The Kingdom Hearts series is one of the most beloved in gaming and it’s captured the hearts of millions of players since it first appeared way back in 2002.
The third in the series, Kingdom Hearts III, is set to release in early 2019, and fans can’t wait to find out everything about the game.
It’s just been confirmed that it’s going to be the longest in the series, with an approximate play time of 40-50 hours for the main story alone.
If you’re keen to 100% your playthroughs, you could even be looking at around 80+ hours of game time, thanks to a wealth of hidden collectibles, secrets and minigames.
In a recent interview with Geek, a representative from Square Enix confirmed:
“In addition to the main story, players can look forward to several mini-games. One is a cooking game with Remy from Ratatouille. You must find ingredients hidden across several of the worlds and use them to create new recipes.
“There are 20 different old-school Tiger Toys/Game & Watch style 2D side scrolling games based on Mickey cartoons from the 1930s and 40s. Building your Gummi ship (used for traveling to each world) is pretty much a mini-game of its own.
“Kingdom Hearts 3 is around 40-50 hours if you stay on the critical path. Including the mini-games, players can expect 80+ hours of content.”
The game looks absolutely flawless, featuring the worlds from Toy Story, Monsters Inc and Pirates of the Caribbean just to name a few.
Geek also got to test out a demo version of the game, writing: “Every Disney world is self-contained. The characters in each realm do not know the other Disney worlds exist.
“To preserve the integrity of each land, Sora and pals have to match each world. With Toy Story, Sora and pals look like action figures. In Monsters Inc. they become monsters, while in Pirates of the Caribbean, they look like pirates. I was told the devs gave each world its own style but also tried to maintain a cohesive look for the overall game. As you can imagine, this wasn’t easy.”
Read the breakdown of the demo in full here.
Are you excited for Kingdom Hearts III?