Sora Has To Search For Seven Guardians Of Light In Kingdom Hearts III

By Spencer . June 12, 2013 . 12:32am

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Both Sora and Riku are fighting to stop Master Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts III. The series’ supervillain wants to start a war against the tyranny of light, which Xehanort believes will restore equilibrium of light and darkness.

 

Sora, Donald, and Goofy set out to search for the Seven Guardians of Light and the Key to Return Hearts. Meanwhile, Riku and Mickey are on a different quest looking for previous Keyblade wielders.

 

Square Enix wouldn’t confirm which worlds will be in Kingdom Hearts, but a representative from Disney said the game will feature worlds unseen in the franchise. I asked Shinji Hashimoto if Pixar worlds would be in the game and he said he couldn’t comment on the topic at this time.


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  • VietKnight

    Kind of figured it would go to that route based from the BBS ending.

  • Freya2012

    Hoped that Radiant Garden are one of those worlds. I missed the Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee :(

    • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

      Ditto. Hopefully by KH3, Radiant Garden’s nearly back to its former glory. Complete with an accompanying theme.

      • Hinataharem

        Did you play BBS? It was beautiful in that game.

        • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

          Yup. It was indeed beautiful back then, and worthy of its name. Hopefully in KH3, it would have regained nearly most of its former self. Never again to be corrupted by Xehanort’s machinations.

    • Ducked

      I hope Traverse Town returns too, just without that extra jazzy music that was in DDD. We already know Twilight Town is returning after seeing the teaser trailer too.

  • HerosLight

    Is it asking too much if I want see Neku and his friends again in Radiant Garden?

    And my guess is you will be able to play as Sora and Riku?

    • http://twitter.com/crxuchilbara MegamMix

      I think you have to ask the fans this. Personally I would love to see neku & gang in there sequel outfits. Yet, Square was harped on relentlessy for including The cast in 3D.

  • Virevolte

    “Looking for previous Keyblade wielders” = Terra, Aqua, Ventus ? I would love it.

    • Vash bane

      we confirmed aqua and ventus some time ago but we don’t know about terra.(because of what happened in BBS)

      • Leafia133

        Isnt terra going to be one of the ones in the black hoods at the end of KH:DDD

    • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

      And don’t forget

      (SPOILERssssssssdscsvssssss!!!)

      Axel!!!

      • http://andaryu3.wordpress.com/ Phantom Andaryu

        Don’t you mean Lea? Got it memorized?

        • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

          apparently i did not have it memorized!

    • Pockystix

      Aqua? Oh thank heavens, the actually cool character may return~

  • Ridho Siregar

    Some things I really want for this game:
    - New theme song still from Hikki
    - Dragon Quests world!
    - Kairi as party member

    - More vast and deeper worlds, now filled with more people living and wandering around inside it.
    We only see pedestrians in Twilight Town before, other worlds feel empty (in terms of social life) as we only find the main characters living there.

    • RablaAndrews

      Utada Hikaru left the KH Project shortly before Days release, since Disney weren’t paying her so it was more work to make and then translate/adapt the songs.

      That’s why we’ve had four Side Stories that reuse either Simple and Clean or Sanctuary.

      • Guest

        They were seriously not paying her for her work?!
        They lost a good singer…

      • doctorpope181

        Tired, old, false rumor. If Utada was no longer apart of KH they would have stopped using her music long ago.

        • LexKitteh

          Not a rumor. When Utada made those songs for Kingdom Hearts, Disney took the copyrights for both of them, as they tend to do. They can still use them without her permission. Actually, Utada even said she needed to get permission from Disney before she was able to put her own songs on her album, “This Is the One”. I don’t blame her for quitting, but I really hope Disney/Square comes around and offers her valid compensation.

          Its the same thing Disney always does, just like how all the Orignal KH characters are owned by them (Sora, Riku Etc) and why Nomura wasn’t allowed to add them to Dissidia.

          Heres a source from a Magazine Interview. Page 11.
          http://jetaany.org/magazine_files/utada.pdf

          • Shady Shariest

            What, they Could’ve been in Dissidia? :O
            I am all up on rising on barricades while burning the nearest Disneyland, if anyone needs me! :<

          • whatinthewolrd

            Excuse me? No. If you don’t make the song, its not yours. She and her team are very ungrateful after Disney/Square propelled he career in ways Jpop artists could only dream off. Her albums sales are owed to the success of Kingdom Hearts.

