It’s never been easy to be a fan of the Kingdom Hearts franchise. All the series titles are wonky, there are various unnumbered games that while unnumbered are still vital to the overall story, and worst of all, the numbered titles are practically fictitious until they actually release. Luckily, we may actually be pretty close to a release for the final numbered title: Kingdom Hearts III.
Last night at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour in Los Angeles, series director, Tetsuya Nomura took to the stage to shed some light on the upcoming sequel. When he took center stage, he stated(via a translator) that he would return in a month to the D23 Expo on July 15th. While at D23, Nomura promised to reveal what he dubbed “final information” on Kingdom Hearts III.
We don’t know what the final information is going to be, but fans are presuming it to be a release date. We already knew there going to be at least some Kingdom Hearts III presence at the expo from watching yesterday’s trailer, so it wouldn’t be a terrible stretch. Fans are assuming that this will lead up to a possible March 2018 release similar to when other Kingdom Hearts games have been released. If it doesn’t amount to a date, then 2018 might be the first year in six years without any major addition to the franchise.
Fingers crossed for a bit more information during Sony’s E3 press conference later today. Square Enix has a track record for revealing information while Sony is center stage.
While waiting, you can try enjoying the rest of Kingdom Hearts again on PS4 via Kindom Hearts 1.5+2.5 Remix which collects almost the entire Kingdom Hearts series except Dream Drop Distance. You can find Dream Drop Distance alongside Kingdom Hearts X on the disc for Kingdom Hearts .02 titled Kingdom Hearts 2.8. I would recommend catching up, before Kingdom Hearts III releases, there’s a lot to go over.