Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Has A Reward After You Clear The Game

By Spencer . December 18, 2012 . 2:23pm

imageJump brings us news about Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix which is slated for release in 2013 on PlayStation 3. The game is a compilation of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, and videos from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.


Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix will have enhanced graphics that let players see facial expressions in great detail. Jump also says there have been new features added to the PlayStation 3 version, none of which are specified in the article. In previous news, Kingdom Hearts has been changed so it plays more like Kingdom Hearts II with triangle button special actions and KHII’s camera.


The article from Jump teases there is a reward for clearing the game, but don’t expect a secret movie. Nomura said Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix won’t have one.

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  • James Alexander

    “In previous news, Kingdom Hearts has been changed so it plays more like Kingdom Hearts II with triangle button special actions and KHII’s camera.”

    OMG YES!! So psyched for this!!

    • Josh Gordon

      Thats not good news at all. KH2 was WAY 2 easy and noob friendly… Pressing buttons and taking off bars of life. Silly, There goes Square Enix messing sh** up again

      • jeka69

        To each and every person, I guess. My feeling’s about triangle button mixed at worst, but I do prefer KH2’s camera over KH1’s.

        ‘Way TOO easy’ is over-stretching it, but it IS ‘easier’.

      • XiaomuArisu

        they didnt changed the difficulty.
        They changed the CAMERA and you can execute special attacks(like ragnarok)with thr triangle button instead of scrolling down.First read the reports then complain.

        • Daniel Curtis

          Wow, somebody with common sense!!!

          • XiaomuArisu

            XD Thank you!

      • Daniel Curtis

        You are wrong sir. Ever play KH2 Final Mix Plus on critical? Didn’t think so. ;)

      • fayt255

        I kind of feel the same way I don’t see any reason make KH1 play like KH2 when KH1 is fine the way it is.

    • Masengan

      You and me BOTH!

  • melvin2898

    Hint to Kingdom Hearts 3?

  • DesmaX

    Day 1 for me when it comes in the west

    • JMaster3000

      If it comes in the west :/

      • Randy Marsh

        I don’t get what’s all this talk about this not coming to the west. Is it because it includes Final Mix? If so, that’s a pretty stupid reason to doubt a localization.

        • I just call it, “not trying to get my hopes up.” I spent many a day wishing for a Freedom 3 that was never released stateside, with NO mention.

          • The secret Message in Dream Drop Distance referred to the HD Remix. That same message was left intact for the English release

            —another thing to note is that Japanese sales for KH are rather consistent no matter what console, nor do their fans mind how spread out it is. (Famitsu poll around DDD’s release if I recall)

            If it were to stay Japan only Nomura wouldn’t need to release it in the first place, as its only foreign fans that have complained about the inaccessibility of the franchise.

          • See, for a second I thought you were going to spoil me, haha! I still have yet to play Dream Drop Distance, I haven’t gotten my 3DS yet.

            But that’s good news! Thanks!

          • I tried to stay as spoiler-free as possible—but including a hint to a future title like is done in Dream Drop Distance makes it REALLY hard to refer to it without spoiling it…though HD ReMix’s existences spoils that.

            Either way, no problem.
            I’m always happy when I can clear up some confusion or ease people’s worries when Kingdom Hearts is involved ~

        • After the boneheaded move of not porting over a few games that could have sold perfectly well, I just don’t trust Square. Itadaki Street Special and Agito would have sold perfectly well, even on the PSP. Just because it’s waning doesn’t mean people just collectively throw their PSPs in the garbage.

  • ragingmerifes

    Kairi hentai, please. Seriously, PLEASE.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Dude, we’re on the internet! Let Me Google That For You… (NOT)

    • OatMatadoQuatro

      I know! A movie about Sora meeting Dolan the Duck

      • DesmaX

        Freesun4 pls

    • NTaiyokun

      Really? That has to be the most poorly executed joke of the year.

      • ragingmerifes

        Point it out. It will make you a funnier person.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          You’ve been making rather foolish comments a lot lately and then getting upset when folks call you on it. Leave the foolish comments elsewhere and things don’t have to escalate.

          • ragingmerifes

            But aren’t people who call me on it getting upset too? Oh, wait, there’s an icon saying “Mod” right beside your name. Sorry, I was wrong, and you’re right. The guy who got a lot of thumbs up too. Me and my superficial judgment of being right or not and my stupid way to think I can express myself without being called foolish in a “free” community.

          • NTaiyokun

            Dude, calm the piss down. None of us are getting upset. We’re just saying that there are some things best not uttered.

          • ragingmerifes

            OK. I was wrong. I apologize for my previous behavior.

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    • cameron forsyth

      no. KH2 kairi is the way to go. infact everyone looks cooler in KH2

      • ragingmerifes

        Loli Kairi > Teenage Kairi

  • Ava1on

    Is the reward Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy Versus 13, or The World Ends with You 2?

    • Jeff Nelson

      The reward is either a sneak peak of an FF7 remake for the PS4 or final fantasy 13-4: Snow hasn’t fallen

      • Daniel Curtis

        hahaha right?

    • Daniel Curtis

      I would love it if that was true. Maybe it’s all of them!?

  • XiaomuArisu

    Dont overhype it!
    If its just a little teaser saying “KH3 coming soon”we will be dissapointet

    • SprintsMcGee

      Or worse: Versus XIII coming soon D=

      • XiaomuArisu

        A versusXIII demo would be awesomeXD

  • A Versus trailer or demo? Nah. Probably just unlocks a theater mode with this compiliation’s cutscenes in chronological order.

