The moment many have been waiting for has arrived. At Disney’s ‘D23’ event, a new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer was shown off. Not only does it reveal some new gameplay and story details, but it shows off the 4th Disney world to be announced for the game. We now know that the game will include the world of Toy Story, along with the previously revealed locations from Tangled, Hercules, and Big Hero 6. This marks the first time ever that a Pixar property has been featured in a Kingdom Hearts game. As the trailer shows, the Toy Story characters are beautifully rendered in Kingdom Hearts 3‘s ‘Kingdom Shader’, and look nearly identical to the way they did in the Toy Story films.
The trailer also demonstrates the sheer size of Kingdom Hearts 3‘s worlds, as Sora and his team can be seen wandering around outside Andy’s room. We also find out that both Buzz Lightyear and Woody will be accompanying you during your battles in this world, bringing the current maximum party size up to five (two bigger than in Kingdom Hearts 2).
Lastly, it also reveals that the game is planned for release in 2018. Whether it will be a late or early 2018 release we don’t know, but hopefully we can expect new information sooner rather than later.