More Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Control Tweaks

By Spencer . December 26, 2012 . 6:00pm

imageKingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix is a compilation with Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, and videos of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. The main addition is HD graphics, but Square Enix made a few tweaks to Kingdom Hearts Final Mix. We mentioned new skills like "Zero EXP" and "Combo Master" from Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix earlier.


Famitsu says players will be able to manually control the camera using the right analog stick and reset the camera by pressing R3. You can talk to characters by pressing triangle too. Summons aren’t in the magic menu anymore and take up the fourth spot on the command menu. That means selecting Mushu will be easier to do in Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix. And if you just want to play Kingdom Hearts for the action, you can also skip event scenes.


Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix will have trophies and custom themes for players to unlock.


The HD remaster comes out in Japan on March 14, 2013. Here’s the latest trailer.

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  • OatMatadoQuatro

    “Famitsu says players will be able to manually control the camera using the right analog stick and reset the camera by pressing R3.”
    So they fixed it?

    “And if you just want to play Kingdom Hearts for the action, you can also skip event scenes.”

    Well, that was first available in the first Final Mix

    “You can talk to characters by pressing triangle too.”
    Pretty awesome

    “Zero EXP”

    • Hinataharem

      Well to be fair, in the first FM, you could only skip cutscenes if you had already seen them once.

  • StarWarudo

    I can’t wait to go back and enjoy the first game all over again. Feels like ages since I last touched it.

  • JMaster3000

    ”you can also skip event scenes”

  • Randy Marsh

    Zero EXP huh? Looks like I’m going to be doing a level 1 playthrough for this game also. Maybe if we’re lucky, we’ll get a Critical Mode for this game too.

    • I thought that was confirmed already.

  • NANAandLIZZYfanatic

    Just give me a freakin U.S. release date already!!! Please… :/

    Soo excited to relive this game though. Hopefully there’s a Riku theme and it isn’t ridiculously hard to unlock.

    • Mavalex

      I’d imagine the one with every (or a lot of) characters on it would be the hardest to get

    • Shiro

      considering that it’ll have the Final Mixes, there is very slim chance that we’ll get it here.

      • Elvick

        I don’t think it’s Slim at all. Nomura wants to make it easier for new people to get into the series. What better way than a Collection of these games and cutscenes and the inevitable 2.5 ReMix?

        Never mind the fanbase that’s always wanted this. And those who’ve been longing for English release of Final Mixes, usually asked for in a Collection ;3.

        They can kill many birds with one stone.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    The classic L1 and R1 camera control scheme… gone. Not that I’m complaining though.
    Combo Master was very useful from what little I played of KHII FM. I’m looking forward to all those Level 1 challenges that are going to be uploaded on YouTube.

    • Göran Isacson

      What did Combo Master do now again? Can’t recall, was it infinite combos without finishers?

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        I believe it allowed you to continue attacking even if you did not hit an enemy.
        edit: also the infinite combo one you are thinking is probably Berserk (which I think was only in KHII) and you would always attack without a finisher and activates when you have no MP.

  • SigmaNHK

    There’s been so much news on this lately you would think that there would be at least a release date outside of Japan. Still, all these features are tempting me to just import at launch.

  • Daniel Curtis

    Am I the only one that thinks a custom ps3 theme is a terrible and boring bonus for beating the game? They made it out to be something cool and it’s just that? Lame Square, Lame.

    • Barrylocke89

      What were you expecting exactly? IIRC, they mentioned that it wouldn’t be a secret movie, and we know that it was going to be “something for the fans”.

    • MrRobbyM

      Tbh, I was expecting something a bit snazzier, but I can’t complain with a free custom theme. As long as it’s not totally lame like the FFXIII themes!

  • Göran Isacson

    No longer will I have to rewatch the cutscene before the first big Ansem-in-Riku fight. These tears of gratitude, they just will not stop falling. Camera control on the right stick is also tear-inducingly awesome, oh yes. Summons… eeeh, never really used them in KH, save for Tinker Bell on bonus bosses. I could have it and lose it. Wonder why they changed talk from X to triangle though… was that ever something that bothered people? Did it interfere with the game somehow? Can’t really remember if it did.

    • jeka69

      I know that feels, man. *hugs*

      • Göran Isacson

        It’s bad when I can practically quote a scene, word for word, even if I DON’T find the scene in question all that special SOLELY because I just… I just MEMORIZED it all! *breaks down in your embrace. Only undignified sobbing now*


          • Göran Isacson


            (also the line is actually “there’s no way you’re taking Kairi’s heart”. I know. I’ve got it BAD)

          • Kurosaki22

            That’s not true! The Heart may be weak and sometimes it may even give in. But I’ve learned… that deep down there’s a light that’ll never go out.”

            “So You have come this far and still you understand nothing.

            Every light must fade. Every heart return to darkness!”

            Same here same here. I’ve replayed the game and the final boss battle (favorite scenes) so many times, I’ve memorized every line.

          • Göran Isacson

            Ha ha, it IS a nice scene, but to play it out SO OFTEN because of how often I got my ass-kicked… let’s just say it soured me on it, juuust a little ;)

            also COME GUARDIAN

          • It’s been a couple of years. I guess I forgot a few words!

  • Wishful thinking, I know, but I hope we are able to use the once “dummied-out” Bahamut Summon!

  • DongT

    skip cutscenes? THANK GOD

    that cutscene before the Maleficent fight is burned into my brain lol

  • I’m so used to being able to skip cutscenes in JRPGs now, I can’t imagine life without that feature. Thank you Square Enix for including that.

  • Matthew Baucom

    Apparently the game has a english/japanese voice change in the settings. So you think all NA Square-Enix should do is translate the menus and controls

    • Tien Ron

      even if that were true final mix had parts not translated in English…

      • Elvick

        Yeah, that’ll take them four thousand years to translate. We’re doomed. ):

        It shouldn’t take them very long to translate what isn’t.

  • LustEnvy

    Not for nothing, but isn’t Mushu in KHII which isn’t even in these games? Just sayan. edit: Nvm, corrected. Hporrible, horrible memories.

    • XiaomuArisu

      Mushu was a summon in the first KH pacal…I thought you would know that…

      • LustEnvy

        Damn, how did I forget that? It’s been that long, it seems.

        • OatMatadoQuatro

          It’s because Mushu was the last summon available. I didn’t use him much since Tinkerbell was a good healer

  • Oh GOD YES!
    When I played KH for the first time I was SICK of rewatching Hercules saving Cloud again and again all because I had to retry the battle against Cerberus constantly (I was too persistent to go outside and grind some more), it was annoying for me @[email protected]

  • Christopher Nunes

    Awesome! Can’t wait for the game to come out!

  • Kurosaki22

    My real question thought is, WILL WE FREAKING GET THE XEMNAS FIGHT!? This was something that we never get despite there being English voice overs for the scene.

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