Train2Game News Kingdom Hearts 3 visits Toy Story


​SQUARE ENIX® and Disney unveiled a new KINGDOM HEARTS III trailer that shines a spotlight on the first world in the KINGDOM HEARTS series to be based on a Disney•Pixar film, “Toy Story.” 
Director of the KINGDOM HEARTS series, Tetsuya Nomura, premiered the trailer during The Walt Disney Company’s Video Game Showcase at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.

The new trailer follows Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy to Andy’s room as they join Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Hamm, Rex and Sarge’s investigation into the disappearance of their fellow toys and Andy, and the emergence of the Heartless enemies in their world. Featuring an original storyline, fans will get a first look at the dynamic trio’s “Toy Story”-themed looks, all-new toys, such as the Gigas, and special Keyblades that transform and give Sora unique attacks to unleash on Heartless enemies.

 “At long last, we are excited to open up the KINGDOM HEARTS universe to include the world of Disney•Pixar’s ‘Toy Story,’” said Tetsuya Nomura, Director of the KINGDOM HEARTS series. “I’m sure fans have been anticipating the inclusion of this world for many years. The narrative will be an original story exclusive to KINGDOM HEARTS III, and the gameplay will feel characteristic of the ‘Toy Story’ style and aesthetic. Please stay tuned for more details to be revealed soon.”

“Featuring a brand new storyline that brings together beloved ‘Toy Story’ friends with the heroes of KINGDOM HEARTS, the ‘Toy Story’ world in KINGDOM HEARTS III successfully mirrors the level of quality that we strive to achieve with every Pixar film,” said Jason Katz, Story Supervisor, Pixar Animation Studios. “KINGDOM HEARTS III will undoubtedly be an experience that fans will not want to miss.”

The latest KINGDOM HEARTS III trailer is available to view on YouTube (http://sqex.to/pYL).

To celebrate D23 and the release of the new trailer, KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] (for iOS and Android devices) will offer a powerful “KINGDOM HEARTS III Sora [EX]” Medal. This is the first time a character medal from KINGDOM HEARTS III has been added to the game. For one month (July 16 through August 16), all players can receive the never-before-seen medal by simply logging-into the game.

Train2Game News Kingdom Hearts Mobile

Fans will soon be able to learn more about the KINGDOM HEARTS history with the upcoming release of KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross], the relaunch of the critically acclaimed mobile RPG formerly known as KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ. 
As part of the free update next month, the game will soon have a new “Union Cross” multiplayer mode and more ways to customize the player’s avatar.

With KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross], players can create teams of six from their party members or through a matchmaking feature to fight hordes of Heartless enemies and powerful bosses. Players can also take on quests of increasing difficulty as well as unique new missions. 

To help these teams of friends communicate with each other, the game will now include emotes and text bubbles. Players will encounter both familiar and new faces as the story of the Unions continues to unfold, and the new “Theater Mode” will allow players to relive the drama and rewatch cutscenes.

Fans can pre-register for the update on the official website (https://form3.square-enix.com/a.p/816/) to obtain exclusive smartphone wallpapers and in-game rewards. To commemorate the relaunch and the one-year anniversary of the original app release, players will also receive in-game presents by logging in after the update.

To watch the new opening movie, visit: https://youtu.be/kycDgmjpGsg.

Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games – 16.09.13

Saints Row IVNow for this weeks game charts. Saints Row IV still sits a top the game charts with the only other new entry this week being Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 remix. I have a strange feeling that next week a new game will be sitting on top of the game charts however…

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Week ending 14 September 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER 1
2 KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 REMIX SQUARE ENIX
3 DIABLO III BLIZZARD 3
4 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST UBISOFT 4
5 DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INFINITY 5
6 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 6
7 PAYDAY 2 505 GAMES 7
8 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
9 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
10 ROME: TOTAL WAR II SEGA 2
11 NHL 14 EA SPORTS
12 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 17
13 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT 9
14 ASSASSIN’S CREED III XBOX 360 CLASSICS
15 KILLZONE: MERCENARY SONY COMPUTER ENT. 8
16 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 14
17 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES
18 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT
19 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 15
20 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS
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