Kingdom Hearts III Has Riku Making A Return, New Outfits, And More

By Sato . October 14, 2013 . 12:00pm

This weekend, Disney held this year’s D23 Expo, where a special “Kingdom Hearts Limited Stage” event was held earlier today in the Maihama Ampitheater at the Tokyo Disney Resort. During the event, Square Enix shared a few tidbits of information on Kingdom Hearts III. FF-Reunion shares their report of the event.


After showcasing the trailer of the recently revealed Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix, Square Enix showed off a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III. The trailer reportedly shows various battle scenes, where Sora is seen fighting the Heartless at Traverse Town. At one point, he shoots a homing Fire spell. FF-Reunion also reports that Sora’s Keyblade appears to change its form into a weapon that can shoot multiple Fire spells.


In the next scene, Square Enix showed a peek at an action called “Roll Splash,” which calls forth a swaying pirate ship in attraction ride-like fashion, where Sora, Goofy and Donald are shown (with Donald strapped under a safety-bar), as they attack enemies.


The scene after that one shows a fight against the Rock Titan, which features the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction, as it advances while railroad tracks continue to appear in front of it. The fight seems to involve having to spin circles around Titan as you continue attacking it. According to the report, the skill name was indicated with a logo and gauge marked “Big Magic Mountain”.


Series director Tetsuya Nomura also stated that what was shown in the demonstration footage are parts of the game that have already been made to be playable.


According to a separate report by, Nomura also stated that Riku will be returning and will play a role in the story of Kingdom Hearts III. Additionally, Sora and Riku will both have new clothing in Kingdom Hearts III.


Finally, Nomura also previously stated that he will be discussing the game in an upcoming video that is expected to be released this month on Sony’s Play Community site. Hopefully, we’ll be able to look forward to that soon, along with a public showing of the new trailer.


Kingdom Hearts III is currently in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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  • Bell

    I hope Riku is playable.

    • LightningFarron19

      I want Kairi to be playable. 7 damn games later, and only Aqua is the only playable character. (Xion sort of counts if you are playing the free mission, but not in story)

      • Chaos_Knight

        Oh I HOPE they make Kairi playable. I’m getting tired of her just standing there.

        • Samuel Giam

          I think so too that Kairi should not just stand in the sidelines for four Kingdom Hearts games.

          If Tetsuya Nomura don’t Kairi playable in Kingdom Hearts III then there’s no f***king point of him writing a story of Kairi becoming Aqua’s accidental Keyblade heir in KH BbS, getting a Keyblade from Riku disguised as Xehanort’s Heartless in KH II.

          And KH 3D’s secret ending “Another Guardian of Light” on Yen Sid training Kairi to protect herself and her fellow Princesses of Light would be a shameful waste of time just for her to stand away from action again and be the same, old do-nothing Princess wielding a Keyblade like the other Princesses of Heart when Maleficent and Xehanort confront them again.

      • Warboss Aohd

        rather have Lea/Axel

      • Tails the Foxhound

        I swear you played as Xion in a few missions in the story. She was a reskinned Roxas down to your skills, but you played as her. Am I remembering funny?

        • Rayhan PromisedGallery

          no, Story mode is 100% Roxas. Xion is free-mode only despite having same skill as him

      • Wtv

        Nomura seems to hate female characters for some reason, so that’s unlikely.

        • Sebastian Lothian

          Aqua was extremely important in Birth by Sleep so I don’t understand why you would say he hates female characters. Having Kairi playable isn’t that important to me, but that wasn’t a reason that crossed my mind as to why she might not be playable.

          • Wtv

            Didn’t played BBS yet, but…It was a spin-off. So I wouldn’t count her until she shows up in the main series. I know it’s important, but…it’s still just a prequel.

            Kingdom Hearts had no important female character. Kairi was just a girl to be saved and the only relevant female. Everyone else was from Disney, and most of them weren’t very important. That was okay…

            But then in Kingom Hearts 2 he makes a organization with 13 characters, with only one female. That’s like pretty unlikely to happen in any japanese story today.

            But it’s not just with Kingdom Hearts. Final Fantasy XV will be the first game in the series since the first one without a female character playable.

