Kingdom Hearts III Premiere – New Preview and Impressions

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At the Kingdom Hearts III premiere event, in Santa Monica, CA, Square-Enix is presenting the playable version of the game. Debuting for its first time as a playable title, select members of the media and gaming community were invited to participate.  These lucky players get their first hands-on impressions of the game’s physics, boss battles, new abilities, and stages. Luckily, TheBiem has you covered. Therefore, with the embargo lifted, everything we currently know can be found here in this article. The game’s new gameplay footage showcases the worlds of Toy Story and Olympus, as well as combat and boss battles and new summons and abilities!

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The demo starts players off fighting the Rock Titan in Olympus. Using a new wall-running mechanic, Sora must run up the wall and dodge boulders en route to the Rock Titan. Once upon the creature’s face, he can attack it before summoning a new Trainability. The train functions similarly to a roller coaster and you can fire projectiles at the creature.

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Toy Story world.

The next part of the demo features the Toy Story world. Amidst destroying Andy’s room, Sora, Donald, and Goofy are in toy form. Fighting alongside Woody and Buzz Lightyear, the cast must make their way to Galaxy Toys, an arcade of sorts. It seems like Pizza Planet in a way. Some of the more familiar throwbacks include the Pixar ball, the rocket, Pizza Planet, and other references. You now have two world-based party members at a time. Also noteworthy, you can summon Wreck-It Ralph to clobber your enemies! His summoning intro, in particular, is perhaps one of the most amusing in the series. Additionally, Sora gains abilities like dual yo-yo’s as well. The game paces itself incredibly well and the battles look as fierce as you may remember from the series. Lastly, you can get Sora to pilot a toy mech. You can check out the gameplay footage below!

Thanks for reading our Kingdom Hearts III preview! Did you have a favourite moment? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. Keep checking back on our site for more details as we get closer to E3. Also, if you’re looking to catch up on the Kingdom Hearts series, check out the PS4 remaster of the original games and the most recent title, Dream Drop Distance. Finally, you can pre-order Kingdom Hearts III, for PS4 and Xbox One, here.

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