If you’re waiting for Kingdom Hearts 3, it may be smarter to save yourself some grief and just give up hope on the final entry in the series. Square Enix is going to milk this series for all it’s worth, and the proof is in its 2012 Tokyo Game Show announcement. Kingdom Hearts is coming to a console again, but it’s not the Kingdom Hearts you want. It’s Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, a compilation of two PS2 games in HD for the PS3.
Definite details aren’t available about Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix. We just know it will contain HD remasters of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories. There will also be trophies for both games and cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days on the disc. The whole bundle will be out in 2013.
If case you’re wondering, there’s no way we’re not getting this. It’s Kingdom Hearts, so it’s definitely getting an eventual worldwide release. The question is, will people be willing to pay money for the the first two chronological releases in the series.
Also, I’m placing a bet now that this means we’ll see Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix before Kingdom Hearts 3. It’ll probably have HD versions of Kingdom Hearts 2 and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. Just watch! We’ll probably even see a Vita port of Kingdom Hearts 3D before Kingdom Hearts 3!.
Read [Famitsu (Japanese)]