Square Enix Announces Release Date For Kingdom Hearts III

After waiting nearly a decade for Kingdom Hearts III, fans of the franchise of the RPG/Real Time game don’t have to work any longer, as of late this morning, Square Enix announced the release date for January 29th, 2019 for Xbox One and Playstation 4. Kingdom Hearts II was released in 2005 when The Walt Disney Company was in the time period of acquiring the animation studio of Pixar.

Kingdom Hearts III will pick up after Dream Drop Distance and follow the story of the game’s protagonists of Sora, Goofy, and Donald as this the game’s main trilogy will serve as the last chapter for the “Dark Seeker/Xehanhort” saga.  The third iteration of the game for trilogy was announced back at E3 2013 by Sony in which most of the games were on Playstation but, Square Enix said the game will be a cross-platform port for Playstation and Kingdom Hearts III will be the first game on an Xbox console.

Tetsuya Nomura who is Square Enix’s designer and director, originally wanted Kingdom Hearts III to come out some point in 2018 as he stated from last year’s D23 Expo but, felt like the game needed some more time to be worked on in being developed and then released at later time. The only confirmed worlds so far by Square that fans of Disney will be familiar with are the worlds of Tangled, Big Hero 6, Toy Story, and Monsters Inc.

The announcement for the release date was being teased at a fan event last month. Square Enix will be holding their E3 keynote presentation at June 11 at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT/6 PM BST. You can catch their full presentation by visiting their Twitch, YouTube, Xbox One’s Mixer app, Facebook, and Twitter.

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