Kingdom Hearts 3: Release Date, Trailers, Worlds & More

Kingdom Hearts 3

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Square Enix and Disney first entered into their fruitful partnership in 2002 with the release of Kingdom Hearts.

At the time, the intense fandom that circulated around the Final Fantasy and Disney franchises combined to make the action RPG a smashing success. Since then, the series has given fans one direct sequel, a host of spinoffs, and current-gen compilations.

A direct sequel to Kingdom Hearts II (which released all the way back in 2005) finally saw its grand debut at E3 2013. The wait for Kingdom Hearts III has been pure torture for diehard fans, but it’s finally coming to an end in 2019. Sora, Goofy, and Donald’s fight against the Heartless will continue once more.

It’s time we offered you an extensive preview of everything that’ll be arriving in Kingdom Hearts III.


Kingdom Hearts III Release Date

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Kingdom Hearts III is finally scheduled for release on January 29, 2019.


Kingdom Hearts III Reveal Trailer

KINGDOM HEARTS III — Announcement Trailer (North America)KINGDOM HEARTS is coming to Xbox One® and PlayStation®4! KINGDOM HEARTS III features a mature Sora as the main protagonist who sets forth on an adventure with Mickey, Donald and Goofy through new and legendary Disney worlds. KINGDOM HEARTS III will make full use of next generation console technologies to showcase a stunning universe packed…2013-06-11T18:00:19.000Z


Kingdom Hearts III Platforms

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Kingdom Hearts III will only be playable on two platforms – PS4 and Xbox One.


Story

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Kingdom Hearts’ wide-reaching plotline is considered a bit confusing. Before we offer a breakdown of Kingdom Hearts III’s story, here’s a quick breakdown of the series’ chronology – Back Cover, Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, A Fragmentary Passage, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts Coded, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and Kingdom Hearts III.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Monsters Inc

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Kingdom Hearts III has been set up as the final chapter of the “Dark Seeker/Master Xenahort” saga. Sora, Goofy, and Donald’s journey will focus on their search for the Seven Guardians of Light and the “Key to Return Hearts.” Riku and King Mickey are also on a mission of their own as they seek out previous Keyblade wielders who’re capable of putting a stop to Xenahort’s evil plan. Xenahort is attempting to balance the light and darkness, which is known to do more harm than good. Kingdom Hearts III will have a lengthy tale – players should expect to indulge in 40-50 hours of story content. The game’s full slate of content will take 80+ hours to fully experience.


Worlds & Characters

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One of the more attractive features of Kingdom Hearts is the way it implements popular Disney films into explorable worlds. Kingdom Hearts III will feature a varied amount of brand new worlds – Kingdom of Corona (Tangled), San Fransokyo (Big Hero 6), Toy Box (Toy Story), Monstropolis (Monsters, Inc.), and Arendelle (Frozen).

As for which original and Disney worlds are coming back to Kingdom Hearts III, you can look forward to returning to Twilight Town, Yen Sid’s Mysterious Tower, The Realm of Darkness, Olympus (Hercules), and The Caribbean (Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End). The game’s Classic Kingdom will implement classic Walt Disney Productions Mickey Mouse cartoons, such as Giantland, The Karnival Kid, Musical Farmer, and The Barnyard Battle.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Characters

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Kingdom Hearts III will feature a wide roster of characters who originated in the series and personalities from Disney/Pixar movies. As mentioned before, Sora will be joined on his adventure by Goofy and Donald while Riku and Mickey Mouse set off on their own mission. Some of the other supporting castmates you can look forward to seeing again are Master Eraqus, Aqua, Lea, Ienzo, Hayner, Pence, and Olette.

As for returning baddies, that list includes Master Xehanort and his many forms (his Heartless Ansem, his Nobody Xemnas, and Young Xehanort) and members of Organization XIII (Marluxia, Xigbar, Larxene, Luxord, and Vanitas). On the Disney/Pixar side of things, a bunch of familiar faces will be popping up. Two of Kingdom Hearts’ most notable antagonists, Maleficent and Pete, will make their return. As for Remy from Ratatouille, he’ll accompany Sora during a special cooking minigame.


Gameplay Mechanics

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Kingdom Hearts III will retain the battle and movement mechanics seen in previous entries, more specifically Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. The active battle system will once again feature Sora, Goofy, and Donald as they face off with the Heartless, Nobodies, Unversed, and giant bosses. Sora still holds onto his spot as the main playable character within his party.

Another playable character is reported to be featured in the game, but his/her actual identity hasn’t been revealed as of yet. In a fun twist on the three-person party formula, Sora, Goofy, and Donald can now be joined by two additional characters during exploration and battle.

Sora’s main methods of attack include landing strikes with his current Keyblade, using magic, activating character summons, getting assists from Disney theme park attractions, and utilizing other special abilities. Team-up attacks and the “Shotlock” system also make their return. Each of Sora’s Keyblades has two separate forms – once that second form is activated, Sora’s given access to new offensive/defensive options and his current outfit may change.

