Both Kingdom Hearts Collections are on Sale on the PlayStation Store this Weekend
If you're like me and you've been searching high and low for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix and 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, then you're in luck.
If you’re one of the many, many people who has been searching for a way to play through all of the Kingdom Hearts series now that the twelfth installment is out, then you may now have a solution. Today, Square Enix revealed that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix and HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue are now on sale on the PlayStation Store.
Unfortunately, you’ll still have to put out a pretty penny for both of them even though their physical counterparts are cheaper. For 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, you’ll have to put down $33.49, while 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will cost you $40.19. For perspective, the physical versions of both of those games at GameStop cost you $18.99 and $24.99 respectivly.
That all being said, currently the PlayStation Store is one of the only places that you’re guaranteed to find a copy of either. I was told by two GameStop employees at two different stores that the new version of both collections have been delisted from their inventory, meaning pre-owned copies are the only way to go. This, combined with the fact that both are in high demand right now thanks to the twelfth installment just hitting stores, makes it incredibly hard to find a copy of either collection anywhere. While it may not seem practical, this is easily your best bet for now.
Both of the aforementioned sales last until Monday, so if you don’t want to wait around for a pre-owned copy of either collection to pop up, I’d recommend you get a move on. You can check out 1.5 + 2.5 Remix here and 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue here.
For those that don’t know, both of these collections combined is the entire series. 1.5 + 2.5 Remix includes Kingdom Hearts 1 Final Mix, Re:Chain of Memories, 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Re:coded, while 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue includes Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, X Back Cover, and 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage. Boy, that’s a lot of games and cinematics.
As for twelfth installment in the series, Kingdom Hearts III (god, that felt weird to type out), DualShockers’ own Editor-in-Chief Lou Contaldi reviewed it and thought it was the best entry in the series and “a dazzling experience from Square Enix.”