Kingdom Hearts, 1.5+2.5 to arrive on PS4! Oh, and Kingdom Hearts 3. And 2.8.
The fan-favorite Kingdom Hearts series was subject to a bevy of announcements and trailers today, not the least of which is the revelation of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 heading to PS4. Contained within one disc, every remastered title within Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 is set to run at 60 FPS. Featured below is the Japanese trailer.
This remaster of a remaster will hit in Japan first on March 9th of next year, followed by America on March 28th and Europe on March 31st. We’ll have more information on Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 as it nears release.
While information on Kingdom Hearts 3 remains sparse, director Tetsuya Nomura was kind enough to share screenshots on the series’ official twitter. Pictured above is Guard Form, a new Drive Form of Sora’s implied to focus on defense. This screenshot depicts a Keyblade derived from Hercules’s shield, but the weapon in the other screenshot is a hammer-shaped Keyblade from an unreleased world. Obscured by a blinding light, we’re left to wonder hat on earth could it be…
(Before groaning at once again revisiting 1997’s Hercules, those who’ve seen the film may recognize the screenshots as taking place on top of Olympus, home of the mighty Zeus. We’ve yet to visit that location in the series, so expect some stunning setpieces!)
Finally, the opening trailer for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue was released today. Featuring a remix of Hikaru Utada’s Simple and Clean, you may watch it in its entirety.
No other information on the title was given today, but that remix is pretty groovin’, eh? Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is scheduled for release on January 12th, 2017
What do you think of all these announcements and trailers? Let us know in the comments below!