The bi-annual convention held by Disney at the Anaheim Convention Center reared its beautiful head this year. I attended D23 for the first time and needless to say it was amazing. Moreover, the news that came from the convention regarding the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 and much-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War were more than enough to crank the hype level to an 11.
Square Enix released a new trailer that revealed a new world for Sora and his Disney companions: Pixar’s Toy Story. Andy’s house joins Tangled, Big Hero 6 and Mount Olympus as only confirmed worlds. The video showed Sora interacting with sheriff Woody and intergalactic ranger Buzz Lightyear. Interestingly, the video also contained battle game play that confirmed that players will not be forced to swap Donald Duck or Goofy for a character in the world they’re in, like substituting Donald for Hercules on Mount Olympus. A player’s party seems to be unlimited, as the video showed Sora, Donald and Goofy fighting Heartless alongside Woody and Buzz.
The end of the trailer also revealed that Kingdom Hearts 3 will, hopefully, release sometime next year. Following the trailer, co-director Tetsuya Nomura hinted at the possibility of the player controlling a second character other than Sora.
What’s becoming arguably the most anticipated movie of this decade, it’s hard to imagine Avengers: Infinity War garnishing any more hype than it already has. Well, I stand corrected. Marvel and Disney showcased a trailer of the ultimate superhero mashup that answered many key questions, one being how the Avengers meet up with the Guardians of the Galaxy. The video, which has yet to be released to the general public, showed the Guardians arriving at an undisclosed location. Once they arrive, a body hits there windshield, and it turns out to be Thor Odinson. The trailer also showed various battle sequences of different Marvel heroes going up against the Mad Titan Thanos. It was revealed that Thanos will have the Black Order by his side, otherwise known as the Children of Thanos in the movie.
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