During Disney’s D23 Expo briefing at the Anaheim Convention Center, Series Director Tetsuya Nomura announced the release date of one of the most anticipated titles in the gaming industry.
Kingdom Hearts III releases in 2018. Although we didn’t get a specific release date, at least we now have a time-frame. Another piece of fascinating news is the addition of the classic world of Toy Story to Kingdom Hearts III. This marks the first ever inclusion of a Disney-Pixar franchise in a Kingdom Hearts title.
“For those who haven’t played before, Kingdom Hearts is an action RPG where the main hero—a Keyblade wielder named Sora—is joined by Donald Duck and Goofy as they travel across the Disney worlds to fight against the dark and spreading threat of the shadowy creatures known as the Heartless. So far, they’ve travelled to dozens of Disney worlds, and by the time Kingdom Hearts III comes out, more than 200+ Disney characters will have appeared in the franchise.
But the inclusion of Toy Story as one of those worlds is an extra special milestone, as it marked the very first time a Disney•Pixar title has appeared in the series’ 15 year history!”
Kingdom Hearts III releases in 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One. Make sure to check out Toy Story’s story trailer below!