Kingdom Hearts 3 has spent incredibly long in development, with the developer even acknowledging that it was announced too soon. Luckily, Square Enix seems to have created a considerable amount of content that is worth the wait as the main game is on its way to having one of the series' longest main campaigns.
A Square Enix representative told Geek that the main campaign of Kingdom Hearts 3 will take approximately 40 to 50 hours. The addition of all page content, such as the various mini-games and collectibles, will give the players a total playing time of more than 80 hours.
Some of the fun minigame players are expecting a cooking game with Ratatouille's protagonist, a rhythm-based mini-game in the Tangled world, and 2D side-scrolling games based on the old Mickey Mouse animations, just to name a few. The Completionists will also have their hands full, as Kingdom Hearts 3 will ask players to collect recipes from different worlds, reports Geek. In conjunction with the RPG aspects of the game and the rubber construction, players have a lot of content to enjoy.
Kingdom Hearts 3 will have the longest story in the series if it can keep its 50-hour promise. Based on the data collected from "How long to beat", the average length of the story campaign for each original Kingdom Hearts entry is between 20 and 32 hours. Game director Tetsuya Nomura also previously revealed that the team is interested in working on post-launch content, from simple DLCs to extensions, ultimately increasing overall playing time.
It is possible that the developers underestimate or overestimate the overall gameplay of the game. Only time can tell. Most importantly, the quality and pace of the main campaign and the various side activities, and everyone will be able to test it for themselves when Kingdom Hearts 3 hits the PS4 and Xbox One on January 29th.