Kingdom Hearts III's Newest Kingdom is Made of LCD Mini Games

By Laura Kate Dale on at

After what feels like an eternity in development, Kingdom Hearts III seems like it might finally be ready to release in 2018, and as a result we're starting to get a look at gameplay for some of the game's new kingdoms. While most of them we've seen are based around contemporary Disney properties, like Monsters, Inc. and Toy Story, today we've got a trailer for a far more retro aesthetic kingdom.

The new kingdom is called the Classic Kingdom, and features 2D fixed perspective mini games, focused on an art style that combines classic Disney cartoons, with those 1980s LCD handheld games where if you tilted the screen a bit you could see every possible game position at once.

While kingdoms in Kingdom Hearts are traditionally areas Sora and the gang physically travel to, the trailer implies that Classic Kingdom may just be a gaming handheld that Sora finds and spends time messing around with. Maybe he gets sucked into the game or something, but that doesn't seem to be the case based on the trailer.

Kingdom Hearts III is due out on PS4 and Xbox One in 2018, and while it has slipped back many times already, this seems like it might be the release year that finally sticks.