KINGDOM HEARTS series comes to Xbox One in 2020

And there’s a KINGDOM HEARTS III demo available now on Xbox One and PS4!
By Duncan Heaney
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We have a bumper batch of KINGDOM HEARTS news that will set your hearts Sora-ing (see what we did there?).

Firstly, multiple classic KINGDOM HEARTS games are coming to the Xbox One family of devices in 2020 in two compilations: KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.

There’s more: if you’ve yet to play this year’s KINGDOM HEARTS III, there’s a brand new demo available on Xbox One and PS4, featuring Toy Story characters like Woody and Buzz and more.

And finally, you can buy the full KINGDOM HEARTS III digitally on Xbox One and PS4 with a 67% discount from today until November 22, 2019!

Phew - that’s a lot. For those of you not racing away to play the demo or download the game, here are all the details in full:

Classic KINGDOM HEARTS comes to Xbox One

For the uninitiated, KINGDOM HEARTS combines classic Disney worlds and characters with Square Enix characters in a cross-over RPG series like no other.

At the Microsoft X019 event in London, we unveiled the two compilations that are coming to Xbox One devices: KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.

Each compilation remasters the classic games with various improvements, including HD visuals, improved controls, orchestrated soundtracks and more.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX

This is where the KINGDOM HEARTS saga began.

In KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX, KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories and KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX, you’ll follow Sora, Donald and Goofy as they explore Disney worlds, meet classic characters like Aladdin, Simba and Hercules and battle the Heartless - shadowy creatures born from the darkness in people’s Hearts.

KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep, takes you further back in time - to before Sora and the Heartless. You’ll play as Terra, Ventus and Aqua - three friends whose lives are torn apart by the machinations of the sinister Xehanort.

The collection also includes HD cinematics from KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days and KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Coded.

Here’s the full list:

  • KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX
  • KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories
  • KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days (HD remastered cinematics)
  • KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX
  • KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX
  • KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Three titles are included in the second compilation.

In KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD, Sora and Riku undergo their Mark of Mastery exam to improve their abilities as Keyblade users. The game introduced the Freeflow Movement system, that makes combat even more fluid.

KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2: Birth by Sleep - A fragmentary passage - focuses on Aqua following the events of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep. Created specifically for this collection, it leads directly into the events of KINGDOM HEARTS III.

Finally, KINGDOM HEARTS χ Back Cover is a feature length movie that reveals more information about the fabled Keyblade masters - it’s a must watch for series fans.

Here’s the full list:

  • KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD
  • KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage –
  • KINGDOM HEARTS χ Back Cover (movie)

KINGDOM HEARTS III demo now available

A free demo of the excellent KINGDOM HEARTS III is now available on both Xbox One devices and PS4.

It features segments from two worlds in the game, featuring characters from Disney’s Hercules and Toy Story.

In the pretty (and pretty dangerous!) world of Olympus, you’ll face off against a dangerous Rock Titan. Head over to the Toy Box world, and you can team up with Woody and Buzz to battle the Heartless and explore the richly detailed Galaxy Toys store.

Excitingly, you’ll be able to carry over progress from the Hercules section of the demo into the main game. You can also view the ‘Memory Archive’ videos - a collection of cutscenes that will catch you up on the story of the KINGDOM HEARTS saga so far.

KINGDOM HEARTS III - 67% discount

If you do want to carry on playing after the demo, now’s the perfect time because there’s currently a massive 67% discount on digital versions of the game.

Buy the KINGDOM HEARTS III from the Xbox Games Store on PlayStation Store before November 22, 2019, and you’ll be able to get the full game for just $19.79.


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DracoErrarus
I only play Nintendo systems. I feel like I’ve been abandoned after KH:3D.