i believe amazon does this for everything, probably just to advertise product. but waiting over 10+ months for a pre-order is pretty nonsensical.
i'm putting the release at late next year, early 2015. Cause really the more they make me wait AFTER SHOWING IT OFF, the less i want it. Honestly the 8 year wait killed the die hard fan in me, plus the fact that they are skipping current gen. (probably)
A long time ago, Nomura said that starting in 2009, we would get one Kingdom Hearts game every year. He has lived up to that. 2009 was Days, 2010 was Birth By Sleep, 2011 was Re:coded, 2012 was Dream Drop Distance, and this year is HD 1.5 ReMIX. I assume 2014 will be 2.5 Remix, and then 2015 will be Kingdom Hearts III.
I disagree, I feel the entire reason remixes are being released is so people who didn't get the psp or ds for recoded and Birth by sleep can play the games, to completely cover all the aspects that will be important in KH3, they'll release 2.5 next year, then in 2015 we shall be graced with KH3 :]
You could not be more wrong on this, yes 1.5 was in one way to mark the 10th anniversary but it is also done because Nomura wants all the KH games on a single console, he wanted to give the fans in other parts of the world the Final Mix versions and its a way to catch up on the series before 3. Nomura has already said the second remaster is underway and it will probably be announced at the TGS in September.
I would like to see 2.5 next year but, I doubt it. It's not the tenth anniversary. Why would they release 1.5 Remix this year and say it's because it's the tenth anniversary, then release 2.5 out of nowhere? It wouldn't make sense.
If Nintendo can resurrect the Wii U, I think 2.5 will be on that system in 2014. I see 1.5 as a sort of apology to current gen owners for 8 years of being strung along, as well as a 101 course for series newbies, and 2.5 (Kingdom Hearts 2 HD and Birth By Sleep HD) will be the Intermediary course, while Kingdom Hearts 3 is the mind-blowing PhD course. KH DDD is too new a game for an HD remake, and Re:Coded contributes very, very little to the overarching Xehanort Saga. The Wii U theory will only hold water if the system can hold its own this holiday season, and if not, Square will likely go for the PS3 market again.
That was Capcom, and they remake, update, and port "old" games more than anyone else in the industry. *Looks at Street Fighter II, Street Fighter 4, Dead Rising 2, MvC 3, Monster Hunter 3, and Resident Evil 4.* I also want them to prioritize remaking BBS over DDD, because BBS is the only KH game I have never played. If Nintendo convinces me to get a Wii U, I'd like to play the game I couldn't before, and not the one sitting in my 3DS as I type these words.
@Logan: 2.5 will be KH II Final Mix HD, BBS Final Mix HD, and cutscenes from DDD. They show the games in the ending credits of 1.5. Also, they can't put DDD on PS3 because it relies on the touch screen for a lot of inputs.
Actually the games that are shown in the ending credits of 1.5 are KHIIFM, BbS (maybe the FM version?), and Re:coded. There are no scenes from DDD shown at the end of 1.5, leading most people to believe that it won't be included in any form.
I was hoping for Xbox 360 versions 1.5 and 2.5, which is why I'm switching to Playstation 4 next generation, accompanied by a Vita. Xbox 360 did not have many notable JRPGs, or any HD remakes of them, and I missed Ni No Kuni, Tales of Xillia, and all that The Last of Us business.
Your theory is wrong considering this year marked 11 years since Kingdom Hearts came out. Also the director said he wanted to release one Kingdom Hearts to come out every year. And since he also said that 3 was still far off on being ready, it won't release next year, so that leaves up the potential for a 2.5 REMIX edition.
Where is your info coming from? Last time I heard his primary development focus was on Final Fantasy 15 and that that they had only just started on KH3. Why else do you think they only showed about 15 seconds of gameplay at e3? If the game was close to coming out next year, they would have shown more gameplay, like they did with Final Fantasy 15. Just saying I believe that KH3 will be out 2015.