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Freya
09-15-2015, 01:27 PM
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Yes, we're still not quite to Kingdom Hearts 3 yet. Square Enix revealed that Kingdom Hearts 2.8 is in development. What is Kingdom Hearts 2.8, you ask? Well just a few years ago, the most recent Kingdom Hearts was released for 3DS, Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance. Kingdom Hearts 2.8 will be the HD version of Dream Drop on the Playstation 4. It's not only an HD remaster this time, we've got some brand new content as well!

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 will also feature a brand new playable episode called Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage –. This new Birth by Sleep episode will feature Aqua and will take place after the original Birth by Sleep has ended. This new episode will connect the stories to Kingdom Hearts 3

On top of that, there will be a new movie for Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] Back Cover. This will tell the story of the Foretellers, which will connect earlier parts of the series history, and will be featured in the upcoming mobile game Kingdom Hearts Unchainedχ[chi].

So you'll be getting an HD Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, a new Birth by Sleep episode, and a movie to recap Kingdom Hearts Unchainedχ[chi]. That's a lot to swallow!

Of course, they can't announce just anything and not give you a taste of what the new remaster looks like! They also released some beautiful screenshots today. Take a look!


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Will you be getting Kingdom Hearts 2.8? Are you excited for a new entry into the Birth by Sleep saga? Did you even know they were going to release anything else before 3?

EDIT: A trailer has been released as well!

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Formalhaut
09-15-2015, 01:49 PM
Jesus, is there going to be a 2.9 next?

Fynn
09-15-2015, 01:59 PM
:omgomg:

Now just give us 1.5 and 2.5 on the PS4 and we're good to go!

And Formy, don't worry - 3D leads directly into III, so there shouldn't be a 2.9 ;)

Fox
09-15-2015, 02:04 PM
What the f...

Well, I'm happy to be getting more Aqua at least. But this is not helping with the unholy mess that is the Kingdom Hearts game library. I mean, the fact that "Kingdom Hearts II.8" includes within it a game called "Kingdom Hearts 0.2 something something" is just taking the smurf.

Freya
09-15-2015, 02:18 PM
Jesus, is there going to be a 2.9 next?

ACTUALLY 2.9 was temporarily listed on their schedule at E3 this past year. (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2015/09/kingdom-hearts-2-9-for-ps3-and-ps4-might-possibly-be-a-thing/)http://i.imgur.com/lidWl16.jpg

Fox
09-15-2015, 03:04 PM
Jesus, is there going to be a 2.9 next?

ACTUALLY 2.9 was temporarily listed on their schedule at E3 this past year. (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2015/09/kingdom-hearts-2-9-for-ps3-and-ps4-might-possibly-be-a-thing/) haha

2015 - 2.8
2016 - 2.9

2017 - 2.91

****!!!

Freya
09-15-2015, 03:24 PM
I'm pretty convinced that it probably was changed from 2.9 to 2.8 for some.. strange... reason.

Fynn
09-15-2015, 05:10 PM
Is it just me, or does it look like the Aqua chapter is done in the new graphics engine?

Freya
09-15-2015, 05:11 PM
Well, it is entirely brand new! So probably! It looks reallllllly pretty though. If htat's the new engine, oh boy!

Fynn
09-15-2015, 05:26 PM
Yeah, it does look like the KHIII gameplay!


Oh man, I wanna play as Aqua again so bad >< Her and Riku are like the best thing about KH!

Depression Moon
09-16-2015, 12:24 AM
Aqua looking crisp in this, but I'll pass on it since the only thing of remote interest to me is Kingdom Hearts DDD.

Hollycat
09-16-2015, 05:27 AM
I'm hoping the 2.9 turns out to be a compilation of all the games, but whatever~ Hooray for more Aqua!

Pheesh
09-16-2015, 05:55 AM
I think I'll hold off on this because I'm 80% sure that all of these are going to be re-released on PS4 and I'd like to play them in the correct order before KH3 comes out.

Fynn
09-16-2015, 06:46 AM
I think I'll hold off on this because I'm 80% sure that all of these are going to be re-released on PS4 and I'd like to play them in the correct order before KH3 comes out.

But 2.8 is announced for PS4. Unless you mean the other two HD remixes? Cause yeah, I want those too.

