The director of Kingdom Hearts 3 Tetsuya Nomura comments on the recent gameplay leak explaining that the biggest spoilers are yet to be in the game.
Kingdom Hearts 3 Community Prepares Itself for Spoilers After Gameplay Leak
There is an epilogue and secret movie that will be released “at a later date”. This suggests that there will be some type of downloadable content, whether this is a DLC or not is too soon to tell.
Nomura has requested that people who have access to leaked videos of the gameplay to not share it. It was over the weekend when videos were shared after copies of gameplay have turned up on the Facebook Marketplace a month before the launch.
His full statement about the events is below:
We’re aware that a small portion of Kingdom Hearts 3 has been circulating online before its official release. We are also aware as to how this has all happened. We’re sorry to see this caused concern amongst our fans who are excited for the release.
The whole team has been working together since yesterday night (Japan time) to investigate what we can do to better this situation, but first we would like to ask that you do not share these videos.
The game’s epilogue and secret movie, which are the biggest spoilers in this game, are planned to be released at a later date just in case, so they will not be shown before the game’s release.
We want everyone to be able to equally experience the full game after its release, so we ask for your continued support on this matter.
We’re also very grateful that our fans have been warning each other already about the spoilers. Thank you very much.
We’re one month out from the release, Let’s enjoy the game together when it releases on January 29, 2019.
– Director Tetsuya Nomura.
— KINGDOM HEARTS (@KINGDOMHEARTS) December 16, 2018
Members of the Kingdom Hearts community are doing their best to warn others of the leaks.
Heads up, Kingdom Hearts fans:
The full version (!) of KH3 appears to be out in the wild (some screenshots and videos exist that I won’t share here)
But yeah, be careful on both social media and YouTube pic.twitter.com/6QKhu31IaZ
— Nibel (@Nibellion) December 15, 2018
Kingdom Hearts III will release on Playstation 4 and Xbox One on January 25th 2019 in Japan and Asia, and later on January 29th in North America and Europe.
To see more Kingdom Hearts III content read about it here in New Screenshots Of Kingdom Hearts III Featuring Arendelle, The Mysterious Tower And Organization XIII. Don’t miss out on the pre-order bonus of a DLC Keyblade! You also get a rundown of the latest news here