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Square Enix dates 'Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX,' releases E3 trailer

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Just one day after announcing their North American release plans for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, Square Enix has now provided similar details for their other upcoming big release this year: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX.

The latest title in the beloved Square Enix/Disney crossover series will hit stores toward the end of the year, on Tuesday, December 2nd, for the PlayStation 3 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. Plans for a limited or collector's edition like the one last year's Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX got, if there are any, have not been announced yet.

Like its predecessor, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX collects three previous games in the series -- in this case Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and the story cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re: coded -- and presents them with fully remastered high-definition visuals.

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix have never before been made available outside of Japan and both contain a ton of exclusive content over their original versions, such as additional Keyblades, boss fights, and story sequences. This was also the case with Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix - included as part of last year's HD 1.5 ReMIX - and will likely once again be the main draw for non-Japanese fans of the series.

Along with this announcement, Square Enix has also released the game's E3 trailer, which is viewable right here within this article! The trailer includes a tantalizing tease at the (very) long-awaited next main chapter in the series, Kingdom Hearts III, which was formally revealed with its first trailer at Sony's E3 press conference last year.

It remains to be seen (or rather, heard) whether or not Square Enix will be remastering Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix's soundtrack for this release like they did for Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix's music in HD 1.5 ReMIX. Hopefully so!

We'll be sure to bring you more about HD 2.5 ReMIX from the E3 show floor next week.

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