Most Square Enix games tend to be fairly long, with players able to expect 50-100 hours of gameplay from any given title, especially if they engage with the bonus content. This is true too for the Kingdom Hearts series, and while we don't have any exact estimations, a new report indicates that the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 will be the longest game in the series to date.
According to a hands-on report, Kingdom Hearts 3 will take around 40-50 hours for players to complete if they just focus on progressing the main story. However, those who want to see everything the game has to offer can expect over 80 hours of content, which is more than the first two games in the series, according to game time aggregate site How Long to Beat.
There will be a number of activities and side quests Kingdom Hearts 3 players will be able to pursue outside the main story. For instance, fans can participate in a number of mini-games, with one specific example given being a Ratatouille mini-game where players collect ingredients from different worlds and use those ingredients to cook new recipes. Players can also play 20 side-scrolling mini-games that are based on the old Mickey Mouse cartoons from the 1930s and 40s that emulate Game & Watch-style graphics.
Another way players will spend their time in Kingdom Hearts 3 outside the main story is by building their Gummi Ship. According to the report by Geek.com, building the Gummi Ship is "pretty much a mini-game of its own," and so those who want to get real in-depth with building their ship should have the opportunity to do so.
Overall, it sounds like Kingdom Hearts 3 is looking to deliver a significant amount of content for fans of the franchise. That's good news for fans who have been waiting over a decade for the game, and hopefully it makes it worth the wait. We'll find out if Kingdom Hearts 3 lives up to expectations or not when it releases early next year.
Kingdom Hearts 3 will launch on January 25, 2019 for PS4 and Xbox One.