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Kingdom Hearts -HD II.5 ReMIX- (PS3) DEC 2 NA, DEC 5 EU


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I hope they make 358/2 Days actually playable instead of just having an HD theater mode. That would be a pleasant surprise.

Sorry, but I'm afraid that's not going to happen. But at least the cutscenes look good. :3

Compare if you will.



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That says "Ars Arcanum" btw. Looks like those 4th command options such as TALK and OPEN and the special moves are now Reaction Command styled.

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technically it only says "Arcanum" (Arukanamu) but okay

Considering context, I went with what it would say in a localized version. I said Ars Arcanum to demonstrate that the special moves such as that are now in that little pop-up contextual command. Forgive me for taking that small liberty.

@Derrit: I'm guessing that it would be a bit of an undertaking to rework Days in its entirety (including Mission Mode) so they opted to just take the videos and make it a movie. Plus any extra undertaking to do that might prolong KH3 even more! D:

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Here, have some screens from Kingdom Hearts PC, a social media browser game.

better quality below

and here come the complaints of milking the series


Have a Famitsu article, translated with HD screens from this collection. I had to turn some of the images into links because the 10-per-post rule.

Report on Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX-: Pictures of prettied-up screens and an Interview with Mr. Tetsuya Nomura

This year marks 10 years since the first Kingdom Hearts title was born, and now with the time ripe it is being remastered in HD. Let's peruse the content from these screencaps and an interview with director Mr. Tetsuya Nomura!


Kingdom Hearts (hereon KH) is an action RPG series loved throughout the world. Of the seven stories that have been revealed so far, KH Final Mix and KH Re:Chain of Memories have been remastered in HD inKH -HD 1.5 ReMIX-, releasing in 2013 for PS3. On top of this, KH 358/2 Days is also included as a volume converted to video! Without further ado, let's check out the new images of each title, born again and more gorgeous than ever.


Kingdom Hearts, in which Sora, the protagonist of the series, and Donald and Goofy travel through various Disney worlds. This title, which released in March 2002, returned triumphantly as KH Final Mix, which used the North American version that released the same year in December as a base with added components and the English voicing. This Final Mix version has been remastered in HD in KH -HD 1.5 ReMIX-. The voicing that was in English will be in Japanese.


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KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories

After the adventures of KH, Sora and Donald and Goofy set foot in 'Castle Oblivion', in which the further you go in, the more you lose your memories... KH Re:Chain of Memories, remastered in HD for this title, was originally included with KH2 Final Mix, which released in 2007. It was a 3D remake of the Gameboy Advance title KH Chain of Memories, which released in 2004.


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The protagonist of KH 356/2 Days is Roxas, a young man who played an important role in KH2. The story of Roxas and Axel, who takes care of him, and Xion, a girl who has newly joined 'Organisation XIII', unfolds. In KH -HD 1.5 ReMIX-, you can appreciate the main story of KH 358/2 Days put to video and bestowed new voicing as a video volume.


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Kingdom Hearts for PC Browser (tentative title), announced at Tokyo Game Show 2012 with KH -HD 1.5 ReMIX-, will be a free to play online game for PC browsers. As a player you will customise an avatar that will represent you and adventure through Disney worlds. It seems that undertaking quests and cooperating with friends to defeat enemies will be elements?


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This year marks 10 years since the first Kingdom Hearts title was born, and now with the time ripe it is being remastered in HD. Let's peruse the content from these screencaps and an interview with director Mr. Tetsuya Nomura!

?Please tell us the details of how the release of KH -HD 1.5 ReMIX- came to be.

Mr. Tetsuya Nomura (hereon Nomura): All the titles in the series so far are a collection, first establishing the internal set-up, called the 'Seeker of Darkness Chronicles' (?), and I wanted to bring together the whole story arriving at KH2 before we turn to its conclusion.

?There's strong meaning behind going over it again, isn't there. Will there be changes or additions to the content of the games?

Nomura: The two titles that are included as games will have trophy support. We intend to include an extensive range of trophies, from the more orthodox to ones that won't go down easily. Also, the controls in KH1 have been modified to be a little closer to the ones in KH2. We've also replaced some of the models of the main characters with the most recent ones.

