This past weekend at D23 Expo Japan 2018, a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, held at Tokyo Disney Resort, SQUARE ENIX and Disney thrilled fans with the announcement of a new Disney•Pixar film based world, Monsters, Inc., in KINGDOM HEARTS III. Two new trailers, revealed during the Expo, take viewers deep into the frights and delights of the animated classic as Sora, Donald and Goofy transform into monsters to blend into the Monstropolis cityscape.
During their epic adventure, Sora and his companions join forces with Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, with a special appearance by Boo. Fright team all-stars Mike and Sulley lend their scaring talents and special combination attacks against their enemies.
SQUARE ENIX also revealed new cutscenes and gameplay from the Toy Story-inspired world, Disney princess Rapunzel (Tangled) as a party member, flashy Keyblade transformations, a link system featuring Ariel (The Little Mermaid), and the return of Dream Eater Meow Wow as well as KINGDOM HEARTS villains Marluxia and Vanitas.
Fans were also treated to a second trailer teasing a mysterious exchange between Riku and King Mickey and the announcement of a new theme song by international sensation and series veteran singer Hikaru Utada, titled “DON’T THINK TWICE.”
KINGDOM HEARTS III will be available across the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, and the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment in 2018. This title is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
About the KINGDOM HEARTS Series
KINGDOM HEARTS is a series of role-playing games created through the collaboration of Disney and Square Enix. Since the first KINGDOM HEARTS was released in March 2002 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the series has expanded with several additional entries. The series celebrated its 15th anniversary on March 2017, and has shipped over 22 million units worldwide.
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