‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Set To Receive ‘ReMIND’ DLC With New Episodes And Bosses
Kingdom Hearts 3 ReMIND DLC has been announced, bringing a wealth of additional content - including new episodes and bosses to battle - to Square Enix's Disney-crossover hit of earlier this year.
Confirmed by series director Tetsuya Nomura at a Kingdom Hearts Orchestra performance in Tokyo, ReMIND is without a release date right now, and a price is also yet to be confirmed. This is paid DLC, by the way, unlike the recent Critical Mode update, which made the game rock hard. (Patch notes can be found here.) If that's your thing, when you're scrapping alongside Donald Duck and Goofy. Takes all sorts, I suppose.
ReMIND is set to add an all-new scenario to the base game - which sold upwards of five million copies in the two weeks after its launch (to mixed reviews) in late January - as well as additional episodes and bosses. The new content will come with Japanese and English voice-over options.
But Square Enix hasn't forgotten about the free stuff. Coming soon, too, is a new Keyblade for the game's protagonist, Sora, and a free new form. And if all of this lingo leaves you in the dark, don't worry - I'm right there with you. I've tried with Kingdom Hearts, I have, I promise. It's never connected with me.
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While Kingdom Hearts 3 took some 14 years to come out - well, it arrived 14 years after Kingdom Hearts 2 emerged, anyway - a wealth of spin-offs, prequels and remasters kept the franchise in hearts and minds of a growing global fanbase. You can now stay in Kingdom Hearts-themed hotel rooms, if you're visiting Disneyland Japan, and on the game's long gestation, co-director Tai Yasue explained:
"One of the main factors [for the long wait] was the decision to switch the game engine to develop the game. Our engine is great in terms of developing a high-end AAA title, but because there was a change in technology and work flows, it took some time for the team to adapt and adjust."
Well, when a game takes so long to come together, it's hardly surprising that the tech that props it up will change a little. More news on this paid DLC is expected soon (with E3 just around the corner, it might well get a full breakdown there).
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