Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind DLC is Pretty Expensive For What It’ll Probably be (Updated)
Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind DLC is 30 dollars, a pretty high price for another round on Nomura's ride.
Square Enix revealed a new trailer for the Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind DLC in the latest State of Play. The trailer most notably reveals that Aerith and the other Final Fantasy characters aren’t dead. As you already know, since the trailer leaked beforehand, the DLC will launch on January 23, 2020. What didn’t leak, however, was the price of the Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind DLC. We heard it now.
Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind DLC is priced at $29,99 and contains:
- An Additional Story: Re Mind
- The Limitcut episode and 13 boss battles (the harder boss battles against each Organization XIII character, like they did in KH2 Final Mix)
- A Secret episode and boss battle
- A Data greeting feature
- A slideshow feature
- The premium menu
The DLC also comes with a $39,99 priced version. It includes all the above plus a video of the World of Tres Orchestra concert, recorded in Osaka, Japan. 19 tracks in total.
Lastly, the DLC will launch alongside a free update, version 1.07, which will add:
- A main story update
- New abilities
- The keyblades Oathkeeper and Oblivion, and a new Form change
- An expansion of the sharing features
Personally speaking, I think the DLC is pretty expensive for what it is, especially considering players already paid Kingdom Hearts III full price and what they got was an unfinished game. Which will now be complete with this DLC.
Square Enix always launched Final Mix versions of past Kingdom Hearts games, and Kingdom Hearts III is getting this treatment via a DLC instead. This DLC is definitely historically better since we don’t have to pay full price for a Final Mix game and restart our playthrough from the beginning. But it doesn’t make it a good thing either. And while we have a list of the DLC’s content, we have no idea how long is said content. It’ll turn into an even worse deal if you can clear the additional story, the Limitcut episode, and the Secret episode in just a few hours.
Tetsuya Nomura chatted about the DLC in various interviews we translated. He most notably mentioned how it would launch before 2019 ended. Turns out that it didn’t make the cut in the end. January 23 isn’t too far off from 2019 though.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5, 2.5, and 2.8 are also coming to Xbox One. Square Enix is also currently recruiting for the future of the Kingdom Hearts series.
The trailer is included below. I’m sad Square Enix still hasn’t published a Japanese dubbed version yet and we couldn’t hear Aerith voiced by Maaya Sakamoto and Riku voiced by Mamoru Miyano. Hopefully, it’ll pop up soon on the Japanese KH Twitter.
Update: Square Enix published the Japanese version of the trailer. You can find it below the English version.