Kingdom Hearts franchise gets Japanese variants with separate achievements

By Sam Quirke,
While it's never a guaranteed thing on Xbox, Kingdom Hearts III launched with a Japanese and Asian variant on the Xbox stores, meaning that the game could technically be completed three times over with three achievement lists for those so inclined. This looks to remain true for the rest of the franchise, as we've just picked up the Japanese variants of the Kingdom Hearts – HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX achievement list and the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. Along with the western achievement lists revealed earlier today, that brings us to a significant total gamerscore for those inclined to go the distance.


While we've only had the Japanese versions of the achievement lists hit so far, the precedent is there in Kingdom Hearts III for us to also get an Asian achievement stack. If that's the case, our Kingdom Hearts series' total available gamerscore will top 20,000 for just three distinct releases, provided you're up for paying for and playing through the game in different regions.

KINGDOM HEARTS - HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX - (Japanese Ver.)
KINGDOM HEARTS - HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX - (Japanese Ver.)

?This is the Japanese-language version of the product. KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is a compilation of 6 unforgettable KINGDOM HEARTS experiences that form the foundation of the series.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Japanese Ver.)
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Japanese Ver.)

?This is the Japanese-language version of the product. KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a compilation of 3 magical KINGDOM HEARTS experiences that no fan should be without. Witness the untold stories of the series!

As we just recently reported Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 ReMIX and the 2.8 prologue are both back on the cards for a release in the next 24 hours depending on your region, after the release date appeared and then disappeared earlier this year. Even if you choose to play the games in just the one region, you're still looking at 6,000 gamerscore for your trouble, though rough estimates suggest you will be playing 200+ hours to get there. While only the New Zealand store listing currently has a price, each of the games will probably cost in the region of $60-$70 in the US.

Will you be going for the 4,000 for the two main entries in the series, the 6,000 for the entire back catalogue – or are you dedicated enough to go for the 20,000 full regional series completion?
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.