Kingdom Hearts III D23 Expo trailer
posted on 10.15.13 at 02:00 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Video shows new abilities, attacks, and enemies.

Square Enix debuted a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III at D23 Expo in Japan this weekend, featuring new abilities, attacks, and enemies.

You’ll see Sora, Donald, and Goofy battle Shadow and Large Body Heartless in Twilight Town; Sora make use of a new dual pistol weapon; and what look to be two Disney attraction-based attacks, Pirate Ship and Big Magic Mountain.

The still to be dated sequel is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Watch the trailer below.

Download: PEGI, 1080p (108 MB), ESRB, 720p (76.8 MB)

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  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    Fucking Epic. Take My Money Now.

  • James Xavier

    HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIT

  • Wolf Star

    I’m sooo getting a PS4 next month!! :3

    • Anime10121

      I was too, and then life happened and I’m short 600 bucks :(

      • Red Makuzawa

        Same. My brother is going to help me buy the killzone ps4 bundle (even though I don’t like killzone that much). Can’t wait! I’ll probably have my ps4 by december – feburary 2014. The PS4 cost $548 in Australia and the killzone bundle cost $698.

        • Anime10121

          Now that I cant get my launch PS4, itll probably be the second half of next year before I get mine :(

          But oh well, hope you enjoy yours :D

        • DarkLegacy

          I’m buying the Killzone bundle too with my PS4 and I’d probably be playing that by the time FFXV or 2.5 HD comes out next year

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Pretty awesome. Some really interesting new gameplay concepts, but this footage is obviously still very early. I sure hope they continue to release updates as development continues on the game.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    looks super early,dang good visuals,can’t wait to slaughter some heartless.

    Those ride things just look Horrible…

  • DarthBrian

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! :O

  • MrFinalgamer

    this…is glorious! it might be very early footage, but holy crap does it look incredibly good

  • bloodiOS

    Dat PIXAR quality in real-time! Behold the massive gap between generations!

    • Gariya

      So this is what Kutaragi meant by “Toy Story graphics” back when PS2 was launching.

  • Fantasytales

    i am loving this its looking very good keep it up Square Enix.

  • EspadaKiller

    All aboard the hype train!!!

  • EX+

    Thank you! THE GRAPHICS. The animation! My god, I can’t wait. I know I’m gonna have to wait 2-3 years, but KH2.5 will tie me over. Behold the trailer in all it’s glory.

  • Elvick

    Makes me wish all the games had graphics this good. @-@

  • DarkLegacy

    This is an awesome trailer. I am so going to get this

    • EX+

      Hell yeah. Day one? Also, am I right by saying this is 720p because of the streaming?

      • DarkLegacy

        Sal mentioned at the top of his comment that Japan released a 1080p trailer and SE America released a 720p of the trailer so I’m thinking 720p but I’m not sure. It’s either out of 720p or 1080p

        • EX+

          The game will be in 1080p though?

          • DarkLegacy

            Hopefully I guess yes. I just hope I haven’t give you the wrong answer

      • Anime10121

        Day One? Pshhh, got you beat, I’ve had this bought since day 0 (the day Amazon put their preorder up) :P

        Also as a side note, the link to KH2.5 on Amazon is live :P

        http://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-PlayStation/dp/B00FS2XRIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381851014&sr=8-1&keywords=kingdom+hearts+II.5+hd+remix

        • DarkLegacy

          I pre-ordered KH3 for my PS4 and now that Amazon have put a pre-order up of 2.5 HD I might pre-order, I am desperate to playing KH2FM

          • Anime10121

            Never played it before?

            • DarkLegacy

              That’s because all of the Final Mix games that SE have released haven’t been brought over to our area. But they fill it up with a lot of content which is better

              • Anime10121

                Well they havent released in America either, but I imported and bought the slide card thing! Someone even patched FM2 to English text (though its kinda buggy), so I’ve essentially already played it in English, though it’ll be nice to play it again in HD and have “official” translations (hopefully orchestrated music and new models too).