            So I don’t know if he hates female characters, if he like them but not as active characters or if he just loves male characters so much. But it’s the third game, so it’s not really a coincidence.

            Tifa was pretty useless in Advent Children too. But well, everyone except for Cloud and Sephiroth was.

          • Sebastian Lothian

            Out of all of the games released since Kingdom Hearts 2, Birth by Sleep is one of the most important ones to the story. Birth by Sleep is not “just” a prequel or a spin-off since it explained a decent amount of why things are the way they are and what Sora, Riku, and Mickey have to do now. If it wasn’t for Aqua many things would be different in this series to the extent that a decent amount of people want her playable in Kingdom Hearts 3 more than Kairi because she is literally that important in this series.

            I count the princesses as important in Kingdom Hearts 1 because of how they were used. They were essential to Maleficent’s (also female) plan.

            Chain of Memories/Kingdom Hearts 2 had Namine and Larxine. Namine played a pivotal role in Chain of Memories and her actions affected that game, 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts 2, but I will admit that Larxine didn’t play that important of a role; however, the same could be said about other male characters in both games (Luxord, Xaldin, Zexion, etc).

            Final Fantasy may be the first main entry in the series, but X-2 had only female playable characters and the 13 series has had women (mainly Lightning) dominate it.

            Anyway! At the end of all of this I don’t agree with the comment that Nomura dislikes female characters or doesn’t put them in active roles.

          • Wtv

            Well, that’s just the image that I have from Nomura because of his games. Maybe I’m wrong, but who knows. Only after he makes more games that are different we will know.

            Aqua do looks like a best character than Kairi. But since they gave a keyblade to Kairi, they should put her in battle somehow too. Maybe as a NPC.

            I don’t really like Sora or Riku, though. That’s why I wanna more playable characters.

          • Suzaku Kururugi

            Just because someone doesn’t make a female character a main character they hate women? It’s people like you who are the worst. Character’s shouldn’t be forced into being a certain gender or race just because or for diversity’s sake. They should be who they are because it fits them. Did you ever consider he prefers writing what he knows? Being a guy, he could just be better at or prefer writing guys rather than girls(Aqua is a great character, hwoever). I guess that didn’t come across your one track, MUH FEMENISM mind.

            P.S. and for all you know, Stella COULD very well be a playable character in XV but I doubt that could be right since you know Nomura and his mindset so well.

            P.P.S. dismissing BBS as just a spin-off? Gonna be laughing myself to sleep on that one.

          • Wtv


            I’m pretty sure I said “female characters”, not women. Yes, maybe I shouldn’t use the word “hate”. He just seems dislike to work writing female characters. And I only noticed this because, yes, I like to play with female characters more. No, it’s not feminism. I didn’t even said he should make more female characters. I said he probably won’t, seeing as he works. Yeah, I would like if he did, but whatever.

            Never played BBS, like I said. But it’s still a spin-off that a lot of people won’t play because they only play the games on the main series.

            Also, Nomura already said that’s pretty unlikely that FFXV will have female characters playable. That doesn’t mean that Stella will never be playable since they intend to make a FFXV-2, but… The fact is that his words were: “I can’t say anything specific now but it would be… quite difficult, to have a girl playable.” We don’t know why, though.

            I also would like to be against the idea that being a man, he would like write men characters. That’s because a lot of men likes to write female character more and a lot of women likes to write male more. So he can like male characters more, but not just because he is a man.

          • Nana

            “Character’s shouldn’t be forced into being a certain gender or race just because or for diversity’s sake.”

            And they shouldn’t be male only just because gamers like you have blatant issues both with women and with female characters.

            Look, we get it, you want games to only be about muscle dudes. Doesn’t mean all of us agree, sorry to say.

    • HerosLight

      Everyone forgetting the new keyblade wielder, Lea? Get it memorized.

      I want him as a playable character, even though he was playable in 358/2.

    • LightZero

      Considering he’s the deuteragonist of the KH story I say it’s likely. Although I’m sure Sora would have most of the screen time.

      • JuhRo

        :o Vocab of the day alert.