            And lastly, its pathetic to think about money when you want to be considered an artist. Many artist collaborate with film productions and other miscellaneous contributions for free.

          • Elemiel

            She MADE the songs, Disney just took ownership of them.

          • popo123

            She makes all of her songs, composes them, writes them and edits them. She barely has any other staff working on her songs. And the recognition is mutual, because of Utada, Kingdom hearts gained more recognition and vice versa. Utada Hikaru is BIGGER than Kingdom Hearts in Japan. She doesn’t need KH to boost her popularity, almost everyone in Japan knows her. Her debut album alone eclipses the sales of Kh 1 and 2 combined.

          • http://jaydesummers.wordpress.com/ Jay

            Have you been living under a rock? Utada was successful way before Kingdom Hearts was even conceived. She’s been a Jpop singer since 1999 where she has had numerous #1 hit singles before Hikari/Simple and Clean came along. Her debut album has sold over 10 million copies worldwide AND sold over 2 million copies in its first week in Japan alone. That album was released on March 10 1999.

          • whatinthewolrd

            Then it just confirms how greedy she is, she needs to get over herself.

    • Pfantzypantz

      I actually really hope they keep with Hikari with this one

      • http://momentsreprieve.com/index/ Aushria

        They won’t, Disney refused to pay her for Hikari and Passion. We’ll end up with a new theme, since Utada Hikaru is completely off the project—much to Nomura’s dismay.

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    So… Lea’s one of the Lights? Gaining the ability to wield a Keyblade and all.

    Plus, about the 13th Xehanort. I have a feeling like Roxas in KH2, he or she might play a big role in the game.

  • SBKJAZZ

    This isn’t any new information if you’ve played Dream Drop Distance. This is pretty much stated word-for-word in game. I imagine they’ll utilize a similar recap function that DDD had for KH3 to get all the people who skipped the “unnecessary” games up to speed.

  • Nitraion

    Hope we can use any character….
    Disney char included…

  • pantsonadog

    “I asked Shinji Hashimoto if Pixar worlds would be in the game and he said he couldn’t comment on the topic at this time.” I want a Toy Story world so bad.

    • Elemiel

      Imagine if we could get a WALL-E world too!

  • Randy Marsh

    Glad to be having the old gang of Sora, Donald, and Goofy back, I was tired of fighting by myself.

    New worlds unseen to the franchise? Just make sure they are Disney and Pixar worlds, I don’t want to see any Marvel and Star Wars worlds in Kingdom Hearts.

    • Shady Shariest

      Thank god! Other people that don’t want Lightsabers in KH!
      *Dancing*

    • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

      I hope that Sora keeps his promise and visits the TWEWY gang.

    • Kevin Schwarz

      Well I don’t know you, but I would LOVE to see a marvel zombies world in KH3 lol

    • JoJo_649

      I was thinking on an Incredibles world, where Sora gets Iron Man’s armour, Goofy gets Captain America’s outfit and Donald dresses as Doctor Strange, and Star Wars, I’m not so sure if I want it, but looking at how DIsney is going to advertise the hell out of episode VII, anything is possible.

    • Crimson13

      Who Framed Roger Rabbit world anyone?

  • Firekitty

    Sora, Donald and Goofy again…I love the Disney characters and all, but I was kinda hoping the next game would be Sora, Riku and Kairi finally.

    • pressstart

      Kairi’s never going to be in the spotlight…

      • Enzo

        Don’t be too sure of that.

    • Haseyo

      They’ve always been the main party dream team. Maybe towards the end it’ll be those three in the final dungeon, but removing Donald and Goofy from the main game would be really, really disappointing. It’s what the franchise was built off of.

    • Testsubject909

      This comment. I both approve of it but I also find it very saddening.

      As much as I love the original characters for Kingdom Hearts…

      Remember how well the first one married the new characters to the established characters of Disney?

      And now… Disney is just a wallpaper. A backdrop. Really, actually, honestly. You could probably strip away everything Disney from KH3 and most if not nearly all wouldn’t really miss it…

    • Ducked

      Sorry I disagree. It doesn’t feel like a main Kingdom Hearts game without Donald and Goofy. And I’m sorry, but Kairi isn’t a battle character in my mind. And I’m still not a big fan of Riku. Sora, Roxas, Ventus, and Aqua are the only Kingdom Hearts battle characters I’ve ever liked.

