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New Kingdom Hearts III Gameplay Trailer From D23 Expo Released: Looks Fantastic

During the D23 Expo in Tokyo Square Enix showcased a new gameplay trailer of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III, that will be released for both PS4 and Xbox One at a yet unspecified future date. (Kingdom Hearts 3, PS4, Xbox One)

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Crossbones  +   846d ago
Take my money now.
LondonMediaOS  +   846d ago
Eonjay  +   846d ago
I'm ready.
vishmarx  +   846d ago
still cant believe this game is real
Rumor  +   846d ago
The game I've waited a whole two generations for. This is the best thing my eyes have laid eyes on in a while
FamilyGuy  +   846d ago
Duel pistol keyblade tranformation....
That is all.

minimur12  +   846d ago
dat fire spell fx o.0
gaffyh  +   846d ago
Looks way further in development than I expected, but I don't see anything on it that couldn't be done on current gen. So they must be doing it for next gen because the game probably won't be out for a couple of years.

Looks really fun though, can't wait to play it.
MWong  +   846d ago
@ FamilyGuy
They sold me with the dual pistol transformation. It looks like the boss fights will be even more epic than previous installments.
Black-Helghast  +   846d ago
I don't know if my body can handle this...
Enemy  +   846d ago
Yeah, it almost seems obvious that this was a PS3 game for longer than it was a PS4 game. The graphics aren't exactly mind-blowing. But this is Kingdom Hearts. I play for story and gameplay.
miyamoto  +   845d ago
Now that is Real Next Gen PS4 game visuals!

And KH: 2.5 HD Remix is just around the corner for PS3!
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RyuCloudStrife  +   845d ago
Why does it say Xbox One at the end?!?!?!
Sevir  +   841d ago
The scale of the Rock Titan Battle is larger than anything we've seen on current generation. KH has always been 60fps affair. There is no way theyd get the Rock titan in that detail running in 60 on PS3.

The graphics are already heads and shoulders above the 360 and PS3, there is a level of smoothness that isnt present on PS3 games. LR:FF13 doesnt even look or run this smooth. The Art direction has makes the game seem as if it can be done on previous generations but art direction is a design choice, not a limitation of hardware. KH3 wouldnt look this good or smooth if it were running on ps3.

Still wierd to see an Xbox One Logo at the end of The Trailer!
CarlosX360  +   846d ago
That. Aladdin. Stage.

I. must. play. this. game.
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vishmarx  +   846d ago
what aladdin stage?
oh wait...WADIYA!!!
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LonDonE  +   846d ago
Nothing i have seen so far cant be done on wiiu, its so annoying that this game isn't going to be released on wiiu, a game like this would be perfect on a nintendo platform!! wtf is up with that?? regardless i will be getting it on the good old Playstation, but still i feel sad for wii u only gamers!! isn't this game supposed to be using direct x 11? and so this was why the developers said it wouldn't be on wiiu?

But wii u can run direct x 10, which pretty much has most of the features which direct x 11 has, so again WTF??? it can handle tessellation and all the other neat tricks, so why cant they make a wii u version? am getting so tired of all the negative crap nintendo is getting!!

Fair enough they have made some stupid cock ups, and i agree that most retarded Nintendrones don't even speak up or criticize Nintendo's mistakes, i for one do speak up, and their are allot of core gamers like me who game on ALL PLATFORMS, and so like to see all platforms treated fairly by publishers and developers! this is getting beyond a joke now!
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smashman98  +   846d ago
@londone do you even own a Wii u last I checked only me and 5 other people owned 1 and it can't even handle ps3 360 ports that well how would it do a ps4 Xbox one port. Not only that but this gameplay is clearly prealpha and it looks that good runs that well hell no I don't see a third party ever making a game look that good on Wii u ( or any games for that matter lol) only Nintendo first party stand a chance at looking that good
Gasian  +   846d ago
Is it a bad thing that I suddenly can't breathe now because the amount of money being thrown at my screen right now?!
Jaces  +   846d ago
Hope I'm not too lost after all the handheld story branches, can't wait to get my hands on this gem. Big time nostalgia coming from this trailer!
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Name Last Name  +   846d ago
If you only played KH1 and 2 I'm afraid you will be terribly lost. Especially if you haven't played BBB and DDD
-Foxtrot  +   846d ago
You will be lost, thats what I'm worried about

