The news keeps coming for Square Enix. After all the announcements made last week (neatly packed in our GameSided Recap) comes the reveal on the PlayStation Blog that Kingdom Hearts 2.5 has been announced, coming to the PlayStation 3 in 2014.
Officially titled Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, the game is a packaged compilation of several previously-unavailable version of the Kingdom Hearts 2 universe, including:
- Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix (previously PS2 Japan exclusive)
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix (previously PSP Japan exclusive)
- Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD remastered cinematics)
Kingdom Hearts 2.5 looks to follow in the footsteps of Kingdom Hearts 1.5, which was released last month here in North America 6 months after the Japanese release. That remastered collection included the expanded Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and a cinematic retelling of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days for the MSRP of $40. This time around, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 appears to be launched globally at the same time, a rare accomplishment in JRPG’s. If the general market trend serves correctly for a remastered collection of 6th generation games (with one notable exception), 2.5 should also retail for an estimated $40.
Unless the game becomes delayed (like Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD was), Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX should be hitting retailers sometime in 2014. Check out the announcement trailer below.