Continuing from Dream Drop Distance, Sora, Donald and Goofy will attempt to search for seven guardians of light and the "Key to Return Hearts", while King Mickey and Riku search for previous Keyblade wielders, in an attempt to stop Master Xehanort's plan to balance the light and darkness, which may ultimately lead to the final showdown between Sora and Master Xehanort. By the start of the game, Sora has completed his Mark of Mastery, which he was attempting to do at the end of Dream Drop Distance.
Kingdom Hearts III will serve as the final chapter of the "Dark Seeker" saga, with Nomura revealing that the plot of the game will pick up "immediately after the events of Dream Drop Distance." He also added that the plot will examine the seven lights and thirteen darknesses coming together for the final battle, but that everyone that is expected to fulfill these roles may not.
Developer(s) Square Enix 1st Production Department
Publisher(s) Square Enix
Distributor(s) Disney Interactive Studios
Director(s) Tetsuya Nomura, Tai Yasue
Composer(s) Yoko Shimomura
Engine Unreal Engine 4
Platform(s) PlayStation 4, Xbox One
The game will feature new and familiar worlds based on Disney properties, including ones based on Tangled and Hercules.
KINGDOM HEARTS III -- Announcement Trailer (North America)
Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer, E3 2015