I would of said to someone a week back "Oh just wait for the Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD remix" so you can play Dream Drop Distance but the arseholes at Square haven't put it in

You know the game they said was essential to understand Kingdom Hearts 3 story
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Jaces  +   846d ago
Dammit. Why do they force these DS/PSP story arcs down my throat when all I EVER WANTED was the 3rd in the KH trilogy. Fu*k that, I'll just youtube the major plots and details.
Magicite  +   846d ago
Same here, only played KH1 and 2.
Oh well, guess theres plenty of time to catch up!
bigrob904  +   846d ago
do what i did and go to youtube, or i think it's on gametrailers as well are they go through the whole kingdom hearts story line. it brushes you up on the stuff you missed in the games you already played while giving you the story for the games you haven't.
Sevir  +   841d ago has a 1 hour Video called the Kingdom Hearts Timeline that does a Glorious explanation of the Entire Plot of KH. It explains the history and origins starting with Birth By Sleep Final Mix to KH Final Mix, Chain of Memories. 358/2 Days which run congruent with with final arc of KH1 all the way to the opening chapters of KH2. And of course KH2:Final Mix and Dream Drop Distance which sets the stage for The Xehanort Conclusion in KH3.

I really recommend watching it.
Magicite  +   846d ago
Make it happen 2014! Pleassssssse!
ZHZ90  +   846d ago
@Square-Enix, shut up and take my money.

This is gonna be amazing.

bayonetta  +   846d ago
just awesome =D
3-4-5  +   846d ago
The fighting looked really fun. The stuff at the end on that swing was making me dizzy.
M-M  +   846d ago
Looks Like a Pixar movie O_O.
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Slade23  +   846d ago
How do you get a pixar movie from this?
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Kalebninja  +   846d ago
he means it looks that good yea it does
MidnytRain  +   846d ago
This was like SE's proof. "Yes, this game really does exist!" X)
iamtehpwn  +   846d ago
Wow, The graphics are more beautiful than I would've even imagined them being.
FamilyGuy  +   846d ago
They look good but the initial trailer with Sora running on the wave of Heartless looked better. The textures were different. They looked almost too human though so maybe it was changed to get back to the cartoony look.
That said the fire spell looked really good.
shadowvisa  +   846d ago
The initial trailer was a rendered movie, Nomura told us after a while since they didn't have any gameplay ready. He also told us the real time and that 'initial trailer' would be very similar
FamilyGuy  +   846d ago
Oh I never read that, okay.
M-M  +   846d ago
That's because the gameplay is using the Kingdom shader so that Sora and other Final Fantasy characters blend in with Disney characters more.
DigitalRaptor  +   846d ago
This looks like something the PS3 could pull off.

But i'm not complaining. looks stunning. Take my money Nomura-san.
colonel179  +   846d ago
WOW! It looks amazing, and it's surely at pre-alpha stage. I can't wait to see how it's going to be!
majiebeast  +   846d ago
Doesnt look next gen to me, i seriously hope they can improve this a lot.
colonel179  +   846d ago
Come on! This is just test gameplay. 99% of it won't look like that when the game comes out and most likely 99% of what is in the trailer will be in the game as shown.

