Square Enix has been working on Kingdom Hearts 3 for a while and it seems like we won't be seeing it any time soon. To keep up busy they released Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix last year and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix this year. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix brings together high definition versions of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded in 'Theatre Mode' (meaning it has over 3 hours of remastered cinematics from the original game and some new content).
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix made its official release in North America on December 2nd and is set to release in Europe tomorrow, with that in mind, let's take a look at Kingdom Hearts 2 and compare screenshots to Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix. Is the HD remake worth it? Let the screenshots help you decide:
We salute you and your need for screenshot comparisons! As you can tell the image is much, much more defined.
A heavyness under the eyes that wasn't previously there and his beard goes from undefined ramen noodles to full on defined ramen crinkliness.
In this image you'd expect the water to be a little more showcased (we are already expecting more defined characters), but while it's not showcased you can see it's more detailed.
The HD remake left no scene unturned. Whether it's escaping prison with Stitch or the entire game, they did it all.
Roxas eyes go from dark creepy pits of eternal sadness to thoughtful, bored and maybe a little sad (but Keanu Reeves sitting on a bench sad). You cannot deny how much better the game looks in HD!
Kingdom Hearts fans! It’s been an exciting couple of months for us. We’ve been able to share with you all the release date of 5th December 2014, showcase the E3 trailer, and unveil an interactive SD/HD comparison trailer showcasing the graphical improvement of Kingdom Hearts 2 and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep on the PlayStation 3. If you haven’t checked it out, have a looksee here!
If this summer couldn’t get any better, we’re excited to unveil the pre-order incentive for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX.
Anyone who pre-orders the standard edition of the game will automatically get upgraded to the Limited Edition! The Limited Edition will be available across all European and PAL regions.
It will come to you, the fan, at the low, low price of free! Yes, you read that right….FREE!
Now you may be asking yourself, what do you get exactly? Of course you’ll get a copy of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, but you’ll also receive an exclusive Disney collectible pin badge featuring both Sora and Mickey Mouse!
This pin badge is made of out of a soft enamel coating on metal and at its height, it stretches out to 4.27 cm. So for all you Disney pin badge collectors, this is definitely something not to be missed out on.
Quantities will be extremely limited so make sure you pre-order Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX!
If you didn’t have enough Kingdom Hearts in your life from a single blog post, here’s a massive update of funtertaining new screenshots from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. We hope you guys enjoy!
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will be exclusively on the PlayStation 3 this 5th December 2014! Make sure you pre-order to get the Limited Edition, which contains the free exclusive Disney collectible pin badge at participating retailers. Preorder here link: www.kingdomhearts.com/preorder
Did I mention the pin badge is free?
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