Kingdom Hearts 3 Buying Guide For The US (PS4/Xbox One)

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Fans have been waiting for this day for long time, and it's finally here: Kingdom Hearts 3's release date has arrived. Square Enix's new action RPG launched today, January 29, 2019, for PS4 and Xbox One, marking the conclusion of the franchise's ongoing story that dates back almost two decades. If you haven't already locked in a pre-order, you have some options to be aware of, including some pre-order bonuses.

Kingdom Hearts 3 takes you and series protagonist Sora on a journey to a variety of Disney-themed worlds, including everything from Toy Story to Monsters Inc. to Pirates of the Caribbean. It marks the conclusion of the story that's been told across the series, but if you're eager for the very end, you'll have a bit of a wait. The video epilogue will be released shortly after launch.

For those who have not kept up on the many twists and turns of the Kingdom Hearts story, that's okay. If you want to get caught up, we have a Kingdom Hearts story recap to help you get ready.

Reviews have finally been released, and you can read what we thought in our Kingdom Hearts 3 review. In it, critic Tamoor Hussain writes, "But the story of Keyblade wars, time-travelling villains, body-hopping also-rans, and world-ending darkness isn't what I'll remember about Kingdom Hearts 3 or the series as a whole. What sticks with me is the exciting battle against elemental titans with Hercules, taking Rapunzel out into the unfamiliar wide world for the first time, snapping selfies with Winnie the Pooh, and going toe to toe with Davy Jones. In 2002, as Sora, I left Destiny Islands to travel across the universe and make new friends. In 2019 I brought old ones home, and I had so much fun doing it."

Kingdom Hearts 3 Pre-Order Bonuses

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Amazon Prime and My Best Buy members got a $10 rewards certificate with pre-orders of the title. Amazon was also offering the Dawn Till Dusk Keyblade DLC for free with pre-order. GameStop offered an exclusive fabric poster, while PlayStation Store gave away a dynamic Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 theme.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Standard Edition

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The standard edition only comes with the game and no extra goodies. Amazon Prime and My Best Buy members each get a $10 reward certificate for buying the game at the respective retailers.

PS4

Xbox One

Kingdom Hearts 3 Deluxe Edition

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The Deluxe Edition will include a steelbook case, artbook, and collectible pin featuring Sora with the Kingdom Hearts 3 logo. It will not come with any digital content.

PS4

Xbox One

Kingdom Hearts 3 Deluxe Edition + Figures

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For $150 more, this Deluxe Edition will come with everything from the base Deluxe Edition and three Bring figures of Sora, Donald, and Goofy. All three figures appear to be in their Toy Story world garbs as each appear to be more toy-like than collectible premium statues. This bundle will be available exclusively from the Square Enix store.

PS4

Xbox One

Kingdom Hearts 3 All-in-One PS4 Pro Bundle

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Sony has announced a Kingdom Hearts 3 PlayStation 4 Pro bundle. It features the console and the deluxe version of the game, which contains an exclusive Sora pin, steelbook, and full-color hardback artbook alongside the game. This was available for $400 exclusively from GameStop but is sold out at the time of this writing.

Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far

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If you could use a refresher on the Kingdom Hearts story, you're in good company. Thankfully, Square Enix has released a collection of nine Kingdom Hearts experiences for PS4 that will get you all caught up and ready to roll once KH3 lands.

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