        • Guest

          Turns out the etymology of the word is quite evident if you think about it,
          Protagonist: protos (First) + agonistís (Actor/Combatant)
          Deuteragonist: deutero (Second) + agonistís
          Tritagonist: trito (Third) + agonistís

          Antagonist: Anti (Against) + agonistís

          I’ll try to remember this, can be useful :D

    • DivinePhoenix69

      As long as Riku and Aqua get a good amount of playtime i’ll be happy.

    • Sardorim

      I hope Riku, Kairi, Aqua, and Lea are playable alongside Sora.

      Roxas, Xion, Ventus, Terra, Axel, and even Namine fighting would be completely sweet too.

      • Draparde

        I agree. i feel like every keyblade wielder (heck everyone who can fight) should be playable in some form.

    • Samsara09

      if you played DDD,then you should be aware we will have at least 7 playable caracters…SE,make all the seven,plus Donald,Goofy,etc,PLAYABLE,please.

      • Sebastian Lothian

        Just because there are 7 lights it doesn’t mean there will be 7 playable characters.

        • Samsara09

          perhaps,that is why I asked for them to make em all playable,in the sense that you directly control them.Donald and goofy can be AI controlled. about it…
          Sora vs Xemnas,Riku vs Ansem the seeker of darkness,Lea vs Isa,etc.

          most of the heroes of light up till now have a beef with at least one of the darknesses,that was even reinforced at the end of DDD,when the thirteen darknesses departed(Young Xehanort was staring fiercely at Riku,for exemple).

          Well,as a somewhat experienced rpg player,boss battles are way more epic when there is a special link about the playable caracter and the enemy.That is why the Terra vs Eraqus,Terra vs Xehanort,Ventus vs Vanitas, Aqua vs Ventus(Vanitas),Aqua vs Terra(Xehanort),Riku vs Ansem and Sora vs Xemnas were so epic as boss battles.

          • Sebastian Lothian

            Well, your message sent mixed signals to be honest since you said “we will have” and then “SE make all”

            On-topic: I’d rather not have so many playable characters. Birth By Sleep managed to do it well with three playable characters, but that might be because there were barely any AI controlled partners in fights (there were maybe 3 fights that it happened in). Having Square-Enix make 7 playable characters along with AI controlled characters for basically each world is a bit much to me. I’m content if they make Sora, Riku, and Aqua playable regularly/only in important boss fights because they are essentially the main three required to save everyone along with Mickey (maybe keep Mickey the way they had him in Kingdom Hearts 2 though).

      • Steven Higgins

        I think she meant female playable characters. Thought why she mentioned Xion and not Larxene in Mission Mode IDK.

    • Ric Vazquez

      Agreed, but having more playable characters other than Sora & Riku could be a good thing

  • Arcana Wiz

    arrrgh this wont come before 2016… but i’m already hype with these little tibits….

    • alangato

      I think it will be released in 2015…maybe in the ending of 2015 4Q

      • kthanxyousuck

        I agree, especially with them announcing that 2.5 will be out in 2014. I’d believe they’d want to get that game out giving people enough time to play it but not too far of a distance. Worse case scenario I’m thinking maybe Q2 2015 in Japan and Q4 2015 or Q1 2016 for everyone else. Though I’d really love a worldwide release.

  • Marcelo Gouvea

    ….What about Kairi.

    • EX+

      You’ll see her and most likely playable. They’d be mad not to let her be playable for at least one mission. If you’ve played DDD, you’d know what I mean. Don’t wanna spoil anyone.

  • Leon_Tekashi

    Dang it. We need more info! I really want to see the new trailer myself.

  • Vesperion

    I love the nice stream of info

    Then it’s gonna turn out the games gonna be out like 2016, 17, 18, 19…….

  • RichyGaming

    I hope KH3 Costumes look as sick as KH2 costumes. I actually wouldn’t mind having the two characters keep them on.

