Which KINGDOM HEARTS games are coming to the Epic Games Store?Epic news for fans of Sora, Donald, Goofy and pals - or anyone who want to experience this Disney / FINAL FANTASY crossover series on PC!
By now, you may have heard the exciting news - the KINGDOM HEARTS series is coming to PC. And if you haven’t heard… here’s some exciting news - the KINGDOM HEARTS series is coming to PC!
We know this is something a lot of fans have been clamouring for, and the good news is that you won’t have long to wait to play it - the games release on March 30. According to my maths, that’s (counts on fingers…) next month!
Four titles will be released on the Epic Games Store - comprising eleven (count ‘em) KINGDOM HEARTS experiences in total:
- KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX
- KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
- KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind DLC
- KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory
Across these titles, you’ll get to experience everything, from light-hearted hero Sora’s humble beginnings on the idyllic Destiny Islands, to his fateful meeting with Donald Duck and Goofy, to the trio’s climactic battle against the forces of darkness.
Of course, a new platform means a new audience, so let me lay out exactly what’s coming to PC - and how you can get it.
What is KINGDOM HEARTS?
Surely everyone’s heard of KINGDOM HEARTS - it’s been around since 2002. Well, just in case…
Imagine if you took some of the most popular Disney and Pixar characters of all time, and some of the most popular FINAL FANTASY characters of all time and smushed them together, like a kid playing with action figures.
Then add in amazing original characters, a sprawling story and a generous sprinkle of Tetsuya Nomura magic, and what you get is an incredible action-RPG series that’s quite unlike any other series out there.
That’s KINGDOM HEARTS.
Which games will be available on PC?
In total, there are eleven KINGDOM HEARTS adventures coming to PC.
You may be thinking: “Wow, Square Enix - that sure sounds like a lot of KINGDOM HEARTS!”
Well, you’re right - it’s the entirety of what’s known as ‘the Dark Seeker Saga’ - the epic adventure of Sora and friends that spans from the first game in the series to the most recent release: KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory!
Here’s a detailed run-down of what’s coming:
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX
This compilation contains four full games, with two additional story experiences for good measure.
KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX - The game that started it all, remastered with HD visuals, improved controls, a remade soundtrack, and more. This is the game that introduced us to Sora - a brave lad with big feet and a bigger heart.
KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories - Set directly after the events of the first game, Sora, Donald and Goofy enter the mysterious Castle Oblivion, and stumble into an adventure that’s forgettable in the best possible way! …That’ll make more sense when you’ve played it.
KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days (HD Remastered Cinematics) - This story focuses on Roxas, a new character with a special connection to Sora. The compilation features cinematics from the original game, enhanced with additional text and remastered in HD.
KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX - The second numbered game reunites Sora, Donald and Goofy in an epic adventure across some of the most memorable and unexpected Disney worlds in the series. Like Tron - Tron’s in here!
KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX - Prequel time! This game turns back the clock to before Sora ever wielded a keyblade and shifts the focus onto three new characters: Terra, Ventus and Aqua. It’s an emotional adventure with a wildly entertaining battle system - there’s a reason it’s a real fan favorite.
KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Coded (HD Remastered Cinematics) - This hi-tech tale takes Data Sora into the digital world to seek an answer about a cryptic message. The compilation features enhanced cinematics only.
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
This collection of games is a real dream for fans. It contains games that focus on some of the most popular characters in the series, Sora, Riku and Aqua, and set up the climax to the saga.
KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD - Sora and Riku take their Mark of Mastery exams to become true keyblade wielders. Things do not go as planned - if you thought your exams were stressful, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- - Made specifically for this collection, this episode gives you control of Aqua, following the dramatic ending of Birth by Sleep. It’s a short and sweet adventure that leads directly into KINGDOM HEARTS III.
KINGDOM HEARTS χ Back Cover (movie) - An HD movie that goes back in the timeline even further than Birth by Sleep. It tells the story of the Foretellers - but who are they and what will they mean for the KINGDOM HEARTS series?
KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC)
The Dark Seeker Saga reaches its climax in KINGDOM HEARTS III. The Guardians of Light gather for the final battle against the forces of Darkness
Before that though, Sora must travel through a whole new set of Disney and Pixar worlds. He’ll team up with Buzz and Woody to explore a toy store, untangle a mother’s sinister plot with Rapunzel, soar across the skies of San Fransokyo with Baymax, and much more.
The PC version also includes the Re Mind DLC as standard. It features additional story content, some of the toughest and most exciting boss battles in the whole series, and loads of additional features, including gameplay modifiers and photo galleries.
KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory
The most recent game in the KINGDOM HEARTS saga is a trip down memory lane that celebrates one of the most consistently amazing aspects of the series - the music.
In this rhythm action extravaganza, you’ll traverse familiar locations from the above games, dodging obstacles and bopping foes, all to the beat of Yoko Shimomura’s iconic tracks. It’s fast, fun, addictive, and altogether rather brilliant. Especially when you know how much love and care went into making it.
In many ways, it’s a perfect epilogue for all the games that precede it - a timely recap of all the adventures so far, and a hint towards the adventures that are still to come…
All these games release March 30, 2021 on the Epic Games Store. To stay up to date with news and info about them - and the KINGDOM HEARTS as a whole - make sure you follow the team on social media: