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Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer features a new, lovable Pixar character

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Square Enix debuts a familiar friend and ... not much more

Square Enix presented a new, detailed look yet at Kingdom Hearts 3 during this year’s E3 conference — albeit not its own presentation. The stream featured a mix of cutscenes and gameplay that show Sora, Donald, Goofy and several friends fighting their way through new Disney worlds, serving as a slight remix of a previous E3 2018 trailer.

The biggest addition of note was a single new character: The trailer featured Remy, who starred in his own Pixar film, Ratatouille. Sora appears to cook with the little guy on his head, which is where Remy perches in his own movie. We are very much here for more cute, talented animals in our Kingdom Hearts games.

Otherwise, we once again saw characters from Monsters, Inc., Toy Story, Tangled and Frozen, each of whom star in their own respective worlds. These locatations will each be new to the Kingdom Hearts series.

Returning original characters include the members of Organization 13, many of whom are looking for Roxas. That’s Sora’s “nobody,” for reference — if you aren’t sure what that means, you have a whole lot of of studying up to do.

This is the second time we’re seeing Kingdom Hearts 3 get serious attention during E3 2018. Square Enix first debuted the majority of this trailer during Microsoft’s press conference, during which the company also revealed that Kingdom Hearts 3 would launch on Xbox One alongside the PlayStation 4 version.

Although the PlayStation 4 and (just-announced) Xbox One title won’t arrive until Jan. 25, 2019, Square Enix has at least given us enough gameplay to pour over until then. We played a world based on the film Toy Story last month, and found the whole experience delightful.

Update: The little chef’s name is Remy, not “Ratatouille,” but we know all of you mix that up too sometimes. We’ve updated this above.