Written by. Ryuki Ishii based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-01-18 15:45 JST)
Square Enix has announced the release date of KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX CLOUD VERSION, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue CLOUD VERSION, KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC) CLOUD VERSION, and an all-in-one collection, KINGDOM HEARTS INTEGRUM MASTERPIECE for Cloud.
They are all coming out on February 10 for the Nintendo Switch. Below is the list of content included in each collection:
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX CLOUD VERSION ($39.99 with a launch discount of 20%)
-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 CLOUD VERSION ($49.99 with a launch discount of 20%)
–KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD
–KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-
–KINGDOM HEARTS χ Back Cover (movie)
KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC) CLOUD VERSION ($49.99 with a launch discount of 20%)
–KINGDOM HEARTS III
–Re Mind (DLC)
KINGDOM HEARTS INTEGRUM MASTERPIECE for Cloud ($89.99 with a launch discount of 20%)
-All content listed above
With these new editions, you’ll be able to play the Kingdom Hearts series on the Nintendo Switch via cloud streaming if you have a stable internet connection. Kingdom Hearts series producer Ichiro Hazama told Nintendo Life last October that “Bringing these titles to Nintendo Switch proved to be quite difficult for various reasons, including the storage capacity of the hardware.” Hazama followed that up by saying, “We believe that the Cloud version is currently the best way to deliver the Kingdom Hearts series to Nintendo Switch players.”
Some users might be worried if the games can be played comfortably on their internet connection or not. If that’s the case, you can test them out first by playing the free demos that are currently available. In the demo version, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX CLOUD VERSION can be played for up to 15 minutes, and KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue CLOUD VERSION and KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC) CLOUD VERSION can be played for up to 10 minutes, twice.
The series’ 20th-anniversary website has opened in conjunction with the release date announcement. A variety of campaigns are scheduled, including an on-site anniversary event taking place on April 10 in Tokyo. An archived video of the event will be made available at a later date.