    • Sebastian Lothian

      They can easily make the final battles have different team members since it would have a bigger impact. Kairi hasn’t had that much experience with a keyblade yet and Riku working with Mickey to find the extra help that they need is a better use of their time. Hopefully Terra, Aqua, and Ven get some gameplay as well during the final fights.

      • Firekitty

        But how is Kairi ever supposed to *get* experience with it if she’s never allowed to fight anything?

        I figured they could have the Destiny Isles trio together, and then maybe have Mickey, Donald and Goofy as another group, off doing their own thing (possibly their own missions, allowing you to switch between the two groups).

        • Sebastian Lothian

          Just because she’s not a part of the main group it doesn’t mean that she won’t get any experience. Yen Sid is capable of providing her with an adequate amount of training I think. It might be the reason why he called her.

  • Time Sage

    I thought the 7 guardians were Mickey, Sora, Riku, Kairi, Terra, Aqua, Ventus… Though with Terra gone they DO still need one mor… Maybe they got it mixed up and it’s reversed? If sora went “looking” for Ventus, Roxas and Xion while Mickey finds the rest, that would make more sense…

    • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

      I don’t wanna write spoilers for people who haven’t played DDD, but I assumed instead of Terra it was the other keyblade wielder. The one in the ending.

    • Haseyo

      Roxas and Xion no longer exist because Sora awakened in KH2 again. Nobodies and their real persona cannot exist at the same time. Except for Xehanort but LOLTIMETRAVEL so that breaks any rule.

      • Jonah Paley

        Roxas and Xion existed just fine in between Sora’s sacrifice in the first KH and the end of Chain of Memories. If not for Namine’s disrupting of Sora’s memories, Roxas could’ve kept living, and probably Xion as well. And in the end of KH: 358/2 Days, Riku captured Roxas because he had Xion’s memories of Sora trapped inside him. If Xion had managed to return to Sora before being captured by Axel, Roxas would’ve been able to survive.

      • Time Sage

        The previous games implied sora would be finding a way to bring them back and make them their own persons. He feels they deserve to exist.

  • Auvers

    Really wish the CG models looked more like the world ends with you in the 3DS game where it looks less realistic. Still looks really nice though i’m impressed. Hopefully Sora gets some kind of make over out of this. I really hope they improve the Disney worlds (more characters, closer to film scenarios, actual people walking around with more stuff to see and do) and maybe make the disney stuff more relevant. But i’m not going to get my hopes up.

    • http://momentsreprieve.com/index/ Aushria

      The trailer models differed from the models they had on display at the Square Enix event. Like this:

      http://images.khinsider.com/2013%20Uploads/06/E3%202013/KH3PosterFFEvent.jpg

      • Anime10121

        Yep, its still EXTREMELY early in development, what we saw was basically alpha footage, so yeah, improvements are pretty much guaranteed!!! And yeah, the poster looks much more detailed than the alpha model.

  • ResidentMetroid

    I haven’t played any Kingdom Hearts game after 1 & 2, I’m already lost…

    • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

      That’s because those ol’ ‘handheld spin-off’ games, aren’t spin-offs.

    • fireguardiancoty

      You’ve been missing out.

    • Herok♞

      if you have the systems the new games are on get them, you missed the two best games in the series BBS & DDD.

    • Testsubject909

      I’m not sure why people downvoted you.

      Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 were on PS2.

      The others were on a variety of other platforms. If you don’t own them, it’s not your fault you missed out, or if you didn’t have the money at the time.

      Are they downvoting you simply because “Hey we know you’re confused, but it was your duty to spend upward of 300+$ to keep up with the story and you didn’t, so here’s a downvote”?

      Seriously guys?

      Downvoting him?

    • Ducked

      Watch the cutscenes on youtube if you can’t afford a PSP and 3DS.

  • P4ine

    PLEASE make Riku’s part playable as well!!

    • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

      i can’t imagine them not doing so after kingdom hearts 3Ds.

      • P4ine

        Well, then remember this: even though he had been playable in (Re:) Chain of Memories, they didn’t make him playable in KH2, even though it could have been AMAZING to play him, especially when you think of Days’ storyline.

        Hope you’re right though!!

        • Sebastian Lothian

          He didn’t have as big of a storyline in KH2 than he did in 3D or Chain of Memories. I’m going to assume that they’ll make him playable since having him and Mickey search for Terra, Aqua, and Ven in only cutscenes wouldn’t be as enjoyable.

