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Kingdom Hearts 3, HD 1.5 Remix and HD 2.5 Remix discussed by co-director

'Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix'
'Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix'
Photo courtesy of Square Enix, used with permission

Tai Yasue has talked more about the three high-definition releases of the "Kingdom Hearts" series. According to a report by Gaming Bolt on June 29, the co-director first explained that Square Enix planned out "Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix" and "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix" during the beginning development stages of the third main installment on the franchise. He explained that the company has two goals for the two remastered ports.

The first was to bring all mainline installments of the series to one system. "Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix" and "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix" include six games, four of which are playable while storylines of the two other titles are told through cut scenes. The only product that is missing is "Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance" although Square Enix previously confirmed that an extra scene that will be related to the Nintendo 3DS exclusive game is going to be added in "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix."

The other goal for Square Enix was to refresh the memories of players. According to KH13, Tai Yasue admitted that some fans could have forgotten a few of the key plot points of the series, which is more than a decade old. The story uses a lot of foreshadowing elements that may go over the heads of many players as a result.

"Kingdom Hearts 3" will be the last game in the current saga, which began with the very first game in the series. Players are going to play as Sora once again as he and his friends prepare for one last showdown against Xehanort. The sequel is being developed on the PS4 and Xbox One next-generation systems even though the two compilations are only being released on the PS3.

The "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix" release date is set for Dec. 2 in North America. The upcoming compilation is launching with a price tag as the first collection. You can find a screen from one of the remastered games from the franchise's Facebook site near the top of this article.