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'Kingdom Hearts' 3 Xbox One, PS4 Release, Latest Updates: New screenshot reveals magnificent crisp renders using Unreal 4 Engine

Kingdom Hearts 3 (Credit: Square Enix/Disney) A new screenshot leaked reveals flawless crisp renders of 'Kingdom Hearts 3' graphics using the most advanced Unreal 4 Engine.
February 26
9:37 AM 2015

The much awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 release is the first title in the game franchise to debut on Xbox One, PS4 consoles and offer flawless, sharp, and crisp renders developed using the most advanced Unreal 4 game engine.

The new screenshot leaked online reveals magnificent graphics that the gaming fans can check out. Motoring Crunch notes that the gameplay improvements on Kingdom Hearts 3 will mostly be focused on the lightings and textures to create exceptional quality resolution on the current-gen consoles .  

Meanwhile, the latest buzz regarding The Kingdom Hearts 3 release spurs online claiming that this new title might feature an online or multiplayer mode.

The official careers website for Square Enix posted a job listing for its Osaka branch where the last part of the job description mentions about "constantly online games," Attack on Fanboy reported.

The rough translation for the job position reads,

"In charge of general technical assistance (workflow construction, selection of middleware etc) in Implementing the high quality graphic expression or Kingdom Hearts III. In charge of construction duties for a shader on the game engine for nature representations (water, rain, snow etc) and special effects (magic etc) etc, constantly online games."

In previous reports, game director Tetsuya Nomura has also teased in his interview that a multiplayer or online mode could be included, although, it has not been officially confirmed at this point.

Nomura added that the game will pick up the story following the events in Dream Drop Distance as saying,"It's the final episode in the 'Dark Seeker' saga that began with the original Kingdom Hearts, and it'll depict the final battle with Xehnort."

He also dished some information on the new visual style of Kingdom Hearts 3 as evident in the teaser trailer. "We spent a while figuring out what direction to take Kingdom Heart's visuals in the next generation," he said.

Co-director Tai Yasue has also stated that they're putting all their efforts to hasten the development of Kingdom Hearts 3 and draw closer to a release date.

"We've been working full throttle on Kingdom Hearts 3. It's moving along. We structured our team in a way that development of 2.5 doesn't impede Kingdom Hearts 3. I'm actually very excited about Kingdom Hearts 3," Yasue said.  

Kingdom Hearts 3 release date heads to PS4 and Xbox One guessed to arrive later this year or early 2016 pending any official announcement from Disney or Square Enix.

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