Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Trailer For U.S. Is Simple And Clean

By Ishaan . March 21, 2013 . 9:30am

Square Enix have released a trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix for North America and Europe. The game is slated for release this Fall, and you can watch the trailer below:



The remastered compilation for the PlayStation 3 contains Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, and the cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days in high-definition. Square have also made gameplay tweaks by updating Kingdom Hearts Final Mix with the camera controls from Kingdom Hearts II.

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  • yoUNg_grOUp568

    I’d really hoped that they would update the voices for KH1, but i guess it wasn’t possible. Oh well.

    • Romored

      Why would they have to update the voices? Haley Joel Osment is 25 now, his voice would sound extremely awkward on young Sora (unless you meant you want another young actor to give him voice).

      • Rebellion14

        Well he didn’t sound bad in KH 3D, different yes but not bad, it was still very Sora-like. Though you’re right I don’t see the need to update.

        • yoUNg_grOUp568

          I guess, but for me I really disliked the kh1 voices, so I really hoped they changed them, but that’s just me.

      • Japanese version of Sora sounded fine and his voice never changed as much as I can remember. He just did a little octave higher to sound a bit younger, but that was it.

        And in my opinion, Haley sounded much better in KH3D. Only because the only thing that sounded weird to me in KH1 was Sora. He was just beginning voice acting, and it showed very much.

    • Zeik56

      I would have been SO disappointed if they had replaced KH1’s voices. Honestly it might have even stopped me from playing it.

  • Hollowkoopa

    It’s not a big surprise that they are using Simple and Clean.

  • Ricardo C

    Is Alyson Stoner voicing Xion? I cant tell. I love her as Xion and it wouldn’t be the same without her :(

    • Masengan

      Omg my thoughts exactly! She did a really good job.

  • RedShadoww

    God dammit I need to save up…Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5, Pokemon Y, Tales of Xillia, One Piece Pirate Warriors 2, and a friggin Wii U for Wind Waker HD…

  • Go2hell66

    now there’s a song i haven’t heard in a while

  • Marcelo Gouvea

    I wonder if it’s Alyson Stoner voicing Xion there in the end (since she was replaced by Hayden in KH3D ‘n all).

    I hope it’s Alyson. I mean, she was a placeholder for Hayden, sure, but for me, she *is* Xion, just as much as Hayden is Kairi.

    • You know, I never paid much attention to Xion’s voice acting, but now that I think about it, Stoner really does a good job. Xion=Alyson.

  • Oh man, I had forgotten what utter nonsense the plot of Kingdom Hearts is. I defy anyone to explain it in plain English without looking like a babbling loon.

    • KHSoraKeyBlade


      Nah it’s not worth the effort. Basically hearts.

      • Marcelo Gouvea

        And darkness.

        • Robert Hendrie

          The true explain is nanomachines son

        • Rebellion14

          Don’t forget light.

          • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

            But it’s about being friends.

    • David García Abril

      What’s with people and the plot of KH?

      Yeah, I know that they keep retconning Xehanort’s origin and that’s annoying, but apart from that it’s not that a difficult of a plot.

      It’s a Magguffin story: the bad guys are after Kingdom Hearts, the origin of all things and a source of infinite power, and Sora and Co. get caught in the middle of it.

      See? Easy.

      • KHSoraKeyBlade

        And after a hard days work they eat ice cream.

      • You are glossing over a lot of stuff there.

        • David García Abril


          But all comes down to that.

    • Nitraion

      FYI i am not play this game for the plot… just forget plot… ._.

      It’s just a boy swinging his key toy that can shoot some magic and making friends from his favorite cartoon….
      I am only interested again to aqua’s story and that’s it….

    • MrRobbyM

      It’s the main reason I haven’t played the handheld games besides CoM. That and the games being it as good as the console games other than one or two. The first two KH games were pretty simple and easy to understand with some slightly confusing parts if youre not paying attention. Anything past that doesnt exist to me. Not that they’re bad. I don’t make anyone feel bad for liking the crazy storyline, I just choose to ignore it.

