Fans waiting for the arrival of "Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix" in the United States will have to sit back just a few more days as the series will become available on the PlayStation 4 (PS4) beginning next week.
The HD remastered collection of Square Enix's "Kingdom Hearts" series will come out on March 28 in the U.S. Fans in Japan, however, were treated to an earlier release date as the games are already out in the Asian country. Pre-orders for the PS4 platform were opened in late February and will include the different games in the series which initially debuted on the PlayStation 3 back in 2013.
The "Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix" will include the following: "Kingdom Hearts Final Mix," "Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories," and "Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics)."
On the other hand, the "2.5 Remix" will include the following: "Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix," "Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix," and "Kingdom Hearts Re: coded (HD Remastered cinematics)." In addition, the PlayStation store page also noted that "Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix" has a minimum file size of 50GB.
Meanwhile, a report from gaming website Gematsu confirmed that patch 1.02 for "Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix" is already available in Japan. The update fixes different types of bugs affecting the gauge and damage as a result of the 60 frames/second support of the game.
In addition, game director Tetsuya Nomura shared last January that "Kingdom of Hearts 3" is still under development and that it will take a while before it is released on the Xbox One and PS4. "While I can't make a sweeping statement because the development process is different from what we've done so far, there are still worlds untouched," Nomura explained.