KHWiki:Trinity Archives/Archive II
The rumors are true, and it's finally been announced; the Kingdom Hearts Wiki is about to host its very own 128-character tournament!
This is the beginning of our year-end celebration, which shall conclude as 2010 ends and 2011 is upon us! Be sure to keep up with the project page for updates and the proposed brackets, as well as the progress so far. Head to this forum thread to leave comments about the tournament, any questions you may have to be answered, and to read more about how this is all going to work on the wiki.
The voting festivities begin Friday, October 15! Get your Keyblade and armor ready!
Nearly a year and half ago, February 8th, 2009, the Kingdom Hearts Wiki happily celebrated its 1,000th article's creation. After reaching such a milestone, many of us wondered how 1,000 other Kingdom Hearts-related topics would come in the future (or were actually in existence!) that would have their own article. Well, the wait and wondering is now over! Today, user and administrator DoorToNothing created the 2,000th article of the Kingdom Hearts Wiki, Geo Impact! We sure have grown a great amount since February 2009, have we not?
From the staff, community, and entire Kingdom Hearts Wiki, we would like to thank you readers for all of the support you have given us all these years. We are excited to continue delivering you extensive and up-to-date coverage, as the Kingdom Hearts series marches onward! We're celebrating this momentous moment in our wiki's history and reflecting on what there has been, is, and is to come here, please drop by and leave a message!
Greetings from the writers of Trinity Archives. We hope that our North American and European readers and viewers are enjoying being able to play Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, after nearly half a year of waiting; we sure know we are!
However, just a week after the game was released in North America, the rumored Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix has indeed been confirmed! The game is known to feature all of the formerly exclusive contents of the North American port of the game, as well as several new features, such as Master Eraqus in his armored form and a new secret movie! The game is slated to be released at the beginning of 2011. Be sure to keep up with the Kingdom Hearts Wiki's article on the game for all the updates!
Several forums and discussions are taking place across the wiki regarding Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, particularly in the Twilight Town Library. However, remember that the talk pages of the articles are not to be used for this kind of theorizing, social, and speculation-based conversation. Please do not host these topics on Talk:Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, or they will be removed. Thanks!
Just in time for Birth by Sleep and the impending traffic, we'd like to announce two new administrators and three new moderators.
Troisnyxetienne and Neumannz are now powerful administrators, able to vanquish trolls and dispense noogies of justice. EternalNothingnessXIII, maggosh, and ShardofTruth have been granted the gift of moderation, able to roll back time and move things around like pawns in some sinister game of...wait, sorry.
Anyway, a huge congratulations to these five individuals for their hard work and dedication to the Kingdom Hearts Wiki! Hooray!
Good day to our users and editors, and thank you for your unending efforts in making the wiki a working success.
Today, I would like to announce that BebopKate joins in the administration as our new bureaucrat. This is to take over Hecko X, who announced that he retires as bureaucrat, and is glad to have BebopKate as she has been an excellent contributor and administrator since her inception by him two years ago. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hecko for all the work he has done for this beautiful Wiki, and hope that whatever future undertakings he takes be laced with success.
As for our good ol' BK, with her as Bureaucrat, I hope the wiki will strive to be a more friendlier place; less conflicts and less troubles will allow for good editors to contribute good articles. BebopKate has an excellent track record, and I personally think of her as the KHWiki's loving matron. Let us pray that BK perseveres with the additional burden on her shoulders and I hope we can see a hard-working and agreeable community with her on tow in the future.
Welcome aboard and Good luck to you, BebopKate!
After about a week of discussion, the Kingdom Hearts Wiki's very own version of the Mirage Arena opens its doors today!
Similar to the Dragon's Neck Coliseum of the Final Fantasy Wiki, the Mirage Arena is a popularity contest between characters, worlds, places, items, weapons and/or gameplay elements. Two links are placed head-to-head with each other per week, and at the end of four months (i.e. sixteen rounds), all the winners of the previous rounds will be pitted against each other in the one and only Joint Struggle.
