Named after the official Disney fan club, the D23 Expo happens every two years. The latest convention just concluded yesterday, and there are a ton of announcements we need to discuss.
And no, I’m not talking about the Infinity War footage that was only shown to the select few that were lucky to be in the room, but a different trailer that actually got released to the public, and has fans coming out of the woodwork filled with excitement.
That’s right! It’s time to talk about Kingdom Hearts III.
In case your childhood was spent living under a rock, King Hearts follows Sora, one of the masters of the keyblade, as he travels across different worlds that are basically just Disney movies, alongside Donald and Goofy, defeating enemies know as the “heartless.” There’s also Final Fantasy characters that appear from here to there, and Mickey is a bad ass in a hooded cloak. Trust me, it’s awesome.
There’s also a ton of backstory that I don’t have the time to get into, but just know that even though this game is called Kingdom Hearts III, it’s actually the 12th installment in the series.
After knowing basically nothing about the release date of this game for the past 10 years, Disney blessed us at D23 with an amazing trailer:
Yep, that’s right! We’re going to infinity and beyond!
Not only will KH3 feature the return of Olympus (Hercules’ world), but the franchise will get it’s first ever Pixar themed world centered around Toy Story!
Plus, there are a lot of cool things you may have missed. Besides the fact that the weapons look fucking awesome, you don’t have to drop anyone from your party to add new characters! That means both Buzz and Woody can fight alongside you and you don’t even have to get rid of Donald or Goofy!
As of right now, Kingdom Hearts III has a vague release date of 2018. My guess is the Holiday season, so start writing your lists to Santa!