Did you follow Killzone 2? When it was announced at E3 it looked fantastic, by the time of release, it looked like 100x better!
majiebeast  +   846d ago
Im just saying everything they showed could have been done on PS3. So i really hope this is just a tech demo and nothing else and that when the game is released it looks a 100 times better.
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LoneWolf019  +   846d ago
You mean the infamous killzone 2 trailer?!? idk if launch was better then that.
chazjamie  +   846d ago
im sorry but that looks like a ps3 launch title. meaning its closer to looking like a ps2 game than a ps3 game
Legacy212  +   846d ago
kingdom hearts was never graphical gem, not sure how great you can make cartoon/ cel shaded characters look. I dont care how "next-gen" the game looks im just freaking happy its finally in development
SugarSoSweet  +   846d ago
You can make cartoon cel shaded characters look as good as u want according to the power of the system they're developed on. They still use polygons and textures do they not?
Legacy212  +   846d ago
game looked fine to me but w.e kingdom hearts to me was never about the graphics. Both kingdom hearts 1 and 2 werent the top of graphics at their time. As i said im just happy its finally in development not 100% what people were expecting its the same thing they showed when they unveiled it at e3
edit: graphic wise
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abzdine  +   846d ago
KH has always had mindblowing graphics, even on gameboy.
faces are so well defined, high texture detail and face expression.
and it's next gen KH we're talking about so when i see this video i feel sceptical suddenly.
LightofDarkness  +   846d ago
Yes, the characters present fairly basic geometrical shapes. So they have much more muscle the use for things like particle FX, post processing and fluid/hair/cloth simulation (or more physics in general). They haven't done any of that, the particle FX look current gen or even last gen, and so does everything else. Maybe they're rushing to get this game out the door to cash in, SE are in pretty dire straits financially.
abzdine  +   846d ago
exactly what i was thinking. i am playing KH 1,5 and it looks like this already.
i'm expecting much more, just like the way KH1 blew my mind when it came out on PS2
LoneWolf019  +   846d ago
just be grateful its actually out sheesh
j-blaze  +   846d ago
@ LoneWolf

some idiots can't appreciate things u know, to them, graphics is everything which is pathetic
abzdine  +   846d ago
you treat us of idiots, alright! And to answer you politely (which is sth you don't know), when you buy a next gen console you expect the game to be at least visually impressive, especially a Kingdom Hearts.
MidnytRain  +   846d ago

That's about as unfair as claiming that if were up to people like you, our games would still look like this:
Abriael  +   846d ago
That was the first impression I had as well. Then i pulled up the resolution and watched more carefully the lighting and the animation. I doubt it could be done like that in this gen.
EXVirtual  +   846d ago
They've release a 1080p version and it looks great! Can't wait for this game.
SugarSoSweet  +   846d ago
AGREED I was just saying this in the other screenshot thread it looks like a current gen game to me
FamilyGuy  +   846d ago
It actually looks like a KH2 HD remake, aside from the really good looking fire spell. I'm guessing this was just to show gameplay though and it'll hopefully get better looking as development time goes on.

The initial trailer looked way more "next gen", this looks current gen if not lower. I'm still excited about the game itself though, the game play is key and KH looks just as fun as the originals.
HiddenMission  +   846d ago

You sir need glasses. Those particle effects could not have been done on the PS3, the shaders could not have been done on the PS3 and the polygon count couldn't have been done on the PS3.

I have two PS3's an original fatty from day one and the 1st slim. With over 200 AAA titles I can easily say the PS3 can't do KH3 unless it was down rez and missed a lot of graphical features that make the video really pop.

Just saying my friend.
bigrob904  +   846d ago
does it look next-gen? not really but i don't think the fact that it's coming on next gen has anything to do with not being able to be made on ps3. on the other hand those visuals where actually fantastic considering i didn't see any jaggies or things that should be curved have corners in them. it just looked smooth and like a cartoon. this is exactly how the game should look. it probably doesn't need to look any much better than that.
Kalebninja  +   846d ago
what the hell are your expectations?! they literally just started making the game this year this was just to show off how its gnna play it looks AMAZING right now and yea they will improve alot
DrJones  +   845d ago
On current gen it would look somewhat flatter, lighting wise, and geometry wise on surfaces. Jaggies would be more apparent. And the clean image wouldn't be quite as clean. But the game based on this footage could certainly run on current gen with some downgrades.
Pozzle  +   846d ago
It feels unreal to finally see some KH3 footage after waiting so many years. :O

Can't wait to play the game!
4logpc  +   846d ago
Very smooth and clean looking. I like it.
iWishTifaWasReal  +   846d ago
Kingdom Hearts on Xbox just feels............... wrong
Irishguy95  +   846d ago
FF on playstation was equally 'wrong'. Yet, it doesn't really matter in the end/ Game is a game
colonel179  +   846d ago
But why not release the HD remixes for Xbox then?
Crossbones  +   846d ago
FF on PlayStation and Nintendo felt right but on Xbox well... we know how that turned out.
yewles1  +   846d ago
Was the MSX2 for FF1 considered 'wrong' as well, or is that existence swept under the rug?...
FlameHawk  +   846d ago
@Prodigy_X, we got shit like Final Fantasy XIII, bit atleast there is FF X, the best and probably last FF game.
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elda  +   846d ago
First FF felt right on Nin hardware but FFVII felt right on PS hardware due to FMV at that time cartriges couldn't handle it.
mt  +   846d ago
best FF games were on PS1 and PS2 how it felt "wrong"

