This past weekend at D23 Expo Japan, a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club held at Tokyo Disney Resorts, Square Enix Ltd., and Disney thrilled fans with the announcement of a new Disney•Pixar film-based world, Monsters, Inc. in Kingdom Hearts III. Two new trailers, unveiled during the Expo, take viewers deep into the frights and delights of the animated classic as Sora, Donald, and Goofy transform into monsters to blend into the Monstropolis cityscape.
During their epic adventures, Sora and his companions join forces with Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, with a special appearance by Boo. Fright team all-stars Mike and Sulley lend their scaring talents and special combination attacks against their enemies.
Square Enix also revealed new cut scenes and gameplay from the Toy Story inspired world, Disney princess Rapunzel (Tangled) as a party member, visually-striking Keyblade transformations, a link system featuring Ariel (The Little Mermaid), and the return of Dream Eater Meow Wow as well as Kingdom Hearts villains Marluxia and Vanitas
Fans were also treated to a second trailer teasing a mysterious exchange between Riku and King Mickey, and the announcement of a new theme song by international sensation and series veteran singer Hikaru Utada, titled “DON’T THINK TWICE”. The English subtitled trailers from D23 Expo Japan 2018 are available to view on YouTube.
This is all great news in my opinion because any news about Kingdom Hearts III is great news but we still haven’t received a concrete release date and D23 could have been the best time to let long-suffering fans know the official release date to finally put us out of our misery. Instead, we’re treated to two trailers and a bevy of images which make this wait all the harder. God this is the most first world of first world problems, stay tuned to learn more about the official release of Kingdom Hearts III.