'Kingdom Hearts III' will be released in January next year.

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III

Fans of the hugely popular action role-playing franchise, which brings together characters from Square Enix and Disney, have been patiently waiting for the next game to drop since 'Kingdom Hearts II' was released 12 years ago.

And they won't have to wait too much longer to get their hands on the third instalment as it'll be ready to buy on PS4 and Xbox One on January 29, 2019.

Very little is known about the game, but a trailer released earlier this year for the title's range of mini games has allowed fans a small glimpse of the game play.

The mini games, named 'Classic Kingdom', will be discovered and unlocked throughout the game's main story, and will then become available to play on the LCD gaming system owned by main character Sora.

Some of the mini games were made available on the 2015 mobile version of the game, 'Kingdom Hearts Union X', ahead of the main game's release.

The mini games were revealed in a trailer which was first aired at a fan meeting in Anaheim, California, before being put up on YouTube.

A description for the video read: "Originally aired at KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] Dandelion Meeting, this trailer reveals the new mini-games inspired by classic Disney cartoons and 1980's LCD games that will be available to play in KINGDOM HEARTS III. (sic)"

The games take the form of classic black and white 2D pixelated games, and the trailer showcases three of these games, entitled 'The Barnyard Battle', 'The Karnival Kid', and 'Giantland'.

As of the time of writing, it is not yet known what playing these games in 'Kingdom Hearts III' will give the player, or exactly how they are unlocked.