Pheesh
09-16-2015, 11:31 AM
I think I'll hold off on this because I'm 80% sure that all of these are going to be re-released on PS4 and I'd like to play them in the correct order before KH3 comes out.

But 2.8 is announced for PS4. Unless you mean the other two HD remixes? Cause yeah, I want those too.

I said "these", not "this", so yeah, I was referring to the previous remixes.

Fynn
09-16-2015, 01:31 PM
Ah, okay. I understood "these" as Dream Drop Distance, 0.2 Birth by Sleep and χ Back Cover, hence my confusion ;)

Still, yeaH, it'd be awesome if they released a bundle of all the HD remixes for the PS4 before KHIII comes out.

Del Murder
09-16-2015, 09:56 PM
2.8 + 0.2 = 3.0

My guess is that's what the numbers mean and this is definitely the last KH release before KH3.

I love me some BBS and Aqua is a strong character but I wasn't too thrilled with 3D and that extra episode probably isn't worth the purchahse.

Fynn
09-16-2015, 10:02 PM
3D was awesome :colbert:

DMKA
09-17-2015, 12:58 AM
I'm thrilled. I always wanted to play 3D but couldn't bring myself to buy a 3DS.

The only bad thing about this is that it's pretty much confirmation that the earliest KH3 will come out is 2017.

Fynn
09-17-2015, 06:51 AM
Yeah, well, with FFXV coming out in 2016, did we really expect an earlier date? 2017 isn't too far off either ;)

Pete for President
09-17-2015, 07:41 AM
Haha, good effort keeping things complicated.

Shauna
09-17-2015, 11:14 AM
I am mixed between cool feelings and why are you doing this.

fat_moogle
09-17-2015, 10:57 PM
I think I'll hold off on this because I'm 80% sure that all of these are going to be re-released on PS4 and I'd like to play them in the correct order before KH3 comes out.
I've only ever played the first two games and even then I don't remember completing either of them. If I do decide to give this series another shot then I'd want to play in chronological order. Where does Birth by Sleep and Dream Drop Distance sit in regards to the chronological order of this franchise?

Fynn
09-17-2015, 11:15 PM
BBS is the earliest, unless you count χ which isn't out yet, DDD is the last.

But honestly? Just like with the Narnia books, it's the easiest to understand if you play them in the order they released rather than using the in-game chronology. A prequel is a prequel for a reason - even though it takes place in the past, it should be played after because it relies on your knowledge of the previous entries.

So, the ideal order to play the games is thus:

KHI > Chain of Memories > KHII > 358/2 Days/Birth by Sleep/Re: coded* > Dream Drop Distance > Unchained χ** > Birth by Sleep 0.2**


*these three were developed and released about the same time, so you can play them in any order and still understand what's going on, though I'd recommend going with the order I listed
**not yet released in the West; the former is coming out as a mobile title soon, while the latter is part of this here HD remaster (which also includes scenes from χ, or some scenes about how χ connects to the rest, not really sure yet)

Scotty_ffgamer
09-17-2015, 11:38 PM
Yeah, is agree that it really wouldn't be good to play chronologically on a pretty much first play through of the series. It's a lot of fun to do on a future play through though.

Freya
09-18-2015, 12:52 AM
Yeah just get 1.5 and 2.5 (and then 2.8 when it's out) just play them in order they are in on the discs lol and you should be good!

fat_moogle
09-18-2015, 01:34 AM
It's decided then! I'll play it in the order that Fynn suggested.

All I need now is to set my PS3 up again and buy 1.5 and 2.5 but I don't have a TV in my bedroom at the moment ;_;

Pheesh
09-18-2015, 04:18 AM
I'm looking forward to a chronological play through if and when they get their ps4 release, but I agree that for a first time you should definitely play them in release order. Man, I want to go back and relive my first play through of KH1 and 2 again T_T

Randy
09-18-2015, 05:32 AM
Meh, worst of the mainline Kingdom Hearts games. Couldn't be doing with the constant switching between characters. Terrible idea!

Fynn
09-18-2015, 07:07 AM
Speak for yourself. I loved that!

Randy
09-24-2015, 12:04 PM
Really? You liked doing every scenario twice, with minor variations, in alternate chunks that you couldn't control the timing of....?

Fynn
09-24-2015, 12:37 PM
I liked switching between my two character builds and managing my time and strategy accordingly to the timer.