Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 and 2.8 are coming to Xbox One, many Final Fantasy titles added to Xbox Game Pass
During X019, Square Enix made several announcements regarding the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series.
Firstly, many Final Fantasy titles will join Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC starting sometime next year. This includes Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy XV.
Final Fantasy XIV was not included in the live stream announcement, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer reportedly stated to press at a pre-show event that the MMORPG is planned for release on Xbox One as well. He states in part, "While it's not in the news today, I wanted you to know, rest assured, that we will be bringing that game to Xbox. We have a great relationship with Yoshida-san, and we're working through what it means to bring a cross-platform MMO that they've run for years."
Along with all these Final Fantasy titles, Square Enix also made the official announcement that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be coming to Xbox One in 2020. This means every Kingdom Hearts console game will be available on the platform in some form.
Here's a breakdown of what comes in each Kingdom Hearts game:
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX
This is where the KINGDOM HEARTS saga began.
In KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX, KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories and KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX, you’ll follow Sora, Donald and Goofy as they explore Disney worlds, meet classic characters like Aladdin, Simba and Hercules and battle the Heartless - shadowy creatures born from the darkness in people’s Hearts.
KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep, takes you further back in time - to before Sora and the Heartless. You’ll play as Terra, Ventus and Aqua - three friends whose lives are torn apart by the machinations of the sinister Xehanort.
The collection also includes HD cinematics from KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days and KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Coded.
Here’s the full list:
- KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX
- KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories
- KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days (HD remastered cinematics)
- KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX
- KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX
- KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Three titles are included in the second compilation.
In KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD, Sora and Riku undergo their Mark of Mastery exam to improve their abilities as Keyblade users. The game introduced the Freeflow Movement system, that makes combat even more fluid.
KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2: Birth by Sleep - A fragmentary passage - focuses on Aqua following the events of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep. Created specifically for this collection, it leads directly into the events of KINGDOM HEARTS III.
Finally, KINGDOM HEARTS X Back Cover is a feature length movie that reveals more information about the fabled Keyblade masters - it’s a must watch for series fans.
Here’s the full list:
- KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD
- KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage –
- KINGDOM HEARTS X Back Cover (movie)