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  1. Yasue says 1.5 & 2.5 were 'good training' for Kingdom Hearts III & sharing ideas with FFXV team

    In an interview with Kotaku at last month's European launch event for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, Tai Yasue the co-director of the Kingdom Hearts series spoke about Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX & HD 2.5 ReMIX being good training for new staff members in preparation for Kingdom Hearts III. He also discusses respecting source material and sharing ideas with the Final Fantasy XV team for the new hardware. You can read the interview below.

    "We have been working on 3 and 2.5 at the same time," he explains, "so a lot of people are crossing over and doing both. There are also a lot of new people working on both. In a way, we've learned what was good about our previous Kingdom Hearts [games] by making 2.5."

    "For 3, we want to evolve it in a new direction, but at the same time we don't want to change what is fundamental about Kingdom Hearts. We're hiring new people continuously, so they are learning about Kingdom Hearts through making 2.5. It's a good learning experience."

    Kingdom Hearts is a unique thing to be working on, says Yasue, due to the necessity of finding a balance between respecting the Disney properties and incorporating original, creative ideas - so the training has been necessary.

    "There's a lot to get used to working with the Disney content," he says. "You have to have a lot of dedication and respect for their visual IPs for example, and when you play Kingdom Hearts 2 you see that: when you summon a character or use a spell there's a lot of love and care that goes into the presentation. When you see Stitch coming out of the screen, for example, it's very true to the original movie. That dedication is something you learn through the process or remaking 2."

    It must surely be restrictive working within those constraints, but Yasue enjoys the challenge that they introduce. "As Square-Enix, if someone else was making a Final Fantasy or a Dragon Quest, we'd be very protective of that too," he ventures. "So we really understand the importance of not changing the brand and respecting the fans. We want to make it true to Disney - we don't want to change it fundamentally. We always strive to make original content, but with Kingdom Hearts you have to really respect the source material, and that's something people really like about the series."

    "As someone who creates games I think the constraints make you really think. They are what make you strive to come up with new ideas - ideas that are acceptable to Disney, and also fun. That balancing act leads to a lot of surprises. It's very challenging, but we work on it daily. We continuously talk with Disney and see what they think is acceptable… but we constantly want to surprise our players, too, so we need flexibility. It is challenging and makes you think."

    The Kingdom Hearts team also benefits from sharing expertise with the other Square-Enix development units, including the Final Fantasy XV team, Yasue says - even though Kingdom Hearts development is based in Osaka. "We trade ideas - especially for PS4, Xbox One, new gen stuff," says Yasue. "We're trying to move in leaps obviously, so there is a lot to learn and a lot to explain to other people. That exchange of ideas and technology is very important and we're doing that inside Square Enix, with other teams."

    • Jan 23 2015 09:22 AM
    • by Sora96
  2. Update 1.04 now available for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX

    A new patch has now been made available for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. This patch, Version 1.04, is a corrective patch that mainly focused on Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. It namely fixed an issue that caused Magnet to pull in enemies at a slower rate, which arose from the previous patch for the game. Various other issues have been fixed as well. You can view the full patch notes below:

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  3. Update 1.02 now available for Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, includes KH2FM damage/gauge 60fps & other defects fix

    Square Enix has officially rolled a new update for the Japanese version ofKingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. This update, which is 1.02, fixes the damage and gauge problems caused by 60fps in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, and has fixed other various defects within the collection.

    The update is 235.3 MB big.

    You can check out screenshots of the update (in Japanese and English) thanks to @aibo_ac7 and @churroz.

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    UPDATE: Square Enix has announced that they will be offering a Day One patch for North American and European players for Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. It is stated that the patch is to resemble that of which was released in Japan.

    • Mar 23 2017 08:55 PM
    • by Jake
  4. The Xemnas crash with Limit Form in the English version of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX has been fixed

    In the English version of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX for the PS3, there was a bug that would cause the game to crash when you went into Limit Form during the first Xemnas fight and activated the first Reaction Command. View footage of this old glitch below:


    Thanks to KingdomHops on YouTube, who got the game early, we now know that this has been fixed for the English version of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX for the PS4. He streamed the game and tested it out. View him testing it out in the archived stream below:
    (The testing begins at around 52:26.)


    Also, if you didn't catch it, Square Enix has announced that they will be offering a Day One patch for North American and European players for Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. It is stated that the patch is to resemble that of which was released in Japan.

    Thanks to @Bizkit047 on Twitter for the tip!

  5. The Square Enix Online Store is holding sweepstakes with Kingdom Hearts themed prizes

    Square Enix are holding sweepstakes with Kingdom Hearts merchandise as prizes. The sweepstakes can be entered by the purchase of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and the pre-order of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.

    The prizes with the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix pre-order are:

    • 1 Mini Chirithy Static Arts
    • 1 Mini Shadow Static Arts
    • 1 Oblivion Keychain
    The prizes with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue purchase are:
    • 1 Mini Chirithy Static Arts
    • 1 Mini Meow Wow Static Arts
    • 1 Oathkeeper Keychain
    The prizes can be viewed below:

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    The sweepstakes will end on March 27, 2017 and is only available in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec and Rhode Island). Entrants must be 18 years or older.

