Kingly Sora Front And Center On Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix’s Box Art

By Spencer . January 25, 2013 . 12:43am

Sora is the heart of the Kingdom Hearts series so it makes sense that he’s on the cover. Roxas, Riku, and King Mickey are shoved into the corners.



Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix has remastered version of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, and movies that summarize the events in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. The game comes out on March 14 in Japan and it looks like Square Enix will release it in the West too.


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  • Elvick

    I approve.

  • Pokahontas McGuigan

    its such a bummer to see a kingdom hearts game with a ps3 logo. its exciting but then its not cuz i already played them all already :P

    • Pokahontas McGuigan

      follow up, its also a bummer that even if they somehow announce KH3 this year, they still waited until the year orbis and durango were announced, pretty much waiting the longest possible amount of time before they could announce the sequel. someone needs to cast haste on the SE development teams

    • Nemesis_Dawn

      You do realize there’s a whole lot of people who have only played 1, Chain of Memories, and 2. Or maybe they only own a PSP and only played Birth by Sleep. Or maybe they only own a 3DS.

      Nomura intends using these to fix that and put them all in one place: the PS3, so that KH3 will have people caught up to it whenever it does come out. I know I’ve lost interest in the series, because there’s too many games in too many places and I’ve only played the PS2 ones. Doing this with fix the series for those who strayed and those who never played it before.

      • Tails the Foxhound

        He probably just wishes it had been released on a system he owns. Not sure why he didn’t anticipate buying a PS3 for KH3 though, the main series has only been on the ‘Station thus far. The only reason a PS3 release of KH1.5 bothers me is because that means that people only get to watch 358/2 rather than play it. If it was on Wii U, they could bring the game over with all the mechanics intact.

        • Pokahontas McGuigan

          clarification: i meant its cool to see a kingdom hearts ps3 release but its super disappointing to realize that it all old content. love the ps3, just sad that this release isnt anything new.

      • LightZero

        My interest drop due to the story. It just all over the place and has no real structure. I don’t blame this on the games jumping to different systems. I believe Nomura failed to plan his story out. I just hope for the next KH saga it would be better planned out. But I’ll be done with KH once KH3 is out to conclude the Xehanort Saga. Other than that I mainly play KH for the gameplay. And they deliver in spades.

      • Pokahontas McGuigan

        its not going to fix anything. its a rehash of old content to make money with no effort while procrastinating the new releases for modern hardware (3ds excluded) it sucks that this is on the ps3 before an original kingdom hearts release for the ps3

  • Shadowman

    DAT boxart.

  • Laith Rem

    >Naminé on the cover

    Yeah, it’s the best cover.

    • Richter

      Sorry, but Namine sucks.

      APRIL FOOLS!…..Too soon, damn

      • Laith Rem

        I must defend waifu! /’tisajoke

        • Richter

          Sorry if I sound dumb but what’s waifu? :o

          • Ridho Siregar

            it’s coming from “wife”, some kind of japanese way to call their favorite female character I think.

  • Masengan

    Now where can I find a clean one to put it on my phone…

  • Spider-Man

    Noctis ouji…!

    Great cover, though.

  • Randy Marsh

    Hopefully Square will do the same thing they did with KH3D and have this be the cover of the North American release also.

    • RablaAndrews

      They’ve never changed a cover. We’ll get it.

      • Randy Marsh

        You’re right, I guess I got confused with FF covers getting changed. I feel even more stupid since I own the Japanese version of KHII and BBS, so I should have known this. But if they do change it, well…well I can’t do a thing.

      • doctorpope181

        The original Kingdom Hearts boxart for Japan was different than ours, just saying …

        • It was just monochrome. That’s different colors, not different art.

          • Ridho Siregar

            Well KHII is different as I remember.

          • You remember wrong.

          • Ridho Siregar

            These are what I meant.

          • T_T
            that’s a fake cover.

          • Ridho Siregar

            oh. I see… -__- I live in a country full of piracy, you know. So… well, I bought one in 2005 when it’s still japanese.

  • saxophone15

    I never really got into Kingdom Hearts, but this seems like a good place to start.

    • Nemesis_Dawn

      Pretty much the point of this, according to Nomura.

  • Suzaku

    Hey, look, it’s the Iron Throne.

    Nice callback to the old key visual of Sora on the throne, took me a moment to realize this was actually a new illustration.

  • Riian

    Sora looks a tad bit fabulous, doesn’t he?

    The Keyblade throne is really over the top looking, as expected from Nomura, but it’s also very cool.

    I really like the cover art. I hope it becomes available as a poster some day!

  • what the heck is kairi doing , stop poking his crow woman !!lol

  • zferolie

    Oh god, I am cracking up at Goofy’s face there.

