Square Enix seems pleased with how Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix did. I can tell because now Kingdom Hearts 2 is getting the same treatment. A trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix was shown at Jump Fest over the weekend, so get ready for more Disney and Final Fantasy fun!
Or at least, if that’s what you expect, then you might want to adjust your expectations a little. Kingdom Hearts 2 is when the series began shifting away from the cute idea of Disney and Final Fantasy cohabitating in the same universe and focusing more on grumpy villains wearing the matching black robes they bought at their local Hot Topic.
You won’t believe how many zippers appear in this game!
The tonal shift between games is a bit of a turn off, but at least it’s just as fun if not better than the original. It all just depends on what you look for in a Kingdom Hearts game. Fun gameplay and Disney? Slightly more fun and slightly less Disney? I choose the former because Kingdom Hearts was a fun little game that didn’t need to become anything beyond its original inception, but not everyone agrees.
Watch the trailer because at least you can hear Mickey, Donald and Goofy speaking in Japanese. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will be released on the PlayStation 3 in 2014.