Square Enix today announced at D23 Expo Japan that it has officially begun development on Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. A follow-up to the recently released Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, the title is slated for release next year in the Americas.
Adding further depth and detail to the "Kingdom Hearts" series, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is a fully remastered HD compilation of the PlayStation 2 title Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and the PSP title Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix. Both, previously exclusive to the Japanese market, will be available for the first time in the Americas for the PlayStation 3. Theatrical cut-scenes from the Nintendo DS title Kingdom Hearts Re:coded will also be included in the compilation.
Picking up after Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, players will be able to continue on their adventures with Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy, and also explore the origins of the "Kingdom Hearts" series with characters Terra, Aqua and Ventus – all with gorgeous high-definition visuals and enhanced gameplay mechanics. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will provide fans with the chance to replay the games of the celebrated franchise, and also lead into the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III, which is set to be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.