New Kingdom Hearts III trailer reveals Monsters, Inc. world
At D23 Expo Japan, Square Enix unveiled a new Kingdom Hearts III trailer which reveals Monsters, Inc. world! The trailer shows Sora, Donald, and Goofy’s monster forms, powerful new Keyblade attacks, and the return of past friends and foes. Also revealed was international superstar Utada Hikaru‘s brand new Kingdom Hearts III theme song, titled “Don’t Think Twice.” You can check out both videos below!
Set after the events of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, returning protagonist Sora is joined by Donald Duck, Goofy, King Mickey and Riku in their search for the seven Guardians of Light and the Key to Return Hearts as they attempt to thwart Master Xehanort’s plan to bring about a second Keyblade War. Previous worlds announced include the Tangled-themed Kingdom of Corona, the Big Hero 6-themed San Fransokyo, and Toy Story.
Previously, the game’s co-director and designer Tai Yasue revealed that nothing from from Disney’s wheelhouse (including Marvel and Star Wars) was off limits for the game.
“I can’t go into specifics, but there’s a LOT of new Disney stuff and we have our plates full. Theres a lot to consider – we’re looking at all of Disney, the new ones as well, they have a lot of pull and draw….We have to come up with a world that has a lot of originality. We want variety in our new Kingdom Hearts, so we don’t want too many of one sort of world, that would look the same. For each world there has to be some meaning for it, in the plot; in Birth By Sleep, for instance, in the Cinderella scene, the characters learn something specific by relating to Cinderella. Also, gameplay-wise, is that world something that would make gameplay fun? There’s a lot I can’t say, but there’s so much to consider.”
Kingdom Hearts III will be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018.