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Kingdom Hearts III is arriving a little later than expected, but there’s a reason for it.

Speaking to IGN, game director Tetsuya Nomura revealed that the delay was not down to development issues, but instead due to logistical issues with the originally planned release date.

“The timing of release that we were actually looking at, we were told by many people, including hardware manufacturers, marketing teams, sales teams that it just wasn’t a good timing in the year,” Nomura said. “…For Kingdom Hearts III, the [Square Enix] western offices had requested to release the game as simultaneously as much as possible between Japan and America, so we were no longer able to just think about Japanese issues and retail situations.”

Nomura added that speeding up development to release earlier than planned was talked about, but the development team stated that it would be impossible to do that, so moving the date back was the only other option.

Yesterday, a new trailer was released for the game that revealed the return of Captain Jack Sparrow and the Pirates of the Caribbean world.

Kingdom Hearts III launches January 29th, 2019 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Source: IGN


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Why Kingdom Hearts III was delayed

Kingdom Hearts III game director Tetsuya Nomura has explained the reasoning behind the game's delay to 2019.

By Matthew Bennett | 06/13/2018 05:00 PM PT

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Kingdom Hearts III is arriving a little later than expected, but there’s a reason for it.

Speaking to IGN, game director Tetsuya Nomura revealed that the delay was not down to development issues, but instead due to logistical issues with the originally planned release date.

“The timing of release that we were actually looking at, we were told by many people, including hardware manufacturers, marketing teams, sales teams that it just wasn’t a good timing in the year,” Nomura said. “…For Kingdom Hearts III, the [Square Enix] western offices had requested to release the game as simultaneously as much as possible between Japan and America, so we were no longer able to just think about Japanese issues and retail situations.”

Nomura added that speeding up development to release earlier than planned was talked about, but the development team stated that it would be impossible to do that, so moving the date back was the only other option.

Yesterday, a new trailer was released for the game that revealed the return of Captain Jack Sparrow and the Pirates of the Caribbean world.

Kingdom Hearts III launches January 29th, 2019 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Read More

Source: IGN



About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89