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.

IO Interactive Now Independent

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After entering negotiations last month into a management buyout, things have quickly reached a satisfying conclusion, with Hitman developer IO Interactive now being an Independent studio again, while also retaining the rights to the Hitman series. Square Enix decided to divest itself of the developer and the franchise for unknown reasons, but it seems things have happened for the best with the studio now able to freely operate with partners and publishers in the future.

IO Interactive is best known for its Hitman series of games, as well as Kane & Lynch.

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.

Deadpool X-Force Play Arts Kai Figure Revealed

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Square Enix has unveiled their newest addition to the Marvel Play Arts Kai universe: an X-Force variant of the Deadpool Play Arts Kai figure. The new figure is a repaint of the classic version, and includes two head sculpts, two swords, a rifle, several knives, interchangeable hands and a figure stand. The figure is expected to be released in September 2017 and pre-orders are expected to open soon.

The Marvel Play Arts Kai figures have been a revelation in terms of original figure design, with Deadpool admittedly being a standout. This new version looks even more awesome in the wicked-cool X-Force Black and White. Hit the jump for many more pictures of the entire figure, and its cadre of accessories.

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