The entire Kingdom Hearts saga is coming to PC via the Epic Games Store. Announced during the Epic Games Store Spring Showcase, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Kingdom Hearts III and the Re Mind DLC, and Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory will be launching for PC on 30th March 2021.
“It is truly a great pleasure to bring so many Kingdom Hearts adventures to PC gamers around the world,” said Producer Ichiro Hazama. “Our collaboration with Epic Games is one that stretches back to the development of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and as part of this ongoing relationship, the team at Epic Games have been incredibly supportive in helping us make this a reality. I’m incredibly excited for so many new players to discover and enjoy the action, magic and friendship of Kingdom Hearts Hearts on PC.”
The announcement comes a year after the saga was completed on Xbox One for the first time, with Kingdom Hearts 3 being the first cross-platform release in the series, and Square Enix going back to bring earlier games to Microsoft’s console.
There’s a vast amount of Kingdom Hearts to trawl through, especially as Square Enix released seemingly countless spin-offs through the mid-2000s, and then sought to bring them all together in remastered compilations, whether they were DS or PSP games, or main series entries.
Here’s everything that will be sold on the Epic Games Store.
- KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX
- 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 (HD Remastered cinematics)
- KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
- 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 + Re Mind (DLC)
- KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory is the most recent game released in the series, a rhythm action spin off that, once again, puts the series’ narrative twists and turns in a new light. In our review, Miguel said:
“Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory could have easily been a simple rhythm game with nothing but a huge set of Kingdom Hearts songs going for it. The fact that it goes out of its way to emulate the visuals of the series and recaps major story moments elevates it to something more. It’s a shame that the new story elements of the game are held off until the very end, and that Kairi isn’t even a playable character despite being on the cover of the dang game.”
However, it’s really the main series that’s most likely to appeal to gamers not yet versed in the convoluted plot of the series. The long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III released in 2019, our review saying:
“Kingdom Hearts III doesn’t go in the direction some RPG fans will no doubt have been hoping for. It’s unashamedly over the top in just about every way, from its barmy story and stunning presentation to its huge cinematic battles. There’s plenty of depth here too, though you’ll need to find your bearings first.”
So, now PC gamers can go and try and keep track of all the barmy story beats and retcons through the series’ long history.
Source: press release