During D23 Expo in Anaheim, California this past weekend, Square Enix and Disney unveiled its latest trailer for Kingdom Hearts III, showcasing the first world based on Disney Pixar’s brilliant animated movie, Toy Story.
Toy Story captured the hearts of children all around the world in 1996 when Disney Pixar’s animated film about one child’s toys coming to life released in cinemas worldwide and now players will get to visit that very same world when Kingdom Hearts III officially launches in 2018 for Xbox One and PS4.
The trailer, premiered by famed series director Tetsuya Nomura follows main series characters Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy as the trio join Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Hamm, Rex and Sarge in the investigation of the disappearance of their fellow toys and Andy, and the emergence of the Heartless enemies in their world.
“At long last, we are excited to open up the Kingdom Hearts universe to include the world of Disney•Pixar’s ‘Toy Story,’” said Tetsuya Nomura. “I’m sure fans have been anticipating the inclusion of this world for many years. The narrative will be an original story exclusive to Kingdom Hearts III, and the gameplay will feel characteristic of the ‘Toy Story’ style and aesthetic. Please stay tuned for more details to be revealed soon.”
Through an original storyline, fans will get a first look at Kingdom Hearts III‘s Toy Story themed looks, all-new toys including special Keyblades that transform and give Sora unique attacks to unleash on Heartless enemies.
Kingdom Hearts III is expected to release in 2018 for Xbox One and PS4.