*Story developing, will continue to update as we learn more*
Theme Song Trailer
A separate trailer was revealed to showcase the new theme song for Kingdom Hearts 3, once again by the beloved Utada Hikaru called “Don’t Think Twice”. Check it out below!
The new trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 has made its way online showing off new Attraction Flow moves and new character summons. The trailer also showed some familiar faces, confirming the return of Dream Eaters from Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, Castle Oblivion leader, Marluxia from Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days, and Vanitas from Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep! The trailer showed different duos helping the party in combat (Sully/Mike, Rapunzel/Flynn, etc) without replacing Donald or Goofy (according to the HUD).
Prior Leaks and Screenshots
Following rumors and leaked screenshots (shown below) making the rounds this past December, a Monsters Inc themed world for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 has been confirmed at D23 Japan.
As the Disney-centric convention kicked off in Japan, we received a handful of announcements regarding Kingdom Hearts 3. The primary reveal was this new world, furthering Pixar’s foothold in the next Kingdom Hearts entry alongside the previously announced Toy Story themed world.
It was also confirmed that Kingdom Hearts 3 is not only still aiming for a 2018 release date, but the actual date will be revealed at this year’s E3 in June. We’re excited for Kingdom Hearts 3 to finally become a reality and we eagerly await more announcements to come. Let us know below what worlds you think may still be coming and if you’re still excited for Kingdom Hearts later this year!
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