Kingdom Hearts has been a franchise that has both captivated - and confused - gamers since its initial release back in 2002. Now, 19 years later, the series has come to PC, exclusively on the Epic Games Store.
Blending the worlds of Disney and Square Enix's Final Fantasy franchise, the zipper-clad protagonist Sora and friends are steaming on to PC, releasing on the Epic Games Store today. Originally released on the PlayStation 2 in 2002, the Kingdom Hearts series has seen multiple games across different consoles, such as mobile, DS and even making its way to Xbox One with the launch of Kingdom Hearts III a few years back.
Now with the move to PC the full collection of Kingdom Hearts games has hit the Epic Store, though it's not going to be cheap to fight the Darkness with Donald and Goofy by your side.
The Kingdom Hearts team celebratde 19 years earlier this week with a tweet, thanking fans along the journey.
19 years ago today the very first #KingdomHearts game launched and we’d like to say thank you to all of you – our friends, for being our power and joining us for every adventure along the way ?? pic.twitter.com/IL09FUDeb7— KINGDOM HEARTS (@KINGDOMHEARTS) March 28, 2021
While the console versions have a nice tidy bundle version complete with every game in the franchise for $99, which includes Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and Kingdom Hearts III, the PC versions are sold separately for around $50-$60 each. This means to get the full collection you'll be shelling out over $200. Here's the pricing breakdown:
- KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX - $49.99
- KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.9 Final Chapter Prologue - $59.99
- KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind - $59.99
- KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory - $59.99
If you've never played Kingdom Hearts and are looking to try out the iconic series, now isn't a bad time, just hopefully we'll see a bundle to give some price parity with the console versions here soon.
Kingdom Hearts sees Sora, after a Hikaru Utada-fueled cutscene, tabbed to help save the Seven Princesses of Hearts. Along the way he'll team up with Donald and Goofy of Disney-fame as they travel to the worlds of Disney's movies and franchises to try to find his two friends, Riku and Kairi, who were separated from him when their home, the Destiny Islands, is consumed by the darkness.