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Kingdom Hearts Is Finally Getting Remixed in HD for PS3

Posted by Sammy Barker

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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]

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Jamouse

#1

Jamouse said:

I'm gonna take a guess and say that there will be a Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 reMIX featring II, ReCoded and 3D.

TOMBOY25

#3

TOMBOY25 said:

ive got an american friend who'd sell a kidney to get this imported he's obsessed with kingdom hearts

Chunky_Droid

#5

Chunky_Droid said:

I believe that only the HD Cutscenes for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days will be available in Theatre Mode, none of the actual game is apparently playable, according to IGN anyway, but that may not be the case either, it all seems really ambiguous.

ztpayne7

#7

ztpayne7 said:

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm actually disappointed. I think it makes a lot more sense (and fits with their recent trends) to release a kingdom hearts hd collection with 1, 2, and birth by sleep. Guess that won't happen =(

rjejr

#8

rjejr said:

So I guess I'll wait for the 2 compilations compilation set (like they did w/ GoW), b/c I don't see the point in buying KH HD w/o KH 2 HD. I mean come on, 2 came out over 6 years ago, so it isn't exactly a new game. Maybe they'll package the 2 together on the PS4 in 4k vision ;-)

Knux

#9

Knux said:

Awww, hell yes!!! I can't wait for this!! But it wouldn't make sense to just add the cutscenes of 358/2 Days without the gameplay, trophies or no trophies.

ztpayne7

#10

ztpayne7 said:

Also, didn't square announce a ffx hd at this same time last year? I feel like that project is as elusive as versus xiii.

Squiggle55

#12

Squiggle55 said:

I'm not exactly one of the fans that has been begging for this, but I would prefer 1 & 2 on the same disc. But I'm glad they're doing anything. If it was simply 1 & 2 on the same disc, priced at 40$ like other HD collections, then I would absolutely buy it. Now I'll probably pass and wait to see what happens after they make KH2 HD and maybe if they put them on PSN.

Stuffgamer1

#13

Stuffgamer1 said:

This is a very weird release plan, simply because Re: Chain of Memories was originally part of KHII Final Mix+ in the first place. But I suppose I can't complain if they actually put more than more game in the set at all, seeing as they saw fit to put FFX in HD by itself (unless they announce the delay was to pack in its sequel...I hope).

I suspect that 3582 Days will be cutscenes only. Remastering a PS2 game for PS3 isn't all that hard...you usually don't have to change all that many assets. In order to port a DS game, though, they'd pretty much have to remake the entire thing. Also, it's not a very good game, IMO, and I don't feel like fans who haven't played the game would be missing much to skip it entirely. Having the story laid out for them is plenty sufficient.

If they made another collection with 2, Re: Coded, and 3D, PS3 would still be missing Birth By Sleep...I think if they're going to move the games to PS3 they need to do ALL of them. But I'll gladly take what I can get when it's made available all the same.

R-L-A-George

#14

R-L-A-George said:

Hey only cut-scenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, according to IGN.

If Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is in Nintendo Life's database, you can link it to there. LOL.

Sakura_Moonlight2421

#15

Sakura_Moonlight2421 said:

@R-L-A-George - Yup its in Nintendo Life's database.

Bleh I'd just love a KH 1 HD by itself rather than having RE: Chain of Memories and 358/2 bundled with it. >_> Those two didn't really appeal to me or my brother.

Stuffgamer1

#16

Stuffgamer1 said:

@Sakura_Moonlight2421: As we're talking about Squenix, I'm not convinced they'd charge less for that. Besides which, Chain of Memories is important for the story (358/2 Days much less so), so you may as well at least give it another shot.

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