Tuesday, 15 September 2015

TGS2015: Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Announced

Last week there were rumours going around that Square Enix were to announce Kingdom Hearts 2.9.  The rumours may still be true but today during the Sony Press Conference, Square Enix announced Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue for the PS4.
Kingdom Hearts 2.8 will contain the following titles;
  • Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD – Originally released in 2012, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD is a full-HD remastered version of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Series protagonists Sora and Riku take on the Mark of Mastery exam in preparation for coming threats. The signature action of the Kingdom Hearts series has evolved, allowing players to experience faster-paced battles and exploration at a blistering pace.
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep: A Fragmentory Passage – A completely new playable episode that links to the story of Kingdom Hearts III, taking place after the storyline of Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep played from the perspective of Aqua.
  • Kingdom Hearts Chi: Back Cover (movie) – A new HD movie that tells the mysterious story of the Foretellers, connecting the earliest parts of the series’ history, showcased in the upcoming mobile title Kingdom Hearts: Unchained Chi.
Reading between the lines (and that terrible title), 2.8 will finishing the current story and linking it to the events in Kingdom Hearts 3.  As mentioned, 2.9 could still be a thing but we will not know until the Tokyo Game Show fully kicks off on the 17th.

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