A Kingdom Hearts 2.8 gameplay trailer has just been released, and it offers a ton of new content not previously seen. Releasing a slew of new teasers in the video above, Square Enix has shown us an HD remake of Dream Drop Distance, a scene that continues off from Dream Drop Distance that will very likely connect with Birth by Sleep: A Fragmentary Passage itself, and the reveal of Kingdom Hearts: Back Cover.

In the video we see many veiled men and women, each with respective animal features carved into their masks, discussing various subjects with each other and narrating the video. Judging by the dialogue, the game is likely to be set in the past to serve as additional background for the story and world that Kingdom Hearts has developed over the years.

With a mysterious Organization XIII member looming in Back Cover, masked individuals, and a reunion of friends in Birth by Sleep, we’ve just been tickled with a lot of information. Hopefully at E3 we will glean some more details of who these characters are, and what role they will play in the game’s story.

With stunningly beautiful graphics, and an impressive gameplay exhibition, this trailer shows just how far Square Enix has come since Kingdom Hearts II.

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 is set to release in December of this year.