There still isn’t any news regarding the Kingdom Hearts 3 release date but with Kingdom Hearts 2.8 coming this month, you can bet that KH3 will be released soon.
Why? For starters, it seems that KH 2.8’s ending has something to do with what lies next. It’s no surprise that KH 2.8 is preparing players to transition better to KH3. But what exactly is in the ending cutscene that ties 2.8 to 3?
As reported previously by Square Enix, KH2.8 consists of 3 series or chapters. First is Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance wherein the game features the world of Tron. It’s been played in the Nintendo 3DS before and according to reviews, it has received an upgrade in visuals.
The second part is Kingdom Hearts X Back Cover. It’s not a game but a movie that’s an hour long. It shows what sets off the events in the Kingdom Hearts series that players witness in the game.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 scored 8/9/8/9 (34/40) in this week's Famitsu.
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The third and most important part is Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage. This takes place after the events of Birth By Sleep and is a mini episode. Here, the main character is Aqua and is set in the world of Cinderella. The look and feel of this third part of KH 2.8 is what’s in store for players in Kingdom Hearts 3. One may even treat this as a teaser already.
Players should also note that the Fragmentary Passage Critical Mode should be unlocked by challenging this segment. Unlockable difficulties and missions might also be carried over to KH3. As for camera, reviews say that it’s the best to date which could also be in the next game.
All in all, the last part of 2.8 should be played for fans to get a gist of what KH 3 is going to be like. So to those looking forward to the KH 3 release date, it shouldn’t be too far ahead. With KH 2.8 already giving fans a sneak peak of what’s to come, the 3rd installment of the Kingdom Hearts franchise could be just around the corner.
Kingdom Hearts 3 release date is rumored to be around 2017 for Xbox One and PS4. Meanwhile, watch out for Kingdom Hearts 2.8 this January 24.