It’s a day that a lot of gamers have been waiting for: Kingdom Hearts III has finally debuted at the Microsoft E3 2018 show.

We were treated to a video showing the game’s classic heroes in a land that was slowly being taken over by the cold. The camera panned over to a lake to show Elsa from Frozen running across it. Our heroic trio then met up with the cast of main characters from that movie and we saw some scenes of them fighting enemies from Frozen. Take a look at the trailer for yourself to see all of the wonderful magic of the Disney world:

After the initial Frozen montage, we saw some Organization XIII members talking and other characters from the Disney universe. The overarching plot – at least from what we’ve seen – seems to focus on the dangers of Elsa falling to the darkness, echoing the plot of Frozen. We got to see snowboarding of a sort and some other Disney characters like Hercules, Wreck-It Ralph, Rapunzel, and characters from Toy Story. This being a Kingdom Hearts title, there are loads more interspersed throughout the video. We also saw the Gummi ship flying in an arcade-style shoot’em up kind of scenario.

The video concluded with Mickey seemingly trapped in some kind of dark portal, completely at the mercy of his enemies. Kingdom Hearts III is set to come out on January 29, 2019. Be sure to swing by the game’s official website to see all of the available media that’s come out so far.

If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub.

What do you think of the Kingdom Hearts III footage shown at Microsoft’s E3 2018 show? Are you excited to play the third installment in the Kingdom Hearts franchise? Which characters do you hope to see in the game? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!