Kingdom Hearts 3 releases worldwide for Xbox One and PS4 on January 29, over 13 years after Kingdom Hearts 2. With such a huge gap, new players and seasoned fans alike are in desperate need of a refresher course on the lore surrounding the legendary Disney franchise.
A collaboration between developers Square Enix and Disney, Kingdom Hearts is set in a fictional universe filled with characters from various Disney and Pixar movies alongside recognizable faces from the Final Fantasy franchise.
Kingdom Hearts follows Sora, a teenager separated from his friends who obtains a weapon called the Keyblade. Recruited by Donald Duck and Goofy to aid King Mickey in their fight against evil nemesis Xehanort, Sora travels from world to world defeating enemies as he tries to locate his friends.
For those who need to get to grips with the story of Kingdom Hearts, Twitch streamer Ludwig Ahgren has created a 53 second breakdown that will get you up to speed with the franchise on his Twitch channel on Thursday, January 24.
Ahgren explains how main villain Xehanort splits himself into two different versions before the beginning of Kingdom Hearts, with Sora battling the Heartless version in the first game, and then taking n the Nobody incarnation of the antagonist.
Xehanort is attempting to create the x-Blade in the hopes of turning himself into a god, with Sora set to face off against Xehanort once again in Kingdom Hearts 3, but this time the villain has been able to reunite both versions of himself, making this the toughest battle yet for our hero.
You can watch the video of Ahgren’s amazing explanation below.
With Kingdom Hearts 3 just days away from its world wide release, new information has already began to appear about the game and what fans can look forward to when they finally get their hands on it.
A full list of available worlds in Kingdom Hearts 3 has already been released by Square Enix, including Monstropolis from Monsters Inc. and San Fransokyo from Big Hero 6.