Welcome to our live coverage for E3 2018! The conferences will be held during the business days and will be open to the public from June 12th to the 14th.
Square Enix will host their showcase on Monday, June 11th at 10:00 AM PDT [1:00 PM EDT/6:00 PM GMT], and will be shown exclusively online on Square Enix's Youtube, Twitch, Mixer, Twitter, and Facebook. Also, our news team members Raxaimus and Toominator will be present at the event!
This will be more likely the chance for a release date announcement and a whole lot of other stuff to come out, so don’t forget to keep following our Coverage Article here on KH13.com and on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr). Stay tuned!
Kingdom Hearts III Release Date
Japan: January 25, 2019
Worldwide: January 29, 2019
Kingdom Hearts III - E3 2018 Frozen Trailer (English)
Kingdom Hearts III - Square Enix E3 Showcase 2018 Trailer
Kingdom Hearts III - E3 2018 Trailer Vol. 1 (Japanese)
Kingdom Hearts III - E3 2018 Trailer Vol. 2 (Japanese)
Kingdom Hearts III - E3 Pirates of the Caribbean Trailer (English)
Kingdom Hearts III - E3 2018 Trailer Vol. 3 (Japanese)
- Frozen confirmed as a world for Kingdom Hearts III
- New Kingdom Hearts III trailer at Microsoft’s E3 2018 Presentation featuring new worlds, characters, summons, and more
- New Kingdom Hearts III trailer shown at the Square Enix E3 Showcase
- Kingdom Hearts III Deluxe Edition and Deluxe Edition + Bring Arts Figures have been announced
- Promotional pictures including Sora, Donald, and Goofy's recent renders shown off on Microsoft, PlayStation, and Kingdom Hearts websites
- Square Enix Presents 2018 Confirmed. Three Day Livestream To Have Kingdom Hearts Content
- New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer at the Sony E3 Showcase 2018
- Limited Kingdom Hearts III Playstation 4 Pro Revealed at Sony E3 Showcase
- Kairi's Kingdom Hearts III Design Revealed
- Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package digital bundle available for pre-order at the Japan and US PlayStation Store for $99.99
- Kingdom Hearts III will be featured on Playstation Live at E3 2018 on Tuesday
- Pirates of the Caribbean returning for Kingdom Hearts III
- New Kingdom Hearts III renders revealed, including Sora, Donald, and Goofy in their pirate outfits
- Game Informer interviews Nomura about DLC, Ratatouille, and big reveals
- All-in-One Kingdom Hearts Bundle Announced at the Sony Press Conference 2018
- Nomura says Kingdom Hearts III's delay was an attempt to release the game "as simultaneously as possible"
- Gameplay of Big Hero 6 in Kingdom Hearts III is complete; cutscenes are not completed yet
- No DLC planned after Kingdom Hearts III's release yet, but outfit customization could be considered; Microsoft not yet approached about Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 and 2.8 on Xbox One
- Nomura says Kingdom Hearts doesn't need as much from Final Fantasy characters as it did before
- Kingdom Hearts III might release with only Japanese and English dubs according to IGN France
- Nomura talks vertical gameplay, Disney Attractions, and Roxas in Kingdom Hearts III
- Kingdom Hearts III Now Available for Digital Pre-order on the PS4 and Xbox Store
- Star Wars and Marvel characters unlikely to appear in Kingdom Hearts III as they are not Disney originals
- Tetsuya Nomura's take on whether Kingdom Hearts III is the End of Sora's Story
- Tetsuya Nomura is putting equal efforts in both Kingdom Hearts III and FFVII Remake
- Nomura hints to Aqua's possible rescue and Final Fantasy characters in Kingdom Hearts III; talks about original worlds' playability and the new Princesses of Heart
- Nomura confirms a recap video is going to be both released this month and in Kingdom Hearts III
- Analysis: Kingdom Hearts III E3 2018 Pirates of the Carribean Trailer
- Nomura empathizes more with Xehanort than Sora and has difficulty keeping track of the many characters, but is confident that Kingdom Hearts III "is a good game"
- Nomura talks about "Let It Go", the gameplay of Arendelle and The Carribean, the new Princesses of Heart and Situation Commands in Kingdom Hearts III
- Kingdom Hearts III demo is not planned for public release, but will be available at Tokyo Game Show 2018
- Amazon Japan exclusive PS4 theme available for pre-order
- Exclusive Fabric Poster pre-order bonus available at GameStop
- Famitsu to feature Kingdom Hearts III: Nomura comments on secret movie, capacity storage, Final Mix, and more
May 25th: Kingdom Hearts III Demo to be available at E3 2018!