as for KH I feel enemy A.I is so bad they just standing I hope it is a graphical demo only
Irishguy95  +   846d ago
Ok, first things first, alot of Ps2's userbase moved over to Xbox 360(80 mill sales for both of them). There are no games on Ps3 or PS4 yet, not everyone sticks to one brand, in all likely hood most X360 owners owned a PS2 before it. KH3 is a whole ****ing 2 gens after Ps2.

About the HD collection, good point. I don't question SE, however the above point still stands. Anyone wwho played KH on PS2 and got a 360 or Ps3 are the same, neither of them got it.

Now, all the best FF games were on Ps1 and Ps2 is debateable, I happen to agree, however it's EXACTLY the same case for KH here. It doesn't 'feel' right? What doesn't feel right about it? Did ME2 not feel right on Ps3? No it did feel right, don't be rediculous with this ****ty 'right' thing. FF was on Nintendo for 6 games, then moved to Ps for FF7. You know what the end result was? No one gives a ****, what console it's on doesn't make a difference.
yewles1  +   846d ago
"There are no games on Ps3 or PS4 yet,"

Okay, whatever sense you were trying to make, you just threw it out the window...
colonel179  +   846d ago
Not just wrong but weird. They had a great opportunity to introduce Xbox gamers KH with KH 1.5 and 2.5, but they made them exclusive to PS3. That doesn't make sense at all when you have the 3rd game (and 6th in the series) to the Xbox One.

Either they will announce the HD Remixes for Xbox One closer to KH3 launch, or Microsoft just paid Square Enix to brag about taking another exclusive from Sony, because this really is nonsense. Also, is there really many Xbox gamers that would like KH, to make SE decide to put it on Xbox? Most of Xbox owners I know like Sports games and Shooter games. Let's see how this goes.

Another thing is that maybe SE will see how the Xbox One sells worldwide? Maybe they could cancel it if they see that it doesn't sell well? Who know, after all, SE haven't been able to pull their heads out of their a$$es.
Legacy212  +   846d ago
well i beat every kingdom hearts game thats been released including the hand held ones it wouldve been a shame to not be able to play it because i bought an xbox one. Glad to see x 1 is getting it
GiggMan  +   846d ago
Yeah it's going to sell like crap on X1 for sure. I don't care what anyone says, but when these games go multiplat they seem to loose their charm trying to compensate for both demographics (notice I said charm not quality). I hope it doesn't suffer.
LoneWolf019  +   846d ago
you may have beat it, but did you understand it :ooo
j-blaze  +   846d ago
a game on a gaming console, nothing wrong
Blaze929  +   846d ago
playstation fans mixing their feelings into gaming again. smh
XabiDaChosenOne  +   846d ago
Playstation gamers are passionate about their hobby, problem?
DigitalRaptor  +   844d ago
Haha. Just because you don't care about the industry or the state of gaming or your fellow consumers, as referenced by your continued loyalist support of an anti-consumer corporation, who actually wants to transform gaming and the culture that goes along with that into something unrecognisable.

Sony fans are the ones to display their passion for gaming more than any other, and somehow this is a problem?
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riceking  +   846d ago
it happening.gif
lxBlack_Venomxl  +   846d ago
Looks like sora got taller!
azshorty2003  +   846d ago
Well, when its taken damn near 10 years, I'm sure hes gone through puberty by now and hit his growth spurts.
MidnytRain  +   846d ago
Maybe some baby mamas to boot.
diepdiep  +   846d ago
Waiting for this game is going to be so painful...
no_more_heroes  +   846d ago
cl1983  +   846d ago
I wonder how long it'll be before star wars and marvel characters are added since Disney now own those properties.
PickAShoe  +   846d ago
Those weren't made by Disney directly.
showtimefolks  +   846d ago
it looks good but because original KH games on PS2 looked great and now look even better with HD collections its really hard to see the difference in this very small trailer

