Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer shows Classic Kingdom mini-games

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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.

It all went down at the Kingdom Hearts Union χ [Cross] event, titled "Dandelion Meeting", that celebrates the mobile game.

For those who don't know, the Kingdom Hearts series mashes Disney worlds and characters together with an RPG world built by Square Enix (and featuring elements of Final Fantasy and The World Ends With You). The four games include The Barnyard Battle, The Karnival Kid, Giantland, and Musical Farmer. The folks over at KH Insider say that there will be more than 20 of these mini games in all. Any long-time gamer will realize that these mini-games evoke a nostalgic feeling from the Nintendo Game & Watch handhelds of yesteryear.

This is a pretty neat addition to the game, no doubt, but unfortunately, this trailer wasn't accompanied by what fans are actually waiting for: a release date. The Kingdom Hearts 3 minigames will look, sound and play exactly like the old-school LCD/Game & Watch systems.

The game will be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this year.

It has been a very long time since a numbered Kingdom Hearts game has released, with the last one being 2006's Kingdom Hearts 2.

Assuming Square Enix is still on track to meet its 2018 release window, we'll probably get a release date at E3 in June. This is the second Pixar world to be included in Kingdom Hearts 3 so far, the first being Toy Story.

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