Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix coming to PS3

Kingdom Hearts is finally coming to an HD console. Unfortunately for longtime fans, it isn't Kingdom Hearts 3. It isn't even a brand new spinoff game. It's the next best thing: an HD collection.

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 is coming to PS3, and it will include HD remastered versions of Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, Re:Chain of Memories, and 358/2 Days. It's an odd collection selection of titles that originally released on PS2, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS.

Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix is the "definitive" version of the first game in the franchise. Re:Chain of Memories was originally a Game Boy Advance game, but was remade into a full 3D game on PlayStation 2. Finally, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 was a Nintendo DS game. Famitsu (via Joystiq) reports that the game will not be playable. Instead, its cutscenes will be re-rendered in HD and will be viewable in a theater mode.

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 will be available on PS3 in Japan in 2013. No word yet on a North American release, but considering the popularity of the franchise, it seems inevitable.