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Last November, we reported on the long-awaited English localization of Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III. The announcement was a complete surprise, as the Kingdom Hearts Ultimania books had never before been released outside of Japan in the series’ nearly-twenty-year history.

Thanks to a recent announcement by Dark Horse Comics, who are handling the release of the Ultimania, it appears the lore book won’t be a one-off: Kingdom Hearts Character Files will now officially receive the full localization treatment as well! The 224-page oversized book was released early last year in Japan, and serves as a deep dive into the backstories and designs of the series’ heroes and villains.

“Explore the Disney-filled world of Kingdom Hearts with this in depth look into the beloved characters from the most popular games in the series. In addition to highlighting each character’s evolving appearance and unique costumes, this tome illuminates the entire cast’s backstories and retells their adventures from across the beloved series. This volume offers unprecedented insights into the lore behind the games!”

Kingdom Hearts Character Files is scheduled to release on Tuesday, October 19th, and is currently available for preorder on Amazon for $44.99.

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Written by Marcus Ramirez

A writer and dreamer who loves all things tropical, bright, colorful, and shiny. Marcus is obsessed with Kingdom Hearts and patiently awaits its triumphant return to Nintendo hardware. He has a (totally real) court order that requires him to always have a 3DS or Switch on his person when leaving the house for more than a few hours.