Judging from posts I’ve seen on my social media timelines as of late, one of the more anticipated games in 2019 is KINGDOM HEARTS III, and today a new trailer for the Square Enix game was released.
The new trailer introduces Stitch from LILO AND STITCH as a new summon, some new Keyblade attacks, as well as footage Kairi wielding the Keyblade, and more.
Also announced was a special pop-up area at Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs area, that will feature a demo of the upcoming game, art from the game, and more. The area is now open and will run until the end of January.
The game is set for release on January 29th, 2019 for the PlayStation 4, and Xbox One systems including the Xbox One X.
SORA AND FRIENDS PREPARE FOR THE FINAL BATTLE
New Trailer Sets the Events for the KINGDOM HEARTS III Launch on Jan. 29, 2019
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 17, 2018) – Sora and friends gather for the ultimate battle between light and darkness with today’s release of the latest KINGDOM HEARTS III trailer.
As unexpected events began to unfold in the Disney worlds at the hands of the enemy’s dark ambitions, the heroic trio of Sora, Donald, and Goofy find adventures ahead, from aquatic battles in the world of Pirates of the Caribbean to dances with the townspeople in the Kingdom of Corona from Tangled. The new footage also showcases Stitch from Lilo and Stitch as a special “link” (summon), as well as cooking-themed Ratatouille Keyblade attacks.
Footage of Kairi wielding a Keyblade and what may be a glimpse of Sora’s Nobody all point to new pieces of the title’s storyline.
Music for the trailer featured excerpts of the brand-new original KINGDOM HEARTS III opening theme song, titled, “Face My Fears,” produced in collaboration with internationally renowned singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada, eight-time Grammy® Award winning artist Skrillex and acclaimed record producer Poo Bear. The song will be available on Jan. 18, 2019.
About KINGDOM HEARTS III
In the upcoming action RPG, players can join forces with Donald Duck and Goofy for the adventure of a lifetime traveling across worlds based on beloved films like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc., and Walt Disney Studios’ Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Hero 6, Tangled, Frozen and more.
Open now through January 31, SQUARE ENIX and Disney are bringing the magic of KINGDOM HEARTS III to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. The pop-up area features a playable KINGDOM HEARTS III demo, life-size Keyblades, art from the worlds, and the opportunity to pre-order the game and merchandise.
KINGDOM HEARTS III will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X on January 29, 2019. This game is rated E10+ (Everyone 10+). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
For more information, please visit http://www.kingdomhearts.com.
About Walt Disney Animation Studios
Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2013’s Academy Award®-winning Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio’s timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.
About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” and “Coco.” Its movies have won 35 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $13 billion at the worldwide box office to date. “Incredibles 2,” Pixar’s 20th feature, opened in theaters on June 15, 2018.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal™. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 142 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 76 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 67 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com.