Last weekend, there are reports of illegal copies of Kingdom Hearts 3 Xbox One version got leaked outside, one and a half month before the release date. Along with that, there are spoilers videos of the game all over the internet.
The reason for this leak is because some copies of the Xbox One version got stolen, and sold on the internet with a price of $100 each. Some sources said that there are about 80 copies had been stolen, with over 10 discs sold. However, according to one of the voice actors in the game, the person responsible for this incident has been captured.
This latest news comes from Quinton Flynn, the voice actor of Axel in Kingdom Hearts 3. According to his updates and responses from Twitter, about 30 copies of the game had been stolen, and more importantly, the leaker has been “captured.”
You can view the voice actors tweet below:
"Captured," in this case, might mean that the person who stole the copies has been arrested by the police. However, people from Square Enix currently have no comments about this incident.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is the latest installment from the Kingdom Hearts Action-RPG series and also serve as the end for the "Xehanort Saga". The game will feature Sora as the protagonist, with the return of all the supporting cast from the previous installment. According to director Nomura, gameplay in KH3 is similar to its predecessors, with hack and slash combat system of KH2 with an evolution closely tied to the gameplay in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. In this game, Sora, Donald, and Goofy attempt to search for seven guardians of light and the "Key to Return Hearts", while King Mickey and Riku search for previous Keyblade wielders, in an attempt to stop Master Xehanort's plan to balance the light and darkness.
The game is set to release January 25, 2019, for PS4 and Xbox One.