Remember Sora’s Drive Forms from Kingdom Hearts II? They’re back in Kingdom Hearts III, and with two new forms: Guard Form and Power Form.
The first, Guard Form, was revealed by the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account. In it, Sora’s decked out in yellow, and is wielding a Keyblade that’s transformed with Herc’s Shield. It looks like Sora’s battling things out in the Hercules-inspired Olympus Coliseum world that’s been a staple of the series, though, from the clouds in the background, this time he seems to actually be on Mount Olympus itself.
The image of the second form, Power Form, has been altered slightly?according to the Kingdom Hearts account, the Keyblade Sora’s wielding is from a world that hasn’t yet been revealed. So as to keep that a secret, his weapon’s been “changed into a hammer shape.”
In Kingdom Hearts II, Sora entered his Drive Forms by transforming with Donald, Goofy, or both. The Drive Forms leveled up separately, and allowed players to unlock new abilities like jumping and gliding. Square Enix hasn’t yet revealed what abilities, if any, will be associated with the Guard and Power Forms, or if they’ll work the same way.
There’s no release date yet for Kingdom Hearts III, but Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue releases on January 24th, and a newly-announced pack of Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX arrives on the PlayStation 4 on March 28th.
Source: Kingdom Hearts on Twitter