Square Enix has a scheduled press conference for Monday that includes a stacked line up of games such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Avengers, and yes Kingdom Hearts. For some reason, the publisher took it upon themselves to announce a firm release date for the Disney/Final Fantasy mashup RPG Kingdom Hearts III last night. The game will now be released January 29, 2019.
— Kingdom Hearts (@KINGDOMHEARTS) June 10, 2018
(Courtesy of the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account)
While the game never had a firm 2018 release date, Square Enix had previously stated Kingdom Hearts III would release this year. It’s at your discretion whether or not that counts as a delay? In a follow-up tweet, the account simply stated they needed a few more weeks to polish the game.
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
So Square Enix is making the wait for one of the most anticipated sequels in gaming a few weeks longer. I would rather a developer take every necessary step to put out something we rarely see in games anymore; a true finished product. Polished with as little bugs as possible. We already know Kingdom Hearts III is packing more Disney goodness with Pixar’s Toy Story and Wreck-It Ralph content. From what we’ve played of the game so far, it’s more likely they’ll hit a January release date than EA hitting a February one with Anthem.
E3 2018 is off to such a weird start… and it technically hasn’t even begun yet.