now saying KH3 won't look fantastic, its just that KH series HD collection looks so great that its hard to see a difference in this video. but i am sure the final game which will be way more polished will look better than fantastic
wishingW3L  +   846d ago
I thought the same thing. At first I was like, is this a trailer for KH 2.5? 0_O
arronax-1  +   846d ago
No you moron.
Double_Oh_Snap  +   846d ago
The feels
CERN  +   846d ago
This has made my day.
LightSamus  +   846d ago
God damn that was good. Only thing that really bothers me with next-gen stuff is that YouTube just isn't good enough to show it off! It's 2013, YouTube, offer the choice of an uncompressed upload, even if it's only to select big YouTubers.
Legacy212  +   846d ago
to me its like define "next-gen" because to me next gen is more then just some pretty graphics. the game could be released exactly how that trailer showed and i would still pick it up and enjoy the heck out of it
Varzoth  +   846d ago
Oh god, yes please.
AceBlazer13  +   846d ago
O_O I want it, finished or not i want it by 2014 .
Chaos_Raiden  +   846d ago
Considered this game is sold to me once I bought PS4.
cactusjack  +   846d ago
looks like knack. its good KH diehards will have a next gen game to look forward to.
SugarSoSweet  +   846d ago
No Knack looks MUCH better.....
silkrevolver  +   846d ago
I legitimately can't believe this is really happening.

Not only is KH3 ACTUALLY being developed... but it looks good.
Really good.

A with this and FFXV, do I sense a Square renaissance?
Legacy212  +   846d ago
final fantasy 15 looks incredible!!!
KingKelloggTheWH  +   846d ago
Those ride things look pretty lame....Other then that it looks pretty great, even if early.
VsAssassin  +   846d ago
The game ran smooth on my LG Smart HDTV with Trumotion on! How much more goodness can we get if we have this running natively on our PS4s!!!
DJrantz  +   846d ago
Im not liking the carnival ride gameplay or whatever that was. I like to move and dodge on my own. It looks like those might just be temporary power moves though
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KingKelloggTheWH  +   846d ago
Agreed 100%,I hate them.
_QQ_  +   846d ago
that was from the parade of lights from Disney's California Adventure.Seems like it will just be a summon.
Kalebninja  +   846d ago
its a command like in kh2
Shinox  +   846d ago
Square Enix , You should have released this game Only for PS3 / PS4 / Wii U

Not on that damn FPS system called "Xbone" , This system is full of shit and has terrible communities and too stupid people to have Kingdom Hearts game
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PS4isKing_82  +   846d ago
I fully agree. KH on Xbox consoles just feels weird. It's like seeing halo on Nintendo if it happened. It just doesn't feel right. Xbox is for immature, racist, homophobes who play cod all day and shout USA!! PlayStation is for true gamers and always has been.

EdFry  +   846d ago
I don't think attacking an entire console user base is fair, there are plenty of bigots on EVERY platform. But who knows, there was a certain Microsoft franchise that once looked pretty awesome on a different platform.
MoB21  +   846d ago
Listen, I'm just as big as a PS fan as anybody. But people like you are ridiculous. Calling out an entire community of people just bc their game doesn't feel right on xbox. Making PS fans look like a bunch of pretentious assholes
goldwyncq  +   846d ago
You need to calm down. Releasing KH3 on Xbox one won't affect the PS4 version at all. And calling the collective Xbox community stupid is going a bit too far.
mohuzas  +   846d ago
it won't affect the PS4 versions sales but it will affect SE's pockets :P
arronax-1  +   846d ago
PS3? No. They have more powerful hardware anyway.
infinitewords  +   846d ago
Someone hold me <(^.^<)
PositiveEmotions  +   846d ago

Proof that this guy was not first to submit the trailer
Abriael  +   846d ago
Oh goodness. When you took that screenshot this one was already approved. *facepalms*

This story = 1373761
That story = 1373767

Lower number = Earlier. That one was submitted several minutes after, in fact there were five others in between.

It's not rocket science.
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wishingW3L  +   846d ago
too late to complain now.
TrevorPhillips  +   846d ago
it's not funny anymore! I am throwing my money at the screen and is not taking it! Game looks fuckin sweet :D
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