    • Ducked

      I have a feeling either Riku or Sora is going to die via sacrifice in KH3. But who knows…

  • Warboss Aohd

    Star Wars world maybe?

    Also, wouldn’t it be hilarious if it ended up bein’ Xehanort iz right about Light bein’ bad an’ endz up savin’ everyone?

    • Samuel Giam

      A Star Wars world? Oh wow if Square Enix added it. I can’t imagine Sora alongside Anakin Skywalker helping him out to find his missing Padawan and fighting for the Repubilc or Kairi acting as Padme Amidala’s bodyguard.

      Riku alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi and later Luke Skywalker, Sora and Kairi fighting the Empire or Young Xehanort alongside Galen Marek’s dark side Starkiller serving Anakin’s dark side, Darth Vader, that’ll be awesome since I didn’t watch the Star Wars movies except for some episodes of the Clone Wars anime.

      And also Sora wearing a Jedi Knight outfit of his current KH colors, Kairi wearing a Padawan robe and Riku wearing the robes of a Jedi Master since he’s a Keyblade Master to fit the world’s theme would be way more awesome!

      • Warboss Aohd

        Clone Wars Anime?

        • Guest

          I meant the 2008 Clone Wars TV anime series based on the 2003 anime film not the 2003 TV anime microseries.

        • Samuel Giam

          I meant the 2008 Clone wars TV anime series not the 2003 TV microseries.

          Sorry for double reply don’t know why stupid Disqus did not delete my previous comment.

          • Warboss Aohd

            …..dat wasn’t anime, dat was made by various Lucasfilm studios.

          • Samuel Giam

            I think you should edit that comment. The 2008 Clone Wars TV series was indeed anime but done in CGI, get it?

            And CGI can be considered anime if it’s done for TV airing or movie cinema screening.

  • Guilherme Matheus Silva

    “The Key to Return Hearts”… I wonder… is it for Ventus?

  • Shady Shariest

    It was actually pretty given that this would happen…

    While i do not own a 3ds, and have yet to therefore play DDD, i have read about the conclusion and the story of it (Amazing, any Nintendoless people, go read!) and you could with a little thinking figure out this :)

    I can’t wait for this game! Both my hype and nostalhia are sky high…
    But, previous keyblade wielders? Ventus could be a little hard to find :P

    • Anime10121

      Not if they find Aqua first, which Mickey has already hinted to knowing where she is ;)

      • Shady Shariest

        I’m Confuz
        (SPOILEEERRSSSSS)
        Didn’t Ventus repair Sora’s heart or something in the end of the BBS? And that was why Roxas looked like Ven?

        ,,,Or should i have read EVERYTHING about DDD? :D:

        • Anime10121

          No, its actually quite the opposite! Sora’s heart gave Ven’s a place to rest and heal.

          I honestly think you should have PLAYED DDD vs just reading about it (if at all possible), as you’ll often come to a better understanding of the story if you experience it first hand.

          • Shady Shariest

            Disqus’s reply function royally fluked. So this has been turned into a waiting for deletion post…
            Yay, KH!

          • Anime10121

            Thanks, and yeah i understand not everyone has the money to purchase every system the series is released on :)

            But yeah, I’ve played/own ALL KH titles, even the Japanese exclusive Final Mix’s :P

            And its definitely better to play DDD firsthand, as a lot of written story recaps on the internet dont actually fully describe what transpires!

            About the gameplay, its amazing! If you’ve played BBS, its similar to that, and the flowmotion is extremely easy to learn/figure out :)
            The only thing I didnt like about the gameplay, was the fact that Air Recovery and Air Raid dont respond as fast as necessary, and win fighting the final bosses, ESPECIALLY on Riku’s side, the Once More/Second Chance combo doesn’t assure survival like it used to. Meaning you can still die in inescapable combos.

          • Shady Shariest

            Hmhm-h i have dibbed into nearly every single KH title as well, excluding this…And the first one, actually!
            God, now that you brought up boss battles…I got a nightmarish flashback of KH II’s bosses…I spend even on normal 3 days trying to beat Xeh-Xem-Ans-Whatever it was :P
            And yeas i played BBS…But my PSP’s analog stick got damaged beyond repair…So i couldn’t finish anyone’s story :( (Two tekken’s in a row does wonders :P)

            And yeah, i will now have the money, got a job :P
            Edit: No Final Mixes, though…And yeas, buying the 1.5 HD Remix collection :D

          • Anime10121

            If you had trouble with Xemnas in KH2 on normal, you wont even wanna TRY the Xemnas data battle in KH2FM, as they ramp up the difficulty of the Organization XIII battles 100x fold, (but its flipping AWESOME)!

