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The Kingdom Hearts Steam Announcement Trailer Includes A Gorgeous New Recording Of Simple And Clean

It's hard to let it go.

While we’re all still waiting for news on the upcoming fourth mainline game, Square Enix recently revealed that it’s finally bringing the PC versions of its Kingdom Hearts games to the Steam platform, after they were previously available exclusively via the Epic Games Store.

For whatever reason, the “Announcement Trailer” for the Steam versions of the games came a little while after the actual announcement, but it’s finally dropped overnight and it’s an appropriately confounding and moderately angsty trailer for the package which attempts to montage every game in sequence. More excitingly though, it includes a brand-new recording of Utada Hikaru’s classic title track for the original game, Simple and Clean. Check it out:

Interestingly, the series’ rhythm spinoff, Melody of Memories, isn’t coming to Steam despite being available through Epic, but Steam users do get a special pack containing all of the other included titles (representing the Dark Seeker Saga) along with a special platform-exclusive “Dead of Night” keyblade. Here are the titles making their way over on June 13th:

  • KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

There’s no pricing info available just yet, but expect each of the three main separate packages to be around $80-90 AUD.

And here’s a deeper description of everything that’s included in these titles, courtesy of Square Enix:


This compilation contains four full games, with two additional story experiences for good measure.

  • KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX – The game that started it all, remastered with HD visuals, improved controls, a remade soundtrack, and more. This is the game that introduced us to Sora – a brave lad with big feet and a bigger heart.
  • KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories – Set directly after the events of the first game, Sora, Donald and Goofy enter the mysterious Castle Oblivion, and stumble into an adventure that’s forgettable in the best possible way! …That’ll make more sense when you’ve played it.
  • KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days (HD Remastered Cinematics) – This story focuses on Roxas, a new character with a special connection to Sora. The compilation features cinematics from the original game, enhanced with additional text and remastered in HD.
  • KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX – The second numbered game reunites Sora, Donald and Goofy in an epic adventure across some of the most memorable and unexpected Disney worlds in the series. Like Tron – Tron’s in here!
  • KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX – Prequel time! This game turns back the clock to before Sora ever wielded a keyblade and shifts the focus onto three new characters: Terra, Ventus and Aqua. It’s an emotional adventure with a wildly entertaining battle system – there’s a reason it’s a real fan favorite.
  • KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Coded (HD Remastered Cinematics) – This hi-tech tale takes Data Sora into the digital world to seek an answer about a cryptic message. The compilation features enhanced cinematics only.
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KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

This collection of games is a real dream for fans. It contains games that focus on some of the most popular characters in the series, Sora, Riku and Aqua, and set up the climax to the saga.

  • KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD – Sora and Riku take their Mark of Mastery exams to become true keyblade wielders. Things do not go as planned – if you thought your exams were stressful, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
  • KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- – Made specifically for this collection, this episode gives you control of Aqua, following the dramatic ending of Birth by Sleep. It’s a short and sweet adventure that leads directly into KINGDOM HEARTS III.
  • KINGDOM HEARTS ? Back Cover (movie) – An HD movie that goes back in the timeline even further than Birth by Sleep. It tells the story of the Foretellers – but who are they and what will they mean for the KINGDOM HEARTS series?


The Dark Seeker Saga reaches its climax in KINGDOM HEARTS III. The Guardians of Light gather for the final battle against the forces of Darkness

Before that though, Sora must travel through a whole new set of Disney and Pixar worlds. He’ll team up with Buzz and Woody to explore a toy store, untangle a mother’s sinister plot with Rapunzel, soar across the skies of San Fransokyo with Baymax, and much more.

The PC version also includes the Re Mind DLC as standard. It features additional story content, some of the toughest and most exciting boss battles in the whole series, and loads of additional features, including gameplay modifiers and photo galleries.