It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since the release of Kingdom Hearts on the Sony Playstation 2 console. Having shipped over 20 million units across the world, the series has expanded with six extra entries and the collaboration between Square Enix and Disney Interactive is about to gain another entry with Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMix.
Just like its predecessor Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMix, this new game is a High Definition re-release and is set for a 2014 release in the Americas. Dates for other parts of the world are yet to be announced, however fans in Europe are hoping for a similar release schedule. The game promises to add further depth and detail to the Kingdom Hearts series. As well as the improved graphics, the game includes the Playstation 2 title Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and the Sony PSP title Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix.
Both titles in this new HD compilation were previously only ever released in Japan, making them a title that will undoubtedly be lapped up by fans of this kind of game in America and Europe. And sweetening the compilation even further, this HD re-release includes cutscenes from the Nintendo DS title Kingdom Hearts Re:coded.
The game picks up from where Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMix ends. Players will be able to continue on their adventures with the usual gang of Donald Duck, Goofy and Sora. They will also be able to explore the origins of the series by using the characters Ventus, Tera and Aqua. On replaying the games in HD, there’s no doubt that Square Enix and Disney Interactive want you to be prepared and ready to purchase Kingdom Hearts III.
It’s been a long time in the coming, but Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMix looks like a title that will please followers of the game. As action role-playing games go, the timeless Disney characters combined with other Worlds appeals to players of all ages, and the anticipation of the dedicated fans can be felt as players wait to play what is potentially two new games in the Americas, that have been tweaked and made even better than the original.