Square Enix will release Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue in December 2016 for PlayStation 4, which is the successor of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix. The action takes place after the events of Birth by Sleep, which are narrated from the perspective of Aqua, a Keyblade-wielding warrior training under Master Eraqus. A gameplay trailer has been released for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and you’ll find it in this article.
The international version of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix arrived in 2011 and players have discovered a secret ending titled “Birth by Sleep: Volume 2”, which series director Tetsuya Nomura said that it will be about Aqua in the ROD. “It shows the existence of Aqua’s story in the Realm of Darkness. It means that she didn’t just wander about in the Darkness for ten years, but that she passed through many experiences. However, it is a “Fragmentary Passage”, as the name suggests – that story was severed and wasn’t told. I hope I can tell it when given the opportunity,” has stated Nomura.
Also, Square Enix has hinted a possible additional collection in the credits of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix and clips of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance and all suspicions were confirmed when Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue was announced in September 2015. At that time, Nomura has said that the collection will allow players to experience new elements that will be developed for Kingdom Hearts III. The collection was scheduled to be released in 2016, for PlayStation 4, and if the Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance was named “number 2.6” because it’s a continuation to HD 2.5 Remix, and since Birth by Sleep is considered 0.1, it resulted that A Fragmentary Passage had to be named 0.2. So, 2.5 + 0.1 + 0.2 = 2.8, which is the number that corresponds to Kingdom Hearts HD, the collection containing the three games.
On June 8, Square Enix has released a trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 in which players have met Aqua, a female character who will fight against the Heartless. This battle will be featured in Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage, but that’s a different story. If you want to take a look at the gameplay trailer, here it is:
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