Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is coming to PlayStation 3 By Erren Van Duine on October 14, 2013 at 2:29 AM

The oft hinted at and obvious followup to this year’s release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is here and is launching in Japan sooner than you may think.

Announced today at Disney Japan’s first ever D23 Expo during their Kingdom Hearts stage event, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is finally a thing. Much like its predecessor it’s being packed to the brim with playable content spanning three game’s worth.

Included in 2.5 ReMIX is of course Kingdom Hearts II, Birth by Sleep and Coded – all three of which were clearly hinted at in the end credits of the original’s HD remaster. The former two will be based on their Final Mix versions – previously exclusive to Japan – while Coded will arrive in the form of HD remastered cinematics, similar to 358/2 Days.

The game is set to launch some time next year worldwide, exclusively on PlayStation 3.

  • Told ya they wouldn’t put in Dream Drop Distance

  • Billy Jackson

    They’re saving that for when it comes time for 3.5

  • MrFinalgamer

    they could make Dream Drop Distance a PS4 title since the touch pad would make controlling the reality shifts MUCH better + they could use it as a test ground for KH3

  • handsomejack47

    Why would they? That game is a year old and still very available…. for a Nintendo handheld.

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    My Bet Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix
    System: PS3 or PS4 or Both
    Release Date: Spring 2014 (Japan) / September 2014 (Intetnational)

  • exactly

  • juma086


    That’s all I needed to hear, guys. That’s all I needed to hear.


  • Randy Marsh

    Yipee, I get to relive my rage attacks during the Lingering Sentiment battle all over again!

  • LGFFan

    did anyone elses eyes melt whilst your testicles filled with testosterone?

  • Wassim Mokhtar

    Square Enix….. I love you….. Finally….. Just…… Finally ill be able to play Birth by sleep and II once more….. Thank you…..

  • Wassim Mokhtar

    Finally get that chance to battle against Roxas in KH II !!

  • Wassim Mokhtar

    No point, since the game was released at 2012, the team should put all their time on KH3, not to mention that Tetsuya Nomura is also working on Final Fantasy XV. Dream Drop Distance should be left a 3DS game, the gameplay was made so it could use all the features that the 3DS is capable of. I would rather have XV and KH3 much sooner than waiting for a remake for Dream Drop Distance

  • Wassim Mokhtar

    Now you’re being ridiculous lol

  • Protosin

    Yessss. Been waiting for this. Great news.

  • Somber

    I knew it!!!!! YAY!!!!!!

  • Sapientia

    We all saw this coming but it’s still awesome news! Now this is the remaster I’ve been waiting for! Day one buy for me.
    All my love, SE, all my love. DEVOUR IT.

  • Anime10121

    SE aint gonna let Eidos outshine them next year πŸ˜€

    Between this, Drakengard 3, FFX|X-2 HD, Bravely Default, and LR FFXIII, SE U CAN HAZ ALL MY $$$ πŸ˜€

    Keep bringing the goods Square, Keep bringing the goods πŸ˜€

  • Anime10121

    AND the data 13 battles πŸ˜€

  • Randy Marsh

    At least I can kill all the Data XIII battles with a max stat Limit Form Sora with no effort. I still need to try in order to kill the Lingering Sentiment.

  • Sapientia

    My list is something like FFXIV:ARR, X/X-2 HD, LR, Drakengard 3, Tomb Raider (publisher)…I just want to hug them right now. πŸ˜€

  • Anime10121

    lol, true, but Lingering Sentiment was just cheap as hell! Still fun to finally beat once you’re able to though πŸ™‚

  • Somber

    My list – LR, FFX|X-2, Drakengard 3 and this! KH2.5 πŸ˜€

  • Anime10121

    Oh I’m definitely getting Tomb Raider too, I just dont think its releasing next year. Its probably releasing the same year I guestimate FFXV will drop in the west, 2015. As for FFXIV:ARR, I want it (badly, especially on PS4), but it remains to be seen whether I’ll be able to dedicate the time to actually play a subscription based RPG to be worth the investment…

  • Wassim Mokhtar

    I hope they bring the capes to the three heroes in Birth by sleep, they weren’t able to do it because the PSP wasnt able to create the flow of the cape properly on the hardware…. SO HERES HOPING!

  • Nokuto

    I wonder if the online mode in Mirage Arena is still going to work. That’d be pretty cool.

  • Somber

    Square Enix’s remaster compilations are one of the best remaster collections.

    My funny desire – Lightning Saga remastered for PS5…..LOLOL πŸ˜›

  • Mateus.E

    kingdom hearts 2 and BBS…final mix,oh yeah!A dream come true.Well,this is going to rock…way more then 1.5.

  • Guest

    Oh, hell yes I am buying this. I played every game in this series, even the Final Mix versions and I have both the US and Japanese versions of this game, there is no way I’d not get it! These Birth by Sleep Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix are definitely must have in HD.

