Classic Kingdom Hearts titles finally coming to Xbox
Classic Kingdom Hearts games are finally on their way to Xbox One providing players with the chance to experience them from the beginning.
Ever since the first title was released on the PlayStation 2 back in 2002 the franchise has long been a staple of Sony consoles, with some exceptions.
While not every entry has been a numbered one, Tetsuya Nomura has endeavoured to deliver critical story points in each release but he and Square Enix have not always been able to release them on a main console.
As such, some titles were released on handheld consoles like the Game Boy, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS.
Xbox fans had unfortunately never seen a Kingdom Hearts game grace their screens until the most recent one – KH3 – hit the shelves back in January.
It has now been announced that two collections accounting for nearly the entire franchise will be coming to Xbox in 2020.
The Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX package includes the final mix versions for both KH1 and KH2 alongside Chain of Memories and Birth by Sleep.
Additionally, 358/2 Days and Re:Coded have also been compiled into mini-movies using the cut scenes present in both games.
The Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue then includes Dream Drop Distance, 0.2: A Fragmentary Passage and the short animated film X Back Cover.
All of the above games – except for arguably Re:Coded – offer important narrative titbits that are required to fully comprehend the most recent game Kingdom Hearts 3.
The only game missing from the collection is Union X – the second mobile title (after X Back Cover which was animated for those not wanting to play it) – which will be essential to the franchise going forward.
Alongside this, KH3 will also have a demo which can be downloaded on Xbox One to give would-be fans a glimpse into what the series has to offer, reports Game Rant.
A confirmed release date for both collections has yet to be formally announced but they will be released sometime in 2020.
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