Update: In a press release issued by Square Enix, the company announced that Kingdom Hearts III will be released for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox One. The press release also confirms that the game will feature a more mature Sora, who will travel with Donald Duck, Goofy, and King Mickey across familiar and new Disney worlds. The story will continue from Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and see Sora searching for seven “guardians of light” while Keyblade Master Riku looks for the Keyblade wielders introduced in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.
In a completely unexpected move, Square Enix and Disney not only announced that Kingdom Hearts III is indeed in development for PlayStation 4, but they also showed off the game’s first trailer.
While no detailed information regarding the game has been released, the trailer depicts series protagonist Sora maneuvering through classic Kingdom Hearts locales such as the Destiny Islands and Twilight Town, while also battling Heartless. While it’s unclear if the footage is pre-rendered or actual gameplay from the game, one thing is for sure: Kingdom Hearts‘ first true HD debut looks nothing short of whimsical.
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Source: Sony E3 2013 press conference