Just when you think the Kingdom Hearts team have shown what’s up their sleeve, they pull a coin from out behind your ear. Or, in this case, the promise of a VR experience.
That’s right, Disney Interactive Studios and Square Enix are creating Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience. It was announced today at Sony’s pre-TGS PlayStation Lineup Tour, and even has a preliminary trailer showing what the experience will look like.
To be clear, this won’t be a VR version of the latest game, Kingdom Hearts III, but rather a collection of playable scenes from games across the franchise, including the main three installments. You will be able to wield the Keyblade and defeat Heartless, meet characters and relive important moments like you were there.
In order to play these scenes, however, you’ll need to get the PlayStation VR system, which will set you back a good $200, but it might be a good deal for fans of the franchise who’ve always dreamed of taking on the role of Keyblade Master themselves. English-speaking fans will have to wait though, as the game has been announced for the Japanese market first, with no English-language trailer out as of the time of writing.
This story is developing and we will be posting updates as we learn of them.
There is currently no release date for Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience at this time. Kingdom Hearts III, the next installment in the franchise, will be available for the PlayStation 4 on January 29, 2019.