Pixar Almost Didn’t Let Kingdom Hearts Have Toy Story

The Kingdom Hearts 3 collaboration between Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios and Square Enix almost didn’t work out. According to a Pixar creative director, the Toy Story-themed world initially saw some pushback from most higher-up executives. In a new MinnMax interview, Pixar’s creative director of theme parks Tasha Sounart explained how…

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The Kingdom Hearts Pixar partnership came close to an end when executives weren't so sure about a Disney Kingdom Hearts world with Woody.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Reminds Us Why Video Games Need Epilogues

The release of Kingdom Hearts 3 brought with it the end of a story two decades in the making. The Xehanort Saga was over, and the world had been saved from falling into darkness thanks to the actions of Sora and his friends. The credits brought things to a close as…

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Kingdom Hearts Re:Mind May Trap You for an Hour at a Time

Many of us played Kingdom Hearts 3 like a marathon when it came out. And clearly, Nomura took that to heart in the new Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC, Re:Mind. We wanted more, but… you know, in moderation. One of the charming, if sometimes frustrating, parts of Kingdom Hearts 3 is how…

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Kingdom Hearts Costumed Characters To Appear At Disneyland Halloween Events

If you feel like Disney’s love for Kingdom Hearts has been slacking at the Disney Parks, it’s gonna be a great Halloween season. Several theme park outlets, plus one pamphlet shared by a Disney fan, have confirmed Disney’s plans to have some Kingdom Hearts characters appear at Disney California Adventure’s “Oogie…

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Kingdom Hearts 3’s First DLC Re Mind Has A New Trailer For Tokyo Game Show

As promised, Square Enix has released a new trailer for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC, Re Mind. In just over 100 seconds, they’ve given plenty of action, story and new gameplay to simmer on. We still don’t have a precise date, though, just that it’s coming “This Winter.” It’s common…

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Disney Characters Who Definitely Won’t Appear In Kingdom Hearts

Disney has had a long, long history. It’s IP catalog is a mile thick and Square Enix could pull from basically anywhere in the Disney canon for new Kingdom Hearts planets and characters. Frank, our video producer, took it upon himself to review a list of characters and universes that probably…

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Watching My Roommate Play Kingdom Hearts 3: A Review

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Fanbyte’s Best of January 2019

I keep writing 20HELL on all my checks, amirite??? Anyway, January’s end is upon us and your friendly neighborhood Fanbyte is looking back at the pieces we’re most proud of from the month. Lists Lists, they’re just so numerical and gosh darn easy to digest, you know? Here are some…

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5 Kingdom Hearts 3 Fan Theories That Just Might Be True

Kingdom Hearts 3 is only scant weeks away. You know what that means: It’s time for wild, rampant speculation! In this list, I will run down some major fan theories regarding what’s about to happen in Kingdom Hearts 3, which — considering the twisty, wild plot of the series — is…

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Here’s Where Every Kingdom Hearts Game Fits in the Series Timeline

Kingdom Hearts 3 is nearly here (it’s out on Jan. 29, 2019, to be specific). And unless you’ve kept up with the long-running series from the beginning, you might be a little lost. The story and timeline tends to bounce around a lot, after all. The original release order is, in…

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2019 Video Games As Wrestle Kingdom 13 Matches

January. It’s usually kinda slow for video games until close to the end of the month. What early January is good for around here is New Japan Pro Wrestling’s premier event: Wrestle Kingdom 13. It happens every Jan. 4 and late, late, late tonight/early tomorrow you can catch some of…

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5 More Games to Be Excited for in 2019

If you thought there were only five games worth being excited about in 2019, you’re sorely mistaken, buddy! That list was only five items long for complicated legal reasons — there’s at least five more additional cool things waiting for us in 2019, provided that these release dates hold together. And…

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X018: Xbox Game Pass and Acquired Studios Steal the Show

Xbox’s X018 event happened today in Mexico City! The livestream featured some pretty major announcements. Here’s a roundup of everything we saw! Xbox Game Pass Grows PUBG, the game that really jump started the battle royale game rush and made its console debut on Xbox One, is coming to Xbox…

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