Following the announcement of Kingdom Hearts 2.8 (seriously, I don't understand where they come up with these titles) we all had the feeling that our consoles would be filled with KH content this year and next. However, it seems that all of these new announcements are there to keep us busy until the release date of Kingdom Hearts 3.
Square Enix will be pushing Final Fantasy 15 to the max in 2016, because apparently it will be there on its own. Obviously, this information doesn't come directly from the source, though according to Amazon, it actually does! Kingdom Hearts 3 will apparently be nowhere in sight in 2015...or 2016. It seems that Kingdom Hearts 3 is far further from completion than we had initially anticipated!
Amazon Reveals A Release Date Window For Kingdom Hearts 3!
Okay, let's not get that dramatic about it! If you're one of the devoted fans who has already preordered your copy of Kingdom Hearts 3 (you crazily devoted people, you!) then you may have already received this notification from Amazon. Here is a transcript of the message:
"We have received new release date information related to your pre-ordered video game in the order you placed on [insert date]. The release date for the video game below has been changed by the publisher, and we want to provide you with a new delivery estimate based on the new release date: 'Kingdom Hearts 3 for Playstation 4' Estimated delivery date: January 2nd, 2017."
Now, Amazon use placeholder dates ALL the time. However, the fact that they've received the order to push forward the release date on their site by Square Enix themselves alludes to the potential accuracy of the release date. This would mean that Kingdom Hearts 3 is something we'll be talking about for a long time before we get the opportunity to try it. Though perhaps the fourth quarter of 2016 is likely! Maybe?
The fact that 2017 was selected does make you wonder. Perhaps this was as far as they could push the date with Amazon's date-placeholder system and we wont get the game until even later that year. It's hard to tell. But with Kingdom Hearts 2.8 on the way and other KH titles, it's clear that Square Enix are attempting to fill the KH3 void.
At Least We Have Kingdom Hearts 2.8!
But what do you think guys? Do you feel like this is telling us that Kingdom Hearts 3 won't be released until 2017? Or do you feel that it's simply a placeholder on Amazon. Be sure to let us know where you stand in the comments below!