Square Enix has released two screenshots of Kingdom Hearts 3 on their Twitter, revealing Sora’s stylish new Drive Forms. During the company’s Paris Games Week presentation, series director Tetsuya Nomura did not have any news to share on the game, but offered fans a sneak peek instead.
For those unfamiliar, Drive Forms were introduced in Kingdom Hearts 2 and gave Sora varying powers, while altering his outfit. The first Drive Form shown is called Guard Form. The image shows Sora clad in yellow, wielding a Keyblade transformed using Herc’s shield. We speculate this form is used for defensive situations.
The second form is called Power Form, similar in appearance to Kingdom Hearts 2’s Valor Form. The Keyblade shown in the image is from a world that hasn’t yet to be revealed for the game. Square Enix has altered the screenshot so that the weapon has more of a hammer-looking shape now.
The location where Sora is battling in the images appears to be a Hercules-inspired level, presumably this installment’s take on the Olympus Coliseum stage that has appeared in previous games.
In other related news, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 was recently announced for PlayStation 4. Kingdom Hearts 3 is planned to launch on Xbox One and PS4 at an unannounced date.
Stay tuned for more updates on the series leading up to its future releases.