Kingdom Hearts III Leaks Early, Director Tetsuya Nomura Responds

There's also a new commercial out ahead of the January launch


Unfortunately, it seems it's been pretty tough to avoid these early leaks of major games lately. Hot on the heels of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate pre-launch leaks, Kingdom Hearts III has suffered the same fate, so fans are now finding portions of the Internet to be a minefield of potential spoilers. Director Tetsuya Nomura and his team are aware of the problem, so Nomura issued a statement about it via the official Twitter.


Here's what Nomura had to say:


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 29, 2019.



In happier Kingdom Hearts III news, Japan has a new TV spot.



Kingdom Hearts III launches on PS4 and Xbox One in the west on January 29, 2019. 



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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