Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Awakens In North America With Extra Content


kh08Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, a prequel to Sora’s adventures, is slated for a Western release this summer. Here’s how Square Enix describes the story.


Long before Sora was chosen by his Keyblade, the worlds’ safety lay in the hands of Keyblade Masters.

Three youths —  Terra, Ventus, and Aqua — have been training long and hard under Master Eraqus to prove that they, too, exhibit the Mark of Mastery.

But they will soon find themselves in the middle of a crisis affecting worlds far beyond their own—just as another Keyblade Master, Xehanort, goes mysteriously missing.

Three friends, three destinies. Everything will link back to the beginning.


The North American version isn’t a straight localization. Square Enix is enhancing it with more multiplayer options, an extra boss fight, and more multiplayer modes. An interview snippet also mentioned rebalancing the game by nerfing Megalfare and powering up bosses, but those changes are still unconfirmed.


Jenni has been covering Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep extensively. Read her overall impressions, an introduction to Terra’s journey, and the start of Ventus’ adventures for more information. Also, be on the look out for a piece about Aqua’s story too.


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