Sparkles and chimes
That very first trailer for the first Kingdom Hearts game killed me. I still remember that first viewing, being completely overcome with goosebumps and trying to hide that I was tearing up. Moving? Oh man. Yes. I still love the games and the franchise, but a trailer has yet to move me like that first one did. So I keep watching them.
That’s not to say that this new one, for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, isn’t great. It is. The three-minute long video has all the Kingdom Hearts-ish Disney-isms that are needed to butter you up.
- Chimes and sparkles? Check.
- Soaring strings and French horns? Check.
- Fly-bys of Disney worlds and character cameos? Check.
- Dramatic recaps? Check
- Orchestral cover of at least one Hikaru Utada song? Check.
I’m not going to lie. I got goosebumps this time, too.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX launches December 2.