• New Kingdom Hearts announced. Kingdom Hearts 2.8


    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!



    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?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Kingdom Hearts announced. Kingdom Hearts 2.8 started by Freya View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. Formalhaut's Avatar
      Formalhaut -
      Jesus, is there going to be a 2.9 next?
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -


      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
    1. Fox's Avatar
      Fox -
      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.
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      Quote Originally Posted by Formalhaut View Post
      Jesus, is there going to be a 2.9 next?
      ACTUALLY 2.9 was temporarily listed on their schedule at E3 this past year.haha
    1. Fox's Avatar
      Fox -
      Quote Originally Posted by Freya View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Formalhaut View Post
      Jesus, is there going to be a 2.9 next?
      ACTUALLY 2.9 was temporarily listed on their schedule at E3 this past year. haha
      2015 - 2.8
      2016 - 2.9

      2017 - 2.91

      ****!!!
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      I'm pretty convinced that it probably was changed from 2.9 to 2.8 for some.. strange... reason.
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -
      Is it just me, or does it look like the Aqua chapter is done in the new graphics engine?
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      Well, it is entirely brand new! So probably! It looks reallllllly pretty though. If htat's the new engine, oh boy!
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -
      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!
    1. Depression Moon's Avatar
      Depression Moon -
      Aqua looking crisp in this, but I'll pass on it since the only thing of remote interest to me is Kingdom Hearts DDD.
    1. Hollycat's Avatar
      Hollycat -
      I'm hoping the 2.9 turns out to be a compilation of all the games, but whatever~ Hooray for more Aqua!
    1. Pheesh's Avatar
      Pheesh -
      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.
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pheesh View Post
      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.
    1. Pheesh's Avatar
      Pheesh -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Pheesh View Post
      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.
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -
      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.
    1. Del Murder's Avatar
      Del Murder -
      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.
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -
      3D was awesome
    1. DMKA's Avatar
      DMKA -
      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.
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -
      Yeah, well, with FFXV coming out in 2016, did we really expect an earlier date? 2017 isn't too far off either
    1. Pete for President's Avatar
      Pete for President -
      Haha, good effort keeping things complicated.
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