A good ReMINDer that Critical Mode also recently was released for free.
Shortly after the release of Kingdom Hearts 3’s first free DLC, word of paid DLC has come from a recent Kingdom Hearts concert in Tokyo, Japan.
Twitter user YanilynGaming reportedly attended the concert and confirmed that Kingdom Hearts franchise director confirmed a bit of paid, and free DLC, on the way. The paid DLC is known as Kingdom Hearts 3 ReMIND. According to Yanilyn, the paid aspect will include an additional scenario known as ReMIND, as well as a “Limit Episode + Boss,” a new Secret Episode plus a boss, and an English voiceover option for the Japanese version of the game.
Additionally, a new Keyblade and a new form for Sora will be made available for free.
Not too much additional information is available at this time, though we’ve reached out to Square Enix for comment. Based on the description listed by Yanilyn, the type and amount of content sounds comparable to Final Mix versions of previous games, which are essentially the director’s cut versions. Normally released after previous entries in the series, Final Mixes would include additional content to expand on each individual base game.
According to Yanilyn, more details are expected around June, which would line up with Square Enix’s recently announced E3 conference as a potential announcement for the event.
Square Enix recently released Critical Mode, a tougher difficulty setting, for Kingdom Hearts 3, this past week, and March’s NPD report revealed Kingdom Hearts 3 is the best-selling game of 2019 so far.
Nomura has previously confirmed both paid and free DLC is in the works for Kingdom Hearts 3. Though Nomura did not announce any specific DLC for Kingdom Hearts 3 beyond Critical Mode, we revealed what we’d like to see as DLC. DLC seems like a smart move for Square Enix, as Kingdom Hearts 3 shipped over 5 million copies in its first week, becoming January 2019’s best-selling game.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s News Editor, PlayStation lead, Beyond! host, and resident Kingdom Hearts fan. Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.