Yes, Kingdom Hearts 1.5, or what I shall forever call the Half-Assed HD Collection, was announced overnight (US time) at Tokyo Game Show. The official title is the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, and it includes the Final Mix production of the original Kingdom Hearts (Final Mix is a second, more complete, iteration of the game that released only in Japan) and the PS2 remix of Kingdom Hearts: Re: Chain of Memories, which, if you recall, was a 3D remake of the original GameBoy Advanced game. The “collection” will also include HD remasters of the cut scenes from the DS game, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.
No, there will not be the full game of358/2 Days, just the cinematics. In other words, here’s the Cliff’s Notes for the game so you won’t have to put yourself through it again.
And that’s it. No Kingdom Hearts II, the OTHER KH game to release on the PS2 and no mention of Birth by Sleep. I suppose we’ll have to wait for Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix for those. Maybe that will include the cut scenes from Kingdom Hearts 3DS.
You know what’s the worst part of this whole scenario? I will buy this Half-Assed HD Collection, and I will play these games all over again. I will also buy KH 2.5, and the whole KH HD Collection Final Mix Complete Shebang when it releases ten years from now. I’m so part of this problem it isn’t funny.