E3 2015: Kingdom Hearts III Looks Great

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

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While Square threatened to disappoint Kingdom Hearts fans with Unchained for mobile platforms, they followed up with real news on the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III, and the trailer looks amazing.

Like Kingdom Hearts II, it features a Sora that’s grown up considerably and gained some brand-new powers since the last major installment. The trailer put a lot of focus on seeing him traverse terrain that looks a lot nicer than before, including running straight up a wall to confront a titanic enemy at the top.

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The other major showcase is a bit of shooting that Sora can do. We see him split his Keyblade into two pistols, fire at some enemies, then combine them back into a huge cannon. There are a couple of different designs for this showcased, and it looks like you do some basic aiming with a lot of leeway, sort of in the vein of Kid Icarus: Uprising.

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Are you guys as excited for a new full chapter in the Kingdom Hearts saga as I am?

About Phil Schipper

Phil N. Schipper joined the Operation Rainfall staff to review Android games, but soon fell in love with writing news articles and Games of the Past. His dream is to make a living writing sci-fi and fantasy novels, which is why he leads the Obscure Authors Alliance in his free time. Still, even in his stories, which usually involve insane people, video games are one of his strongest influences. He describes himself as "a Mr. Nice Guy with a horrible, horrible dark side."