Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix May Have Clear Time Bonus, It’s Not A Secret Movie

By Spencer . November 20, 2012 . 9:13pm

imageKingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] co-director Tai Yasue is now working on Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix. Japanese magazine Famitsu met with Yasue to talk about the remastered PlayStation 3 game.


Yasue said the team is looking into adding a bonus that is tied to a player’s clear time. However, it won’t be a anything like the Deep Dive. Echoing Tetsuya Nomura, Yasue said Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix will not have a secret movie.


Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix is between 80-90% complete, the magazine reports, and is slated for release net year.

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  • MrRobbyM


    “release net year”

    Whatever it is, I hope it’s something related to KH3. Like an image or some kind of hint. Will probably be be another mode or mini-game or something though.

    Ooh ooh! Even better! Maybe even alternate costumes?! Yeah. I’m not going to get my hopes up but that would be nice.

    • Hinataharem

      Shadow Sora costume go go go

      • MrRobbyM

        I just realized the chances are even slimmer now that I remembered the Sora get a costume change for some of the worlds so, ugh. Well, it was a nice thought.

  • Costumes? Extra bosses; like how the Mysterious Figure and Vanitas Lingering Sentiment were in BbS. How about a fight with the final boss of Days? Roxas at the clock tower in HD…

    Or perhaps something more? Additional feature(s) could mean a whole array of things with this series…a prospect which I am VERY happy about.

    I don’t expect KHIIFM+ amounts of epic post-game content, but still…. some post-game content in a KH game is MUCH needed.

  • Masengan

    I probably won’t be unlocking it. I take my sweet ass time playing RPGs, not really a fan of speed runs.

    • Kefkiroth

      Same here. I don’t really like games that stress you on time in general, which is why Pikmin was somewhat frustrating for me.

      • Masengan

        THE reason I didn’t bother ever trying to play Pikmin and the reason I did not enjoy Valkyrie Profile at all.

        • disgaea36

           What?! I don’t remember valkyrie having a time limit I just remember you had to beat it 3 times to see all endings? I could be wrong but the game was great unlike it’s sequel.

          • Masengan

            All I know is that at first you had a certain number of days to recruit people. And if you tried to grind days would go down. That was at first and enough for me to not want to play.

          • Time only goes by in Valkyrie Profile when you enter towns or dungeons. Once you’re in there you can take all the time you like (although monsters won’t reapawn until you leave and enter again). I played it on hard and I always finished a chapter with time to spare – and I certainly didn’t rush things.

            Don’t let it dissuade you from trying the game – it’s one of the best JRPGs on the PSX. (Just make sure to write down the stupidly specific conditions to unlock the best ending before you even begin ;D)

        • Elvick

          Pikmin 2 doesn’t have the limit, and the first is easy once you know what to do for things. I quit playing it because of the time limit, came back to Pikmin years later and had no problems.

    • Elvick

      Reminds me of the time related stuff in FFIX. I’ll never see that. I like to spend my time with it.

  • Elvick

    Wish they were shoving this on Vita too. I would love to play the original on a portable.

    Hopefully Square doesn’t drag their feet on announcing a localization.

    • They said there wouldn’t be one, or that is what I got from a post I read.

      • could you link to that post? Thats the first I’ve heard of anything like that.

        wait, no localization? or no portable?

        • No, but I would would if I could, and I didn’t mean here on the site.

      • sebastianlothian

        I don’t remember that being stated in an interview.

        • I don’t remember where exactly I saw it, or if that is what it meant by what I saw.

        • KHSoraKeyBlade

          Nomura said that while he found the Vita to be a pretty good piece of technology, he said that it was time that Kingdom Hearts went back to consoles and that there wouldn’t be a game for the Vita.

          Then this HD collection got announced.

          I’m glad really… Even if I have both the Vita and PS3. So it wouldn’t have affected me either way.

          If you mean the English localization though then I think that just comes from when they announced it they said that the news was “only for Japan” but they have done that before with past games in the series so it doesn’t really mean no English version. Plus, if you look at the stature of this game then it would be silly of SE not to release it.

          • Relytgninroht

            He was talking original games. IIRC, he was asked if we would see a new Kingdom Hearts game on the Vita in the vein of BBS and DDD.

          • KHSoraKeyBlade

            But there isn’t going to be a completely new title for the Vita any time soon. My guess is that after this 1.5 Remix that a second one will come out the following year and then I dunno that PC broswer game will come out somewhere down the line. I really doubt they are going to shove another game in the timeline before KH3.

