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‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Details, Rankings: Why Square Enix Is Taking Its Time in Releasing the Title

Photo via Screenshot of Kingdom Hearts/Youtube

“Kingdom Hearts 3” fell to the no. 2 position on the Famitsu charts this week as “Final Fantasy 7 Remake” took the top spot once again. Both these titles have been jostling each other in and out of the leaderboard’s zenith, with “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” also throwing its weight around in order to knock both games out their respective places, Gaming Bolt reported.

“Final Fantasy 7 Remake” got 800 votes, “Kingdom Hearts 3” received 692 votes, and “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” got 618 votes. Looking at these numbers, all three of these titles aren’t exactly showing dominating figures on the leaderboard, which goes to show that each game has its own charm to gamers.

But as the date inches ever forward to the release of “Kingdom Hearts 3,” the figures are expected to increase their gaps, favoring this upcoming installment of the franchise. This title is one of the most anticipated games coming out in 2019 since it took nearly six years before Square Enix announced that it was finally close to finishing the installment.

And even though the trailers and gameplay footage of “Kingdom Hearts 3” are already looking to be quite remarkable, Square Enix says it is still adding details to the game. Game director Tetsuya Nomura said that the details they’re incorporating focus on little elements such as Rapunzel’s hair swaying in the breeze.

While this sort of addition may be inconsequential, it’s actually significant for game immersion, especially when all these minute details are taken as a whole. This significance is doubly true in today’s gaming market, where everything is being scrutinized by publications and everyday gamers alike. That’s why even though “Kingdom Hearts 3” looks already finished, Square Enix is taking its time refining the title to a point that it becomes a gleaming gem when it’s finally released on Jan. 29, 2019.

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