Skip to main content

Kingdom Hearts games come to Nintendo Switch, but as Cloud versions

Near the end of today’s Super Smash Bros. “Mr. Sakurai Presents” video, Sakurai himself shared that the Kingdom Hearts franchise will be coming to Nintendo Switch. Kingdom Hearts – HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind will come to the console as cloud versions, meaning that they require a persistent internet connection in order to be played, even if the console is in handheld mode.

No release date was announced, though Sakurai shared that more information would be available at a later date.

The #KingdomHearts games are coming to #NintendoSwitch as cloud versions!

– KINGDOM HEARTS – HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX – Cloud Version
– KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Cloud Version
– KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind Cloud Version pic.twitter.com/ksKjd5jqhz

— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) October 5, 2021

The collection of games includes all of the major entries in the Kingdom Hearts franchise alongside a couple of other remastered side entries. A remaster of the Nintendo 3DS game Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is included in the 2.8 packages for instance.

Fans have been asking to experience Kingdom Hearts on Switch for a while, particularly since competing consoles like the PlayStation 4 have hosted the series for a while, but there’s some discontent that the games will be accessible only via Cloud versions. Some fans are disappointed that they won’t be able to play the series on the go or while they don’t have a persistent internet connection, which is required for cloud gaming.

The news comes alongside the announcement of Sora as the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter and Sakurai’s last presentation. Nintendo has been teasing the final Smash character for a long time, most recently in September’s Nintendo Direct. Prior to today’s video, there was significant speculation as to who the final character was going to be. Many claimed it would be Sora, as unreleased Kingdom Hearts music had been leaked prior to the presentation.

Editors' Recommendations

Emily Morrow
Emily Morrow is a games journalist and narrative designer who has written for a variety of online publications. If she’s…
World of Goo 2 might just be the Nintendo Switch’s next must-own co-op game
A built structure in World of Goo 2.

When I sat down to demo World of Goo 2 at this year’s GDC, I noted to the developers on hand how surprising it was to see a sequel after so long. “It’s been, what? Ten years?” I said. I was very far off the mark: They noted that the original World of Goo launched in 2008. After playing a few levels (and having an existential crisis over time’s rapid passing), I’d find myself wondering how such an obvious slam dunk didn’t come sooner.

Like its predecessor, World of Goo 2 is a physics-based puzzle game where players craft structures from little, gooey critters. It presents a series of engineering challenges, as poorly built structures will topple under the weight of all those jiggly little pals. Rather than reinventing that concept entirely, World of Goo 2 adds some wild new ideas onto that stable structure that opens up its puzzle potential. The result is a chaotic co-op game that’s a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch.

Read more
How to get Wild Greens in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Link standing next to Sundelions in Tears of the Kingdom.

In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you might encounter the Gloom-Borne Illness quest, which requires you to find Wild Greens. However, there isn't actually an item called "Wild Greens," making this quest particularly tricky to complete. In this guide, we'll show you where to find Wild Greens in Tears of the Kingdom.
Where to find Wild Greens

The most important thing to note with this quest is the item you need is actually the Sundelion. The game is purposely vague, making it difficult to know what the actual item you need is. These items are found in various locations around Hyrule, but the most consistent way to find them is to visit a Sky Island around the following coordinates: -2,184, 0966, 1637.

Read more
One of my favorite puzzles games just turned 5, and it’s still outstanding
Baba Is You game on Android.

Baba is You, one of the most mind-bending indie puzzle games I’ve ever played turns five years old today.

Released for PC and Nintendo Switch on March 13, 2019, it’s a puzzle game where players manipulate the rules of a level in their favor to meet a win condition. That may seem simple, but Baba is You ramps up considerably in complexity as it goes on, enabling some genuinely head-scratching puzzles that will have you rethinking what’s possible within the game’s mechanics.

Read more