Square Enix has revealed their plans for the upcoming post-launch patches for Kingdom Hearts 3, providing a detailed list of what content will be added in the days following the game's release.
Below we have provided the full patch notes for the west that were posted on Twitter:
Kingdom Hearts III free game update release schedule
• Tuesday, January 29
- Update 1.01 (several data fixes)
- Memory Archive (videos)
* The Memory Archive option will be added to the game's title menu and can be viewed at any time.
• Wednesday, January 30
- Epilogue (video)
* Players will need to have completed Kingdom Hearts III and seen the ending to view this video.
• Thursday, January 31
- Secret (video)
* Players will need to have completed Kingdom Hearts III and seen the ending, as well as fulfilled certain criteria during play to view this video. The criteria vary depending on the difficulty level selected.
The epilogue and secret movie are video content that will enhance player's enjoyment of the world of Kingdom Hearts. These pieces of downloadable content are additional elements for Kingdom Hearts III.
The main game allows players to proceed to and view the ending without the need for an internet connection.
An internet connection is required to download patches to update the game.
The patch notes for the Japanese release are similar, but with a few release date changes to accomodate for the worldwide release:
• Friday, January 25 (around 0:00)
- Update 1.01 (partial data correction)
- Memory Archive (video)
* Memory Archive is a summary of the past stories in the "Kingdom Hearts" series. (These are the same videos published on the website) * Options added to the top/start menu, you can select and view at any time.
• Saturday, January 26 (Sat) around 0:00
- Epilogue (video)
* Epilogue is video content that you can enjoy in the world of the "Kingdom Hearts" series. Requirements for unlocking: clear the end of the game.
• Thursday, January 31 (around 19:00)
- Secret Ending (video)
* Secret Ending is video content that you can view and enjoy in the world of the "Kingdom Hearts" series. Requirements for viewing: beat the game and clear the requirements per difficulty level. (Conditions vary depending on the difficulty level.)
Nomura also confirms they will be doing a countdown to release starting tomorrow.