Kingdom Hearts III finally has a concrete release date — but it’s a little later than expected. The long-anticipated third installment to the Final Fantasy / Disney crossover is now slated to hit players hands on January 29th, 2019 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Director Tetsuya Nomura announced the news at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour, and later apologized to fans on Twitter for the delay. “I’m sorry that we’re asking for a little more time than initially planned,” he said, and promised more information and “a few trailers at E3.”
We’ve announced the release day for KINGDOM HEARTS III ahead of E3 at the KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra -World Tour-. I’m sorry that we’re asking for a little more time than initially planned. Please look forward to other information, including a few trailers at E3. Thank you - Nomura— Kingdom Hearts (@KINGDOMHEARTS) June 10, 2018
It’s been a long road to release for Kingdom Hearts III, which was first announced five years ago at E3 2013. Back in 2017, Square Enix finally had announced a vague “2018” window for the final release, but unfortunately, it looks like it’ll be missing that promise by just a couple of weeks. But fans have been waiting over 13 years since Kingdom Hearts 2 to find out how Sora’s story will end, so an extra couple of days to make the game as good as it can seem short by comparison.