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  1. NOTE: Thank you very much to Square Enix for providing KH13 with these PC codes. That has not affected our opinions and advisories in this piece, however. Orpheus Joshua The Kingdom Hearts series making its way to PC is a massive step up for accessibility for prospective fans. The first and definitely most worthwhile purchase any interested party should make is Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX. This compilation includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, (HD Cinematics) Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re: coded. (HD Cinematics) Each of these ports is qualitative and performs quite well. There are full screen, windowed, and borderless full-screen modes alongside a slew of other display features. 30, 60, 120, and Unlocked frame rate options are available with a refresh rate option accompanying those. Brightness adjustments and colorblind filters are available as well. The menu for the colorblind filters is a bit odd since it features a screenshot from the Japanese version of the title, but that's just a minor nitpick. Sound sliders for the master volume, background music, sound effects, and voices are available too, which is a first for the series. Regarding controller inputs, PlayStation, Xbox, Keyboard, and Switch Pro Controllers all seamlessly work without issue. Buttons can also be re-calibrated, providing further individual player agency in how one chooses to play. As you can see, there is a significant amount of added quality of life features to these PC versions of the titles, which makes them both excellent entry points for new players and compelling reasons for revisiting for veteran fans. There are some issues to be wary of regarding the titles, though. There are seemingly random crashes in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix. I personally experienced crashes in all of the aforementioned titles minus Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories. Still, I have both seen and talked to individuals who have dealt with crashes in Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories as well. These crashes seemed to be random, as the ones I experienced occurred just as I was standing still or walking around. Thankfully the severity and frequency of them are nowhere near the level of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix's infamous save crashing during its initial play state on PlayStation 4. However, they are still worth being wary of. There are also some new issues the community is finding as we speak too, so once again, keep the potential of encountering problematic occurrences in mind. If you choose to purchase this title, be sure to save often to supplement any loss of progress you may find yourself facing. Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix seems to be the most contentious of the ports as there are reports of some players crashing more frequently here than in the other titles. Speaking from individual experience, I dealt with a total of 4 crashes during my time playing Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, 2 crashes in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, and 1 crash in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix. There is not much to say regarding the HD Cinematics of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts Re: coded. Still, it is worth mentioning that the entirety of the Chapters across both titles and Roxas' Diary in the former title are fully available for viewing from the start. The free update scene for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is also present, for those wondering. Curiously though, the Characters section of Kingdom Hearts Re: coded is unlocked and naturally updated from viewing the cinematics, which is a bizarre choice when accompanied by everything else being initially unlocked. Lastly, it seems that it is not possible to alter the voice acting of any of these games to Japanese despite that being an advertised feature. While one can alter the game's language entirely from the Epic Game Store settings menu, that also changes the language of the text itself, and it also seemingly doesn't alter the dubbed language for some players. This is by far one of the oddest exclusions, erroneous or not since this feature is listed on the store page of the title. Of the 4 Kingdom Hearts PC releases, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX is certainly one of the most worthwhile purchases a customer can make. While some technical issues need sorting out, the ports are all relatively reliable and consistent in performance. The added PC optimizations and several other features make these arguably the definitive way to experience these titles, doubly so once their issues get ironed out. Orpheus Joshua There is not much to say regarding Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. This collection contains the least bang for your buck as it only includes Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD, Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep ~A fragmentary passage~ and Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] Back Cover. Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD and the other titles in this collection have the same PC optimization options that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX had, and its performance is smooth and up to snuff. If you want more details on what is included, read our section on the prior collection above, but expect the same general level of quality and performance that the former titles have. Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep ~A fragmentary passage~ is a graphical step up from the past titles and requires a beefier set up to run comfortably. Oddly enough, though, its optimization options for display are identical to the prior titles. This is a bit strange given the higher tier of graphical fidelity this title offers, so one would expect more options, perhaps akin to what Kingdom Hearts III's PC port provides. Regardless, however, this title runs beautifully. This is a far cry from the stuttery performance back on PlayStation 4, and it does this title more than enough justice. I have a relatively modest PC, and this title ran smoothly with little to no slowdown whatsoever. I did not experience crashes or any noticeable bugs during my experiences in either of these 2 titles, and I have not seen any reports of this occurring with other players. Still, best to be cautious and save whenever possible. Lastly, as for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] Back Cover, there is literally nothing unique or noteworthy to comment on. While it likely does look better compared to its console counterparts, the experience is still the same. Additionally, just like Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX, there is no option to change to Japanese audio for any of these titles. This is an advertised feature listed on the store page, so its exclusion is incredibly bizarre. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is arguably the package with the least incentive to purchase, even with the PC enhancements. Aside from the noticeable performance upgrades for Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep ~A fragmentary passage~, there is little reason to buy this collection, especially given its unnecessarily high price tag. One should wait for a considerable sale before potentially picking up this product. WakelessDream Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC has finally arrived on PC alongside the rest of the Kingdom Hearts series through the Epic Games Store. The port offers many of the same features present in the PC ports of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory with an added graphics settings menu. The PC specific settings menu allows for adjustments to be made to the game's languages, display settings, graphics, sounds, and gamepad and keyboard customizations. The game supports both Japanese and English voices/audio and allows for the player to also choose between eight different languages for the text, including but not limited to Japanese and English. As with the other HD collections now available for PC, Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC also offers options to adjust the frame rates between 30, 60, 120, and Unlocked, preset graphic settings ranging from Low to Max or Custom, colorblind filters, and a range of sound settings for adjusting volume, background music, sound effects, and voices. Additionally, the game supports PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch Pro, and Keyboard controls. I started my playthrough using keyboard and mouse controls but found it awkward to lock on to enemies. As someone who has played most of the series on the PlayStation 4, I found myself gravitating back to using my PlayStation 4 controller quickly. Needless to say, however, the game provides for a wide assortment of customizations to accommodate a variety of player preferences and play styles. Two notable perks players will receive for purchasing the Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC through the Epic Games Store are a three-month subscription to Disney+(for select countries only) and the exclusive Elemental Encoder Keyblade. Perhaps the more curious of the two is the Elemental Encoder Keyblade, which is similar in appearance to King Mickey's Star Cluster Keyblade, with a metallic silver and black palette swap. The Keyblade allows for a form change that is a variation of Sora's Second Form, "Second Form E." Additionally, it comes with two abilities, Lucky Strike and Magic Roulette. Because this Keyblade is available from the get-go, I found it coming in handy personally for early on in the game. Specifically, after filling up the command gauges, Magic Roulette grants the player the ability to cast a random Grand Magic spell which is a more powerful tier of magic you normally wouldn't receive until progressing later into the game. Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC is very well optimized for PC. As with Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep ~A Fragmentary Passage~, the better your setup, the better you'll be able to enjoy the game at its full potential. I was pleasantly surprised to see how seamlessly movement was both in cutscenes and gameplay. Magic spells and Attraction Flows glow with color, environments look more vibrant, shadows, reflections and textures appear more prominent. Upon its initial release on console, the game was already visually stunning. Small enhancements such as the lighting and level of overall detail on the PC port go a long way to making this stunning game look even more spectacular. For the most part, the game runs very smoothly, and much to my delight I was having a difficult time finding topics to complain about. I did however encounter a noticeable drop in the frame rate during the final battle against all three Titans, but it was nothing super disruptive. Perhaps this is just due to the scale of that particular boss battle. Fortunately, I did not experience any of the random crashes reported in the other titles' PC ports. However, it is worth noting that there are reports from the community regarding a bug pertaining to receiving the Proof of Times Past, which then prevents players from obtaining the Oblivion Keyblade. I have not reached this point in my playthrough, so I have yet to confirm it myself. Hopefully such issues will be addressed in future updates. Whether you're someone trying Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC for the first time or a fan of the series wanting to experience the title on PC, Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC is sure to provide players with a smooth, crisp, and clean experience. Orpheus Joshua Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory includes a noticeable amount of options not present in its initial release. There is an option for Japanese audio, just like Kingdom Hearts III. Options for resolution, frame rate, and anti-aliasing are also present alongside some more unexpected features such as movie opacity alteration and staff transparency for the tracks. There are notable problems with this port, however. Firstly, the online mode functionality is still as barebones as it was on consoles and still does not allow private matches between players online. For those who were desiring this mode to be fixed for this release, I sympathize greatly. Additionally, perhaps the most grievous of any of the issues present in all of the PC ports thus far is that both the Dualsense and Nintendo Switch Pro controllers do not work with this port. I am personally unsure if Xbox controllers work, but having 2 modern controllers not currently compatible is already a massive detriment. The only control methodology that worked in my experience, aside from the keyboard, was the Dualshock 4. This is a vital problem that will hopefully be patched as soon as possible. The port functions well aside from those critical faults, thankfully. For those who have not experienced Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory yet, though, or desired a platform where you could use whatever controller you desired, you are certainly better off waiting for a patch and a sale, as the title's base price is quite steep. At the end of the day, the two purchases Wakeless and I recommend any fan making are of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC. While this collection has crashing concerns, and the latter has some glitches of its own, their issues are relatively minor in the grand scope of enjoyability. As long as one frequently saves, their experiences should not be hindered too greatly. Additionally, the port of Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC is fantastic, and is by leaps and bounds the definitive medium to play through this title for any whose PC can optimally run it. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX has the most bang for your buck, as it contains a considerable amount of content for a worthwhile price. However, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is difficult to justify a purchase of due to its unnecessarily high price tag, and Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory has its slew of controller related issues and untouched online implementation. We only advise purchasing these two titles if they are on sale, if Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory's controller related faults get patched if it actively affects your playstyle, or if one has not yet experienced their contents at all. Orpheus Joshua's Specs: Processor: Intel Core i5-9400F CPU @2.90GHz Graphics Card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Installed Ram: 8.00 GB WakelessDream's Specs: Processor: 3.8GHz 12-core AMD Ryzen 3900x Graphics Card: 24GB NVIDIA Titan RTX Installed Ram: 64GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3600MHz View full article
  2. Square Enix has announced that a carry-on bag themed around Kingdom Hearts III is available for pre-order via their Japanese digital storefront for ¥18,480 (roughly $158.95). Additionally, it is currently stated to ship on July 30, 2022. Adorned with countless symbols representative of the series, this bag is certainly appealing for those desiring more low-key merchandise. Further, it is being advertised as an extension to the celebratory 20th anniversary suitcases. You can view the official images of this upcoming Kingdom Hearts III Carry-On Bag via our gallery below: We will update this article once the product is available for pre-order via other storefronts. The product is also available to pre-order via digital retailer AmiAmi for a discounted price of ¥17,550 ahead of its July 2022 release. UPDATE (4/28/2022) The product is now available for pre-order via Square Enix North America for $179.99 ahead of a provided November 2022 release window.
