Eager keyblade warriors feel lied to and insist on pre-ordering Square Enix’s conclusion to their Disney epic elsewhere.
Fans of Kingdom Hearts III are mad at Amazon for failing to deliver the promised world premiere of a new trailer during their Cyber Monday stream.
Instead of brand new extracts showing Sora, Donald and Goofy interacting with all our favourite Disney heroes and princesses, fans were instead treated to the reveal of a new keyblade, along with a shortened copy of the already released ‘Together’ trailer.
Understandably disappointed, the Kingdom Hearts community shared their frustrations on Twitter:
All the kingdom hearts fans after getting baited by Amazon. pic.twitter.com/IpPtKZZ4vF— (@TheSinfulFairy) November 26, 2018
Wow. What a fucking disaster.— Sky No Kiseki - Playing Trails from Zero (@5kyLegend) November 26, 2018
They ANNOUNCED an ANNOUNCEMENT with a "World Premiere Trailer" for Kingdom Hearts 3. The Trailer itself was the goddamn same one we had seen already, except it had a keyblade skin on the last screen.
Baited. Twice. Not preordering from Amazon now
Shout out to @amazon for massively missleading the fans of kingdom hearts by offering a new trailer only to show a cut version of an existing trailer, and offering to show us a dlc announcement when it was only a preorder bonus. You got us so good, man April fools came real early— Gavin Johnson (@ShurikKaru) November 26, 2018
Amazon quickly responded to the backlash, insisting that their severely underwhelming stream was Square Enix’s fault for not providing them with the necessary footage.
Apologies, the KH3 video featuring our awesome new, exclusive DLC has been consumed by Heartless and not available. Learn what that DLC is, how to get it exclusively from Amazon, and score a Twitch Prime bonus on Monday Nov. 26 around 1pm PST on https://t.co/Um2rnH0H2k!— Amazon Video Games (@amazongames) November 26, 2018
Despite the world-renowned company’s claim that the ‘Heartless’ were to blame, the passionate community refused to forgive them and continued expressing their contempt.
First an alleged black Friday announcement (which was just an announcement that there would BE an announcement on monday). Now you cancel the trailer. If this isn't a double bait n switch just for views, idk what is. Note to self: buy kh3 at bestbuy— Sigma Stroud (@Sigma_Stroud) November 26, 2018
You guys are a jk... announcing a new trailer everywhere and then suddenly 1h before you're like: oh sorry can't show it. Did SENA or SEJP even give you permission to show something new or did you just up and decided to try and get more sales? guess what it backfired! #whatajoke— Paulo Ribeiro (@KenpachiPrt) November 26, 2018
Kingdom Hearts III is scheduled to release on January 29, 2019. If you wish to make your Sora the proud owner of the ‘Dawn Till Dusk’ keyblade, then you must pre-order any edition of the game from Amazon. However, if you insist on boycotting their services, there’s more than a handful of retailers where you can pre-order the long anticipated title.