Kingdom Hearts III Director Teases Keyblade Transformations, More Worlds, And Boss Fights

Kingdom Hearts III is easily one of the most exciting sequels anticipated by gamers, especially long-time fans of the franchise. Even though it was recently revealed to have a 2018 release window, details are rather stark. Well, aside from the teaser trailer we received in February that confirmed several appearances from different worlds – Monsters Inc. being one of them! According to the latest issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine UK’s April Issue, Kingdom Hearts III director, Tetsuya Nomura, teases even more information on keyblade transformations, more worlds, and boss fights.

Aside from the previously revealed worlds like Monsters Inc., Toy Story, and Tangled, there are many others that have not been officially shown. For example, Hercules and Big Hero 6 will make their respective appearances within the game as well. That may call for the presence of various characters like Hiro Hamada, Baymax, Hades, and Magara among others.

Keyblade transformations on the other hand aren’t new, but there are surprises in store with the upcoming title. According to the Kingdom Hearts III director, Rapunzel’s hair can be used as a weapon and mentioned Mirage Staff transformations as well. To avoid divulging too much information on how the transformations work this time around, Nomura explained that each keyblade will have its own unique form and two varying transmutations. To further visualize this concept, he used the giant hammer and drill as examples from the Toy Story world. Nomura added that players will begin with the first phase of the transformation during combat, and it may evolve depending on the use of combo attacks.

When talking about boss fights, however, Nomura mentioned the Heartless spaceship, and how specials like Mad Tea Cups and Attraction Flow are useful in those scenarios. In fact, he mentioned how comparable link attacks and other moves were to Dream Drop Distance and A Fragmentary Passage. As for traveling between worlds, players will be able to utilize a Gummi Ship, which will be customizable as well. In fact, it will even allow for 360-degree control while flying. Pretty neat.

Kingdom Hearts III Gameplay

According to the Kingdom Hearts III director, the game is currently developing at an excellent pace with the teams working in three parts. The first section is approximately 90% complete, and the second part 60-70% complete. However, final third remains a mystery. In other related news, the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra is back for another world tour to bring the nostalgic and adored soundtrack to audiences everywhere. Even the hit songs from Utada Hikaru will be involved, and particular locations will even host the renown music composer for the franchise, Yoko Shimomura.

Kingdom Hearts III does not have a confirmed release date, but it is slated for 2018. Based on the teasers and information revealed thus far, what are you most excited for? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest:

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