It’s been quite the month for Square Enix and their final entry in the current Kingdom Hearts storyline, in Kingdom Hearts III. Just last week, they delivered the opening cinematic movie for KHIII and then, just a few days later, a bevy of Xbox One copies were stolen and released. (If you’re afraid of spoilers and are a frequent internet browser, proceed with caution. If you’re one of the few who got an advanced copy, don’t be that guy.) Nevertheless, that mishap hasn’t stopped Square Enix and the Kingdom Hearts III hype train in their tracks. Instead, they’ve just arrived at their latest stop to deliver a powerful new trailer that is sure to leave several Kingdom Hearts fans speculating for the next month!
This is the Final Battle trailer!
As unexpected events begin to unfold in the Disney worlds at the hands of the enemy’s dark ambitions, the heroic trio of Sora, Donald, and Goofy find adventures ahead—from aquatic battles in the world of Pirates of the Caribbean to dances with the townspeople in the Kingdom of Corona from Tangled. We also get a first look at Stitch from Lilo and Stitch, a cooking-themed Ratatouille keyblade, conversations involving Organization XIII members, and a glimpse at Kairi wielding a keyblade!
There’s a lot of fascinating bits in this trailer like Riku fighting Young Riku with Xehanort Riku looking on (Just typing that was a mind-bender), Xehanort doing his best Cribs impression and flat-out informing everyone that the new Organization XIII are him from different time periods (This was revealed in one of the handheld versions), and Donald seemingly sacrificing himself(?). There’s a lot to unpack here. Thankfully, we have a little over a month to marinate on all of this. The one hope I have, as a Kingdom Hearts fan, is that this is the last trailer. Sure, you can give a launch trailer that’s just an amalgamation of previous trailers, but don’t give us any new content. We need surprise, intrigue, and that’s what you’ve done thus far.
Now, sit back and gear up for the epic launch of Kingdom Hearts III on January 29, 2019 for Xbox One and Playstation 4!