Kingdom Hearts 2.8’s opening cinematic really brings out the feels

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 opening cinematic

Alongside the announcement of a Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix compilation for PS4, Square Enix also released a video for Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue, highlighting the game’s opening cinematic.

In the trailer, we get a small snippet of what has happened to Aqua since Birth By Sleep, and some hints towards where her story will go in 2.8’s new standalone adventure, A Fragmentary Passage. A Fragmentary Passage is a new game exclusive to the collection, and gives players a preview of gameplay features that will appear in Kingdom Hearts 3.

As a long time Aqua fan, I thought the trailer was amazing. Aqua was a refreshingly original addition to the series when she debuted in Birth By Sleep on the PSP back in 2010, with a very strong personality and story of her own. I’m excited to see where her story goes.

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 is due for release in Japan on January 12th, and will available worldwide on January 24th, 2017.