E3: Square Enix reveals new 'Kingdom Hearts III' trailer and more

E3: Square Enix reveals new 'Kingdom Hearts III' trailer and more
"Kingdom Hearts" executive producerShinji Hashimoto introduces "Kingdom Hearts III" at Square Enix's E3 presentation. (YouTube)

The old is new again at Square Enix.

Square Enix's E3 presentation Tuesday touted their many upcoming projects based on legacy titles such as "Kingdom Hearts," "Final Fantasy" and "Tomb Raider."


"Kingdom Hearts" fans could be heard cheering when the title was mentioned by series executive producer Shinji Hashimoto as he introduced footage from both the mobile game "Kingdom Hearts Unchained Key" and the highly anticipated "Kingdom Hearts III."

Initially announced at E3 in 2013, "Kingdom Hearts III" returns Sora, Riku, Donald Duck and Goofy to center stage in the crossover action RPG franchise that kicked off with the initial "Kingdom Hearts" Playstation 2 game in 2002.

The trailer opens with characters who seem to be young versions of Xehanort and Eraqus discuss "the Keyblade War" over a board game before transitioning into gameplay footage of "Kingdom Hearts III."

Prior to the footage, Marketing Vice President Greg Coleman and Producer Roy Conli from Disney Animation revealed that the world of "Tangled" is one that fans can expect to experience in "Kingdom Hearts III."

In addition to "Kingdom Hearts III," Hashimoto revealed some footage from the mobile game "Kingdom Hearts Unchained Key," which he said depicts a story that ties in to "Kingdom Hearts III." The mobile game is based on the Japan-exclusive PC browser game with the same name.

No release dates for either "Kingdom Hearts" titles were mentioned.

Other highlights from Square Enix's E3 presentation include some behind-the-scenes footage from "Rise of the Tomb Raider," and some footage from the turn-based movie puzzle game "Lara Croft Go" was also revealed.

Sony's news of that a Playstation 4 remake of "Final Fantasy VII" was in production was revisited, as well as news that an iOS version of the classic RPG is also on the way.

Other RPGs on the way from Square Enix in 2016 are "World of Final Fantasy" and "Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness."

"Hitman," "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided" and "Just Cause 3" were also among the titled spotlighted by Square Enix in their presentation.

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