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Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue is the last HD Collection to be released, after I.5 and II.5. It contains an HD Port of Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover, and an all new 'episode' title Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage-. The HD Collection was made for the PlayStation 4.

The game was released in Japan on January 12, 2017 and the rest of the world on January 24, 2017. It was later released for the Xbox One worldwide on February 18, 2020.

The game was later released again in a combo pack for North America only as part of Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far alongside Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.[1]. A new boxset is currently being planned alongside Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix and Kingdom Hearts III as part of Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package for North America on the PS4 on March 17, 2020[2] which previously was a digital-exclusive PlayStation Store product.

A PC Port was released on March 30, 2021 worldwide via Epic games. A Nintendo Switch digital-exclusive port is currently in the works.[3]


Overview

Other than just serving as the HD Port of Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 also has Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage serve as a sequel to Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep which takes place after the Secret Episode from Birth by Sleep Final Mix that covers Aqua's time in the Realm of Darkness and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance which will connect with Kingdom Hearts III. The third game Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover is a 60 minute HD Cinematic of the Kingdom Hearts χ storyline that is told from each of the Foreteller's perspective.

0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage- Story

Starting off from where Another Guardian of Light from Dream Drop Distance left off, Mickey and Yen Sid explain to Riku and Kairi how Aqua's journey was connected to how he obtained his current Keyblade, the Keyblade of Darkness, and also how she was involved with him and Riku sealing the Door to Darkness (which took place back in Kingdom Hearts). Afterwards the group (through Sora shows up late after Mickey, Riku, and Kairi had left) are given their assignments for the preparations on the coming war with Xehanort.

Features

  • PlayStation 4 trophy support for Dream Drop Distance and 0.2 only.
  • Unlockable PlayStation 4 theme for each title.
  • Usage of the Unreal Engine 4 graphics for 0.2 and Back Cover which was also used in Kingdom Hearts III.
  • Preview of Kingdom Hearts III gameplay in 0.2

Changes to Dream Drop Distance

  • Remastered in high definition.
  • Now runs at 60fps.
  • Reworking the game to fit one screen, requiring some minor overhaul on the control system including:
    • Reworking original touch screen features by having the full map pulled up by PS4 touch pad, and giving both the Link System and Dream Eater party switch their own Sub-Menus.
    • Modifying several mini-games
      • The Balloon Mini-game now uses the PS4 touch pad as a substitute for the 3DS touchscreen.
      • The Water Barrel Mini-game now functions like a pinball game
      • The Treasure Googles Mini-game has been replaced with the Candy Goggles Mini-game due to the removal of the the 3DS camera.
  • Modifying the opening sequence to fit everything on one screen (though only some of the Mickey Mouse animations are used)
  • Extending the Drop Times.
  • Having up to three commands from the Command Menu seen on the screen at a time instead of two.
  • Adding three new Dream Eaters, Catanuki, Tubguin Ace, and Beatalike that were not in the original game.
  • Replacing two in-game trophies with two brand new ones due to the removal of 3DS-exclusive features.

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Trivia

  • The game was originally scheduled to be released worldwide in December of 2016, but was pushed back to January 2017, due to development changes, having the game also being released on the Playstation 4 Pro, and to avoid competition in sales on another Square Enix title, Final Fantasy XV following the latter title's delay.
  • Unlike the previous two HD ReMIX sets where hints of a future release were seen by accessing the credits from the title screen of the game, instead different cutscenes from Dream Drop Distance and the six previous Kingdom Hearts games from the first two HD ReMIX sets are seen for the main credits for the 2.8 HD set.
  • Nomura explained in an interview why this collection is called 2.8. Any game without Sora in it is counted as a zero, so Kingdom Heart X Back Cover is not counted. So adding 0.2 and 0.1 to 2.5 equals 2.8. The movie at the end of 0.2 is called 2.9, the final chapter prologue.
  • This is the final Kingdom Hearts game to feature the Disney Interactive Studios logo before the company's closure in May 2016 following the end of Disney Infinity.

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Games
Main series: Kingdom HeartsChain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts II358/2 DaysBirth by SleepcodedDream Drop Distanceχ [chi]Unchained χ/Union χ [cross]Kingdom Hearts IIIMelody of Memory
Remakes and others: Final MixRe:Chain of MemoriesII: Final MixBirth by Sleep: Final MixRe:codedHD I.5 ReMIXHD II.5 ReMIXHD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Disney Parks
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Incorporated Films and Shorts
Aladdin/The Return of JafarAlice in WonderlandBeauty and the BeastBig Hero 6CinderellaFantasiaFrozenHerculesThe Hunchback of Notre DameLilo & StitchThe Lion KingThe Little MermaidMickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three MusketeersMonsters, Inc.MulanThe Nightmare Before ChristmasPeter PanPinocchioPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl/Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndSleeping BeautySnow White and the Seven DwarfsSteamboat WillieTangledTarzanToy StoryTron/Tron: LegacyWinnie the PoohWreck-It Ralph
Characters
Main Characters: SoraRikuKairiKing MickeyDonald DuckGoofyRoxasAxel/LeaNaminéXionAquaTerraVentus

