Information on “Kingdom Hearts 3” At Electronic Entertainment Expo

Fans of “Kingdom Hearts” got some more information on developments of the highly anticipated “Kingdom Hearts 3” at the 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Tai Yasue, the director of “Kingdom Hearts 3,” reported that Disney influences will be more pronounced than “Final Fantasy” characters or worlds in this new installment.

This RPG adventure game will follow a similar pattern to the original installments. Sora, Donald, and Goofy will once again travel to different Disney inspired worlds. Yasue confirmed that worlds inspired by “Big Hero 6,” “Hercules,” and “Tangled” will be in “Kingdom Hearts 3.” Many have also speculated that “Frozen,” “Toy Story,” “Star Wars,” and “Zootopia” will be in this new game.

It was also confirmed that gamers will once again get to play as Sora in this installment of the franchise.

Unfortunately, Square Enix did not release more information at the Expo. There was no update on an official release date for the game. Hopefully Square Enix will keep to their previous word and be prepared to put this game on the market in the winter of 2016.

Some people doubt whether “Kingdom Hearts 3” will be released this winter since “Kingdom Hearts 2.8” is slated to be released in December of 2016 for the PS4. “Kingdom Hearts 2.8” is described as a prologue to “Kingdom Hearts 3,” and Yasue said that it is impossible to understand “Kingdom Hearts 3” without having played this prologue.

Big Expectations for Microsoft at E3 2016

Over the past few years Microsoft has gone a long way in getting people excited for their major announcements at E3. It is expected that they will have a press conference on Monday morning in which they will announce two new consoles. One console will be a lightweight version of the Xbox One. The other is currently called Scorpio, and it is said to be a more powerful next gen console.

There are also rumors of an Xbox streaming stick or device that allows players to stream their games with very little set-up. Video game streaming has become a major cultural trend and every major company is developing new ideas in that realm.

Microsoft apparently wants to link the consoles to PC games a bit closer. Rumor has it that Cortana, the Windows 10 voice-activated system, might be utilized in this new set-up.

In recent years, Sony has been beating Microsoft in sales and most agree that Sony games are of a higher quality. Microsoft appears to be under quite a bit of pressure. There is a belief that if Microsoft doesn’t have a big announcement, there could be an internet backlash.

The walls between PC and console continue to crumble. Xbox One exclusive games will be released simultaneously on PC. It is rumored that Halo 5’s campaign mode might be playable on PC.

This year’s E3 is looking to be a crucial event for Microsoft as far as public perception goes. It will be interesting to see if they can deliver.