  3. Following the onslaught of Kingdom Hearts 20th anniversary news, Square Enix announced new upcoming Play Arts Kai figures of Sora, Kairi and Riku. Riku’s Deluxe figure comes with “two face options, including a smiling face and a battle face, the Keyblade Way to the Dawn, and the broken Way to the Dawn.” Additionally, Sora’s Deluxe figure has “two extra face parts, one with a smiling face and the other with a battle face, as well as the Shooting Star and Ultima Weapon Keyblades.” You can view each figure via our gallery below, alongside their respective Square Enix Japan store pages. NOTE: Square Enix North American, European, AmiAmi, and Aitai Kuji store links are listed at the bottom of this article. Each figure on the North American store front possesses a September 2023 release window. The European store pages provide no estimated release times. Sora Play Arts Kai Version 2 (¥19,580) & DX (¥21,780) - May 27th, 2023 shipments Riku Play Arts Kai (¥19,580) & DX (¥21,780) - June 29th, 2023 shipments Kairi Play Arts Kai - (¥20,680) July 28th, 2023 shipment Square Enix North American (all possess September 2023 release windows): Sora Version 2 - $189.99 Sora Version 2 DX - $209.99 Kairi - $199.99 Riku - $189.99 Riku DX - $209.99 Square Enix Europe (no provided release windows): Sora Version 2 - €164.99 Sora Version 2 DX - €174.99 Kairi - €174.99 Riku - €164.99 Riku DX - €174.99 AmiAmi store links: Sora Version 2 - Discounted price of ¥16,600 - Late May 2023 release window Sora Version 2 DX - Discounted price of ¥18,500 - Late May 2023 release window Kairi - Discounted price of ¥17,500 - Late July 2023 release window Riku Version 2 - Discounted price of ¥16,600 - Late June 2023 release window Riku Version 2 DX - Discounted price of ¥18,500 - Late June 2023 release window Aitai Kuji store links: Sora Version 2 - ¥16,500 - May 2023 release window Sora Version 2 DX - ¥18,500 - May 2023 release window Kairi - ¥17,500 - July 2023 release window Riku - ¥16,500 - June 2023 release window Riku DX - ¥18,500 - June 2023 release window
  4. Following the onslaught of Kingdom Hearts 20th anniversary news, Square Enix announced new upcoming Play Arts Kai figures of Sora, Kairi and Riku. Riku’s Deluxe figure comes with “two face options, including a smiling face and a battle face, the Keyblade Way to the Dawn, and the broken Way to the Dawn.” Additionally, Sora’s Deluxe figure has “two extra face parts, one with a smiling face and the other with a battle face, as well as the Shooting Star and Ultima Weapon Keyblades.” You can view each figure via our gallery below, alongside their respective Square Enix Japan store pages. NOTE: Square Enix North American, European, AmiAmi, and Aitai Kuji store links are listed at the bottom of this article. Each figure on the North American store front possesses a September 2023 release window. The European store pages provide no estimated release times. Sora Play Arts Kai Version 2 (¥19,580) & DX (¥21,780) - May 27th, 2023 shipments Riku Play Arts Kai (¥19,580) & DX (¥21,780) - June 29th, 2023 shipments Kairi Play Arts Kai - (¥20,680) July 28th, 2023 shipment Square Enix North American (all possess September 2023 release windows): Sora Version 2 - $189.99 Sora Version 2 DX - $209.99 Kairi - $199.99 Riku - $189.99 Riku DX - $209.99 Square Enix Europe (no provided release windows): Sora Version 2 - €164.99 Sora Version 2 DX - €174.99 Kairi - €174.99 Riku - €164.99 Riku DX - €174.99 AmiAmi store links: Sora Version 2 - Discounted price of ¥16,600 - Late May 2023 release window Sora Version 2 DX - Discounted price of ¥18,500 - Late May 2023 release window Kairi - Discounted price of ¥17,500 - Late July 2023 release window Riku Version 2 - Discounted price of ¥16,600 - Late June 2023 release window Riku Version 2 DX - Discounted price of ¥18,500 - Late June 2023 release window Aitai Kuji store links: Sora Version 2 - ¥16,500 - May 2023 release window Sora Version 2 DX - ¥18,500 - May 2023 release window Kairi - ¥17,500 - July 2023 release window Riku - ¥16,500 - June 2023 release window Riku DX - ¥18,500 - June 2023 release window View full article
  5. Square Enix has announced that a carry-on bag themed around Kingdom Hearts III is available for pre-order via their Japanese digital storefront for ¥18,480 (roughly $158.95). Additionally, it is currently stated to ship on July 30, 2022. Adorned with countless symbols representative of the series, this bag is certainly appealing for those desiring more low-key merchandise. Further, it is being advertised as an extension to the celebratory 20th anniversary suitcases. You can view the official images of this upcoming Kingdom Hearts III Carry-On Bag via our gallery below: We will update this article once the product is available for pre-order via other storefronts. The product is also available to pre-order via digital retailer AmiAmi for a discounted price of ¥17,550 ahead of its July 2022 release. UPDATE (4/28/2022) The product is now available for pre-order via Square Enix North America for $179.99 ahead of a provided November 2022 release window. View full article
  6. Following the announcement of 5 types of Kingdom Hearts III suitcases being in development to commemorate the franchise's 20th anniversary, Square Enix has now launched the store pages for each variation. Each suitcase is priced at ¥52,800 (approximately $461.85), and they are based on Sora, Kairi, Riku, Axel, and King Mickey. Additionally, they all have a release date of June 25th, 2022. Further, each suitcase can be viewed via our galleries below alongside links to their respective Square Enix E-store pages: Kingdom Hearts III - Sora Suitcase Kingdom Hearts III - Kairi Suitcase Kingdom Hearts III - Riku Suitcase Kingdom Hearts III - Axel Suitcase Kingdom Hearts III - King Mickey Suitcase Do you see yourself purchasing any of these suitcases for some fancy traveling? Let us know in the comments below! UPDATE: Each of the aforementioned suitcases are currently available to pre-order via Square Enix's North American digital storefront for $549.99. Further, they all possess September 2022 release windows. The suitcase store links are listed below: King Mickey Axel Riku Sora Kairi
  7. Following the announcement of 5 types of Kingdom Hearts III suitcases being in development to commemorate the franchise's 20th anniversary, Square Enix has now launched the store pages for each variation. Each suitcase is priced at ¥52,800 (approximately $461.85), and they are based on Sora, Kairi, Riku, Axel, and King Mickey. Additionally, they all have a release date of June 25th, 2022. Further, each suitcase can be viewed via our galleries below alongside links to their respective Square Enix E-store pages: Kingdom Hearts III - Sora Suitcase Kingdom Hearts III - Kairi Suitcase Kingdom Hearts III - Riku Suitcase Kingdom Hearts III - Axel Suitcase Kingdom Hearts III - King Mickey Suitcase Do you see yourself purchasing any of these suitcases for some fancy traveling? Let us know in the comments below! UPDATE: Each of the aforementioned suitcases are currently available to pre-order via Square Enix's North American digital storefront for $549.99. Further, they all possess September 2022 release windows. The suitcase store links are listed below: King Mickey Axel Riku Sora Kairi View full article
  8. Actress and singer Sayaka Kanda who provides the Japanese voice of Anna from Disney's 2013 animated film Frozen, including it's 2019 sequel Frozen II and in the video game Kingdom Hearts III has passed away today at the age of 35. She was discovered lying on the 14th floor patio of a hotel in Sapporo at about 12:55 p.m. on Saturday. According to The Yomiuri Shimbun paper's source, she was taken unconscious to a hospital, and pronounced dead there at 9:40 p.m. She was 35 at the time of her passing. Sayaka Kanda was born on October 1, 1986 in Tokyo as the daughter of actor Masaki Kanda and singer Seiko Matsuda. She made her professional entertainment debut by appearing in a commercial in 2001. In addition of voicing Anna in various projects for Disney, Kanda also starred as Shioji in Air Bound, Mana Nagase in Idoly Pride, Teresa in Star Blazers 2202, and Yuna in Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale and Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Part 2 Rest in peace Sayaka Kanda and thank you for providing the Japanese voice of Princess Anna of Arendelle.
