Kingdom Hearts III Copies in the Wild; Game Director Shares Plea with the Community
Kingdom Hearts III got leaked over one month ahead of its intended release. Apparently, someone got hold of some retail copies of the game and sold them via Facebook Marketplace.
As a result, there are spoilers of the full version of the game on the Web, so beware if that's something that would bother you.
Following this unexpected leak, Kingdom Hearts III Game Director Tetsuya Nomura shared the following plea with the community:
We're aware that a small portion of KINGDOM HEARTS III 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 29th, 2019.
-Director Tetsuya Nomura
Fans of the franchise have been waiting for Kingdom Hearts III for many years. The game, originally announced at E3 2013, became infamous for its lengthy development over the years. However, the wait is almost over as Sora's adventures will continue on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting January 29th, 2019. Just avoid the spoilers until then.