Kingdom Hearts III Goes Gold - VGChartz
Kingdom Hearts III Goes Gold

Kingdom Hearts III Goes Gold - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2018 / 2,421 Views

Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura announced via Twitter the game has gone gold. That means development for the game is complete and is the physical copies are ready to be printed.

Kingdom Hearts III will launch for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 25, 2019 in Japan and Asia, and January 29 in North America and Europe.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

More Articles


V-r0cK (on 20 November 2018)

Didn't think i'd see the day when I read those magical words "Kingdom Hearts III Goes Gold".

StriderKiwi (on 20 November 2018)

It's happening!

  • 0
think-man (on 20 November 2018)


ZODIARKrebirth (on 20 November 2018)

yesss, means full power for final fantasy vii remake now😉

Harkins1721 (on 20 November 2018)

Seeing that title gave me shivers. We have come a long way.

HylianSwordsman (on 21 November 2018)

My mind can't process that title. I still can't believe this is finally happening. This is like reading "Half Life 3 Goes Gold". After all this time thinking that this is something that would never happen, I'd begun to think it was something that couldn't happen. It's just bizarre to read and know it's true, like if the front page of the New York Times said "Santa's Workshop Discovered At North Pole", or "Hitler Discovered Alive In Nazi Base On Dark Side Of Moon".

Mystro-Sama (on 20 November 2018)

Time to replay the entire series.

eastcoastrider (on 20 November 2018)

How many years and now its so close, and it looks amazing, what a journey its been

shikamaru317 (on 20 November 2018)

That is an early gold. Most games only go gold about 1 month before release, this is 2 months and 1 week before release. Means alot of time for polish, and a pretty big day 1 patch most likely, lol.

Keybladewielder (on 20 November 2018)

Imagine believing these alternative facts.
OT: yaaaAsssssss

  • -2
shikamaru317 (on 21 November 2018)

What do you mean? The average is about 4 or 5 weeks before release when a game goes gold, this is 10 weeks. Going gold means that the version of the game that will ship on disc and be downloadable is finished. Any bugs that the dev team finds and patches in the next 10 weeks will go into the day one patch. Just some examples of other recent Square published games for comparison: FFXV, gold 4 weeks before release, 7.2 GB day one patch. Shadow of the Tomb Raider, gold 7 weeks before release, 6.4 GB day one patch. Nier Automata, gold 3 weeks before release, 2.9 GB day one patch. KH3 has a longer gold to release window than all of those, don't be surprised if the day one patch exceeds FFXV's 7.2 GB. It's not really a bad thing though imo, the more polished the game is at release, the better imo.

  • +1
DonFerrari (on 21 November 2018)

I'm waiting for you.

Eric2048 (on 21 November 2018)

We made it!

jonathanalis (on 20 November 2018)

Yay! Now start porting the switch version

ResilientFighter (on 20 November 2018)

No matter what i try to get into this series the dialogue feels so cringe and makes it feel awkward. I will try once more next year to play them all and see if its more entertaining.

Harkins1721 (on 20 November 2018)

Thats been part of the game since KH1. If you cant get into it for dialogue then u probably wont.

  • 0
Spike0503 (on 20 November 2018)

Same thing happens to me. I'm a fan of FF so I like the character designs but the dialogue feels like 12-year-olds roleplaying. So cheesy and cringy.

  • +3
ResilientFighter (on 20 November 2018)

You guys are awesome thanks for not getting pissed lol usually people can't accept parts of the english dub are horrible

  • 0
Harkins1721 (on 20 November 2018)

No point getting pissed. I do however think ur wrong. Dub is great for the most part but the cringe has always been there. It's part of Disney too.

  • 0
DonFerrari (on 21 November 2018)

Kingdom Hearts is designed to please children as well.

  • 0

Comments below voting threshold

teamsilent13 (on 21 November 2018)

It's sad it took this long. I feel like a lot of the GRRM fans that I've seen on recent book discussion comment sections. I also don't like pixar at all and this juxtapose is way worse than classic disney. i hope it ends well, but i'm going to wait for reviews. if this gets in the 80s then i know it's just fanboys ignoring flaws.

Ayla (on 20 November 2018)

Awesome. I've waited 13 years for this and don't mind waiting for a price drop. I'll pick it up for 20 bucks next year.

ResilientFighter (on 21 November 2018)

Guess you can't say what you think or they downvote

  • 0
Harkins1721 (on 21 November 2018)

It wont be $20 in a year

  • +3