    “Huck, bow to the king you peasants, Ahuck!”

  • XiaomuArisu

    Good cover nothing to complain here.

  • DesmaX

    Pretty nice boxart. Definely want that on my shelve

  • Josh Strange

    How about this, Make all KH games on PS3. The End.

    • That’s what’s actually happening, in due time.

    • Nemesis_Dawn

      If recent interviews with Nomura are to be believed, that’s exactly what he’s doing, so that people will be able to catch up before KH3 in one place. 2.5 will probably have 2, Birth by Sleep, and 3D on it.

      • yellowmage

        Don’t forget Re:coded!

      • LightZero

        I doubt it will have KH3D. It will likely have KH2FM, BbSFM, and cutscenes of Re:Coded. At best we might get some major cutscenes from KH3D.

        • doctorpope181

          So that would make BBS an actually HD remake right?

        • Nemesis_Dawn

          Whether it has gameplay or cutscenes from 3D, if he’s trying to get everybody caught up, with 3D being such a big lead-in to KH3, there’s no way he doesn’t have it represented in some fashion in 2.5. I know he said they originally thought of doing 385/2 for PS3, but that having to change the gameplay for a console made it not worth the time it would have taken away from other projects. I have never played 3D, but people have told me, it would be fairly easy to translate to a home console, compared to 385/2. If that’s true, I can’t see why he wouldn’t have the game, instead of just cutscenes.

          If it isn’t, then yeah, we’ll probably only get the cutscenes.

          • I’d more expect coded to not make the cut. 3D is more relevant to III than BBS.

  • StarWarudo

    Anyone else think Donald looks a little misplaced? Maybe it’s because of his gaze and where he’s looking.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Oh god I hope this is our boxart too

  • They redrew it?

  • Ridho Siregar

    Kairi is so unresistible here~ <3

  • Sora: Hail to the King, Baby!

  • I love the box art!

  • The way Mickey’s sleeve is positioned… it makes it look like his tongue is lolling out of his mouth, ha ha.

  • juma086

    that is a beautiful cover T.T…

    I… I want it. O.o

  • YoshEE

    Wow I think that is the best cover I have ever seen this year. I want it so badly now >.<

  • Brandon001

    LORD PLEASE LET ME PLAY FM IN AMERICA, ive been waiting since this was released in Japan to play this mannnnnnnnn

    XEMNAS FIGHT, i just want it for the XEMNAS FIGHT

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      Be careful with what you wish. He is a pain in KH1. Even harder than Sephiroth.

      • Brandon001

        really? well, that’s something then.

        man, i really want it, it would be such a long time coming to get at least one FM, dont get me started on FM +, which i want even more

  • Göran Isacson

    Okay, the Iron-key Throne combined with Kairi front and center, references to an old classic artwork but with HAPPY Sora this time, and two important trios in the upper corners make this cover busy, but delightfully so. There are people here and they’re on a magical adventure, and it’s pretty much all I ever asked for. Yes. This is a good cover, A + to Square Enix.

  • Sam Park

    Im expecting something just as awesome for KHIII

  • Maumac77

    Kairi,Naminé, and Xion on the cover???? BEST COVER EVER

    • you mean Kairi, Other Kairi and Another Kairi?

      • Maumac77

        No I like each one for different reasons :3

  • Huh. So both Kairi and Sora are on the cover three times. (a cookie if you can follow the logic there)

    • xAtKx

      I see what you did there

    • Ridho Siregar

      what do you mean by cookie?

      • ……………..

        • Ridho Siregar

          um… Really, I don’t know it like the guy who asked what waifu is.

          • What country are you from that doesn’t have cookies?

          • Ridho Siregar

            -_- t-that’s what I mean, I don’t know what “cookies” you’re talking about. is it the snacks, internet browser things, or other things using “cookies” as its name that I don’t know about.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            The baked sweet dessert, like chocolate chip. The western concept with the phrase ‘have a cookie’ is that of a little reward for an accomplishment.

  • PoSiTiV3tEnSiOn

    “The breath of the greatest dragon forged the Iron Throne…the [keyblades] of the vanquished, a thousand of them, melted together like so many candles…”

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Riku there reminds me of that weird interaction from Chain of Memories.

    Repliku: Sora… You’re always trying to worm your way into my heart!

    Sora: Hold on… When did I ever do that?

    Repliku: Oh, so you forgot about that too?! You never cared…it never mattered to you! *runs away*

  • Tiramii

    That cover is beautiful. <3

  • Alexandra Cordes

    Kairi is next to Sora while Riku is not…
    Do… not… like this box art.
    *Sora x Riku fan*

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      *reading two comments below+
      Are you Gambit’s cousin? XD

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