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Kingdom Hearts Series Coming To Switch As Streaming Titles
« on: October 05, 2021, 06:41:35 AM »

A natural tie-in to today's other announcement.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/58593/kingdom-hearts-series-coming-to-switch-as-streaming-titles

The entire Kingdom Hearts franchise will soon be joining Sora on Switch.

During today's Sora presentation for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Masahiro Sakurai announced three remastered collections of Kingdom Hearts games will be released on Switch as streaming titles in the future. The three games are:

  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix - contains Kingdom Hearts I, II, a remake of GBA title Chain of Memories, and scenes from DS title 358/2 Days
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue - contains a remake of Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance among others
  • Kingdom Hearts III - the end of the saga which released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018.

No specific release date was given for the three titles.

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Re: Kingdom Hearts Series Coming To Switch As Streaming Titles
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 02:47:26 PM »
Flashback to the Kingdom Hearts 3 on Wii rumor. I remember texting kgbkgb if that was true if that paints a picture of time

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Re: Kingdom Hearts Series Coming To Switch As Streaming Titles
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2021, 05:48:57 PM »
Shame that there wasn't money/time/interest to port one or two of the collections to the Switch.

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Re: Kingdom Hearts Series Coming To Switch As Streaming Titles
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2021, 10:40:45 PM »
Shame that there wasn't money/time/interest to port one or two of the collections to the Switch.

I think it was mostly a money issue.  I suspect Sora was in the works for Smash for some time, and the ports were part of that discussion.  It's especially odd though since, as the article notes, the first game contains a GBA remake, a DS remake, a PSP remake, and 2 PS2 games that were originally released on the PS3.  The second game was on PS4, but again, it's primarily a 3DS remake.

The final game being PS4 native probably meant that it was always destined for the cloud, and if Square was going to set that up for KH3, it probably made more sense to just save the money and put the other games on there as well.
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