Richard Epcar is a recurring English voice actor in the Kingdom Hearts series, responsible for the voice of Ansem, Seeker of Darkness and Xehanort in all games released since Kingdom Hearts II. Roxasman1231 from KH13 contacted Epcar on Facebook, and asked him whether or not he will be recording lines in Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX--- to which the answer was "haven't heard anything yet". You can see this below.
This *could* mean one of the following things, however, keep in mind that nothing is confirmed! Feel free to make up your own mind about what this news means. We've tried to present the facts, along with some ideas, so that you're not mislead into believing something false.
- Many people are speculating as to whether or not Ansem, Seeker of Darkness in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix will keep his original voice actor, Billy Zane, or if they will call in the voice actor that has done his lines since Kingdom Hearts II, Richard Epcar. It is possible that this points towards the former being true.
- Alternatively, perhaps Square Enix NA has not started localising the game yet.
Also, we think it's worthwhile to address another matter-- some websites (such as Gematsu and Siliconera) have reported that the recent HD 1.5 ReMIX announcement was "only for Japan". This has lead to widespread confusion about a possible English release of the game, with many people believing that this means there will not be one-- don't be alarmed, however, since it is normal for the initial announcement of Kingdom Hearts games to be "only for Japan". Every single game has been announced in Japan first, with the English announcement later. Nothing to worry about!
Update: Roxasman1231 from KH13 has contacted Quinton Flynn, the voice actor for Axel in the Kingdom Hearts series, asking him whether or not he has any confirmation regarding HD 1.5 ReMIX. Quinton Flynn replied saying that he has not received any info, indicating that English vocalisation for the game has not yet begun. Axel is confirmed to have new lines in the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Theatre Mode of HD 1.5 ReMIX.