            Too bad about BBS though, as the game itself is fun, but the ending REALLY shines! Hopefully when KHHD2.5HDR (longest acronym ever) drops, you’ll be able to finishem :)

            And about the first final mix in 1.5 remix, the secret boss there is awesome, but he aint got nothing on any of the extra bosses in KH2 FM, not even the regular Roxas fight :P

          • Shady Shariest

            I read about the data room a long time ago (To clarify i’m that person who reads and research the hell out of any games in his sight) and just left the computer for a few minutes to cry a little inside…

            God…It isn’t even that they are “hard” hard… Everyone of them had that different “Triangle-Rape”-Action…Worst was the cards guy (Think i remember im being lazily named ‘Ace’)…

            Of course they were interesting too, every single one of them, as KH has a tendency of high-quality mid.boss’s (Potential reference to a certain Demon game there)…Like that shooter one, who had his Sniper Rifle turned into a lame blade-throw-laser :P

            But most.Annoying still haunts me…

            “ROXAS!” “ROXAS! COME BACK TO US!” “ROXASSSSSS!” (Not talking about Lea here :P)

            Gah, we should take this discussion elsewhere sometimes, before Ishaan Maka-Chops us for off-topicness XD

          • Anime10121

            Disgaea :D

            And yeah I’ll make one last reply and call it a day. I gotta go to work in a few hours so I need to sleep anyway :P

            But just to clarify something, the data battles are ACTUALLY hard! They may have reaction commands, but until you actually experience them first hand, you won’t understand (man I can’t wait for 2.5, been meaning to replay KH2FM again for a while, but I want to wait for that to come out).

            Oh and the “card guy’s” name is Luxord, you’re confusing him with the character, Ace, from Final Fantasy Type 0. And Xigbars aiming reciprocal was changed back to its original form in FM :)

            But omg if you thought Demix “Dance water dance” was annoying in the original game, his data battle will make you pull your hair out, as its a thousand times more annoying, far more water clones, with far less time.

            Oh and I don’t think Ishaan has a problem with convos like this, as we’re still talking KH, at least from what I’ve seen of him, he just hates pointless, unecessary spam, and trolling, general conversations about the series topic at hand are ok I think:)

          • Shady Shariest

            I was actually talking about the normal battles, and the card guy, I am 100% sure that in KH II an Organization XIII member used cards/gambling themed specials…

            I know the battles are hard, i can (To my worse of luck) imagine certain battles 100-times harder…And am crying blood :P

            But yeah, glad the snipers back…And i too should sleep, FF XIV Beta is starting at 9 am :D
            good chattering, cyaz!

            Edit:Weird, i scrolled to see the conversation, and at the top my mouth felt dry :P
            Brain thinks i talked all this out…

          • Shady Shariest

            I know, it was actually a weak moment :P
            “Should i wait till i get the money to buy a 3ds?”
            “But i wan’t a Vita!” (Now saving for Ps4)
            “Ok, maybe i’ll check what happened to Ansem…”


            “THE.FUCK.”
            And 10 random pages and shuffling later, i thought it was enough.

            I might even get the 3ds before PS4…They aren’t that expensive anymore :)

            But to end a LONG reply…Have you played it? The gameplay looked kinda weird…Dropping and stuff…

            Edit1: Cheapest basic 3ds is 155€ in FIN, according to price following site :)

            Edit2: And thank you for politely adding the “If possible” much appreciated tendency :)

  • tubers

    The question is.. is it a PS 5.. YES 5.. game?

    Please don’t pull another PS3 Versus XIII.

  • HassanJamal

    All i ask is Pixar Worlds. Give me that and you can have my money and tears.

    • Anime10121

      They have my monies already!!! BUT a Toy Story and/or Incredibles world would result in me just signing over my bank account to Sqeenix!

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    In hindsight, restoring the balance between light and dark doesn’t sound like a bad goal. But what makes Xehanort a bad guy is how he executes that plan. If him and his other selves weren’t such douches to everyone, they wouldn’t be deserving a Keyblade to the face.

