In the wake of loads of news and trailers for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 2.8, we noticed this fancy "Special/DLC" tab that just popped up on the Japanese site:
It looks like people like me that are just patiently waiting for the release of Kingdom Hearts 2.8 might end up laying down a few extra bucks for all of the content available for whatever this DLC is. But we're going to speculate wildly, because Kingdom Hearts.
Of course, as someone who's gladly given a few bucks to Kingdom Hearts Unchained: Chi, I have no problem with the idea of a DLC for 2.8. After all, if the "headline" game of the installment is supposedly only as long as one world, we might want some bonus content to hold us over until that elusive Kingdom Hearts 3 release.
What Game(s) Could The DLC Affect?
Kingdom Hearts 2.8 is a lot weirder than its predecessors Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5, which both had old content that was remastered for the PS3. Kingdom Hearts 2.8 contains not one, but two completely original stories, as well as a remaster of Dream Drop Distance.
While it's possible we could see a DLC for DDD, it's also highly unlikely, as there isn't really a whole lot Square Enix could add to the game that would make sense. This leaves us with our film addition, Back Cover, and the one everyone is looking forward to but needs three separate breaths to say, Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep 0.2: A Fragmentary Passage.
Kingdom Hearts X: Back Cover
While a DLC for this installment isn't entirely out of the question, if there was a part of the game I don't want added content for, it's this.
Besides the fact that anyone can just upload the extra content portions to YouTube, Back Cover is shaping up to be monumental to the plot and lore of the entire Kingdom Hearts franchise, and DLC story content has never sat too well with me in the first place. However, if there was actually DLC available for this portion of the game, perhaps we'll see some cutscenes connecting the foretellers to Xehanort and Eraqus.
A Fragmentary Passage
As much as it pains me to write this, since this is the part I'm looking forward to most: if there is substantial downloadable content available, it's probably for this game. As we know, 0.2 takes place in the realm of darkness, and seemingly mostly around the Castle of Dreams.
Possible DLC for "A Fragmentary Passage" could include other worlds, various missions, and possibly even boss battles. While I would be willing to spend almost any amount of money for bonus content for this game, a lot of people wouldn't, so a play like that could be risky for Square Enix.
Unchained: Chi Bonuses
One of the things I think is most possible and probable, if we can take anything away, is the chance of getting special medals and/or avatar parts for Kingdom Hearts Unchained: Chi for iPhone and Android. Avatar parts or medals could be unlocked for completing certain things in 2.8, or it could work the other way around too – you could link your KHUX account to the game to see your avatar among other players in Back Cover.
Obviously all of this is speculation, but even just thinking about Kingdom Hearts 2.8 gets me excited for its release! Be sure to also check out my breakdown of the most recent 2.8 trailer.
What do you want to see in Kingdom Hearts 2.8's DLC? Let us know in the comments!