Kingdom Hearts III Trailer Focuses on Tangled as Development Team Scrambles Towards Launch
Kingdom Hearts III shows off Kingdom Corona within the Tangled Universe, including Flynn Rider, Rapunzel and some gameplay.
Kingdom Hearts III is easily the biggest production that Square Enix has pushed in years, with many people waiting nearly a decade and a half since the last mainline release. And with the release coming in under three months, Kingdom Hearts III Director Tetsuya Nomura let everyone know that the development team is loaded with work–so much so he has to miss out on Italian Lucca Comic & Games 2018. At least, according to a Tweet from the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter:
A special message from #KingdomHearts franchise director Tetsuya Nomura:
"I was supposed to visit #LuccaCG18 but as development on #KingdomHearts III is coming to an end, I have to focus on development. Instead, I've prepared a special trailer for everyone – please watch!"
— Kingdom Hearts (@KINGDOMHEARTS) November 3, 2018
On the plus side, as the Tweet noted, we get a brand new Kingdom Hearts III trailer to liven up the weekend.
Seen below, the brand new trailer focuses this time on the Tangled universe, Corona. You get to see Sora, Goofy and Donald run into Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (err–Eugene Fitzherbert if we are being technical). While the trailer is short, there is a ton to love about it. Rapunzel is true-to-character being over the top and exuberant. Meanwhile, Flynn and Sora range from mildly entertained to downright annoyed. The characters seem like great additions, even if I’m not yet sold on Flynn’s voice acting.
This is far from the first time we’ve seen the Tangled universe in a Kingdom Hearts III trailer, however it is the most fleshed out version. The first time it was revealed was ahead of E3 2018 during the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra’s Encore World Tour. The trailer would later get debuted at Square Enix’s E3 Press Conference, as well as the first glance of the Ratatouille section.
Kingdom Hearts III will release in the West on January 29th, 2019, and in Japan just a few days earlier on January 25th for PS4 and Xbox One. In case you didn’t pre-order your copy of the game just yet, you can do so on Amazon. Meanwhile, you can check out the brand new trailer below:
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