After many years, a bunch of Kingdom Hearts games will finally be available on PC – though the price may be a bit of a deterrent.
The Kingdom Hearts franchise has been a PlayStation and Nintendo thing for nearly two decades now and the chances of a PC release always seemed almost impossible.
Well it appears that good things come to those who wait because a select bunch of Kingdom Hearts games (i.e the main ones) are finally exiting the console sphere and branching out onto PCs.
In a new announcement from Epic Games, a handful of Kingdom Hearts games will be available exclusively on the Epic Games Store on Tuesday March 30th. Not sure how long this exclusivity window lasts for but one assumes it’ll be for a little while at the very least.
As for what games will be released, fans can look forward to playing three collections – Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts 3 + Re Mind – and the standalone rhythm game Kingdom Hearts Melody Of Memory.
For the uninitiated, Kingdom Hearts is notorious for being needlessly complicated in both its narrative and how all of the released games are bundled. So to help folks figure out what’s what, here’s a breakdown of what is in each of the collections coming to the Epic Games Store (via GamesRadar):
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
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- Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
- Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
- Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
- Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
- Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
- Kingdom Hearts X Back Cover (movie)
- Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage
Kingdom Hearts 3 + Re Mind
- Kingdom Hearts 3
- Kingdom Hearts 3 Re Mind DLC
Now this is all great for those who have been patiently waiting for the games to arrive on PC. But if you’re one of the many who already have the games on consoles, then it’s perhaps not worth your while to get these again on PC.
While it’s pretty cheap to get Kingdom Hearts games on consoles these days (it’s about $20-$30 on average), it’s going to cost a pretty penny for the PC ports.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix will cost $74.95 while Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts 3 + Re Mind is priced at $89.95 each. Melody Of Memory won’t be cheap either as it’s also $89.95.
Again, if you’re a fan who has been waiting years to play these games on PC then go nuts!
But if you’ve already got these games on consoles, then maybe save your money.