Kingdom Hearts III will be getting Frozen and Tangled worlds.
As expected, Kingdom Hearts III news has arrived. Square Enix has finally confirmed the game's long-awaited release date: January 29, 2018. The company also released a trailer for E3, focusing on new worlds and story elements. The big thing is that Disney's Frozen will be in the game. Yes, Princess Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and even the monstrous Marshmallow will be appearing. That's not all; Tangled will be featured as well.
It's a jam-packed trailer, showing the two new worlds while also establishing that this game is the culmination of everything that's come before. Frozen's world is a major focus of the trailer, showing a Princess Elsa unsure of her ability to control her powers. It seems like the major plot point of this world will be Sora helping Elsa to not "fall to the darkness." As such, it seems Frozen's world is more of a retelling than a sequel to the movie. The trailer also highlights a battle against Marshmallow. Sora will also sport some new weapons called "Blizzard Blades." It also looks like Sora, Donald, and Goofy will use Goofy's shield to surf the snow.
Meanwhile, Tangled doesn't appear as much, but we do see Rapunzel using her extraordinarily long hair to help Sora jump over a gap. We also see Wreck-it Ralph, Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc. worlds. Truly, this game looks to be a Disney fan's dream. The Gummi Ship returns, and it looks like traversing in it is going to be more extreme than what was seen in the first game. In an emotional scene, Olympus Coliseum is falling with Hercules desperately trying to hold it up.
Kingdom Heart III's story is deepened, with the trailer's final scene being one that will probably be discussed until the game's release. Aqua, a character who appeared in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, is seemingly making her return. The aspect that is generating great discussion is that she seems to be on the side of darkness, even saying, "Mickey...you're too late." It's going to be a long seven months.
It's amazing to think how many years it's been since the first Kingdom Hearts. The story began in 2002, 16 years ago. The first game was a Disney crossover, with the main draw being able to visit different worlds. The story got deeper in Chain of Memories, with the Organization joining the fray. From there, we got Kingdom Hearts II, prequels, and other installments. Finally, the big sequel to II will be upon us.
Kingdom Hearts III will be released on January 29, 2019, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.