Free demos available for KINGDOM HEARTS on Nintendo Switch via cloud

Here’s some news to make your heart Sora with excitement: you can try three KINGDOM HEARTS games on Nintendo Switch via cloud for free! Read on for all the details.
By Duncan Heaney

By now you’ve probably heard KINGDOM HEARTS is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. What’s more, cloud versions of the legendary KINGDOM HEARTS series are coming to Nintendo Switch, but you may have been wondering… when?

Well, wonder no more: KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC), and the all-in-one KINGDOM HEARTS series collection for Cloud will launch on Nintendo Switch on February 10, 2022!

Not only that, but you can try some of them today - free demos are available on the Nintendo eShop. They let you explore each title twice for roughly 10 minutes each (roughly 15 minutes for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX ) while giving you a chance to test out your internet connections for the Cloud versions before you purchase.

Read on, and we’ll explain what’s included in each of these collections and how to get the demos.

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Sora, Donald and Goofy

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX - Cloud Version

This collection introduces you to the KINGDOM HEARTS series’ big-hearted hero Sora, as well as a few other Keyblade wielders that fans have grown to love. You’ll travel through numerous Disney inspired worlds, meet iconic characters, and enjoy enhanced versions of some of the greatest action RPGs of all time.

Here’s what’s included:

  • KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories
  • KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days (HD Remastered Cinematics)
  • KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded (HD Remastered Cinematics)

A free timed demo of this collection is available today in the Nintendo eShop.

KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance screenshot

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue - Cloud Version

This collection gives you a glimpse of the past and future alike. It showcases Sora’s most dangerous test yet, sets up the events of KINGDOM HEARTS III, and takes you back to the earliest days of the KINGDOM HEARTS saga for some startling revelations.

The titles included are:

  • KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD
  • KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-
  • KINGDOM HEARTS χ Back Cover (movie)

You can download what you need to play the demo from the Nintendo eShop. It gives you a set amount of time to explore the collection and a chance to find out how it plays with your connection.


KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC) - Cloud Version

The Dark Seeker saga comes to its exciting conclusion in an adventure that takes Sora to brand new Disney and Pixar worlds, inspired by Toy Story, , Monsters, Inc., Disney’s Tangled and more!

The Nintendo Switch version includes the Re Mind DLC as standard, which gives you extra story content, some of the most satisfying boss battles in the series to date and loads of additional features.

Any purchase of KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC) either as standalone or as part of the all-in-one collection below will award you with the new Advent Red Keyblade to use in the game!

As with the other collections, there’s a free demo available so you can try before you buy. Get yours today from the Nintendo eShop.


KINGDOM HEARTS series collection for Cloud

This collection gives you all of the above - the full KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Seeker saga for one price. If you’re a fan of the series or just want to be able to enjoy the full experience at your leisure, this is the collection to go with.

Naturally, there’s no demo for this as it’s a compilation of the above collections. You can download the demos individually via the Nintendo eShop if you want to give the games a go before release.

We know many of you have been eagerly anticipating Sora, Donald, Goofy, Riku, Kairi, Aqua, Terra, Ventus, Roxas, Axel, and the rest of the gang’s arrival on Nintendo Switch. Hopefully, these demos will give you an exciting preview of what to expect before the full release on February 10, 2022!