Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX confirmed, HD collection will include KH1, RE:CoM, and 358/2 Days

  • Posted September 19th, 2012 at 21:26 EDT by Kyle Prahl

UPDATE 2: According to Editor-in-Chief Tony Garsow, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days will not be playable in Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX. Instead, cutscenes from the game will be "HD-ified" and viewable in a Theater mode of sorts.

UPDATE: According to KH Ultimania, Square Enix has announced a Kingdom Hearts Facebook game at Tokyo Game Show. It seems that the version of Kingdom Hearts for PC mentioned below will actually be this new experience.

ORIGINAL: The official teaser website of the long-awaited, much-rumored, often-desired Kingdom Hearts HD remake has gone live.

The text on the website is entirely in Japanese, but the message is clear. "Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX" will include HD versions of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts RE: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days, and (according to one Twitter user) a version of Kingdom Hearts compatible with PC browsers.

With this selection of games, it appears that Square Enix will be re-releasing the Kingdom Hearts saga in relatively chronological order. 358/2 Days did not release until after Kingdom Hearts II, but - like Chain of Memories - tells a story that falls between Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2. The absence of Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, the earliest story in the series' chronology, is a monkey wrench in this theory, but you can be sure that other Kingdom Hearts games will appear in another HD collection down the line.

For now, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is only confirmed for Japan, but pigs will fly before Square Enix passes up the opportunity to grace North America and Europe with the same.

Are you excited to replay Kingdom Hearts and its sequels in glorious HD? Let us know in the comments below.

Kyle Prahl is a PSU senior editor and a Communications student at the University of Minnesota. If you care about PlayStation or the life of a pale Midwesterner, you should follow him on Twitter.
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