While only a Japanese release has been confirmed for the hotly-anticipated Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, recent comments by a Disney executive could be pointing to a simultaneous Western release.
Speaking with Business Insider, Disney Interactive CFO Jay Rasulo mentioned two big releases coming from the ailing publisher in 2013. The first is Epic Mickey 2, but Rasulo remarked that Epic Mickey 2 would be followed mid-year by "another big title that hasn't been announced yet." As Business Insider notes, none of Disney's upcoming 2013 movie releases would appeal to a wide audience with video game adaptations. As such, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is a likely possibility, and the "mid-year" 2013 release window matches up exactly with the timeframe for the HD collection's release in Japan.
Will Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX get a North American release in 2013? Only time will tell, so stay glued to PSU.com, and you'll be the first to know when new details break. In the meantime, let us know your hopes for this collection - which includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts RE: Chain of Memories, and the cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days - in the comments below.