Boy, what a week its been for all you Kingdom Hearts fans! Yesterday morning, a Square Enix representative bounded onto the stage during Sony’s conference at the annual Tokyo Game Show, shouldered Atsushi Morita out of the way, and (during the stunned silence which followed) announced Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue.
Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue (which I won’t be abbreviating because a name like that deserves to be honoured within its entirety every time it’s mentioned) consists of a HD remaster of 3DS spin off title Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, a short film titled Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover and an exclusive “playable episode” that likes to be known as Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage.
I can hear all of you now, rubbing your legs at the thought of more hot Keyblade on Keyblade action, moistening your lips whilst contemplating which beloved Disney franchises will be invaded by moody teenagers and kids with frighteningly large shoes next. It’s an exciting series that has more spin off’s than I’ve had hot dinners (seven), and the thought of more new Kingdom Hearts content that isn’t a numbered sequel has no doubt got you all hot under your impractical Japanese collars.
Well, luckily for you, the week of exciting announcements isn’t over, as one of our contacts at Square Enix has this evening sent us a confidential document revealing the names and plot synopses of eight new Kingdom Hearts spin off titles that are set to be released on a variety of platforms over the next four years.