As anticipated with Disney’s D23 occasion going down in Tokyo, Japan this weekend, extra of Kingdom Hearts III, Sq. Enix’s upcoming crossover RPG, has been revealed. Throughout a particular occasion held in Disneyland the writer confirmed a brand new trailer which confirmed there will probably be a brand new Monsters Inc world within the sport.
The trailer opened with Sora, Donald, and Goofy assembly Marluxia, a member of New Group XIII. The character was first launched in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, however that is his debut in a mainline entry within the sequence. Though Marluxia is aware of about Sora and the gang, they are not aware of him. After this, the video brings in Sully, Mike, and Boo of Monsters Inc fame.
In fact, Sora has been reworked right into a monster model of himself, and now sports activities furry blue pores and skin and purple spiky hair. Donald now has a single eye, very like Mike, whereas Goofy’s monster transformation is … goofy wanting.
The trailer transitions into fast cuts between totally different sections from all through the sport, and we’re given very fleeting glimpses on the Tangled world and The Little Mermaid‘s Ariel making an look, in addition to Vanitas, the Keyblade wielder that made his debut in Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep.
The trailer additionally confirmed Rapunzel, who interacts with the world by swinging her hair. She makes use of it to traverse environments and may whip enemies with it. In keeping with Sq. Enix she has a variety of methods to make use of her hair within the sport. There’s additionally a brand new minigame styled after a Recreation & Watch title, however an official identify for the sport hasn’t been revealed but. Try the complete trailer above.
Through the occasion Sq. Enix revealed some additional particulars in regards to the sport, together with that Gummi Ship segments will return. This time, nonetheless, it has been cut up into two phases. There’s an exploration section, which was likened to being extra open-world, and there is a fight section. Fight has been elevated in scale, with extra enemies than ever earlier than.
In keeping with Sq. Enix, everybody within the Osaka studio is engaged on Kingdom Hearts three, with 100 individuals from its Tokyo studio additionally concerned. Improvement is cut up into three sections: Early, center, and late. There’s round three worlds per part, however Sq. Enix famous that this does not imply there’s 9 worlds in whole. The early section worlds are 90 p.c full, whereas center part worlds are at round 60 p.c. It did not affirm what stage the tip part is, however Tetsuya Nomura, director of the sequence, mentioned it was “one thing he is all the time needed to do and put into Kingdom Hearts, ever for the reason that days of engaged on Remaining Fantasy.” He added: “It’s sure to shock everybody.”
Lastly, Sq. Enix confirmed that Utada Hikaru will probably be returning for the third sport’s theme track, which is named “Do not Assume Twice.” You may hear the track on this second new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, which ends with Rikku leaving his Keyblade behind for the opposite model of him to make use of.
It has been an extremely lengthy watch for Kingdom Hearts III, which concludes the story of the trilogy. Kingdom Hearts II was launched method again in 2005, although there have been some spin-offs and remakes within the meantime. Kingdom Hearts III guarantees to be thrilling for a lot of causes, together with the bigger get together measurement (now you can have as much as 5 members without delay), new Keyblade transformations, summons which are primarily based on Disney theme parks, and the introduction of the first Pixar world (Toy Story). Different new worlds embrace these primarily based on Large Hero 6 and Tangled.
Notably, Kingdom Hearts III is coming to Xbox One along with PS4; no earlier entry has been launched on an Xbox platform. The sport continues to be with out an actual launch date, although it’s due out someday in 2018.
Director Tetsuya Nomura–who can be working in that position on Final Fantasy VII Remake—explained the extremely long wait final 12 months, saying there have been quite a few elements, together with a change in engines. As for guiding the 2 video games without delay, he really thinks it’s proven advantageous for him.