If you’ve been waiting for more news about the oft-delayed Kingdom Hearts III. Disney Square Enix has got you covered! During the latest D23 Expo this past weekend, the developer release new gameplay videos showcasing a new world from the Monsters Inc. film, as well as a new Utada Hikaru song, gameplay mechanics, and a tentative release date of later this year for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Two new trailers, revealed during the Expo, take viewers deep into the frights and delights of the animated classic as Sora, Donald and Goofy transform into monsters to blend into the Monstropolis cityscape.
During their epic adventure, Sora and his companions join forces with Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, with a special appearance by Boo. Fright team all-stars Mike and Sulley lend their scaring talents and special combination attacks against their enemies.
SQUARE ENIX also revealed new cutscenes and gameplay from the Toy Story-inspired world, Disney princess Rapunzel (Tangled) as a party member, flashy Keyblade transformations, a link system featuring Ariel (The Little Mermaid), and the return of Dream Eater Meow Wow as well as KINGDOM HEARTS villains Marluxia and Vanitas.
Fans were also treated to a second trailer teasing a mysterious exchange between Riku and King Mickey and the announcement of a new theme song by international sensation and series veteran singer Hikaru Utada, titled “DON’T THINK TWICE.”
We’re super excited for the (eventual) release of the end of this Kingdom Hearts arc, so stay tuned for more exciting keyblade news here on Gaming Trend, and read up on our reviews of the two HD collections on PlayStation 4.