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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8
Final Chapter Prologue
The logo of Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue
キングダムハーツ HD 2.8 ファイナルチャプタープロローグ
Kingudamu Hātsu HD 2.8 Fainaru Chaputā Purorōgu
Developer(s) Square Enix
Publisher(s) Square Enix
Release date(s) Playstation 4:
Japan January 12, 2017
Flag of the United States.png/Flag of Canada.png January 24, 2017
Europe/Flag of Australia.png January 24, 2017
Xbox One:
Japan February 18, 2020
United States/Canada February 18, 2020
Europe/Australia February 18, 2020
PC:fade in/out from Hollow Bastion
Japan March 30, 2021
United States/Canada March 30, 2021
Europe/Australia March 30, 2021
Nintendo Switch:fade in/out from Hollow Bastion
Japan TBA
United States/Canada TBA
Europe/Australia TBA
Genre Console action role-playing game
Game modes Single player
Ratings ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 12+
Platform(s) PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Personal computer
Nintendo Switch

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, stylized as Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue, is a compilation of three Kingdom Hearts titles set as a follow-up to Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. The titles feature HD graphics, and are composed of a remastered version of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, an immediate sequel to Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, and an animated side-story to Kingdom Hearts χ.[1] The game was released in Japan on January 12, 2017,[2][?] and was released worldwide on January 24, 2017 for the PlayStation 4[3][?], Febuary 18, 2020 for the Xbox One,[4], PC via the Epic Games Store on March 30, 2021[5], and the cloud version announced for the Nintendo Switch.[6]

The PS4 version was later re-released in North America as part of a combo pack known as Kingdom Hearts The Story So Far alongside the PS4 version of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.

Content[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD is an upgraded version of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance that features an overhauled battle system and improved graphics.[7] Reality Shift and Flick Rush are now able to be performed through the PlayStation 4 controller, and new Dream Eaters have been added, such as Catanuki.[8][9]

Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- tells the story of Aqua's journey in the Realm of Darkness leading into Kingdom Hearts III.[1] Rendered entirely in Unreal Engine 4 and Kingdom Shader,[citation needed] it lasts as long as it takes to venture through a single world in a main-series game.[7]

Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover[edit]

Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover is an 80-minute [10][?] movie rendered entirely in Unreal Engine 4 and it utilizes the Kingdom Shader used in Kingdom Hearts III.[citation needed] It tells the story of Kingdom Hearts χ from the foretellers' perspective.[7]

Xbox One release[edit]

  • The Disney Interactive Studios logo was replaced with the Disney logo.
  • The Unreal Engine 4 logo was replaced with the Unreal Engine logo.
  • There is an option to change profiles by pressing the X button in the game selection screen.
  • The Streaming Restrictions guideline is now called "Before You Stream...".
  • Extras is replaced with Screen Options which adjusts the screen.

PC release[edit]

  • The ESC key brings up a menu which contains options for Graphics, Framerate, Before you Stream, and to exit to Desktop.

Trivia[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 insert containing an original release date.
  • An insert for Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue was included in releases of Final Fantasy XV. However, some of the inserts included the initial December 2016 release date that was delayed.

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