Scheduled release date:
December 2, 2014
Square Enix
Square Enix
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Release Date:
December 2, 2014

We’ll have to wait a while for Kingdom Hearts III but in the meantime, we can relive previous entries with compilations like Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX . This is a follow-up effort to the 1.5 ReMIX collection that launched last year, and it’ll feature plenty of never-before-seen footage for fans in North America. It will only be available on the PlayStation 3 (not the PS4), so here’s hoping all you Disney and action/RPG aficionados held onto your “old” system. You’re guaranteed many hours of fun with your ol’ pals, Sora, Donald and Goofy!

This particular compilation boasts the following: Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix , a PS2 title previously exclusive to Japan, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix , a PSP game exclusive to Japan, and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded boasting HD remastered cinematics. The former two titles will be available for the very first time in North America and Europe, and those remastered cinematic cut-scenes from the DS game Re:coded should be awfully spiffy. Such games really only shine when given the power of consoles; handhelds often hold back the production values, and Square Enix is well-known for excelling in that category.

Whether you’re new to the well-crafted franchise or you’re indulging for the first time, you will appreciate the origins of the revered IP. Featuring characters Terra, Aqua and Ventus – just to name a few – these games always featured great stories, legendary characters from the Square Enix and Disney realm, and a ton of content. You should also enjoy the technical upgrades in each title. For instance, the backgrounds and textures of Kingdom Hearts II have been changed from the original 4:3 ratio to the standard 16:9 ratio for high-definition. About 80 percent of the game’s original audio has been remixed, too, so even if you’ve played KHII before, you should still be impressed.