Hype for Kingdom Hearts 3 is at an all-time high, especially after the announcement that Kingdom Hearts 2.8 will be released on the PS4 in December. As fans wait for more gameplay details to be announced, it seems like Square Enix has considered bringing the other two collections to current-gen consoles.
According to IGN, Tai Yasue, the co-director of Kingdom Hearts 3, has listened to the fans in regard to bringing the two collections to current-gen consoles. Currently, both collections are only available on the PS3, and it seemed like it would stay that way for quite a while.
The two collections are Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5, respectively. Kingdom Hearts 1.5 includes the first game in the series, plus the official sequel, Chain of Memories. The second collection, Kingdom Hearts 2.5, has the second game in the series, plus the PSP prequel Birth by Sleep. Both games come with cutscenes from the Kingdom Hearts titles that were released on the DS.
It will be interesting to see how Square Enix plans on packaging these collections. One thing fans would love is seeing all the content from Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 in one disc, which would make for an amazing gameplay experience.
While they are contemplating bringing the two collections to current-gen consoles, it would be great if they could actually include the two DS games 358/2 Days and Re-Coded. Though they aren?t the finest installments in the series, adding the actual games would be much better than simply watching their cutscenes, especially since the ones in 358/2 Days has a ton of ice cream eating in it and not much else.
Considering how Square Enix brought the Final Fantasy 10 collection to the PS4 after it debuted on the PS3, seeing an ultimate Kingdom Hearts collection isn?t that impossible. It will be interesting to see how the games will look on the PS4, since they look pretty good on the PS3, thanks to their stylized visuals.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is slated for a PS4 and Xbox One release. Fans who want to play the earlier games can pick up the aforementioned collections, assuming they kept their PS3.