One of the biggest fears for Kingdom Hearts fans is the idea that the long-awaited end to the Xehanort saga, Kingdom Hearts III, will be delayed. Thankfully, Square Enix has recently teased the game’s release is still on track.
According to the company’s financial results for their fiscal year ending on March 31st, Kingdom Hearts III is still set to launch this year. While the Final Fantasy and Disney crossover title still doesn’t have a specific release date in 2018, Square Enix listed it alongside its other major releases in the new fiscal year, which currently include Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Octopath Traveler.
Skepticism over the game releasing in 2018 stems from its lengthy development. The anticipated sequel to 2006’s Kingdom Hearts II was initially announced to be in development during E3 2013. After years of teases, it wasn’t until the D23 2017 that Square Enix confirmed the game would launch in 2018.
Since then, the company has released several trailers revealing worlds players will get a chance to experience, including the first worlds based on Pixar films: Toy Story and Monster’s Inc. The most recent footage showed off a set of 1980s-style LCD minigames that will be available to players.
While players can breathe a sigh of relief knowing Kingdom Hearts III is coming soon, Square Enix still needs to provide a concrete release date. The announcement could come at any time, but players will likely hear more during this year’s E3.
Kingdom Hearts III is set to launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this year.