Simply finishing Kingdom Hearts 3 is not enough to see the game’s ‘true’ ending. No, there’s a secret ending that requires a bit more work in order to unlock.
Even before the game came out, it was public knowledge that Kingdom Hearts 3 would feature a secret ending. If you’ve played the game, you might be wondering how to see it. Here’s everything you need to know about unlocking the secret ending in Kingdom Hearts 3.
As you play through the game, you’ll have spotted various “Lucky Emblems” along the way – hidden Mickey Mouse heads that you’ll find printed in the environment or even through optical illusions. Early in the game, you’ll be prompted to take a picture of one. Sora pulls out his Gummiphone, snaps a picture and it gets added to the gallery. You need to do this every time you find a Lucky Emblem, as these are the key to unlocking the secret ending of Kingdom Hearts 3.
You might not need to find all the Lucky Emblems, though. The amount you need depends on what difficulty you’re playing the game on. If you’ve played on Proud mode – the hardest difficulty in the game, you’ll only need to have found a total of 30 Lucky Emblems throughout the game. On Standard Mode, you’ll need to have found 60 Lucky Emblems, and if you’ve made the choice to play on Beginner, unfortunately you’ll have to find all 90 Lucky Emblems.
You can check how many Lucky Emblems there are in each world you’ve finished, and how many you still need to find, by heading to the Gummiphone section in the options menu.
Of course, you’ll also need to have finished the game before you can see the secret ending. That means defeating the final boss and watching the standard, non-secret ending to Kingdom Hearts 3.
Once you’ve completed the game, and found the required amount of Lucky Emblems, you’ll get a notification next time you’re on the game’s main menu telling you that a new video is available. In the “Secret Movie” section, you’ll find a new video called “Yozora”.
If you haven’t found all the Lucky Emblems before finishing the game and seeing the standard ending, don’t worry – you can still go back to the game and carry on searching for those emblems.