Kingdom Hearts III PS4 Pro Console Announced for Western Release, Sells Out Quickly Online
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Ever since Square Enix revealed the Kingdom Hearts III-themed PlayStation 4 Pro bundle for Japan at E3, Western fans have been clamoring for a version to release in their territories. Well, Square Enix has delivered with an announcement on Friday, but you had to have acted fast, unfortunately.
The bundle is available at GameStop stores in the United States for US$399.99 and at EBGames stores in Canada for CAD$499.99. The bundle sales online at GameStop and EBGames' websites are both sold out, but fans say you might be able to still order it if you go to a physical store. GameStop's website is also selling a deluxe version of the bundle for US$469.99 with all the above plus the Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far game collection and a "Funko mystery box," but that version is also sold out as of this writing.
The bundle will ship on January 29 with the Western release of the game, and will include a 1TB PS4 Pro, a Dualshock 4 controller, and a deluxe version of the Kingdom Hearts III game.
In the UK, GAME is selling the bundle online for £379.99, and the bundle is still available as of this writing. The bundle is also available in Australia as well for pre-order through JB Hi-Fi. In New Zealand, the bundle is available through Mighty Ape.
The official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account also released a bunch of new screenshots and character designs for the new game on Friday.
Kingdom Hearts III wrapped development last month. Square Enix will release the game on January 25 in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on January 29 in the West. Confirmed worlds include Big Hero 6, Toy Story, Tangled, Monsters, Inc., Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen, and the returning Olympus Coliseum and Winnie-the-Pooh worlds.
Music producer Skrillex, singer Hikaru Utada, and record producer Poo Bear are collaborating on the opening theme song "Face My Fears." Utada is also performing the ending theme song "Don't Think Twice" (the song with Japanese lyrics is titled "Chikai" or "Oath"). The game's English audio will also feature returning cast members reprising their roles from various Disney films.
The franchise is getting a Kingdom Hearts VR Experience game that will launch in two parts on December 25 and January 18. Additionally, Sony will release a VR experience for two songs by Hikaru Utada in two parts on December 25 and early 2019. The experience will be from Utada's Japanese tour that took place earlier this year.
Update: Updated details on sales in Australia and New Zealand.
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