      Part of the charm of KH 1+2 and even CoM was the simplicity. I don’t need to know that he was this persons dark thing or this other guy is actually this guy from another dimension and bla blah blah.

      I’m looking forward to the HD remaster of BBS but only because I hear that the gameplay is the best of the series.

      • Zeik56

        I really liked BbS, and overall I think the story pretty decent, but there are some parts of that game that made me literally groan. It was mostly because it suffered from “prequel syndrome” more than anything else though. ie, trying to force connections with the later games that only ended up undermining that story.

    • cameron forsyth

      here’s a pretty good run down, got it memorised?

    • Master Xehanort after spending his life studying about the Keyblade Wars of old yore and other sorts of awesome shit he intends to cause a Keyblade war to get the light of Kingdom Hearts via X-Blade. (Pre-BBS)
      He seeks for a new vessel since he grew too old. (Birth By Sleep)
      Uses Ventus to create a rushed X-blade and get the light of Kingdom Hearts.
      Uses Terra as vessel.
      Aqua tries to get Terra back.
      Terranort lose his memories and turns into the Xehanort from the painting in Radiant Garden. (KH II Mickey flashbacks)
      Years later he recovers memories and divides his self into two, each attempting their own ways to get Kingdom Hearts. (Ansem and Xemnas)
      Ansem tries to get KH via the hearts of the worlds and the 7 princesses of light while creating a back up plan unveiled on a later entry. (KH I)
      Sora stops Ansem and then naps for memory recovery. (CoM)
      Xemnas tries to get KH forming an organization of XIII empty vessels and together collect hearts for KH using Roxas and Xion. (358/2 Days)
      Roxas and Xion are alternate entities of Sora and they eventually come back to Sora in order for him to awake with his memories back.
      Sora wakes up and stops Xemnas. (KH II)
      Both attempts of getting the light of Kingdom Hearts fail.
      At the death of both entities incarnating Xehanort, his real self came back. (Re:Coded)
      Executes back up plan using time travel. (Dream Drop Distance)
      Every self of Xehanort from diferent time periods gather to reform Org XIII, this time all of them being vessels of darkness.
      Plans to clash with 7 lights either 7 keyblade wielders or the princesses of light to fetch the real X-blade and open the door to Kingdom Hearts.
      Keyblade war inevitable, Sora and Riku on their way to rescue forgotten Keyblade wielders from previous entries and recruit them.
      KH III is the conclusive battle.

      See? It wasn’t that hard.

  • Nitraion

    That death in peter pan’s world and snake in aladin’s world…
    i am sooo re-challange you again…

  • Jahred Down

    Only 6-7 months….. Damnit NA Square x(

  • shion16

    Im sick of simple and clean !!

  • xion5

    i love kingdom hearts!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

  • YoshEE

    I can’t wait for ReMIX to be release. >.< But good thing I still have game that can get me playing til then.

  • So like the original, Tarzan will be featured in the first part as well. I thought they couldn’t do it because of Disney not having the rights to make movies and such about Tarzan anymore.

    • Zeik56

      I think that just applies to new games. I don’t think they lose the right to feature him in remakes of games he was already in.

  • Sergio Briceño

    I swear if KH3 uses the same theme song again, I’m gonna kill somebody. I just hope I have saved up for a ticket to Japan by then so that I don’t kill an innocent.

    • Well, with the whole Utada Hikaru not wanting to do another song for KH back around after KH2 was released, because she wasn’t paid enough for it, SE just didn’t bother getting another person. Though IMO, they should get Jyongri to sing the new songs. Her style is very similar to Utada Hikaru. And her “Lullaby For You” in TWEWY was magnificent.

  • Nostalgia is kicking in. The first Kingdom Hearts was always my favorite because it was new, fresh, and magical. The later games are fun, but they don’t have the same magic anymore.

    • Guest

      one thing i really liked about the first game is that the dialogue felt really natural and genuine, really felt like it was just a couple of kids talking to each other. the other games felt a little…forced? could just be me though haha

    • KyoyaHibari

      I feel the exact same. It seems that after 1, the series lost some of its heart (no pun intended) with the storyline becoming much grittier, the ensemble of characters becoming darker (mainly Organization XIII) and the character interplay with Sora and the characters of each world seeming more detached. I think it is partially inherent to Sora growing up and losing some of his naivete and innocence with age, but still, the series just hasn’t really struck the same chords like it did in the first.

