Sora and crew move into Andy's room, Kingdom Hearts III arrives in 2018

By Dale Bashir on Jul 17, 2017

Looks like we've reached beyond infinity because Sora, Donald and Goofy are teaming up with Woody and Buzz in Kingdom Hearts III. The announcement of the new world and the game's release year was made last weekend at Disney's annual D23 Expo, along with a plethora of announcements for Disney's other properties, including Pixar films, Star Wars and the next Avengers film. 

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The trailer is 5 minutes long and  starts off with some new areas of Mount Olympus with Sora using Flowmotion and Shot Locks to traverse the area. It also shows Sora fighting off some Nobodies in front of the Old Mansion in Twilight Town and the trailer also shows off a new Iron Giant like heartless that Sora, Donald, Goofy and Hercules fight in the middle of a town in the Mount Olympus level, which looks a lot like fighting an Iron Giant in Final Fantasy XV.

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The real surprise comes when Sora and crew arrive in a room that is very familiar to most Pixar fans. Andy's room from Toy Story 2 is the main hub for the world and the story involves Sora and his friends helping out Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Ham and Rex in searching for the other toys in Andy's room who went missing when the Heartless invades their world. Sora, Donald and Goofy all have new forms where they look like action figures, to help them blend in with the other toys.

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Woody and Buzz soon come to the conclusion that they must all venture out of Andy's room and find their friends, they head out to a nearby toy store. It is here that the trailer shows off some new additions to Kingdom Hearts III, like Sora being able to have 4 party members with him at once, with Woody and Buzz both able to join the party without switching out Donald or Goofy. A new Keyblade is also shown that takes the motifs of Woody's wild wild west theme and Buzz's space theme. With a new Keyblade comes with new Keyblade transformations like a hammer mode, a drill and even The Claw from Toy Story. Another cool move in Sora's arsenal this time around is that he can hijack these mech-like Heartlesses (though they look like The Unversed from Birth By Sleep) and go all D.Va on the battlefield. The trailer ends with Young Xehanort giving one of his famous monologues and the words "Coming Soon 2018".

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Kingdom Hearts III arrives in 2018 for Playstation 4 and XBox One in 2018. We can't wait to be reunited with our childhood heroes of the silver screen and our consoles of old. 

Dale Bashir
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