Most Kingdom Hearts fans are more than ready to jump into Kingdom Hearts II again when the HD 2.5 REmix launches in December. Lost in all this excitement is Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, a sub-sequel released on the PSP signed up for a similar HD treatment.

I think most can agree that the story between the first two games is convoluted enough on its own, but Square Enix has tried its darnedest over the years to take this absurd story telling to the next level. That’s where games like Chain of Memories and this Birth By Sleep come in. They appeal to the hardcore fans who just can’t enjoy a nice Disney/Final Fantasy crossover and want layers and layers of complicated elements to dig through toss into the ol’ noggin to stir around for a bit.

My Kingdom Hearts fandom is far too casual to tolerate any more of Tetsuya Nomura’s direction than I have to, so I think I’ll just settle for the two main games when leading up to Kingdom Hearts III on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For those who really want the nitty gritty, enjoy this batch of screenshots. They are jam-packed with familiar Disney characters and total strangers on the Square Enix side.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 REmix will be released for the PlayStation 3 on Dec. 2.