There’s no doubt that Square Enix has had a strong start to 2019, headlined by finally delivering a promise years in the making; Kingdom Hearts 3.
Despite ludicrous hype and expectations, Kingdom Hearts 3 managed to mostly live up to what fans wanted. Performing well both critically and commercially, Kingdom Hearts 3 remains one of the standout titles of the year.
The game almost flawlessly captures that Disney magic, and we gave Kingdom Hearts 3 high marks with a 4.5/5 in our review. The development team quickly managed to expand on the game too, with the release of a challenging new Critical Mode, and we know there’s a lot more DLC on the way.
While Kingdom Hearts 3 is certainly the standout for Square Enix, it’s not nearly all they’ve done.
The company is bringing the fantastic RPG Octopath Traveler to PC, continued to bring DLC to Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and released a plethora of classic Final Fantasy titles on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Square Enix has also provided plenty of great reveals including Dragon Quest XI S, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, and of course, the recently released Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer that set the internet on fire.