Kingdom Hearts III Delayed to 2018, Toy Story Confirmed

While the game hasn’t had an actual release window, Square Enix has announced Kingdom Hearts III should totally, 100% seriously launch sometime next year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The news was confirmed at this year’s D23 Expo, alongside the news a Toy Story world and its corresponding characters are making it into the series for the first time. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the new Toy Story content. Here’s a brief rundown, via Square Enix:

The new trailer follows Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy to Andy’s room as they join Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Hamm, Rex and Sarge’s investigation into the disappearance of their fellow toys and Andy, and the emergence of the Heartless enemies in their world. Featuring an original storyline, fans will get a first look at the dynamic trio’s Toy Story-themed looks, all-new toys, such as the Gigas, and special Keyblades that transform and give Sora unique attacks to unleash on Heartless enemies.

Series director Tetsuya Nomura also talked up the addition of Toy Story:

“At long last, we are excited to open up the Kingdom Hearts universe to include the world of Disney Pixar’s Toy Story. I’m sure fans have been anticipating the inclusion of this world for many years. The narrative will be an original story exclusive to Kingdom Hearts III, and the gameplay will feel characteristic of the Toy Story style and aesthetic. Please stay tuned for more details to be revealed soon.”

A new Hercules-themed trailer was also released, which you can view above.

Square Enix also confirmed that alongside the new trailer all users who log into Kingdom Hearts: Union χ from July 16th to the August 16th will get a powerful “Kingdom Hearts III Sora [EX] Medal.”

Brandon Orselli

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