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Kingdom Hearts III memes celebrate the game’s long-awaited release

This was 14 years in the making.


Brittany Vincent

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 29, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 8:24 pm CDT

No more waiting, anticipating, and begging. After what seems like an eternity, Kingdom Hearts III is finally upon us.

It’s been 14 years since Kingdom Hearts II debuted on PlayStation 2, and while there have been several spinoffs and related games released in that timeframe, fans have been clamoring for the conclusion to the main trilogy since, well, the second one ended. Sure, there were handheld iterations that helped to fill in the blanks for the series’ oft-confusing story, but those did little more than act as a Band-Aid to make the wait for the newest game feel somewhat less like an eternity.

Kingdom Hearts III is the final entry in the main trilogy, and follows Sora, Donald, and Goofy on their quest throughout various Disney worlds, such as Tangled’s Kingdom of Corona, Toy Story’s Toy Box, Monsters, Inc.’s Monstropolis. Why are they there in the first place, you ask? Oh, goodness us, we aren’t going to spoil any of that after you’ve been waiting so long to play.

As you can imagine, the elation, the excitement, and the memes are deep. Some folks are just happy they’ve finally got the game. Others are making us laugh so hard, we’re spitting out our sea salt ice cream.

Even Sonic the Hedgehog‘s social media team is congratulating the Kingdom Hearts team on the game’s huge launch. It’s big news, after all.

If you’re just now digging into Kingdom Hearts III today, or had a sleepless night from marathoning it, we salute you. Go out there and be the best keyblade-wielder you can be!

With both Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2’s remake out this early in the year, what a time to be alive for video game fans.


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*First Published: Jan 29, 2019, 4:21 pm CST