An Unexpected E3 Surprise

*Header image courtesy of Square Enix*

It’s only the second day of E3, and my greatest gaming wish has come true. Earlier today, Square Enix director Tetsuya Nomura revealed a new gameplay trailer for Kingdom Hearts III!

Behold the 2:41 video in all of its spectacular glory.

The trailer showed off what appeared to be an extension of the Olympus Coliseum stage. While normally centered around Hercules’ amphitheater, we see Sora and the crew defeating Heartless on Mount Olympus. Furthermore, the trailer showcased Sora fighting one of the mythological titans, specifically the rock titan. Fans of the 1997 Disney film, Hercules, will instantly recognize this big bad.

After the combat segment, the trailer concluded with Sora, Donald and Goofy speaking with two individuals about attempting to bring back Roxas. Roxas, for those who may have forgotten, was the temporary protagonist of Kingdom Hearts II, as well as being Sora’s Nobody. Essentially, he is the Heartless version of Sora. This interaction could have possibly revealed the plot for this installment. Perhaps Sora is on a quest to restore Roxas’ heart.

And finally, as if Nomura wasn’t gracious enough, the trailer stated that a brand-new trailer, as well as a new world, will be revealed at the D23 Expo 2017 on July 15. The Expo is held in Anaheim, California.

With the recent revelation that Kingdom Hearts III, was nowhere near completion, I wasn’t expecting much during this year’s E3. Yet, with two trailers being shown within a month of each other, I couldn’t be more excited. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to watch the trailer for the 57th time.

 

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