Fans of the unique Disney-Final Fantasy mashup series Kingdom Hearts have been waiting a very long time for Kingdom Hearts III. At the D23 Expo in Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix and Disney teased two new trailers, one of which showed off a new Monsters, Inc world. The Japanese trailers feature English subtitles. Kingdom Hearts III is still currently scheduled for a 2018 release.
The trailer reveals our monsterized heroes Sora, Donald, and Goofy joining forces with Sully, Mike Wazowski, and the little girl Boo. It also reveals more cutscenes and gameplay from the Toy Story and Tangled worlds. Rapunzel (and Flynn) are confirmed party members along with the ability to summon Rapunzel’s tower, as well as summoning Ariel from The Little Mermaid. The Toy Story world was previously announced during the D23 2017 event last year.
The second trailer reveals some more gameplay footage set over the new Kingdom Hearts III theme song, “Don’t Think Twice,” by series singer Hikaru Utada. The end of the trailer teases a scene between Riku and King Mickey.
The first Kingdom Hearts was released in 2002 for the PlayStation 2, and became one of the best-selling, most beloved games on the console. The sequel arrived in 2006. In the decade-plus since only handheld spin-offs, prequels, and remasters have been released. A massive compilation pack, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix, launched last year on the PlayStation 4, and includes most of the Kingdom Hearts releases to date.
Kingdom Hearts III is scheduled to release later this year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Kingdom Hearts series is rated E for Everyone with Fantasy Violence.