The good news: The long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III, that game first announced five years ago, finally has a release date. The bad news: You have to wait just a little bit longer than expected.
After multiple delays to the Final Fantasy-Disney crossover game, director Tetsuya Nomura announced during the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour that the game will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Jan. 29, 2019. This was followed up with a new trailer, featuring additions such as worlds based on Frozen and Tangled.
Nomura also sends his apologies. “I’m sorry that we’re asking for a little more time than initially planned,” a statement over the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account reads. “Please look forward to other information, including a few trailers at E3. Thank you.”
Kingdom Hearts III was first announced at the 2013 E3 Expo — yes, it was that long ago. A trailer released at last year’s D23 Expo reset expectations for a release sometime in 2018, though we’ll have to wait longer to see the likes of Big Hero 6 and Wreck-It Ralph join up with Woody and Buzz.
To help hold us over just a while longer, the new trailer sees Sora, Donald Duck, and Goofy encounter Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven, and Kristoff from Frozen. Other characters featured are Rapunzel from Tangled, Hercules, and the Monsters Inc. crew.
This article was updated with the new trailer.