    • Mohamad Faizal

      it’s not really restoring the balance, have you not pay attention?
      Xehanort want to achieve Kingdom Hearts by restoring balance between light and dark and whoever manage to open the Kingdom Hearts manage to control every single heart in the world. theoretically, it will make Xehanort a god.

  • Vash bane

    this is sounding really awesome

  • Haseyo

    DDD’s ending made this story painfully obvious if you’ve been keeping up with it.

    I really, really hope Lea is playable as well.

    • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

      ALL Seven should be playable!

  • Ni

    yeah this is plot was pretty obvious if you keep it up with the franchise.
    anyway this isn’t the eraqus keyblade? the one that Aqua was wielding before she was sent to darkness and used it to create the Castle of Oblivion, on Sora’s hands?

    • Kaihedgie

      It’s called Master Keeper

  • Ducked

    Wait, so Sora, Donald, and Goofy are searching for Seven Guardians of Light, which I’m guessing is Ventus and Aqua. Riku and King Mickey are searching for previous keyblade wielders? Wait, your bringing even more wielders in the game? Don’t we already have enough?

    So is Lea, and Kairi going to be Guardians of Light or not?

    And I hope Ventus and Aqua are playable characters.

    • Testsubject909

      Sounds nice enough… But I really wish that Kingdom Hearts 2 would’ve integrated the characters from Disney a bit better.

      In the first one, they weren’t filler, they were core and essential.

      In Kingdom Hearts 2, they felt like… Sidequests, the whole bunch of them, just filler for the meat of the story and none of them felt all too crucial to the world of Kingdom Hearts, unlike the first one, failing to capture a bit of that initial magic in unison that Kingdom Hearts began with.

      If they had played their cards right. The characters from Disney’s side of things, that is to say, more characters then simply Donald, Goofy and Mickey, would’ve been more prevalent and important to the story.

      Now I’m sure it’ll be like Kingdom Hearts 2. You go to, say, Aladdin “We have a problem with this big baddy, here’s your quest to advance to the next world. See you later” and have more story and whatnot linked not to the characters of the Disney world but to the original characters created for Kingdom Hearts…

      Ah well. Different experiences aren’t necessarily a bad thing. I’m just kinda sad they couldn’t mesh in Disney better as they advanced forward.

      • Ducked

        You have a very good point there. One I can agree with. In the first Kingdom Hearts, Maleficent was the main antagonist in the game. The Disney worlds did serve a much better purpose in KH1.

        I liked the fact that in KH2 you had to re-visit all the Disney worlds. I think if they make the Disney villains serve a big purpose with the 13 vessels of darkness, and make the Disney heroes be a helping part with the seven guardians of light, then that would really help it.

        I’m very curious to see what Disney worlds will return to KH3, and what new ones will appear. But I agree, I feel as Square has taken the Disney worlds away from the storyline, and make it more about Xehanort and his gang. Hopefully Kingdom Hearts III can make the Disney worlds and characters a bigger part of the story.

        I’m also hoping Square avoids putting Marvel and Star Wars in KH3. I don’t think that will work.

        • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

          But that’s the whole point of the franchise. KHI depended too much of the Disney cast while the original members appeared for little time. It’s in KHII the original characters became far more relevant. Imagine if Xemnas had appeared in the end and his connection with Ansem were explained then. It would have been a real mess.

          • Ducked

            You have a good point there. I still think they should make the Disney characters more involved in KHIII.

  • Kevin Schwarz

    I don’t know you guys, but I would like to play as Mickey.

  • theoriginaled

    Brave. Wreck it Ralph. Tangled (FRYING PAN KEYBLADE) There have been a bunch of great disney movies. Phineas and Ferb though they always look a little weird in 3d. Dont forget Disney owns Marvel and Lucasfilm licenses now too O.O

    • Testsubject909

      Yes, but at this point in the series. Would any of their addition be meaningful to the story or would they just be there as one-shot cameos along the way or, worse yet, in the way of completing the story?

      This is something that’s always worried me since Kingdom Hearts 2.

      • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

        I have to agree. Looking at how in KH2 you had a large focus on the main story and were revisiting the places that for the most part knew about the whole ordeal with Sora, Would there be a point in adding new worlds?
        He DOES have to find these Guardians of light so I can kind of see it but, could it become a way of simply milking the franchise so there’s no conclusion at all to the main story and you end up with… well… a never ending story xD

  • YoshEE

    KH3 is going to be EPIC!! I hope we can go switch side to Riku to look for the previous keyblade weilders.

