Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue For Xbox One Might Launch This Month

If the tweet is to be believed, the game may arrive in two weeks for Xbox players.


Xbox players eager for more Kingdom Hearts may be in luck, as a now-removed Microsoft Store listing suggested that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue may be headed to Xbox One in the next two weeks.

According to Twitter user Wario64, who has a record of reporting on industry news and deals, a Microsoft Store listing stated Kingdom Hearts 2.8 might launch on February 18. "Might" is the operative word here, as the link in Wario's tweet leads to an error page. And searching for the game on the Microsoft Store pulls no results. It's customary for release dates to go up on temporary store listings as placeholders, so the February date may be just that. Kingdom Hearts 3, its demo, and the recently-released Re:Mind DLC are all there, though.

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 might have one of the longest titles in franchise history, but it also fills in the gaps for players who missed some of the spin-offs that appeared on other platforms like mobile devices, the 3DS, and PSP. This collection includes a high-definition remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, an add-on to Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep titled A Fragmentary Passage, and the cinematic film Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover. All three experiences precede the events that take place in Kingdom Hearts 3.

If you're tired of collecting the Kingdom Hearts games individually or as part of separate collections like the Kingdom Hearts Collector's Pack: HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, Square Enix has announced a brand-new, all-encompassing compilation that includes 10 Kingdom Hearts titles. Called Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far, the collection packages seven games and three movies to give you the ultimate Kingdom Hearts experience. It retails for $50, is pre-orderable now at various retailers like Amazon and Best Buy, and launches on March 17.

We gave Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (phew!) a 7/10 in our review, saying, "It's a jumble that suffers somewhat for its lack of any real cohesion among its three parts, but at least two of those components are strong enough to warrant a return visit to the world that believably drops Final Fantasy and Disney characters into the same universe."

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