Today, Square Enix announced Kindgom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix, a compilation of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. This collection will only be available on PS3 and will launch worldwide in 2014. The announcement trailer can be seen below.
Kingdom Hearts 2 follows Sora and Roxus following the events on the first Kingdom Hearts and 358/2 Days. Birth by Sleep, originally a PSP exclusive, is a prequel to all of the Kingdom Hearts titles, and follows three new heroes: Terra, Aquas and Ventus. Re:coded was originally a mobile puzzle title and later released on the DS. It appears that this game will only be featured with remastered cutscenes explaining it’s story. Similar to the treatment of 358/2 Days in the 1.5 HD collection. This announcement follows the September release of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, which contained Kingdom Hearts, 358/2 Days and Re: Chain of Memories.
This reporter’s opinion: OH MY GOSH YES. I have needed to play Birth by Sleep for quite some time. I just never wanted to buy a PSP to play it. I’m even considering buying the 1.5 HD collection, as I want to play through these again in HD (even though I have both on PS2)
by, Bobby Marquardt