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Kingdom Hearts 3's characters will be presented with Unreal Engine 4!

Astoundingly, the Japanese developers at Square Enix were previously the Square-Enix-designed Luminous engine but recently in an interview with Famitsu, Tetsuya Nomura the series' director, announced that they have moved over to Unreal Engine. What a strange thing for JRPG to do, considering that the engine is more prominently used for Western FPS'.

Epic Games has offered their full co-operation with Square Enix in order to help them with the supposed issues they were having designing the game on the old engine. They problems they were encountering seemed to stem from the lack of power that the Luminous Engine contained. Therefore, we can assume that this game is going to be a seriously powerful experience!

Clearly Unreal Engine 4 was the best way that Square Enix was going to get the result that they are aiming for. With this in mind, we can expect that Kingdom Hearts 3 is going to look stunning when it's released for PS4 and Xbox One.

But now that we know what engine is powering this highly anticipated addition to the series, let's take a look at all of the characters that are confirmed to appear in the new game!

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Sora, Donald and Goofy return as the protagonists of Kingdom Hearts 3!

I can't imagine how great he's going to look on PS4
I can't imagine how great he's going to look on PS4

Sora will be on a mission to search for the seven guardians of light and the "Key to Return Hearts" alongside his wonderful companions once more! A lot of banter can be expected.

Strange to look forward to seeing these guys again!
Strange to look forward to seeing these guys again!

Terra, Ventus and Aqua in Kingdom Hearts 3!

Unreal Engine 4 will definitely look better!
Unreal Engine 4 will definitely look better!

One thing that always astounded me was the voice acting in Kingdom Hearts, re-watching clips today I'm still amazed how genuine the characters feel and sound and most importantly interact with one another. Take a look at the trailer for the release of Kingdom Hearts 2.5 on December 2nd for PS3 to get you excited for the next installment!

More to Return: King Mickey, Lea, Kairi, Master Xenahort and Roxas!

All of these characters are set to make a comeback in Square Enix's next game and just after watching that trailer I'm even more excited to see what this company is going to do with the next installment! I'm already planning on replaying the game and becoming familiar once more with this world and its vibrant characters!

The series has most recently made an impact upon Final Fantasy 14, as the game has borrowed the look and gaming interface we're familiar with in Kingdom Hearts.

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