If you want to go in and be part of the fun, you must have at least seventy-five quality edits in the mainspace, which would be all of the Kingdom Hearts Wiki's articles! To do so, you can hit Special:Editcount and type in your username to see if you've hit the mark. Of course, other factors, like how productive those mainspace edits are, will be taken into account as well when verifying the winner.
Come join in the fun; if you haven't already hit the mark, get editing!
Today is a notable day for the Kingdom Hearts Wiki. Today is the IRC Channel's (#wikia-kingdomhearts) first birthday! Very Special thanks go out to Azul81677 and Yuanchosaan who set the channel up , and to Adola for setting up the channel bot, NumberXVMoogle! Thanks to all channel operators and users; you've made the IRC what it is today! We've had our laughs, our cries, our problems, and much more, but overall it has been one successful year! Here's to another year on the IRC!
With the coming of E3 came announcements of new titles and demos for many video game series, including Kingdom Hearts! Tetsuya Nomura and the Square-Enix booth announced the production of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded and Kingdom Hearts 3D, as well as gameplay and an English trailer for Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep! Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is a remake of Kingdom Hearts coded, but ported to the Nintendo DS! It also is set to include new features, such as multiplayer gameplay, the Deck Command system, and a new secret movie! Kingdom Hearts 3D is a game set to be released on the soon to be released Nintendo DS 3D, capable of three-dimensional gaming! While the placement of Kingdom Hearts 3D in the Kingdom Hearts timeline is very questionable and debatable, it is known that it is being developed by the same team of experts that produced Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, and that we will have the chance to not only play as Sora, but Riku as well!
Also at E3 were demos of the North American version of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, along with the newly released English trailer! New English screenshots are also going to start pouring in to the wiki immediately, so keep your eyes out! Also, seen in the new trailer is the new boss that has been promised: another Xemnas-like Unknown! Just a reminder, the North American version of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep is set to have new features included that were not present in the Japanese version, such as new Keyblades, new abilities, and Critical Mode.
Below are the new trailers for Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, as well as three screenshots from Kingdom Hearts 3D!
|Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep||Kingdom Hearts Re:coded|
In case you haven't seen it yet, Game Informer has done an interview with Tetsuya Nomura about Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and a few other upcoming releases. Unfortunately, the interview refutes earlier information that stated Kingdom Hearts III is currently underway, but does contain some interesting tidbits, including the fact that the North American release, as per other Kingdom Hearts games will have bonus features not found in the original Japanese release, including at least one extra enemy.
Well, in case you haven't noticed yet, we have two long-time editors who have been promoted to full admins; they've already been running around and performing wiki-ly ... wiki-ish ... they fix stuff. A belated congratulations to DoorToNothing and HeartOfOblivion for making it into the surreal world of a Kingdom Hearts Wiki admin!
Today is another day of sorrow and lament for all Kingdom Hearts fans. Just today, the voice actor Eddie Carroll passed away. Eddie Carroll has been the voice actor for the lovable Jiminy Cricket, both in Walt Disney films and in all of his appearances throughout the Kingdom Hearts series. He has been Jiminy Cricket's voice actor for over thirty years, having provided his voice in three Walt Disney films.
As of yet, it is currently unknown who will replace Eddie Carroll as the voice actor for Jiminy Cricket. We wish him the best; he touched our hearts with his talented voice acting for Jiminy Cricket, and shall always be remembered as an adroit voice actor.
Wait, Square-Enix didn't make a Kingdom Hearts: Sora Florida Meets Hannah Montana! It seems that DoorToNothing and BebopKate tricked the entire wiki! And we would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for you meddling kids! From the wonderful community at the Kingdom Hearts Wiki, we hope that your April Fool's Day was prank-filled and enjoyable!
To view the Kingdom Hearts Wiki's April Fool's Day joke again, it can found here!