                But boy are you in for a treat when this releases, as KH2FM has by FAR the most content of any FM game! And its all awesome/challenging as hell :P

                And the fact that we get BBSFM too, with upgraded character models and the Aqua episode…its just TOO MUCH AWESOME!!! No Hearts is also a beast! I beat him with Aqua and got down to a sliver of his health bar with Ven, now Terra on the other hand, I die nearly instantly :P

                • DarkLegacy

                  I brought KH2FM from Amazon and I used Swap Magic. It’s a disc that translates Japanese games on PS2 in English. But buying 2.5 HD for PS3 with both Final Mix games is better cause I won’t have to use Swap Magic for it to translate it in English

                  • Budgiecat

                    lol no it’s not. All it does is bypass the region lock.

                    It doesn’t magically change Japanese to English….

                    • Anime10121

                      I’m pretty sure he/she means just makes Japanese games work on US consoles, just a bad word choice.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      With Swap Magic yes. If you don’t have Swap Magic that can let you play Japanese Games on your US console then the red screen will come up on to your PS2. Which is why I brought Swap Magic because KH2FM wasn’t English(except for the normal game)it was Japanese that was filled with loads of content. And now that 2.5 HD will be coming to PS3 next year I won’t have to use that disc anymore

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Oh I actually thought it did. I haven’t played a lot of KH2FM since 2010 cause I was waiting for FFXV

                • Budgiecat

                  But we don’t get DDD.

                  That’ll be the ‘missing link’ for Sony KH compilation series..

                  Much like Twin Snakes XD

                  • Anime10121

                    I got DDD, its the entire reason (well after Legends 3 cancellation) that I even bought a 3DS, though now at least I’ll have Bravely Default too :P

  • Abdullah Yosef

    Speed up developing time please !! Stopping any HD remakes nd focusing on this will be a very good idea.

    • Zackasaur

      The HD remasters are wonderful and don’t hinder this project in any way. Separate teams.

      • Abdullah Yosef

        I do hope so then.

  • Zackasaur

    Holy fucking shit.

    I’ve never been this excited before. Never. I’m shaking!

    • Budgiecat

      I was more impressed with FF XV really.

      background textures seem kinda flat.

      a true PS4 KH should look like a Pixar movie. Its not there yet…

      This is probably all place holder though…for one thing, Sora won’t even be dressed like that….

  • Charlottes Guardian

    So am I the only one who thought the music on Big Magic Mountain was awesome?

    Gosh I love Kingdom Hearts music. And gameplay. And everything. I’m so excited T.T

    • bloodiOS

      Well, it is amazing but it’s also old so there really isn’t much to say.

      • Charlottes Guardian

        Well the only reason I brought up that one specifically is because of all the epic and well known KH songs, I haven’t seen much praise of that particular song. (I wish I remember the name, I used to listen to the OST’s all the time)

        The song just kind of brought me back to all of my Kingdom hearts memories, and got me so excited xD lol

        • bloodiOS

          Well, I personally remembered that there were actually a lot of praises… back during the days of the first game. Well, I suppose they are mostly general praises and don’t aim at a specific track but the overall consensus is that everyone is happy with all the soundtracks ;)

          • Charlottes Guardian

            Agreed! I think the morale of the story here is:

            Please keep making Kingdom Hearts music forever infinitely. :D

  • dior

    There should be a law against announcing games that obviously won’t be released in the next 5 years. This’ll suffer the same fate XV did.

    • bloodiOS

      Please, the primary reason why XV took so long to make is because they spend so much time trying to create an actual competent engine for the game, and they undoubtedly had a great deal of challenge trying to fully utilize the CELL’s capability. With the Luminous Studio now ready to use and next-gen systems being not only much more powerful but also extremely straight-forward and easy to develop for, I don’t see how the same scenario that XV went through could possible reoccur.

      • Budgiecat

        The ‘problem’, which I think even Nomura hitned, was knowing when to stop now that you have all that added ease. ou create and create more now and end up extending the development cycle instead of trying to squeeze out whatever power the console has (like Beyond: Two Souls did).

        I mean look: the early PS3 games look like crap compared to games now for obvious reasons; FF XIII LR is doing things S-E said was too hard to do in FF XIII.

        Many PS4 titles dont really look that impressive yet since the devs haven’t mastered the console yet. S-E being the ‘perfectionists’ that they are graphically (especially Nomura) will have to learn some type of restraint and when to say ‘okay thats enough; lets release the game as it is now’ instead of trying to further push the envelope on a console’s early life.

        Not only that, but now thats its on the PS4. you need a worthy install base to ensure great sales. So you can actually play the waiting game unlike PS3…

        With the PS3, there would have been a greater sense of urgency.

