E3 2014: No Online Mirage Arena for Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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Although Kingdom Hearts 3 did not make an appearance at E3 this year, we received plenty of information regarding the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX.

Unfortunately not all the news was good. If you were a fan of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep’s Mirage Arena then you will be disappointed. During the Square Enix presentation at E3 the co-director of Kingdom Hearts, Tai Yasue, has confirmed that the Mirage Arena will not be playable online via PSN.

The single player segment of the Arena, however, will still be playable with some tweaks that will apparently make the experience even better than before.

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The reason Tai Yasue stated for this was that they wanted to speed up the development of Kingdom Hearts 3 and if they chose to keep the online portion, it would have greatly taken away from KH3.

For those that don’t know, the Mirage Arena was a section of the game where players got to play as the armored version of Terra, Aqua, or Ventus against a horde of enemies for experience points and items. The online portion allowed players to play with up to 6 others.

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX is slated for release on October 2nd in Japan, December 2nd in North America, and December 5th in Europe. The game is currently retailing at $39.99 USD. You can preorder the game below.

About Antonin Kořenek

Antonin has been playing video games since before he could read. Once he did, he fell in love with their stories and worlds. He spends most of his gaming time with either story-based or strategy games. As an aspiring novelist, he blames games like Earthbound and Final Fantasy Tactics for getting him started. Antonin graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI with a degree in English Literature. When not gaming, he can be found reading, obsessing over something on Twitter, or researching strange folklore.

  • Tyrannikos

    It’s a disappointing blow, but not entirely unexpected.

  • J.D. Boucher

    I want a mega Kingdom Hearts Bundle, with 1.5, 2.5 and 3 for ps4.