Well that was definitely the character I was most looking foward to seeing when I finally got around to BBS, so I'm glad they're in 3 since I'm sure I'll want more of them afterwards. So is there a playable version of BBS on one of the KH collections or do I have to track down an actual PSP and copy of the game? I'll definitely play it one way or another. I love trying all the spin-offs' different battle systems.
Yeah, luckily there are several options for that game. I first played it as an HD Remaster on Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix. (PS3)
On PS4 it's on a game called Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5
And on Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX
- KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX
- KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories
- KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics)
- KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX
- KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep Final MIX
- KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics)
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 FINAL CHAPTER PROLOGUE
- KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD
- KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep –A fragmentary passage–
- KINGDOM HEARTS χ Back Cover (movie)
It basically has every game. Including Dream Drop Distance, and 0.2 (An epilogue to BBS, and Prologue to KH3 featuring Aqua).
^This one seems to be currently sold out on Amazon, though.
I wouldn't even consider Birth By Sleep a spin-off to be honest since it has both the core gameplay and story. It just features a different main cast, but that's some times necessary, like how Metal Gear Solid 3 is about Snake's father, etc.
I think they should have given it a number, like KH 0. The short epilogue to Birth By Sleep is even called KH 0.2.
Ah, I see. Then I've played through the whole first story and just part of Coded for the second story (never finished that one).
Yeah from what I understand (I haven't played it myself, but I watched a story summary) Coded is mainly a side story, but the secret ending reveals something regarding the main villain of the current story, and sets up for the events of Dream Drop Distance, which is where Riku and Sora go to take the Mark of Mastery, to try to get the keyblade 'Master' title, in preparation for the final battle to come in KH3.
As of Kingdom Hearts 3 there are currently four people with that title. Aqua is one of them.
I forgot to mention that Kingdom Hearts X also plays a part in the KH3 story, and it's summarized in video form in Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far, or Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.