Last October, Square Enix surprised us all by announcing that Kingdom Hearts – HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts III would be coming to Switch this year, though only via cloud streaming. Thankfully, the wait won’t be too much longer, as these three titles, as well as the Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece for Cloud bundle containing all of them, will launch with a release date of February 10, 2022.
Along with the release date announcement, Kingdom Hearts series preorders are already live on the Nintendo Switch eShop and will net you a 20% discount. Prices are as follows:
- Kingdom Hearts – HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix – $31.99 (normally $39.99)
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue – $39.99 (normally $49.99)
- Kingdom Hearts III – $39.99 (normally $49.99)
- Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece for Cloud – $71.99 (normally $89.99)
Though those prices may seem steep, I’m sure it took a lot of work trying to get these ported over. Further, it is worth considering the amount of content you’re getting for those prices. For example, Kingdom Hearts – HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix contains four full playable titles, averaging out to about $10 per game, and that’s not even including the cinematic content from the other two included titles. One other thing to consider is that Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece for Cloud sort of acts as a buy 2, get 1 free option, even at the discounted prices. If you’re planning on picking up any two of these at the same time, getting that bundle will give you access to that third title at no extra charge.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5, 2.8, III + Re Mind (DLC) as well as the all-in-one Integrum Masterpiece all launch on Nintendo Switch via cloud on February 10th!
Starting today you'll be able to try out free playable demos of 1.5+2.5, 2.8 and III, we hope you have fun playing! pic.twitter.com/LjrLCYsaPN
— KINGDOM HEARTS (@KINGDOMHEARTS) January 18, 2022
Of course, being cloud-based is a big turn off for a lot of people, and that’s perfectly understandable, especially since a solid internet connection will be required to play these. If you’re concerned with this aspect of the games, demos for the individual titles are also currently available on the eShop, allowing you to test them out for a limited amount of time before forking over that kind of cash. Even if you’re confident in your capability to run these, why not try it anyway? Saving is not enabled in these demos, however, so don’t expect to be able to pickup where you left off when you close it out or carry progress over to the full versions.
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