Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix hitting PS3 in 2014

Square Enix confirms compilation pack featuring Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Birth by Sleep Final Fix, and Re:coded launching next year.

Square Enix today announced Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix, an all-new compilation pack headed exclusively to the PlayStation 3 across the world in 2014.

The bundle is a follow-up to Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix. It includes previously Japanese exclusives Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, as well as Kingdom Hearts Re:coded.

Square Enix also announced today that the Kingdom Hearts series has now sold over 20 million units worldwide to date.

Kingdom Hearts III was announced during the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in June. It is currently in development for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No release date has been announced.

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lostn
lostn

I can't wait for 3.5 HD Remix on the PS5 in 12 years time.

magic_merlock
magic_merlock

Pls MS. You pulled the strings to get KH3. I think you can manage 2.5. I'll even take a years wait if needed

magic_merlock
magic_merlock

Are you kidding me? 8 years I have waited for KH2FM to come to America... And I don't have a ps3. Fml

danusty
danusty

I guess I will be keeping my original KH1, RE-COM, KH2, BBS and days then. that is, unless they release an actual collection with all of those GAMES (not in movie format) in one blue ray disc.

drsw36
drsw36

Can't wait to play the final mix versions. :)

danusty
danusty

"Kingdom Hearts III was announced during the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in June. It is currently in development for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No release date has been announced."

really? what the DUCK! I'm not buying any of the next gen consoles. I wanted this for ps3 or 360. guess I'll never get to play the "final chapter". damn you squaresoft! I bet sony and microsoft payed an insane ammount of money for you to release that game on consoles that due to them being new will not have an install base as large as the ps3 and 360 one.

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

We all knew this was coming right?

rirashadow4
rirashadow4

Is it weird I'm more excited for this than KH3?

chatphon
chatphon

with a little more patience maybe they'll release KH HD collection

the_repo_man6754
the_repo_man6754

Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection contains seven games in one. Just saying. 

N4o7A
N4o7A

WTF?! Why couldn't they just pack all the HD KH remix games into 1 game to keep fans busy till KH3? Despite being a KH fan, this seems a bit of an exploit IMO :/

zero8requiem
zero8requiem

The only reason they could put Re:CoM as a playable part of 1.5 is because they already remade it for PS2 so it already has the same inputs for the controller.  Same reason they put in BBS cause the PSP uses similar button systems.  With the touch portion of the 3DS I don't see them ever remaking it for the main system aside from Wii U.  Which is also why they only included the cut scenes for Re:Coded and 358/2 Days.

pillarrocks
pillarrocks

Should I get KH 1.5 Remix or just wait for Remix 2.5 next year? I played both on the PS2 but never finished them and have never played Re Coded or Birth By Sleep as I didn't have a PSP or mobile phone. I just hope both Birth By Sleep and Re Coded are playable and not like the DS game which was only cut scenes as it wasn't reprogrammed for the PS3.

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

I'm so ready for the day when I can have all of these in a collection on the PS4, including KH3. 8 Kingdom Hearts games in one case, man that would be one hell of a collection. 

DVONvX
DVONvX

I'm loving 1.5 remix and can't wait for 2.5. But wow, its tough forcing myself to play Chain of Memories. No more card games for me after this..

Kats_RK
Kats_RK

I still need to buy  Kingdom Hearts 1.5....

soulless4now
soulless4now

My body is ready for this and Kingdom III. I'm so happy I get to see Terra again. :D   

*fangirl scream*

Jak-25
Jak-25

I really want Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 on the PS4...

Bluemeanie77
Bluemeanie77

sweet!  will be picking this up and then just have to get "Dream Drop Distance" 

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

better late than never. Kingdom hearts 2 final remix. will have to do until Kingdom hearts 3 proper on Ps4

the_repo_man6754
the_repo_man6754

God of War Saga contains five games in one. Just saying. 

toddx77
toddx77

Awesome.  I knew this would be made and I have yet to play birth by sleep.  Now I just need a date for FFX HD.

izTamz
izTamz

we'll talk once you finish the game xboxer's :D

Warhawk613
Warhawk613

Nice.  Once this comes out, I'll be caught up with the series.  Plenty of time to beat Re: Chain of Memories.

GuillermoX
GuillermoX

Cool news.  Can you guys put the old site back so it doesn't take ages to load?
 (if it even loads at all)

lostn
lostn

@magic_merlock After an 8 year wait, what you missed out on will likely disappoint you anyway.

drsw36
drsw36

@danusty You're asking a lot. Big series like God of War, Metal Gear & KH have about 6 games each. You expect them to upgrade all of them at the same time? Its only natural for series like that to have multiple HD collections.

But eventually they will make one big bundle for KH just like GoW & MGS so you can wait for that If you want. :)

I really recommend the HD upgrades because of the Final Mix versions. 

As for the Movies, 358/2 Days & Re:codes were made for the DS and porting them to consoles would be difficult because of the touch sceen thing. How do you make that work for consoles? Making them movies seems like the best option.

