Aqua battles her way through the fragmentary passage

By Evan Slead
September 13, 2016 at 09:18 PM EDT

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue, the final piece leading to Kingdom Hearts III and the end of the Xehanort Saga, has officially been slated for an early 2017 release.

In the new trailer released Tuesday, seen above, fans are treated to additional footage from all three games included in the collection. Beginning with Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep — A Fragmentary Passage, Aqua comes across a sleeping Ven and mysterious mirror that taunts her with dark promises. “Only your heart is hollow enough to be a demon’s,” threatens the voice. The KeyBlade Master fights back, while gameplay of a new battle mechanic that shows off an upside down room is revealed. Just when Aqua seems lost to the darkness, King Mickey appears to bring light back into moment of weakness.

Kingdom Hearts HD Dream Drop Distance, the remake of the Nintendo 3DS title, also shows off the familiar flow motion game style introduced originally in the portable version. Sora and Riku must battle through new worlds while under a sleeping spell to prove their worthiness to wield KeyBlades for the Mark of Mastery exam. Lastly, Kingdom Hearts X Back Cover will act as an animated short film, revealing the history of the KeyBlade Masters and the long-discussed KeyBlade War, where it appears that seven of the guardians of light form an alliance against darkness in an attempt to provide balance in the world.

The trailer features a remixed version of “Simple and Clean” by singer Utada Hikaru. Fans will recognize the track from the opening cinematic scenes of both Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. Hikaru also created the song “Sanctuary” for the opening sequence of Kingdom Hearts II.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue will release on Jan. 24, 2017 for Playstation 4.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue

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