      • dior

        And in what way does that make it okay to announce the game nearly a decade prior to having completed said engine and even to this day – with a now complete “competent” engine it still looks at least 2 years away? You completely missed the point of my post. I doesn’t matter about the internal stuff, announcing something purely to “hype” the fans isn’t really going to satisfy anyone when they have to wait forever to get it. You and all the other fanboys are deluded if you truly believe that was a good decision and it’s ironic because I am beyond positive there has been a day in your life you uttered a slur towards SE for making you wait so long.

        • bloodiOS

          Moderator – Just drop it, please.

          • dior

            Moderator – Just drop it, please.

            • bloodiOS

              EDIT: I’m dropping this.

              Moderator – Thank You. I appreciate it.

    • Zancrow

      The difference is that they are now fucking finished with their dumb-ass FF13 saga.

      • bloodiOS

        I was actually under the impression that the XIII saga is simply there to buy time for XV to finish.

        • Zuhri69

          Same here.

        • Budgiecat

          pretty much.

          Also I find it annoying how Toriyama is basically trying to steal XV’s thunder with LR now by implementing many game elements that it will have when previously in XIII and XIII-2, they were “too hard for HD” lol

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    It’s beautiful….

    But they lost me at the pirate ship… :/

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      It just was way to much…

    • bloodiOS

      I already lost my mind when I saw the particle effects of those Firaga. It was such a great sight to behold. Anyway, maybe it’s just me but perhaps Two Shoot Blaster, Pirate Ship, and Big Magic Mountain are like special abilities or something?

    • MogCakes

      Sora will forever fight riding summon versions of Disney rides. FEAR THE FUTURE.

      Or not. I personally like the idea of them.

    • Anime10121

      I’m not a fan of the “rides” either, but going off of previous KH games, they look like summons (Command menu changing and all that), and if so, I can just ignore them as I have in the past! But they do at least LOOK freaking fantastic!

  • Zackasaur

    I can’t stop rewatching!

    • Invisbin

      On my 34th rewatch. I feel like I’m missing something!

  • Invisbin

    God Exists, and he’s waiting inside Kingdom Hearts. Faith in gaming restored.

    Two awesome summons, Two Shot Blaster looks to be a command style with the keyblades looking like transformed oathkeepers.

    Square Enix needs to give Nomura a promotion or 13.

    • Anime10121

      Nope not a promotion, just a big ass raise! Promotions will cause him to be more hands off the games. Its one of the (many) reasons Keiji Inafune left Capcom, because he got promoted to such a high spot that he couldnt even do his own games anymore.

      • Budgiecat

        I wish Motomu Toriyama would leave S-E…

        • DarkLegacy

          Really, why’s that?

          • Budgiecat

            Because he sucks

            • DarkLegacy

              Oh. I pretty much heard about him increasing Lightning’s boobs for the upcoming game Lightning Returns and was being called pervert by some people. Sounds like it’s true

              • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                Not to sounds “controversial”, but increasing the “breasts”/”boobs” of “Lightning”/”Claire Farron” would be AWESOME!!!!

                “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII” is getting even better!!!!

                :)

                +1

                • DarkLegacy

                  It probably is, but don’t forget FFXV and KH3. Both of these games that are coming to PS4 will be great games that all of us on here will be playing

                  • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                    YES!!!!

              • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                By the way, “Knowledgeiswhatsup” is still trolling me. Again.

                http://www.worldstaruncut.com/uncut/63556#comment-1084954244

                • DarkLegacy

                  Well, shall we have some fun with our new friend? lol

                  • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                    Yes!

                    Note: “Knowledgeiswhatsup” has posted a threat to bring in the “Federal Bureau of Investigation” to my door, when:

                    1. I am a commenter. Nothing wrong with that.

                    2. I live in another country, NOT the “United States of America”.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Big problem, he doesn’t know where you live and do you live in the UK cause I do?

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      Yep. I am living in “United Kingdom”.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      YES!

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      :)

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Do you live in London or Newcastle?

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      “London”

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      By the way, “Knowledgeiswhatsup” has a “Youtube” account, known as “Knowledgeiswhatsup2″. However, even though I also have a “Youtube” account, “Knowledgeiswhatsup2″ had blocked/banned me from commenting on his channel or videos.

                      Let me know when you also have a “Youtube” account.

                      Link to “Knowledgeiswhatsup2″: http://www.youtube.com/user/knowledgeiswhatsup2?feature=watch

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I see. I don’t have a Youtube account but I only have a Disqus account. By the way what is your Youtube name?

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130
                    • Jackie

                      hi

                      i subbed your youtube!! is that ok…? :(

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      Awesome!

                      By the way, what is your “Youtube” username?

                    • Jackie
                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      Subscribed.

                    • Jackie

                      thanks i already subbed

                    • DarkLegacy

                      By the way after you’ve finished your FFXV walkthrough, will you also be doing a KH3 walkthrough?

                    • Jackie

                      yes, of course
                      …whenever they get released ^_^

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      By the way, I have a “Disqus” “discussion board”.

                      Could you visit it and post a comment?

                      :)

                      http://thescienceethusiast1130.tumblr.com/

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      By the way, “United Kingdom” COULD no longer hold its economy.

                      http://pro.moneyweek.com/myk-eob-tpr123/PMYKPA05/?h=true

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Why’s that? does this mean we could have no money?

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      Not sure. But it sounds quite sad…

        • Anime10121

          While I’m not Toriyama’s largest fan either as the things I liked about X-2 he didnt really have anything to do with, and on XIII proper I cant say I liked nor hated it, but I DID however LOVE XIII-2, and LR is looking quite awesome too so I dunno.

          All I can agree upon is that there are far more competent people at Square that could be handling the mainline titles besides Toriyama.

  • bloodiOS

    You know, I always thought that the SFX of magic in Final Fantasy XIII was a really spectacular sight but after seeing the particle effects of those firagae, I really can’t imagine what kind of marvelous visual the next title (after XV) will bring.

  • AzzyFox

    Fighting astride a DisneyLand ride? That’s a first. o_o
    Hope there’s an art contest for this game, too! =P

  • bloodiOS

    I remuxed the file from the link provided above into a PS3-compatible format:

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/6tdtce

    P.S. If anyone feels like it, try and see if it also works on the Vita.

    • GhostNomad

      Confirmed to work on my Vita. Good quality too. Well done Annie :D

  • Zuhri69

    WHAT IS HAPPENNING??!!!!

  • McPoo

    Looks decent. As someone who finds story one of the most important and enjoyable things in a game, it’s a testament to how good the gameplay in Kingdom Hearts is that I continue to play the games despite the story being convoluted tripe.

    Plus I love seeing the Disney world’s. The Steamboat Willie level from 2 was absolutely fantastic.

    • Kobracon

      I always hear this alot from people who really know stuff about writing. I suppose its something you only see when you’re knee deep in the field and know the in’s and out’s?

      Personally speaking, I love the story and am not much of a writer or story buff so that might be why.

      • McPoo

        Haha I’m no writer :p

        I just think the story is needlessly confusing for the most part. I’m sure people on here disagree, it seems to be a common complaint about the series generally though.

        It’s a shame really, as the Disney side of things is awesome. The characters, the voices and the world’s are ace, it’s the organisation and Sora and all that where it goes a bit mental.

        • Kobracon

          Oh, well I guess you read alot of novels right? Or really look into stories, coz I barely do either XD

          • McPoo

            Lol yeah I read a fair amount I suppose.

      • Budgiecat

        Actually I think the writing sucks. Daisuke Watanabe is one of the worst game writers imo

        The gameplay and graphics is all I really go for in these

  • Cry_Zero

    Looks fucking amazing. Kingdom hearts is something special. Theres hardly a game that gives you the feels kh does.

  • FucSh1a

    Loving the new concepts! Big Magic Mountain looks really interesting if we can control where we move the train. Not that into the new character portrait/image beside the HP bar though.

    • Anime10121

      I’m sure thats just a place holder until Nomura gets the new costume’s design in there. I’m sure (well hopeful) they go back to a 2D portrait for the icons.

  • Kobracon

    Sweet Jiminy Christmas! Those textures look great! Definitely a a very early build. Awkward animations here and there, and prolly half done hit effects, but whats already there looks amazing, can’t wait to see a real trailer!

  • Anime10121

    Too short, I need MOAR!

    Trailer was FANTASTIC though! Looked simply gorgeous!

