‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Gameplay Trailer Likely to be Featured at D23 Expo

Disney Interactive will reportedly showcase the role-playing game “Kingdom Hearts 3” at the upcoming D23 EXPO 2015 on August 16, along with the company’s other video game, the “Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition,” and the “Star Wars: Battlefront 3” from Electronics Arts.

As a Disney event, the D23 Expo will feature presentations on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and upcoming Marvel movies too.

Event organizers disclosed that one-day tickets for the D23 Expo is worth $74 each for adults and $54 each for children three to 12 years of age. The members of the Official Disney Fan Club will get tickets for only $65 each. Multi-day tickets are also available.

Game director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that “Kingdom Hearts 3″will have more to offer than “Kingdom Hearts 2.” Game developer Square Enix has not revealed the release date yet of the game on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, but it confirmed that more information will be provided at the D23 Expo.

In a recent interview with Famitsu and Dengeki Playstation, Nomura provided information about the storyline and game development of “Kingdom Hearts 3.” Nomura also promised to reveal more information about the game on the D23 Expo to be held in Japan in November.

The game features the protagonist, Sora, who embarks on new adventures with Disney characters Donald Duck, Goofy, and Mickey Mouse.

According to the official statement of Disney Interactive, the players will be able to experience the interactive gameplay of “Kingdom Hearts 3″ as well as have a chance to receive premium giveaways too.

The series focuses on Sora, the main character, who encounters many Disney characters in his adventures as well as characters fom the “Final Fantasy” and “The World Ends with You,” both video game franchises of Square Enix.

As of October 2013, the “Kingdom Hearts” game series have sold over 25 million copies. The series consists of seven games. “Kingdom Hearts,” the first in the series, was released on March 28, 2002. From that point on, Square Enix has developed numerous sequels to the game.

The games in the series

“Kingdom Hearts” was  released for the Playstation 2 video game console with Nomura already holding the position of director in Square Enix. The game was released in North America on September 17, 2002 featuring some additional content that was not found in the Japanese version. The game had many sequels, including: “Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories,” “Kingdom Hearts II,” “Kingdom Hearts Coded,” “Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days,” “Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep” and “Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.”

“Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories” is a sequel to the first game. It was released on November 11, 2004 in Japan.

“Kingdom Hearts II” came out one year after the “Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.”  It was released on December 22, 2005. The game involves some additions but in essence, it remained very similar to “Kingdom Hearts.” The innovations feature new characters including enemies called the Nobodies, which are shells that became Heartless, the enemy characters in the video game series.

“Kingdom Hearts Coded” is a mobile game that was released immediately after “Kingdom Hearts II.” It was also remade for the Nintendo DS as “Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded,” and subsequently was released internationally.

“Kingdom Hearts Birth 358/2 Days” was released on May 30, 2009 for Nintendo DS in Japan. The game introduced cooperative multiplayer in addition to A1 partner controls. The game offers objectives and it is mission-based.

Kingdom Hearts 3

“Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep” was released on January 9, 2010 in Japan and September 7, 2010 in North America. The plot involves events long before the first “Kingdom Hearts” and introduces the origins of the main villain Xehanort. The game offers four scenarios, with the main protagonists, Ventus, Aqua and Terra.

“Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance” was released on March 29, 2012 in Japan for Nintendo 3DS. The plot introduces Sora and Riku’s Master under doubts that Xehanort will return.

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