  9. Chapter 21 for the Kingdom Hearts III manga is now available in English from Yen Press. Toy Box Part 2 can be bought as a digital download from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Walker, ComiXology, Google Play, iBooks, and Kobo. The issue's price varies from $1.99 for the United States to $2.99 in Canada. Chapter 21 was released in Japanese on Gangan Online back on July 8th. Chapter 22 is planned to release on Gangan Online on January 13th. You can also check out the articles for the previous chapters by clicking on the links below! Chapter 0 Prologue Japanese English Chapter 1 The New Departure Japanese English Chapter 2 Olympus Coliseum Part 1 Japanese English Chapter 3 Olympus Coliseum Part 2 Japanese English Chapter 4 Olympus Coliseum Part 3 Japanese English Chapter 5 Olympus Coliseum Part 4 Japanese English Chapter 6 Olympus Coliseum Part 5 Japanese English Chapter 7 Olympus Coliseum Part 6 Japanese English Chapter 8 Olympus Coliseum Part 7 Japanese English Chapter 9 The Dark World Japanese English Chapter 10 Unbreakable Connection Japanese English Chapter 11 The Self inside the Mirror Japanese English Chapter 12 Reunion Japanese English Chapter 13 Warmth Japanese English Chapter 14 Destiny Island Japanese English Chapter 15 Remaining Light Japanese English Chapter 16 Tracking the Bond Japanese English Chapter 17 Following the Heart's Guidance Japanese English Chapter 18 Twilight Town Part 1 Japanese English Chapter 19 Twilight Town Part 2 Japanese English Chapter 20 Tox Box Part 1 Japanese English Chapter 21 Toy Box Part 2 Japanese In addition, Volume 2 of the manga is now available for Japan. The English version is scheduled to release on March 22nd. View full article
  10. Chapter 21 for the Kingdom Hearts III manga is now available in English from Yen Press. Toy Box Part 2 can be bought as a digital download from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Walker, ComiXology, Google Play, iBooks, and Kobo. The issue's price varies from $1.99 for the United States to $2.99 in Canada. Chapter 21 was released in Japanese on Gangan Online back on July 8th. Chapter 22 is planned to release on Gangan Online on January 13th. You can also check out the articles for the previous chapters by clicking on the links below! Chapter 0 Prologue Japanese English Chapter 1 The New Departure Japanese English Chapter 2 Olympus Coliseum Part 1 Japanese English Chapter 3 Olympus Coliseum Part 2 Japanese English Chapter 4 Olympus Coliseum Part 3 Japanese English Chapter 5 Olympus Coliseum Part 4 Japanese English Chapter 6 Olympus Coliseum Part 5 Japanese English Chapter 7 Olympus Coliseum Part 6 Japanese English Chapter 8 Olympus Coliseum Part 7 Japanese English Chapter 9 The Dark World Japanese English Chapter 10 Unbreakable Connection Japanese English Chapter 11 The Self inside the Mirror Japanese English Chapter 12 Reunion Japanese English Chapter 13 Warmth Japanese English Chapter 14 Destiny Island Japanese English Chapter 15 Remaining Light Japanese English Chapter 16 Tracking the Bond Japanese English Chapter 17 Following the Heart's Guidance Japanese English Chapter 18 Twilight Town Part 1 Japanese English Chapter 19 Twilight Town Part 2 Japanese English Chapter 20 Tox Box Part 1 Japanese English Chapter 21 Toy Box Part 2 Japanese In addition, Volume 2 of the manga is now available for Japan. The English version is scheduled to release on March 22nd.
  11. Square Enix has revealed the Kingdom Hearts III Namine Bring Arts figure, now available for pre-order from their Japan E-store. She comes with a chair, a pencil, and a sketchbook depicting her illustration of Castle Oblivion. Additionally, Namine is priced at ¥9,680 (roughly $84.75), and her planned release date is August 6th, 2022. You can also pre-order the Kingdom Hearts III Namine Bring Arts figure from AmiAmi for a discounted price of ¥8,170 (roughly $71.53) We will update this article once this figure is listed in other regional stores. You can view the Kingdom Hearts III Namine Bring Arts figure via our gallery below: Are you thrilled to finally see Namine receive merchandise? Let us know in the comments below! UPDATE: The Kingdom Hearts III Namine Bring Arts figure is now available to pre-order from the North American Square Enix store for a 10% discounted price of $90.00 (base price $99.99). Its release window is December 2022.
  12. Square Enix has revealed the Kingdom Hearts III Namine Bring Arts figure, now available for pre-order from their Japan E-store. She comes with a chair, a pencil, and a sketchbook depicting her illustration of Castle Oblivion. Additionally, Namine is priced at ¥9,680 (roughly $84.75), and her planned release date is August 6th, 2022. You can also pre-order the Kingdom Hearts III Namine Bring Arts figure from AmiAmi for a discounted price of ¥8,170 (roughly $71.53) We will update this article once this figure is listed in other regional stores. You can view the Kingdom Hearts III Namine Bring Arts figure via our gallery below: Are you thrilled to finally see Namine receive merchandise? Let us know in the comments below! UPDATE: The Kingdom Hearts III Namine Bring Arts figure is now available to pre-order from the North American Square Enix store for a 10% discounted price of $90.00 (base price $99.99). Its release window is December 2022. View full article
  13. Yen Press has revealed that Volume 2 of the Shiro Amano illustrated Kingdom Hearts III manga is scheduled for its English western release on March 22, 2022. This volume's paperback print is priced at $13, and it consists of 160 pages. Currently, the volume is available to pre-order from Amazon. We will update this article once other retailers list this volume for pre-order. This volume was initially released in Japan on June 11, 2021. The latest chapter of this ongoing manga is Chapter 19, "Twilight Town Part 2". You can view the cover images for Volume 2 of the Kingdom Hearts III manga via our gallery below: Do you plan on purchasing this new collective installment for the Kingdom Hearts III manga? Let us know in the comments below!
  14. Yen Press has revealed that Volume 2 of the Shiro Amano illustrated Kingdom Hearts III manga is scheduled for its English western release on March 22, 2022. This volume's paperback print is priced at $13, and it consists of 160 pages. Currently, the volume is available to pre-order from Amazon. We will update this article once other retailers list this volume for pre-order. This volume was initially released in Japan on June 11, 2021. The latest chapter of this ongoing manga is Chapter 19, "Twilight Town Part 2". You can view the cover images for Volume 2 of the Kingdom Hearts III manga via our gallery below: Do you plan on purchasing this new collective installment for the Kingdom Hearts III manga? Let us know in the comments below! View full article
  15. Do you think we might see other Pixar villains/antagonists in possible future games in the Kingdom Hearts series, besides only just Randall from Monstropolis in Kingdom Hearts III? Well that's the question, Pixar has had several different villains/antagonists from their 23 films so far, but it will depend on Square Enix and especially the crew/team at Pixar on what role the antagonists from the Pixar films will play in the original story exclusive to KH, and whether or not that specific Pixar antagonist would fit within the original story or simply not add them in at all. When compared to the Disney villains (e.g. Maleficent, Pete, Hades, Jafar, Oogie Boogie, Ursula, Scar, etc.) and the original Kingdom Hearts villains (e.g. Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness, Xemnas, Vanitas, Braig/Xigbar/Luxu, Organization XIII), the Pixar Villains aren't really threatening and they don't pose the same level of malevolence as other villains they can utilize. On top of that, Pixar isn't known for their villains in the first place, as the main conflict in each film is the protagonist's internal/external struggles they face in the film (e.g. Woody's jealousy of Buzz Lightyear in the first Toy Story, Marlin's external struggles on finding his son Nemo, Joy's intrapersonal conflict on not allowing Sadness to touch the Memory orbs, Merida wanting to be independent, etc.) with the antagonists only serving as a foil (e.g. Chef Skinner) or an obstacle (e.g. Terry) to the protagonist. Of course, Pixar does have its well-known villains such as Sid, Hopper, Stinky Pete, Randall, Syndrome, Lotso, and recently Ernesto de la Cruz, but at the end of the day, it really doesn't matter in that front for inclusions or not, I know people really wanted Zurg for Toy Box, but sadly he wasn't represented because he's just a minor character in Toy Story 2. In Randall's case for Monstropolis in Kingdom Hearts III, he was just brought back by Vanitas as a "pawn" so he can collect Negative emotions (Screams) for the Unversed and for Vanitas. Plus, he was just "there" to be kind of antagonizing the situation to Sora and the gang, which would likely explain Pixar being very restrictive on Monstropolis and why we never got to fight Randall as a boss (let alone a mid-boss) in Kingdom Hearts III, which I'm not surprised so I don't blame Pixar's decision on not allowing us to battle him as a boss when compared to Nomura and his team's decision on not making CLU and Gaston bosses in Dream Drop Distance and X respectively. Regarding Ernesto De la Cruz for a potential Coco world, depending if Nomura and his team would retell the events of the movie or have it be an original story (a sequel or a prequel to the film) at Pixar's request, if they have the plot of the world be a prequel to the film it wouldn't make sense for Sora, Riku and/or Kairi (whoever is going to visit the world) to encounter him and know about his true nature that he murdered Héctor and stole his music and songs (cause that goes to Miguel who figures it out himself once he finds out about Ernesto's true nature in the Land of the Dead in the original movie) or literally have him go the same route like what Randall went to in Kingdom Hearts III where he's just antagonizing the situation, although to be honest, I feel Ernesto wouldn't be much of a boss as he literally isn't much of a fighter when compared to Randall. I think the likely route for Ernesto is have the Coco world be a prequel to the film and have him be just indirectly mentioned, or have a small cameo in one to two scenes in the world, cause he does a Sunrise Spectacular at the end of Dia de Los Muertos, but only to have his concert be briefly interrupted by a Giant Nightmare Dream Eater or a Heartless. For The Incredibles, just like with San Fransokyo (Big Hero 6), given that they have the superhero aspect they can put any random threat in the world (e.g. Underminer, Heartless, the OC Villain (Xigbar/Luxu, MoM, one of the Foretellers), etc.), since its most likely going to take place after the events of the 2nd film given that Evelyn Deavor was arrested. Speaking of which, I also wouldn't get my hopes up on battling Syndrome due to his demise in the first film which will disappoint certain players that wanted to battle him in the Kingdom Hearts series only to have their hopes crushed he's not in the game, so that's that, even the same can be said for Hopper (A Bug's Life) due to his demise from his own film. As for Terry from Pixar's Soul, when compared to the other Pixar antagonists, she's more of an "obstacle" than a full fledged villain as her job is counting the number of souls that enter the Great Beyond and dislikes whenever the "count is off" or a soul is missing, so more than likely if we wound up getting a world based on the film she's going to give pursuit to Sora and the gang and be an obstacle much like how she tried to find the soul of Joe Gardner in the film, instead of having her as an actual boss or go through what Randall went through in KH3. Personally, I'm okay with having more original KH centric stories for the Pixar worlds, but if they do have the Pixar villain/antagonist appear and be involved in the original story, I don't want Pixar to continuously be very restrictive like what they did with Randall in the Monster's Inc. world back in KH3. But what do you guys think do you want some Pixar antagonists in a future KH game or just only leave Randall as the ONLY Pixar Villain/antagonist in the series?
