Square Enix have revealed the update schedule for Kingdom Hearts III, both the Western and Japanese version. The Western schedule, which includes a Day 1 patch, is as follows.
Western free updates 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
*Players will need to have completed Kingdom Hearts III and seen the ending to view this video.
Thursday, January 31
*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 Memory Archive is a digest of the Kingdom Hearts story in the series up to this point.
*The epilogue and secret movie are video content that will enhance player's enjoyment of the world of #KingdomHearts.
*These pieces of downloadable content are additional elements for #KingdomHearts 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.
Series director Tetsuya Nomura introduced the updates release schedule for the Japanese version of the game through a tweet. He tweeted the following:
The Japanese update schedule is as follows:
Regarding "KINGDOM HEARTS III" (Japanese version) to be released on Friday, January 25, 2019, we will inform you of the content delivery schedule.
○ Delivery schedule
■ Friday, January 25 (around 0:00)
· Update 1.01 (partial data correction)
· Memory archive (video)
※ Memory Archive is a digest of the past stories of the "Kingdom Hearts" series is. (It is the same content as the "stories tied to III" being published on the official website) * Items are added to the top menu, you can select and view it at any time.
■ Saturday, January 26 (Sat) around 0:00
· Epilogue (video)
* Epilogue is video content that you can enjoy more about the world view of the "Kingdom Hearts" series.
For viewing it is necessary to clear the game until ending.
■ Thursday, January 31 (around 19:00)
· Secret (video)
* Secret is video content that you can enjoy more about the world view of the "Kingdom Hearts" series.
For viewing, it is necessary to clear the game up to the ending and to clear certain conditions within the game.
(Conditions depend on difficulty level.)
Please note that Internet connection is required for patches necessary for upgrading, some privileges and additional content downloads.