The latest updates for "Kingdom Hearts 3" reveal more gameplay details and a release date announcement at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 event. Game producers Tetsuya Nomura and Tai Yasue discuss the progress of the sequel's development during their interview with Famitsu (via ComicBook) as they talk about the "Olympus" and "Toy Box" worlds, and Keyblade transformations.

Square Enix also revealed that the sequel will launch in the fourth quarter of 2018 and assured video game fans that the official release date will be revealed at E3 2018.

"Kingdom Hearts 3" will feature Sora and his friends' final confrontation with Master Xehanort.

E3 2018 expectations

According to PlayStationLifeStyle, Square Enix released their outline from their Financial Results Briefing that revealed the company's financial progress in the fiscal year. It stated their next plans for April until the year 2019, which included "Shadow of Tomb Raider" and "Kingdom Hearts 3."

Square Enix plans to unveil everything at E3 2018 leading to the possibility that they will announce the official release date of "KH3" this year for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. The Japanese publisher will have the playable demo for the game at there booth as video game fan to get there hands on it ever since they saw the gameplay videos from the premiere invitation event.

The invitation event featured representatives from different video game websites and media playing sequel's "Toy Story" world and showed numerous gameplay features such as weapon transformations, Woody and Buzz as support NPCs, and different summons.

'KH3' progress

According to Comic Book, producer Tai Yasue told Famitsu that new types of gameplay will be featured in "Kingdom Hearts 3," depending on which Disney world Sora and his friends landed on.

In the Olympus level from "Hercules," Sora can skydive and run up to walls, while Toy Box from "Toy Story" allows Sora to pilot Gigas toy robots Yasue explained that there is a sense of scale into it that makes each level unique on its own. He also stated that he and co-producer Tetsuya Nomura took all sorts of elements from the previous titles and upgraded them make it more adventurous when players explore the vast maps from each Disney world.

Nomura and Yasue also discuss the Keyblade transformations will help players come up with different strategies in battle and their destructive capabilities are more than enough to vanquish a particular heartless foe. Sora, Goofy, and Donald will explore other worlds from popular Disney movies from new entries such as "Tangled," "Monsters Inc.," and "Big Hero 6" to previous worlds like "Aladdin," "Alice in Wonderland," and more.