Last October, Nintendo revealed that Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix were coming to Switch. If you’ve been holding your breath waiting to enjoy Sora’s adventures on the go, mark February 10th as a date you can do so.
It’s important to stress that these are cloud versions, which means you can only stream them over the internet. These games will not be available as traditional physical or digital releases. If you’re not sure if your internet connection is up to the task, demos of each title are available now for free.
If this will be your first foray into the Kingdom Hearts series, figuring out the differences between these confusingly named series can be a headache. Below is a simple breakdown of what is required for each of them. To follow the series from start to finish, you’ll need to play the collection/game in the following order:
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
- kingdom hearts final remix
- Kingdom Hearts Re: Chains of Memories
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days (cutscenes only)
- Kingdom Hearts II Final Remix
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
- Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (cutscenes only)
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
- kingdom hearts dream drop distance
- Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (Film)
- Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Born in a Dream – Fragments
Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind
- Kingdom Hearts III and its aftermath Re Mind DLC includes
As an added bonus, those who purchase Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind individually or as part of a bundle will receive an exclusive Advent Red Keyblade to use in that game.
2022 marks the 20th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts and Square has committed to celebrating with a special event on April 10. During this Kingdom Hearts 20th anniversary event, there will be a mini concert, chat and Q&A with the development team behind the series, an exhibition and “more”. A video version will be available after the event.
For more information on these games, follow the links to read our reviews of Kingdom Hearts III, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix, and Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix.