Kingdom Hearts 3
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One
Combines every single Kingdom Hearts game so far into one package.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is due out in just a few months. It’s one of the most anticipated upcoming games, currently, and I’m sure the zeitgeist surrounding it will cause many newcomers to want to check in on the franchise for the first time with this release.
That’s a terrible idea, given the state of the franchise’s story, and the heavy emphasis on continuity. Recognizing this, Square Enix has released the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD, 2.5 HD, and 2.8 collections for the PS4 that have gathered all the games into two releases. Now, however, they’re going one step further.
Today, Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far was announced by Square Enix, a $40 release that combines 1.5 HD, 2.5 HD, and 2.8 into one consolidated release. That means this package contains Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearys Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (with HD Remastered cinematics), Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (also with HD Remastered cinematics), Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD, Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep- A Fragmentary Passage, and Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (the movie).
That’s actually ridiculous in terms of value, given that all of this is only $40. It will be out, exclusively for PS4, on October 30. In related news, if you are excited for Kingdom Hearts 3, make sure to check out new gameplay footage for it that featured enemies from Toy Story and Frozen.