With the launch of Kingdom Hearts III only a few weeks away, Square Enix has offered fans a closer look at one important aspect of the game: the Keyblades.
Usually, Kingdom Hearts games award players with a new Keyblade variation after completing each Disney world in the game. Others come from special moments or characters, while still others, like the Ultima Weapon, require specific ingredients and crafting. As such, this list of Keyblades gives away many of the worlds that will be revealed in the game, so if you’re avoiding spoilers, look away now.
Sora’s classic Kingdom Key is first. It’s followed by the Shooting Star Keyblade, which we’ve seen in trailers before. While its origins aren’t known yet, it has a similar color scheme and name as Mickey’s Star Seeker, which may hint that it’s granted to Sora by Yen Sid.
The remaining eight Keyblades are closely tied to their worlds of origin. The Big Hero 6 Keyblade, for example, has Nanobots sprouting from the top, while the Toy Story–themed one shares both cowboy themes from Woody on the blade and Star Command science fiction themes from Buzz Lightyear on the hilt. We’ve seen Keyblades inspired by Winnie the Pooh in the series before, but this one has a new design, with hunny pots stacked on top of one another and a bee-shaped blob of honey forming the blade.
Kingdom Hearts III releases on January 29th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Source: Square Enix