Kingdom Hearts 3 & Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 screenshots from D23 Expo Japan 2015 By Wazi the pa on November 3, 2015 at 3:14 AM

Straight from the Kingdom Hearts Premium Theater at D23 Expo Japan 2015, images of the highly anticipated and long awaited Kingdom Hearts III, as well as the upcoming HD collection, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue have popped up online.

One image is from Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD, the image with Riku, Kairi & Mickey Mouse is from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep 0.2: A Fragmentary Passage and the last comes straight from Kingdom Hearts III with an interesting trivia; the theme ride Sora & crew are on, is based on the Buzz Lightyear ride in the Disneyland theme park.

More Kingdom Hearts information from the event is on the way so stay tuned for more.


  • Hype is real for this one!

  • MarioLazor

    Riku and Kairi in HD! Also Sora looks like he’s having way too much fun blasting things apart with that gun. lol

  • Daniel Masterson

    Cant wait!

  • Krijn van Alten

    Riku looks so old on the first picture. Or is that someone else?

  • MarioLazor

    I think Nomura stated that the characters were meant to look older in this game so that the player, who likely played the first one when they were a kid, could identify with them easier. (Also yes that’s Riku in his KHII outfit)

  • Krijn van Alten

    But is it logical that they grow older? I mean, in the real world it makes sense of course, but Disney characters never grow older, so why should KH characters do it?

  • Jesus Christ

    Wow, I love the dark blue starry night sky. It’s so blessed! They look so happy! What happened to Goofy? Oh right, he clumsy as heck fell down. Oh wait a minute, is that his shoes or hat? LMAO I can’t tell. I mean I can cause i’m jesus.

    Well, of course. Thanks to Me, that was made possible.

    You’re welcome fans!

    Anyway, I do hope the graphics gets more improvement because, right now, it seems to the visual of it all can fit in PS3.

  • Limbs4wings

    everything (especially the characters skin) looks like it’s made of plastic and shiny styrofoam.

  • SNK

    And here I am again agreeing with Jesus. Such joy!

  • Zach Hagler


  • 4FFAN

    Yeah they really need to work on the character’s skin. And their faces.

  • TalesRevenant

    Actually, that picture isn’t from Kingdom Hearts 3. It’s from 0.2 BbS. Which is the prologue chapter that’s going to be included in 2.8 which runs on Unreal Engine 4, which is why it looks better than a PS2 game.

  • Dreams do come true

  • Kevin30

    Seriously mate?

  • D.3ND

    It’s have to do with the law of the worlds I believe.

  • stevenm281

    because Sora, Riku, and Kairi are humans, not Disney characters…

  • Krijn van Alten

    It of course true that mice, dingo’s and ducks never grow old…….

  • Jesus Christ

    I remember this line from Princess and the Frog! Down in New Orleans. YouTube it!

  • stevenm281

    what? I don’t understand what you’re trying to say… nor the link between humans, animals and Disney.

    Anyway, it’s a fantasy game, it doesn’t have to be logical.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Maybe some Disney characters are animals?

  • Momiji

    So I guess Sora’s weird “Pixar animated” face is official. *sigh* And he did the same thing to Kairi and Riku. Someone’s been watching too much 3D animation…eh Nomura? I just know the art style is gonna annoy the shit out of me throughout the rest of the games. That said, I’m happy we’re finally getting KH3 and we’ll probably see it soon too (thinking maybe late 2016/early 2017)?

  • Whats the buzz lightyear connect? Don’t get it.

  • Ehren Rivers

    The third image, with Sora, Donald, and Goofy sitting in that spacecar looking thing. It says “Shooting Ride” in the bottom left corner. This is based on the Buzz Lightyear ride at Disneyland. It is one of the Attraction Flow abilties for KH3 just like the teacups, pirate ship, and train seen in the previous KH3 trailers.

  • Ehren Rivers

    Disney characters DO grow older depending entirely on the movie or show in question. Also, the Kingdom Hearts characters have already aged several times. The new graphic style is simply emphasizing this.

  • Ehren Rivers

    He is taking your comment literally (Read: “because Sora, Rikue, and Kairi are humans”), and trying to imply that your wording means only humans age naturally. Therefore, a sarcastic and willfully misconstruing reply that of course, animals don’t age.

  • Ehren Rivers

    Remember that first, only one of these is the actual next-gen game. The HD-ified Dream Drop Distance will of course probably look about on par with KH2 or KHBBS in their 2.5 incarnations. The BBS .2 episode will be running essentially a test version of their KH3 graphics engine. It would also do well to remember that games are more than their graphical style, and that just because the graphics themselves may possibly run on the previous gen system does not mean their actual gameplay will run there. No game developer should hold back their system development just because their visuals could possibly run on an older console.

  • Oh i thought attraction as in bonding with people

  • tbh i prefer this rather than default faces

  • HalfLucan

    Anyone else a bit :/ about Square selling us a demo for £45…
    I’m glad that i got to play Duscae, but considering i haven’t touched Type-0, £45 is steep for a demo for a game they should have released ages ago.

    They should make 0.2 available on the PSN or XBL for £15 (like ground zero’s)

  • Wazi the pa

    Princess and the Frog for KH3 pls.

  • MarioLazor

    Hmm, point taken. But even so this is probably what they look like at the beginning of KHIII before they get upgrade clothes from the 3 Fairies/whatever upgrades them.

  • Justice V

    Not really, because Type-0 is a great game in and of itself. Duscae was just an added bonus.

  • Momiji

    By “default”, do you mean those 2D looking faces in KHI and KHII whenever it wasn’t an important cutscene? I don’t like those either, but I do like those faces of the important scenes (like the ending). Not talking about the pre-rendered super duper detailed faces just the regular in-game ones. This new Sora just looks plain weird.

  • Jesus Christ

    Tell, who would be mini boss? main boss?

    and who is guest player? Tiana or that prince guy what’s his name? They’ll be frogs, what would sora and co turn into?

  • 4FFAN

    AGREED x10!!!!! He really does look weird. Someone needs to fix this.


    Those trees and grass is made really amazing! Awesome graphic!

    You saw those news about the trailer that everyone wanted to see? Funny case.

  • Jordan