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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.
Welcome to December, ladies and gentlemen! On the average, December is a month that doesn’t see many new releases, but 2014 appears to be different. Six major releases will be available in stores this week, which is extremely atypical for the the first week of the final month of the year.
We start things off with the delightful and adorable Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for the Wii U. Based on the Captain Toad sections found in last year’s Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo may have outdone themselves with their latest attempt to cram a ton of cuteness into a game while keeping the gameplay appropriate for all ages. Yup, I thinkl Toad in an archaeologist costume searching for lost treasure means we’ve finally reached “Maximum Nintendo.”
Next up is Ubisoft’s cross-country racer The Crew. Available for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, Ubisoft held several beta tests to ensure that The Crew’s online modes work like a charm. Also available this week is Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix, a new Kingdom Hearts compilation for the PS3.
Speaking of compilations, Nintendo has smushed together both NES Remix games into a Wii U retail disc known as the NES Remix Pack. It’ll be joined by Ultimate NES Remix, a 3DS edition of the NES-based minigame collection.
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.
Square Enix has got quite an impressive array of titles in development including Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III, and Rise of the Tomb Raider. However, all of those games are currently on track for a release in 2015, so they won’t be appearing at next weekend’s PAX Prime convention.
Instead, the publisher will put out playable demos of overhead puzzle platformer Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Kingdom Hearts compilation Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix, and free-to-play team fighter Nosgoth. Square Enix will also show off some of their handheld offerings including the upcoming Hitman: Sniper, musical sequel Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, and a pair of currently available Dragon Quest games for mobile devices (Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King).
The 2014 PAX Prime convention will be held from August 29 to September 1. I hope you’ve already got your tickets, because it is sold out. More information on everything Square Enix plans to bring to the expo can be found after the break. (more…)
The Limited Edition of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix was announced this morning by Square-Enix at the PlayStation Blog.
The Limited Edition of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix will be available as a free upgrade for those who pre-order the standard game, while supplies last. The compilation will include include three games: Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded. Buyers of the Limited Edition will also receive a special pin badge.
The PlayStation Blog announcement also included new screenshots from the high definition version of Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded.
Square Enix has released a brand new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix that compares and contrasts the standard definition graphics of the original games with the remastered HD visuals of the PS3 remake. The trailer is also interactive, so viewers can jump between the SD version, the HD version, and a “Comparison” mode that puts both side-by-side.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix will include remade versions of Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, as well as well as story cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded when it’s released on December 2.
Square Enix has released the E3 2014 trailer and announced a release date for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix. Players will be able to get their hands on the compilation beginning December 2. The compilation, which will be available exclusively for the PS3, will include high definition remakes of Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. Non-playable cinematic scenes from Kingdom Hearts: Re:Coded will also be included to complete the story.
And don’t think Square Enix forgot about Kingdom Hearts III. While the PS4 and Xbox One title won’t be on display during next week’s E3 Expo, a small preview of the game is included at the end of the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 trailer above.
Square Enix has released a new trailer showcasing some of the high points from their upcoming compilation Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix.
Scheduled for release in 2014, exclusively for the PS3, the 2.5 ReMix will include the “Final Mix” editions of Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. These special versions of the games were previously only available in Japan, so even if you’ve played through the entire Kingdom Hearts series, there’ll be something new to see in the 2.5 ReMix. Remastered high definition cinematics from Kingdom Hearts: Re:Coded will also be included in the compilation.