  • Raltrios

    Need a new Utada Hikaru song, please!

    • Firekitty

      Unfortunately, I think there was a dispute between SE and Utada regarding the over-usage of her songs, so unless they resolved that peacefully, it’s unlikely she’d consent to doing another.

      I’d far prefer they go with a new singer, anyway…and a male this time, by preference, since a deeper voice would suit the fact that the characters are getting older better.

      In fact, both Miyu Irino (Sora) and Mamoru Miyano (Riku) have released albums professionally, so it would be both feasible and awesome to have one or both do the new opening.

      • Raltrios

        I’d be okay with that.

  • Maumac77

    Wait aren’t the seven guardians the keyblade weilders? There’s already 7, they just need to bring back two of them. Which would make Riku’s job finding their location and Sora’s to find a specific keyblade to wake up Ventus. However if he has to look for all seven? Now I’m lost again with this. At least I have time to go through it all again

    • Jonah Paley

      Dream Drop Distance’s secret ending suggested that Kairi was the seventh, making the 7 Sora, Riku, Mickey, Kairi, Lea, Aqua, and Ven, with Lea or Kairi taking Terra’s place. So I dunno what’s with the whole “find the seven” thing, since they should have 5 already.

      And the Key to Return Hearts might be able to help more than just Ventus. What if this Keyblade could put Terra back in control of his own body?

      • Maumac77

        That sounds like an ending that would happen. Not that I mind. Maybe they’re looking to find another seven to even out the field? Goes completely against their lore I guess, but they haven Yen Sid so no f***s should be given xD

  • revenent hell

    well im not a Disney fan but this franchise grabbed me anyways….though I don’t think I could get in to the “”Pixar” worlds IF they had any since I have never watched a Pixar film,So I kind of hope they stick to classic Disney like Darkwing Duck, gargoyles….There’s a lot of Disney they could do

    • Ridho Siregar

      what? are you serious? even Toy Story? I always thought everybody watched Toy Story lol.

      • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

        The Incredibles was also a good movie. But it is also often cited as the last “good” Pixar movie until Toy Story 3. And I like UP, too.

      • revenent hell

        and yeah no toy story. Pretty much the only Pixar thing ive seen is commercials….

    • doubleO7

      You’re really missing out. Pixar makes some fantastic films.

      But can Darkwing Duck really be considered classic Disney? When I think classic I think Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Fantasia, not stuff from the 90′s. But I do love Darkwing Duck and Gargoyles, don’t get me wrong.

      • Anime10121

        Hey hey hey, Lion King, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast were all released in the 90s!

        jk, I know what you mean, you mean, when you think classic Disney, you think the movies, and not the 90s tv shows (though I like to think their also classics in my head).

      • revenent hell

        Well haha I did mean it as in the cartoons classic kind of like before pixar>< my doh, I just really couldn't think of the right word at the time

  • gustinex

    Is the 7 lights = 7 princesses ?

    or is it the 7 keyblade fighters ? Sora, Riku, Kairi, Aqua, Ventus, Terra, Mickey ?

    • fayt255

      Wait Kairi’ has a keyblade I must have missed something so when did that happen?

      • gustinex

        She uses a keyblade in kh2 if you remember, and she can wield it because she touched Aqua’s keyblade in bbs

      • Anime10121

        Also in addition to what gustinex said, ZOMG SPOILERS KHDDD!

        Nah, I’ll just say watch the secret ending to KH3D (not really very spoilerific though)

      • Arcana Wiz

        In KH2 she uses it, in BBS is explained why. If you wont be playing BBS read this: (obvious spoilers)

        Spoilers

        She was choosen by aqua keyblade to be her sucessor by accidentally touching it when aqua rescued her, so she is like sora (ventus sucessor) and riku (terra sucessor). Oh and Ventus, Terra and Aqua are the game protagonists

        • fayt255

          Ahh thanks for the help It’s been a while since I played KH2 (forgot about that) and my PSP’s UMD drive died before I could finnish BBS. I’m finaly getting back to playing BBS which is a great game!

        • Herok♞

          Sora isn’t Ventus’ successor, no one is. Sora initially got the power to use the keyblade from Riku, because Terra did the ceremony on him but his heart was to weak to use the keyblade at first so Sora took the power from him.

