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Kingdom Hearts 3 Release Date, Box Art, Gameplay, Worlds, Characters - Everything We Know

Here's all the information you need on Kingdom Hearts 3, including the release date, characters, worlds, box art, and gameplay details.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 is due to release near the beginning of 2019, and the box art for the game has just been revealed. In this Kingdom Hearts 3 everything we know guide, we'll be compiling all the information we have on the game so far, including the final Kingdom Hearts 3 release date, a complete list of the Kingdom Hearts 3 worlds we've seen in action, as well as the aforementioned Kingdom Hearts 3 box art.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Release Date

Kingdom Hearts 3 has a final release date of January 29, 2019. We've been waiting a long time for the game at this point, and anticipation has reached fever point with the fan base.

Just below, you can check out the box art for Kingdom Hearts 3, which was revealed by Square Enix for the very first time on September 17. The full cast of colorful characters can be seen in all their glory, and it's interesting that characters from well known franchises like Toy Story, Big Hero 6, or Frozen don't feature on the cover of the game.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Special Edition

Kingdom Hearts 3 has been a long time coming, and Square Enix knows this. In the Kingdom Hearts 3: All-in-One edition, which retails for $99.99, you get:

  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 FINAL CHAPTER PROLOGUE
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 +2.5 REMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 IMPOSSIBLE ODDS DYNAMIC THEME

This package will be releasing on January 29, 2019, the same day that Kingdom Hearts 3 releases worldwide. Then there's also the Kingdom Hearts 3 Deluxe Edition, which retails for the whopping price tag of $229.99, and includes:

  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Steelbook Case
  • Artbook
  • Collectible Pin
  • Sora Bring Arts Figure
  • Goofy Big Arts Figure
  • Donald Duck Big Arts Figure

Kingdom Hearts 3 Hands-on Preview

Earlier this year, we attended the Kingdom Hearts 3 premiere event in LA. We played through the Olympus area, as well as the Toy Story world, and to find out what we made of it, head over to our full Kingdom Hearts 3 preview.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Worlds

Kingdom Hearts is a crossover series, blending the worlds of Disney and Final Fantasy into one, and the player will take on the role of Sora, alongside allies like Donald and Goofy. The group of heroes travel across various worlds, visiting various characters and interacting with them in personal quests and adventures.

The worlds listed below can be entered and explored in Kingdom Hearts 3, and plenty of Disney characters from the likes of Tangled and Big Hero 6 will feature in the game.

  • Kingdom of Corona
  • Big Hero 6
  • Mount Olympus
  • Twilight Town
  • Mysterious Tower
  • Toy Story
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Frozen
  • Wreck-It-Ralph

The world of Toy Story in Kingdom Hearts 3 was only just confirmed at the D23 Expo 2017, when a trailer for the game showed Sora and his party entering Andy's bedroom, where the Toy Story films traditionally take place. We then met Woody and Buzz, along with other Toy Story characters like Hamm and Rex, all of which will be featured in Kingdom Hearts 3 when it eventually releases in 2018.

It should be noted that, while Disney has acquired the licenses to franchises like Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar, many of these won’t be appearing in Kingdom Hearts 3, due to existing licensing deals, such as EA being given the licensing deal for Star Wars with Star Wars Battlefront.

Kingdom Hearts 3 will revolve around 3-person parties, but other characters can join in the fight in various worlds, so we could see Rapunzel joining our heroes in the Kingdom of Corona. The traversal abilities of our protagonist Sora have also been overhauled, allowing to climb over obstacles in the environment in order to reach and unlock new areas in each world.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Frozen World

In the gameplay video just below, the brand new Frozen world was revealed for Kingdom Hearts 3 during the Microsoft E3 2018 presentation. In the trailer you can see Elsa, Ana, Sven, Olaf, and all the other characters we know from Frozen, all interacting with Sora and co.

This was far from the only world to be revealed for Kingdom Hearts 3 during the week of E3 2018, as the Pirates of the Caribbean World trailer was released soon after. The gameplay footage shows Jack Sparrow roaming around the high seas with Sora, Goofy, and Donald Duck, fighting in naval combat and boarding other ships.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Monsters Leaked

In late December 2017, an unconfirmed leak from Kingdom Hearts Insider claimed to reveal several new monsters for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3. You can see a few screenshots from the leak below, which Kingdom Hearts Insider states are supposedly from a much older build of the game.

The leaked screenshots show Mike, Sully, and Boo from Monsters Inc., but also show the new Door Vault location. Whether these new screens are all factually accurate, we'll have to wait and see.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Wreck-It-Ralph Leak

The latest leak for Kingdom Hearts 3 came about on May 17, when the image below featuring Wreck-It-Ralph released through Reddit.

However this was actually confirmed to be real merely a day later, as Wreck-It-Ralph was revealed through preview coverage of Kingdom Hearts 3. To see what we made of the game as we finally got to go hands-on with it, head over to our Kingdom Hearts 3 preview.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Star Wars and Avengers Characters

If you were hoping for some Stars Wars or Avengers characters to make their debut in Kingdom Hearts in the third main game, you're all out of luck. According to a recent interview with Tetsuya Nomura, as translated by Gematsu, the chances of either Star Wars or Avengers characters appearing in a Kingdom Hearts 3 game are extremely low, because they're not original Disney creations. Although we see characters from other franchises like Big Hero 6 and Pirates of the Caribbean, these characters are solely the creations of Disney, whereas the company only purchased the rights to Star Wars and Avengers after the fact.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Soundtrack

While we know that Kingdom Hearts series composer Yoko Shimomura will be back for the third main installment in the series, Japanese DJ DJ PHI from SERGE recently announced to his fans that he'd been placed in charge of remixing certain battle themes for Kingdom Hearts 3.

We don't actually know if this is all true, as Square Enix has yet to confirm DJ PHI from SERGE's involvement in Kingdom Hearts 3, and we also don't know what tracks he'll be mixing up for which worlds within the game.

For now, this is all the information for Kingdom Hearts 3 that we have to go on, as although a release window of 2019 was recently given for the game after a tumultuous development period, we'll keep our ears peeled for any additional information that breaks about the game.

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  • Avatar for chrisyoung40 #1 chrisyoung40 4 months ago
    I might have considered getting the deluxe edition if all 3 Figures were Sora kairi and Riku. Not Donald and Goofy
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