    While the official rules state that no purchase is necessary, it goes on saying to enter an entrant must purchase or pre-oder the listed games. Entrants can also send a handwritten letter to Square Enix with the following details: name, age, phone number, mailing address, and email.

    Full details are available in the attached document below:

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  6. The Japanese website for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX has been updated

    The official Japanese website for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX has experienced a new update. Whilst the homepage remains the same as it was previously, screenshots of each game in the collection can now be viewed.

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    What do you think of these new changes? Are you excited for the collection? Let us know in the comments below!

  7. The Japanese box art for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX has been updated

    The Twitter account for the Japanese Square Enix store has stated that the Japanese box art for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX has been updated. You can view the box art below:

    Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX Japanese box art

  8. Tetsuya Nomura sends Holiday Greetings to all the Kingdom Hearts fans

    Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura sent out a message to all Kingdom Hearts fans, wishing everybody a happy holiday season! Despite being ashamed of his bed hair and wearing a hat to cover it, Nomura talked about the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, the 15th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts, the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (which Nomura almost mistakenly called 1.8), and a possible new development in Kingdom Hearts Unchained x.



    What do you guys think about this video? Let us know in the comments!

    • Dec 27 2016 01:00 AM
    • by Leamax
  9. Tetsuya Nomura interviewed by Famitsu; Theater Mode for KHFM and new cutscenes for 358/2 Days to be available in the latest KH1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX patch

    Kingdom Hearts series' director Tetsuya Nomura was interviewed by Famitsu at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - concert in Los Angeles. In it, he discusses the concert, the latest trailer for Kingdom Hearts III, and the new patch that will be available for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.

    The interview seems to confirm a new Theatre Mode made available for Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and new cutscenes for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days with the latest patch. It also seems to confirm that the Kingdom Hearts III D23 Expo trailer will be longer than the one shown at the LA Orchestra.

    UPDATE: English translations for the Famitsu interview are now available. You can view the translated interview below:

    Famitsu: The concert was amazing. How was it from the side of the scene?

    Nomura: I mentioned it while I was on stage but, the images and the music were made so that they would perfectly fit and I thought it was amazing while I was watching. Also Shimomura became better at playing the piano during the concert in each countries until Los Angeles (laugh). At the final event in Osaka she will be perfect don't you think ? (laugh)

    Famitsu: There is a lot of pressure on Shimomura (laugh). Everyone was cheering you when you started your speech.

    Nomura: On stage I wanted to speak about the fixes and updates for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX but I was overwhelmed by the voices of everyone cheering and I forgot what I was supposed to say (sarcastic laugh)

    Famitsu: What is the content of the update.

    Nomura: The addition of the theater mode for KH and of a few cutscenes in KH 358/2 Days. I wanted to add it sooner but it needed more time and the timing met up with this event. 

    Famitsu: The reception of the new promotional video was amazing too. Because is didn't seem that there was going to be a trailer or an announcement about Kingdom Hearts III at E3, this was a pleasant surprise for the fan.

    Nomura: There is a lot of misunderstanding about it. The choice to show or not to show something is up to the ones making the conferences. We just used the timing of the concert being at the same time as E3 to announce it.

    Famitsu: Considering that the information is going really fast during the conference, it seems better to announce it that way for the fans. The battle felt rich with all the Keyblade transformations, there was a lot of action and we could see the different worlds.

    Nomura: But this battle scene was only in the Hercules world.

    Famitsu: Was it? There was so much thing that I thought it was from various worlds.

    Nomura: Also, the next trailer will have a Japanese version and a North american version but the battle scenes were from an actual gameplay footage so we couldn't make them exactly the same. It will look the same but if you compare them you will be able to see the differences. So I would like the core fans to look at both trailers.

    Famitsu: At last, the D23 Expo 2017 occur next month.

    Nomura: The editing of the D23 trailer is being finalized right now but I think that not only it will be longer than the orchestra trailer, it will also show some new elements that should meet everyone's expectations.


    From Famitsu's interview article:

    At the end, I also managed to hear a little from Nomura about the information of the D23 announcement. "Seriously ?!" I was so excited in the night of Hollywood. Amazing. Amazing. Absolutely. Yes, definitely a good game.
    I'm sorry for assuming of the importance of this information but I obviously can't write this information here. I was only allowed to write the reaction to these revelations and so I wrote it! I'm sorry for being this vague but there is no doubt that the announcement at D23 will be worth it!! At the time of the presentation, there will obviously be a quick announcement on Famitsu.com
    Also the details will be in the weekly issue of the Famitsu magazine that will be publish right after the opening of the conference to the public. Please look forward to it!

    • Jul 16 2017 10:41 PM
    • by neil98
  10. Tai Yasue says Kingdom Hearts HD collections on PS4 not ruled out completely

    In a recent interview with Gamespot at E3, Tai Yasue, co-director of the Kingdom Hearts series, says that Kingdom Hearts HD collections (1.5 & 2.5) have not been ruled out completely for the PS4. You can read what he said below.

