Despite releasing in one of the the most critically rich periods in gaming history, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix effortlessly pulled me back into the beloved marriage of Disney and Final Fantasy. As the stellar collection’s nostalgic mix of music, action and character washed over me, I couldn’t help but reminisce about a simpler time. Not just in terms of my personal journey (playing the original as a 9-year-old fresh off divorce to now as 23-year-old navigating the perils of young-adult life), but in regards to the series itself. See, Kingdom Hearts has a big problem, and it’s defined by everyone’s favorite House of Mouse. The issue is simple: Kingdom Hearts doesn’t have enough Disney.
While most of the Kingdom Hearts series’ gibberish names are of little consequence, the franchise’s third HD collection is perfectly described by its title. Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is the perfect introduction to Kingdom Hearts 3, featuring two games and an HD movie that flow directly into the anticipated sequel. The collection is aimed squarely at longtime fans of the series, featuring Dream Drop Distance, 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage (0.2) and X Back Cover. Without the necessary background knowledge, however, newcomers with find themselves lost in the convoluted tangle of narrative surrounding some of gaming’s finest action-RPG gameplay.
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Following the trends of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess and Video Games Live, Kingdom Hearts Orchestra – World Tour is planned for 2017. Continue reading Kingdom Hearts Concert Coming to a Town Near You
Late last night Famitsu (a Japanese gaming magazine) brought us surprising news about Square Enix’s high anticipated Kingdom Hearts III. Apparently Kingdom Hearts III is well into development and it is switching engines. Continue reading Kingdom Hearts 3 Switches Engines
Square Enix has announced that they will be offering a Limited Edition incentive for pre-ordering Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMIX. Those who pre-order the Standard Edition of KH2.5 early will be upgraded to the Limited Edition, which includes a pin featuring the game’s characters Sora and Mickey Mouse.
Square Enix announced a newKingdom Hearts compilation for PlayStation 3. The box set comes with both Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix and Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix and will be called Kingdom Hearts Starter Pack HD 1.5+2.5 Remix. It will include most of the games in the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Continue reading Kingdom Hearts HD Remix Compilation Coming to Japan