Square Enix’s third mainline entry in the Kingdom Hearts series is making waves worldwide.
Today, Square Enix announced that their long-awaited action RPG Kingdom Hearts III has shipped over five million copies worldwide making it the fastest selling game in the series. The game has been 13 years in the making since the release of Kingdom Hearts II on Sony’s PlayStation 2. It’s not all too surprising that fans have come out in droves to support it.
Kingdom Hearts is known for its crossover between the worlds of Disney and Final Fantasy although the JRPG series is notably absent from the third mainline entry. It’s worth noting that there’s a difference between copies shipped versus copies sold. It’s pretty likely that Kingdom Hearts III will soar past this number in terms of sales at some point.
Kingdom Hearts III is the final entry in the Dark Seeker Saga or as some fans know it the Xehanort Saga. More titles may follow, covering different storylines throughout its universe. Due to a handful of the copies of the physical game being leaked, the secret ending was released a few days after launch.
One popular new addition to Kingdom Hearts III comes in the form of a selfie camera that Sora can use with the multitude of Disney characters you’ll encounter throughout his journey.
Additionally, singer Hikaru Utada returned to collaborate on the game’s opening theme with the EDM producer Skrillex. Yesterday, Kingdom Hearts III also beat out Capcom’s critically acclaimed remake of Resident Evil 2 on the UK sales chart. It’s awesome to see that 2019 is already off to a tremendously great start thanks to some solid Japanese titles.
Kingdom Hearts III is available now on PS4 and Xbox One.