Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Dated For Japan

By Spencer . October 21, 2009 . 8:55am


The wait for Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep isn’t too long. Square Enix set January 9, 2010 as the date for the Kingdom Hearts prequel and released a new batch of screenshots.


Birth By Sleep has new worlds (Stitch, Cinderella) and characters like the mustached fellow below. His name is Master Eraqus and Japanese blogs and forums are buzzing that he is a tribute to Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy. Seems like a harsh tribute considering Master Eraqus, another keyblade user, lives in the Land of Departure.


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  • I knew Stitch was in but didn’t have any idea that the shark looking alien was there too.

  • Godammit january is the best month to be living in japan

  • Advent_Andaryu

    Finally, a new character! I can’t wait to find out the story… I bet ‘Eraqus’ has ties with Xehanort. The Land of Departure? I wonder if that’s the world in KH with the dark beach and oddly shaped stones where KH2 ended?

  • I’m no Kingdom Hearts expert, but did anyone notice that Master Eraqus’ name is just “Square” jumbled up? Again, sorry if it’s been mentioned. He looks awesome…

    • If every other place I’ve read this is correct, Spencer’s misspelled his name — it’s actually Erauqs, which is even more straightforward. Or straight-backward, I guess. *rimshot*

      (Why do I even know this? I don’t even like KH, I just keep stumbling into news about it.)

      • I beg to differ! Famitsu says Master Eraqus. Naturally, Master Erauqs makes more sense, though.

        • I stand corrected, good sir! *bows out*

        • Advent_Andaryu

          Whao! What an awesome scan! That’s… That’s even better news than the screenshots!! He looks like someone…

          And The Land of Departure is not what I thought… Kind of looks like the new original world for this particular Kingdom Hearts.

  • cowcow

    haha ‘land of departure’

    butthurt much Sqyare-Enix?

  • sladinus


    Yeah … also, Yen Sid = Disney

    A Disney vs Square war would be awesome ;(

  • holyPaladin

    Waiting for this one =)
    Still need to finish 358/2 though =x

  • Aoshi00

    Looks like my PSP would finally be getting some play time again (still haven’t opened Resistance Retribution and Dissidia yet…). But before that I need to watch Stitch, and Snow White on blu-ray.

  • Trotmeister

    Holy crap, it really is Sakaguchi’s look-alike. O_o Wonder what the real one thinks about such a fancy hair style. I’d say it’s way too fancy for an old man.

  • J

    This thing about Ven looking like Roxas, is going to confuse me a bit. Hope its a good game and then I might just get a PSP, in the meantime, I need to beat the other Kingdom Hearts game, I just got my ps2 this friday :D

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