Kingdom Hearts III
It’s been ten years since we first met Sora in Kingdom Hearts and watched him team up with Donald and Goofy on a quest to find King Mickey and ultimately save the various worlds in the Disney universe from the clutches of the Heartless. Through the next nine games to be released we have watched Sora and company grow up while facing new foes and making new friends along the way. As well as learning of the history of the Kingdom Hearts universe and everyone in it. On June 10th, 2013, during Sony’s E3 Press Conference, a teaser for Kingdom Hearts III was shown with the words “In Development” displaying after it ended. That trailer alone is enough reason for me to go out and get a PS4. But according to Square Enix, Kingdom Hearts III will also be available on the Xbox One. This means no matter which of the two new next gen consoles people decide to get, they all can enjoy Kingdom Hearts III.
Kingdom Hearts III will be placed at the end of the Kingdom Hearts timeline after Dream, Drop, Distance; the Kingdom Hearts title released on the Nintendo 3DS. Believing light and darkness must remain in balance, Master Xehanort seeks to spark war against the ‘tyranny of light’ to restore equilibrium. In an effort to undermine Xehanort’s plot, Sora, Donald and Goofy search for seven guardians of light while King Mickey and Riku search for previous Keyblade wielders.
For those who have not played Birth By Sleep, the Kingdom Hearts game available on the PSP, Master Xehanort has been trying to create a universe with both light and darkness having equal reign, since before Sora first learned of his ability to wield the Keyblade. If not for the efforts of the young Keyblade wielders you control in that game, he would have succeeded. With Xehanort returning to finish what he started, Sora, Riku, King Mickey, Donald, and Goofy will have their work cut out for them.
I cannot express how impatient I am to get my hands on this game. Luckily Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX will be releasing here in America on September 10th, 2013 for the PS3. People who pre-order the game will receive a limited edition art book. This offer is available from the Square Enix store or Gamestop, and is priced at $39.99 USD. I’ve already got my copy pre-ordered.
Here is the Kingdom Hearts III teaser showcased during E3.