  • MrJechgo

    Here’s what I wanna see: Sora, Kairi and Riku getting surrounded by phantoms of the Organization XIII (Demyx, Luxord, Xaldin, Xigbar, Axel, Roxas, Xemnas, Xion, Saïx, Marluxia, Lexaeus, Zexion, Larxene, Vexen and Xehanort), only to be saved by the 15 protagonists of Final Fantasy (Warrior of Light, Firion, Onion Knight, Cecil, Bartz, Terra, Cloud, Squall, Zidane, Tidus, Shantotto, Vaan, Lightning, Warrior of Midland and Noctis). Big fight occurs Dissidia-style…
    That would be fan-service overload ^_^

    • I’d pass. Kingdom Hearts struggled to go stray from the dependance on the FF fanservice, a couple of new guess stars should be all dandy but that just there is overkill lol.

      I hope a new boss sides from Sephiroth shows up.

      • MrRobbyM

        I’d love to take down a different FF villain now that you mention it.

        • I personally would like to fight Ultimecia in Radiant Garden, perhaps Gilgamesh on a sort of arena or maybe Caius since XIII is so hot nowadays.

          • Anime10121

            Either would be awesome!

        • Sebastian Lothian

          I wanted a Noctis boss fight to be honest.

      • MrJechgo

        Really don’t understand the reluctance, if KH3 is supposed to be the last game, might as well go for broke, especially since if it wasn’t for FF, KH wouldn’t have been where they are today.

        • Anime10121

          But its not the last game :/

        • It’s not the last game.
          Kingdom Hearts it’s no longer 100% Final Fantasy fanservice, there’s Dissidia and Thearythm for that.

          PD: Organization has new members too, get with the times!

        • Ixbran

          Its only the last game in terms of, its the final Entry in the Dark Seeker Saga.

          the series will continue after this, just with a new villain.

      • Wait what

        Honestly, I always felt the opposite, it never had enough Final Fantasy. I don’t know how many people remember this now, but the original KH game was marketed as a cross-over between FF and Disney. In the end Disney got 98% of the spotlight in that game. Every sequel has moved more away from the crossover idea, and the focus became KH’s original story. Which is totally fine, but they still use Disney worlds as all the locations and Disney characters as the main party members.

        I think it’s only be fair to visit some Final Fantasy worlds and have some more Final Fantasy characters. Have Sora go through quick retellings of some of the major FF games. If not in KH3, then in the next one, after the “Xehanort Saga” is over. I mean we can only visit the same old Disney worlds so many times, and they’ve already used most of the good ones.

        • I dunno about you but after KH II I barely even cared for cameos from either Disney or Final Fantasy, or at least my focus was not entirely there since the game stood for itself now, with Dissidia also released then I no longer cared for the FF add ups.

          If we were to visit Final Fantasy worlds the main focus of Kingdom Hearts would be lost, there just too much story going on in each Final Fantasy worlds in comparison to Disney stories.

          For KH III as a numbered entry should be alright to add a couple of new FF characters both old (FF V VI) or new (XII XIII or even Versus) but I hope it’s not too much.

  • Coreven

    >new clothing
    Hmph. Say goodbye to drive forms.

    • Aside from Final Form they all seemed more like a drag to get abilities you should automatically obtain eventually anyway such as High Jump IMO.

    • Sebastian Lothian

      It doesn’t mean that his new clothes won’t come with the ability though. It is still a possibility.

  • EX+

    Great! I think we’ll be getting some of the footage described here in the interview Nomura is having.

  • PreyMantis

    It’s not a problem for me since I’ll be getting a PS4 in the future, but I’m still quite puzzled why this game, or the collection for that matter, is not coming to the Wii U. The system is more than capable (as shown with Monolith Soft’s X and the garden tech demo back when it was first announced), so it’s just weird.

    • EX+

      I’m not sure either. I’d make this game for the Wii U before the Xbone, but if it was on the Wii U, it might be a watered down port.

      • PreyMantis

        That’s what weird about it. SE is releasing it for the XBone, which MS systems never had anything to do with KH, and skipping the Wii U. You could say that the Wii U is not selling so well right now, but the Xbone doesn’t even have a single sale, yet. It makes no sense.

        • Steven Higgins

          Bet it has a TON of Pre-Orders though.

    • kthanxyousuck

      You would think they would be considering it for Wii U considering about what? 5 of the KH games were on the nintendo handheld system.