Hope this helps.

Elegroth
Elegroth

@danusty Square Enix stated long ago that they would release KH3 on the latest hardware available.  If development started after the next-gen consoles were announced to developers, they were going to create the game for the next-gen platforms.  If this is how you're going to react to the news of KH3 being on superior hardware, I guess you won't be able to play the final chapter of the Xehanort saga.

the_repo_man6754
the_repo_man6754

@ANUBISZER0 Square could've released all of the games in one package like God of War Saga or Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection. 

What's hilarious about these low self-esteem fanboys/trolls like drew36 is that they believe that Sqaure has to release a bunch of collections separately before Square releases the collection that they should've released. I ask that dumbass why does Sqaure have to go the rip-off route, then he blindly calls me a troll for no reason. 

Dumbass fanboys, what can you do? 

lordking123
lordking123

@rirashadow4 no one knows when kingdom hearts 3 will be released. So i agree, im more anxious for this than kingdom hearts 3 

mike24ok
mike24ok

@chatphon The fact that every used copy i buy freezes at some point is the main reason i like this comment.


ZeroX91
ZeroX91

@the_repo_man6754 

Too bad that HD "collection" (of two games unless you preordered) came first....was a waste of money....

Diashi
Diashi

@pillarrocksGet both, they're wonderful games and the story does carry through. BBS will be playable, Re:Coded will be cutscenes strung into a movie.

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

@DVONvX Yeah I just put like 45 hours into final mix and started chain of memories. Now I'm thinking I might wait a little bit before I take that one on. It's just so inferior to the first one.

drsw36
drsw36

@the_repo_man6754No, they made 2 HD collections first. God of War 1+2 HD and then God of War Origin HD.

danusty
danusty

@drsw36 @danusty days does not require touch controls in no way, shape or form, don't know about the other one though

drsw36
drsw36

@the_repo_man6754 @ANUBISZER0 Seriously what is you're problem? YOU started attacking me and insulting me for no reason and I'm a troll? All I did was telling that God of War had 2 HD collections before The Saga bundle and you went in rage mode and attacked me and called me a fanboy for telling you that. And I'm the one blindly calling you a troll? You're delusional.

Also about Metal Gear Solid Legacy, their were multiple HD collections before MGS Legacy. So tell me why is it ok for God of War & Metal Gear Solid to have multiple collections but not KH?

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

@the_repo_man6754 @ANUBISZER0 i love square man...but ur 100% right. 

i could live if say they were haphazard with the portable releases...but to not have KH1 final mix and KH2 final mix on one disc is a JOKE.

> wii u

Elegroth
Elegroth

@drsw36 @danusty The amount of work it would take to make a good remake of a DS game for the PS3 is astronomically more than the PS2 and PSP.  It wouldn't by an upgrade of the previous game, they would have to completely remake the game from scratch.  I don't blame them for only doing cutscenes.  They were the worse of the KH series anyways.  Re:Coded was mostly fanservice for DS people.  358/2 Days had a great story, so the cutscenes in 1.5 HD ReMIX were greatly appreciated.  That's the only one I would have wanted to play, but it isn't worth an additional 1-year wait.

the_repo_man6754
the_repo_man6754

@drsw36 @the_repo_man6754 A troll calling me a troll when things get tough on you. What's wrong little boy? You afraid of a challenge? 

Typical fanboy tactic: When failed to trick someone with higher intelligences, you rely on that trolling. 

Also, calling someone else a troll doesn't disguise you from trolling, moron.  

Diashi
Diashi

@the_repo_man6754 @dominoodle @drsw36 Keep in mind Square is doing a MUCH better job with these HD collections than was done for the God of War collections. Square is actually remaking models and changing features (adding reaction commands to KH1, adding true surround sound, etc.

The God of War games were basically junk ports just upped in resolution, I was actually pretty disappointed after I bought the Saga.

drsw36
drsw36

@the_repo_man6754 @dominoodle @drsw36 Why are you so butthurt? Calm down man. I was just telling you that God of War had 2 collections before the Saga bundle.

Also making a KH in HD take a lot more time than a God of War since its a long RPG. Plus they are based on the Final Mix version with additional contents and it was only release in Japan so they had to translate the new stuff in English. Making 2 KH Collections with 3 games each is more realistic. This way they can release them faster.

Do some research next time instead if insulting someone cause you look like a fool.

the_repo_man6754
the_repo_man6754

@dominoodle @the_repo_man6754 @drsw36 Well it's a shitty point. God of War Saga already proves that you can release a compilation with all the games in one package. Square could've release all the games in one package right off the bat. 

Seriously, you fanboys need to start thinking realistically. 

dominoodle
dominoodle

@the_repo_man6754 @drsw36 His point is they already released all of the God of War games in HD before they bundled it all together as the God of War Saga.

It would be like Square releasing KH 1.5 and 2.5 and then releasing another one as bundle that includes 1.5 and 2.5 and calling it the KH Saga.