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Kingdom Hearts is coming to PC as an Epic Store exclusive

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The Kingdom Hearts series, which began on the PlayStation 2 in 2002, is finally coming to PC. During its showcase today, Epic Games ran a trailer for the Kingdom Hearts series, coming exclusively to the Epic Games Store in March.

The release, set for March 30th, includes the following games:

  • Kingdom Hearts 3 + Re Mind DLC ($60)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue ($60)
  • Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory ($60)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 Remix ($50)
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If you find those names confusing, you're not alone. That's kinda Kingdom Hearts' thing, so I'll break it down. Kingdom Hearts 3 is the latest mainline game in the series, released in early 2019. It was a long, long wait after Kingdom Hearts 2, which came out way back in 2005. In the intervening years there were a bunch of Kingdom Hearts spin-offs and re-releases, several of which are contained here. Melody of Memory is the most recent: It's a rhythm game, recently released on consoles in November 2020.

Now it gets a bit more confusing. HD I.5 + II.5 Remix actually includes a bunch of games:

  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts RE:coded

Several of those are HD ports of games that first appeared on handheld consoles. Finally, there's HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue, which includes three pieces that were meant to lead up to the release of Kingdom Hearts 3.

  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover, a movie
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep - A Fragmentary passage, a one-off episode

All the games will be available on the Epic Store on March 30th. There's a series page on the store already, and the individual game pages list their system requirements. Here's the recommended specs to run Kingdom Hearts 3, the most demanding of the bunch.

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 7500 (3.4GHz), AMD Ryzen 3 3100 (3.1GHz)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 75GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 (8GB), Radeon RX Vega 56 (8GB)
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Wes Fenlon

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter and Tested before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games. When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old RPG or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).