Well, they say good things tend to come in threes. Firstly, Super Smash Bros. has revealed their thirteenth and final character to join its roster. And, as predicted, it turned out to be Kingdom Hearts‘ very own spikey-haired protagonist Sora. Surprise surprise. Secondly, Kingdom Hearts rolled out onto the Xbox platforms after being locked to PlayStation for a solid decade. And now, to polish off the hat trick, Nintendo has announced that the entire saga will in fact come to Switch via cloud gaming.
Announced during the Super Smash Bros. roster update, Nintendo made it clear that the entire Kingdom Hearts trilogy along with all its spin-offs and cinematic bundles will launch on the handheld console. As for when we’ll see the collection make its way to the platform is another question, though one we expect to see answered relatively soon. But if we had to coin a ball park date — then we’d say early 2022 at the latest.
What’s included in the Kingdom Hearts saga?
So, what’s coming to Switch exactly? Well, let’s break it down. Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix being the first of the set, will include the first two games and their spin-off titles and lengthy cinematic tales. Secondly, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 will release as an individual title, which serves as the prologue to the third instalment. And then, of course, there’s Kingdom Hearts 3 + Re Mind, the most recent chapter in the saga.
As for the rhythm-based Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory which only released last October — you can download or purchase that today from most online retailers. So, having said that, it was really only a matter of time before Square Enix rolled out the complete picture for the Switch platform. And, sure enough, it’s arrived fashionably late, as per the Square norm. But it’s something to feast on, anyway.