    • DarkLegacy

      It was awesome and I love the gameplay to it. But it seems like next year they’ll release a lot of those trailers

      • Anime10121

        I’m thinking what they meant is that from this point forward we’ll start getting REAL trailers at events akin to their normal routine. Meaning from here on out at E3, TGS, and the like, we’ll start getting story trailers with character reveals, world reveals, and new music spread throughout! Basically saying that they are readying a FULL REVEAL next year (much like versus XV had its this year) :D

        • DarkLegacy

          That’s more than likely true. From now on I can tell that KH3 will be epic and the story to it will be good cause it’s the last saga of the franchise but at least the series isn’t over yet. But for now I’m hoping for a 2015 release, I wouldn’t expect it releasing next year otherwise it would have been rushed and those rushed games are bad. But hopefully 2015 it is for me cause I can tell that SE are pretty much concentrating on FFXV and there keeping both of these games in good condition with better gameplay and story

          • Anime10121

            I’m doubting a 2015 release, as thats the year I think XV will hit (XV MIGHT be out next year in Japan, but it DEFINITELY wont hit stateside til 2015) and KH3 will release after XV, so I’m being EXTREMELY optimistic when I say this, but at earliest it’ll be 4th quarter 2015 for Japan and 2016 everywhere else.

            • DarkLegacy

              I’m doubting XV might be out next year. It has been in development 7 years and once 2014 strikes then that game would’ve been in an 8 year development. I heard a rumour that XV was gonna be out next year in March but I can’t remember where from. Somehow we’ll be waiting a lot of time for XV since they have to port it to English and perhaps they have to find some English voice actors too

              • Anime10121

                Theres no way in HELL Japan’s even seeing FF XV in March. Final Fantasy games get at least half a year’s hype time after they get their release date announcement, so theres no way it would ever release in March, when they havent even given it a “release year” yet.

                I mean I’m pushing for it to release next year in Japan period. My honest expectations for both XV and KH3 are as follows.

                FFXV
                Japan release: Summer-Fall 2015
                West release: Fall 2015-Spring2016

                KH3
                Japan release: Fall 2016-Fall 2017
                West Release: Winter 2016-Winter 2017

                When I’m saying Winter I mean winter 2016 as in December 2016- December 2017…

                • DarkLegacy

                  Pretty much sounds like that FFXV might be released 2015 and KH3 could be released 2016 Winter and all I could do is hope

              • Budgiecat

                If they’re smart they should already have the English cast

                • DarkLegacy

                  Probably. I just don’t want to wait no more like I did 7 years ago and I hope it’s not going to take long for them to find a lot of English voice actors

  • zakou

    This means nothing, for all we know the game will not look anything like this(may look better or worse, who knows), also who knows if this wont be pushed to PS5 like versus moved to PS4.

    beind excited over something that is uncertain *facepalm*

  • Raoni Marques

    Don’t make me wait a lot of years to play this again, Square! I want to play this before 2020, plz

    • EX+

      Early 2016 latest.

      • Raoni Marques

        Hopefully!

        • EX+

          Yeah. I’m just glad that this and FFXV aren’t going to the PC. Mainly because SE would have to develop the game on different levels and would barely sell, meaning it would waste time for both games. I know SE is considering a PC release for FFXV, but there’s no demand. So at least we’ve got that out of the way.

  • PrinceHeir

    pretty amazing stuff :)

    though i noticed they got rid of the vibrant cartoony look and made it more dark and more stylistic.

    it also looks like it’s in 60FPS, since i don’t see any drop of frames despite Youtube only processing 30FPS.

    this game has still long ways to go so don’t expect it to come next year.

    • DarkLegacy

      Agreed. Since it’s still in an early development I think it would come either out of these two years, 2015 or 2016

      • PrinceHeir

        Q4 2015(Japan) and Q1 2016(rest of the world) most likely

        • DarkLegacy

          It pretty much sounds like it will be 2016 for us so that the game can be in good condition

        • Anime10121

          Unless FFXV releases Q1 2015 in Japan, I just dont see SE releasing BOTH of their biggest announced games in the same fiscal year… Thats why I still hesitate to think it’ll drop in 2015.

          • DarkLegacy

            I can see that SE are concentrating more on XV. All they should do is finish developing XV and give it a release date and year. And then they can work on there primary goal, developing KH3

          • PrinceHeir

            well Dragon Quest X and Final Fantasy XIV ARR were both release this year so anything’s possible.

            in fact it would be good if they release it in the same year(one for Q1 and other for Q4) so they can make a lot of money for the whole year.

