New Kingdom Hearts compilation hits PS4 in March

As one of the biggest gaming franchises, it's surprising that it's been a full 10 years now since a proper Kingdom Hearts sequel has been released on consoles. Fortunately, a new entry in the RPG series, created in collaboration between Square Enix and Disney, will be coming to the PS4 in January, however it won't be the long-teased Kingdom Hearts III. Well, the developers have now revealed that another non-KH3 game will arrive in March, this one collecting all the previous titles onto a single PS4 disc.

Dubbed Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, this compilation is actually a pair of PS3 collections, released in 2013 and 2014, brought together. The first is the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX set, which includes a remastered version of the original KH, KH Re:Chain of Memories, a remake of a Game Boy Advance title, and lastly a HD cinematic version KH 358/2 Days, which was first released on the Nintendo DS.

Included in the 2.5 ReMIX set is Kingdom Hearts II, the PSP's KH Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and a cinematic version of KH Re:coded, which was originally a mobile game. All-in-all, that's a lot of KH, but it should serve as the perfect collection for those looking to enjoy the series' six previous games (although two are simply movies) on a current-gen console.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX will be released on PS4 on March 31st, while the new title coming in January features the most convoluted naming convention ever: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.

This will be made up of KH HD Dream Drop Distance, the 2013 Nintendo 3DS game, an HD cinematic of KH Unchained X, which was originally a browser game, and brand new content in the form of KH 0.2: Birth by Sleep-A Fragmentary Passage, which runs on the new engine built for KH3.

SOURCE Eurogamer