Kingdom Hearts fans have been given a special sneak peek at what series creator Tetsuya Nomura previously teased as his favorite moment from the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III.
The final trailer for the highly anticipated action RPG has been released, and in it, players can get a glimpse at the final battle between the Guardians of Light and Seekers of Darkness. There’s a lot to unpack, but the main takeaway is that Sora and his comrades may not be victorious in the end.
Several characters that were hidden away to keep Master Xehanort from gaining the upper hand in the Keyblade War, such as Xion and Ventus, appear in the footage, which suggests that the Seekers of Darkness will succeed in turning the tide of the final fight. Lea, Donald, Goofy, Kairi, and several other Guardians of Light were also shown being defeated.
In the final moments of the trailer, a new original world is teased. Cable Town, which was initially shown at the private Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix launch events in California and London, seems to be where Sora will have to go it alone to take on Master Xehanort and his vessels. However, the new area has now been called Scala ad Caelum, which translates to Ladder to Heaven.
It’s all rather somber, but Nomura already warned players that the ending of Kingdom Hearts III will be darker than likely expected. For some levity, though, several worlds inspired by Disney films can be seen in the trailer, including Toy Story, Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen, Tangled, Big Hero 6, and more. In the montage of Disney friends, players can even see one of the new summons—Lilo and Stitch‘s Stitch—in action.
Kingdom Hearts III will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 29th, 2019.
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