Kingdom Hearts III - franchise's first Disney-Pixar world inspired by Toy Story

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Kingdom Hearts III got a new trailer at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. The trailer fleshes out the new original story a little bit more. To celebrate the new trailer, Kingdom Hearts Union X for Android and iOS will offer a "Kingdom Hearts III Sora [EX]" Medal. The medal will be available for a month.

Square Enix and Disney have just revealed a new Kingdom Hearts III trailer featuring Woody and the gang. Toy Story is the first animated movie by Disney-Pixar to inspire a world in the Kingdom Hearts series. Tetsuya Nomura, premiered the trailer during The Walt Disney Company’s Video Game Showcase at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.

The five minuter trailer follows Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy to Andy's room where they meet Woody Buzz Lightyear, Hamm, Rex and Sarge. The group is investigating the disappearance of their fellow toys and Andy, and the emergence of the Heartless enemies in their world.

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The game will feature an original storyline, and it will deck out Sora, Donald and Goofy in Toy Story themed clothes. There will also be a bunch of all-new toys, such as the Gigas, and special Keyblades that "transform and give Sora unique attacks to unleash on Heartless enemies".

"At long last, we are excited to open up the Kingdom Hearts universe to include the world of Disney-Pixar's ‘Toy Story,’" said Tetsuya Nomura, Director of the Kingdom Hearts series. "I'm sure fans have been anticipating the inclusion of this world for many years. The narrative will be an original story exclusive to Kingdom Hearts III, and the gameplay will feel characteristic of  the ‘Toy Story' style and aesthetic." 

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"Featuring a brand new storyline that brings together beloved ‘Toy Story’ friends with the heroes of Kingdom Hearts, the ‘Toy Story’ world in Kingdom Hearts III successfully mirrors the level of quality that we strive to achieve with every Pixar film," said Jason Katz, Story Supervisor, Pixar Animation Studios. "Kingdom Hearts III will undoubtedly be an experience that fans will not want to miss."

More details will be revealed soon.

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To celebrate the new trailer Kingdom Hearts Union X for Android and iOS will offer a "Kingdom Hearts III Sora [EX]" Medal. This is the first time a character medal from Kingdom Hearts III has been added to the game. The medal will be available from 16 July through to 16 August.

Kingdom Hearts III will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2018.