New Kingdom Hearts III Trailers Show Off Tons Of New Footage

Boo, Sulley, and Mike meeting Sora and crew.
Boo, Sulley, and Mike meeting Sora and crew. Square Enix

Kingdom Hearts III has made an enormous splash once more, this time with a new trailer that debuted at D23 Expo Japan 2018. It's everything you've been waiting for and more, Kingdom Hearts fans—minus a release date. A date is coming soon, though. We can expect a release date during E3 2018, but for now, all we have are the awesome sights and sounds in the latest trailer footage. The nearly four-minute clip is a doozy:

The trailer opens with Sora, Donald, and Goofy squaring off against the nefarious Organization XIII member Marluxia, whose hideous rose pink hair isn't doing him any favors. He doesn't respond well to Sora calling him and his crew a bunch of "has-beens," but he does look like a has-been, after all.

We then get to see a quick cut-scene featuring the Toy Story gang before a montage of different worlds featured in-game, namely the Monsters, Inc. warehouse complex with Sulley, Mike, and Boo. Sora, Donald and Goofy are transformed into monstrous versions of themselves as they fight off hordes of the Heartless with enormous wrenches, special attacks, and more. Sora fights with everything from the Twin Yo-Yos weapon to special Heartless that players can apparently ride on.

Next, we're transported to the Tangled world, where Rapunzel, Sora, and crew duke it out with enemies. Later, Sora and the rest of the gang appear to build Rapunzel's tower upward as part of an attaack.There's even a watery Ariel summon, from The Little Mermaid.

As far as Toy Story's world, it's everything you've wanted it to be and more. The balloons look extra fantastic in the next scene—huge, shiny and glossy. This is certainly the best Kingdom Hearts has ever looked, and it really shows in the new trailer.

Aside from the new sights and sounds, another clip teases J-Pop singer Utada Hikaru's theme for the game, "Don't Think Twice." The Japanese version is called "Chikai (Oath)" and you can listen to that if you're so inclined, coupled with a scene of Mickey and Riku, who along with Sora, has finally gotten himself a new outfit.

Additionally, a few new details about the game emerged, thanks to GameSpot . According to Square Enix, there are roughly three worlds per game section, but that doesn't equate to nine total worlds. Development on earlier worlds are about 90 percent complete, with middle sections around 60 percent complete. It's the end section that will likely shock us, since it's something that director Tetsuya Nomura has "always wanted to do" and is "bound to surprise everyone."

We’ll have to wait a little while longer to see all of this in action, but at least we’re a lot closer to a release date to look forward to. It’s going to be great. Kingdom Hearts III will release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2018.

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