Talk about playing to your base. The 2004 Gameboy Advance title Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is being remade for PlayStation 2 (note: not updated for PlayStation 3) and will be released December 2.

Kingdom Hearts games were massive successes on PlayStation 2 in 2002 and 2006 when the game and its sequel were originally released. Chain of Memories should build on that, despite the fact that it was a mediocre GBA game and is not coming out with all the bells and whistles of PlayStation 3.

Game summary:

Sora, Donald and Goofy travel down a long road that meanders through endless fields, and come to a crossroads. As Sora stands in the crossroads, he gazes up at the night sky and thinks of his lost friends.

Just then, a mysterious man approaches from down one of the branching paths. “Ahead lies something you need,” he says, “but to claim it, you must lose something dear.” The man vanishes before a single path, leading to a castle that eerily resembles a girl’s drawing…

In the coming journey, what will Sora and his companions gain, and what will they lose?

The old GBA title's boxGame features:

  • World-renowned creator and character designer Tetsuya Nomura and his team once again unite the magical world of Disney with the characters of Final Fantasy, inviting fans to an enchanting gaming experience
  • An essential piece in the Kingdom Hearts franchise, which has shipped over 12 million units across the globe, comes to North America at long last
  • In addition to Sora, players can control Riku in this adventure that bridges the gap between Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II.
  • A full 3D remake of the original GBA release, Chain of Memories offers a refreshing rendition of the hit title for the PlayStation 2 system
  • The talented voice cast from the North American releases of Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II, including David Gallagher and Haley Joel Osment
  • The mini-game catalog has been completely renewed, now with four brand new experiences accompanying the main adventure

“Memories” is expected to cost $29.99. It joins‚ Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days that is due out for the Nintendo DS later this year.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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