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Kingdom Hearts 3 has Game & Watch-style minigames inspired by classic Disney

Square Enix shows off new Classic Kingdom retro games

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Square Enix is giving Kingdom Hearts 3 players a double dose of nostalgia inspired by classic Disney animated shorts and 1980s-era LCD games with the role-playing game’s Classic Kingdom.

Kingdom Hearts 3’s Classic Kingdom minigames are inspired by classic Mickey Mouse cartoons, including “Giantland,” “The Karnival Kid,” “Musical Farmer” and “The Barnyard Battle,” and look like Game & Watch-style games. Those same minigames will also be playable in Kingdom Hearts Union χ Cross, Square Enix’s mobile RPG spin-off that was originally released in 2015.

Kingdom Hearts protagonist Sora will apparently be able to enjoy those Classic Kingdom games on a handheld device, as seen in the trailer above.

Kingdom Hearts 3 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018.