  • MasterHiei

    I bet the reward will be a 3.5% discount code for HD 2.5 Remix Pre-order.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    “lets players see facial expression in great detail”
    Could you also do this with FFX Square, pretty please?

  • Lunar_Outcast

    A Kingdom Hearts XMB theme?

    • DesmaX

      Yeah, that could be it. I mean, the FF XIII games gave themes for unlocking certain trophies

      • XIII-2 gave you one just for starting the game.

  • DongT

    i bet it’s a promo code for your very own kingdom hearts lunch box!

  • I’ll be quite sad if this doesn’t make it across to the US.

  • AuraGuyChris

    The reward is probably a wallpaper with kid Sora in it.

  • OatMatadoQuatro
  • Göran Isacson

    I AM curious as to what the bonus is going to be… but triangle attacks, less so. Oh well, hopefully it’s just that you open chests with triangle and you can use it as a quick way to execute the special attacks, and not as a overpowered “win-the-battle” cutscene trigger.

    • OatMatadoQuatro

      Emm.. how about Critical mode? Even with reaction commands and the limit form KH2 Final Mix was impossible in Critical

      • Göran Isacson

        I wouldn’t really know, having never played Final Mix. I did play regular KH2 in hardest mode, and that’s what I’m basing my thoughts on.

      • jeka69

        Harder, yes. I mean, half maximum HP? But not impossible. Unless you’re talking about certain boss(es)… *shudder*

        • OatMatadoQuatro

          Terra’s armor in Critical must be the hardest thing ever. In Proud Mode I already couldn’t do nothing with him.

    • XiaomuArisu

      The triangle button is used for special attacks like Ragnarok,that is stated in multiply reports here.
      …overpowered win the battle button?You sure we played the same KH2?XD

      • Göran Isacson

        This news pleases me. Also yes, I am pretty sure we are talking about the same game. Let’s just say that I’m not a very big fan of Reaction commands.

  • Malairius

    I bet it will be a Riku story mode for KH 1 and Chain of memories. That would be a nice reward.

  • d19xx

    Sora and Riku making out ending all speculations…

  • the reward is kingdom hearts HD 2.5 trailer :P

  • Seeing as how Nomura said “FlowMotion” is the future of the series, I wouldn’t be surprised if one of those ‘extra’ features added once you beat the game is FlowMotion.

    Its probably the only thing that makes sense at this point—that is—unless he wants to dive in New Game+ territory, or pull out a “Secret Episode” from nowhere like he did with BbS Final Mix.

    One more tidbit; the article refers to the game as a “Re-imagining” of Kingdom Hearts. So the changes we know about are probably just the tip of the iceberg.

    Either way: Expect FlowMotion, its the only thing that would really make sense.

    • jeka69

      I always thought that the ‘reimagining’ part refers to KH1’s (maybe minor) change of gameplay so it feels more like KH2’s more stylish… style. But KH1’s kinda clunky, so they really should ‘reimagine’ the animation and/or gameplay to accomodate the gameplay change.

      But still, you got a point there.

    • Göran Isacson

      Nnnot so sure how you think that Flowmotion makes any sense at all. The stages are still the same size as they were in the original game, so Flowmotion would be trickier to pull off without the vast arenas of KH:3D. I also doubt that their development team, infamously small as it is, would have enough time to tinker with the engine to the point where it allows for Flowmotion. It just seems like far too much work for a re-release. And as for re-imagining, eh. I don’t take much stock in fancy words like that, it seems like it’s bound to be more hype-fluff than anything with actual meaning behind it.

      • You do know that this game has been in development much longer than FFX HD, correct? Nomura stated that this project was greenlit a few years before that, implying its been around for a very long time.

        The team may be small, yes. But that does not discredit any new features being added..afterall, the HD porting was said to have been done by two newbies to the dev team.

        Also if they can add a bunch of extra scenes, bosses, and extra world and the like to FM releases in just under a year—think how much they could have added in the time they’ve been developing HD.

        • Göran Isacson

          Something being greenlit does not always necessarily mean it’s in development. See Versus XIII. At any rate, I am skeptical that they would have added a feature that would so drastically alter gameplay and the way the game is designed. Flowmotion wasn’t just controls, it was in the environments and enemy behaviors. Unless they demonstrate that the whole game has been drastically altered in ways to accomodate Flowmotion, I shall remain a skeptic. I also believe that pushing it up to HD is MUCH more problematic and time-consuming than making cutscenes and bosses, but that I admit is only due to hearsay.

          • Here’s another point…. Kingdom Hearts 1’s environments are massive…they always have been. Nothing in traverse town’s main areas changed in Dream Drop Distance, if anything it felt smaller. FlowMotion would fit right in with KH1 and it would need little to no alteration…okay it would need to be less broken…maybe limited a bit more. But I can totally see Deep Jungle, Hollow Bastion or Traverse Town with FlowMotion added in.

            Green-lit and in development before by the way, plus, he said they did the HD porting in just a little over a year…what have they been doing with the rest of their time? There’s no way that the Days scenes take up THAT much time.

            But, I’m not going to argue this anymore…at most its a silly rumor that I just wanted to point out. Do I expect it? Not really, but do I want it? Of course.

  • Elvick

    I’m sure whatever it is, it’ll be neat.

  • Mister_Nep

    Didn’t Kingdom Hearts 1 Final Mix already have the camera controls of part 2?

  • harmonyworld

    too bad it’s never coming to america

    • OatMatadoQuatro

      Hey don’t count defeat so fast. This isn’t like Type 0 yet..

  • Since this does include Final Mix and Re:Chain of Memories, I could see myself picking this up. The first Kingdom Hearts is actually still my favorite in the series.

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