Kingdom Hearts III Opening Movie Trailer Released (VIDEO)
Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura previously promised new game footage coming in December before the final 2019 trailer. Square Enix backed up his words swiftly by releasing the “opening movie” trailer for the long-awaited title today. Thankfully, China shouldn’t censor this trailer as Winnie the Pooh doesn’t make an appearance.
The video features some trademark Kingdom Hearts action between Sora’s squad and their legion of enemies. Additionally, players heard the new original song “Face My Fears” by Hikaru Utada and Skrillex. The song fits in perfectly with the trailer’s motif and can be pre-ordered now.
Here’s what we know about the game so far via Square Enix’s official overview pitch:
“Having learned that all their struggles thus far were engineered by Master Xehanort in his plot to start another Keyblade War, Sora and his friends continue their search for seven guardians of light capable of standing against the coming darkness. King Mickey and Riku seek out Keyblade veterans from the past, while Sora, Donald, and Goofy begin a new odyssey across Disney worlds to claim the “power of waking.”
“Wiser from his many adventures, Sora is about to face his greatest challenge yet. For the first time in Kingdom Hearts III, Sora will travel across Pixar and other exciting new Disney worlds that lend the story a grander scale than ever before seen in the series. The battle system reaches new heights as well with thrilling action, rideable theme park attractions, and spectacular team-up moves with Disney’s beloved characters.”
Kingdom Hearts III launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One January 29, 2019, which fans can pre-order now. Rumors indicate that a Nintendo Switch version may be in the works, but Square Enix has yet to confirm or deny the report. Pre-orders grant players a free Keyblade for Dawk Till Dusk. Players who pre-order the Deluxe Edition receive even more amazing collectibles and swag. If you’re a serious fan of the franchise, you can also check out these amazing Funko Pop figures.
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Drew is a freelance writer for DFTG. He's the former Managing Editor of Haogamers and has been published in the Chicago Tribune and The Paragon Journal. He also edited the novel Three Brightnesses and Artist Journey: Rachta Lin (2016 and 2017 editions).