Today, during the “Level Up! The Walt Disney Company’s Video Game Showcase” panel at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Square Enix finally revealed a release window for its massively anticipated JRPG Kingdom Hearts III.
The game has been confirmed as scheduled for release in 2018, for PS4 and Xbox One.
Kingdom Hearts III is the third chapter of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, started with the first game on PlayStation 2, released in March 2002, which incidentally means that this is the 15th anniversary year for the series. It’s only appropriate that, since we can’t get a new mainline game yet, at least we now know approximately when we’ll be able to play it.
The series has earned increasing popularity thanks of the mix between Final Fantasy characters, original ones, and more coming from the Disney universes.
Incidentally, this is also a confirmation that we definitely won’t have to wait three years for the game, as alleged by quite few misleading articles popped up earlier this spring, based on a misinterpretation of Square Enix’s latest quarterly financial documents.
If you want to see more about the game, a brand new trailer was also broadcasted today, revealing a new world and new gameplay, while a second trailer was showcased at a concert in Los Angeles during the E3 time frame (even if it was considered separate from the E3 celebrations), showing gameplay and story content.