The PC release of Kingdom Hearts offers the latest hiccups in the insidious world of pre-ordering video games. Four games in the Square Enix long-running plot maze are officially out on PC today via Epic Games Store where they are currently marked down by 20 percent through April 6. However, if you pre-ordered any of the games, you are still entitled to a retroactive discount.
All as prepaid for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind, or Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory– no, I did not constitute any of these names – can receive a partial refund, Epic twitret earlier today. The refund will be automatically credited to the payment method used, so be sure to double check.
If you do not get a refund (hey, digital store fronts are outrageous), you can look up Epic directly.
Kingdom Hearts is not the only pre-ordered kerfuffle in recent weeks. Earlier this month Square Enix announced that Outriders, kick-ass third person shooter out this week, would launch day one via Xbox Game Pass. But it was a catch: You can subscribe to Microsoft’s monthly on-demand service and have pre-purchased the game and still not automatically get a refund. Instead, Game Pass members had to manually cancel someone Outriders pre-orders.
We have said it before. We will say it again: Do not pre-order video games.