?Why are you remaking KH 358/2 Days as a video volume rather than a game?

Nomura: Actually, I had also been thinking about doing a full remake like KH Re:Chain of Memories (hereon KH Re:CoM). However, if we had started that it would have considerably delayed starting work on the new title, so it ended up being included in the form of something like the 'theatre mode' that we already have in the series. We are changing 70% of the main story into cutscenes, with freshly-recorded voicing too, and we are currently working on around 100 scenes. If you watch from start to finish, you will know and understand the story of KH 358/2 Days. Though it's in a different form than the game I think people will enjoy it.

?Can you please tell us a little more about the series-first KH game for PC browser?

Nomura: This is not a title with an emphasis on story, but we are working premises in. That said, for the first time in the series you can enjoy the content completely separately from the main series, so even beginners to the series might be able to be at ease playing it. The battling is different again from KH Re:CoM, and we are aiming for something with simple controls and flashy movements. I think customising is important to this type of game, so we are filling it with new elements in that area.

?By the way, what of a HD version of KH2 and up?

Nomura: It would be unnatural not to (laughs).

?Here's hoping! And now, lastly, a message for the gamers please.

Nomura: Because the series so far has been scattered over different consoles, I think there have been people who found it difficult to access, with sequels such as KH2 that might already have come out by the time they came to know about the series. With KH -HD 1.5 ReMIX- you can enjoy the story from the beginning, and in HD quality on top of that, so if you haven't played yet please by all means use this opportunity to do so. I think even those who have already played through the series may make new discoveries regarding foreshadowing of sequels and lines that reference previous lines and such by taking another look at everything aligned in chronological order. I would be happy if this title turns out to be a 'restart' for the series.

?Seeker of Darkness Chronicles... mentioned as the phrase 'Xehanort Chronicles' in a previous interview with Weekly Famitsu, this refers to Xehanort the Seeker of Darkness being the pivot of the whole series. 'Seeker of Darkness Chronicles' is the formal name first used in the project proposal.

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You'll be able to get it in Japan on March 14, Derrit. :P

i've started seeing ads for it. too bad i don't have a ps3 :(

i'm also coming back to the states at the end of march. it's been fun but i live in the pseudo-boonies and it's really not comfortable for a foreigner to live where i do. it's fairly xenophobic and not nearly good enough pay for having no friends and a solitary life, now that the japanese government devalued the yen by 20%. for kicks.


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if it was, you know, the original PS2 game as it was and nothing else, perhaps

but this is a full-scale HD remake.

and it's Kingdom Hearts Final Mix. you know, the version that never left Japan.

and Re:Chain of Memories, which did leave Japan, but only reached North America. Europe and Australia have never received that one.

And the Days HD "movie" is certainly something new.

it's not really a 10+ year old game when you look at it that way. It's much much more. Especially for those in the PAL regions, where (for the most part) this is all new stuff. Which is pretty fucking awesome.

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things to note in the trailer

-Deep Jungle looks fantastic

-Check out that battle with UNKNOWN

-Further confirmation that it's Final Mix (which means actual rewards for defeating Ice Titan and Sephiroth)

-More stuff from the Days movie

-Did I mention that Deep Jungle looks FANTASTIC?!?


damn it strader, cut that shit out

eh, he was already banned from espernet for a dumb stunt like that

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eh, he was already banned from espernet for a dumb stunt like that

Not that it's any of your business, but I requested that ban. If you don't believe me, ask stiva in #dragonsweyr

But like I said, not your business. And not relevant to the topic either.

And I merely said this being a "full-blown HD remake" is debatable, not that I was going to debate it.

To be absolutely fair, you were also banned at my request at the same time for what you've done, so maybe it is slightly your business. But my reasons for wanting to be banned are my own, and so far I have really enjoyed focusing on real-life things that are important. :-)

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10 DAYS until this bad boy comes out via release-day shipping.

I hope the limited edition stuff is as high quality as the Killer is Dead bonuses were. Very nice art book, very nice bonus soundtrack.

The redone music for this is really good. It's already on Youtube.

Excited to play it even though they didn't really do as much as they could where AA/MSAA/FXAA/etc is concerned.

Never thought I'd be so excited to play a game that's over 10 years old.


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