Most of you are already familiar with the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Since the release of the original Kingdom Hearts on the PS2, it has been making waves with a continuity spanning multiple consoles. Its fans, myself included, are attracted by the unique mix of Disney intellectual properties and Square-Enix's signature style in an action-RPG.
After the resounding success of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX, Square-Enix has responded by releasing another. That's right: Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMIX has been announced for an unknown date in 2014, as of the time of writing. This new, PS3-exclusive collection will contain Kingdom Hearts 2, with the inclusion of the Final Mix content, previously available to Japanese audiences only. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep will also be available, with the Final Mix content, for fans who were unable to play it on the PSP. Lastly, Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded will not be available in playable form, but like 358/2 Days before it, will have all of its cutscenes remastered in HD. Though the price has yet to be announced, it is highly likely that it will be comparable to the $40 price point of the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX.
I have to admit, when the 1.5 ReMIX came around, I wasn't very impressed. I didn't think the Final Mix content in Kingdom Hearts 1 was worth the price and I had already owned Chain of Memories on the PS2. As a long time fan of this series, this new 2.5 ReMIX is infinitely more interesting. Kingdom Hearts 2's Final Mix was incredibly expansive, giving a host of new boss battles, keyblades, extra scenes, and even a new Drive Form for Sora. Though I already own Birth by Sleep, its inclusion makes me excited to play through it again with the Final Mix content. Lastly, Re: Coded is best experienced as cutscenes from what I'm told, so it's better that it isn't playable to be quite honest. What you do guys think? Comment below with your thoughts.