In a lead up to Kingdom Hearts 3 launch next year, Square Enix and Disney announced the compilation title Kingdom Hearts – The Story So Far -, a brand new collection taking players through all nine chapters of the Kingdom Hearts series.
Kingdom Hearts – The Story So Far – will prepare players for the upcoming game by providing every game in the series in a single package. This is welcome news for those who have been picking up the previous collections of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5, 2.5, and the more recent Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. People will no longer need to deal with confusingly chosen numerics and lengthy subtitles, and can simply rely on The Story So Far to bring them up to speed.
A full breakdown of what’s included in the package can be seen below:
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 – The Story So Far – is now available for preorder at Square Enix’s Online store, and will launch on PlayStation 4 later this month on October 30th.
TGC’s Thoughts: This is definitely the collection I’ve been holding out for. I’m not trying to buy a million copies of the same game, so I’m glad they finally clumped everything together on a single disc. Interestingly, I am wondering why this has not become available for Xbox owners considering Kingdom Hearts 3 is the first entry on the Xbox platform, though this may just be a limited exclusivity deal. What do you think of the collection? Will you be picking this up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!