Kingdom Hearts 2.8 arrives this December, no Kingdom Hearts III at E3

Even if Square Enix isn’t hosting another proper press conference at this year’s E3, they still have no shortage of games to showcase at this year’s expo, between Final Fantasy XV, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, I Am Setsuna, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, and World of Final Fantasy, among others.KH - Gameplay

When asked about their highly beloved Disney mash-up action-RPG franchise, Kingdom Hearts however, Square Enix had mixed news. The good news is that Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, the series’ upcoming remaster package for PlayStation 4, will be part of the company’s E3 lineup, and was even given an official worldwide release window for this December, confirmed in an all-new E3 trailer that released today. The bad news is that Kingdom Hearts III, the series’ long-overdue next proper sequel, is completely skipping E3 this year, and we won’t hear any more about the game until towards the end of 2016.

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue remasters Nintendo 3DS offering, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance in full 1080p HD for PlayStation 4, and also includes Kingdom Hearts Chi: Back Cover, a game that fills in leftover storylines from mobile game, Kingdom Hearts Chi in HD cinematics, as well as an entirely new game, Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage -, a game that unfolds from the perspective of one of the Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep protagonists, Aqua. This final package is meant to lead directly into the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III, which will serve as a climax for the series’ current story arc.

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