Despite the fact that the Kingdom Hearts 3 release date is yet to be revealed and confirmed, fans have continually shown their excitement and anticipation for the upcoming sequel within the Kingdom Hearts series. The lack of information regarding all things Kingdom Hearts 3 may be a little disheartening, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Recent talks have begun to hint at the possibility of D23 Expo Japan 2018 including Kingdom Hearts 3 in their roster.
What Is D23 Expo Japan 2018?
D23 Expo Japan is a biennial event presented by D23, the official Disney Fan Club. The 23 in ‘D23’ pertains to 1923, the year the company was founded by Walt Disney. At D23 Expo, fans gain access to sneak peeks of future Disney projects, from films to new attractions and the like. Whereas the next D23 Expo will be held this summer from July 14 to July 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the Expo’s Japanese counterpart will be held at the Tokyo Disney Resort from February 10 to February 12 in 2018.
Kingdom Hearts 3 Release Date: Will It Be Included In D23 Expo Japan 2018?
As to whether or not Kingdom Hearts 3 will be featured in D23 Expo Japan 2018, many agree with the notion that the upcoming game will indeed be included at the next D23 Expo Japan. Considering the Expo’s history with the Kingdom Hearts series, it seems likely that the franchise’s next sequel will be no stranger to the convention.
Previously, several announcements and revelations had been made at D23 Expo Japan 2013. It was then that series director Tetsuya Nomura and his team revealed Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix, the HD remastered collection that included three games from the series: Kingdom Hearts 2, Birth by Sleep, and Re:coded. Additionally, the very first Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer had been revealed at D23 Expo Japan 2013.
Furthermore, at D23 Expo Japan 2015, messages from the voice cast were released exclusively for the fans. Aside from this, discussions were also revealed regarding the latest developments and projects in the franchise. More clips of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue had also been revealed at the time, as well as some bits and pieces of Kingdom Hearts 3.
With all this taken into account, it seems highly likely for the Kingdom Hearts 3 release date, gameplay, or any other update to be highlighted at D23 Expo Japan 2018. More details regarding the event will be posted here as time passes.