Almost exactly five years to the day from its initial public unveiling at E3 2013, Square Enix has at long last revealed the mysterious release date of their much-anticipated upcoming action-RPG sequel, Kingdom Hearts III. Despite Square Enix being set to host their own E3 press keynote this coming Monday, June 11th, their first E3 conference in years, the publisher has taken an earlier opportunity, namely during the ongoing Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour-, to reveal the finalized public launch date for Kingdom Hearts III, which was also promptly spread across all of the company’s social media channels. Kingdom Hearts III will finally release to the public in most regions, including North America, on January 29th, 2019. The game will however be made available in Japan a few days earlier, on January 25th, 2019.
While this early 2019 launch means that Kingdom Hearts III slipped out of its originally announced 2018 release window, something that game director, Tetsuya Nomura issued an apology for on Twitter, the delay is apparently an effort to make absolutely sure that the game releases in as polished a state as possible. Nomura went on to promise more trailers and game coverage for Kingdom Hearts III throughout the course of E3, as well as, “More information”, likely indicating that some more surprises, including new Disney characters and worlds set to be featured in the game, will no doubt be revealed at the show. It’s also pretty much a given that Kingdom Hearts III will be a centerpiece during Square Enix’s E3 keynote on Monday to boot.
Kingdom Hearts III is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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