Kingdom Hearts 3

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A Keyblade transformation is accomplished once you pull off enough combos and activate a mechanic similar to the “Situation Command” system. Keyblade “Drive Forms” also make their return. Three of the newest Drive Forms are Sora’s “Guardian Form” (which transforms his Keyblade into a shield), “Power Form,” and “Second Form” (a transformation that lets Sora sport an outfit similar to the one seen in Kingdom Hearts II). Another new mechanic that focuses on Keyblades is the ability to quickly switch between them at the touch of a button. Sora can now equip up to three Keyblades at once.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Summons

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It’s possible to maneuver around the environment in a variety of ways (such as running up specially marked walls) thanks to the “Athletic Flow” system. This mechanic is quite similar to the “Flowmotion” movement mechanic seen in previous series entries. Character summons (now known as “Links”) let you bring in another character who’s capable of powerful attacks.

Some of the Links featured in the game include Ariel, Wreck-It Ralph, Simba, and Meow Wow. The theme park attraction summons (“Attraction Flow”) can be put to good use against regular foes and much larger threats. A few of the attractions you can use are Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Grizzly River Run, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Mad Tea Party, a pirate ship, and a carousel.

Kingdom Hearts 3

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Each world you’ll travel to will introduce new styles of gameplay. For instance, 1st-person mech combat is implemented within the Toy Story world. Plus you’ll be able to participate in naval, underwater, and aerial combat situations within the Pirates of the Caribbean world. A total of 20 different minigames modeled after 1980s LCD games will be available for play within the Classic Kingdom. In order to discover each world, you’ll need to hop into your custom Gummi Ship for separate exploration and combat sessions.


Trailers

KINGDOM HEARTS III E3 2015 TrailerNew E3 2015 Trailer Reveals the Lush World of Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Fans of the highly-anticipated title from the celebrated series from Disney Interactive and SQUARE ENIX will see Sora and his trusted friends, Donald Duck and Goofy, adventure through the world based on the hit animated feature film, Tangled. The trailer also gives new hints…2015-06-16T19:00:39.000Z

KINGDOM HEARTS III Orchestra TrailerIn this action-packed trailer, Sora, Donald, and Goofy help Hercules battle various forms of Heartless on Mount Olympus through gorgeous visuals and gameplay. Be sure to follow us to keep up to date with everything Kingdom Hearts related: Twitter – https://twitter.com/KingdomHearts Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/KingdomHearts YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/KingdomHearts2017-06-11T06:00:54.000Z

KINGDOM HEARTS III – D23 2017 Trailer Excerpt—Hercules“Don’t assume your dreams are just fantasy. If you can imagine a world, believe in it…and dive in.” Originally aired at Disney’s D23 2017, this trailer excerpt shows new gameplay of Sora’s move in KINGDOM HEARTS III as he returns to fan-favorite Olympus to battle the Heartless with Disney’s Hercules! Check out the extended trailer…2017-07-15T21:30:01.000Z

KINGDOM HEARTS III – D23 2017 Toy Story Trailer“Don’t assume your dreams are just fantasy. If you can imagine a world, believe in it…and dive in.” Originally aired at Disney’s D23 2017, this trailer provides an in depth look at an incredible new world Sora, Donald, and Goofy will explore in KINGDOM HEARTS 3. New friends, Toy Story-themed looks, and Keyblade transformations are…2017-07-15T21:30:01.000Z

KINGDOM HEARTS III Theme Song Trailer – “Don’t Think Twice” by Hikaru UtadaKINGDOM HEARTS III is coming to Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation® 4 in 2018. Fore More Information: https://goo.gl/mJVt5i International superstar Hikaru Utada is back with a brand new theme song for KINGDOM HEARTS III, “Don’t Think Twice”! Be sure to follow us to keep up to date with everything Kingdom Hearts related: Twitter -…2018-02-10T08:30:21.000Z

KINGDOM HEARTS III – D23 Expo Japan 2018 Monsters, Inc. TrailerKINGDOM HEARTS III is coming to Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation® 4 in 2018. Find more information: https://goo.gl/mKWRUC Originally aired at Disney’s D23 Expo Japan 2018 Tokyo, this trailer reveals that Sora, Donald, and Goofy will be adventuring in the Monsters, Inc. world! Check out Sora, Donald, and Goofy’s monster forms, powerful new Keyblade…2018-02-10T08:30:03.000Z

KINGDOM HEARTS III – CLASSIC KINGDOM TrailerOriginally aired at KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] Dandelion Meeting, this trailer reveals the new mini-games inspired by classic Disney cartoons and 1980’s LCD games that will be available to play in KINGDOM HEARTS III. ©Disney ©Disney/Pixar Developed by SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix…2018-04-16T03:06:00.000Z

