After years of Chris Crocker-esque pleading from fans of the franchise, Kingdom Hearts is finally coming to the PlayStation 3. Publisher Square Enix announced the glad tidings overnight, stating that it will be re-mastering the original PS2 title alongside Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days in HD. The overhauled games will be released as a part of a compilation dubbed Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX. The franchise’s utterly nonsense naming conventions are still in force, then.

The port of the first Kingdom Hearts will be based on the Japanese Final Mix edition, which added new content from the North American game. It – alongside Re: Chain of Memories – will boast full Trophy support. Meanwhile, according to speculation based on a Famitsu report, Nintendo DS title Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days will only feature remade cut-scenes. Its gameplay will remain the same.

The compilation’s due out next year on PlayStation 3. There’s no word on whether it will make its way overseas just yet.

[via kotaku.com, joystiq.com, neogaf.com, famitsu.com]