  16. The official Square Enix E-Store Twitter account has announced several new pieces of Kingdom Hearts III merchandise. These items are the following: Monogram Pen Case Monogram Vanity Pouch PC/Tablet Case Monogram Backpack Carry All Bag Each of these items has a release date of December 25, 2021, though their prices obviously vary. You can view each of the items via our gallery, as well as links to their respective Square Enix E-Store pages below. Keep in mind that the prices in dollars are merely rough conversions. Kingdom Hearts III Carry All Bag - ¥16,280 ($147.72) Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Pen Case - ¥3,850 ($34.93) Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Vanity Pouch - ¥5,940 ($53.89) Kingdom Hearts III Monogram PC/Tablet Case - ¥7,480 ($67.87) Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Backpack - ¥13,200 ($199.77) UPDATE [Sept 4, 2021]: These items are now available for pre-order in the Square Enix NA Store. They are set to release in April 2022. You can pre-order by clicking the links below. Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Pen Case ($34.99) Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Vanity Pouch ($53.99) Kingdom Hearts III PC/Tablet Case ($67.99) Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Backpack ($199.99) Kingdom Hearts III Shoulder Bag ($147.99) Do you find any of these newly revealed pieces of merchandise appealing? Let us know in the comments below! View full article
  17. Square Enix Japan has revealed 5 Classic Kingdom Pouches available for pre-order from their E-Store. These pouches are based on the Classic Kingdom minigame collectibles present in Kingdom Hearts III. You can view each of these items via our galleries below, as well as links to their respective store pages. Keep in mind that the provided US price conversions by us are not official. Kingdom Hearts III - The Musical Farmer - Classic Kingdom Pouch - ¥2,750 ($25.17) Kingdom Hearts III - Mickey's Circus - Classic Kingdom Pouch - ¥2,750 ($25.17) Kingdom Hearts III - Beach Party - Classic Kingdom Pouch - ¥2,750 ($25.17) Kingdom Hearts III - The Karnival Kid - Classic Kingdom Pouch - ¥2,750 ($25.17) Kingdom Hearts III - Building A Building - Classic Kingdom Pouch ¥2,750 ($25.17) These products are unexpected yet undeniably charming. Do you see yourself purchasing any of these Classic Kingdom Pouches if they become available in regional stores? Let us know in the comments below!
  18. Square Enix Japan has revealed 5 Classic Kingdom Pouches available for pre-order from their E-Store. These pouches are based on the Classic Kingdom minigame collectibles present in Kingdom Hearts III. You can view each of these items via our galleries below, as well as links to their respective store pages. Keep in mind that the provided US price conversions by us are not official. Kingdom Hearts III - The Musical Farmer - Classic Kingdom Pouch - ¥2,750 ($25.17) Kingdom Hearts III - Mickey's Circus - Classic Kingdom Pouch - ¥2,750 ($25.17) Kingdom Hearts III - Beach Party - Classic Kingdom Pouch - ¥2,750 ($25.17) Kingdom Hearts III - The Karnival Kid - Classic Kingdom Pouch - ¥2,750 ($25.17) Kingdom Hearts III - Building A Building - Classic Kingdom Pouch ¥2,750 ($25.17) These products are unexpected yet undeniably charming. Do you see yourself purchasing any of these Classic Kingdom Pouches if they become available in regional stores? Let us know in the comments below! View full article
  19. The official Square Enix E-Store Twitter account has announced several new pieces of Kingdom Hearts III merchandise. These items are the following: Monogram Pen Case Monogram Vanity Pouch PC/Tablet Case Monogram Backpack Carry All Bag Each of these items has a release date of December 25, 2021, though their prices obviously vary. You can view each of the items via our gallery, as well as links to their respective Square Enix E-Store pages below. Keep in mind that the prices in dollars are merely rough conversions. Kingdom Hearts III Carry All Bag - ¥16,280 ($147.72) Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Pen Case - ¥3,850 ($34.93) Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Vanity Pouch - ¥5,940 ($53.89) Kingdom Hearts III Monogram PC/Tablet Case - ¥7,480 ($67.87) Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Backpack - ¥13,200 ($199.77) UPDATE [Sept 4, 2021]: These items are now available for pre-order in the Square Enix NA Store. They are set to release in April 2022. You can pre-order by clicking the links below. Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Pen Case ($34.99) Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Vanity Pouch ($53.99) Kingdom Hearts III PC/Tablet Case ($67.99) Kingdom Hearts III Monogram Backpack ($199.99) Kingdom Hearts III Shoulder Bag ($147.99) Do you find any of these newly revealed pieces of merchandise appealing? Let us know in the comments below!
