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Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Release Date: What To Play Before Its Launch

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Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Release Date: What To Play Before Its Launch

Aside from Kingdom Hearts 3, fans are awaiting the Kingdom Hearts 2.8 release date. The wait can be a little aggravating for some, so here’s a list of other Kingdom Hearts games to try out while waiting for the new ones to launch.

The titles launched before the Kingdom Hearts 2.8 release date can be divided into essential, important, and other titles. Here’s a list of the essentials.

Kingdom Hearts (2002)

Before a Kingdom Hearts 2.8 release date existed, there was the original Kingdom Hearts. Sora, Riku, and Kairi were seen playing on a deserted island called Destiny during their free time. Moreover, the trio dreamt of knowing what lies beyond their tiny world. To find out, they built a raft to explore the unknown. However, calamity strikes, separating the group from each other.

The game was not considered as the best version of the franchise. Gamers complained about the sloppy jumping controls, among others. However, they are happy to see the well-known Disney Worlds in the likes of Agrabah, Wonderland, and Halloween Town. This is the first time Sora’s weapon of destiny called, the Keyblade was discovered.

Kingdom Hearts 2 (2005)

Next, Kingdom Hearts 2. While the first installment of the game did not receive rave reviews, the second version is the exact opposite. It explores the world after the events of Kingdom Hearts. 

Players are taken to the world of Roxas, a young teenager enjoying the last week of his summer vacation with friends. Meanwhile, a series of peculiar events started happening, threatening to end the merriment. A new enemy faction disturbs the peace. They are the Nobodies, who destroys the order with the Heartless.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (2010)

Teased in the secret ending of Kingdom Hearts 2, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is a prequel of the first two games. The story focuses on Ventus, Aqua, and Terra. A new threat appears across the worlds. They are called the Unversed. Terra tries to eliminate them along with the other two protagonists in the game.

Best Playing Order For The Essential Games:

Interested in playing the games? First, check out Kingdom Hearts, where the saga first started. Second, pop Kingdom Hearts II to find out more about the game for what happens after the story of the first installment happened. Lastly, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep to understand the premise behind the games.

Where And How To Play The Essential Games

Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 HD collection will be available for PlayStation 4. It includes three other games in the franchise. Meanwhile, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 HD are available on Ps3.

Other games in the franchise are the following:

  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain Of Memories
  • Birth By Sleep
  • Coded
  • 358/2 Days

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 will be available on January 24 for PlayStation 4. Stay tuned to Video Games Republic to catch the latest on video games, tech, and more.

Read also: What To Expect From The Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Release Date

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