Kingdom Hearts 3 Release Date Coming At E3, Trailer Shows Some Familiar Faces [UPDATED]
Ready, set, scare!
It turns out that there will be a release date at E3 was a rumour, and sadly it's been debunked. The rumour occured as part of a mistranslation of a tweet. Due to the hype of KH3, no one verified the translation. It appears that the tweet in question was made by someone who wasn't at the D23 Expo where the E3 announcement was "revealed"; he was simply speculating about a release date appearing at E3.
Square Enix has confirmed that "there was no mention of a release date timing at the show". Now this doesn't mean a release date reveal isn't impossible at E3, it just means that Square hadn't announced an E3 reveal but still, fans shouldn't get their hopes up.
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Kingdom Hearts fans, we bring good news; a new action packed trailer is ready and waiting for you! Square Enix showed the above trailer for the very first time at D23 Expo Japan 2018 and as you can see from the thumbnail, it features some friendly familiar faces.
Naturally, Mike & Sully aren't the only characters making an appearance; Rapunzel and her handy hair shows up in the Tangled world. Ariel from The Little Mermaid is shown as well, alongside the Keyblade wielder from Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep.
Square Enix confirmed during the event that the Gummi Ship segments will return and will be split into 2 parts, namely exploration and combat. There will be "more enemies than ever before" Square said.
There are around 100 studio members working on Kingdom Hearts 3, according to Square Enix. There are 3 teams working on the early, middle, and late parts of the game; each of the sections being worked on, but Square said that doesn't necessarily mean there's 9 worlds in total.
Director Tetsuya Nomura is putting "something he always wanted to do in Kingdom Hearts" into this upcoming addition to the series. He's wanted to add whatever he's speaking about into the series since his "days on Final Fantasy".
One of the main reasons why it's been such a long time in the making is due to the team switching game engines. Nomura said last year the studio switched from using an internal engine to Unreal 4, meaning they had to start over on a lot of things.
Kingdom Hearts 3 was announced in Sony's E3 press conference in June 2013, and while a release date for the PS4 & Xbox One was never provided, it was expected by most to land in 2017, though it was revealed last year that the game had at least another year until it was released.
Just as a reminder, below are 2 previously released trailers for Kingdom Hearts 3, so feel free to watch them, regardless of the fact if you've never seen them, forgotten them, or simply want to watch them again for giggles.
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Tags: PS4, Xbox-One
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