After badgering Square Enix for what feels like decades, the Japanese developer has finally decided to port Kingdom Hearts to PC. However, this isn’t just your run-of-the-mill Kingdom Hearts upload with only a sneak preview of the series as a whole. Oh no, it’s the full works; the complete collection of chapters that span over thirteen unique experiences. From lengthy movies to portable spin-offs rehashed for the big screen, Kingdom Hearts has finally bundled together to form one enormous compilation. And it hits the Epic Games Store tomorrow (March 30th).
Originally secured by PlayStation, Square Enix shared a very close bond with the platform ever since the release of the first segment. This followed on with a second, and then, of course, the 1.5 and 2.5 ReMix editions on PlayStation 3/4. Only, when Square Enix started development on the third instalment, Microsoft was ultimately inducted into the fold, and now, PC has finally followed suit.
What will be available on March 30th?
So, what can you pick up as of tomorrow on the Epic Games Store? Well, for starters, any new player will want to get their paws on the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 & 2.5 ReMix bundle, which essentially consists of four games as well as two movies. As far as playable entries go, you’re looking at Kingdom Hearts, Re:Chain of Memories, Birth by Sleep, and Kingdom Hearts 2. And then, of course, movie-wise, you’ll get 358/2 Days as well as Re:Coded — both being remastered in HD.
Besides this rather meaty package, you’ll also be able to grab Kingdom Hearts 2.8, which is, of course, the prologue to Kingdom Hearts 3. On top of that, you can also snatch Kingdom Hearts 3 with its Re Mind DLC, and Melody of Memories, which is basically a rhythm game spin-off. And yes, we do realise how overwhelming all of this is — especially to new players of the franchise. And yet, even with the complexity behind the enormous catalogue of games — we honestly couldn’t recommend it enough to PC gamers. You’re in for one heck of a ride, alright.