The long and arduous wait for Kingdom Hearts 3 is nearly over for fans of the complex and exuberant Disney RPG.
This apparently final chapter in the ‘Dark Seeker Saga’, which has seen young adventurer Sora teaming up with Donald Duck, Goofy and a clutch of Disney pals to defeat the evil Heartless, is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best upcoming games of 2019. But the wait for this chapter stretches back almost 15 years.
The last mainline entry for Kingdom Hearts was in 2005 and while fans have seen a number of prequels, spin-offs and updates in the meantime, the continuation of Sora’s story has been a long time coming. So long, in fact, that there is a whole new breed of Kingdom Hearts players waiting in the wings, enamoured with the punchy adventuring on show and the ebullient Disney crossovers, which now features Pixar and characters from properties such as Frozen.
A new entry in such a long-running series needs some unpacking however. And here we endeavour to prime fans both old and new.