The director of Kingdom Hearts 3, Tetsuya Nomura, has addressed a huge leak that has recently happened. It seems that some people have managed to get their hands on the game well ahead of schedule, meaning that somewhere on the production or distribution line, there’s a pretty big problem. In his statement, Nomura-san thanks the community for jumping into action to prevent spoilers, and asks people not to share them.
The best laid plans of mice and men. Somewhere, somehow, it seems that a few Xbox One copies of Kingdom Hearts 3 have found their way into the wild, according to Polygon. The people that got their hands on the game have posted video evidence of the game installing and the main menu. Of course, the community immediately took up arms to defend themselves against potential spoilers. For example, the subreddit is under tight supervision, with promises of swift bans on anybody that tries to post spoilers.
In response to the whole situation, the game’s director, Tetsuya Nomura, wrote a statement that you can check out on the Kingdom Hearts 3 Twitter. In it, he apologizes to the community for the situation, and assuring them that they’re investigating into the leaks. Nomura-san then continues to ask fans to not share around the spoilers, thanking people for warning others about what’s going on. Lastly, the director says that the devs plan to release the epilogue and “secret movie” at a later date, to avoid the biggest spoilers getting out before the game itself.
Well, now, that’s a very sweet plea to the community. Which, if I know the internet, it’s not going to do a damned thing to deter people. Those that want to spoil Kingdom Hearts 3 for people are not going to give a damn about Nomura-san’s statement. Here’s hoping that the spoilers don’t get too rampant, and those that want to avoid them manage to do so. Luckily, it seems that the community is up to the challenge. Kingdom Hearts 3 is coming out on January 25th in Japan and January 29th 2019 everywhere else. It’ll launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.