The Entire Kingdom Hearts Series Makes its Way to PC This March
You’re giving me too many things, lately.
In a surprise press release sent out early this morning, it was announced that the entirety of the Kingdom Hearts series would be arriving at the Epic Games Store on March 30th.
To summarise for those in the audience who haven’t dedicated a large portion of their existence to poring over Donald Duck’s stats menu (I have no shame), the four releases coming to PC are as follows:
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix
This compilation fills in the bulk of the stories leading up to the third instalment, containing:
Kingdom Hearts FINAL MIX(A director’s cut of the PS2 original)
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (A PS2 remake of an interstitial adventure, originally released on GameBoy Advance)
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (Originally a Nintendo DS release, here the cutscenes are presented as a film)
Kingdom Hearts II FINAL MIX (A director’s cut of the PS2 sequel)
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep FINAL MIX(A director’s cut of the prequel to the entire series, released initially on PSP)
Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded (Another DS game presented as a film, acts as an epilogue to KH2)
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Remix
This one’s simply another compilation containing the last couple narrative beats leading into the long-awaited threequel.
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD(A 3DS game that leads directly into the third entry, probably could have just been called KH3)
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage-(This one could have been the first few hours of KH3, just a small vertical slice of what’s to come)
Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (a movie that details a lot of key plot points from the ongoing mobile game, not necessary but sets up some cute callbacks)
Kingdom Hearts III
The big daddy everything was building towards, comes bundled with the Re Mind DLC that really improves upon combat in the original release.
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory
Finally, Melody of Memory is a rhythm game celebrating every release thus far, but more specifically their banging soundtracks. Also, has a nice nudge towards the direction we can see the franchise heading in the future.
Altogether this makes up the entirety of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, meaning that whether you play on Xbox, PlayStation or PC, you can now experience the entire saga.
If you’re interested in picking up these titles in all their -HD Remix-ed glory, it’s worth noting that all four are available for pre-order via Epic Games Store right now.