What you need to know
- Kingdom Hearts is a popular third-person role-playing franchise from Square Enix.
- The titles have skipped Xbox One in the past.
- Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 and 2.5 ReMix just appeared on the Microsoft Store.
- It's Xbox One X Enhanced and has a tentative release date of February 18.
At X019, Microsoft and Square Enix announced that the critically-acclaimed Kingdom Hearts games were coming to Xbox One in 2020. While we haven't heard much since then, Twitter user "WalkingCat" just posted a link to the Microsoft Store page for "Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 and 2.5 ReMix."
We can learn quite a few things from the listing. Firstly, the title is Xbox One X Enhaned and appears to be running at 4K resolution on the system. It should look phenomenal on a 4K display. Secondly, the file size is around 57 GB so it'll be quite a hefty download. Lastly, the release date right now appears to be February 18, so in a few weeks, but that might just be a placeholder. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 and 2.5 ReMix is a compilation of six unforgettable Kingdom Hearts experiences that form the foundation of the series. The collection features Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded.
If you loved Kingdom Hearts III, be sure to keep an eye out for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 and 2.5 ReMix. You don't want to miss this one because it's amazing!
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Seemed really weird how 2.8 was spotted before 1.5 and 2.5, good to know all of them have roughly the same release window. Just need some prices!
What's up with all the odd naming of the games?
I guess '1.5' is kinda like saying "it's Kingdom Hearts 1 and then some", or "it's what happens between 1 and 2" and such. 2.8 is a weird one but I guess it's supposed to suggest it's what immediately precedes KH3.
The the KH story spans across games over multiple console platforms. These remixes consolidate them, in addition to remastering and sometimes adding new content sometimes. They also bring support for things that didn't exist at the time of the original releases like trophy/achievement support. You can get the details on Wikipedia.
Phil has done a tremendous job getting Japanese games to come over to Xbox. Brilliant. Will definately play these.
For me, the real question is what took him so long? Getting major 3rd party games to release on your system, I wouldn't call it "brilliant". He is the head of XB for most of the generation and we've kept having these games ignoring XB1 and XB1 ignoring these games. It's good that he is FINALLY doing something about it. I think more importantly now is: how will he get more of these 3rd party games on his system released earlier for his customers.
There has been numerous interviews with him and thr massive work he had to do for Xbox. There was so many things to address when he took the helm, I'm surprised he managed to do this this generation. From fixing the hardware initially, to bolstering First Party, to designing the next Gen road map, Xcloud, Gamepass. The guy has single handedly changed Xbox poor vision and start of the Gen, to being a big player again in Video games. What he has achieved this Gen is beyond mind blowing. Absolutely brilliant that Going into next Gen Japanese games will be on Xbox again. Even FF7 remake is a timed exclusive on PS4 for just 12 months. Absolutely fantastic captain of a ship is Phil. Tremendous job.
So are the three games (1.5, 2.5, 2.8) separate or bundled together like The Story So Far?
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