One of the best parts of the Kingdom Hearts experience was always having the opportunity to experience new and different worlds. Hence, why we’ve been enamored with the trailers that revolve around Monsters Inc., Frozen, and Tangled. While it’s always fun to play something new, it is equally exciting to return to the worlds we last experienced roughly 12 years ago. The latest trailer for Kingdom Hearts III shows that we’ll be returning to a world that’s become a mainstay in the Kingdom Hearts franchise, the Hundred Acre Wood.
Sora returns to 100 Acre Wood with KINGDOM HEARTS III! Check out additional gameplay revealing Sora’s team-up attacks with Rapunzel and Captain Jack Sparrow. Watch the forces of light and darkness gather as the battle for KINGDOM HEARTS approaches!
The first Kingdom Hearts game was the first chance we had to see the Hundred Acre Wood in action, but it was only a mini-game that almost seemed like an after-thought. Kingdom Hearts II actually gave us a story, allowing us to spend more meaningful time with Winnie the Pooh and friends. It looks like Kingdom Hearts III may be reverting back to mini-game status with the Hundred Acre Wood but, with all the other intense action they showed in that trailer, it may be a nice break.
What may be the greatest part of this trailer, was the return of an all-out war scenario. Kingdom Hearts II‘s Battle for Hollow Bastion was the first time we had to overcome wave after wave of Heartless. From the looks of Kingdom Hearts III, it appears they’ve turned it up to 11, with the addition of Nobodies and never-before-seen tank-like enemies.
The battle intensifies when Kingdom Hearts III releases January 29, 2019 on Playstation 4 and Xbox One.