The Tokyo Game Show is about to commence, and Kingdom Hearts III is a part of it. Today, the Kingdom Hearts Twitter account debuted the cover art for the upcoming game. Also, Square Enix unveiled an extended Big Hero 6 trailer, featuring more story elements and a closer look at the world of Big Hero 6. First, you can check out the cover art below.
The cover art continues the theme of previous games' box art, namely Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. This cover art is notable for one primary reason: it features the core group from every important game, hammering in the fact that Kingdom Hearts III is the culmination of everything that has come before. We have Sora, Kairi, and Riku - the franchise's core three characters. We have Mickey, Donald, and Goofy - the Disney mainstays. Then we have Roxas, Axel, and Xion - the core protagonists of 358/2 Days. Below we have Aqua, Ventus, and Terra - the main cast of the prequel game, Birth by Sleep. Finally, sitting by her lonesome is Naminé, who debuted in Chain of Memories with an intriguing role.
Next up is the extended trailer, featuring a closer look at Big Hero 6, and quite a few plot developments. (Make sure closed captions are turned on.)
This trailer might be the most important one yet. First, it offers a good look at the world of Big Hero 6. Those who enjoy battling in an urban landscape have a lot to look forward to, as Sora is seen in the streets and running up buildings. What looks particularly fun is riding on top of Baymax and shooting down enemies. The trailer also offers a look at Frozen, Tangled, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Like the first Kingdom Hearts, it looks like each world will have its own story.
There is a lot else going on in the trailer. The Organization is at the forefront, and Riku looks to have an intriguing role. It appears the search for Roxas will be a focal point. Aqua, who has been much discussed since the E3 showcase trailer, also appears. "All that's left in my heart is misery and despair, and I want you to feel it!" she says. The final scenes are all fascinating; this truly looks to be the greatest Kingdom Hearts experience yet.
Kingdom Hearts III will be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 29th, 2019.