    • Guest

      It has to do with how different are the systems architecture more than the raw power, I believe.

      “Tetsuya Nomura all but ruled out a Wii U version of Kingdom Hearts III. Nomura explained that the team is developing it using DirectX 11. The Wii U’s inability to properly support DirectX 11 is apparently one of the major reasons third-parties pointed to when asked why their PlayStation 4/Xbox One games aren’t planned for Wii U.”

      • PreyMantis

        The Wii U (nor the PS4) may not be using DX11, but it’s capable of outputting DX11 features as apparent to Candle that uses DX11 features. Another thing to note is that one of the main features of Unity 3D’s game engine on the Wii U is making use of advanced lighting and shader technology offered through DirectX 11 equivalent APIs and utilizing shader 4.0 or higher features. Heck, the garden tech demo back when the Wii U was first announced look way more impressive than both KH3 and FFXV, so what gives?

        • Göran Isacson

          Like you say: the WiiU CAN use DirectX11 features. But it will involve extra work in order to “convert it” to the WiiU format, extra work that Square Enix just don’t think is profitable enough considering the WiiU’s install base. At least, that’s the image I’m getting.

          • PreyMantis

            Like the PS4 or the Xbone has any install base right now…

          • Göran Isacson

            That they don’t! But most analysts predict that when they they release, they will build an install base WAAYYY quicker than the WiiU did and Squenix are probably basing their decisions on those predictions.

  • refrain

    Who wanna bet that Lightning will be in this game?

    • EX+

      I’d prefer Noctis. Mainly because he and Sora are so similar aside from hair colour.

      • Nice Boat Quatro

        I think Noel would fit better since he is also a traveller. Noctis’ character may be too dark for the story.

        • LightZero

          Cloud is one of the most screwed up character in the series and he appeared in KH. If you played Xenogears then you will know Cloud is basically Fei lite.

          Thus far Noctis hasn’t shown anything “too dark”. I’m no FFVII fanboy but I doubt he will surpass Cloud or Terra from FFVI in the “too dark” category. He could fit if Nomura wants Noctis to show up.

          • Nice Boat Quatro

            The thing is that all dark characters are altered for KH. In Advent Children Cloud’s problem was that he was going to die while in KHII he was just chasing Sephiroth (who didn’t even want mass genocide).

            In early trailers Noctis was seen impaling enemies and breaking a guy’s neck. Nomura could alter it so that Noctis tickle his enemies though but I’m just saying Noel and Serah would be more fitting.

          • EX+

            I hope Noctis is still quite brutal in battle, even in KH3. The series isn’t happy go lucky at all. We all know that. I think that the series needs a few darker characters, for the darker side of the stories.

          • MrSirFeatherFang

            I just wanna hear Rinoa voiced…

          • Rayhan PromisedGallery

            Wasn’t there already some hint about her? Leon got some letter with butterfly in KH2 credits

          • Demeanor

            Raijin! Senretsu! Hagan! Hoten! Tenbu! Ryuujin! Koho! Fuukei! Chikei! Kakei! Suikei! Kokei! Yamikei!!! XD sry couldn’t resist XD
            I too would like some cameo appearances, maybe like arena boss, Tales-style, Serah and Noel + some monsters would fit the bill nicely ^ ^

    • DivinePhoenix69

      Her chances are pretty high due to the 13 series being more recent and her popularity(despite what fanboys on the internet would have you believe).

      That and the 13 characters were designed by Nomura so its likely he would include characters he designed. Noctis making an appearance is also pretty likely as well.

    • MrRobbyM

      I’d bet both Light and Noctis will both be in the game. Noctis more likely than Light since FFXV will be the last main FF game to release before KH3.

      • DragKudo

        They could act as Brother and sister in this game. and give sora a gun keyblade?

      • Altumn

        I would disagree. Lightning has has three Final Fantasy games after her, one of the games is solely her, she’s had a fashion show (along with Hope and Sahz), and she’s basically the reason they made Dissidia 012… I think theyre pushing her “likability”.

        P.S. I love her, just stating what I notice.

