our reflection on society and comparing ourselves to others and why does it matter today.

Last but least, I recently wrote a post about how did Final Fantasy affected my life the impact it left in commemorating for the 30 years of gaming. My Final Fantasy Legacy: Happy 30th Anniversary #FFLegacies discusses my humble beginnings and my future path of Final Fantasy. What is your legacy?

I also saw Spider-Man: Homecoming last Sunday. It was an amazing movie and I highly recommend it. The story was filled with many intense action scenes and silly humor and Tom Holland really nailed it as Spider-Man.

With all said, let’s begin the magic!

Here are some videos to watch. This will be in 3 parts.

Part 1 is the video games that are expected to show in D23.

Star Wars Battlefront 2

Part 2: Here is my top 10 Disney Songs! (One song out all the movies)

10. We Are One

9. Eye to Eye

8. Son of Man

7. I’ll Make a Man Out of You

6. When Can I See You Again?

5. Immortals

4. You Can Fly

3. Zero to Hero

2. Friend Like Me

1. I Just Can’t Wait to be King

Part 3: random funny humor

Good bye dreamers!

My Final Fantasy Legacy: Happy 30th Anniversary #FFLegacies

I would like to start off by saying Happy 30th Anniversary to Square Enix popular video game franchise Final Fantasy. This year marks the 30th anniversary and I would like to express my love to the this game series. After watching this video FINAL FANTASY XV: New Legacies, I got inspired to write how much did Final Fantasy affected my life. According to the video, fans of the game tells their own stories on how did they came across Final Fantasy and what was the affect to their lives. It may not be greatly impacted like finding romance or dealing with social anxieties but this series has indeed affected for maybe for the better. Warning, this is a lengthy post!

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Kingdom Hearts manga review

YenPress describes it:

After a terrible storm shatters the peace of his tropical island home, a young boy named Sora is set adrift from his world and his friends, Riku and Kairi. Meanwhile, Disney Castle is in an uproar when it is discovered that King Mickey has gone missing, leaving it up to Court Wizard Donald and Captain Goofy to find him! When Sora, in search of his friends, and Donald and Goofy, in search of their king, cross paths, their fateful encounter will change the destiny of the universe forever!

by Shiro Amano

(No Spoilers)

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My birthday gifts

Here is another short post.

Besides the stuff I bought from Little Tokyo, I got some gifts from my  family and I want to share some pictures for you guys on what I got for my birthday.

My younger brother got me a Marvel t-shirt, my sister and her husband got me two Pokemon shirts and my parents got me a Mortal Kombat shirt. They also got me the Final Fantasy XV – Piano Collection.

I also got some money from my grandparents. I used some gift money and purchased some Kingdom Hearts goods from Hot Topic: a lanyard and an exclusive Donald Duck Pop Funko figure.

My mom, who works in Scentsy, also got me a new burner and the burner is designed to look like stacked stones. I have  a habit of stacking stones whenever I go to the beach and my mom got me this candle. Scentsy is a company that sells lamps that burns and create fresh scents from burning wax, scented candles to be exact. It looks like this:

Whenever I try to stack stones, I feel like Smoker from One Piece.

I also got to download the dlc to Final Fantasy XV, Episode Gladiolus. I still need to finish the story, but I did play Chapter 13, verse 2 with Gladio. Gladio is a strong fighter and I enjoyed seeing his story.

To end this post, I will let Donald and Kirito say good bye.

Kirito: Good bye everyone. Thanks for the love for Matthew.

Donald: Bye! Bye! Come back real soon. You made Matt  a very happy boy.

Thank you guys for the nice comments and messages. God bless you all.

Happy Birthday to me! – A Special Top 10 posts and Personal Shout-Outs!

Hello everyone, this is yours truly Matthew of Matt-in-the-Hat, and today is a special day because today it’s my birthday! Today I turn 23 and I have been waiting for a long time to reach this number. As a way to start this post, I will be doing a special top 10 posts but with a twist. If you guys know me enough, you would know that I have a gaming obsession with Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts. For this top 10, this will actually be divided into top 5s instead but in the end, it will be 10. Also, there is no particular order. Here is the reason behind this. Also, I will be doing personal shout-outs!

Today is the DLC add-on to the game Final Fantasy XV, Episode Gladioulus. In this episode, players will be playing as Noctis’s friend Gladiolus and they will experience what is like to play as the strongest man of the group. Taking place after facing Ravus, Gladiolus leaves the party and tries to obtain new skills. With the help of Cor, Gladio will be fighting daemons and he will have to face the ultimate challenger, Gilgamesh. If players bought the season pass, this episode is free; otherwise, you will have to pay $5.

Also coming out today is the release of of the HD collection game Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, (in the UK, this game comes out on March 31st). This game will include the past Kingdom Hearts that was previously included for the PS3 but now it will be on PS4. The graphics are enhanced with 60 FPS. This game will include the following: Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (HD Cinematic Remaster), Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (HD Cinematic Remaster).

Now that I have giving you this information, going back to the top posts, I will tell you the titles to these top posts. I will be sharing my top 5 Strongest Male Humans in dedication to the Episode Gladiolus and my personal Top 5 Anime Worlds that could join Kingdom Hearts.

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