June 11th - 02:40 PM PDT: Josh Gad has confirmed he will be reprising his role as Olaf in Kingdom Hearts III!
Sunday: Microsoft Conference
June 10th - 2:30 PM PDT: Kingdom Hearts III Trailer released!
June 10th - 2:35 PM PDT: Frozen has been confirmed as a world for Kingdom Hearts III!
Sunday: Youtube Live at E3
June 10th - 4:00 PM PDT: The section of Youtube Live at E3 featuring Kingdom Hearts III will be starting at 4:00 PM PDT!
June 10th - 4:01 PM PDT: Senior Marketing Manager for Kingdom Hearts speaking with Geoff Keighley!
June 10th - 4:03 PM PDT: There could... potentially... be more Kingdom Hearts III news at tomorrow's conference!
June 10th - 4:05 PM PDT: Nomura is very methodical on how he wants to deliver the worlds announcements, he just knows a 6th senseon giving the audience what they want.
June 10th - 4:07 PM PDT The English voice acting is incredible Geoff Keigley says. Brendan: Haley Joel Osment is continuing his journey with Sora.
June 10th - 4:08 PM PDT Nomura is coming to E3! He will be "popping around"!
June 10th - 4:10 PM PDT They discussed recent trailers, and the Toy Box and Olympus Coliseum demos that will be playable at the SE booth at E3!
June 10th - 4:10 PM PDT This concludes Kingdom Hearts III at Youtube Live at E3. We will see you Monday for continued live coverage of Kingdom Hearts III during the Square Enix Press Conference starting at 10:00 AM PDT!
Monday: Square Enix E3 Showcase 2018
June 11th - 10:00 AM PDT: The Square Enix E3 Showcase 2018 just begun!
June 11th - 10:02 AM PDT: The SE Showcase has begun with Matsuda introducing!
June 11th - 10:25 AM PDT: Kingdom Hearts III has finally appeared!
June 11th - 10:29 AM PDT: More gameplay footage and cutscenes have been released!
June 11th - 10:31 AM PDT: Kairi, Axel, and the Twilight Gang appear in the Showcase Trailer!
June 11th - 10:36 AM PDT: The Showcase Trailer has been uploaded to Youtube!
June 11th - 10:53 AM PDT: The Showcase Trailer is a mash-up of the Orchestra and first E3 trailer
June 11th - 11:19 AM PDT: Remy from Ratatouille appears in the Showcase Trailer!
June 11th - 11:31 AM PDT: Kingdom Hearts III Deluxe Edition and Deluxe Edition + Bring Arts Figures have been announced!
June 11th - 12:08 PM PDT: Square Enix gets ready for IGN Live E3 2018
June 11th - 12:10 PM PDT: Square Enix and IGN discuss KH3 on IGN Live E3 2018
June 11th - 12:11 PM PDT: Square Enix trying to engage new fans via Xbox One release
June 11th - 12:13 PM PDT: Sora is now more dynamic and agile due to experimentation from the handhelds!
June 11th - 12:16 PM PDT: The Kingdom Hearts III segment of IGN Live E3 2018 has concluded!
June 11th - 12:48 PM PDT: Ratatouille segment of the Showcase Trailer confirmed to be a mini-game
June 11th - 1:00 PM PDT: Square Enix Store NA has opened pre-orders for keychains of Sora's and Riku's new Keyblades!
