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View the Kingdom Hearts III Box Art!

Ahead of Kingdom Hearts III's Tokyo Game Show stage event, Square Enix have released the box art for Kingdom Hearts III!

 

 

 

Square Enix released a statement about the box art:

The official box art, featuring artwork drawn by series director, Tetsuya Nomura, was also revealed at [Tokyo Game Show]. The artwork showcases a variety of characters from the KINGDOM HEARTS series against the endless sunset, including some familiar Disney favorites, King Mickey, Donald and Goofy.

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Twilight Lumiair

September 18, 2018 @ 06:34 pmOffline

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Beautiful... It's so much better than I imagined it would be!

I've always been curious about what location is being depicted on these box art covers, specifically the one made for 1.5 that similarly depicts the Destiny and Twilight trio's. I wonder if it's the world Nomura's been so excited on revealing. Honestly, I reeeaally hope it is!

Lanydx reborn

September 18, 2018 @ 06:40 pmOffline

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This is so beautiful. I mean I think this might be my fave box art of Kingdom Hearts. No one is left out.

Tartarus

September 18, 2018 @ 07:14 pmOffline

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I'm really glad someone pointed this out, I had this same feeling but I'm not an art geek so I didn't want to talk about it since I couldn't be sure it wasn't just my untrained eyes playing tricks on me. The faces feel so off and I pretty much just have to ignore them, and then rest of the cover I'm OK with. The sky doesn't bother me, it kind of symbolizes the messiness of the series I guess, haha. But I really wish the expressions our protagonists are wearing were a little more evocative, everyone's got the faded face from the 2.5 Remix cover art. Yeek.
This. The cover to me is alright when it's zoomed out and you can't see the details of the faces. Looking at it up close, I'm not crazy about it. SRK + Mickey/Donald/Axel are the only ones who look decent (and that's being nice, since Kairi's hair looks like a mushroom). If I had to rank all the covers the series has had thus far, this one would probably end up around the middle.

no1BLEACH~KHfan

September 18, 2018 @ 07:37 pmOffline

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I wonder if the CE gives this case as well as the steelbook cause i want this one too :(

Danica Syer

September 18, 2018 @ 07:38 pmOffline

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The boxart is colorful and looks pretty great! Also all the trios plus Namine and that 7:13 on the clock! Also love how they're all facing in the same direction! Also referencing back to KH 1 cover, yesss! Kairi holding the keyblade is amazing too! Also the cat too! :)

Howler

September 18, 2018 @ 08:24 pmOffline

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Laurel

September 18, 2018 @ 08:32 pmOffline

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If there was one merch that I needed from these games it would be a poster of this framed on my wall. This is probably my fav. cover art. I love how it pays homage to kh1's design and it includes all the main protagonists. Plus the colors used are beautiful and everything just stands out. It's also tempting me to buy a standard edition for the game even though i'm likely going to download it digitally.

FudgemintGuardian

September 18, 2018 @ 08:38 pmOffline

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I'm really glad someone pointed this out, I had this same feeling but I'm not an art geek so I didn't want to talk about it since I couldn't be sure it wasn't just my untrained eyes playing tricks on me. The faces feel so off and I pretty much just have to ignore them, and then rest of the cover I'm OK with. The sky doesn't bother me, it kind of symbolizes the messiness of the series I guess, haha. But I really wish the expressions our protagonists are wearing were a little more evocative, everyone's got the faded face from the 2.5 Remix cover art. Yeek.
For me, I find the faces themselves to be just fine, however my issue is some characters are just starting off into nothing, especially Sora and Kairi. Them and Riku are also just in ya basic standing pose like Nomura just had no idea what to do with them, unlike pretty much everyone else. Would it have hurt him to have Riku leaning on the wall like a cool guy? And what's up with Riku's arm? It looked fine from a distance, but up close there's something seriously wrong with it.

Also poor Namine looks like she's about to slip off.

bagcifreak

September 18, 2018 @ 08:53 pmOffline

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Not that I don't love the boxart but it gives me MAJOR fan boxcover mock-up tease. Like it doesn't look official idk lmao

Neo_GFX

September 18, 2018 @ 11:03 pmOffline

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This is such an odd complaint, but it feels like they should leave the logo where it is and lift the rest of the image up; it's good in the first image of this thread, but on the actual cover the focus is very weird.

The image itself is obviously stunning.

Twilight Lumiair

September 18, 2018 @ 11:21 pmOffline

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For me, I find the faces themselves to be just fine, however my issue is some characters are just starting off into nothing, especially Sora and Kairi. Them and Riku are also just in ya basic standing pose like Nomura just had no idea what to do with them, unlike pretty much everyone else. Would it have hurt him to have Riku leaning on the wall like a cool guy? And what's up with Riku's arm? It looked fine from a distance, but up close there's something seriously wrong with it.

