Kingdom Hearts III

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Kingdom Hearts III
Kingdom Hearts III cover
Developers
Square Enix
Engines
Unreal Engine 4[1]
Release dates
Windows March 30, 2021
Reception
OpenCritic 85
IGDB 90
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, JRPG
Art styles Anime, Cartoon
Themes Fantasy
Series Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts III on HowLongToBeat
Kingdom Hearts III on IGDB
Kingdom Hearts III guide on StrategyWiki
Kingdom Hearts III on MobyGames
Kingdom Hearts III on Wikipedia
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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue 2021
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Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory 2021

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Kingdom Hearts III is a singleplayer third-person ARPG and JRPG game in the Kingdom Hearts series.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Includes the Re Mind DLC.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KINGDOM HEARTS III\Epic Games Store\<user-id>\Config

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KINGDOM HEARTS III\Epic Games Store\<user-id>\SaveGames

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher

Video[edit]

Display settings
Display settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3 and 16:10 aspect ratios are letterboxed.
Multi-monitor
Pillarboxed to 16:9.[2] See Ultra-widescreen for a workaround.
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed to 16:9.[3] See Ultra-widescreen for a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Supports FXAA, TAA, and FXAA+TAA. Also supports supersampling through the "Resolution Scale" option.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Refresh rate option refers to vsync
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate options include "30", "60", "120", and "Unlocked".
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing
Color blind mode
Protanopia, Deuteranopia, and Tritanopia filters are available.
A strength slider is also available and can be set in intervals of 1, from 1 to 10.

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Edit KINGDOM HEARTS III.exe with a hex editor[4][5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\KINGDOM HEARTS III\Binaries\Win64 and open KINGDOM HEARTS III.exe in a hex editor, such as HxD.
Pillarbox fix
  1. Search for AC 8B E3 3F 39 and replace AC 8B E3 3F with the hex value for the desired screen aspect ratio found from the WSGF's Common Hex Values page to offset the game's custom pillarboxing functionality.
  2. Search for C7 80 28 04 00 00 3B 8E E3 3F, C7 83 08 04 00 00 3B 8E E3 3F, and C7 83 28 04 00 00 3B 8E E3 3F, and replace the 3B 8E E3 3F portions with the hex value for the desired screen aspect ratio found from the WSGF's Common Hex Values page to offset Engine specific functions that are used for pillarboxing during gameplay and cutscenes.
UI and FMV stretching fix
  1. Search for F3 0F 5E C8 F3 0F 10 35 EE 58 13 04 and replace with F3 0F 5E C8 F3 0F 10 35 F2 58 13 04 to fix the UI and cutscene stretching that occurs from modifying the value in Step 2.
Field of view fix
  1. Search for 35 FA 0E 3C BC 74 and replace with 35 FA 38 3C BC 74 for a 21:9 aspect ratio, EF F4 38 3C BC 74 for a 32:9 aspect ratio, or EF D4 83 3C BC 74 for a 48:9 (3x 16:9) aspect ratio.

Input[edit]

Key configuration settings
Key configuration settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
QWERTY, AZERTY and QWERTZ layouts available.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse acceleration seems to be always enabled with mouse input.[6]
Mouse sensitivity
A slider is available and can be set in intervals of 0.1, from 1.0 to 5.0.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Also has X-axis inversion.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Two presets, which only affect cycling through Situation Commands. Type A uses LT while Type B uses up and down on the D-pad.
Rebinding the menu Confirm/Cancel buttons also affects the Attack/Jump bindings.
Controller sensitivity
Camera sensitivity with separate values for the Y-axis and the X-axis.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Also has X-axis inversion.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Set Button Icons to Type 1 in Gamepad settings.
On by default.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Set Button Icons to Type 2 in Gamepad settings.
Light bar support
Static blue.
Connection modes V2, Wired.
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg Set Button Icons to Type 3 in Gamepad settings.
Generic gamepad prompts without any letters or numbers on the face buttons.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Controller and Keyboard/Mouse button prompts rapidly flash based on the last input method used.[7]

Audio[edit]

Sound settings
Sound settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for "Master Volume", "BGM". "Sound Effects", and "Voices".
Surround sound
Plays up to 7.1.[8]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11.4[9]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Criware
Interface Autodesk Scaleform
Cutscenes Criware

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (1909)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 75 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R7 260X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Also runs on Windows 7 despite minimum requirements on the store page.

References

  1. Unreal Engine Spotlight: KINGDOM HEARTS III - last accessed on 2021-02-11
  2. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2021-04-05
    Tested with 2560x1080 and 5120x2160 resolutions.
  3. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2021-04-05
    Tested with 2560x1080 and 5120x2160 resolutions.
  4. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2021-04-05
    Checked hex values and modified functions inside of Cheat Engine to come to these values.
  5. Verified by User:Luhako on 2021-04-05
  6. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2021-03-30
    Tested Keyboard/Mouse controls.
  7. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2021-03-30
    Tested by using XInput controller at the same time as using the mouse.
  8. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-04-01
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.
  9. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2021-03-30
    Checked by looking at the used API in Special K.