Sony is releasing two new products as part of the 20th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts. The anniversary edition Sony Walkman and wireless earbuds are available for purchase in Japan. The Sony Walkman will cost ¥36,000 (about $280), and the wireless earbuds will cost ¥34,000 (about $267). Purchase bonuses include a free download code for the Japanese version of the first game’s theme song “Simple and Clean” by Utada Hikaru.
The music player is a limited edition model of the high-resolution NW-A105 model Sony Walkman. The exterior of the Walkman will be black. The back of the device will feature gold symbols and designs based on the Kingdom Hearts franchise, including the 20th-anniversary logo. It will come with 16GB of storage and can be expanded with a microSD card.
「キングダム ハーツ」シリーズ20周年記念特別デザインのワイヤレスイヤホン、ハイレゾ対応ウォークマンがソニーストア限定で登場！販売を開始しました。購入特典として、宇多田ヒカルが歌うテーマソング「光」のハイレゾ音源をダウンロードできるクーポンをプレゼント！ https://t.co/cFIR9cyqdA pic.twitter.com/wg98ZbOLG6
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Similarly, the wireless earbuds will also feature a black and gold design. One of the earbuds will come with the 20th-anniversary logo, while the other will feature a musical note symbol from Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory. The earbuds are noise canceling and come with a portable USB Type-C charging case. Both the earbuds and Sony Walkman are available with a 10% discount for users with a My Sony ID account.
There will also be a variety of other products coming out as part of the series’ 20th anniversary. Japanese retailer Animate will hold a special 20th anniversary fair sometime in mid-2022. Square Enix has also been selling various anniversary merchandise via its store, such as a $135 pin collection and Play Arts Kai figures.
The Kingdom Hearts 20th anniversary Sony Walkman and earbuds are available in Japan via the Sony store. The Walkman will cost ¥36,000 (about $280), while the wireless earbuds will cost ¥34,000 (about $267).