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Kingdom Hearts III |OT| Don't Think Twice, Just Face My Fears!

Oct 31, 2017

Title - Kingdom Hearts III
Genre - Action RPG
Platforms - PlayStation 4/PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One/Xbox One X
Engine - Unreal Engine 4
Developers - Square Enix Business Division 3
Composers - Yoko Shimomura
Rating - E10+/PEGI 12
Price - $59.99(US), $79.99 (CAD), £79.99

Japan Release Date - January 25th, 2019
Worldwide Release - January 29th, 2019

Q: Where does this fall in the timeline?
A: It's after every game in the series.

Q: Can I play this game without playing any other game in the series?
A: You can...You just won't understand anything that's going on, I recommend buying the All In One Edition for PS4 to 'understand' the story or watch a story explained on YouTube.

Or you can read this summary: https://landofodd.net/kingdom-hearts-story-summary-in-chronological-order

KINGDOM HEARTS III tells the story of the power of friendship as Sora and his friends embark on a perilous adventure. Set in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the journey of Sora, a young boy and unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined by Donald Duck and Goofy to stop an evil force known as the Heartless from invading and overtaking the universe.

Through the power of friendship, Sora, Donald and Goofy unite with iconic Disney-Pixar characters old and new to overcome tremendous challenges and persevere against the darkness threatening their worlds.

Gameplay in Kingdom Hearts III is similar to its predecessors, with hack and slash combat, which director Tetsuya Nomura stated would be along the lines of the system seen in Kingdom Hearts II, with an evolution similar to what was seen from Kingdom Hearts to Kingdom Hearts II, and closely tied to the gameplay in Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, however, it is a lot flashier this time and you have the ability to summon "attraction flow" which is based off Disney rides.

Mini-games are back with a new set of mini-games called 'Classic Kingdom', Classic Kingdom is over 20 LCD like mini-games that are spread around the worlds to collect, play and earn rewards! Play Kingdom Hearts Union Cross now to play five of these mini-games to earn a special Keyblade! And of course, there are the more traditional mini-games that we are used to!

Note: Not every world is on here.

Brand new music by Utada Hikaru! In the opening theme she and Skrillex team up for an epic rendition of "Face My Fears"

In the ending theme "Don't Think Twice" Utada Hikaru sings by herself!

Opencritic: 88 (19 reviews)
Metacritic: 88 (22 reviews)
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Dec 31, 2018
The unmentionable things that I would do for that PS4. I waited and waited since it was announced and they went on sale at the worst possible time.
Anyway HYYYYYPE!!!
Feb 24, 2018
So close now... can't wait. We've waited for this title for so damn long now, and the wait is almost over. I expect an even more epic finale than KH2's.

Gonna try to gif this one as well.
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Oct 27, 2017
Totally expecting to be disappointed and the game being underwhelming, but bought nonetheless. I've come too far to quit now.
Oct 27, 2017
I don’t think review copies have actually been handed out. Open critic is counting down to an hour before KH3 is out in Japan though, but this is the first a lot of us in the know have heard anything about reviews.
Thanks! I'm desperately trying to get through KH2 right now to at least have the mainline games before playing KH3 so I guess it's irrelevant to me anyways, lol. I think for all the other ones I'll just read a story summary or something!
Oct 29, 2017
A nice little trip down memory lane.
Speaking of the US/EU commercial is lame. The music shouldn’t be this generic “epic” music but should be blasting “Face My Fears” in keeping in tradition. Here’s hoping there will be another version in the wild.

At least Japan got it right


The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
Posting in a legendary thread.
Just finished KH 0.2 and I'm excited as the lifelong fans are to see how this series ends.
Oct 26, 2018
Delurking to join in the hype.

Just finished a huge ol' series crawl. A month ago I was thinking "Yeah Kingdom Hearts is cool I guess" having only played 1 and 2. After a month of 1.5+2.5 and 2.8, I'm more along the lines of "This is probably the most hype game for the first half of the year for me."
Oct 25, 2017
It's finally here, huh? Man it's been so long. Feel like I owe it to teenaged me to see where this goes though. Hope the game is good.
Dec 31, 2018
First thing to do when I get to work tomorrow is put in for some vacation time to dive in, though I may have to hold off for a couple of weeks. That will hopefully give me time to finish up current HD play through.
Oct 25, 2017
I’m still working my way through the KH games so unfortunately I won’t be joining in on the fun right away, but hopefully I’ll be playing this soon enough.
Nov 21, 2017
Dublin, Ireland
So, I've been replaying 2.5 on my ps4 and I'm beyond hyped. Was really excited to grab it on my way home from work on Friday and play all weekend. Now, I see it doesn't actually release until Tuesday! I could cry.....

Nice OT all the same.
Dec 15, 2018
Man buying a PS2 one summer as a young teenager with KH1, COM, KH2 and playing them all In that span of two months. Borrowing my friends PSP to play BBS. Finishing Days as the fire roared while the power was out in the house my family was working on that we would soon move into. Finishing Re:coded the winter I moved away from my childhood town. Watching DDD leak through the internet on the computers my high school let me use. Coming home on that fateful night thinking I missed all the good stuff in the Sony conference only to see the reveal trailer for KH3. It all feels so vivid to me still. I know this won't be the last KH game, but I genuinely feel like I've been building up to this the good majority of my life. I am hyped to say the least lmao