Square Enix has decided to support the 15th anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts series come March 2017 with the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix. This is a package of six games, and all will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4.
The announcement trailer shows several graphical updates that are bound to get some fans excited to play these classics once more. Folks who have never played the games before will now have the option to play them all, or just the newer ones - the choice is yours. We understand the plan is to launch Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD first on Jan. 24, 2017.
The collection will then come two months later on March 28, according to a report from IGN. What's interesting here is that Sony is willing to release these games within the same month Nintendo plans to release the Switch to retailers and to consumers.
Whether or not this is a good idea, well, we'll find out, won't we?
Folks who want to pick up this collection can preorder it right now from Amazon. It costs only $49.99 to own, which is a good deal for six games and 150 hours of gameplay. Furthermore, all titles are remastered so they should look great on an HD set.
Here's the list of all games in the package:
• Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
• Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
• Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD remastered cinematics)
• Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
• Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
• Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
Sony has been making some great moves as of late, especially with the announcement of the PlayStation 4 Pro and the release of PlayStation VR. The company is taking steps to secure its dominance in the gaming sphere; however, competition is rising from several angles.
We have Microsoft in one corner with the Xbox One S that has become the top-selling video game console in the United States for the past three months. The company is also planning to release the most powerful video game console ever made in holiday 2017, but with development ahead of schedule, it could be released much earlier.
In the next corner, the Nintendo Switch is on the horizon. The console is set for a March 2017 release, and guess what? It's not a traditional video game console. Nintendo has decided to combine handheld gaming with the home console, which means Nintendo fans will only require a single device to do everything.
We should learn more in January 2017.