Villains: XehanortAnsemXemnasMaleficentPeteVanitasXigbar/BraigXaldinVexenLexaeusZexionSaïx/IsaDemyxLuxordMarluxiaLarxeneTerra-XehanortYoung XehanortXehanort's Guardian
Other Characters: Jiminy CricketAnsem the Wise/DiZYen SidMaster EraqusDilanEvenAeleusIenzoLingering WillHaynerPenceOletteKairi's GrandmaRiku ReplicaJiminy's JournalForetellersMaster of MastersLuxuEphemerSkuldChirithyLauriamElrena
Original Monsters: HeartlessNobodiesUnversedDream Eater
Disney Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts: Queen MinnieDaisy DuckPlutoChip and DaleHuey, Dewey, and LouieMagic BroomsAliceWhite RabbitDoorknobCheshire CatQueen of HeartsCard SoldiersTarzanJane PorterClaytonTerkKerchakKalaSaborHerculesPhiloctetesHadesCerberusRock TitanIce TitanAladdinAbuJasmineGenieCarpetJafarIagoPeddlerCave of WondersPinocchioGeppettoMonstroCleoArielFlounderSebastianUrsulaKing TritonFlotsam and JetsamGlutJack SkellingtonZeroSallyOogie BoogieLock, Shock, and BarrelDr. FinkelsteinMayor of Halloween TownPeter PanTinker BellCaptain HookMr. SmeeWendyCrocodileMerlinWinnie the PoohTiggerPigletEeyoreRabbitOwlRooBeesBeastBelleSnow WhiteCinderellaFairy GodmotherAuroraPongoPerditaDalmatian PuppiesSimbaMushuDumboBambiChernabog
Disney Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts II: Flora, Fauna, and MerryweatherMaleficent's RavenScrooge McDuckMulanLi ShangShan YuHayabusaYao, Ling, and Chien PoThe EmperorLumiereCogsworthMrs PottsChipWardrobePegasusMegaraPain and PanicHydraHorace HorsecollarClarabelle CowClara CluckJack SparrowElizabeth SwannWill TurnerCaptain BarbossaBo'sunJacobyTwiggCursed CrewPrince EricAttinaAndrinaSanta ClausSkeletal ReindeerTimonPumbaaNalaRafikiScarShenzi, Banzai, and EdMufasaKiaraPridelandersHyenasTronMaster Control ProgramCommander SarkKangaGopherStitchChicken Little
Disney Characters introduced in Birth by Sleep: Prince PhillipMaleficent's GoonsDocGrumpyHappySleepyBashfulSneezyDopeyThe PrinceEvil QueenMagic MirrorPrince CharmingJaqLady TremaineAnastasiaDrizellaLuciferGrand DukeGrand CouncilwomanCaptain GantuJumbaExperiment 221Lost Boys
Disney Characters introduced in Dream Drop Distance: QuasimodoEsmeraldaPhoebusJudge Claude FrolloVictor, Hugo, and LaverneKevin FlynnSam FlynnQuorraCLURinzlerBlack GuardsBlue FairyBeagle BoysChernabog's MinionsJulius
Disney Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts χ: Mad HatterMarch HareRazoulRoyal GuardsMauriceGaston
Disney Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts Union χ: SultanSamsonVanellope von SchweetzFix-It Felix Jr.Sergeant CalhounKing CandySour BillCy-BugsHero's Duty Troops
Disney Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts III: ZeusApolloAthenaHermesLava TitanTornado TitanLittle ChefWoodyBuzz LightyearRexHammSargeGreen Army MenLittle Green MenRapunzelFlynn RiderPascalMaximusMother GothelSulleyMike WazowskiBooRandall BoggsChild Detection AgencyTrailer Son and MomElsaAnnaKristoffOlafSvenMarshmallowHansMr. GibbsTia DalmaDavy JonesKrakenCutler BeckettBaymaxHiro HamadaGo Go TomagoHoney LemonFredWasabiLumpyWreck-It Ralph
Disney Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts Dark Road: Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Disney Characters introduced in the manga: CaterpillarChi-Fu
Square Enix Characters: LeonCloudMoogleOthers

Elements
Plot Elements: Kingdom HeartsHeartKeyblade WarDark Seeker SagaMore

Game Elements: Gameplay in Kingdom HeartsMagic

Objects
Sea-salt ice creamWayfinderDoor to DarknessKeybladeX-bladeMore
Locations
Original Worlds: Destiny IslandsTraverse TownRadiant Garden/Hollow BastionDisney Castle/Disney Town/Timeless RiverDive to the HeartEnd of the WorldRealm of DarknessTwilight Town/Mysterious TowerThe World That Never WasCastle That Never WasLand of Departure/Castle OblivionKeyblade Graveyard

Disney Worlds: WonderlandDeep JungleOlympus Coliseum/Underworld/OlympusAgrabahAtlanticaHalloween Town/Christmas TownNeverlandHundred Acre WoodThe Land of DragonsBeast's CastlePort Royal/The CaribbeanPride LandsSpace ParanoidsDwarf WoodlandsCastle of DreamsDeep SpaceLa Cité des ClochesThe GridPrankster's ParadiseCountry of the MusketeersToy BoxKingdom of CoronaMonstropolisArendelleSan FransokyoGame Central Station/Niceland/Cy-Bug Sector/Candy Kingdom

Organizations/Groups
Organization XIIIPrincesses of HeartDisney Villains Council
Songs
"Dearly Beloved" • "Simple and Clean" • "Sanctuary" • Face My FearsDon't Think TwiceMickey Mouse Club MarchSwim This WayPart of Your WorldUnder the SeaUrsula's RevengeA New Day is DawningDestatiThis is HalloweenHe's a PirateBeauty and the BeastBibbidi-Bobbidi-BooIt's a Small WorldNight on Bald MountainWinnie the PoohThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeThe Pastoral SymphonyNutcracker SuiteYou've Got a Friend in MeHealing IncantationPut That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help MeLet It GoDo You Want to Build a SnowmanYo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)A Whole New WorldCircle of Life
Soundtracks
Kingdom Hearts Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts II Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack CompleteKingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack
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