  • Nemesis

    Oh, hell yes I am buying this. I played every game in this series, even the Final Mix versions and I have both the US and Japanese versions of 1.5, there is no way I’m not getting it! Birth by Sleep Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix are definitely must have in HD.

  • Wassim Mokhtar

    I was so cocky when I first went against Vanitas lingering spirit. “Only a bar of health???” and immediately executed my shot lock, after the shot lock attack, within 3 hits i was dead…… beated him after 7 times but yeah…… when it comes to secret bosses, dont get get cocky like people would against story bosses lol

  • Ryuukishi

    Wow, guess I need to get on playing the first one. Come on Final Fantasy XII HD!

  • William Bartee

    they need to stop with the cinematics and just make 3 games anyone want cinematics go to youtube and watch the walkthrough smh

  • TO

    h8 is so mad no appreci8

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  • fiveval

    This time SE announced 2.5 for both Japan and outside territories right at the start, so fans who live outside Japan might actually be able to play these games sooner than September.

    The 1.5 announcement at TGS last year was initially for the Japanese market only.

    I’m looking at an April / June combo in terms of release window. Nomura delivers another 2.5 trailer (and XV trailer, I must add!) at E3, and then SE releases KH 2.5 right after E3, lol. Best situation for Nomura fans.

  • fiveval

    Since these HD collections and remakes are pretty much guaranteed to sell well, I hope SE takes this revenue and uses it for new games, with old and new IPs.

  • James

    Maybe a possible “Kingdom Hearts III+” package? Similar to “Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+”.

  • Sigurd Simensen

    oh god yes, ff12, make that happend!

  • Sigurd Simensen

    would actually make me slightly more interested in the series πŸ˜›

  • Wassim Mokhtar

    You see your wallet….. Falling…. Falling….. Into darkness…….

  • The best Kingdom Hearts (Kingdom Hearts II) and the best gameplay of Kingdom Hearts (BBS) in one package, what more could you ask for!

  • artemisthemp

    PS3 exclusive as I predicted.
    Now I just wait for DDD HD or what ever they gonna call Sony version.

  • Somber

    I heard this from a Siliconera user.

    They also showed a trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 the D23 Expo. It hasn’t been uploaded yet, but here are the details from the people that saw it:

    -Sora now fights with a style visually similar to Disney’s electrical parade
    -Sora Summons a train from the electrical parade in Disneyland
    -Guns in combos confirmed, we DMC now
    -Traverse Town confirmed
    -Rock Titan is in Traverse Town at a parade, and is fought by Sora
    -Little Green Men cameo, Toy Story confirmed!

  • DarmusXIII

    Sorry For Posting My Own Link Here But Thought You Guys Would Be interested http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO_s-fbArHM English Trailer

    * Also U Can Delete If This Action Isnt Acceptable *

  • Mateus.E

    DREAMY!SE,my money ,and my loyalty,will be forever yours,if you keep up with the MARVELOUS work.Man,guns.AWESOME!But…who would use guns?A disney caracter,lke that toy space captain from toy story?well,that sucks somewhat,if only they can use it.But a gun is a dream come true,regardless.

  • Mateus.E

    Well,we need to call Kairi or Axel(Lea,goddamn me,why did I memorize Axel ,I need to do it all over again,lol,jk)to get our wallets back then!Heh,it is a worthy sacrifice.I want X/X-2,LR,KH 2.5,Bravely Default…and some more rpgs that will be coming next year,but aren’t from SE,tales of xillia 2 and symphonia chronicles.

  • Somber

    there’s no video yet πŸ™

  • Somber

    wow! where did you get that. thanks.

  • Mateus.E

    Someone MUST have filmed the demo and is hogging on the fun.nothing on this world goes “unfilmed”,after all.SE may not show the trailer…since it is still a prototype of a prototype.Well,the only thing left for me is to wait,oh well.

  • Sorahearts

    This is good news πŸ˜€ now I’ll be able to play KH2FM. Can’t wait for it

  • Sorahearts

    True story. Trailer for KH3 would look awesome if those were in

  • Was he really that hard?

    Wow. Looks like I’m up for a serious challenge.

  • Wassim Mokhtar

    Anything from Japan will be amazing. Thus my list is basically any upcoming games from Square Enix, from Kingdom Hearts 3, To Final Fantasy X/X2 HD, Final Fantasy XIV for the PS4, Final Fantasy XV, Bravely Default, Drakengard 3, the next Tales game, Level 5’s next game…. the list goes on….. the problem is that i cant stop……

  • Leon Aether

    Yeeeeeeeeees! At last! I’m so excited!!! KH 1.5 was perfect! And I expect this should be too!

  • Storm2356

    I tried playing BBS FM, and you could import your vanilla BBS save (Japanese of course) or something. My main reason for getting this would be HD BBS, so really, the deciding factor will be if I’m able to import my North American BBS file.