Today, during Amazon Games special Cyber Monday livestream, Square Enix and Amazon presented the bonus that the retailer will offer for the upcoming JRPG Kingdom Hearts III.
The bonus was presented with a brief trailer, and it’s the “Dawn till Dusk Keyblade” which will be provided to anyone who will pre-order or purchase the game in North America on Amazon’s storefront.
Considering how this “reveal” was hyped on social media, we might be looking at one of the most disappointing announcements in gaming’s recent history.
The “trailer” itself is simply a shortened version of the one released a few days ago, with a splash screen of the DLC bonus at the end. Quotation marks are absolutely obligatory here, and most fans probably expected something just a bit more meaty from the livestream. At least we get a new screenshot showcasing the keyblade in action. That’s better than nothing, I guess.
You can check out the trailer and the screenshot below. If you want to see more (and after this, I have a feeling that you’ll need it), you can enjoy the previous actual trailer, another video from earlier this month, and one focusing on Tangled.
Kingdom Hearts III will finally be released on PS4 and Xbox first in Japan on January 25th. Western gamers in North America and Europe won’t have much longer to wait in order to play, as the game will launch in this side of the world on January 29th.
Update: apparently the whole trailer issue isn’t entirely Amazon’s fault: the retailer mentioned on Twitter that the video they were expecting wasn’t available, as you can see below.
Apologies, the KH3 video featuring our awesome new, exclusive DLC has been consumed by Heartless and not available. Learn what that DLC is, how to get it exclusively from Amazon, and score a Twitch Prime bonus on Monday Nov. 26 around 1pm PST on https://t.co/Um2rnH0H2k!
— Amazon Video Games (@amazongames) November 26, 2018