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Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- announced for PS3, releasing 2013

HD 1.5 ReMIX19 September 2012 by Sora96

Today at Tokyo Game Show 2012, Square Enix have announced a HD collection of Kingdom Hearts titles, named KINGDOM HEARTS -HD 1.5 ReMIX-. The collection includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hears 358/2 Days, all for the PlayStation 3. Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Re:Chain of Memories will be HD remasters, and have trophy support, while 358/2 Days will simply be cutscenes remade into HD for a Theatre Mode. The release date as this stage is simply 2013.

Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- official website

Update 1: Message from the KINGDOM has provided us with more information about Kingdom Hearts for PC Browsers. Oishii from KH13 is translating this information, and you can read it below.

In memory of this year being the 10th Anniversary of the "Kingdom Hearts" series, we are compiling a collection of the first works "Kingdom Hearts" and "KH Re:Chain of Memories" in HD. Furthermore, 2009’s Nintendo DS game "KH 358/2 Days", which received much credit for its enjoyable story, will be compiled as well.

“Kingdom Hearts” (first work) game’s later release with various additional content “KH Final Mix” (Japanese language release) will receive an entire HD rendition.
With the two HD remakes, we will add fully remade HD event scenes from Nintendo’s DS game “KH 358/2 Days”. This remake will give a new feeling to the series, and the 3 editions to the series will be a collection you should look forward to.

Furthermore, KH and KH Re:CoM will also support PlayStation 3's trophy system.

Trade Name / KINGDOM HEARTS -HD 1.5 ReMIX-
Supporting model / Platstation 3
Genre / Role-Playing Game
Distribution / 2013 release
Suggested Retail Price / Pending
Rating (CERO) / Rating Pending

※Official site will be open 9/20 (Thursday)

Update 2: Footage from Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 Remix- is being shown in the Square Enix Mega Theatre at Tokyo Game Show 2012. This means we might see recordings soon!

Update 3: Square Enix have updated their TGS 2012 website with a page for the Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX-.

Update 4: 4Gamer.net have published an article revealing some more small details about the announcements. While Kingdom Hearts Final Mix originally had English voice acting, the version of the game appearing in the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- will have Japanese voice acting-- including all extra scenes.

Update 5: Footage from Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX continues to be shown at Tokyo Game Show 2012. Both ArikaMiz and aibo_ac7 have Tweeted some small details about the video, revealing that some text scenes from 358/2 Days will be made into HD cutscenes. The video shown contains clips from all the opening video of all 3 games, as well as a scene with Xion and Axel, where Axel says "let's go to the beach", and Xion responds. (Thanks to goldpanner for the translation.)

Update 6: Thanks to Ryan from KH13 for the find, we now have the first recorded footage of Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- from Square Enix's booth at Tokyo Game Show 2012. You can watch this short clip below.

Update 7: Thanks to goldpanner, we now have a translation of ReBirth Wings' trailer impressions. You can read these below.

It was basically a long succession of famous scenes and elements.

♪Hikari (orchestral version)

- Images only
Destiny Islands, Kairi and Sora looking at the ocean. From the first game.
It starts off a small screen, but right after it becomes a big screen. No need for the usual frame!

- Text
『KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX』『Japanese Voice Version』

- Speech only
Ansem: “This world has been connected. Tied to the darkness.” From the first game

- Images only
Destiny Island swallowed by the darkness, Kairi disappearing.
Both from the first game

- Image and dialogue
Destiny Islands, Riku who can’t hide how happy he is to be able to leave. From the first game.
Riku: “There’s no use being afraid... I’m not afraid of the darkness!”

- Text
『KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories』

- Dialogue only
Marluxia: “You still haven’t realised? To find is to lose and to lose is to find. That is the way of things in Castle Oblivion.”
From CoM

- Images only
Sora standing in front of Castle Oblivion.
From CoM

- Text
『A new edition of the early second title of the series』

- Images and dialogue
Traverse Town, Sora, Donald and Goofy putting their hands together. From the first game.
Donald: Donald Duck.
Goofy: Name’s Goofy!
Sora: I’m Sora.
Goofy: All for one, one for all!

- Text
『Remastered in HD』

- Images and Dialogue
The lobby of Castle Oblivion, Axel talking to Sora. From CoM.
Axel: “The light within the darkness. You've lost sight of it, Sora. You've forgotten forgetting.”

