Kingdom Hearts fans were recently treated to a nostalgic surprise. One of Kingdom Hearts III‘s upcoming minigames, Classic Kingdom, will feature a selection of 1980s-style LCD games starring Sora and King Mickey.
Revealed during the recent fan meeting for the iOS and Android game Kingdom Hearts Union X[Cross], the brief trailer shows Sora playing a handheld system with a handful of LCD games. As seen in the trailer below, “The Barnyard Battle,” “The Karnival Kid,” “Giantland,” and “Musical Farmer” will be a few of the throwback games available. Similar to the Game & Watch line of arcade titles, players will be able to rack up points in each minigame.
According to Square Enix, there will be a total of 20 minigames that will be unlocked over the course of Kingdom Hearts III. In collaboration with Union X, a handful of the Classic Kingdom titles will be available to play in the mobile game before the release of Kingdom Hearts III. Also, players can even earn unspecified in-game rewards for Kingdom Hearts III when playing the iOS and Android version.
If earning prizes for Kingdom Hearts III before its release isn’t enough of a reason to jump into Union X, series director Tetsuya Nomura also revealed during the fan event that players of the mobile game could get their names in Kingdom Hearts III. As part of the “Make Your Mark” campaign, Union X players have from now until May 1st to climb the game’s high-score rankings and earn Toon Moogle medals. Players that fall into a particular high-score tier and earn enough medals will receive points that will be entered into the contest’s pool. After May 1st, 300 names will be drawn and featured in some form in Kingdom Hearts III.
While the trailer didn’t reveal any new worlds, Sora, Donald, and Goofy are briefly shown in Twilight Town. The world first appeared in Kingdom Hearts II and was previously announced to return in Kingdom Hearts III. While we’re only shown a brief glimpse of the town, Sora’s friends from the world—Hayner, Pence, and Ollette—appear in the footage in an unrecognizable area. In turn, players could see areas of Twilight Town that have never been featured before.
Kingdom Hearts III is set to launch this year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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