Kingdom Hearts 3 feels like the game that would just never arrive. For over a decade we have waited for a numbered sequel to Kingdom Hearts 2, and finally the sun is shining down in full glory with certainty for Kingdom Hearts 3’s release date.

One light ray shone earlier in the year when a trailer for the game revealed it would arrive in 2018. However, this won’t happen as planned, but the real release isn’t too far off that mark.

Square Enix will bring Kingdom Hearts 3 to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 29, 2019. One can assume that this will apply to all major territories with the exception of Japan. Kingdom Hearts 3 will arrive a few days earlier in Square Enix’s home country, releasing there on January 25, 2019.

The release date announcement came as part of the kick-off to the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour. Franchise director Tetsuya Nomura apologized for the delayed release through Twitter, sharing:

“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.”

With an official end in sight, the delay of Kingdom Hearts 3 to early 2019 shouldn’t cause much concern. For now, we can look forward to seeing what Square Enix has to show on the game at E3. We can likely expect to see a new world and a little more of the story.

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