Peter Triezenberg
Kingdom Hearts III Teaser Footage at II.5 HD Launch Event
Featuring new Heartless designs and transforming Keyblades, among other things.
12.02.14 - 1:26 AM

Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD ReMIX is right around the corner, by which I mean it's out today! At the launch event for II.5 HD ReMIX, some new footage of the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III appeared in the form of a brief teaser. This footage, unfortunately, could not be recorded, but has been described by attendees of the event.

The first thing shown was some concept art for various new Heartless enemies — some as sketches, while others were (incomplete) 3D models. Afterwards, Sora could be seen in his Valor Form costume from Kingdom Hearts II, although other forms/outfits were not confirmed. Sora's Keyblade is transformed into a pair of dual pistols, as well as a large cannon.

The new footage also confirmed the return of the Land of Departure, a world from Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, as well as showing what may be a new hub world (this is pure speculation) that bears a striking resemblance to an area from the Japanese browser game Kingdom Hearts X [chi]. Sora then enters a room and picks up a piece from a chessboard that is next to a large, curtained window.

The footage is apparently quite raw, but still, it is nice to hear some details! Kingdom Hearts III is currently in development for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and rest assured that we will keep you posted as new information comes to light.