For the first time ever, the Kingdom Hearts series will be made available to PC users. Set to release on March 30, 2021, PC gamers will finally be able to experience almost every game in the beloved franchise, although the collection of games will only be released exclusively on the Epic Games Store.
This shocking news was revealed during the Epic Games’ Spring Showcase that took place a few days ago. There will be 4 games from the Square Enix and Disney crossover series that’s coming to PC, namely Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Kingdom Hearts 3 + Re Mind, and Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, which was the most recent title to be released.
Four games may not sound like a lot to those who aren’t familiar with Kingdom Hearts, but to long-time fans, this is already a massive treasure trove. For one thing, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 and Kingdom Hearts 2.8 already contain several mainline titles like Kingdom Hearts 2 and Birth by Sleep, which are also critically acclaimed.
#KingdomHearts is coming to PC via the Epic Games Store for the first time ever on March 30th!
Join Sora, Donald, Goofy and beloved Disney characters across 4 games, as they unite to battle against the darkness threatening all worlds.
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Then we have Kingdom Hearts 3 + Re Mind, which features the franchise’s latest mainline game along with a DLC that is jam-packed with content in itself. Lastly, even though it’s just a rhythm game spin-off, Melody of Memory is a recent title that’s still worth having in any fan’s library of games.
Released last November, Melody of Memory features some of the most iconic soundtracks from the entire Kingdom Hearts series by composer Yoko Shimomura. When combined, these four games already contain most of the series’ storyline so far, which makes it a great refresher for dedicated fans waiting for the next major release, or an easy way for new fans to dive into the franchise.
The collection may not include the mobile title Union X [Cross] as well as a bunch of other spin-offs, but as a whole, these 4 games are already pretty solid titles to try out while still containing the series’ essentials. According to its designated page on the Epic Games Store website, all of the titles will cost $59.99, except for the $49.99 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.
Undeniably, these are significantly more expensive than the PlayStation and Xbox releases, which constantly receive discounts and price drops. For instance, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One pricing for Kingdom Hearts All-in-One Package is often at $29.99.
This offer already includes all the previous games, but without Melody of Memory and the Re Mind DLC. So, expect that buying this collection of games for the PC will significantly hurt one’s wallet or even savings. While this announcement is undeniably exciting, it can also be disheartening, especially for many who don’t have the extra funds to spare.
The fact that Kingdom Hearts is finally coming to PC for the first time is wonderful news, especially since it gives interested players who don’t have supported consoles the chance to experience the highly beloved action-RPG series.
On the other hand, its exclusivity to the Epic Games Store may put off some potential and returning fans, as some have preferences when it comes to launchers. Plus, there’s the fact that the games are quite pricey. That being said, those who are willing to fork over money for this collection will surely enjoy what Kingdom Hearts has to offer.