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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Gets Release Date and Trailer

| 6 Jun 2014 15:20

Kingdom Hearts returns to PS3 on December 2nd in North American, December 5th in Europe.

Almost nine years after the original release, Kingdom Hearts II comes back in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix. Similar to the 2013 release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, the collection includes the previously Japan-only remake Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix.

The new PS3 exclusive package also includes HD remastered cinematics from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded as well as new cutscenes, weapons, and mini-games and a graphics overhaul for both Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix.

The trailer shows off cinematics and gameplay from the compilation and closes with hints towards Kingdom Hearts III, which Square Enix announced at E3 last year. According to a briefing earlier last month, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will be Square Enix's biggest release between now and the end of the year. Since this is dubbed the "E3 2014 Trailer" for the new collection, it seems likely that Square Enix wants to use as much time they can at E3 next week to talk about other projects and maybe their success relaunching Final Fantasy XIV.

Square also released some new screenshots from all three titles included in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix, some of which we've attached below.

Source: Kingdom Hearts website

Edit: Square Enix has said that there will be no info about Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy XV at E3 this year. This post has been edited to reflect that information.

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