Thirteen years ago, back in 2005, Square Enix and Disney released the second chapter in the beloved Kingdom Hearts series, Kingdom Hearts II. In it, fans were introduced to the new group of entities known as Nobodies, spawned when someone becomes a Heartless. With those, came a new group of antagonists, called Organization XIII, featuring a band of Nobodies, including Sora’s Nobody, Roxas. Fans were delighted by the pulse-pounding, heart-string pulling adventure across various Disney worlds. If you’re like me, you did everything possible, even playing on the hardest difficulty just to earn that secret ending. A secret ending that featured an amazing fight scene between three keyblade wielders taking on an old man in a keyblade graveyard. Once that ended, our minds began to swim with wonder over what that could mean for Kingdom Hearts III, which was sure to come in just a couple of years.
Except, it wouldn’t.
Instead, Square Enix focused on continuing the adventure on the handheld devices of Nintendo. Naturally, most fans never had the opportunity to experience the bountiful amount of games or it was so long ago many fans likely forgot what happened. Thankfully, Square Enix has the Playstation community covered. On October 30, 2018, PS4 owners can purchase a brand new compilation for $39.99 that includes every game each Kingdom Hearts fan must play before Kingdom Hearts III releases on January 25, 2019! The nine-chapter compilation is known as Kingdom Hearts – The Story So Far (Pictured) and here’s the roster of games it’ll include.
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)
As a die-hard fan of Kingdom Hearts that couldn’t afford to purchase the various handheld Nintendo devices, this collection is a godsend. For thirteen years, I’ve wanted to know what happened to my favorite trio of Sora, Donald, and Goofy, but never got the chance. Sure, there have been other compilations over the years, but they weren’t as extensive as this one. So, with Kingdom Hearts III just around the corner, this compilation is going to be priority #1!
Pre-order is available now by clicking here. Kingdom Hearts – The Story So Far releases on Playstation 4, October 30, 2018. Kingdom Hearts III releases on Playstation 4 and Xbox One, January 25, 2019!