Today is another momentous day for the Kingdom Hearts Wiki. Today, we celebrate our fourth birthday! Thanks to every single editor and contributor who has contributed even one time to our growing database; you have all helped get the Kingdom Hearts Wiki to where it is today! Here's to another great year of editing!
In addition, a recent interview with various leaders of Square-Enix's departments revealed the story behind Kingdom Hearts: Sora Florida Meets Hannah Montana! Glad we dodged that bullet, eh? I wonder if anyone can hunt down one of the rare and elusive copies of the game that is still in existence...?
In a recent interview, series director Tetsuya Nomura has stated that there will be three new Kingdom Hearts games in the near future. Two of these will be spin-offs to the main series, and the third will be the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III! That's right, all of you fan-fiction-creating fans, it has finally been announced! Even better, Tetsuya Nomura has stated that Kingdom Hearts III will not be the end of the Kingdom Hearts series; there will be much more to come! One of the two spin-offs is expected to be released this year, but Kingdom Hearts III will not be released until Final Fantasy Versus XIII is released, the current project of Nomura's team.
After a large spot of newslessness, Square-Enix has launched not just one, but two official sites for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep in North America and Europe. The first of these is the long-awaited North American site. Currently, it is bare of any new information or screenshots, though it does have a very beautiful and creative display. Expect this site to update with the North American screenshots, gameplay information, and trailers of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.
The second site that Square-Enix recently launched is something new: a Uninversal English site. The site links to information on the game for different countries in Europe, as well as the United States. This port site is assumed to contain links to the European sites once they are launched.
Lastly, word of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep's worldwide diffusion has begun! Square-Enix has officially announced the game for both North America and Europe, and screenshots have been released from the North American version of the game. Expect these images to quickly diffuse across the Kingdom Hearts Wiki!
The results of the 2009 Nintendo Power Awards have been revealed at last! Amazingly, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days won all seven of the awards it was nominated for! The game even beat out games from the Mario and Zelda series for the Overall Game of the Year! Congratulations, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days! Thanks to all of the users from here and beyond for contributing your votes toward Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days's victories in the 2009 Nintendo Power Awards. The game won the following awards:
- Overall Game of the Year
- Nintendo DS Game of the Year
- Best Nintendo DS Graphics
- Best Sound/Voice Acting
- Best Adventure Game
- Best New Character (Xion)
- Best Story/Writing
The long-awaited Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep has been released in Japan! If you're interested in adding information from the new game to the articles, make sure it is from a credible translation or video, and remember the Spoiler Policy!
With Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep a week away from its release in Japan (yay!), now would probably be a good time to remind our old editors and new editors alike to take a look at the wiki Spoiler Policy regarding new games. We're all excited, but remember that not everyone wants to know every detail of the game right away, especially when it comes to plot and character elements. Please be mindful and respectful of wiki members that wish to remain unspoiled, especially in non-article areas like the Forums and Talk Pages. Thanks!
In the recently released The Best 30 Games of the Decade list, the top thirty games of the soon-to-end decade were ranked. The original Kingdom Hearts scored 28th on the list, surpassing Gears of War and Ninja Gaiden. Congratulations on making yet another list, Kingdom Hearts!
The Kingdom Hearts series has been receiving several awards lately, due to the release of year-end and decade-end lists and awards. Destructiod.com released their Top 50 Videogames of the Decade list, and Kingdom Hearts again made the list, at #40. The game ranked higher than such titles as Vagrant Story and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Kingdom Hearts also made VGChartz's The 50 Best Selling Console Games of this Decade list. It scored #45, having sold 5.5 million copies!
In this year's Nintendo Power Awards, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days received an astounding seven nominations. The series's Nintendo DS debut received the following seven nominations:
- Overall Game of the Year
- Nintendo DS Game of the Year
- Best Nintendo DS Graphics
- Best Sound/Voice Acting
- Best Adventure Game
- Best New Character (Xion)
- Best Story/Writing
Go vote here, it takes only a few minutes or so. Let's start 2010 off right, by winning Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days several awards! The results shall be posted in the 2010 March issue of Nintendo Power. If you don't have a subscription, don't worry; as far as Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is concerned, the results will be posted here in Roxas's Diary come March!
