In an interview with Japanese gaming magazine Dengeki PlayStation, Kingdom Hearts 3 director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that multiple free and paid DLCs are currently in the works. Square Enix are aiming to release them by the end of 2019.
Kingdom Hearts 3 story and world are set to expand with multiple new DLCs, both paid and free. The confirmation comes from the game's director Tetsuya Nomura who said that Square Enix are currently working on DLCs but it should take a while before players get their hands on the new stories.
He talked about DLCs in the interview with Japanese gaming magazine Dengeki PlayStation where he also mentioned that the studio are planning to release free content through incremental updates. One of these updates will add the Critical Mode difficulty level, and it's coming at "later date".
Nomura mentioned that some of the content will give answers to unresolved questions in the game's story while other DLC may touch on a certain character that came back from the Real Organisation XIII.
Although Square Enix previously released these updates trough Final Mix edition, this time they are aiming for a different release schedule. Expansions will release as they're completed and it's also possible that several DLCs get released together in one package.
Kingdom Hearts 3 director didn't mention specific dates, but he confirmed that he would like to launch the DLCs before the end of 2019, so the team can focus on to its "next work".
As for the sales and launch of Kingdom Hearts 3, Nomura said that numbers were far beyond his expectations which motivated the team to start working on more content.
On 5 February 2019, Square Enix confirmed that Kingdom Hearts 3 shipped more than 5 million copies in both digital and physical versions. The number is probably even higher now, and it's safe to say that the action RPG has been nothing but success for the Japanese publisher.
Additionally, the game topped UK sales charts and positive reception from both critics and players also helped, Kingdom Hearts 3's score on Metacritic is 84 out of 100 while user score sits at 8.0.