Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay world premiere: Pixar’s magic even works on RPGs

Enlarge / This is not a pre-rendered cut scene. This is how Pixar-perfect Kingdom Hearts 3 looks in the middle of its zany action-RPG battles.
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SANTA MONICA, California—Through Japanese interpreters, the director and co-director of Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts series introduced the first-ever playable version of Kingdom Hearts 3 by talking about the series’ legacy. In particular, the duo, clad in Mickey Mouse-logo shirts, said they expected people to dive into older games and spinoffs in the 16-year JRPG series based on the quality and scope of this major new sequel.

I sighed.