Early this morning Square-Enix released the newest trailer for Kingdom Hearts 2.8. For a little refresher, the newest anthology will bring us Kingdom Hearts: Dream, Drop Distance (3D), Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep A Fragmentary Passage, and Kingdom Hearts X Back Cover to the PS4.
Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance was first released on the 3DS in 2012. The game is the most recent Kingdom Hearts game in the series (outside of Kingdom Hearts Unchained X for mobile devices). It develops the main Kingdom Hearts story line quite a bit, arguably close to a numbered title in the way Birth By Sleep did. If you haven’t yet gotten a chance to play this one, it’s definitely worth your time.
Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth By Sleep, A Fragmentary Passage is a mouthful to say the least. But Square-Enix sure does love adding additional titles – almost unnecessarily. For those of you keeping track, Kingdom Hearts 1 is Sora’s original story while Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep is really Kingdom Hearts 0, taking place 10 years before. Since this story takes place immediately after Birth By Sleep it gains the 0.2 title. Not very many games have been given a numbered title so this should be an important piece to the Kingdom Hearts storyline.
We’ve been told to think of this as a demo of sorts for Kingdom Hearts 3. It’ll be the first chance we’ll be able to explore what the Kingdom Shader and other advancements on our current generation consoles.
Kingdom Hearts X: Back Cover has been rumored to be an hour long episode detailing the events of the mobile game. We’re fairly certain this film will be much more detailed than the mobile version and will shed light on the events leading up to the Keyblade War. The detail looks incredible for a Kingdom Hearts game. I can smell the popcorn already.
We currently have no information on whether we’ll get a complete collection on PS4 any time soon. We’re also still in the dark on cost for what is probably the final anthology of games before Kingdom Hearts 3. Should we see a final collection, it’d most likely be a full release of each game for PS4. But I wouldn’t expect that by the end of the year – Square-Enix likes to stagger releases.
Kingdom Hearts 2.8 is coming to PS4 in December of this year – worldwide.
Watch the latest trailer below: