Kingdom Hearts III Deluxe Editions Announced; Disney Producers Comment on the Game

Square Enix announced two different deluxe editions for Kingdom Hearts III, while Dysney Producers share kind words about the game.

on June 11, 2018 2:20 PM

Following the reveal at its video showcase, Square Enix announced two Deluxe Editions for Kingdom Hearts III.

The standard Deluxe edition includes an Exclusive steelbook packaging, a Mini art book with concept artwork by Tetsuya Nomura, and a collectible Kingdom Hearts III pin. It costs $79.99.

The Deluxe Edition + Bring Arts Figures includes Bring Arts action figures for Sora, Donald, and Goofy, and it will come in limited quantities for $229.99.

Alongside the announcement for the two editions, that you can see in the gallery at the bottom of the post, we also get a comment from Director Tetsuya Nomura. Nomura-san apologized for the further delay into 2019.

“With the release set for next January, I apologize for having to ask for a little more time than what was previously announced. 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.”

Walt Disney Animation Studios Producer Roy Conli also had a statement to make, praising the development team’s attention to detail:

“I have been so impressed working with the KINGDOM HEARTS’ team. Their artistic commitment and attention to detail creating the world of our films is truly extraordinary. It’s been a great partnership.”

Walt Disney Animation Studios Producer Peter Del Vecho also commented, mentioning how Disney worked alongside Square Enix to recreate the look and feel of Frozen:

“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. 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.”

If you want to see more, you can check out a new trailer from earlier today, and one from yesterday (they’re similar, but they include different scenes).

The game will release in the west on January 29th, 2019, and in Japan just a few days earlier on January 25th for PS4 and Xbox One. In case you didn’t pre-order your copy of the game just yet, you can do so on Amazon.

Of course, this isn’t the only news coming from Square Enix’s video showcase, and you can check everything out in the official video recording.


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