Kingdom Hearts 3 Re Mind DLC Trailer Debuts
With the Tokyo Game Show 2019 coming soon, a new Kingdom Hearts 3 Re Mind DLC Trailer has debuted online.
Kingdom Hearts 3 released to rave reviews early this year in January, with critics praising the game’s high attention to detail, gorgeous graphics, and true-to-form Disney recreations as some of the biggest draws to the title.
Kingdom Hearts 3 was supposed to wrap up the story of Sora, Kairi, and Riku, the three protagonists who began their journey in Kingdom Hearts for the PlayStation 2 and have since appeared in a slew of spin-offs and sequels leading up to the third main entry’s release in 2019. While the game did certainly tie up some loose ends, it was revealed by game director Tetsuya Nomura that there will be a fourth game in the series as well, and scheduled paid DLC will continue Sora and crew’s story beyond the ending of Kingdom Hearts 3.
The first of that DLC, Kingdom Hearts 3 Re Mind, will release in winter 2020, and received its first trailer as part of Tokyo Game Show 2019. The trailer, which was shared by the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account, is exactly what fans of the series would probably expect – a bizarre stitching together of disparate plot points and character arcs, strung together with epic orchestral music and terse, cryptic exchanges between protagonists that only vaguely hint at what’s coming in the DLC. That’s not a bad thing, of course – it’s actually what many people have come to love about Kingdom Hearts – and it certainly sets the stage for a captivating, meaningful DLC launch when Kingdom Hearts 3 Re Mind hits in early 2020.
The latest #KingdomHearts III Re Mind DLC trailer is here!
Challenge yourself with new boss battles, master Sora's new form, learn more about the members of Organization XIII, and more.
— KINGDOM HEARTS (@KINGDOMHEARTS) September 9, 2019
Jonathan Dornbush of IGN said, “Sgaming memories are of being wowed by the first Kingdom Hearts and its recreation of Disney worlds I knew from my favorite animated movies and shows. But even viewed through the rose-tinted glasses of 17 years worth of nostalgia, those memories pale in comparison to Kingdom Hearts 3’s colorful, varied combat and huge, lovingly detailed levels. Square Enix’s long-awaited conclusion to its beloved action-RPG trilogy is so satisfying in its gameplay evolutions that it makes me feel like a kid again, even if its story resolutions don’t think far outside the toy box.”
He also added (back in January 2019):
This new set of movie-quality Disney worlds are almost all delights to explore. The sheer amount of treasures to collect and hidden Mickey emblems to discover really highlights the scale and detail of each world. They also introduce some fun gameplay options, including the chance to control toy mechs and even pilot your own ship on the high seas.
But the worlds’ storytelling feels lackluster in light of the technical improvements the franchise has made. An attempt to satisfy both the Disney stories and the overarching plot causes some unfortunate stagnant pacing, with Disney plots playing out with slow dialogue and Sora, Donald, and Goofy occasionally questioning why they’re even visiting some of the included worlds at their outset. There’s obviously a lot of plot to balance, though, and after waiting years for this conclusion Kingdom Hearts 3 is so consistently fun to play and heartwarming in its ultimate resolutions that its impressive leaps forward stand brightly above its missteps.
However, those looking for Kingdom Hearts 4 will have to wait a while.
[A]nyone hoping for a quick turnaround on a Kingdom Hearts 4 is likely to be disappointed. There was a massive gulf in time between Kingdom Hearts 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3, and Nomura wants to do at least one spin-off before pursuing another sequel. Kingdom Hearts 3 Re Mind will be the beginning of the end of the Kingdom Hearts 3 narrative arc, but it looks like it will be going out in style, with potentially more story to be told in future paid DLC as well.
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