The gaming world was surprised when a teaser trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 was revealed at E3 2013. This means fans of the series will finally get to experience an original Sora adventure on the current generation of consoles.
However, anyone familiar with the series knows that Kingdom Hearts is not the most accessible of games as far as its story goes. There are currently six games released across a variety of platforms that are all integral to understanding the vast story of Kingdom Hearts.
So, in attempt to bring some of the story together in one collection Square-Enix has decided to bring Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix to America. The PS3 only collection features first ever HD versions of Kingdom Hearts 1 and the Gameboy Advance game (which was also redone on the PS2) called Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories. The game also features HD videos of cutscenes in the Nintendo DS game Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. For anyone counting, this still leaves Kingdom Hearts 2 and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (a PSP prequel to the series) out of the HD loop for now.
Disney Interactive and Square-Enix have released a new “introduction trailer” to Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix. The trailer introduces all the main characters of the series and also some of helpful NPC’s as well.
Kingdom Hearts fans can expect to see the game in stores exclusively for the PS3 on September 13, 2013 for a retail price of $39.99