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Kingdom Hearts Series Finally Arrives on Steam

Kingdom Hearts Series Finally Arrives on Steam
Kingdom Hearts Series Finally Arrives on Steam (Image via: @Steam X Handle)
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June 14, 2024 – Fans of the beloved Kingdom Hearts series have a reason to celebrate. As of June 13, 2024, the entire “Dark Seeker Saga” is now available on Steam. This marks a significant moment for PC gamers who have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to experience these classic adventures on a new platform.

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Kingdom Hearts, developed by Square Enix in collaboration with Disney, is a series known for its unique blend of characters from both companies and its complex narrative centered around the themes of light and darkness. Since its debut in 2002, the franchise has amassed a large, dedicated fan base and sold over 36 million copies worldwide.

The Steam release includes several key collections and games from the series. Here’s a breakdown of what’s now available:

  1. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX:
    • This compilation features four full games and two additional story experiences:
      • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
      • Kingdom Hearts Re

        of Memories

      • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
      • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
      • HD remastered cinematics of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts Re
  2. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue:
    • Includes:
      • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
      • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage
      • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (an HD movie)
  3. Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind (DLC):
    • This entry brings the saga to a thrilling conclusion with additional story content and challenging boss battles.
  4. Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece:
    • A comprehensive bundle that includes all of the above titles, providing the full Kingdom Hearts experience.

In addition the Steam versions boast graphical updates and exclusive features. For example, players who purchase Kingdom Hearts III or the Integrum Masterpiece will receive a Steam-exclusive Keyblade called “Dead of Night”​.

Ichiro Hazama, the series producer, expressed excitement about the Steam release, noting that it opens up the series to a broader audience. “By bringing the Kingdom Hearts series to Steam, we’re excited to welcome new fans to the series by making it more accessible than ever before,” Hazama stated​​.

The series’ arrival on Steam not only offers a nostalgic trip for longtime fans but also provides an accessible entry point for new players. The games’ mix of action, magic, and friendship, combined with memorable Disney and Square Enix characters, make for a unique and engaging experience​.

Kingdom Hearts’ Steam debut is a notable expansion in the series’ availability, which was previously limited to platforms like PlayStation, Xbox, and the Epic Games Store. Now, more gamers can join Sora, Donald, and Goofy on their epic quests through various Disney worlds and beyond.

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