- Dialogue
Sora: “It’s found a home with all the friends I’ve made. I’ve become a part of their heart just as they’ve become a part of mine.” From the first game

- Images
Ariel, Peter Pan, Pooh, Beast, Jack, Riku, Kairi appear in succession. All from the first game

・Images and dialogue
Riku Replica, having appeared in front of Riku. From CoM.
Replica: “This should come as a relief, then: I'm a replica of you that Vexen made.”

・Images and dialogue
Ansem standing on Destiny Islands, which has been swallowed into the End of the World. From the first game.
Ansem: “So, you have come this far and still you understand nothing.”

『Play Station 3 Trophy Support』

Ansem: “ Every light must fade, every heart return to darkness!” From the first game

Screens of battle. All from the first game, interface is exactly the same as the first game.
I can’t confirm the shortcuts but I think there were probably three.
The battle locations are Monstro, Agrabah, Neverland and Halloween Town

After showing Sora and Namine on Destiny Islands, Lexaeus, Larxene, Vexen, Marluxia appear in succession.
All from COM.
Right after, it goes straight into the Sora described ↓

・Image and dialogue
Castle Oblivion, Sora protecting Namine. From CoM.
Sora: “These memories that you gave me... In my head I know they're lies, but they still... feel right. Like my promise. I said I'd protect you...”

・Images and dialogue
Hollow Bastion, Riku holding Ansem back. From the first game.
Riku: “You’ve got to run! The Heartless are coming!”

・Images and dialogue
Sora, blocking the possessed Riku’s Keyblade. From the first game.
Sora: “Forget it! There’s no way you’re taking Kairi’s heart!”

・Images and dialogue
Sora fading away, and everyone trying to stop it. From the first game.
Donald: No, wait!
Kairi: Sora!
Donald: Sora! Come back, Sora!

♪Xion (the formal name is so hard to type so bear with this for now orz)

『And so...』
『KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days HD Remake Theatre Edition』

・Twilight Town, on top of the clock tower.
Axel proposing to Roxas and Xion that they go to the beach. In the original game this was a text conversation, and this is the first time this scene has been voiced.
By the way, I think all of them were sitting in the original cutscene but in this they are all standing.
Axel: I've got it!
Roxas: Huh? Got what?
Axel: Let's go to the beach next time we get a day off.
Xion: The beach? Where did that come from?
Axel: What, don't you want to go somewhere different for a change?
Xion: ...I'll join you...if I can.
Roxas: Of course you can, Xion.
Axel: You'll have a blast, trust me.
Xion: Well...all right, sure. Let's do it.

・Logo, showing release date: 2013

Update 8: 20 seconds of the Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- trailer from Tokyo Game Show 2012 has been found, visible in the corner/background of a Famitsu livestream from the event. You can watch this here, on our YouTube channel.


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Aussieroth, Oct 14 2013 09:00 PM

This is awesome, and I take it that you will be getting the English cut scenes first chance? I hope so, because it does look beautiful!

luisaviles567, Sep 09 2013 09:11 PM

Tomorrow is the day finallyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Tomorrow is the day finallyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

CyborgHD13, Sep 09 2013 08:31 PM

Sorry to burst your bubble but it is completely official

sorry to burst your bubble but it is not official it was just hinted in 1.5 credits

Moochieh32, Sep 09 2013 01:50 PM

My limited edition copy has just been shipped on Amazon :D YESH!

garrett1433, Sep 08 2013 06:56 PM

I pre-ordered it on Saturday and i cant wait to get it on Tuesday :D

AaySquare, Sep 08 2013 06:31 AM

Sleep Sleep and Sleep

Shard the Metal, Sep 07 2013 12:42 PM

Maybe waiting isn't good enough... I need to find something to do until my copy arrives!

AaySquare, Sep 03 2013 04:08 PM

KH2.5 hopefully in 2014 and then KH3 in 2015. That's how I'm hoping to see it.

That's right. It makes sense and all as we know one Kingdom Hearts game come every year now.

jorrell3946, Sep 03 2013 01:27 PM

KH2.5 hopefully in 2014 and then KH3 in 2015. That's how I'm hoping to see it.

AaySquare, Sep 01 2013 02:38 PM

Damn, Almost 1 year since it was announced at TGS and the English version of game is almost here also! It's funny looking at the comments of people when this was announced. XD