        • MrRobbyM

          Good points. Just keep in mind that XV and Kingdom Hearts in general is largely Nomura. Not to mention both games having similar combat systems.

          Like I said, I’m sure both with make an appearance but I still think Noctis is a bit more likely.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      go light ;D

    • Not unless Gilgamesh joins in on the ride, too! Both are Dimensional hoppers, after all!

  • AoNoise

    What about a new theme song by Utada Hikaru?

    Simple and Clean has been overused as hell (hell is overused) and you rarely hear Sanctuary,

    • Lee Chueng

      Really don’t know if she’s willing to do it again… since Square didn’t pay her for singing the song. Plus she’s on hiatus since some time ago. also not so long ago, her mother died as well.

      • RegReach

        by the time the game comes out her vacation will be over

      • Really? That’s sad. I’m sorry to hear about her loss. :(

        • Anime10121

          They paid her, they just didnt want to pay her for 2 versions of one song (NA/Japanese versions).

          • I was talking about her mother, but that sucks too.

          • Anime10121

            Oh my bad misread what you were talking about :P

            But yeah, her mom (who was also a singer back in the day) died a month or two ago…

      • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

        It was Disney that refused to pay her, apparently. She’s on record saying ‘Disney don’t pay’. That’s about all I know though.

      • DragKudo

        She came off of hiatus this year. she also did a song for Evangelion 3.0 During her hiatus.

        • Steven Higgins

          But when she cam off hiatus, she became a radio personality, she didn’t go back to being a singer.

    • kthanxyousuck

      Aww but I can’t imagine another theme besides simple and clean. Especially the orchestra version.

    • DivinePhoenix69

      I have a feeling Utada wont be returning for this one unfortunately due to Disney refusing to pay her for the songs. She also stated in an interview back in 09 that she probably wont be doing the theme for KH3(things could have changed by now though so idk). Plus she is currently on hiatus so yea…

  • HerosLight

    Upload the new trailer now!!

    I wanna see it!

    • EX+

      Don’t worry about it bro. The convo with creators interview will show some of the footage. You know how the FFXV TGS trailer came out along with the interview? I can see the same thing happening here. I’ve been digging around for a while and I haven’t found the trailer yet.

  • Rishtopher

    Hmm, I’ve always wondered what the purpose of those non-public trailers were. Do they refine the trailers after those closed events before they’re made available to the public? If so, then I think that makes sense but I haven’t heard of that happening.

    Excited for the new costumes I think. I really liked the KH3D costumes, so I hope they look similar to those ones.

  • Suriel Cruz

    PREPOSTEROUS!!! Talking about a NEW TRAILER and NOT showing it.

    edit: Here it is…

  • artemisthemp

    Xion > Axel > What ever

    • MrTyrant

      Axel has a Keyblade now so why not.

      • Steven Higgins

        Lea, dammit Lea. He not Axel anymore he’s Lea. Got it memorized?

        • MrTyrant

          Chill out.

          • Steven Higgins

            But he told everybody. No one listens :(

  • MrTyrant

    I know people would get mad but I would like a completly new main character to play.

    • I’d say wait till the Xehanort Saga ends and KH IV happens buuut I think Nomura said he will continue Sora’s story lol.

  • roockie112

    I hope Lea and Riku are playable characters Aside of Sora

  • Richard N

    I’m still holding out for some Tactics characters to show up! Advance kids can show up too, as long as I get someone from the original!!

  • Jesse

    No word on if Kairi will be playable yet, though. D=

    • AkiraScare

      Probably wont happen (TT_TT)

  • AkiraScare

    If all the keybladers should be playable… then they should just make a fighting Kingdom Hearts Game (^_^)

    • Too soon. Perhaps after this game and when Aqua’s Journey into the World of Darkness is finally covered in playable form.

      • Steven Higgins

        Never. Disney won’t allow it. Dissidia was supposed to be KH but they said no.

        • Please, Disney contradicts themselves nowadays. It will happen eventually.

          • Steven Higgins

            IDK, they’re pretty strict about violence nowadays, even fantasy violence. Used to be villains suffered terrible, violent deaths. Burning, impalement, strangulation. Now they’re either imprisoned crumpled to dust or redeemed.