  20. Twitter user @gsc_kahotan, a member of Good Smile Company's Planning Department, has revealed an image of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III Aqua Nendoroid! Aqua is the last of the revealed Kingdom Hearts characters to receive a Nendoroid figure. The following Kingdom Hearts Nendoroid figures currently available for purchase from that reveal are as follows: Kingdom Hearts III Kairi Kingdom Hearts III Axel Kingdom Hearts III Roxas Kingdom Hearts II Riku Kingdom Hearts II Sora Kingdom Hearts III Sora and Riku You can take a look at the revealed Aqua Nendoroid via our gallery below: View full article
  21. Twitter user @gsc_kahotan, a member of Good Smile Company's Planning Department, has revealed an image of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III Aqua Nendoroid! Aqua is the last of the revealed Kingdom Hearts characters to receive a Nendoroid figure. The following Kingdom Hearts Nendoroid figures currently available for purchase from that reveal are as follows: Kingdom Hearts III Kairi Kingdom Hearts III Axel Kingdom Hearts III Roxas Kingdom Hearts II Riku Kingdom Hearts II Sora Kingdom Hearts III Sora and Riku You can take a look at the revealed Aqua Nendoroid via our gallery below:
  22. Here's King Mickey arriving in The World That Never Was in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Here's the Replica for Roxas being sent to the Keyblade Graveyard by Ienzo, Even, Ansem the Wise, etc. in Kingdom Hearts III. (Which Roxas' heart comes out of Sora and then goes into the moment it arrives.) It's the exact same method of travel/arriving at a world. They have the same animation of a sparkle in the sky and then a beam of light coming down from where the sparkle was, transporting a person or object to a world.
  23. NOTE: Thank you very much to Square Enix for providing KH13 with these PC codes. That has not affected our opinions and advisories in this piece, however. Orpheus Joshua The Kingdom Hearts series making its way to PC is a massive step up for accessibility for prospective fans. The first and definitely most worthwhile purchase any interested party should make is Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX. This compilation includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, (HD Cinematics) Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re: coded. (HD Cinematics) Each of these ports is qualitative and performs quite well. There are full screen, windowed, and borderless full-screen modes alongside a slew of other display features. 30, 60, 120, and Unlocked frame rate options are available with a refresh rate option accompanying those. Brightness adjustments and colorblind filters are available as well. The menu for the colorblind filters is a bit odd since it features a screenshot from the Japanese version of the title, but that's just a minor nitpick. Sound sliders for the master volume, background music, sound effects, and voices are available too, which is a first for the series. Regarding controller inputs, PlayStation, Xbox, Keyboard, and Switch Pro Controllers all seamlessly work without issue. Buttons can also be re-calibrated, providing further individual player agency in how one chooses to play. As you can see, there is a significant amount of added quality of life features to these PC versions of the titles, which makes them both excellent entry points for new players and compelling reasons for revisiting for veteran fans. There are some issues to be wary of regarding the titles, though. There are seemingly random crashes in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix. I personally experienced crashes in all of the aforementioned titles minus Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories. Still, I have both seen and talked to individuals who have dealt with crashes in Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories as well. These crashes seemed to be random, as the ones I experienced occurred just as I was standing still or walking around. Thankfully the severity and frequency of them are nowhere near the level of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix's infamous save crashing during its initial play state on PlayStation 4. However, they are still worth being wary of. There are also some new issues the community is finding as we speak too, so once again, keep the potential of encountering problematic occurrences in mind. If you choose to purchase this title, be sure to save often to supplement any loss of progress you may find yourself facing. Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix seems to be the most contentious of the ports as there are reports of some players crashing more frequently here than in the other titles. Speaking from individual experience, I dealt with a total of 4 crashes during my time playing Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, 2 crashes in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, and 1 crash in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix. There is not much to say regarding the HD Cinematics of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts Re: coded. Still, it is worth mentioning that the entirety of the Chapters across both titles and Roxas' Diary in the former title are fully available for viewing from the start. The free update scene for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is also present, for those wondering. Curiously though, the Characters section of Kingdom Hearts Re: coded is unlocked and naturally updated from viewing the cinematics, which is a bizarre choice when accompanied by everything else being initially unlocked. Lastly, it seems that it is not possible to alter the voice acting of any of these games to Japanese despite that being an advertised feature. While one can alter the game's language entirely from the Epic Game Store settings menu, that also changes the language of the text itself, and it also seemingly doesn't alter the dubbed language for some players. This is by far one of the oddest exclusions, erroneous or not since this feature is listed on the store page of the title. Of the 4 Kingdom Hearts PC releases, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX is certainly one of the most worthwhile purchases a customer can make. While some technical issues need sorting out, the ports are all relatively reliable and consistent in performance. The added PC optimizations and several other features make these arguably the definitive way to experience these titles, doubly so once their issues get ironed out. Orpheus Joshua There is not much to say regarding Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. This collection contains the least bang for your buck as it only includes Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD, Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep ~A fragmentary passage~ and Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] Back Cover. Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD and the other titles in this collection have the same PC optimization options that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX had, and its performance is smooth and up to snuff. If you want more details on what is included, read our section on the prior collection above, but expect the same general level of quality and performance that the former titles have. Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep ~A fragmentary passage~ is a graphical step up from the past titles and requires a beefier set up to run comfortably. Oddly enough, though, its optimization options for display are identical to the prior titles. This is a bit strange given the higher tier of graphical fidelity this title offers, so one would expect more options, perhaps akin to what Kingdom Hearts III's PC port provides. Regardless, however, this title runs beautifully. This is a far cry from the stuttery performance back on PlayStation 4, and it does this title more than enough justice. I have a relatively modest PC, and this title ran smoothly with little to no slowdown whatsoever. I did not experience crashes or any noticeable bugs during my experiences in either of these 2 titles, and I have not seen any reports of this occurring with other players. Still, best to be cautious and save whenever possible. Lastly, as for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] Back Cover, there is literally nothing unique or noteworthy to comment on. While it likely does look better compared to its console counterparts, the experience is still the same. Additionally, just like Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX, there is no option to change to Japanese audio for any of these titles. This is an advertised feature listed on the store page, so its exclusion is incredibly bizarre. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is arguably the package with the least incentive to purchase, even with the PC enhancements. Aside from the noticeable performance upgrades for Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep ~A fragmentary passage~, there is little reason to buy this collection, especially given its unnecessarily high price tag. One should wait for a considerable sale before potentially picking up this product. WakelessDream Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC has finally arrived on PC alongside the rest of the Kingdom Hearts series through the Epic Games Store. The port offers many of the same features present in the PC ports of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory with an added graphics settings menu. The PC specific settings menu allows for adjustments to be made to the game's languages, display settings, graphics, sounds, and gamepad and keyboard customizations. The game supports both Japanese and English voices/audio and allows for the player to also choose between eight different languages for the text, including but not limited to Japanese and English. As with the other HD collections now available for PC, Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC also offers options to adjust the frame rates between 30, 60, 120, and Unlocked, preset graphic settings ranging from Low to Max or Custom, colorblind filters, and a range of sound settings for adjusting volume, background music, sound effects, and voices. Additionally, the game supports PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch Pro, and Keyboard controls. I started my playthrough using keyboard and mouse controls but found it awkward to lock on to enemies. As someone who has played most of the series on the PlayStation 4, I found myself gravitating back to using my PlayStation 4 controller quickly. Needless to say, however, the game provides for a wide assortment of customizations to accommodate a variety of player preferences and play styles. Two notable perks players will receive for purchasing the Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC through the Epic Games Store are a three-month subscription to Disney+(for select countries only) and the exclusive Elemental Encoder Keyblade. Perhaps the more curious of the two is the Elemental Encoder Keyblade, which is similar in appearance to King Mickey's Star Cluster Keyblade, with a metallic silver and black palette swap. The Keyblade allows for a form change that is a variation of Sora's Second Form, "Second Form E." Additionally, it comes with two abilities, Lucky Strike and Magic Roulette. Because this Keyblade is available from the get-go, I found it coming in handy personally for early on in the game. Specifically, after filling up the command gauges, Magic Roulette grants the player the ability to cast a random Grand Magic spell which is a more powerful tier of magic you normally wouldn't receive until progressing later into the game. Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC is very well optimized for PC. As with Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep ~A Fragmentary Passage~, the better your setup, the better you'll be able to enjoy the game at its full potential. I was pleasantly surprised to see how seamlessly movement was both in cutscenes and gameplay. Magic spells and Attraction Flows glow with color, environments look more vibrant, shadows, reflections and textures appear more prominent. Upon its initial release on console, the game was already visually stunning. Small enhancements such as the lighting and level of overall detail on the PC port go a long way to making this stunning game look even more spectacular. For the most part, the game runs very smoothly, and much to my delight I was having a difficult time finding topics to complain about. I did however encounter a noticeable drop in the frame rate during the final battle against all three Titans, but it was nothing super disruptive. Perhaps this is just due to the scale of that particular boss battle. Fortunately, I did not experience any of the random crashes reported in the other titles' PC ports. However, it is worth noting that there are reports from the community regarding a bug pertaining to receiving the Proof of Times Past, which then prevents players from obtaining the Oblivion Keyblade. I have not reached this point in my playthrough, so I have yet to confirm it myself. Hopefully such issues will be addressed in future updates. Whether you're someone trying Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC for the first time or a fan of the series wanting to experience the title on PC, Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC is sure to provide players with a smooth, crisp, and clean experience. Orpheus Joshua Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory includes a noticeable amount of options not present in its initial release. There is an option for Japanese audio, just like Kingdom Hearts III. Options for resolution, frame rate, and anti-aliasing are also present alongside some more unexpected features such as movie opacity alteration and staff transparency for the tracks. There are notable problems with this port, however. Firstly, the online mode functionality is still as barebones as it was on consoles and still does not allow private matches between players online. For those who were desiring this mode to be fixed for this release, I sympathize greatly. Additionally, perhaps the most grievous of any of the issues present in all of the PC ports thus far is that both the Dualsense and Nintendo Switch Pro controllers do not work with this port. I am personally unsure if Xbox controllers work, but having 2 modern controllers not currently compatible is already a massive detriment. The only control methodology that worked in my experience, aside from the keyboard, was the Dualshock 4. This is a vital problem that will hopefully be patched as soon as possible. The port functions well aside from those critical faults, thankfully. For those who have not experienced Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory yet, though, or desired a platform where you could use whatever controller you desired, you are certainly better off waiting for a patch and a sale, as the title's base price is quite steep. At the end of the day, the two purchases Wakeless and I recommend any fan making are of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC. While this collection has crashing concerns, and the latter has some glitches of its own, their issues are relatively minor in the grand scope of enjoyability. As long as one frequently saves, their experiences should not be hindered too greatly. Additionally, the port of Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind DLC is fantastic, and is by leaps and bounds the definitive medium to play through this title for any whose PC can optimally run it. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX has the most bang for your buck, as it contains a considerable amount of content for a worthwhile price. However, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is difficult to justify a purchase of due to its unnecessarily high price tag, and Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory has its slew of controller related issues and untouched online implementation. We only advise purchasing these two titles if they are on sale, if Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory's controller related faults get patched if it actively affects your playstyle, or if one has not yet experienced their contents at all. Orpheus Joshua's Specs: Processor: Intel Core i5-9400F CPU @2.90GHz Graphics Card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Installed Ram: 8.00 GB WakelessDream's Specs: Processor: 3.8GHz 12-core AMD Ryzen 3900x Graphics Card: 24GB NVIDIA Titan RTX Installed Ram: 64GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3600MHz
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