Kingdom Hearts 3 Gets a 2018 Release Date, Toy Story Trailer and More


Kingdom Hearts 3 has finally appeared from the shadows once again. This time Disney has some very exciting news. 

Finally, after a very long wait, Disney revealed at the D23 Expo that Kingdom Hearts 3 will be launching in 2018. This is a huge relief for fans, as many people were not expecting the game until years later, if it would ever release at all. 

That's not the only exciting news. Disney also revealed a new trailer for the game, featuring a brand new Toy Story setting.

Sora, Donald, and Goofy will be accompanied by Woody and Buzz Lightyear to defeat the heartless in their world. For the first time in the series, you will be able to have 5 party members. 

Game Director Tetsuya Nomura suggested there would be a second playable character in an interview with IGN.

"So it would be tough to introduce many, multiple playable characters, but there is an intention of adding a playable character aside from Sora. Unfortunately we’re not able to disclose who it is yet, but there will be [another playable character]," Nomura said.

Nomura also stated that the game could have even more than 5 party members at a time. 

"D-Link, that has been done away with. It was actually a compromise in a previous iteration because we were not able to display multiple characters on that platform in that game," Nomura said. "We’re able to depict multiple characters. Up to five people can join, even more, multiple characters can join your party."

In another article, he revealed to IGN that a possible Switch port could be on the way.

Last but not least, new photos have been revealed for the game, showing off worlds from Hercules, Tangled, Big Hero 6, and returning Kingdom Hearts worlds Twilight Town and Mysterious Tower.




This is a lot to take in for Kingdom Hearts fans. After being fed little information over the years, the game seems to finally be close to finish. Much more details are expected within the next year considering the nearing release date of 2018.