Kingdom Hearts fans won’t have to wait too much longer to know when they’ll finally be able to get their hands on Kingdom Hearts III.
During the May 17th premiere event for the long-awaited end to the Dark Seeker Saga, it was revealed Kingdom Hearts III‘s release date will be revealed “early next month.” According to series director Tetsuya Nomura, the development team is now at the stage of development where “announcing a formal release date is possible.”
In addition to the official launch date, Nomura teased several more “big reveals” will be made in June. At this point, the surprises could be anything, but it’s possible we could see new worlds and returning characters announced.
While it’s unclear when in early June Nomura will announce the game’s launch date, two upcoming events might lend a hint. On June 9th, the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour concert will take place in Los Angeles, which was the same event from last year where fans were treated to a new Kingdom Hearts III trailer. Then, on June 11th, Square Enix will be holding its E3 Showcase event, which will likely feature its biggest titles, including Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Kingdom Hearts III.
For now, fans have plenty of new details to sift through from the preview event. Attendees were able to play through two stages of the upcoming game, including the Toy Story world’s Galaxy Toys area and Olympus Coliseum’s mountain region. For a full breakdown of the demo, make sure to check out our hands-on impressions that details how combat feels and more.
Kingdom Hearts III is set to launch this year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.