Square Enix dropped a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts 2.8, which shows us a lot to be excited about.
It starts off teasing a scene that we saw in the E3 trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3, where a young Xehanort and Eraqus play chess and discuss the ancient Keyblade War. As they speak we get a glimpse at the combat of Kingdom Hearts 3, which looks speedy and sparkly.
Then it segues into Dream Drop Distance HD, which is the remastered version of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance for the Nintendo 3DS. In this game, Sora and Riku are taking the Mark of Mastery exam to prepare for a final battle with the villainous Xehanort. The player can play as both Sora and Riku during the game, and the trailer shows us combat for each of them, and some touching scenes as well.
Next we get a look at Kingdom Hearts Chi Back Cover, also sometimes written as Kingdom Hearts χ (the Greek Symbol). So, you know. That’s a thing. This is a movie that ties into the upcoming mobile game of the same name. The movie is still in the original Japanese. It will give us more insight into the backstory of the Kingdom Hearts universe, such as how all the worlds were separated.
And last but not least, there’s footage of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage-, which I’m going to call anything but that for the sake of my editor. This is a “playable episode” that takes place after the events of Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep. The original Birth By Sleep is a prequel game that takes place nine years before the original Kingdom Hearts. In it, you play as Aqua, who was one of the three apprentices of Eraqus that faced off against the original Xehanort in that game.
Kingdom Hearts 2.8 doesn’t have a release date yet, but according to rumors it’s been in development for at least 10 months.