Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Set For September; Pre-Order For Art Book [Update]

By Ishaan . May 7, 2013 . 10:30am


Update: Square Enix say in their press release about Kingdom Hearts that the art book is 24 pages in length. Also, in case you haven’t kept up, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix comes with two games—Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Re:Chain of Memories. While Square Enix have listed 358/2 Days in the image above, only the cutscenes from that game will be available for viewing in 1.5 Remix.


Square Enix will be releasing a limited edition pre-order bonus for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix in North America and Europe. In “very limited quantities,” folks that pre-order the game will receive an art book at launch.


The art book will contain early sketches, character renders, and other pieces of art work that have never made their way over before. You can view a list of retailers that are eligible for the pre-order bonus at the game’s website.


Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix will be released on September 10th in North America and September 13th in Europe.

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  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Guess I need to start finding a guide for Kingdom Hearts 1, never played it before. Already beat Chain of Memories so am curious to replay it though in the graphics of the PS3 as well as in the re version.

    • the game doesn’t even need a guide….

      • Randy Marsh

        Well a new guide might be necessary now believe it or not, due to the fact that a lot changes were made in the Final Mix version of the first game. A guide for Re:Chain is most likely needed if you want to know the new rewards for the Key to Rewards rooms in each world. But then again, you can find all this stuff on GameFAQs….

        • ShadowDivz

          Isn’t final mix an enhanced version of KH2?

          • pimpalicious

            Kingdom Hearts 2 is not included in the collection.

          • Randy Marsh

            Um no, there’s a Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, which is an enhanced version of the first game with new bosses, enemies, keyblades, accessories, items, synthesis recipe changes, and cutscenes. This is basic Kingdom Hearts knowledge, kind of behind aren’t ya pal?

          • ShadowDivz

            I am, and clearly for not knowing everything there is to know about this series that has games on different consoles i should be downvoted. >_>

          • Randy Marsh

            Yeah, no idea who downvoted you, kind of a stupid reason to do so. Especially for the fact you didn’t know something about a “Japanese Only Game” that recently is becoming international.

    • Why would you play it with a guide? This isnt Xenoblade, you dont have to find every side quest. Nor is this Zelda and cheat your way around the puzzles. if you need something just look it up on the net really quickly, explore the game for yourself. Kinda selling yourself short there.

        • That’s… kind of depressing.

          Exploration is my favorite aspect of games. It always has been and is quite likely going to continue to be.

          That’s like saying “Who plays Skyrim for the side quests lol?????”

        • Solomon_Kano

          Wat. What do you even play games for, if not to explore for yourself? Might as well watch an LP.

    • Solomon_Kano

      KH so doesn’t need a guide. Unless you find yourself struggling to get all the collectibles, I guess.

  • Go2hell66

    Too many games this year…

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      “Too many games”? What’s that sorcery?

      • juma086

        probably means too many games not enough money. I have the same problem >.< my poor wallet lol

        • Or too many games, not enough time.

          Or both, even. :(

        • Exactly my problem. A little more, I can totally whack my save for PS4.

        • fayt255

          Yea my wallet is going to hurt a lot! So many games on my list. My Summer is going to be spent indoors at this rate.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Artbook pre-order bonus on… a Square Enix game? Now that’s interesting. Interesting and very much appreciated.

  • Lucian Kara

    I’ve had a complicated history with the Kingdom Hearts series. I loved the original two and Birth by Sleep, but I found myself getting overwhelmed by all the remakes and odd portable side stories so I find this title both refreshing and yet more of the same. I’ll pick it up for completion sake at the very least.

    • Hinataharem

      But…this game contains a remake. And a side story. How are you helping yourself again?

      • Lucian Kara

        I blame my collector instincts mostly, though I’m curious about how it’ll look in HD.

  • Zonic505

    S-E has made it much more tempting for me to get this to re-experience the KH games that I played when I was younger (well, aside from KH2) and to see if I should try to get back into the series.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Damnit, I was hoping to add this game for later, but now that they added that art book to the hook, I can’t help but take the bait…

  • alixraen

    What a pleasant surprise! This is a definite pick-up.

  • Another rpg coming out in the fall. :( The summer is going to be kind of dry on new games. The only rpg I see is Time and Eternity, all the other ones seem to be pushed to the fall.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Perhaps the summer will be dry on games you’re interested in, but there are TONS of games coming out this summer. Possibly the most ever, easily the most this whole gen.

  • YoshEE

    Nice!!! Good thing I pre-order this :D

  • Simon

    Square says there’s 24 pages of behind-the-scenes imagery like character renders, promotional artwork and concept artwork. But not sure if 24 pages is the entire book.

    • We just received Square’s PR, and yes, it’s 24 pages in its entirety.

  • If I’m not mistaken, wasn’t 358/2 represented by cutscenes only? It seems rather misleading to include it in the ad as if it’s there in full waiting to be played…

    • The ad should but the main website clarifies as well as the retailer descriptions.

  • ShadowDivz

    Yeah, so when your done milking the series square-enix.
    I would like to get back to the actual story.

    • Hinataharem

      Yeah, because everyone has played these games and no one wants to see their childhoods in HD.

      • ShadowDivz

        Im just saying, could they get on with the main stories.

        We got side stories and back stories(useful). Could we get some news on KH3 just a simple “yeah it’s in the works”.

        I mean what happens after this?

        • Solomon_Kano

          Except… they already got on with the “main” story. KH3D is the sequel to KH2.

          • fayt255

            I thought KH3D was just another side story so I guess I should play it then.

  • Rishtopher

    Continuously refreshing amazon and eb games’ websites to see when this is available for Canada.

  • Oni123

    Any news on where to order this in uk? the site just gives links for US shops

    My bad ^^; found them.. according to it’s available at,, GAME, and

  • Repede91

    24 pages seems unusually slim. The manual included with the game is probably about as long…

  • Alphabet Soup


  • 24 pages.
    Canceled pre-order from Amazon because it costs $79 including shipping to my country.

    Will just buy from my local store.

  • NightzeroAX

    What is this like 4 months wait? September come quickly plz.

  • holyPaladin

    I want to ask something, is it going to have English Subs?

    • NANAandLIZZYfanatic

      The whole game is in English…

      Most likely there are English subs to go along with the English voice acting though.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Hehe, I remember when I first got my PS2. It came with Jak & Daxter and GT3, but I went out and bought KH1 to play first. Great memories. Looking forward to the new moves, that nobody fight and new features (cutscene skipping and left stick camera control? nice).
    I almost cried at a certain part of the game as a kid…

  • Anon-non

    From what I can tell from here, it’ll probably be the same art we found in the Ultimanias. Why do we never get new content, only the left-overs from Japan? D:

  • HerosLight

    I want that artbook…


  • Argama

    These limited edition pre-orders never reach our shores(I’m from the Philippines)… Sigh, I guess I’ll just wait for someone to sell them on e-bay~

  • artemisthemp

    Happy that in UK got it :)
    Really need to find time to play this game.

  • $36598391

    I hope this comes out for Vita as well

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