‘Kingdom Hearts’ now Transformed into ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix’
The old series of ‘Kingdom Hearts’ video game has come out in a new, redefined, re-mastered, and high definition version titled ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix’. It was developed by Square Enix for the PS3, and it is a sequel to the ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix’ version. It was already released in Japan in October 2014, and has been recently released in North America on December 2nd 2014. However, it will only be released in Europe on December 5th this year (2014).
The ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix’ also has new HD content that goes very deeply in to the story of Kingdom Hearts. So gamers should especially enjoy this new version as they will get to know the characters and world even better.
Kingdom Hearts: A Brief Overview
In its very first development, the video game was developed as a combined effort of Disney Interactive Studios and Square Enix. It was a crossover video game and involved role-playing characters. The game follows the main character “Sora” who is in search of his friends, “Kairi” and “Riku”. In his journey through the game, he must traverse through various worlds that are based on various Disney themes.
The ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix’ instalment of the game is merely the re-structured version of the video game series in HD and better technical improvements. Plus, it was developed to run exclusively on the PS3 gaming platform.
The Story Behind Kingdom Hearts
In ‘Kingdom Hearts’, the very first instalment in the series, it begins with Sora trying to look for his friends. They were separated when creatures called “Heartless” invaded the Destiny Islands, which was Sora, Riku, and Kairi’s home world. Sora acquires the “Keyblade”, which allows him to fight the Heartless. But then he finds himself in another world.
In that world, he meets “Goofy” and “Donald Duck” (two iconic Disney characters), who take him to King Mickey. The three of them then work together to travel to the different Disney-based worlds and “Seal the Hearts” of those worlds. And this prevents the Heartless from invading that world.
They eventually defeat Maleficent, who was leading a group of villains to attack them trying to take over the world. But then they realize that the real villain behind the attacks is Ansem. Ansem was not only using Maleficent, but had also been controlling Riku’s body. Finally, to win, Sora, Goofy and Donald Duck have to seal the doors to “Kingdom Hearts”. Kairi then manages to go home and decides to wait for her friends, but Riku (who is with Mickey now) is still separated from Sora. And the next instalment in the series begins with Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy looking for Mickey and Riku.
As such, each instalment in the ‘Kingdom Hearts’ series includes a new adventure, but still kicks off from where the previous story ended. Each of the instalments are different in storyline, but then they are also related to each other in the overall plot of the ‘Kingdom Hearts’ world.
Gameplay of ‘Kingdom Hearts’
‘Kingdom Hearts’ is a role-playing video game with plenty of action and adventure. It is linear in its storyline in that events happen one after the other. However, there are a number of smaller quests that are not strictly necessary to the main plot of the game. However, completing these smaller quests will give the characters additional benefits and advantages.
In this series of video games, the player mostly controls Sora as the main player character. (For Donald and Goofy are merely non-player characters.)