Kingdom Hearts fans around the world are bummed out since Square Enix has finally announced that the Japanese release date for Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter prologue has been delayed.
The announcement came in a new trailer for the upcoming game. The new trailer was released during Sony Playstation?s recent Conference. This remastered bundle was supposed to arrive in December but it?s Japanese release was pushed to January 12 2017.
As for the rest of the world? After the Japanese release, the rest of the world can expect their versions to debut just 12 days after the Japanese release. Which means that the North American and European versions should be ready by January 24, 2017.
Slow and Steady
The game was supposed to be released globally but things don?t always go according to plan. Square Enix USA had already announced on twitter about the delayed release dates for the North American and European versions.
This also doesn?t follow Kingdom Hearts 2.8?s co director Tai Yasue. He earlier announced that the game will be out during the start of December of this year.
Yasue says: “We’re excited about Kingdom Hearts III, but II.8 we’re releasing globally at the beginning of December,”
It?s a shame that Square Enix missed their target launch date for Kingdom Hearts 2.8. Many have speculated that the recent delays for Final Fantasy XV have caused this. Final Fantasy XV?s original September 30 released was moved to November 29.
Because of these delays across games, many are starting to worry about Kingdom Hearts 3. Some fans are already predicting that Kingdom Hearts 3 might end up being released in 2018 with all the delays.
Kingdom Hearts 2.8
Kingdom Hearts 2.8 will be the bridge between Kingdom Hearts 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3. The game will essentially help gamer?s delve deeper into the lore of the Kingdomr Hearts universe and prepare them for Kingdom Hearts 3.
The first chapter in the game is Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage”. Gamers will play as Keyblade Master Aqua during her time fighting off the Heartless after the events of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.
The main chapter of the game is the HD remastered version of “Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance” which was released for the Nintendo 3DS.
The will also include “Kingdom Hearts ? Back Cover”, a 3D movie about the Foretellers. The movie will give the audience greater insight about the Keyblade War.