PhE3: PlayStation Keynote

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Sony kept with the predictable format for companies at this year’s E3 show, and stuck to their guns, showing off previously-announced titles that hadn’t been released from last year’s show.

Plenty of new gameplay for Spider-Man, Kingdom Hearts III, and new trailers for Death Stranding, and The Last of Us Part II were the stars here, and for fans of Sony’s first party games, they were not disappointed. Hit the jump to check out what Sony had on offer for this year.

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PhE3: Xbox Showcase

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Microsoft elected to bring out some big guns, showing 50 games at this year’s E3 conference, but also dropping several new titles into the Xbox Game Pass, and showing their newfound commitment to exclusive titles. Microsoft has acquired Playground Games, Compulsion Games, Undead Labs, and even Ninja Theory, all in an attempt to bolster their firepower in the future.

Essentially every franchise Microsoft has was showed off here, with Halo, Gears of War, Forza, and Crackdown all getting time to shine. Hit the jump to check out what Microsoft showed off this year.

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Kingdom Hearts III Invitational Premiere This Week

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Square Enix has revealed that Kingdom Hearts III is hosting a special Invitation Premiere Event that is taking place this week, and they have revealed that its embargo lifts at 6:00am PST on May 18th. Just later this week. That’s great news for fans of the franchise hoping to hear more about one of the most anticipated games in the history of video games.

Kingdom Hearts III releases this fall for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, confirmed by Square Enix at a financial report just a few weeks ago. Expect to hear plenty more information at this year’s E3.

Kingdom Hearts III to Feature Game & Watch Style Games

Square Enix and Disney have revealed a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III that spotlights a new dynamic in the game: Game & Watch style mini-games featuring Sora and other Disney characters.

The mini-games are heavily inspired by classic LCD games of the late 80’s and early 90’s, with a clean twist featuring many of the characters Kingdom Hearts is known for. Kingdom Hearts III releases in 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Square Enix Unveils New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer

At this year’s D23 Expo Japan, Square Enix and Disney unveiled a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III, that reveals a new Monsters Inc. themed world for the long-awaited game, as well as more from the worlds of Toy Story, and Tangled.

Kingdom Hearts III is expected to release sometime this year, with a final release date most likely announced at this year’s E3. You can hit the jump to listen to the new theme songs by Utada Hikaru, as well.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Gets a Trailer and Release Date

To say the road to Kingdom Hearts III has been long and bumpy would be quite the understatement. Our last main saga Kingdom Hearts title was Kingdom Hearts II in 2005, and since then we’ve been given a slew of spin-offs and remasters, now, we can put our fears to rest: Kingdom Hearts III is releasing in 2018.

There’s also a new trailer, seen above, that spotlights a brand new world: Toy Story! It’s the first Pixar world to be included in a Kingdom Hearts game, and it looks fantastic, with Sora and friends taking on Lego-like forms, fighting in toy stores, and even changing gameplay styles when they jump into mech-toys. It looks wonderful.

New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer

Last night at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour Concert in Los Angeles, Square Enix unveiled a surprise trailer for the third and final installment in the saga, and has since put the trailer, with Japanese dialogue, up online.

The new trailer shows action from Sora, Goofy and Donald, and some cutscenes with Hades, Pete, and Maleficent. They also reveal that a completely new trailer with debut on July 15th at the D23 Expo, giving us something fantastic to look forward to on top of all the inevitably amazing news to come out of that show.