Square Enix and Disney Interactive Studios have just released a new game trailer as well as screens from their upcoming title, ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX,’ available exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 3 console in 2014. The trailer comes from the Jump Festa event in Japan and features fan-favorite characters like Sora, Roxas, Riku and Naminé alongside the Disney cast including Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Hercules, King Mickey, Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean) and others – now in stunning high-definition graphics.
Square Enix announced at the D23 Expo Japan that it has officially begun development for ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX.’ A follow up to the recently released ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX’, the title is slated for a US release in 2014, exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 3 console.
Adding further depth and detail to the Kingdom Hearts series, ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX’ is a fully remastered HD compilation of the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system title ‘Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix’ and the PSP system title ‘Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix.’ Both, previously exclusive to the Japanese market, will be available for the first time in the Americas for the PlayStation 3 console. Theatrical cut-scenes from the Nintendo DS title ‘Kingdom Hearts Re:coded’ will also be included in the compilation.
Capcom has advised us that ‘DuckTales” Remastered’ will start releasing domestically on August 13, 2013. On that date, it will be available as a digital download on Sony PlayStation’s PSN, Nintendo’s eShop for Wii U and for PC; the Microsoft Xbox 360 XBLA edition will be available for download on September 11. Additionally, on August 20, a boxed version (with download code and exclusive DuckTales Disney collector’s pin) will be offered on PlayStation 3 at retailers across the country. DuckTales: Remastered is priced at $14.99 for the digital version and $19.99 for the retail version on PS3.
Walt Disney Studios UK has published a new trailer (titled ‘Introduction to Kingdom Hearts’) for Square Enix’s upcoming release of ‘Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX’ available September 10, 2013, exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 3 (now available for pre-order). You can find it embedded below.
This 1.5 ReMIX collection con tains the classic original game redone in HD along with the immediate continuation of ‘Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories’ and HD-enhanced cutscenes from ‘Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days’ in addition to the enhanced, original ‘Kingdom Hearts’ title. The new edition comes complete with additional weapons, enemies, skills, scenes, trophy support and more.
According to Polygon, the new version has new hand-drawn sprites, and features Disney’s voice talent, remastered versions of the original’s 8-bit music. New elements include a tutorial, Scrooge’s Money Bin and a museum.
It will be available this summer for Wii U and PlayStation Network for $15 and Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 points.
A trailer announcing the game has also been released.
Earlier this evening, the New York Times broke the news that Disney Infinity will no longer be released in June as previously announced, but has been pushed back to August 18 domestically, with a European release a couple of days later.
The move, according to the article, was one based on market and positioning, suggesting retailers were receptive to the product and offering valuable shelf space for it but wanted it closer to the holiday season.
While the article gives the impression that Disney Interactive feels the move will be better overall for its bottom line (at least come 2014), it also introduces some doubts as well.
Although it had already been announced (and confirmed our initial reports), Disney Interactive today noted that at launch, ‘Disney Infinity’ will have a Cars play set available to purchase. This makes Cars the fourth officially announced play set (along with Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Incredibles) and the first add-on pack.
As we reported (and confirmed) yesterday, the Cars play set allows gamers to take on the role of Lightning McQueen, Mater, Holley Shiftwell and Francesco Bernoulli and enter the virtual world of Radiator Springs, where they will prepare the town for a big international racing event.
With just a few months to go until ‘Disney Infinity’ hits the shelves, etailers around the world have begun listing the game and its various components and accessories, offering us a glimpse of what we can expect on its launch date in June.
Recently we attended the launch announcement of ‘Disney Infinity’ from Disney Interactive and Avalanche Software, where we also got some hands-on experience and demo’d the game. While we have been at the forefront of releasing news on this hotly anticipated project, even we were taken aback at the scope and magnitude of the game and the worlds it allows you to experience through both its adventure mode and the toy box mode.
Disney Interactive today announced that a demo of the highly-anticipated “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” video game is now available for download on the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in North America. In the video game demo, players will adventure as Mickey Mouse and explore the extensive tutorial and early levels of the game including the magical laboratory of the sorcerer, Yen Sid. In addition, players will meet Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star, and experience a few of the fun co-op abilities that will be available in the full game at launch. The adventure will culminate with an exciting sizzle reel that showcases some of the exciting and action-packed elements of the game. “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” will be available for all major console systems in North American retail stores on November 18th.