June 11th - 1:12 PM PDT: New promotional pictures featuring Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Riku uploaded to Microsoft and Playstation websites!
June 11th - 1:23 PM PDT: The Kingdom Hearts has uploaded the Showcase Trailer!
June 11th - 1:25 PM PDT: Famitsu confirms Ratatouille mini-game!
June 11th - 1:48 PM PDT: The Kingdom Hearts website has updated their header with new renders of Sora, Donald, and Goofy
June 11th - 1:55 PM PDT: Roy Conli from Disney Animation praises the KH Team on their work!
June 11th - 2:03 PM PDT: Peter Del Vecho (Frozen Producer) talks about Kingdom Hearts III
June 11th - 3:02 PM PDT: Square Enix Presents schedule released. Kingdom Hearts to be talked about on Day 3
June 11th - 3:19 PM PDT: Additional photos of the Bring Arts Figures in the Kingdom Hearts III Deluxe Edition released!
Monday: Sony Playstation Showcase 2018
June 11 - 6:00 PM PDT: Sony Playstation Showcase has begun!
June 11 - 6:57 PM PDT: Pirates of the Caribbean shown as a new world in KH3!
June 11 - 7:00 PM PDT: Kingdom Hearts All-in-One Package Announced!
June 11 - 7:01 PM PDT: A limited edition Kingdom Hearts III PS4 Pro announced!
June 11 - 7:05 PM PDT: E3 2018 Pirates of the Caribbean Trailer uploaded onto Youtube!
June 11 - 7:13 PM PDT: The Playstation E3 Showcase concluded!
Tuesday: Nintendo Direct at E3 2018
June 11 - 9:00 AM PDT: @Churroz found a Kingdom Hearts III banner at E3!
June 11 - 9:00 AM PDT: Nintendo Direct at E3 2018 should be starting!
Tuesday: E3 Show Floor Day 1
June 11 - 9:11 AM PDT: KH13 Staff Raximus and Toominator entered the show floor!
June 11 - 12:14 PM PDT: E3 Demo shows noticeable improvements over the Premier Event Demo
June 11 - 12:18 PM PDT: The KH3 Demo area has an amazing theme!
June 11 - 12:23 PM PDT: Attractions and Transformations appear less often in the E3 Demo!
June 11 - 12:32 PM PDT: KH13 Staff Raximus and Toominator tweet about KH3's presence in E3!
June 11 - 12:33 PM PDT: Young Xehanort comparisons from D23 2017 to E3 2018!
Tuesday: PlayStation Live at E3 2018
June 11 - 2:15 PM PDT: The Kingdom Hearts III feature at PlayStation Live should be starting!
June 11 - 2:19 PM PDT: The KH3 Developer Interview at PlayStation Live has started!
June 11 - 2:20 PM PDT: KH3's title is considered the epilogue of the Dark Seeker Saga!
June 11 - 2:21 PM PDT: Olympus gameplay is being shown!
June 11 - 2:22 PM PDT: The All-in-One Package is being talked, as well as its pre-order bonuses!
June 11 - 2:23 PM PDT: The new worlds are being discussed!
June 11 - 2:25 PM PDT: Attractions and how to use them in KH3 are discussed!
June 11 - 2:25 PM PDT: Press left and right to switch between three Keyblades!
June 11 - 2:27 PM PDT: Donald and Goofy's AI has been improved!
June 11 - 2:27 PM PDT: A quote on how Toybox looks the Toy Story movies!
June 11 - 2:29 PM PDT: The passionate Kingdom Hearts fanbase is acknowledged!
June 11 - 2:29 PM PDT: The KH3 booth at E3 has a photo op with a real Kingdom Key!
June 11 - 2:30 PM PDT: The KH3 section of Playstation Live has ended!
Tuesday: E3 Show Floor Day 1 (Cont.)
