Late last night (from the perspective of someone in Arizona) Square-Enix made the not-so surprising announcement that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is in development. I say not-so surprising, because with the first Kingdom Hearts collection being a success worldwide, it was only a matter of time until a sequel collection was announced. That, or Square-Enix knew I was having a rough morning and wanted to cheer me up by giving me nearly everything I have ever hoped for in this world [of gaming].
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will be available exclusively on the PS3, releasing sometime next year, and will include the follow:
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
— previously on PS2 and exclusive to Japan
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
— previously on PSP and exclusive to Japan
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
(HD remastered cinematics)
While the idea of playing Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix should appeal greatly to any fan of the series, the idea of simply playing Birth by Sleep — in my not-so-humble opinion the best of the series — on the big screen is worth the unannounced purchase price all on its own. Also, getting to see the story of multi-ported/multi-remake Re: Coded through a cinematic retelling akin to 358/2 Days‘ treatment in the prior collection is worth it as well.
No specific date has been announced as of yet, but we should be expecting Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX to be released worldwide sometime in 2014.
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