'Kingdom Hearts 3' release date, news: Drive Forms added to upcoming game

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It may be true that the upcoming action role-playing video game, “Kingdom Hearts 3” isn’t as hyped as other video game titles from Square Enix, but one thing that could spark more interest in the game is the reported comeback of the Drive Form abilities popularized by the game’s predecessor, “Kingdom Hearts 2.”

Based on a recent tweet from the game’s official Twitter account, it has been confirmed that several Drive Forms will be made available in “Kingdom Hearts 3,” all of which can be utilized in the game and during battles.

The Drive Forms offer several subordinate forms such as that of a Power form and a Guard form. For one, Gematsu described Sora’s use of these forms, in the process turning the signature Keyblade into a shield, which the report says is actually that of Hercules’. The Power Form, on the other hand, will allow Sora to obtain a hammer.

In the first appearance of the Drive Forms in “Kingdom Hearts 2,” there were several of them that came with highly specific functions and purposes. For example, Sora could use a form for defensive or offensive purposes. It also can be utilized to improve mobility during battles.

Aside from the retention of the forms, “Kingdom Hearts” video game series fans will likewise be treated with more previews right before the game’s official release, including a couple of trailers as well as new screenshots.

For every fan out there, it’s more like a gold mine waiting next year. According to Gamerant, there is more to this franchise than just the new installment. For instance, it is already known that “Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue” is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2017, while a collection of all high-definition titles will follow for PlayStation 4 gamers.

“Kingdom Hearts 3” is expected to be released in mid-2017.