June 13 - 2:36 PM PDT: KH3 has already won Momocon E3 Choice 2018 Game Award, and nominated by IGN for Best of E3 and is also a candidate for Unreal E3 Awards 2018!
June 13 - 2:56 PM PDT: Takeo Kujiraoka (Dissidia Final Fantasy director) and Ichirou Hazama (producer) have stated: “KH3 is terrific!"
June 13 - 8:17 PM PDT: GameInformer interviewed Nomura about potential DLC in KH3
June 13: More features are coming to gummi ships in Kingdom Hearts III!
Thursday: E3 Show Floor Day 2
June 14: The Kingdom Hearts III Live Demo has begun!
June 14: Right now, they are replaying the Frozen Trailer shown at Xbox's Press Conference
June 14: Strawberry17 is one of the guests on stage
June 14: They are talking about the release date, which was announced during the KHO and the Xbox conference.
June 14: Right now they are talking about how the Kingdom Hearts team read and watch the reactions from the fans.
June 14: The Kingdom Hearts III Premium Demo is being shown now. They are showing off the Tox Box. Cutscenes are also being shown.
June 14: The opening scene of the Toy Box is now being shown.
June 14: Rex is obviously the fanboy of the group.
June 14: The demo is continuing outside of Andy's house.
June 14: Young Xehanort has appeared in Galaxy Toys.
June 14: They are now showing off the Gigas battle with instructions.
June 14: The Olympus section is now being shown.
June 14: Meow Wow summon is now being shown.
June 14: "Look out!" Big Magic Mountain Attraction Flow being shown now.
June 14: Some of the questions that were being asked in the Twitch comments were informations about the PS4 Pro Limited Edition and a public edition. Sadly, none could be answered at this time.
June 14: When asked about a soundtrack: "It's a secret."
June 14: The Kingdom Hearts III Live Demo has ended.
- Today, 05:13 AM
- by Yoshirai
Thanks to Rösti on the ResetEra forums, the floor plans for E3 2018 have been revealed and Square Enix is one of the many publishes returning to the show floor this year. Square Enix, the publisher of Kingdom Hearts, is set to book booths 1601 and 2313 which will be in the South Hall, however, this plan is just a preliminary one and is subject to change. The floor plans for the South and West Halls can be seen below.
E3 is significant for Kingdom Hearts III as it was the event where the game was announced back in 2013.This year, Square Enix is preparing "sharp," "powerful," and "well made" titles to showcase at the event and Shinji Hashimoto, the Brand Manager for Kingdom Hearts, is excited for E3 2018.
E3 or Electronic Entertainment Expo is an annual gaming convention where publishers present their new games to retailers and consumers. E3 2018 will take place June 12-14, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre.
Coming off the back of D23 Japan 2018, are you excited for E3 2018? Do you have any predictions for the event? Let us know in the comments below.
- Feb 14 2018 06:30 AM
- by Axeken
Famitsu has recently published a list of 107 video game creators who have participated in their New Year's questionnaire. The questionnaire asked the individuals about their key words and resolutions for 2018.
Kingdom Hearts series executive producer and brand manager Shinji Hashimoto was a participant in this report. In a brief statement, he expressed his excitement towards next year's E3 Expo.
You can read the full translation below, provided by KH13 staff member Mio-chan.
Square Enix Executive officer
Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy series’ Brand Manager, is in charge of producing LEFT ALIVE
•The keywords and ambition for 2018
FF 30th Anniversary’s conclusion, and take a new leap!
In 2018, I will finally celebrate my 60th birthday! Year of the dog, year of the youth! It feels like a rupture. I will continue to do my best in the future.
I think that more and more main titles will pile up. I am looking forward to E3 2018.
Thanks to @aibo_ac7 for the tip!
What do you make of Hashimoto's new year's resolutions? Do you think he's alluding to something big in E3 2018? Let us know your expectations in the comments!
- Jan 02 2018 03:59 PM
- by Aquaberry