            • Anime10121

              But theres a differance with MMO’s, as they are not top heavy games which sell their bulk within the first month. MMO’s carry residual sales over time. Each of those two games only sold about 300,000 copies or so. When a company maps out its releases, it tries to make it so that there is no appearance of a massive drop off in sales from one year to the next.

              Fiscal years start and in March for Square, so releasing XV in Q1 2015 and releasing XV in the west in Q3-4 2015 would result in two different years of sales that would be high vs. blowing their load and having XV releasing in both territories and KH3 releasing in Japan all during the same year and subsequently seing sales plummit the next year from having nothing substantial releasing.

              But then, it all really boils down to Eidos release schedule and and releases. If they can do big Japanese titles and then have Eidos cover for them in the downturn, it would make things look MUCH better, but I’m guessing the new Deus EX/Tomb Raider titles will ALSO be dropping in 2015, so it only makes sense in a financial standpoint to release KH3 in 2016 at the earliest.

    • Anime10121

      I hope no ones naive enough to expect it to come next year, or the year after for that matter…

      • EX+

        I’d actually be quite pissed if it came out next year. It’s too early. And it’s a Nomura Game. People should know this by now.

        • DarkLegacy

          It shouldn’t come next year. If it did then this would mean a rushed game

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    i THINK I MIGHT DIE FROM THE HYPE! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

  • bloodiOS

    I love how some dumbasses on Eurogamer are saying the game’s graphics looks to be on par with Wii U’s, Vita’s or even PS2’s level *shrug*

    • Anime10121

      Its because the game has color, and ALL NEX GEN GAMEZ NEED TO LOOK EITHER BROWN, GREY, OR REELISTIC!!!

      Any game with any semblance of art style other than a realistic one autimatically gets brandished by some people as looking graphically unimpressive. Cel shading gets bashed the same way. It just goes to show how many people actually know anything about this medium, as art style in and of itself has no baring on how much resources are taken up. This game couldnt be done on Wii U or any current Gen platform based upon the scale of the Rock Titan fight alone, and PS2? Pffth, laughs at how remarkebly small the areas were in that game, barring a few like Twilight towns center area.

      Idiots gonna idiot!

      while also simultaneously hatin on dat KH swag!

      http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/bloguploads/haters-gonna-hate-snow-white.gif

      • bloodiOS

        Amen, brother. Those firagae alone are something the above mentioned consoles would struggle to render in real-time, much less maintaining a 1080p@60fps experience.

      • EX+

        Ahh yes, the graphics whores.

      • Arcana Gear

        exactly my friend…. agreed 100%

        and
        http://i.imgur.com/aoFh6Hp.gif

        • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

          SEXY!!!!

      • Budgiecat

        Knack

    • Wolf Star

      They never heard of Kingdom Shader before or Next Gen power (PS4,X1)

    • DarthBrian

      WTF? Link? I need to read this dumbass-edness for myself.

      • bloodiOS

        Here:

        http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-10-15-kingdom-hearts-3-ps4-xbox-one-gameplay-video

        Look in the comment section, towards the end.

        • DarthBrian

          Wow. LOL. This looks way better than anything that can be done on PS2. Crazy people are crazy.

    • EX+

      Dafuq? You serious? Probably graphics whores who were expecting photo realism. No better than PC elitists and casuals. Smh

    • 罪罰

      eurogamer lel

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    I wish Square released a version without the “KINGDOM HEARTS III 画面は開発中のものです” text up top. Can’t even get a nice screen cap because of it. =/

    • Anime10121

      Best advice I can give is just try cropping it out :/

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        That’s what I did for the header image.

        Allllso, S-E America released a 720p trailer, but Japan released a 1080p one. That said, we only have the source file for the 720p trailer. I hope the 1080p trailer doesn’t take too long to hit the Japanese PlayStation Store.

        • Anime10121

          Oh :P

          But yeah, I’m hoping they do the same as well, I know this is silly me asking this, when you normally do it anyway, but you gonna update with the 1080p version when/if they do upload it?

          • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

            Yah. The YouTube version is already the 1080p one. But if the 1080p version does come to the PlayStation Store, I will replace the 720p download.

            • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

              Also, here’s my attempt at cutting out the words:

              http://abload.de/img/nyal1s0e.png

              • Anime10121

                Even if the screen aint HD, that shot is flipppin BEAUTIFUL :D

        • bloodiOS

          I just hope that it’ll show up on the Japanese PlayStation Store eventually…

  • Astrid Huang

    Awesome!
    Smooth graphics as expected :)

  • $30632660

    Did I just see two keyblades in the shape of guns?! Keygunblades?!!

  • EX+

    Can’t wait to play this game on a 1080p TV. It’ll look much better than youtube.

  • bloodiOS

    I’m loving those particle effects!

    • DarkLegacy

      And all I love is how his Keyblade changed into guns

      • Anime10121

        And I just love everything about that trailer! Kingdom <3s

        • DarkLegacy

          Same. I’m just loving the game. I can’t wait for it :3

      • DarthBrian

        They had to do something to make it appealing to Xbone owners.

        • EX+

          Don’t worry about it being on Xbone. It definitely won’t go to PC (no demand for FFXV either) and even if it did, it’d be years afterwards. But the whole Xbone thing doesn’t really annoy me. Think FFXIII. The PS4 version will look great, but the Xbone versions will be inferior in many ways, frame-rate and textures especially.

          • DarthBrian

            Except FFXIII looked AMAZING on PS3, but XIII-2 and the upcoming Lightning Returns have both definitely been downgraded a bit in the visuals department.
            Though, the PS3 version of XIII-2 still had 1080p uncompressed FMVs while the 360 got 720p bink-compressed abominations. I expect the same from LR.

            • bloodiOS

              Actually, “uncompressed” video files aren’t viewable on PS3, the videos of the PS3 version are simply compressed with extremely high bitrate. And I’m pretty sure the videos of FFXIII-2 are 720p only.

              • DarthBrian

                If that is true, then I blame Microsoft. Plenty of room on a blu-ray for 1080p cutscenes.

                • bloodiOS

                  Also, the PS3 version of XIII-2, unlike XIII, does not have native 1080p HUD. Everything is upscaled from 720p, which actually looks slightly worse than the 360 version since the PS3’s scaler is faulty and can’t do vertical scaling properly (so I usually manually set the output to 720p to let the TV does the scaling instead.) The PS3 version still commands performance advantages though.

                  • Budgiecat

                    I heard Sony sets a limit on game sizes for PSN…

                    • bloodiOS

                      Available on PSN:
                      • inFAMOUS 2 (14GB)
                      • Grand Theft Auto V (17GB)
                      • Uncharted 2 (20GB)
                      • MGR: Revengeance “Ultimate Edition” (27GB)
                      • Uncharted 3 (40GB)

        • DarkLegacy

          True and it will look like a good game on PS4 too, and those techniques are the best that I have seen

        • bloodiOS

          I don’t think XBO has much to do with it, as eye-candies are something that Square is known to focus on.

          • DarthBrian

            I was making a joke obviously. cuz guns.

            • bloodiOS

              Ah…

      • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

        AWESOME!!!!

        • DarkLegacy

          Not just that, keep watching that trailer and you’ll soon know that they’ve brought in one of Disney’s attraction-based attacks, Pirate Ship and Big Magic Mountain

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            YES!!!!

            By the way, what does “HyperTallih” think of “Kingdom Hearts III”?

            • DarkLegacy

              I don’t know. I’ll try and bring him here

    • EX+

      OMG, the fire looks amazing!

      • Blizzaja

        WRONG, this game looks Amazing!

  • new_tradition

    *comes to*

    Oh my, that was pretty awesome. I’m curious how those attractions will be used in-game? As summons, or special battles? I’m assuming the instances created were just to give examples of what to expdct, but still…..I wonder

    Edit: Oh yeah, GunKeyblades1!1!!!

    • EX+

      Summons. The rock titan can be fought in different ways, seen in previous KH games. That’s what Nomura meant back at the reveal. The summons are completely different.

      • Anime10121

        Exactly, he did say summons would be “different”, and you cant get much different than this :P

        • EX+

          Yep. I’ve pre-ordered this as well as KH2.5 HD. Can’t wait. You think we’ll see a Jump Festa trailer? Because I’m hyped. Also, wouldn’t you love to see Ventus kick Venitas’ sorry ass in the new engine? That would be sick.

