Kingdom Hearts will be getting a third HD collection, titled Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue. Square Enix has clearly realized they can name these things whatever they want, and are just rolling with it.
Haven’t they already done KH 1 and 2? What’s in this one?
HD 2.8 will not contain a numbered entry. Instead, it will remaster the 3DS game Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance; along with a cinematic “movie” called Kingdom Hearts x Back Cover, and a new playable “episode” called Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage-.
So X Back Cover and A Fragmentary Passage are new stories?
Correct, which kind of makes the whole “HD collection” thing seem a bit strange. Nevertheless, new stories in the KH universe are always exciting.
X Back Cover will explore some of the universe’s earliest lore, telling the story of the Foretellers. A Fragmentary Passage meanwhile will take place after Birth by Sleep, and will connect Aqua to the events of KHIII.
Awesome. When can I play/watch it all?
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue will be released exclusively on the PS4 in 2016.