Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Coming To North America This Fall

By Spencer . February 25, 2013 . 9:02am

khremix Square Enix confirmed they will release Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix in North America this fall. The remastered compilation includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts ReChain of Memoires, and a cinematic story that covers the events in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.


Kingdom Hearts Final Mix is re-release of Kingdom Hearts previously only available in Japan. Square Enix added extra, enemies, bosses, and abilities for Final Mix. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix also has a few tweaks to make the first game feel more like Kingdom Hearts II such as letting players rotate the camera with the right analog stick and reaction commands.


Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix will be available for PlayStation 3 this fall in North America and Europe.

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  • Adam Culp

    Woot, No Export For You averted! We finally get Final Mix!

    • SirTeffy

      Until they release Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Final Mix X (Chi), that is.

      • Prinnydoom

        That would just be the trolliest thing ever -___-

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        Oh come on Square wouldn’t take the Street Fighter route… right? ._.

  • yoUNg_grOUp568

    Fall? That is sometime away. Will it even have the hype anymore?

    • DesmaX

      Why It wouldn’t?

      • yoUNg_grOUp568

        Why would it?

        • DesmaX

          ICO & SoTC Collection took some time to release, but it was still relevant when it arrived. Same with ZoE Collection

          • yoUNg_grOUp568

            Zoe didn’t really sell that amazingly though. And with games like Pokemon X & Y and GTA 5 and the new consoles. KhFM is probably the only reason I’m going to get it. But hearing it coming out in fall, and it’s not like they’re new game either.

          • DesmaX

            Well, it was Zone of the Enders (A cult classic, but not really a popular game)… Framerate issues made it worse, anyway.

            But, hey, if a person wants to play these for the first time (Or replay these in HD), they’re going to buy it’s, independently of the time it takes (Unless it’s way too much time, but this is definitely not the case)

          • raulrain

            In the end the answer would be “it´s Kingdom Hearts in HD”, but yeah, in this case, it´s not that exiting, but it’ll be better with 2.5, I just want KHII FM in HD :P, in the end, the reason, for the HD collections it’s to re-introduce the games for a new generation of gamers and I way to replaying their favorites games for fans of the franchises (and money), at least in the case of square-enix, they are handling their HD games, I guess that would mean a good conversion because they know their gamecode, but one can hope.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I was just talking about the original with my uncle yesterday. How timely.

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    • Armane

      Not that I expected it, but the EU blog also confirms no Japanese audio.

      • fearlubu

        didnt that final mixes have english dialogue anyway?

        • Saraneth

          Yeah. I don’t understand why people want Japanese audio for Kingdom Hearts anyway. The only bad English voice that I can think of is Aqua’s, and the Disney characters don’t sound right in Japanese after watching the movies.

  • Prinnydoom

    Hell YES!!!! BEST NEWS FOR A LONG TIME ^_____________^

  • DesmaX

    Definely day 1 for me… if Guided Fate Paradox doesn’t release on the same month, of course

  • Haseyo

    Sounds good. More the merrier!

  • SerendipityX

    Not hyped for this game at all but still a day-1 buy.

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  • Christopher Nunes

    Finally we get Final Mix version! ^_^

    I don’t have my Japanese PS2 anymore so I couldn’t play Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix, so I hope they release KH 2.5 HD Remix in the future.

    And I’m happy for you Europe… lately you’ve been getting some good games over there finally! :D

  • AuraGuyChris

    I wonder if the Final Mix version will have Sora’s VA older voice remade into it…or re-record all his lines again.

    • haha, i always feels LOL with his VA sounds so different in all KH games

      i remember getting shocked playing Re:COM, he has KH1 look but voice older than KH2

    • Zeik56

      As I recall, Final Mix doesn’t actually have any new voiced dialogue. It’s either text or reused samples of previous English voice acting. So it should maintain all the old voice acting.

      • Anime10121

        Well actually the SPOILERS FOR FINAL MIX CONTENT BELOW (i guess for anyone who doesnt know), well just watch the video, one extra cutscene DID have voices, although they were small in number.

        • Zeik56

          That’s actually what I was talking about. All the voices there are reused samples from other parts of the game.

    • Anime10121

      Why spend all the extra money to have Sora sound much older than he should? Besides Hayley’s voice was perfect for Sora in KH1, it took a LOT of getting used to hearing his older voice in the younger Sora in KHreCoM, KHreCoded, and KHDDD, though I’ve come to like it as well, but still I prefer his kid voice to stay his kid voice and his “after puberty” voice to remain for the older Sora.

      • Z3

        His best work though is definitely Vanitas. That was really badass and it really fit the character

        • Anime10121

          Oh yes, Never thought Hayl’s could pull the evil part so easily, but it sounded more natural/fantastic than even his Sora voice :)

      • Brandon001

        bruh, i dont think its that serious, since it doesnt affect gameplay

    • Ereek

      I’m curious as if Lance Bass as Sephiroth will be replaced in KH1, myself.

  • PersonaBull

    Glad it’s finally confirmed. I would have gotten the Japanese version if it was out about half a year with no localization confirmation, but I can wait for a Fall release (: Happy Birthday to me~<3 Looking forward to the graphics-updated nostalgia trip (and also refresher. I beat that game at least 8 times, but it's been a couple years since my last run through!)

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    great! thanks Box Onix

  • Otoya

    LOL, I already preorder the JP version, guess I am getting this too for collection sake. XD

  • xAtKx

    I can already hear my wallet crying in the fall, so many games to get

  • cloudcaelum

    Dam 32GB MS for Vita, this why we can’t see HD remakes…

    But even still can’t wait for PS3. :B

  • You know I really have no words to say about this………….. Well actually one word comes to mind……. Well maybe two…… HELL YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Leo121


    • FFmax

      Amazon lists it as $40 bucks.

  • Lilith

    Still waiting for Bravely Default localization announcement.

  • MikelAL93

    It’s about time Final Mix will make its North American debut.

    I hope Re:Chain of Memories and Final Mix will get Japanese and English voice options. I like the English dubs of the games, but I wouldn’t mind playing with English subtitles and Japanese voices myself.

  • Raltrios

    Even more reason for me to pick up a PS3. I never got to play KH 1 and 2 (ironic, no?), but I have everything else (well, CoM instead of Re:CoM).

    With other games like ToX, ToG, the three Neptunias, and Disgaea 4, I might finally have a big enough desired selection to warrant getting one.

    • Sylveria

      Don’t forget the Atelier series, AT3 if you can find it, Trinity Universe, and personally I find Cross Edge and the Agarest Series to be rather enjoyable if you have a fondness for grind.

      • Raltrios

        Forgot about Cross Edge. Between my bro and I we have Agarest 1 and 0 on 360 already, but I haven’t played them much yet, unfortunately.

  • PenguinChan1119

    Best gaming news I’ve heard since the release of Fire Emblem Awakening. Yay KH! Maybe next year we’ll get a time frame for KH3? A girl can hope right? XD.

  • Brandon001

    Rrejoice KH fans, it seems square is on a path to redemption.

  • juma086

    GOOD. I figured that we would get it thanks to the twitter posts by roxas and xions voice actors, but its good to have an official confirmation to put my doubts at ease.

  • Bakuryukun

    So the day has come. Final Mix on western shores.

    Let’s do this you guys.

  • Xekyo

    Finally the news i’ve been waiting for! Great news for me. I’ve been waiting so long to hear this. I might cry when I get my hands on it. XD

  • FFmax

    The US is finally getting final mix, I never thought I see the day. The real thing I’m looking forward to though is KHII Final Mix. Hopefully we don’t have wait too long to get it.

    • >_> Do we have proof that this is FM now?

      • Anime10121

        Yep in the press release and the post on the PSblog, Square says Kingdom Hearts + the extra exclusive content in the then Japanese only “Final Mix” version.

  • Re:Chain of Memories finally greets the Old Continent :) I’ve been waiting for it for a long time now.

    I loved the original on the gba, I will prolly replay it while I wait for RE:CoM.

    • Vulpis

      That already got a US release as a standalone, I thought? Or is Re: CoM different than the PS2 port of the game? (it’s too buried in my game stack to go hunting at the moment)

      Edit: Ah…but I don’t know if that ever got a EU release or not, if that’s what you meant. :-/

      • Solomon_Kano

        Yea, he was talking Europe. The “Old Continent”. They’ll finally be getting Re:CoM.

      • Yeah, I meant the game was never released in Europe sadly, I believe at the time SE assumed a ps2 would not sell in this territory. I don’t blame them, but it kinda sucked, yeah.

    • KHSoraKeyBlade

      Here here! Really looking forward to Re:CoM as well. Everything in this collection is new to Europe as well so it’s brilliant for us!

      • And I can’t wait for KH II FM with all it’s improvements and added bonuses in the next KH collection :D

        • KHSoraKeyBlade

          Oh don’t get me started on KH2FM. I cannot wait for that to inevitably get released. Also BbSFM would be a good shout.

          • My body is ready for both :D KH 2 FM is like an entirely new game of it’s own, it’s INSANE, right?

  • Since it is Final Mix and the first Kingdom Hearts is my favorite, I have a legitimate reason for buying this. I don’t know, but IMHO, the Kingdom Hearts franchise lost most of the magic that the first game introduced in the series.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    After this we should get KH HD 2.5 Remix and then… KH3 :D

  • NANAandLIZZYfanatic
    Well… One of them at least.

  • Ricardo C

    Im supporting both English and Japanese releases because I love this series so much :)

  • Nitraion

    My first favorite KH with simple story and objective that is Saving the princess….


  • Masengan

    I haven’t played KH1 in a few years, can’t wait to finally play Final Mix and get them extra Keyblades!

  • YoshEE

    Awesome! Finally get the chance to play the Final Mix for KH1! >.< Hope they have awesome bonus.

  • Tiramii

    I’m still shocked we’re actually getting this. I know that Japan was being greedy with their Final Mix games for the longest time.

  • Aluxes

    Am I the only one hearing remixed music? GOOD remixed music? Both the map and battle themes of Destiny Island have new instruments in them and they sound really good.

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