The rumours were true, well sort of… I’m talking about the rumours of a Kingdom Hearts game releasing before Kingdom Hearts 3 called Kingdom Hearts 2.9. On September 15 2015 Square Enix and Disney Interactive announced that they are working on a Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue set to release next year.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is the remastered HD version of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance that was first released in 2012. It will also contain Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep which is a new playable episode not seen in any of the other Kingdom Heart games that will connect the events that will take place in Kingdom Hearts 3 to Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance. It will also include Back Cover which will be scenes from Kingdom Hearts Unchained put together to tell the story of the Foretellers which will go back to some of the earliest parts of the series to add more to the lore.
Now, some people might question why Square releasing a HD remake of a 3DS game that came out not too long ago. The reason for that is when Kingdom Hearts 2 was released, a lot of people were confused around the beginning of the game because they had not played Kingdom Hearts Chain Of Memories that came out for the GBA. So now Square is going to release 2.8 for anyone interested in playing Kingdom Hearts 3 so there won’t be as much confusion when the game starts. Kingdom Hearts 3 has yet to get an official release date.
Check out the English Trailer for Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue below: