Disney's new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III shows off Toy Story

In a video shown off during the expo, we learned that Toy Story has been added to the short list of confirmed worlds coming to the first mainline Kingdom Hearts title in almost twelve years.

The game already looks awesome from what can be seen in the footage - Sora and pals Donald and Goofy teaming up with Woody and Buzz Lightyear - it's certainly rising up the expectation bar further higher. There was some confusion about whether Kingdom Hearts III was PS4 exclusive during its initial announcement, as it was announced as part of Sony's press conference, but there's no longer any reason to doubt.

Earlier today at this year's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, Kingdom Hearts III received a major update during the "Level Up!" According to Nomura, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Kingdom Hearts 3 will have to be completed before talks of a Switch version could come to fruition. Toy Story will be joining many new and returning worlds to be featured in the game, including but not limited to San Fransokyo (Big Hero 6), the Kingdom of Corona (Tangled) and Olympus (Hercules).

First, we now know it's releasing in 2018, although we still don't have a date more specific than that. Considering that "Kingdom Hearts 2" was released 12 years ago, there are a lot of questions that game director Tetsuya Nomura has to answer, including why it took so long and to which consoles it will be released. Do the Western audiences want Kingdom Hearts titles on the Microsoft or Xbox platforms? So, what's the verdict on Kingdom Hearts III? While the constant delays have definitely not left fans happy, the creators have still only provided a possible window, and not a solid date. KINGDOM HEARTS III will undoubtedly be an experience that fans will not want to miss.

After a few minutes of dialogue exchange, the trailer takes us outside Andy's house and even inside a toy store, where we get a glimpse of Sora donning a toy mech suit to combat even more invading Heartless.

Fortunately, however, it wasn't the case, and Square Enix revealed that the logo was actually removed in error. Gamestop has also made preorders available for the game.

  • Latoya Cobb