          • Disney Deaths in their Movies were always about falling from really high places (it will be very ironic for the company in the future…). That never did changed. Except maybe with 1st and 2nd Party studios, where they favor ironic, backfiring ends. In any case, Disney isn’t a good exemplary figure for things like this. Disney has many labels, they make products that cover all audiences. Even the ones that like gritty, dark and edgy stuff!

            But really now, Volence isn’t just Blood and Visceral Gore-like injuries. If you want that, go somewhere else. Violence is a very versatile theme. DISNEY uses it all the time! And yes, Violence is key in most storytelling tecniques. It must have meaning, while not letting it cross the “misogynistic” line. Disney can create a Fighting Gam however they want it to be like. When they do it, they will know how.

  • Ronldbx6

    Holy moly, can’t wait to see this! I didn’t expect any new trailers any time soon.

  • Göran Isacson

    Holy crap. They… they’ve weaponized DISNEY WORLD. Sora will be able to summon rides. I do not know if this is madness, or brilliance.

    Also “Riku will return” NO REALLY the guy who’s like the second biggest character in the series makes an appearance, what I want to know is if we will see playable Kairi… or at least a Kairi who doesn’t just get kidnapped this time around.

    • MogCakes

      I’d like to see Kairi be playable as well. Interchange the various keyblade wielders in the main party or have separate stories for the paths of each one with Sora’s being the meat of it. Having Kairi/Riku as party members would be awesome.

      • Göran Isacson

        That would be cool, But I wonder if it will happen. I believe they once said that the mainline games should have Sora, Donald and Goofy as the party members since that’s the “basis” of the game. Now I’d really like to see something like, say, Sora, Donald and Goofy doing their thing, and maybe Kairi and Lea doing a thing of their own, and Mickey and Riku being a third track. So it’s kind of like Team Classic, Team Newbies and Team Royal Buttkicking, each pursuing their own path in stopping Xehanort.

        Mostly I think I’d just like to see Kairi meet Merida, if they actually use Pixar movies who are that modern.


    >Sora’s Keyblade appears to change its form into a weapon that can shoot multiple Fire spells.
    Gunkeyblade or Keygunblade?

    I hope they lightining in the game. I really want to see her fight in the KH style

  • VenerableSage

    I just want to know why Sora wasn’t given some of the sleights from (Re) Chain of Memories as some of his actual abilities in the later titles.

    I mean, I definitely think he could still make use of Tornado and Lethal Frame and I would think that Firaga Burst and Stardust Blitz would be extremely fun to make use of in a non-card-based scenario. (I would also say regular Blitz would be great too, but I guess it’s just kind of a standard aerial combo…)

    (Yes, there’s the part where Naminé mind-wiped it, but that doesn’t mean that the abilities themselves couldn’t return.)

    • Göran Isacson

      I think most of those spells actually came back in Birth By Sleep, and also existed in Dream Drop Distance? Firaga Burst definitely is in both those games, as is Tornado and Lethal Frame. And Donald hasn’t been around to initiate Stardust Blitz in quite a few games.

      • VenerableSage

        If that’s the case, then ignore the previous!

        I haven’t played BBS (probably will invest once 2.5 comes out) and I just recently purchased a 3DS, so I haven’t played DDD either.

        • Göran Isacson

          Aaah, gotcha. I have a personal theory as to why those moves were in CoM and then came back for later games (that is to say I’ve written my own excuse when the real reason is probably that they were not in KH2 because they didn’t fit that games vision of game balance), but it’s kinda spoilery so if you haven’t played those games I shall simply hold my tongue.

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    Pic preview

    Also, can we have a “Don’t listen to Ondore’s lies!” minigame?

  • Azurelegance

    I can’t wait to see that trailer.

  • doctorpope181

    Nomura, prease … prease get Hikki to make another theme song >.>

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Awesome! Can’t wait!

  • Chaos_Knight

    I wish they would give Donald and Goofy new outfits. Not that I’m sick of them now.

  • mike dickson

    am i the only one who wants to see kairi playable i mean she is important to the plot too

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