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X019: Classic Games in Kingdom Hearts Saga Come to Xbox One

X019: Classic Games in Kingdom Hearts Saga Come to Xbox One

Summary

  • Two compilations of games will be available: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
  • Play through the earliest games in the series, fully remastered with improved HD visuals, controls, and music
  • Give the series a try right now with a demo of Kingdom Hearts III on Xbox One

If you’re a fan of Disney, Final Fantasy, or RPGs, get ready – we have a lot of very exciting news to share. Like… a lot. During the Microsoft X019 event in London, we announced that the full Kingdom Hearts saga is making its way to Xbox One in 2020!

It’s something we know
Xbox owners have been asking for, so we’re happy to announce that two
compilations of games will be available: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix
and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.

Each contains multiple
playable titles and movies, updated with HD visuals, improved controls,
remastered soundtracks and more.

But that’s not all. We’ve also released a demo for the most recent game in the series – Kingdom Hearts III – for Xbox One. It’s available on the Microsoft Store from today – and you can download it now!

The final bit of news
is that the digital version of Kingdom Hearts III is currently 67% off
on the Microsoft Store – so if you like what you play in the demo, it’s an ideal
time to upgrade to the full game.

What’s Kingdom
Hearts?

It’s possible that
some of you may be yet to experience the Kingdom Hearts series. Perhaps you’re
wondering what all the fuss is about.

Well, imagine if you
could team up with Aladdin, Donald Duck, and Goofy to save Agrabah from the
evil Jafar. Or sail the seas with Jack Sparrow – sorry Captain Jack
Sparrow – on the hunt for pirate treasure.

Or battle shadowy
threats while Merlin from “The Sword in the Stone”rubs shoulders with
Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy VIII Remastered.

That’s Kingdom Hearts
– a gloriously crossover series that combines iconic Disney characters and
worlds with characters from Final Fantasy and other Square Enix games.

The series has already made an appearance on Xbox One with Kingdom Hearts III (reminder: demo now available), and with the release of the two new compilations, Xbox One players can experience where it all began.

As for what’s in the
compilations…

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5
ReMix

This compilation lets
you play through the earliest games in the series, fully remastered with
improved HD visuals, controls, and music. Here’s what’s included:

  • 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)

In Kingdom Hearts
Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
and Kingdom Hearts II
Final Mix
, you’ll control Sora – a brave youth with the ability to use a
powerful weapon known as a Keyblade.

Along with his friends
Donald and Goofy, Sora travels across Disney worlds, encounters beloved icons
like Simba, Aladdin and Belle, and battles the Heartless – shadowy creatures
born from the darkness in people’s hearts.

This pack also
contains the excellent Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. It takes place
years before Sora’s adventures, puts you in control of three Keyblade wielders
– Terra, Ventus, and Aqua, and shines a light on the series main villain
Xehanort (fun fact – voiced by the late, great Leonard Nimoy here).

The collection also
includes high-definition cinematics from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom
Hearts Re:Coded
.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final
Chapter Prologue

This collection leads directly into the events
of Kingdom Hearts III
and explores the rich lore of the Kingdom Hearts universe.

It contains the following:

  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary
    passage
  • “Kingdom Hearts Back Cover”

Kingdom Hearts Dream
Drop Distance HD
focuses on Sora and his
friend Riku, as they attempt to improve their skills through an exam known as
the Mark of Mastery. Spoilers: it doesn’t go to plan.

Kingdom Hearts 0.2:
Birth by Sleep
– A fragmentary passage, was created
specifically for this compilation and follows Aqua after the dramatic events of
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

Finally, “Kingdom Hearts Back Cover” is a
feature length movie that reveals some fascinating secrets about the fabled
Keyblade Masters.

Kingdom Hearts
III
Demo Now Available
on Xbox One

All that’s coming to Xbox in 2020, but if you want to give the series a try right now, a demo of Kingdom Hearts III is now available to download onto your Xbox One. It contains segments from two of the game’s worlds: Olympus and Toy Box.

In Olympus, Sora,
Donald, and Goofy meet up with Hercules and help him handle an attack by Hades
that threatens the gods themselves. One particularly cool thing is that any
progress you make in this section of the demo carries over to the main game!

The second world in
the demo is based on “Toy Story,” and introduces Sora to Woody and Buzz. Not
only can you explore Andy’s Room – meticulously recreated from the movies –
you’ll also visit entertainment superstore Galaxy Toys.

And, as mentioned, if you like what you play, you can also pick up the digital version of Kingdom Hearts III from the Microsoft Store at a massive limited-time discount of 67% off the standard price.

We’ll have more news
about Kingdom Hearts on Xbox One in the coming months, so make sure you follow @KingdomHearts on social media and
stay tuned here to Xbox Wire to get all the announcements.

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