Following the announcement of an upcoming Kingdom Hearts title for the PlayStation 4, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue releasing in 2016, Square Enix Japan have issued a press release describing each title included in the collection. These summaries describe how each title ties into previous games in the series, as well as how they will tie into Kingdom Hearts III and the future of the series as a whole.
Translations of these can be read below, provided by News Team member soraspromise:
The Square Enix company ( Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo , President: Yosuke Matsuda ) has decided that KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be released for the Playstation 4. This special bundle has three works, including a brand new title that ties directly into Kingdom Hearts III.
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
An HD remastered version of Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] which was released in 2012. In order to prepare for the oncoming threat, the heroes Sora and Riku undergo exams to become Keyblade Masters. To acquire a new power, they must unlock the 7 sleeping keyholes by returning again…
This game showcases the evolution of action that has taken place in the series, and the battlefields have a nice tempo to run around in. In the realm of sleep, there are apparitions called Dream Eaters who become your companions for combat. There is also a system where you can enjoy feeding and playing with them.
Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (Video Content)
This new, recorded HD work is a reflection to the tale of the mysterious Foretellers found in Kingdom Hearts χ for the PC browser and Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ for smart phones. This is an important short story that will expand on the future of the Kingdom Hearts series.
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep –A Fragmentary Passage-
A completely new work that picks up where Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep (2011) leaves off and ties into Kingdom Hearts III, with Aqua as the playable character.
Immediately after Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, as Sora is preparing for the final battle that awaits, King Mickey reveals that he has a few secrets to confess. The subsequent story of Aqua, the one left behind in the realm of darkness, is finally told.
Square Enix also released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue today, as well as various HD screenshots. All of these can be seen in the announcement article, here.