Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix
Thanks to the success of the first and the wonderful people at Square Enix the next Kingdoms Hearts HD collection is on its way and features some of the best games of the series. Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD includes the final mix versions of Kingdoms Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep as well as Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded as a movie compilation. For KH fans this is an amazing opportunity to relive some of the best moments of the series and for new comers, an excellent to get up to speed before the long awaited Kingdom Hearts III. An exclusive release for the PS3 the 2.5 collection is said to feature even more graphical updates than the previous 1.5 collection and also includes a completely remaster of the amazing soundtrack that has become a staple of the series.
The first game in the collection Kingdom Hearts II, which is considered to be the most popular entry in the series, follows the events after the original Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. It explores the story of a young keyblade wielder Roxas and his mysterious connection to Sora and their battle against the secretive Organistion XIII. The game features the best parts of the original and adds fantastic new elements including dual keyblades, bigger boss battles, and unique stages that transform Sora and his companions completely. This game is a must play for any action rpg fans.
The second game featured in the collection is Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. Originally released for the PSP the game follows the story of three young apprentice keyblade wielders Terra, Aqua, and Ventus who journey through the realms in search of the missing Master Xehanort all the while trying to remain true to each other. Birth by sleep visits many classic Disney settings including the Castle of Dreams from Cinderella, the Mysterious Tower from Fantasia, and the Dwarf Woodlands from Snow White. Birth by Sleep was also the first KH game to utilize the deck command combat system that is also featured in the 3DS game Dream Drop Distance.
The final game in the collection Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded is featured as a compilation of cinematics that tell the story of Sora and his friends as they attempt to unravel the mystery of Jiminy Crickets journals and the mysterious entry “Their hurt will be mended when you return to end it” by reliving the events contained within them in a digital recreation of the various Kingdom Hearts locations. The collection is set to be released on December 9th for the PS3 and may be the final entry in the series before the long awaited Kingdom Hearts III.