Posted By Shaun K. about 3 months, 2 weeks ago
UPDATE: Square Enix has now released a new version of their recent Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX trailer and this time around they have included the English voice cast so can actually understand what is being said. Plus its always surreal to hear Mickey, Donald and Goofy speak in Japanese. Not bad mind you but definitely a bit strange. Enjoy.
ORIGINAL STORY: While Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX was by no means a bad collection in and of itself, its Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX that most people has been really waiting for. After this is the collection that includes Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep i.e. the two KH titles that are generally agreed on to be the best in the series. Plus while 1.5 Remix included only PS2 games (the cutscenes from 358/2 Days do not really count in this regards), 2.5 ReMIX will include a game previously only available on PSP (since not even the Vita can playBirth due to the game being too big for Square Enix to ever sell it via PSN).
And since it would be fair to say that the PS3 has far outsold (especially outside of Japan) the PSP, this means that the audience for Birth will be greatly expanded. Indeed for many this will likely be their first chance to play what is my favorite title (even if it only just edges out KHII) from one of my all-time favorite series. So it would be safe to say that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is the real deal as far as HD Collections go and now here is a new trailer from the Jump Festa Expo to further tease the appetites of KH fans the world over.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will be arriving exclusively for PS3 in North America, Europe and the UK sometime in 2014. It will include the Final Mix versions of both Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep which in turn means players can look forward to oodles of never-before-seen content including new abilities, game modes and bosses for both games and in particular a playable episode post-ending for Birth. It will also include the cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded which is something alright. Yep. It is something that is unquestionably happening. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of the game and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.