Kingdom Hearts III might have taken longer to complete than fans wanted, but the final product will offer more content than they likely expected.
According to a recent gameplay preview from Geek.com, the primary campaign for the upcoming RPG will take 40 to 50 hours to complete. For fans that plan to complete the game in its entirety, though, that will take over 80 hours.
Past entries in the Disney crossover series have offered lengthy campaigns and difficult side missions, but Kingdom Hearts III‘s alleged completion time is in a new league. Only Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep‘s Final Mix version, which added several new bosses and side quests to the original release, has come close to 80 hours of content. With all side missions and secret bosses, the Final Mix version took close to 70 hours to complete. However, that title also featured three separate campaigns and a bonus mission on top of the new content.
As for Kingdom Hearts III‘s extras, all players know about so far are a handful of minigames and the Gummi ship missions. Square Enix previously announced a food creation game themed after Pixar’s Ratatouille, as well as an extensive collection of 1980s-style LCD games. Series director Tetsuya Nomura has also teased that the Gummi ship missions will offer more content than any of the previous entries, with 360-degree movement and ship customization.
The upcoming title will also be the first in the series to receive DLC, so players should expect additional content to arrive after it launches.
Kingdom Hearts III is set to launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 29th, 2019.