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Rumour: Kingdom Hearts Series Getting A HD Makeover

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Retaining one of the most rabid fan followings in gaming, this would be only logical. Of course, logic hasn’t exactly been Square-Enix’s forte as of late, and so we’re planting this firmly in the rumours section. What am I talking about? A high-definition compilation of the Disney/Final Fantasy mash-up series Kingdom Hearts. The news comes courtesy of a DualPixels source known only as Geno, who professes inside information that the Japanese publisher will announce it at E3 next week.

Supposedly known as either Kingdom Hearts: Remix or Kingdom Hearts: Remembrance, it will bring together the two PS2 original games, as well as the GBA’s Chain of Memories, the DS’s 358/2 Days and the PSP’s Birth By Sleep. In addition to the graphical update, it will add in extra sidequests and plot details to make them seem more cohesive. It will be available on the PS3, Vita and Wii-U.

While the existence of such a collection is feasible, given S-E previously expressing that they are looking into HD updates, I’m on the fence about this. I simply don’t see how the GBA/DS iterations are going to be able to be upscaled and made to look and play well, particularly on televisions with larger screens. Without those, I’d be more than happy to throw my inconsiderable weight into the believer’s camp, but as it stands, I’ll wait until the dust settles after E3.

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RUMOR: Xbox One S All Digital Images, Release Details Leak Ahead of Official Unveiling

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Images of a discless Xbox One S have leaked online, confirming rumors from last year.

Winfuture.de revealed the pictures it acquired yesterday, as well the name Xbox One S All Digital, prices, and a launch date. Check out the pictures down below.

The console would allow users who are less oriented in the physical media space to take advantage of an all-digital device.

Some of the speculation regarding all-digital hardware pictures a cheaper, maybe even smaller model. However, yesterday’s leak suggests that, while the Xbox One S All Digital may come bundled with games, the price will stick at around USD$250 with no real change in physical appearance.

The only visual difference between the Xbox One S and the Xbox One S All Digital is the lack of a disc drive. Otherwise, the two slimmed down pieces of hardware are visually identical.

As well as a look at the console, the website says that an official reveal will come April 16 with a release following on May 7.

The pictures uncovered do not come from an official source, so holding off believing everything here is for the best. That said, a device such as this makes sense for Microsoft considering the Xbox Game Pass and the inevitability of a more digitally-inclined market.

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