Kingdom Hearts 3 release date, news and rumors


Update:  A new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer debuted at E3 2017 and we included it below. When will you get the new PS4 and Xbox One game? Next year seems highly likely, according to a recent investors document from Square Enix. It highlights plans for release in the future and though some have loose 2017 windows attached to them, Kingdom Hearts 3 has nothing. This isn’t a guarantee that we won’t see the game this year, but it does make a 2018 release look more likely than not.  

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It’s been almost 12 years since Kingdom Hearts 2 was released. In that time we’ve gone through one and a half new console generations and played many spin off titles, but the mainline Kingdom Hearts story has retained a constant place in the back of our minds.

It wasn’t actually ever certain that Kingdom Hearts 3 was even going to come until 2013 when Square Enix officially confirmed its existence. Though Square Enix has released many spin-off titles across several platforms, none of them furthered the main Sora storyline told across Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 and instead explored side characters and stories.

After the initial confirmation and announcement trailer in 2013 we then got a teaser trailer and some tantalizing details at E3 in 2014 and even more news and a gameplay trailer at E3 2015. Since then news has been fairly thin on the ground but we’ve collected all of the latest news and rumors and placed it right here for your convenience.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The long-anticipated third mainline title in Square Enix’s action roleplaying crossover series, Kingdom Hearts.
  • When can I play it? There’s no official release date but 2018 is looking like the earliest we’ll see it
  • What can I play it on? PS4 and Xbox One

Screenshots and trailers

There are now four Kingdom Hearts 3 tailers you need to watch if you really want to consider yourself a Keyblade hype master.

The latest two-minute video comes from E3 2017, and although it still lacks a release date at the end, Square-Enix does tease a fifth trailer next month.

We’ll see the fifth Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer at D23, the big Disney convention, and we’re hoping to know when the game will launch by then.

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