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Square Enix will bring Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix to PS4 in March

Square Enix has announced plans to bring the entire Kingdom Hearts saga to the PS4 in 2017.

We’ve known for some time now that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue (a remake of Dream Drop Distance) would be released for the PS4 this January, but today the publisher confirmed the Kingdom Hearts compilations previously released for the PS3 (Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix) will be relaunched exclusively for the PS4 on March 28, 2017.

Available for the first time in a single package, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix will include four games (the “Final Mix” versions of Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, and Birth By Sleep, as well as Re:Chain of Memories). Remastered cinematics for 358/2 Days and Re:Coded will also be included in the compilation.

All of these games will hopefully get you ready for Kingdom Hearts III, which might be released in 2017. In the meantime, Square Enix released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix, and it’s been embedded above.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix Collector’s Edition will include 1.5 HD ReMix too

If you missed out on Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix when it was released last year, you’ll want to pay extra attention to the recently announced Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix Collector’s Edition. That’s because the Collector’s Edition will include the first Kingdom Hearts HD collection as well as the second.

The Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix Collector’s Edition has been priced at $99.99 and it will be available exclusively through Square Enix’s official website. In addition to both HD collections, it will include a Collector’s Steelbook Case, a Shadow Heartless plush Toy, an exclusive Sora/Mickey collectible pin, and a 30-page hardcover Art Book.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix (which Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix and Birth By Sleep: Final Mix, as well as a “Theater Mode” version of Re:Coded) will be released for the PS3 on December 2.

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GTA5 steals our hearts (and money) as the best-selling game of September 2013

grandtheftautov-box-largeRockstar Games was on a quest for booty last month as Grand Theft Auto V was declared the best-selling game of the month by The NPD Group (via Joystiq). Not only did GTA5 sell a ridiculous amount of copies, but the title actually raised the fortunes of the entire video game industry. In September 2012, the game industry recorded $848 million in retail sales. Last month? $1.07 billion. Whoa.

The rest of the top ten includes a mixture of new releases and August holdovers. NBA 2K14 (#3), Diablo III (#4), FIFA 14 (#5), Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix (#6), and NHL 14 (#8) represent the new releases while Madden NFL 25 (#2), Disney Infinity (#7), and Saints Row IV (#10) all remained on the list from August. The retail version of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (at #9) was the only game with a pre-August release date to crack the top ten.

If you’d prefer your monthly NPD report in list format, we’ve got that too:

Bestselling Games in September 2013
1. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360, PS3)
2. Madden NFL 25 (Xbox 360, PS3)
3. NBA 2K14 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
4. Diablo III (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
5. FIFA 14 (Xbox 360, PS3, Vita)
6. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix (PS3)
7. Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, Wii U, 3DS)
8. NHL 14 (Xbox 360, PS3)
9. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox 360)
10. Saints Row IV (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

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New Releases: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix, NHL 14, Killzone: Mercenary, More


For everyone that missed Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories the first time around, Square Enix has combined them both into a new high definition re-release known as Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix. As you may have guessed, it’s in stores this week. Also available this week is NHL 14. The only remaining official hockey game will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Other new releases this week include Killzone: Mercenary, the first game in the series for the Vita; and Puppeteer, a game about puppets for the PS3.

Finally this week, The Elder Scrolls Anthology brings Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim together in massive multi-disc PC collection. And EA will release The Sims 3: Movie Stuff, probably the last Sims 3 “Stuff” expansion before next year’s release of The Sims 4.

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Square Enix to unveil “next-generation of Final Fantasy” at E3 2013


Square Enix is bringing the Final Fantasy franchise to this year’s E3 Expo in a big way. The publisher plans to have not just one or two, but four Final Fantasy games on display at the show. In addition to the three previously announced games (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster), Square Enix will unveil a first look at “the next-generation” of the franchise. Square Enix executives have previously hinted that this new game may be connected to Agni’s Philosophy, the technical demo they presented at last year’s E3 Expo.

In addition to a quartet of Final Fantasy titles, Square Enix will also show off a few of their co-productions with western developers including Murdered: Soul Suspect, Thief, Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut, and Deus Ex: The Fall. Rounding out Square Enix’s E3 offerings is Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix, a PS3 exclusive set to release this September.

More details on all of these titles can be found after the break and be sure to check out the Square Enix Presents YouTube Channel next week for a ton of Square Enix videos from the show floor. (more…)

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix coming to US/EU this Fall


Square Enix has announced that the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix compilation for the PS3 will be available in America and Europe as well as Japan. This marks the first time a “Final Mix” version of a Square Enix RPG has made its way to America.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix will include high definition versions of Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories, as well as all of the cinematic cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days. Trophy support, naturally, will also be included.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix will be released this Fall.

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Square Enix bringing Kingdom Hearts HD Remix to PS3 in Japan

Square Enix just announced a Kingdom Hearts HD collection at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, but it’s not what you think. Titled Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, the compilation will pull together HD versions of Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix (the only-in-Japan “Director’s Cut” of the first game) and the two “bridge” games that followed, Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days.

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix will be released in 2013 exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and, right now, the game has only been announced for the Japanese market. Hopefully, Square Enix will realize that American PS3 players love HD remakes as well.

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