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With Kingdom Hearts 3 finally having gone gold (software jargon for completing a 1.00 version) a little earlier this month, the game is finally within reach of players’ hands, and to say that some are itching to play the game would be a bit of an understatement. Copies are being pressed and shipped to retailers worldwide for its January 29, 2019 release date. While it’s nothing out of the ordinary for a game to leak once it has reached stores, Kingdom Hearts 3 continues to be anything but normal, as at least one Xbox One player has nabbed a copy straight from the shipments. With roughly a month and a half left to go until the title’s official release, the appearance of an honest to goodness copy out in the wild is a little staggering.
Even more so, some individuals have claimed to see copies up on ebay, or other local auction sites. If you’re the type that can’t help sneaking an early peek, pictures and bootleg footage is quickly popping up all over the net, as a quick Google search will confirm. Super fans, however, ought to take caution, as any sort of spoilers will be a distinct possibility from here on out until late January. Super fans should also note that the purchase window for the KH3 SuperGroupies clothing collaboration ends tomorrow on December 16.
Editor’s Note: Tetsuya Nomura has since issued a statement regarding the leak via Twitter, in which he asks that users not share the videos online in an effort to protect the integrity of the game. Nomura also writes that the “game’s epilogue and secret movie… are planned to be released at a later date just in case, so they will not be shown before the game’s release.” You can read the statement in full on the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account here.
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