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Square Enix sets $90 price for cloud-only Kingdom Hearts series on Nintendo Switch

UPDATE: £80 in the UK, though currently discounted.

UPDATE 19/1/21: Square Enix has given Eurogamer UK pricing for the Kingdom Hearts series' cloud debut on Nintendo Switch, which yesterday made headlines for costing $90 in the US.

The same Integrum Masterpiece cloud edition is £80 in the UK, although is currently on sale for £64 if you pre-purchase it before release.

Alternatively, you can buy cloud versions of Kingdom Hearts 3 for £50 (or £40 via pre-purchase), 1.5 & 2.5 Re mix for £33 (or £26.39 pre-purchase), and 2.8 for £40 (or £32 pre-purchase).

ORIGINAL STORY 18/1/21: The Kingdom Hearts series comes to Nintendo Switch next month on 10th February via cloud-only versions of various games - and at a price.

Individually, you'll be able to pick up Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX Cloud Version for $40. Both Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Cloud Version and Kingdom Hearts 3 + Re Mind (DLC) Cloud Version cost $50 each.

Alternatively, you can get the lot via the Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece for Cloud edition, which is priced at $90. (At the moment, there's a 20 percent off offer if you pre-order - meaning this is temporarily $72.)

Cover image for YouTube videoKINGDOM HEARTS Series for Nintendo Switch Cloud Version Trailer

These prices are live now via the Kingdom Hearts website and US eShop. We've asked Square Enix for UK-specific pricing and will update when we get it through.

In the meantime, the $90 price point - especially just for a licence to stream these games - has raised eyebrows among fans.

It's not the first time Square Enix has been embroiled in pricing controversy, either. In December, Square Enix slapped Forspoken with a £65 price on Steam - around £15 more than many other big PC launches.

Around the same time, the PC Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade initially popped up with a placeholder £70 pricetag, though this was changed to £65 also.