E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts 3 Release Date Set For Early 2019

Sora, Donal, Goofy and the game arrive on PS4 and Xbox One on January 29, 2019.

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After years of anticipation, Kingdom Hearts III has now been given a firm release date. As the conclusion to the core trilogy of games, focusing on Sora, Donald, and Goofy's adventures through Disney-themed worlds, the third game looks to expand its scope even further while still showing that its still got charm and plenty of heart. Coming to PS4 and Xbox One, Kingdom Hearts III will arrive on January 29, 2019. Following the date's announcement, we also got a new trailer (above) during Microsoft's E3 press conference.

This news came rather suddenly, with the official Kingdom Hearts III Twitter page unceremoniously revealing the release info on the (unofficial) first day of E3. While it's been in development for years, series creator Tetsuya Nomura previously stated at last year's D23 event that the release was planned for 2018. During a Kingdom Hearts III fan event in May, he also revealed that the final release date for the game would be unveiled soon.

Last month, we had some hands-on time with the game, and we were pleasantly surprised at how much the game's style and tone has held over the years. While fans can still expect to explore worlds themed after many classic Disney animated films, Pixar is now set to make its debut with the Kingdom Hearts series. As of now, the confirmed Disney worlds in Kingdom Hearts III are Tangled, Big Hero Six, Hercules, Toy Story, and Monsters Inc.

For more info on Kingdom Hearts III and other Square Enix titles during E3 2018, be sure to keep up with us we publish more content from the gaming world's biggest event. The game will likely feature in Square Enix's press conference, which is scheduled to be held on June 11.

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