Skrillex Announced as Kingdom Hearts III Theme Song Collaborator

Skrillex Announced as Kingdom Hearts III Theme Song Collaborator

In what is surely some kind of side effect of the game being in development for way too long, Square Enix have today announced that superstar producer and dubber of steps Skrillex has teamed up with series mainstay Hikaru Utada to create the theme song for next year’s Kingdom Hearts 3.

The original song, titled Face My Fears is set to be released on January 18th, 2019 ahead of the launch of the game worldwide on January 29th. Funnily enough, this isn’t the first time that old mate Sonny Moore and Disney have teamed up, as he made a cameo appearance in the 2012 movie Wreck-it-Ralph. Still, it’s an interesting choice and it remains to be seen how fans will take to the collaboration once the song is out there.

Ahead of the release of the highly anticipated KINGDOM HEARTS III on 29th January 2019, Square Enix Ltd., and Disney today announced that the eight-time Grammy Award winning Skrillex and internationally renowned singer songwriter Hikaru Utada have collaborated for the game’s opening theme song.

Skrillex, a long-time and self-professed fan of the KINGDOM HEARTS series, originally intended to remix the previously revealed Hikaru Utada track, Don’t Think Twice. However owing to the pair’s friendship, this developed into the new and original collaboration, Face My Fears, to celebrate the game’s release. 

Set to be released alongside Don’t Think Twice on 18th January 2019, the opening theme song, Face My Fears, has also been produced in collaboration with Poo Bear, the acclaimed record producer who previously produced Justin Bieber’s multi-platinum selling single, What Do You Mean?

KINGDOM HEARTS III will be available on 29th January 2019 for Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. For more information, visit: http://www.kingdomhearts.com/

Kingdom Hearts III releases January 29th, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.