          • Anime10121

            Unfortunately, I dont see them releasing trailer at Jump Fest, I think they’ll likely skip a KH3 trailer there in favor of one for E3 next year. That being said KH2.5 will assuredly be there in trailer form!

            I also think FFXV may be there considering they basically skipped TGS this year and LRFFXIII will be released by then :)

            And yes, I cant wait to see Riku, Kairi, Ven, Vanitas, Aqua, hell EVERYBODY in the new engine :P

            • bloodiOS

              What are you talking about skipping TGS? We did have (LESS than) 5 seconds of new XV footage in the TGS trailer, you know.

              • Anime10121

                lol, oh yes excuse me for forgetting :P

                • EX+

                  Lol. I also just love the rock titan scene. It’s so… good. It looks like a freakin Pixar movie and seems so epic to fight against. I also noticed how Sora was throwing the Keyblade. Looks great.

                  • Anime10121

                    Throwing the keyblade? Pfft Sora threw a freaking TRAIN :P

                    • DarkLegacy

                      ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN! :D

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      YES!!!!

                      By the way…

                      1. I had noticed “HyperTallih” posting new comments on “Disqus”.

                      2. I got banned from “Nova Crystallis”.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I noticed HyperTallih and why did you get banned from Nova Crystallis?

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      No idea.

                    • EX+

                      I wanted to see dat collision with the Rock Titan! It would’ve been epic, but that’s what you call a cliffhanger. Lol. I’d also like to fight against a lava titan or something.

                  • bloodiOS

                    He just artificially extended the range of the key blade with his own chi. You can dub it the chi blade.

            • EX+

              Fair enough. I don’t mind waiting. I can’t wait to see what Osaka will have achieved by next years with this game.

  • PrinceHeir

    thanks Sal for the direct downoad link ^^

  • EX+

    Now here’s the hard question. Which one looks better to you? This or FFXV?

    • DarthBrian

      From a pure graphical standpoint, FFXV has more bells and whistles, but from an aesthetic standpoint I’d say this.

      Both games are going to be frelling awesome though. ^_^

      • EX+

        True, but I meant from a gameplay stand point. From what we’ve seen so far.

        • Anime10121

          Can’t fairly decide yet, we’ve seen about 3 minutes of footage from XV, but only a minute or so of KH3’s (and that minute was mostly summons), so I’d have to wait until I could see a fair enough comparison…

          • EX+

            I agree. I just wanted to see everyone’s opinion. I will say that both look quite fluid and since KH3 is based off of KH2’s battle system (one of the most fluid KH games), this be very good to play through.

        • new_tradition

          Hard to tell just from looking, but after spending years playing the KH series, I don’t see myself struggling to play KH3 from the get-go. FFXV actually overwhelmed me a bit with everything going on in the footage. I’m sure the actual inputs won’t be uber complicated to pull off, but still…

          • EX+

            Seeing as you have loads of weapons to choose from which can chain combos, there’s definitely gonna be a learning curve.

        • DarthBrian

          Then I have no idea because we really haven’t seen enough from either title to make a judgement call. :p

    • Anime10121

      http://cdn.niketalk.com/0/0b/0bd0dda3_30621480.jpeg

      Meme never been so appropriate :P

    • Jay

      FFXV

    • Zackasaur

      KHIII.

    • MrFinalgamer

      i’d say FFXV only because they removed the beautiful command deck. why would they get rid of that, but not the command styles!?

  • EX+

    These new summons are gonna add a lot of strategy against large bosses.

  • 罪罰

    Looks cool, nice skin shading. It’s still a long way to go so I don’t really bother judging it. Gameplay looks the same as always so I’ll just wait.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Lets make a petition to get
    Chrono(Chrono Trigger) & Fei Fong Wong(Xenogears) in KH3.even if it cameos.

  • Gigus

    I want a space mountain ride summon!

  • bloodiOS

  • Cursingcomet

    Eventhough this isn’t the final game it already looks nice. Can’t wait to get my hands on it:)

  • Blizzaja

    I only have one word for this…..Amazing!

    • SOLOmio

      dude i have water coming from my eyes!!!

  • SOLOmio

    FANGASM!!!!!!!!!

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    S-E Europe just uploaded a 1080p trailer to their press site. I’ve added the DL. S-E Japan has yet to put the trailer on JP PSN.