      • DongT

        i super mega agree, i just felt something off about the handheld titles and i think it was the lack of heart you were talking about

        • KyoyaHibari

          Personally, I don’t really like how Sora changed in 2, he’s too cocky and tries to have this air of coolness about him, but it doesn’t really work for him.

          • DongT

            i still liked him in 2 though i thought he was better in the 1st. i’ve only played a bit of kh 3d but they’re really pushing sora as the ultimate nice guy, it feels kind of like a forced personality. he felt the most natural in the first game imo

          • KyoyaHibari

            True true, there was a bit of curiosity and wonder in Sora in the original; he was unrefined and just did things as he saw accordingly and righteously. People respected him, but he was much more modest back then, deserving the praise through his genuine sincerity. This is a minor gripe I have with Nausicaa, but with Nausicaa however, Miyazaki is already aware that she is an unparalleled anime character with how likable and messianic she is and thus while she is pretty much the center of everyone’s world in the story, it is because she is so great that it feels more natural. But as you were saying, Sora has kind of gotten a little less innocent than before, and people are giving him too much praise where it isn’t entirely warranted, so it seems kind of awkward in comparison.

    • Ahmad Reyner Nabeel

      well yeah I totally agree and feel the same with you. the first Kingdom Hearts has magical touch that can’t be forgotten right? and how sweet this song, Simple and Clean, feel nostalgic to hear it again while watching the trailer.

  • TheGameTagerZ

    Don’t like the English Dub for Sora and a few others in the trailer. Other than that spot on. Maybe I’ve been playing too much of the Japanese version of 1.5 lol

  • Cephrien

    Geaawd. I didn’t realize how awful the voice acting is back when I was a kid and this was a new game. xD

  • Daniel Curtis

    Of course it is.

  • Göran Isacson

    … Man there is something strange about the voice acting. Are they using new actors? I don’t know if it’s just been so long since I played KH1, but there’s just something not quite THERE about the voices. Also, dat HD. So, so very pretty.

    • Marcelo Gouvea

      Well, it *is* a ten-years old dub. It aged. Though, compared to other dubs of the same time, I think it still holds up (Sonic Adventure 2, for example)

      • Göran Isacson

        Mm, but for some reason it sounds like Sora is voiced by someone different. I dunno, it may just be my own flawed memories not matching up with reality.

    • ShadowDivz

      I thought it was just me.

  • HerosLight

    Simple and Clean never gets old.

    • I dunno. Did Hikaru Utada sang anything else beside those two songs of hers in her career? Every Kingdom Hearts has the same two songs back to back, and one would always try to hope for at least one new song. But yeah, if they don’t put a new song for KHIII, well, I don’t know what I would do…

      • Ni

        She did. SE who didn’t wanted to pay her (properly) for a new theme song

      • ToshiChan

        Utadu Hikaru has many many many other songs… Just Kingdom Hearts never uses them.

  • Ni

    Yeah…Xion death in HD how awesome ;_;

  • uhh, Am I imagining frame rate stutters?

  • ShadowDivz

    Besides Kairi, do the voices sound….. “off” to anyone else?

    • Ixbran

      they are the original voices from the PS2 version of KH and RE:CoM, so i would imagine not. The only new voice acting is for the KHDays segment of the game.

  • Xekyo

    This is the only game I wanna play right now. Nothing else matters. I think i’m a bit obsessed with the series.

  • Qee

    didnt look HD to me but im getting this game :D

  • They kept the old voice acting, yeaaah! :D

    … Im not liking Xion’s voice acting though :/

  • chroma816

    I wasn’t going to pick this up, but maybe I will. In any case, I’ve always wondered why Squenix does that tiled/mosaic/glassy frame around so many of their trailers.

  • asc kurosaki

    stop hating on KH 2 everyone knows that was the best one

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