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Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix coming in 2014

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Hot off the heels of the release of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, Square Enix has revealed that Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix is in development and planned for release on the PlayStation 3 in 2014.

Speaking at the Japanese D23 Expo, series producer Tetsuya Nomura announced that the project will contain HD remasters of Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, and remastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts: Recoded

You can view the announcement trailer below

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Fantasia

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It is widely held that Sega’s early Disney games for the Mega Drive and Genesis were all good. Fantasia is the exception to the rule. That’s probably because it was actually developed by Infogrames, whose track record at that point hardly inspired confidence. It looks pretty, but it plays like garbage.

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New Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix trailer debuts at PAX Prime


Disney and Square Enix have debuted a new trailer at PAX Prime for the very-soon-to-be-released HD re-release of Kingdom Hearts.

The game will be available locally on September 12.

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Sega releases Castle of Illusion E3 Trailer


Sega has released a new trailer for their upcoming remake of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse.

The trailer confirms that the game is based on the Mega Drive / Genesis version of the game, but will also feature new levels.

It’ll be coming to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam in the North American summer. So before the end of September, basically.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix E3 Trailer now available


Square Enix has released a new trailer for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix.

For those who can’t remember the tangled web that Kingdom Hearts has become (and nobody will blame you), this package contains a HD re-release of the original Kingdom Hearts, a HD re-release of the PS2 remake of the GBA release Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, and HD cutscenes of the Nintendo DS game Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days

Expect to see the game on store shelves in September.

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Sega teases return of Castle of Illusion


It would appear that, hot on the heels of the DuckTales remake, Sega and Disney are planning a remake of Castle of Illusion, one of Sega’s finest platformers from the early 1990s.

While no actual media for the game has been shown yet, Sega did put out the above teaser trailer, and the box art for the game has been leaked.

Expect to hear more from Sega on the project soon.

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Capcom, WayForward bringing DuckTales back to consoles


Capcom and WayForward announced today that they will be producing a new DuckTales game for release on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and WiiU eShop later this year.

Entitled DuckTales Remastered, the game is heavily inspired by the pair of DuckTales games Capcom developed for the Nintendo Entertainment System in the early 1990s.

Capcom: bring back the Moon theme and we’ll forgive you for taking 20 years to do this.

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Retro Gaming Theatre – Aladdin (Mega Drive)

Aladdin was one of the biggest surprises of 1993 – an honest to god high quality licensed game. Virgin, Disney and Sega teamed up to develop and promote the product, and as a result, it was one of the best looking, playing and selling games on the Mega Drive.

Our Retro Gaming Theatre playthrough gives you a sample of the first few stages on the game.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: The Jungle Book


After the smashing success of Aladdin on the Mega Drive, Disney and Virgin Interactive teamed up to produce a game based on The Jungle Book. However, the talent behind Aladdin had moved on to start Shiny Entertainment, so it wasn’t nearly as good.

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Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph is packed with video game villain cameos


Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph follows the exploits of a video game villain (voiced by John C. Reilly) who wants to change his ways and become a hero.

The film is intended to be a spoof of video games, but will feature a number of cameos from existing characters, which Entertainment Weekly compares to cameos featured in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

One particular scene will feature Ralph in a video game villain support group, which will feature foes such as Street Fighter‘s Zangief and M. Bison, Coily the Snake from Q*Bert, Bowser from Super Mario Bros., Clyde from Pac-Man, Dr. Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog and the Resident Evil zombies.

Wreck-It-Ralph is due in theatres in November in North America, but won’t be on Australian screens until Boxing Day.