Kingdom Hearts fans will have plenty of things to talk about after this weekend’s D23 Expo. Fans finally received a release window for Kingdom Hearts 3.
Kingdom Hearts fans will have plenty of things to talk about after this weekend’s D23 Expo. Between all the new gameplay, world announcements, and the trailer at Disney’s annual D23 Expo, Kingdom Hearts 3 finally received a release date. It pleases me to say that Kingdom Hearts 3 will release in 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’s long ways off, but I’m happy we have something definite.
Some people predicted that this reveal would happen at this year’s D23 when Kingdom Hearts series director, Tetsuya Nomura appeared at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra event last month. While there, he showed off a new trailer and cryptically stated that he would return at D23 with some “final” information. Many fans assumed that by this he meant the release date. This claim was also enforced by an update to Kingdom Hearts 3’s release date on the GameStop page a few days ago which switched the date to 2018.
Other little bits of Kingdom Hearts 3 information got revealed during the expo as well. First, we got a brand new, beautiful world reveal. This reveal adds the Toy Story franchise to the ranks of Big Hero 6, Hercules, and Tangled, all of which were previously revealed to be in Kingdom Hearts III at prior events. In the world, Sora is turned into a small toy as he ventures around Andy’s neighborhood, and a local toy store with Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the Toy Story cast. The gameplay shown was in Japanese.
The final game in the Xehanort saga may be ways away, but while you’re waiting, you should try enjoying the rest of Kingdom Hearts again on PS4 via the Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 Remix collection. The game collects almost the entire Kingdom Hearts franchise with some small exceptions on a single disc. Fortunately, the missing game: Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance can be found alongside Kingdom Hearts .02 and cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts X on the Kingdom Hearts 2.8 disc. I definitely recommend catching up, before Kingdom Hearts 3 releases, there’s a lot to go over.