KINGDOM HEARTS III OPENING THEME SONG BY HIKARU UTADA AND SKRILLEX AVAILABLE NOW
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 18, 2019) – Ahead of the launch of the highly anticipated video game KINGDOM HEARTS III, the game’s original track “Face My Fears,” by internationally renowned singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada and eight-time Grammy® Award-winning Skrillex, is available today.
“Face My Fears” is the soundtrack to the game’s opening movie, which sets up players for the events to come in KINGDOM HEARTS III as the ultimate battle for light and life comes to an epic conclusion. With the help of his loyal companions Donald and Goofy, Sora will team up with iconic Disney and Pixar characters in an attempt to defeat the darkness and save the universe.
To watch the Opening Movie trailer and hear “Face My Fears,” visit: https://youtu.be/2VawSnaxtSI.
“Face My Fears” is available today in English and Japanese as part of the “Face My Fears” four-track EP. The EP also features “Don’t Think Twice,” another song by Utada and featured in KINGDOM HEARTS III.
In addition, newly unveiled screenshots for KINGDOM HEARTS III is available on the press site at: press.na.square-enix.com.
About KINGDOM HEARTS III
In the upcoming action RPG, players can join forces with Donald Duck and Goofy for the adventure of a lifetime traveling across worlds based on beloved films like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc., and Walt Disney Studios’ Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Hero 6, Tangled, Frozen and more.
Open now through January 31, SQUARE ENIX® and Disney are bringing the magic of KINGDOM HEARTS III to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. The pop-up area features a playable KINGDOM HEARTS III demo, life-size Keyblades, art from the worlds, and the opportunity to pre-order the game and merchandise.
KINGDOM HEARTS III will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X on January 29, 2019. This game is rated E10+ (Everyone 10+). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
For more information, please visit http://www.kingdomhearts.com.
Skrillex helped propel one of the largest shifts in modern American music in recent memory. At around the one-minute mark of his first Grammy acceptance speech in 2012, iPhone in hand, scrolling interminably down a list, it became clear that Skrillex doesn’t feel isolated from his peers. It’s always been a defining trait of his character, this aptitude at building things with others. It’s since gone on to characterize, color, and define his career, too.
From his music to his label, his countless brand collaborations and his work on major Hollywood movies, Skrillex quite simply loves to make things. Despite being one of the biggest names in music, Skrillex hasn’t walked away from the ‘do-it-ourselves’ attitude he’s had since his start.
“When you grow you’re going to need more people, more bodies to do stuff,” he said. “It’s all about making true partnerships … you’re betting on yourself and you can sustain everything.” For more information, visit: http://www.wearebigbeat.com/artists/skrillex
Born January 19, 1983
Hikaru Utada’s debut single “Automatic/time will tell”, released December 9, 1998, marked sales of double million copies, catapulting her into the ranks of top artists at age 15. Only a few months later, first album First Love set a CD sales record in Japan, which still remains unbroken to this day.
Ever since, all her albums have become #1 on the charts. In 2007, single “Flavor Of Life” set the world record for downloads.
In 2010 Utada went into indefinite hiatus in pursuit of “human activities”, but fully resumed her artistic activities in April 2016 with digital singles “Hanataba wo Kimi ni” and “Manatsu no Toriame.” Her 6th studio album Fantôme, released September 2016, became her first to stay at #1 on the Oricon chart for four consecutive weeks. It also became #3 on iTunes US chart, and achieved sales of one million copies, CDs and digital downloads combined, enjoying high acclaim home and abroad.
Utada signed with Epic Records Japan in March 2017. 2018 marks her 20th debut anniversary year; her 7th album Hatsukoi was released June 27. She finished her first domestic concert tour in 12 years in December 2018.
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