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Final Fantasy characters return to Kingdom Hearts in KH3: ReMind DLC

Square Enix uploaded and then quickly deleted, a trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3: ReMind over the weekend. The trailer made its official debut during State of Play on Tuesday.

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One of the complaints around Kingdom Hearts 3 was the surprising absence of Final Fantasy characters. A highlight of past games has been fighting with or against the likes of Cloud Strife, Yuffie and Auron, so it was a legitimate disappointment that none appeared in the long-awaited sequel. However, Kingdom Hearts 3: ReMind, the game's first DLC package, looks to fix that.

The trailer made its official debut during Sony's State of Play livestream on Tuesday, after Square Enix uploaded it and took it down over the weekend. Among other things, it showed the return of Final Fantasy 7 characters Aerith and Yuffie, as well as Final Fantasy 8's Squall (or Leon, as he's known in the Kingdom Hearts universe).

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Square Enix uploaded, and then quickly deleted, a trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3: ReMind over the weekend. It returned during Sony's State of Play livestream on Tuesday.

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Kingdom Hearts 3: ReMind was originally slated for a 2019 release, but Square Enix confirmed Tuesday that it'll hit PS4 on Jan. 23 and Xbox One on Feb. 25.

The trailer has some Kingdom Hearts 3 spoilers, but because that game's story was so convoluted, it's difficult to discern much. The DLC does seem like a lot of fun, though, with some wicked-looking boss battles that see you play as Sora, Riku and Kairi.

Final Fantasy's return to Kingdom Hearts will be a nice warmup to Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which launches March 3.

First published Dec. 8 at 6:47 a.m. PT.
Update, Dec. 10 at 9:50 a.m. PT: Notes the trailer's official debut during State of Play.