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'Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix' content and 'Kingdom Hearts 3' surprises discussed

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

The upcoming "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix" and "Kingdom Hearts 3" have been further discussed. According to a report from Segment Next on June 25, Square Enix first provided a look at all three remastered ports of the compilations. Some character, gameplay and cut scenes were on display for the high-definition version of "Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix," "Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix" and "Kingdom Hearts Re:coded."

Furthermore, Tetsuya Nomura also hinted at some of the cameos that could be coming to the upcoming "Kingdom Hearts 3." The co-director teased that his development teams have some surprises for fans of the series, adding that more details should be announced in the future. However, he also admitted that adding new licensed Disney products, such as "Marvel" and "Star Wars," may be too difficult due to some of the restrictions being imposed.

The "Kingdom Hearts" franchise is unique in that it combines Disney intellectual properties with the "Final Fantasy" games from Square Enix. Tetsuya Nomura was able to create a new brand that sold selling millions of units so far. The publisher ended up releasing multiple games across several gaming systems, which made it hard for fans to follow.

Fortunately, Square Enix decided to release two remastered compilation containing three mainline games apiece. The aforesaid "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix" is expected to come out on Dec. 2. You can find a screen featuring one of the remastered games from the series' official Facebook page near the top of this article.

"Kingdom Hearts 3" still has no concrete release date window even through it was announced around one year ago. The story of the sequel will once again focus on Sora and friends preparing for one last battle against the main antagonist of the series. The project will only be released on the PS4 and Xbox One next-generation systems, both of which came out late last year for the European and North American regions.