    • Anesia Hunter

      looks like someone didn’t play KH3D… >.> it reveals and explains a lot.

  • Niermyico

    I still hope that Treasure Planet becomes one of those worlds.

    Space pirates!
    Hover gliding!
    A whole city/world shaped as a crescent moon!
    “I’m Still Here!”
    Treasure!

    Come on!

  • Kei-chan

    I hope Frankenweenie gets a world!

  • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

    I am really looking forward to this!
    I admit I was really hoping that FINALLY you would see Riku and Sora fighting side by side ( >_<) I know you got a taste of it in KH2 But I wanted more of them traveling together. Sora, Riku and Kairi. Maybe have Donald and Goofy along for the ride? You can have them all switch in and out of battle when someone losses hp but that might be a little too op? *sigh* Wishful thinking I guess (._. )
    Wonder if this is going to be the dark one. You got a taste of that darkness near the end of KH2 (I fear being a spoiler so those of that have played it should know what I mean lol) Considering what Sora hinted at in his conversation… and the hint of that darkness in the battles and his forms, I wonder if we'll see more of that.

  • PandaGamer

    I think Kairi will be a playable character as she has been training as a keyblade rookie under Riku a new Keyblade Master in KH3.

  • Hinataharem

    I feel sorry for those who skipped out on BBS and 3D. They will be really confused if there isn’t another Chronicle thing.

  • Andres Pena

    Isnt that terra’s keyblade he found on the beach?

  • Crimson13

    Cant you just see Aqua trying to save Vanellope from Turbo in Sugar Rush

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    I hope we get more news soon. The teaser felt more like KHII HD as it had nothing new.

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Wait if Leon from FF8 is here, add Rinoa too! She was hinted in the credits of KHII!

    • Firekitty

      The only way I’d be okay with seeing Rinoa in KH is if she was a secret boss, so I could finally beat the heck out of her for being the lamest heroine ever.

  • popo123

    I hope Kairi gets her time to shine.

  • xan

    Can’t wait to kick ass as Kairi~ Wouldn’t be awesome to play against other players online in an all out keyblade skill match?

  • Mohamad Faizal

    “Sora, Donald, and Goofy set out to search for the Seven Guardians of
    Light and the Key to Return Hearts. Meanwhile, Riku and Mickey are on a
    different quest looking for previous Keyblade wielders”

    I actually LOL at this. Seven Guardians of Light is equivalent to Keyblade wielders so apparently both parties search the same thing except the Key to Return Hearts.
    There’s no other Keyblade wielders other than the seven that were revealed in the previous game: Sora, Riku, Mickey, Ventus, Aqua, Lea and Kairi, minus Terra because Master Xehanort got him.

    The Key to Return Hearts is interesting anyway, Ventus is in coma, his heart join with Sora, but later created a Nobody based on Ventus : Roxas, but Roxas already return to Sora in KH2, which makes Ven’s heart now is in Sora. so Sora need to extract Ven’s heart out of him in order to wake Ventus by return his heart back to his body.

    Then, all of the Seven Guardians of Light prepare for a war with Organization XIII: Xehanort’s vessel, thus completing the Kingdom Hearts process.

    • Samuel Giam

      But if this story comes true in KH III, then Sora will lose his power of wielding a Keyblade because Ventus joined his heart with Sora’s, thus Sora have no real Keyblade wielding powers. That’s why Jafar said in KH that such is the power of the Keyblade (and indirectly Ven’s heart) Sora’s strength was not his own.

      • Mohamad Faizal

        apparently Sora won’t lose his Keyblade, part of him: Ven’s heart created Sora’s Nobody. when Sora revert back to himself after turned into Heartless, Sora manage to wield the Keyblade without knowing that Ven’s and Kairi’s heart were no longer in him. the Keyblade still remain with him due to his strong heart that filled with light.

      • Mohamad Faizal

        Sora won’t lose his power. apparently by the time Sora turned to Heartless and revert back to himself, part of him, Ven’s heart created Sora’s Nobody, he can still wield the Keyblade without knowing that Ven’s and Kairi’s heart were no longer in him.

  • Evan Driggers

    We know that Sora and Riku will be out separately. It is possible that you could play as both characters in the game. One of the biggest problems I had with DDD (I had a couple) was the dropping thing where you switch characters. It was really annoying in my opinion. I think it would be best if it was like birth by sleep where you picked the character and played that character, or maybe after a mission of Sora, you switch to Riku.

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