Square Enix has announced Kingdom Hearts II.8, which will include an HD version of Dream Drop Distance, a former 3DS-exclusive.

Last week, a former Square Enix employee's LinkedIn profile revealed all kinds of details pertaining to the future of the Kingdom Hearts series. We learned that Pixar would be working with Disney and Square Enix in some capacity for Kingdom Hearts III. We also learned of a bizarre title called Kingdom Hearts 2.9. IGN reports that Square Enix has officially announced this project as Kingdom Hearts II.8, because forget using consistency with Roman numerals, especially when you're the company known for weird-sounding titles such as Bravely Default, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (you can't forget the facepalm-worthy nomenclature system of the Fabula Nova Crystallis arc of the Final Fantasy series).

Kingdom Hearts II.8 will also include Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep: A Fragmentary Passage and Kingdom Hearts: X Back Cover — yup, Square Enix's WTF naming system is running in high gear. Apparently, A Fragmentary Passage will tell a new story starring Aqua taking place after the events of the series' prequel Birth by Sleep. Not much else is known about this strange anthology, but there is a trailer coming on Sept. 17. It looks like the successes of KH's HD Remixes has Square Enix back for more. Continue milking that franchise for pre-sequels and pseudo spin-offs Square Enix, it's not like we haven't been waiting a decade for Kingdom Hearts III or anything.

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Unfortunately, there's still no launch window for Kingdom Hearts III.

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