Kingdom Hearts 3 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Jan. 29. But parts of the game’s story, namely an epilogue and a “secret movie” that will “enhance player’s enjoyment of the world of Kingdom Hearts” will be part released of a post-launch update.
Those videos are being held back in an effort to protect players from story spoilers. According to Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura, the epilogue and secret movie represent “the biggest spoilers” in Kingdom Hearts 3.
Square Enix has three updates planned for Kingdom Hearts 3 during launch week. Those three updates will add video content that will flesh out the game’s story and provide a video digest of the series’ story so far. Here’s how those three updates will roll out:
- On Jan. 29, version 1.01 of Kingdom Hearts 3 will be released. A new Memory Archive option will be added to the game which will let players watch a synopsis of the Kingdom Hearts saga.
- On Jan. 30, Square Enix will release the epilogue video. Players will need to have completed Kingdom Hearts 3 and seen the main ending to watch the epilogue.
- On Jan. 31, Square Enix will release the “secret movie.” Players will need to have completed the game and fulfilled certain criteria during their playthrough to watch this video. Square Enix didn’t specify what criteria players need to meet to see the secret movie, other than to imply that it’s somewhat based on difficulty level.
Kingdom Hearts 3 leaked nearly a month early, when copies of the Xbox One version of the game were sold through Facebook. At the time, Nomura warned players to be vigilant of spoilers and explained that the entirety of the game’s story was not on the physical version of the game.