Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III is an upcoming role playing video game which is currently under development and has a release date for January 29, 2019. The game will be released for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One systems and will follow the adventures of Sora and his friends and will be the end of the Xehanort Saga. It is a sequel to Kingdom Hearts II, and the final chapter in the Dark Seeker saga. Set after the events of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, returning protagonist Sora is joined by Donald Duck, Goofy, King Mickey and Riku in their search for the seven Guardians of Light and the "Key to Return Hearts" as they attempt to thwart Master Xehanort's plan to bring about a second Keyblade War. Their journey has them cross paths with characters and visit worlds based on different Disney, Pixar, and Marvel properties, and Square Enix's Final Fantasy franchise.

Kingdom Hearts III sees many returning gameplay features from the series, while expanding parties to five characters total, introducing new "Attraction Flow" attacks that incorporate various Disney Parks attractions, and mini-games inspired by classic Walt Disney Productions Mickey Mouse cartoons in the style of 1980s LCD games

Most of the worlds featured in the game based on Disney properties are new to the series,[31][32] such as the Tangled-themed Kingdom of Corona,[33][34] the Big Hero 6-themed San Fransokyo,[35][36] the Toy Story-themed Toy Box,[37][38] the Frozen-themed Arendelle,[39] and a world based on Monsters, Inc..[29] Returning worlds also appear,[32] such as the Hercules-themed Olympus,[36] Yen Sid's Mysterious Tower,[40] Pirates of the Caribbean,[41] and the realm of darkness.[42] Twilight Town, which also returns,[43] serves as a tutorial stage at the beginning of the game.[24] The "Classic Kingdom" mini-games are inspired by classic Walt Disney Productions Mickey Mouse cartoons, including Giantland, The Karnival Kid, Musical Farmer, and The Barnyard Battle.[30]

Nomura revealed the Tangled world was the first determined to be in the game, as the development team wanted to include Rapunzel due to her strong personality and her hair, saying, "she is able to utilize her hair in such a way where she's whipping it around. She can even use it for attacks, and that was just so appealing, and we thought it would make for such great gameplay".[16] The Big Hero 6 and Toy Story worlds feature an original story, with the former set after the events of the film,[44][35] and the latter set between the events of Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3. This is different from previous worlds, which loosely follow plot lines from the films on which they are based.[19] Members of Pixar Animation Studios assisted with the Toy Story world's creation.[19][37] On the amount of worlds featured in the game, Nomura noted the development team focused on creating "rich gameplay in an individual world... designed so players can take their time and enjoy the gameplay that's available" opposed to having "multiple different little worlds".[19] The game will not feature any worlds based on Final Fantasy.[45]

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