Just because it’s E3 week doesn’t mean you need to make a big announcement during a press conference. Square Enix evidenced this perfectly as the company announced Kingdom Hearts III’s release date… in the dead of night in the United States. Because why not.
— Kingdom Hearts (@KINGDOMHEARTS) June 10, 2018
Kingdom Hearts III will release on January 29, 2019 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It’s nice to finally have a firm release date after years of vague launch windows and speculation. It may not be releasing this year as many had thought, but January isn’t too much of a wait.
For reference, Kingdom Hearts II released in 2005. Fans have waited 13 years, they can wait a few more months, even if we’ve already waited 5 years since the game’s announcement in 2013.