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'Kingdom Hearts 3' release date speculated and 'HD 2.5 Remix' discussed

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

The "Kingdom Hearts 3" release date has been further speculated. According to a report from Gigjets on June 24, it is growing increasingly unlikely that the PS4 and Xbox One video game won't be coming out this year. The sequel was not showcased at E3 2014 although it was formally announced in the same event last year. Only a short story teaser was included at the end of the "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix" trailer.

Square Enix appears to be focusing on the release of the second remastered compilation for this year instead of the third numbered entry. The collection features "Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix," "Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix" as well as cut scenes from "Kingdom Hearts Re:coded." You can find a screen featuring the port of the second numbered inclement of the series from the series' Facebook page near the top of this article.

Tai Yasue also provided an explanation as to why his company decided to release "Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix" and "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix." He revealed that the compilations were created to let younger fans of the series to catch up on the story, which he admits is a little complicated. The upcoming "Kingdom Hearts 3" will conclude the events that occur in the earlier installments, which previously require fans to own numerous handheld systems and home consoles. The two collections provide a more convenient way for those who want to get into or re-experience the series.

"Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix," which is exclusive to the PS3 current-generation console, is coming out in Japan first on Oct. 2. The North American release date is set for Dec. 2 while European players have to wait until Dec. 5. On the other hand, Square Enix has not yet provided any indications as to when "Kingdom Hearts 3" will be released. The third main title is in development for the new PS4 and Xbox One next-generation consoles.