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 Gamer.ne.jp, 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.