Fans of the very chaotic, confusing but visually appealing Kingdom Hearts series will be able to enjoy the HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep, Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop and new scenes from Kingdom Hearts X starting this December for the PS4.
Gamespot spotted the trailer above that Square Enix recently sent out to showcase how the games that were previously released on the Nintendo 3DS have been upgraded, updated and upscaled to look clean and pristine on Sony's PlayStation 4.
After viewing the trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 a lot of people came away completely confused. The comment section looks like a FAQ page, with a bunch of people asking if this is a remake, a remaster or a re-release of a previous Kingdom Hearts game and where does it fit within the timeline?
A couple of people suggested diving into Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and Kingdom Hearts 2.5 in order to better understand where the series has been and where it's headed. It's all leading up to the big finale in Kingdom Hearts 3.
And speaking of Kingdom Hearts 3, the trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 actually points out that there will be some big news on the numerical third game come this winter.
They don't say exactly what gamers can expect, but Square Enix has been mum about the title other than briefly mentioning it during trade shows. At the moment, the company has been all-in on Final Fantasy XV, hoping that the game sells like hotcakes when it releases at the end of September.
As for this particular outing for the Kingdom Hearts franchise, it's a game that follows multiple characters and multiple storylines as a way to wrap up all the loose ends heading toward KH 3.
The odd name comes from the mixture of certain previous titles being mixed together and director Tetsuya Nomura coming up with the figure based on that mixture. Gamers who only play the whole number series will likely feel left out in the cold a bit, but as mentioned in the YouTube comment section, if you play 1.5 and 2.5 in the Kingdom Hearts series, you might be able to catch up on everything that's happened so far.
The game still features the traditional keyblade battle system, as well as various platforming segments to help give gamers something fun and challenging to do outside of combat. However, I imagine both the battles and the platforming won't be as challenging as trying to keep up with the story.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 was announced last year as a hold-me-over title and now it's scheduled to launch later this year in December. There is no exact release date on the game but expect for that news to arrive soon, likely during E3 or during the Tokyo Game Show several months from now.