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Finally! We’ve Played Kingdom Hearts 3

Justin Massongill
 

I know, I know, itsbeen84years. gif. But it happened! People outside Square Enix have actually played the third mainline entry in the long, long-running Kingdom Hearts series.

And I’m one of them! Kingdom Hearts has touched countless lives across numerous games since the first title in 2002 — KH3 is only the series’ third mainline title — impressive for a collaboration that stemmed from a casual elevator chat between executives (Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto among them). Tetsuya Nomura, director of Kingdom Hearts 3, said in a presentation preceding yesterday's hands-on session that the theme of this game is “resolution” — specifically, that of the ongoing battle against main series antagonist Xehanort. He also alluded to a darker overall theme than we saw in earlier titles, foreshadowed in events that take place in the mobile game Kingdom Hearts Union Cross.

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