Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far is The Easiest Way To Get Caught Up on the Series Before Kingdom Hearts 3

Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far is The Easiest Way To Get Caught Up on the Series Before Kingdom Hearts 3

A new collection combines past Kingdom Hearts games in a convenient package.

After years of waiting, Kingdom Hearts 3 is finally coming out early next year. If you haven't played a Kigndom Hearts game before, possibly because the series is honestly a little intimidating, then Square Enix and Disney have the perfect collection for you. It's called Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far, and it includes basically every game in the franchise in a single package for PS4.

Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far includes PS4 versions of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX as well as Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. Here's the breakdown of both editions included in The Story So Far.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX

  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD Remastered Cinematics}
  • Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts ReCoded (HD Remastered Cinematics)

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage –
  • Kingdom Hearts X Back Cover (Movie)
The Story So Far box art.

Not everything included in The Story So Far are games. Some, like 358/2 Days and ReCoded are remastered versions of the cinematics from the title with added scenes. Other like A Fragmentary Passage or Back Cover are movies and other story additions.

The collection will let players catch up on the wonderfully byzantine story ahead of the release of Kingdom Hearts 3 on January 29, 2019 for both PS4 and Xbox One. Kingdom Hearts 3 includes new Disney worlds for recent films like Big Hero 6 and Frozen. Meanwhile actors from both the Disney films and past Kingdom Hearts games will reprise their iconic roles for Kingdom Hearts 3.

Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far is available for pre-order now on October 30 for $39.99. For more, check out our Kingdom Hearts 3 guide for trailers, previews, news, and everything we know about the upcoming Square Enix Disney crossover.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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