LOS ANGELES (June 11, 2018) – In advance of the E3 2018, at the KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour -, SQUARE ENIX® and Disney announced that the highly anticipated action RPG, KINGDOM HEARTS III will launch on January 29, 2019.
“With the release set for next January, I apologize for having to ask for a little more time than what was previously announced,” said Director, Tetsuya Nomura. “The entire development team is pouring their love for the franchise into KINGDOM HEARTS III and is striving to create a game that all players will enjoy. We are currently in the last stages of development but will work tirelessly until the end to deliver the very best KINGDOM HEARTS game to date.”
In addition, SQUARE ENIX showcased the enchanted world of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen at the Xbox E3 briefing. The new trailer transports viewers through the familiar frosty landscapes of Arendelle alongside Queen Elsa.
“I have been so impressed working with the KINGDOM HEARTS’ team. Their artistic commitment and attention to detail creating the world of our films is truly extraordinary. It’s been a great partnership,” said Roy Conli, Academy Award®-winning producer, Walt Disney Animation Studios.
“In KINGDOM HEARTS III, we are excited that players will have a chance to explore an entirely new adventure set in the world of Frozen,” said Peter Del Vecho, Academy Award®-winning producer, Walt Disney Animation Studios. “It has been such a pleasure to work alongside their creative team to painstakingly recreate the look and feel of our world and watch them bring our beloved Frozen characters to life.”
In addition to the Frozen announcement trailer, Square Enix released an additional gameplay video, showcasing new footage from the previously released Toy Story, Hercules, and Tangled areas.
KINGDOM HEARTS III will be available for digital pre-order on Microsoft Store and PlayStation®Store. SQUARE ENIX also revealed the special editions including:
- Deluxe Edition – $79.99
- Exclusive steelbook packaging
- Mini art book with concept artwork by Tetsuya Nomura
- Collectible KINGDOM HEARTS III pin
- Deluxe Edition + Bring Arts Figures – The KINGDOM HEARTS III Deluxe Edition and Bring Arts Sora, Donald, and Goofy Set bundled separately will be available in limited quantities for $229.99. Fans can now preorder the Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system versions exclusively from the SQUARE ENIX Online Store.