It’s no surprise that Kingdom Hearts fans have been chomping at the bit to get new info for this long awaited game in the series. Well, with the D23 Expo, we have finally received some very interesting news. The trailer provided us not only with a the reveal of a Toy Story world, but a release year! At last!
Pretty intense, right? Let’s go over what we just saw.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, your eyes doth not deceive you. For the first time, Pixar joins alongside the other Disney properties for Kingdom Hearts 3. Specifically, Pixar’s most beloved franchise,Toy Story, will be featured in the new entry. Gameplay shows Sora, Donald, and Goofy fighting alongside the main characters, Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Kingdom Hearts fans are very familiar with fighting alongside popular Disney protagonists like Aladdin or Simba, but never two in one world! This changes now.
It seems the characters won’t just be limited to Andy’s house, either. The gameplay shows them outside of the house, and even in a toy store! Speaking of the toy store, we also see Sora boarding a toy mech to fight the Heartless. Yes, you heard that right: Sora will be fighting in a mech.
Other Goodies And Release Year
We see Sora unleashing all kinds of crazy attacks in this trailer, as well. Those who played Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage- will recognize many of the spells Sora is flinging around. In addition, as we have also seen in previous trailers, Sora is seen unleashing all manner of Keyblade transformations to defeat his foes. And to give a little major story element to the trailer as well, we see series’ villain Xehanort speaking about furthering his own ends by causing chaos to the worlds.
But perhaps the biggest part of the trailer? We have a release year: 2018. Fans like myself have been eagerly awaiting to know when this game will release, and finally, we know at least a year. I can’t wait to get my hands on this game, and now we have a better idea of our wait time.
What did you like about the trailer? Excited for the inclusion of Toy Story? Happy to know a release year? We want to know all this and more! Let us know in the comments or @wtfgamersonly on all social media! And you can also discuss Kingdom Hearts or Toy Story with me on twitter!