Kingdom Hearts III Game Wraps Development
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Square Enix confirmed on Tuesday that it has "wrapped up" development on its Kingdom Hearts III game. Square Enix also began streaming a new trailer for the game on Tuesday. The trailer shows some of the worlds featured in the game.
Square Enix will release Kingdom Hearts III on January 25 in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on January 29 in the West. Confirmed worlds include Big Hero 6, Toy Story, Tangled, Monsters, Inc., Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen, and the returning Olympus Coliseum world.
Music producer Skrillex, singer Hikaru Utada, and record producer Poo Bear are collaborating on the opening theme song "Face My Fears." Utada is also performing the ending theme song "Don't Think Twice" (the song with Japanese lyrics is titled "Chikai" or "Oath"). The game's English audio will also feature returning cast members reprising their roles from various Disney films.
Game series director Tetsuya Nomura said during Tokyo Game Show in September that Kingdom Hearts III is "most definitely not the end of Kingdom Hearts. I'd like to continue Sora's story." Nomura again confirmed that the game will be the final game with Xehanort as the main enemy. Nomura also revealed during the event that the game will have a secret movie, but the staff are still deciding on how to implement the secret movie into the game.
The franchise is getting a Kingdom Hearts VR Experience game this winter. The VR Experience will launch in English this holiday season for free. Additionally, Sony will release a VR experience for two songs by Hikaru Utada this winter. The experience will be from Utada's tour this year.