Just as it was announed last week as a rumored boxart, this image is now the official boxart for Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. Only a mere twenty-three days remain until the series's prequel is released in Japan. All of the information will be here on the Kingdom Hearts Wiki, so be sure to check here for all of the long-awaiting story!
A rumored Japanese boxart for Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep has recently been released over the Internet, and in a supposedly real magazine scan. The image can be seen here. The release of the series's prequel for the PlayStation Portable is planned to be released on January 9th, 2010 in Japan. Be sure to come here for all your Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep information!
In the December 2009 issue of Game Informer magazine, the Top 200 Games of All Time list was released, according to the magazine. Kingdom Hearts ranked at 79th, and Kingdom Hearts II ranked at 130th. Both games ranked higher than such popular titles as Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty II, LittleBigPlanet, Pong, and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. The Final Fantasy games, which are heavily related to the Kingdom Hearts series, also did very well, putting Final Fantasy XII at 112th, Final Fantasy IV at 80th, Final Fantasy X at 43rd, Final Fantasy VII at 15th, and Final Fantasy VI at 8th. The list was topped with the original NES game The Legend of Zelda at the top of the list.
The magazine also had a small preview article of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. Unfortunately, no new information or images were released. However, Game Informer reports that the PSP game's North American release can be expected around mid to late 2010.
The Kingdom Hearts Wiki has remodeled its Community Portal to fit the growing needs of our Users. We hope you all find the renovations and additions to be helpful in navigating around the site. Thanks to Xiggie, who put together all of our ideas into a fantastic Community Portal!
In conjunction with the release of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, several users on the Kingdom Hearts Wiki have joined forces and released a tribute to the late Wayne Allwine, the former voice of Mickey Mouse, whose last role was in the said game. Check it out in the front page ! If you would like to leave your comments, kindly do so here.
Also, special thanks to all users of the Kingdom Hearts Wiki for supporting this pet project of ours.
RIP Wayne Allwine 1947-2009
It's out! After a far too long wait, the North American version of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is released, and most of us can enjoy its panel-filled glory!
Only a mere week until the North American release of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days! Remember, BestBuy, Amazon.com, and GameStop are all offering preoder bonuses if you reserve your copy of the game. GameStop seems to be offering the best bonus: four HD-image postcards and a large HD-image poster. Get excited, and remember to come here for all of your Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days information!
Nearly four months after the sad and unfortunate passing of Mickey Mouse's voice actor, Wayne Allwine, a new voice actor has finally been announced for the famous Disney character. For future voice acting, including upcoming installments in the Kingdom Hearts series, Bret Iwan will portray the voice of the infamous big-eared mouse. Again, may Wayne Allwine rest in peace.
Today, one of our finest editors is returning home from her two-month absence for National Service. Be sure to welcome home Troisnyxetienne, a fine Moderator indeed! We're all glad that she'll be home safe and sound!
On this day, three long-time and very helpful wiki members have joined the Kingdom Hearts Wiki Staff for their constant hard work, dedication, and mad editing skillz. Congratulations to HeartOfOblivion, DoorToNothing, and Urutapu! Also, a very large congratulations to KrytenKoro, who has joined our wiki-family of Admins!
Only one month until the English release of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days! If you want the special preorder bonuses (four postcards and a poster), be sure to head to your local GameStop and reserve your copy soon!
GS 01:33, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Pre-order bonuses for reserving your copy of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days at GameStop have been revealed. By reserving the game, you should receive a Kingdom Hearts poster, as well as four Kingdom Hearts postcards. Click here for more information.
