Revealed earlier today during the final fighter reveal for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Square Enix is bringing the Kingdom Hearts series to Nintendo Switch via the cloud.
While we didn’t get an official date for these games, here is what Switch owners are getting:
- Kingdom Hearts – HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX – Cloud Version
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Cloud Version
- Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind Cloud Version
This just in – the #KingdomHearts games are coming to #NintendoSwitch!
✨ KINGDOM HEARTS – HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix –
✨ KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
✨ KINGDOM HEARTS III
All three titles will be playable as cloud versions. Look forward to more information soon! pic.twitter.com/VtoiCJzxKp
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 5, 2021
While Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory launched on the Nintendo Switch last year, this is the first time the three main titles and spin-offs are available on the hybrid machine. It’s surreal seeing the series on the Switch but it feels like it belongs there.
What I am curious about is the decision to use a cloud-based version of these games over simply launching each game instead. I can understand doing this for games like Hitman 3 or Dying Light 2 but not this series. Either way, I’m excited by the prospect.