    We haven't come to decision and nothing is announced yet. We listen to our fans and our players and see what they think about it--and, yeah, I'm not ruling it out, but we're not making an announcement just yet.


    In addition to stating that about the possibility of HD collections on the PS4, he also says that Kingdom Hearts III is going smooth right now.

    Are you excited to hear the possibility of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX coming to the PS4? Let us know in the comments below!

    • Jun 14 2016 08:55 PM
    • by Jake
  11. Tai Yasue reveals Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 & 2.5 ReMIX could come to PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

    Tai Yasue, the co-director of the Kingdom Hearts series has revealed in an interview with IGN that the Kingdom Hearts HD collections, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX could be ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the future. Yasue mentions he understands what the fans want and that it is something they will explore but they also don't want to delay Kingdom Hearts III's development. You can read what Yasue said in full below. IGN has announced they will have more with Yasue later in the week.

    "When we first came up with the idea for Kingdom Hearts III, it was always 1.5, then 2.5 and we were always thinking about those three titles at the same time," he explains. "I think [putting the games on PS4] is something we’ll explore. We understand what our players want, so we will explore the possibility. I’m not making any announcements though, we can’t make any announcements yet!"

    But while Sony gamers would likely appreciate the refresher, with Kingdom Hearts III heading to Xbox One as well as PS4, arguably it's Xbox owners that need the earlier installments of the game more than anyone else. When asked about whether an Xbox One edition of 1.5 and 2.5 could ever see the light of day, Yasue was hesitant. While the initial reasoning behind this was thought to be the initial exclusivity deal with Sony, it seems resources play just as much of a part.

    "It’s a big old question," he says. "There’s a lot of things we need to think of when we consider consoles. One of them is what our players want, so we will definitely consider that. But there’s also schedule constraints, as we really don’t want the development of Kingdom Hearts III going later, so we have that to think about. We’ll consider all these things and come to a decision."

    • Dec 03 2014 03:37 AM
    • by Sora96
  12. Square Enix PAX East 2017 Lineup announced; Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX Demo to be Present

    Square Enix has announced their PAX East 2017 lineup. One of the demos to be present will be Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.

    Here is a list of the demos to be featured:

    • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
    • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
    • Final Fantasy XV Episode Gladiolus
    • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
    • Dragon Quest Heroes II
    • I Am Setsuna
    • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
    • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX
    • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
    • NieR: Automata
    • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - A Criminal Past
    • Ride 2
    Posters will also be given out for the following titles:
    • Dragon Quest Heroes II
    • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
    • Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
    • Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary commemorative artwork by Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano
    • Flame x Blaze
    • Guardian Codex
    • Kingdom Hearts (double-sided poster featuring Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX as well as Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue)
    • Mobius Final Fantasy
    • NieR: Automata
    PAX East 2017 takes place from March 10th to March 12th in Boston (USA).

    UPDATE 1: Check out the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX PAX East 2017 poster! "Remember, Relive, Rejoice". View it below:

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    UPDATE 2: Square Enix held a livestream of them playing a few different games at PAX East 2017. One of which was Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. View images of their livestream and setup thanks to the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter below:


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    UPDATE 3: The official Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Twitter has released pictures of the Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Kingdom Hearts Union χ section of the Square Enix booth at PAX East 2017! Check it out below:

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    Also, take a closer look at the exclusive PAX East 2017 Kingdom Hearts Union χ posters and buttons, thanks to @ToucanRob on Twitter, below:

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    UPDATE 4: Square Enix has shared gameplay footage of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX at PAX East 2017, featuring gameplay of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix. You can view the video below, courtesy of Giuseppe's Gaming. Our own video on our YouTube channel will follow shortly.


    UPDATE 5: The official Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Twitter has released a few more pictures of the Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Kingdom Hearts Union χ section of the Square Enix booth at PAX East 2017 as well as a picture of the previously shown poster. Check it out the pictures below:

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  13. Square Enix is hosting a Kingdom Hearts acrylic stand giveaway to members

    Beginning March 9th, Square Enix is hosting a giveaway of one of three Kingdom Hearts acrylic stands for people who have Square Enix memberships. You can view the giveaway site here.

    Applicants must enter the serial codes and point cards found with their copies of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (presumably copies from the Japanese Square Enix e-store) for a chance at winning one of the stands, drawn by Tetsuya Nomura. The deadline for entries is March 22nd (up until 23:59 Japan time).

    A picture of the stands can be seen below, these stands were also given away during the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.

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    The rules for the giveaway are as follows

    • Application will only be made once per account with serial code registered.
    • Multiple serial codes of the same product can not be registered.
    • The download version will be excluded from the campaign.
    • Once you have applied, you can not change the type of acrylic stand you wish.
    • After a strict drawing, we will send you "winning announcement" e-mail to the winner at a later date.
    • Those who are elected will be required to enter the winning prize delivery address from the URL described in the mail.
    • * If there is no shipping destination input within the period specified by e-mail, winning will be invalid.
    • Please refrain from the right after winning and the exhibition to the net auction such as assignment / conversion of prize