D23 2013: Kingdom Hearts III Gameplay Trailer

Monday, October 14th, 2013

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Kingdom Hearts III Logo

It’s been a few months since Kingdom Hearts III was officially announced during the Sony press conference at E3 2013. Since then we’ve heard bits of news on and off, but nothing big. Now, however, it seems that we finally have something to get excited about. A new trailer has  just been released at the first ever Japanese D3, the same expo that just yesterday brought us the official announcement of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX.

This trailer features over a minute of Kingdom Hearts III gameplay footage. Be sure to check it out below:

Kingdom Hearts is being directed by Tetsuya Nomura, with Tai Yasue co-directing and Yoko Shimomura doing the music. It will continue Sora’s story, and we can expect most of the usual suspects to be present as well. Overall, if you’re a Kingdom Hearts fan, this is definitely something to get excited about.

Be sure to stay tuned for more news on Kingdom Hearts III, and check out oprainfall’s review of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and our Downpour Roundtable on the series.

Kingdom Hearts III will be released for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

Will you be picking up Kingdom Hearts III when it releases? Let us know in the comments below!




  • Raymond

    Wow this kingdom hearts 3 looks nuts. I am going to have to pick up this game if i ever end up getting ps4 or Xbox one. The new systems just dose not have the hype i was looking for.

  • Sparticus112b

    I kind of hate the Ship and train gimmick but….oooooooh, pretty colors.

  • Roxas_XIII

    I dunno what to think on this. The battle system looks about the same as the II, which is disappointing. I was hoping for something more like Birth By Sleep, the battle style on that was a lot more interactive and exciting. This looks kinda dry so far…
    But, I suppose this is /the/ first gameplay vid. And it was short. Its highly possible they’re saving the good stuff for later.
    … > > I’m also kinda disappointed that Sora isn’t getting a new outfit. Love the one he has, but III is a big deal; let’s change it up a little.

    • TylorW

      Actually, both he and Riku will have new outfits in III. The article that mentions that is here: http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/14/kingdom-hearts-iii-riku-making-return-new-outfits/

      All I’m hoping for is that Drive Forms make a comeback in III, because I really, REALLY want to give Xehanort a beatdown with Final Form.

    • Roxas_XIII

      Ah, fantastic! That’s actually really good to hear.

      The Drive Forms were freaking amazing. I love just spamming every button possible, flying around, kicking the crap out of everything in sight. The thing I also liked about BBS was the magic system. No mana or anything, just cooldowns. Worked soooo much better than the previous system.

    • Thanatos2k

      No, they’re making the right choice. Card and cooldown based battle systems are fine for the spinoffs but they need to go back to the core system.