Also poor Namine looks like she's about to slip off.
Ironic how that "leaning against the the wall and actually looking at something" stance was given to Goofy and not Riku , lol.

Honestly, now that the hype's gone down a bit, Kairi in particular does look really stiff.

FudgemintGuardian

September 19, 2018 @ 12:08 amOffline

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Alright, you soggy sea-salts! It's edit time!





I only had time today to do Sora. (I missed some spikes I forgot to edit out oh no! I'll fix it later. lol)

Tune in next time on Dragon Ball Z to find out who gets edited next!


Ironic how that "leaning against the the wall and actually looking at something" stance was given to Goofy and not Riku , lol.

Honestly, now that the hype's gone down a bit, Kairi in particular does look really stiff.
Kairi couldn't make it to the photo shoot, so they had to use a cardboard cutout.

Rydgea

September 19, 2018 @ 12:21 amOffline

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I think part of it was I just wanted it to call back to the styles on the previous games box art. Even Re:coded had smooth, clean linework and coloring. These look sketchy and muddy, which isn't really a problem when you're doing promo artwork, i.e. "Hey! Here's a doodle for chi's anniversary!" (Naminé's dress looks particularly dingy here because of it.) But Nomura has just fully transferred to this style, I suppose; we've seen it with the ReMIX art, so I probably shouldn't be surprised. I like drawing loose sketches too, but this was a little underwhelming for the finale. I wish he'd opted for that tighter style. Zooming in you can see where the coloring has gone out of the lines and stuff. It just looks like he's put much more effort, more care into the previous work (sans aforementioned ReMIXes).

I'm really glad someone pointed this out, I had this same feeling but I'm not an art geek so I didn't want to talk about it since I couldn't be sure it wasn't just my untrained eyes playing tricks on me. The faces feel so off and I pretty much just have to ignore them, and then rest of the cover I'm OK with. The sky doesn't bother me, it kind of symbolizes the messiness of the series I guess, haha.
I mean, I do illustration, but you don't have to know squat to enjoy or dislike different art. It's subjective, but I do heartily disagree with the exaggerations that this is the best piece of art ever. :)

I think my stance on the sky's coloring is okay now. "One sky, one destiny, " and all that. We're getting the kaleidoscope of what our friends used to sit under, and I can appreciate that to an extent (doesn't mean it looks fantastic). The composition is also just kind of off. Everything is cluttered on the right, and then this one spire on the left is hanging out amid an otherwise empty skyline.

But I really wish the expressions our protagonists are wearing were a little more evocative, everyone's got the faded face from the 2.5 Remix cover art. Yeek.
Yeah. Examing each of there expressions, Sora, Axel and Naminé are fine. They seem genuinely pensive rather than vacant. Roxas looks straight dead, and TAV look too pissed to be enjoying such a sight.

Ugh. It's fine. It's fine. Honestly, my expectations were probably higher than most, so I'm just a little bummed. This is truly one of the reveals I look forward to most with each release. I keep waiting to see what he's slaved over, if he does. I was so enraptured by the first game's conceptual box art. I just don't think anything will top it for me.

I Really really loved, specially the collor pallete.

I don't think everyone is looking to the same place.

Made something quick to represent what I'm seeing:

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Sora, Riku, Kairi, Mickey, and Donald are looking at the Tower's Clock.

Axel and Roxas are looking at the Darkling statue.

And Aqua, Ventus, Terra, Namine, and Xion (who I forgot to mention in the image) are looking to the bright star the statue is holding.

And Goofy apparently is the only one looking up, at Mickey's face lol
A lot of that is not actually anatomically possible, unless our heroes have eyes in the back of their head. They're skewed towards us the audience, and the clocktower is behind them, even peripherals can't strain that much. Mickey is really the only one capable of seeing the clock. Donald is facing the right way, but would have to be able to look around a stone wall. The bottom tier are technically not directly facing the star to their right. Their heads are looking to the left, but the light source indicates TAV are getting a little bit of the glow on the right sides of their faces.

Meow Wow

September 19, 2018 @ 12:41 amOnline

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I mean, I like Nomuras sketchier style but this does indeed look a little rushed and messy. It's almost as if he didn't have ample time or didn't want to work on this. Or maybe it's just an off-artwork, it happens. To me, some of the characters seem a little off model from previous artworks and the facial highlights could be blended out a little more. Another thing that may be making it off to me is the overall duller color pallet for the main cast, whereas previous artworks used more vibrant and catchy colors.

mytomxxx

September 19, 2018 @ 02:16 amOffline

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I didnt read the full topic, sorry but the mickeys keyblade is the same aqua is using in the trailers isnt?

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