The main Kingdom Hearts trilogy is coming to Nintendo Switch - but via cloud streaming.
Nintendo made the announcement during today's final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character confirmation - which was Sora, the main star of the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and Kingdom Hearts 3 + Re Mind will all arrive via the cloud at a later date (yet to be announced).
A collection of the three - dubbed the Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece - will also be available to pick up the entire trilogy in one go.
Already, there's been some disquiet among fans that these games won't get offline versions - particularly the two earlier releases.
Nintendo has given no reason why cloud versions were chosen. Other recent releases to be cloud-only include The Forgotten City and Control, while in Japan the Switch has also received cloud ports of Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Resident Evil 7.
The #KingdomHearts games are coming to #NintendoSwitch as cloud versions!— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) October 5, 2021
- 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/HTglalxMdn