  • Bloodios

    It’s probably a message along the lines of:
    “Congratulation on clearing the collection. As a reward for your passionate dedication, we are happy to announce that our development team is currently working on Kingdom Hearts III and you can expect it to be released before Final Fantasy Versus XIII ;)”

    • OatMatadoQuatro
    • AuraGuyChris

      I would honestly nuke a state after hearing this blasphemy.

    • Not sure if I’d feel glad or dissapointed that message. For instance i’d be annoyed that Versus would still be postponed again(again[again{again}]) but Im already pretty pumped up to play KH III more than Versus and then again Versus with or without KH III’s release it’s still taking ages so if it’s released after Versus I think I’ll play KH III by the time I become senile.

  • Xekyo

    Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix May Have My Money Now, It’s Not A Surprise.  

  • Ryan Chiu

    I agree with Elvick. Kingdom Hearts or even Kingdom Hearts II on the Vita would be something fantastic. It’d make purchasing a Vita even more worthwhile if you could play those games as well. (I lost my PS2, so I’m sort of screwed)

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    It could be a secret episode like in Birth by Sleep Final Mix. But even then I have to raise an eyebrow at what the secret episode could be.

    Well, whatever it is the most important part is the game is almost finished so hopefully it gets released soon :D ….. and then they announce the English version of course.

    • Herok♞

       I think it could be something where you play as Riku from his point of the view if they went the secret episode route.

      • KHSoraKeyBlade

         That would actually be really good. Maybe him and Mickey in the Realm of Darkness between KH1 and CoM.

        • Herok♞

          I thought it the Realm of Darkness had just dropped them off at the castle at the end of 1 since CoM took place more or less 5 seconds later.

          • KHSoraKeyBlade

            Hmm well, one minute they are closing the door and the next Riku is waking up in the lower basement of Castle Oblivion… I’m sure there must be a reason behind how he got there. I’d have to read up on it though because I have forgotten xD You could be right though.

  • Will it be final mix of everything?
    Hehe, someone have trouble spleeping:”Net!”

    • OatMatadoQuatro

      Imagine the Star Wars rereleases but without those weird edits by George Lucas.

  • Romangelo

    Where’s FFX HD?

    • OatMatadoQuatro

      Square is developing the announcement of its development which is still being developed.

    • Relytgninroht

      It got pushed back in favor of this.

  • I’m super ready for this, SE.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    A bonus for an achievement? How about Sora’s crown from KHII Final Mix?'s_Crown_(Gold).png

  • Nicholas Stewart

    Maybe it will be Birth by Sleep Volume 2?

    • Pretty unlikely but that’d be great!

    • OatMatadoQuatro

      What’s the idea of Birth by Sleep 2 if all the protagonists from such game ended unable to move to other areas?

      • Aqua finding out Disney worlds on the Realm of Darkness, her possible encounter with Mickey since in KH I he’s on the Realm of Darkness as well and if there’s any direct connection to KH I since in the Final Mix+ of BbS we see Sora in the Destiny Islands sleeping and then you see Aqua traveling deep into the Realm of Darkness.

      • XiaomuArisu

        The Secret Movie of BBSFM showed us:
        Aqua in the realm of Darkness
        Riku watching Roxas (without using his eyesXDRiku is the boss)
        Kairi in Twilight Town going to the mansion

        So maybe….4 storys?

  • Z3

    We need an unlockable Anti-Sora form, the form rocked so hard together with the Final form. I remember grinding in Hercules’ world and accidentally unlocked the form.

  • DurableTomb

    *Bangs head on desk*
    No with Suikoden II.
    *Bangs head on desk*
    No with Final Fantasy IX
    *Bangs head on desk*
    *Holding bloody forehead*
    Time trial BS’ery is for racers and linear action-adventure games, not for RPGs that promote taking your time.

  • hawk222

    If it’s anything like FFIX, it might be a special weapon. Then again, I’ve never played FFIX, and I doubt I’d enjoy having a time limit…

    (Also, hooray! They fixed the login issue for Facebook users, and I can post again! HUZZAH!!)

  • Göran Isacson

    The one who suggested it might be a crown is probably onto something. I can’t imagine it will be something big really, more there for bragging rights than anything else.

    Now those who suggest BBS volume 2… Nomura said that plans for that have gone into stasis, but it WOULD be pretty neat if they could take the time to actually develop that game for the next HD collection, no?

  • Chris Amaya

    Here’s hoping for a last minute XBOX 360 announcement for ‘Murica!

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