A bit ahead of E3 2018 at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour, Square Enix revealed the official release date for Kingdom Hearts III: January 29, 2019. It’s coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
“With the release set for next January, I apologize for having to ask for a little more time than what was previously announced” said Tetsuya Nomura, game director. “The entire development team is pouring their love for the franchise into Kingdom Hearts III and is striving to create a game that all players will enjoy. We are currently at the last stages of development but will work tirelessly until the end to deliver the very best Kingdom Hearts game to date.”
The new trailer was fully revealed during the Xbox E3 2018 press conference. It features a Frozen level and characters. Familiar faces from Tangled, Hercules, and Toy Story can also be seen in the trailer.
“In Kingdom Hearts III, we are excited that players will have a chance to explore an entirely new adventure set in the world of Frozen,” said Peter Del Vecho, producer, Walt Disney Animation Studios. “It has been such a pleasure to work alongside their creative team to painstakingly recreate the look and feel of our world and watch them bring our beloved Frozen characters to life.”
Kingdom Hearts is a beloved RPG franchise for its unique blend of Final Fantasy and Disney franchises. It’s also been in a development quagmire for years. While spin-offs have been released on mobile and handheld over the years, it’s been a long time since Kingdom Hearts II released on PlayStation 2 back in 2005.
Kingdom Hearts III will launch on January 29, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Digital pre-orders are available now.