The KINGDOM HEARTS series is coming to Switch!10 KINGDOM HEARTS adventures will make their way onto Switch as cloud games and will be available in standalone collections or as a complete ‘all-in-one’ set. Get the details here!
Sora is coming to the Switch!
We’re excited to announce that 10 KINGDOM HEARTS experiences will debut on Nintendo’s console!
That’s the full saga of Sora’s exploits so far, from his emergence as a Keyblade wielder in the original KINGDOM HEARTS, to his climactic battle with the forces of darkness in KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind DLC.
Read on, and we’ll explain exactly which games are coming to Switch and how you can get them. But first, there’s a chance that today’s announcement may bring some interested new fans into the series, so…
What is KINGDOM HEARTS?
Take some of the most recognizable faces from FINAL FANTASY, and some of the most beloved Disney and Pixar characters, then put them together in a truly epic saga that’s full of twists and turns. That’s KINGDOM HEARTS.
The series is typically headed up by Sora (although on occasion other heroes take the spotlight) - a young man who has the power to control a magical weapon called a Keyblade.
With the help of his friends, including Donald and Goofy, he travels across many Disney and Pixar worlds to protect them from the Heartless - sinister creatures born from the darkness in people’s hearts.
The games comprise everything from action RPGs to card battling games, but they all have one thing in common - delightful characters, unforgettable stories, wonderful music by the legendary Yoko Shimomura, and the ultimate reminder that friendship is our greatest power.
In short, what is KINGDOM HEARTS? It’s awesome is what it is.
Which KINGDOM HEARTS are coming to Switch?
There are 10 KINGDOM HEARTS experiences coming to Nintendo Switch as three standalone cloud releases: KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX CLOUD VERSION, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue CLOUD VERSION and KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC) CLOUD VERSION.
In addition, you’ll be able to purchase all games together in an ‘all-in-one’ cloud version collection: KINGDOM HEARTS INTEGRUM MASTERPIECE for Cloud
But which specific games, you may be wondering, are included in these collections? Here’s the full list of what you can play:
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX CLOUD VERSION
The first collection includes the following:
KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX - The action RPG that first introduced gamers to Sora and the worlds of KINGDOM HEARTS. It’s been enhanced with remastered HD visuals, improved controls, a remade soundtrack and more!
KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories - After the dramatic events of the first game, Sora, Donald and Goofy stumble into the mysterious Castle Oblivion and an adventure that threatens one of their most precious treasures - their memories. This game augmented the original’s action RPG gameplay of the series with an innovative card battling system - it’s one of the most unique games in the series.
KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days (HD Remastered Cinematics) - This story centers on Roxas, a young man with a very special connection to Sora. This release features cinematics from the original game, enhanced with additional text and remastered in HD.
KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX - Sora, Donald and Goofy reunite in an epic action RPG romp that takes them into some incredibly memorable - and unexpected - Disney worlds.
KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX - This one’s a real fan favorite. It’s a prequel that focuses on three new playable characters: Terra, Ventus, and Aqua. The story of these three friends is heartfelt, emotional and has major implications on the KINGDOM HEARTS saga.
KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Coded (HD Remastered Cinematics) - This story takes a virtual Sora, appropriately named Data Sora, into a digital world to find answers to a mysterious message. The collection features enhanced cinematics only.
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue CLOUD VERSION
The Second Collection gives you:
KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD - Sora and his best friend Riku take their Mark of Mastery exams to become true keyblade wielders. It does… not go as planned.
KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- - This brilliantly bite-sized action RPG puts you in the pointy shoes of Aqua, who debuted in KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep. It’s a must play because the events of the game lead directly into KINGDOM HEARTS III.
KINGDOM HEARTS χ Back Cover (movie) - This special movie takes you way back in the series timeline to tell the story of the Foretellers.
KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC) CLOUD VERSION
The third collection includes the following:
Sora’s battle against the forces of Darkness reaches its unforgettable climax in this beautiful adventure that takes Sora, Donald and Goofy to brand new Disney and Pixar worlds. They’ll explore a toy store with Buzz and Woody, untangle a sinister plot with Rapunzel, help Sully and Mike Wazowski show the forces of evil the door, and much more.
The Switch version also includes the Re Mind DLC as standard, giving you extra story content, new boss battles and loads of additional features as part of your purchase.
A few more things…
We have a few last bits of KINGDOM HEARTS news to share – first, the final story chapter of the mobile title KINGDOM HEARTS DARK ROAD will be released this winter. Additionally, the entirety of the KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ [Cross] story is available for players to relive or experience for the first time ever - all through a very convenient theater mode.
To date, more than 10 million players around the world have downloaded the KINGDOM HEARTS Uχ Dark Road app, so there are a lot of you waiting for the conclusion to this prequel story. Rest assured - it’s coming, and it’s going to be awesome.
Next up, there will be a KINGDOM HEARTS 20th Anniversary Event in 2022! Details are forthcoming, so keep an eye on the official KINGDOM HEARTS social channels for updates.
And lastly, get ready for a new lineup of 20th anniversary themed merchandise. You’ll want to follow the official SQUARE ENIX Merchandise social accounts for more details to come.
We hope you’re as excited as we are about KINGDOM HEARTS coming to the Switch. We’ll have more to share in the future, so make sure you follow on social to hear the big news first: