Kingdom Hearts makes PC debut

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Ryan Hall, Staffer

     Infamous for its complicated and winding narrative, Kingdom Hearts is a very unique series, blending both Final Fantasy and Disney into a fantastical world. 

     Kingdom Hearts is an Action-RPG series developed by Square Enix almost exclusively for Playstation systems. For the majority of its lifespan, Kingdom Hearts has told the narrative of the fight between the 7 Warriors of Light and 13 Seekers of Darkness for supremacy of the world.

     There have been 12 unique games released, not counting rereleased, HD ports, or remakes, with almost half of them being on Playstation systems. In early 2020, Square Enix announced that they would be releasing the majority of the series onto the Xbox One consoles. Sony, the creators of the Playstation consoles and Microsoft, the creators of the Xbox have been engaging in The Console War for several decades at this point, alongside Nintendo. These three developers release new consoles within close proximity of each other, seeing which release can create the most profit. Now, one of Sony’s exclusives is available on their competitor’s console. This was a major shake in the gaming world.

     On Feb. 11, 2021, it was revealed during the Epic Games showcase, that the Kingdom Hearts series would also be coming to PC, under four different listings. Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5, which contains 4 ports and 2 movies comprised of in game cutscenes, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, which contains a port of Dream Drop Distance, which had been exclusive on Nintendo’s 3DS, a new game Birth By Sleep 0.2: A Fragmentary Passage, giving a new perspective to the ending of the first Kingdom Hearts game, and a fully animated movie from the earliest point narratively in the series, as well as the two most recently released games, Kingdom Hearts III, and Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memories all listed at $60 each. According to Epic Games, all of these will be released at the same time on Mar. 30, 2021.