Azul 02:17, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
After 3 days of asking around, the KHWiki now has its own IRC Channel. It can be found at irc.wikia.com under #wikia-kingdomhearts. Hopefully this will cut down the usertalk page edits.
BebopKate 05:43, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
On this day, two long-time wiki members have earned administrator status for their dedication, eye for detail, and mad wiki editing skillz. Congratulations to Ultima the High Seraph and Guardian Soul!
Azul - 03:01, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
A new interview from Ultimania with Tetsuya Nomura reveals new Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days scenario info. In it, he explains the collapses between Xion and Roxas throughout the game, the reason why Roxas can wield two keyblades, new information on the mysterious new Org. XIII member, and much more.
The whole interview can be viewed here.
Today, The 100,000th edit is made to this wiki, by Ultima The High Seraph. This edit was changing the tenses on the Roxas page concerning information on Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.
Azul - 03:59, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
The 358/2 Days English Site opens! The site features an Info, Story, Characters, and Pre-order section. The only characters in the "Characters" section for now are Xion, Roxas, and Axel. Stay tuned for more updates!
GS 23:22, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Check out the enemy image project and see if you can lend a helping hand. We need all of the good quality renders we can get!
BebopKate 02:36, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
The new Spoiler Policy is up. If you have suggestions on improvement before it goes into effect in four days, please let us know.
Also, Featured Media has five days left before June voting closes. If you don't vote, you can't complain. If you do vote, you can complain, but we might ignore it. ^_-
Wayne Allwine, the third voice of Mickey Mouse, passed away May 18, 2009, at the age of 62, from complications due to diabetes. He had been the official voice actor of Mickey Mouse since 1977, giving a voice to Disney's mascot in everything from Mickey's Christmas Carol to the Kingdom Hearts series. Allwine loved his work and put joy in the hearts of many during his career, and leaves behind a wife, Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse.
Azul - 23:15, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
A couple days ago, the KHWiki received its first Affiliate, called HeartStation.org. The wiki members are in the process of setting up an Affiliate/Links page. We look forward to a long partnership with Heart Station and the many more affiliates!
Editors may now either nominate or vote at any point in the month for Featured Media . The 20th-of-the-month vote will only be held in the event of a tie. Get those nominations in! BebopKate 04:39, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
Azul - 01:13, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
With the Japanese release of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days just a month away, SE has released a new trailer. The trailer is currently featured in storefronts of Japanese shops. The trailer features different characters from 358/2 Days but focuses on the new mysterious member of Organization XIII, Xion. A high quality version of the trailer can be seen here. Enjoy!
Hi, folks. We're making some changes to our User Page policies since some folks are taking advantage of our more lax policies. To make it short and simple, if you have any images that are not Kingdom Hearts related on your userpage, we are giving you a week to save them or store them away elsewhere. On Thursday, April 9th, all non-Kingdom Hearts images will be removed from the wiki. It will still be okay to put non-Kingdom Hearts pictures on your User Page, but they must be stored or hosted on another website, such as PhotoBucket.
Talk boxes and user boxes shouldn't be affected by this, so worry not about your colorful cubes and shiny bubbles. ^_^
We now have not one, not two, but three new Mods on the Kingdom Hearts Wiki. The members of our new rollback-attacking trio are Guardian Soul, Troisnyxetienne, and Ultima The High Seraph. Congratulations, guys!
We need mods! Mods are a special editors that are granted rollback privileges, making it easier for them to help when we have problems with trolls and such.
So if you want to nominate someone to be a mod, come check out the discussion right here!
The wiki has reached 1,000 articles! Congratualations, and awesome work, editors!
Well, we had a bit of a glitch with the Twilight Town Forums...Drake Clawfang discovered the forum categories were mixing with the category for Twilight Town in the game. To make a long story short, your old discussions haven't been deleted; but it will take a while to move them into the proper area, so please bear with us and we'll get it fixed as soon as possible. In the meantime, feel free to post in the Twilight Town Library area.
EDIT: All fixed! Post away as always.