E3 2012: Rumour states Kingdom Hearts HD compilation to be revealed, contains all mainstay Kingdom Hearts games
Written By The V8 Ninja on Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 11:31
According to a source that Dual Pixels calls "Geno" (Super Mario RPG reference FTW), an HD compilation of every single Kingdom Hearts game, excluding the two low-key mobile titles, is to be announced at E3 and given the name of "Kingdom Hearts: Remembrance". According to this "Geno" character, who apparently also got ahead of the Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 announcement, the compilation is to not only pack Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, Chain Of Memories, 358/2 Days, and Birth By Sleep into one convenient package, each game will also come with additional side-quests that better tie the individual games into the Kingdom Hearts universe. Mr. Geno also states this compilation will be available on the Wii U, the Playstation 3, and the Playstation Vita. If this announcement is to be made anywhere, it is most likely at either Sony or Nintendo's E3 press conferences, which are on Monday the 4th at 6:00PM PST and Tuesday the 5th at 9:00AM PST respectively.
Now, as for my take on this rumour? Other than the pain involved in trying to update 358/2 Days' Nintendo DS graphics to something that would look acceptable on the PS3, this idea does not sound too ridiculous. The whole "Extra Side-Quests" bit actually sounds convincing, as Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura vaguely hinted at the fact that he may have made Kingdom Hearts' story too complicated because of outside pressure from an associate of his, Hironobu Sakaguchi. Admittedly, if I was being cautioned by the father of Final Fantasy while I was directing an RPG, I would take his words into heavy consideration.
Digitally Downloaded will keep tabs on this rumour and see if anything evolves from it.