Kingdom Hearts 3 has been delayed! And it’s awesome! Wait, what?

Kingdom Hearts 3 Feature

OK technically it’s a delay, but there is an actual date!

At E3 2013, Kingdom Hearts 3 was officially confirmed to be in production.  It had already been 8 long years since devouring Kingdom Hearts 2, and like much of the community couldn’t wait for the next ‘real’ installment.

For months, we have had the confirmed release window of 2018 from Square Enix.  Selfishly, I was just praying it didn’t come out at the end of October – it’s hard to devote console time to a game while at PAX Aus!

But yesterday, ahead of the official Square Enix presentation (because no one is waiting this year), the official @kingdomhearts twitter page dropped this little gem:

Considering I was already preparing for a late December release with the 2018 timeline, an extra month isn’t too much to ask for, especially as it comes with a solid date!

It’s a shame I won’t be spending my holiday break hip deep in Kingdom Hearts 3, but I am sure there will be plenty of other games fighting for my attention.  Even if somehow I don’t get any new games between now and the end of the year, my backlog is still sitting there silently watching me.

Oh, and if I am being completely fair, there was another important announcement today in regards to Kingdom Hearts 3.  For the first time ever, Kingdom Hearts is coming to XBox.  It will be interesting to see if 1.5 and 2.5 will also be re-released as an XBox master as well 🙂

Until next time,

JohnHQLD

New Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer reveals the most retro mini games ever!

Kingdom Hearts 3 Feature

I have not thought of Tiger games for years!

Well, things I love from my past have really taken front stage lately. Just the other day, I was writing about how Choose Your Own Adventure was coming back in a new form. I have been tinkering with my C64 mini. I have my new HDMI switch to set up the mini NES and SNES next to it. A couple of rumours around the internet had me thinking of my original Game Boy.

On a different note, I have been eagerly awaiting any word on Kingdom Hearts 3, preferably the words ‘Releases next week’. I know this isn’t likely to happen, but hey, a guy can dream 🙂

Well, a new trailer dropped for Kingdom Hearts 3 yesterday, and I was suitably excited. Not only at the visuals, or the new glimpses of the worlds, but the mini-game reveals.

Square Enix has decided that things like Game Boys are far too modern for retro nostalgia. For Kingdom Hearts 3 mini-games, Square Enix has gone back to the Nintendo Game & Watch/Tiger Electronics handheld games! And for some reason, I am smiling about this!

I have fond memories of my Game & Watch games, but Tiger games were a different story. They had the names, but not the gameplay. I smile at Parachute and Octopus but cringe at my first (and last) portable Street Fighter 2 game.

Either way, I am so excited at the thought of playing Kingdom Hearts again. I even recently picked up the PS4 1.5 and 2.5 remasters to get me right back into the story.

Did you play these early LCD games back in the day? Let me know your best and worst!

Until next time,

JohnHQLD