Kingdom Hearts – The Story So Far – is returning to US retailers after selling out shortly after release last fall. The game compilation is returning to physical stores like GameStop and Best Buy due to popular demand. The compilation includes all games in the series prior to Kingdom Hearts III, and so it allows fans to catch up on 15 years of story so they can hit the new game with all the lore info they'll need to make sense of the incredibly complicated original plot.
It will also be available in Canada and Latin America on March 15, 2019.
The full contents of Kingdom Hearts – The Story So Far – include:
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX
- Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
- Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics)
- Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
- Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics)
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
- Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
- Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep –A fragmentary passage–
- Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (movie)
Considering the fact that Kingdom Hearts 3 builds on several threads left by previous games, many from ending and hidden cutscenes, getting The Story So Far is not a bad idea. Especially since the KH3 recap movies are pretty darn terrible as we found out first hand.
If you'd rather save yourself the $39.99 and countless hours, you can also read our recap of the salient points of the KH series here. We guarantee our recap is far less fun, though. You can also take a glance over our KH3 review if you're into reading those before you play the game.