One of the most anticipated games of the modern era is Kingdom Hearts III. The game has had an incredibly long development cycle, and will finally release in January, 2019. Like previous entries, one of the most awaited aspects is the Disney crossovers. In Kingdom Hearts III, as seen in the E3 Showcase Trailer, classic Disney and Pixar franchises will be appearing. Worlds for Frozen, Toy Story, Tangled, and Monsters Inc. will be featured. Now, at the Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix debuted a new trailer featuring the first footage of Big Hero 6. The official Kingdom Hearts YouTube channel uploaded the video with English subtitles.
The trailer features Sora, Donald, and Goofy in San Fransokyo (the fictional city in Big Hero 6). Hiro, the leader of Big Hero 6, asks Sora for help. Baymax is also naturally a focus. Impressively, San Fransokyo is rendered beautifully. Based on the footage and gameplay, the bridge will make for a fun, intense battle-zone. While Big Hero 6 is the main focus, the trailer also showcases other worlds, including Monsters Inc., Toy Story, and Tangled. Organization XIII is also featured. Aqua is seen briefly in the last scene before the logo.
Kingdom Hearts III is certainly looking like it's going to be the greatest Kingdom Hearts experience yet. On Metacritic, the highest-rated game in the series is Kingdom Hearts II, with an 87. Could Kingdom Hearts III be the first title in the franchise to achieve a 90? Everything looks to be pointing toward that. First, the cinematics and graphics are beautiful, showing how far the series has come graphically. With plenty of new Disney worlds and characters, there should be plenty of interesting new gameplay mechanics. Of course, the most important thing is that everything before this game has led up to Kingdom Hearts III. The game is an epic in the making.
Regarding Big Hero 6, it's a good thing to see the characters again. The film released in 2014 to favorable reviews, and even got a sequel TV series. Despite these things though, Big Hero 6 never seemed like the "big thing" as Toy Story and Frozen was. As of now, there doesn't seem to be a Big Hero 6 movie sequel in production. So, fans can at least look forward to seeing the characters when Kingdom Heart III launches.
Kingdom Hearts III will be released on January 29th, for PS4 and Xbox One.