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Kingdom Hearts III Launches Today on PS4

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Kingdom Hearts III Launches Today on PS4

As Sora, Donald, and Goofy prepare to face their greatest challenge, executive producer Shinji Hashimoto takes a moment to reflect on the groundbreaking series.

Hello, Kingdom Hearts fans! I can’t believe this day is finally here! We’re extremely excited to launch Kingdom Hearts III on PlayStation 4 today.

Sora and his friends have grown a tremendous amount since his story first began in Kingdom Hearts. As we head into the launch of Kingdom Hearts III, he’s become an incredibly strong and bright character supported by his trusty companions, Donald and Goofy, and his many friends he’s made over the course of the series. Sora’s journey is really a tale of the power of friendship, and how friends can come together to overcome hardship, support each other through difficult times and spread positivity within a dark world.

As you get started in Kingdom Hearts III you’ll be able to adventure through an array of new worlds and make new friends from iconic Walt Disney Animation Studios films like Frozen and Pixar Animation Studios films including Toy Story, Monsters, Inc. and more. You’ll also be able to enjoy a variety of new and exciting features like the Attractions which build on the series iconic gameplay. Personally, I hope that fans will enjoy the updated Gummiship gameplay — I’m having a blast building new ships!

It has been an honor to be a part of this series from the beginning. To think that it all started from a conversation in an elevator when Square Enix Japan was in the same building as Disney! I have so many fond memories surrounding Kingdom Hearts, from working on the games to meeting fans around the world at events. As I mentioned earlier, Kingdom Hearts has always been about the power of friendship, and the passion and positivity of the series’ fans demonstrates that it is a message they have taken to heart. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support and for following along on Sora’s incredible journey. We hope you enjoy what we’ve created for you!

In closing, I’d like to leave you with my favorite quote: “My friends are my power!”

Sincerely,
Executive Producer, Shinji Hashimoto

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17 Comments

  • Bless this dev team. Thank you.

  • > “My friends are my power!”

    And I’m theirs!

  • “and his many friends he’s made over the course of the series”

    Unless they came from the Final Fantasy series anyway, because why on earth would we EVER want to check in on them in the finale?

  • earth_inheritor

    Did KH PSVR ever happen outside of Japan? They promised it was Christmas, then delayed it till Jan 18th and still nothing.

    • SirRealDeal

      It’s looking like we won’t get it until all three parts are released.

  • SSSniperwolf hacked into my PlayStation and do a livestream of me without my consent

  • Kingkong_21

    Absolutely worth the wait even though it seemed way too long! What a beautiful masterpiece! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

  • Collected my deluxe box yesterday. Gave it a spin. The opening is very grand and beautiful.

  • Test Time

  • BuriedSorrow

    This is the first Kingdom Hearts game I’ve ever played. I played it for about 7 hours already. I was instantly hooked from the opening cutscene. It’s a very beautiful game, and I can’t wait to play it some more. Thank you guys, and gals, for all the hard work and love you have clearly put into this game. It’s truly a wonderful game and nobody should miss it.

  • I’m enjoying the game thoroughly, on my Xbox One X.

  • Triple_Double_PS

    Just one question:

    WHY DID IT TAKE 13 YEARS FOR THIS?

    *reads news about Metroid Prime 4*

    OH CRAP! NOT AGAIN!

  • judaspriestesss

    I love this series and sad to see this is the last one.

    • Jonathanayala027

      Judaspriestess, Kingdom Hearts III is the last Kingdom Hearts game under the “Dark Seeker” saga but is NOT the last Kingdom Hearts overall.

  • Although I’m playing it on my Xbox One X instead of my Pro, it’s still an astonishing and gorgeous game. One special thing about Kingsom hearts is the magic it captures within the players. For myself at least, I’m always pulled back to those old Disney movies I adored as a kid in the 90’s. Even today, with the new worlds from more recent films, they are building something heart warming.

  • Not as happy with this sequel I had hoped for. Expected more controlled attacks and game play control and it fell short to just button mashing continually along with useless camera shots at each characters facial expressions for no reason. So much added cut scenes amidst game play seemed as though the game was made with a lighter feel in mind to attract a younger following while disappointing the beginning followers as the game fell short of its original darker theme. Over all my ending feeling is I am unhappy with this costly purchase letting me down as an avid game player of hours to complete and hard to keep interest in an inadequate excitement for the games lack of substance.

  • THIRSTYHURSTY777

    Cool.

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