Kingdom Hearts III Invades Shinjuku Station and Massive Line for the Leaflet Ensues
An exhibition event organized today by Square Enix in Tokyo shows that Japanese fans are really hungry for Kingdom Hearts III.
Square Enix is gearing up to release its massively-anticipated JRPG Kingdom Hearts III, and today they opened an exhibition at the Metro Promenade within the Shinjuku station of the Marunouchi Line in Tokyo.
The exhibition included images and trailers from the upcoming game, alongside a stand with five picture books representing the story so far. Fans were prompted to pick collector’s leaflets from those books to bring home a memento of the event.
Of course, Japanese fans gathered en masse and did what they usually do. They lined up orderly to get the leaflets. You can check out the rather sizable line below, courtesy of Twitter user ☆FARAO☆.
— ☆FARAO☆ (@ks_key) June 25, 2018
The distribution of the leaflets was planned four times a day, but the turnout was so massive and beyond expectations that it prompted Square Enix to cancel it for the rest of today, promising more information on when it’ll be resumed tomorrow.
There is no doubt that Japanese fans still love Kingdom Hearts, and the game can definitely command large crowds at events like this, even if it’s just for a leaflet distributed in a metro station.
If you want to see more, you can check out the trailer we saw a few days ago at the Xbox E3 2018 media briefing, the one revealed at the Square Enix showcase, and the last one from Sony Interactive Entertainment’s press conference. You can also enjoy the latest gallery of screenshots and some lovely gameplay.
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.
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