KINGDOM HEARTS III – E3 2018 Frozen TrailerFind out more about Kingdom Hearts 3: https://sqex.link/kingd93cc4 "The light is gathering together Hearts driven by one oath, one purpose." Originally aired at the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, this trailer reveals the next destination on Sora, Donald, and Goofy’s adventure: Frozen! Check out Sora’s new Keyblade’s transformations as he battles against the Heartless! KINGDOM HEARTS…2018-06-10T20:28:21.000Z

KINGDOM HEARTS III – SQUARE ENIX E3 SHOWCASE 2018 TrailerFind out more about Kingdom Hearts 3: https://sqex.link/kingd5303c "The light is gathering together Hearts driven by one oath, one purpose." Originally aired at the SQUARE ENIX E3 2018 Showcase. On their quest to defeat the darkness, Sora, Donald, and Goofy run into familiar friends and foes as they adventure through Disney and Pixar worlds, including…2018-06-11T17:30:53.000Z

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KINGDOM HEARTS III – TGS Big Hero 6 Trailer (Closed Captions)Pre-order KINGDOM HEARTS III right here: https://sqex.link/kingdc485d Watch Keyblade Hero 3 fight alongside Big Hero 6 in San Fransokyo! Learn more about Sora, Donald, and Goofy’s journey in Frozen, Monsters, Inc., Tangled and Pirates of the Caribbean worlds. Check out Sora’s Big Hero 6 themed Keyblade transformations, Gummi Ship footage, and new Gummiphone features! KINGDOM…2018-09-18T05:00:02.000Z

KINGDOM HEARTS III – LUCCA 2018 Tangled Trailer (Closed Captions)Find out more about KINGDOM HEARTS III: http://sqex.link/kingdd713a Hurry and Pre-Order your KINGDOM HEARTS III Deluxe Edition before they’re all sold out! Supplies are limited! XB1 – sqex.link/kingda18ad PS4 – sqex.link/kingd1f38e Originally aired at Lucca Comics & Games, this trailer gives a sneak peek to magical Kingdom of Corona. Rapunzel leaves her mysterious tower for…2018-11-03T17:54:13.000Z

KINGDOM HEARTS III – Winnie the Pooh Trailer (Closed Captions)Find out more about KINGDOM HEARTS III: http://sqex.link/kingd23e50 Hurry and Pre-Order your KINGDOM HEARTS III Deluxe Edition before they’re all sold out! Supplies are limited! XB1 – http://sqex.link/kingda18ad PS4 – http://sqex.link/kingd1f38e Sora returns to 100 Acre Wood with KINGDOM HEARTS III! Check out additional gameplay revealing Sora’s team-up attacks with Rapunzel and Captain Jack Sparrow.…2018-11-10T21:36:03.000Z

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Kingdom Hearts III – Amazon Pre-Order Bonus DLC Trailerhttp://gematsu.com/tag/kingdom-hearts-iii http://gematsu.com/gallery/kingdom-hearts-iii Kingdom Hearts III —————————– Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Square Enix2018-11-26T21:31:44.000Z

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KINGDOM HEARTS III – Final Battle Trailer (Closed Captions)Find out more about KINGDOM HEARTS III: https://sqex.link/kingdc2b3f Hurry and Pre-Order your KINGDOM HEARTS III Deluxe Edition before they’re all sold out! Supplies are limited! PS4 – https://sqex.link/kingdf431c XB1 – https://sqex.link/kingdebd78 As unexpected events begin to unfold in the Disney worlds at the hands of the enemy's dark ambitions, the heroic trio of Sora, Donald,…2018-12-17T12:00:05.000Z

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KINGDOM HEARTS III – The Toy Box comes to life!Check out a brand new stop-motion video that shows off the Toy Story-inspired world from KINGDOM HEARTS III like never before! This new video showcases the exclusive BRING ARTS figure collection, featuring toy forms of Sora, Donald and Goofy, come to life as they battle against a hoard of heartless invading Andy’s Room. The BRING…2019-03-04T14:00:10.000Z

KINGDOM HEARTS III Re Mind DLC Trailer (E3 2019) (Closed Captions)Find out more about KINGDOM HEARTS III: https://sqex.link/ba2a1 Buy KINGDOM HEARTS III: https://sqex.link/c9246 KINGDOM HEARTS III Re Mind DLC is coming this winter. KINGDOM HEARTS III is available NOW on Sony PlayStation® 4 and Microsoft Xbox One. Be sure to follow us to keep up to date with everything Kingdom Hearts related: Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/KingdomHearts…2019-06-09T07:03:06.000Z

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Pre-Order

Kingdom Hearts 3 Deluxe Edition

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The Standard Edition of Kingdom Hearts III is available for pre-order both physically and digitally. Pre-ordering any edition of the game from GameStop will get you an exclusive fabric poster. If you’re looking for a special edition of Kingdom Hearts III, the official Square Enix store has two Deluxe Editions of the game up for sale.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Deluxe Edition

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The first Deluxe Edition comes with a physical copy of the game, a SteelBook case, a collectible art book, and a collectible pin. The second Deluxe Edition comes with all the aforementioned bonuses, plus three “Bring Arts” figurines of Sora, Goofy, and Donald.

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