A new rumor suggests that the upcoming action adventure fantasy game Kingdom Hearts 3 could be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Announced at E3 2013, Kingdom Hearts 3 has been in development for quite some time now, making the game one of the most highly anticipated titles of 2019. Though originally expected to release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018, the game was pushed back to January of next year.
As the fastest selling console in U.S. history, the Nintendo Switch has already become a major success by quickly outselling the Wii U. The Switch has sold an impressive 20 million units. Nintendo will launch an updated version of the Switch in the summer of 2019. Due to the console's popularity, a number of major titles have already been ported to the Switch, including Dragon Ball FighterZ, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy, Fortnite, and DOOM.
YouTube user DreamcastGuy claims to have information from an anonymous source about the possibility of Kingdom Hearts 3 being ported to the Nintendo Switch. According to the rumor, Square Enix is interested in bringing the game to the Switch, but has yet to make a decision. Apparently, Square Enix is concerned about how well it would sell on the console.
Unlike Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo has a reputation for its family-friendly focus, with its most popular franchises being Mario and Legend of Zelda. For this reason, the Disney-themed RPG could be a great fit for the Switch. The only problem is the hardware. Given that Kingdom Hearts 3 contains such stunning graphics that will cause it to push the limits of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, Square Enix could have difficulties getting it to run on the Switch. The could be the main obstacle in making a Switch port of the game.
Kingdom Hearts 3 has the potential to be one of the biggest games of 2019. Sporting a star-studded voice cast that includes Zachary Levi and Kristen Bell, the game features a multitude of new Disney characters and worlds from Tangled, Big Hero 6, Toy Story, and Frozen. Kingdom Hearts 3 will pick up where 2012's Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance left off by continuing the journey of its protagonist, Sora, Donald Duck, and Goofy as they search for the seven guardians of light.
Kingdom Hearts 3 launches January 25, 2019 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.