Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Coming In 2014 With Birth By Sleep, Re: Coded, And KH2FM

By Spencer . October 14, 2013 . 12:14am

Yes, Square Enix will make Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix and the compilation isn’t too far away. Revealed on the PlayStation Blog, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix is slated for 2014 on PlayStation 3.

 

 

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix covers three games—Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix, both of which are playable. Finally, HD remastered cinematics from Kingdom Hearts  Re:coded are included as well.

 

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix has story scenes, extra battles with Organization XIII, and a playable fight with Sora vs. Roxas. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix has all of the additions from the international version plus a Rhythm Mixer command style, a D-link with Pete, and more bosses like a fight inside Monstro.


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  • harmonyworld

    YES!
    All of my YES!
    GIVE TO ME!

    • Superior Spider-Man

      C….CALM DOWN MAN!!

      CALM DOWN!
      WE GOTTA KEEP IN CONTR…
      YES!
      OH,GOD YES!!
      GIMME!!!

    • Guest

      YES
      oh god yes
      oh god
      oh god
      god almighty yes x2

  • xe7en

    What’s this? I don’t even…

  • Pdugna

    amg amg amg amg AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG OMG ….ok iam done lol going to have SOOO MUCH FUN WITH THIS!

  • Wait what

    The only games in the Kingdom Hearts series I have played are the original, the GBA version of Chain of Memories, and the second one. I missed out on everything else. Once this comes out, I’m going to go buy 1.5 HD, 2.5 HD, and the 3DS game and just play the hell out of the entire series.

    • GH56734

      358/2 Days wasn’t really playable in the compilation, but that’s not such a big loss, plus the 3DS one had a lot of places scrapped from the DS version.
      The content we missed from KH2 and BBS Final Mix versions was too much (KH1 FM is nowhere near that). Aside from that, they were really enjoyable games.
      I’m glad it’s being finally translated. And for the PS3, rather than a launch title for the PS4.
      Now I only hope for FF XII International.

  • Warboss Aohd

    is recoded just the cutscenes, or is it the actual game?

    • Pdugna

      Cutscenes only

    • Wait what

      The trailer seems to suggest it’s just the cutscenes.

  • SirRichard

    Hell yes. 2 Final Mix and Birth By Sleep with two analogue sticks, exactly what I was hoping for. 2014′s looking glorious for the PS3 and JRPGs.

  • X14

    Another reason to keep the PS3 around long after the release of the PS4

    • John Diamond

      i don’t even know why you’d sell a perfectly fine PS3 anyways. Like i said no point in buying any console at release date. always wait till later to buy it

      • Tiduas

        If there’s no userbase buying the console on the release date, no developers want to develop games for it since it’s not popular. It’s good that people show support as soon as possible, it pays back in the long run.

        • John Diamond

          Perhaps, but consider the 3ds. I’m not suggesting we all boycott video games console release dates, i’m just saying if i wanted to get a new next gen console, i’d get a wii-u because at least i know that there isn’t anything like the red ring of death or any other technical hitch with it. for example of course

      • Christopher

        I will be waiting for the PS4 Slim

  • Bakuryukun

    Oh geez! The Final Mix versions of KHII AND Birth by Sleep in english at last?! I’ve been waiting nearly a decade for this!

  • xe7en

    2014 is a great year for JRPG on PS3. Great line up.

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    All of my wants. I really cannot wait to play KH2 Final Mix. Birth by Sleep on a tv (with dual-analogs!) is awesome too :D

    • Ducked

      Yes BBS on my 50in TV!

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    Fitting that we’re seeing compilations of KH game so far. They somewhat also serve as recap of what happened so far before we proceed to the last battle with Master Xehanort and his clones in KH3.

    • Steven Higgins

      Nomura specifically said after I.5 was announced that this was the whole point of the ReMIXes.

  • Anime10121

    SE aint gonna let Eidos outshine them next year :D

    Between this, Drakengard 3, FFX|X-2 HD, Bravely Default, and LR FFXIII, SE U CAN HAZ ALL MY $$$ :D

    • Leon_Tekashi

      Indeed. They’re on their way to the right track. =)

    • LightZero

      Now if only they can release Type 0 for either the PS3, 3DS, or Vita and do a FFXII HD. Along with Nintendo localizing DQ7 Remake.

  • echokanon

    I will be waiting for master collection that contains both 1.5 and 2.5. I’m sure they are gonna do it sooner or later.(PS4 era maybe)

  • Thrasher429

    So much yes right now. This is awesome

  • Mister_Nep

    I wonder if the multiplayer will be included for Birth by Sleep. I doubt it, but I can wish, can’t I?

  • Tenabrus

    hopefully it gets a global release date and we aren’t waiting for the international release after Japan’s had it for almost a year, can’t wait for this one!

  • HerosLight

    About dam time!

  • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

    Super excited for this. I knew that this was gonna happen (and that coded was gonna be on it), but hearing confirmation is great, especially with it having the Final Mix version of BBS along with KH2.

    I’m not nearly as bummed though about re:coded being a movie like 358/2 Days. Days had potential to be polished and had an interesting multiplayer system that could’ve shined on an HD console, but re:coded, while unique in how it handled being a cellphone game… still was basing it’s mechanics on a cellphone game.

    Also thankfully this time, since the normal western Playstation twitter announced this, I can only assume it means that’s our outright confirmation on it’s Western release. Hoping it’s early into 2014 and not later!

    • Pdugna

      and cool thing is this was posted on the NA/EU Playstation Blogs meaning that date for 2014 means it should be soon. Maybe when they had the VA making KH 1.5 they just kept them around for 2.5 to get the HD remix done faster :D

      • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

        That’d be cool if it were true. Also this time we won’t have silent extra cutscenes since these games were made after puberty hit for some of the actors, ahahah.

        • Steven Higgins

          Well, the silent cut scenes were silent in the original FM too so…

          • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

            Well, that’s cause the original FM was /also/ with English voice acting– and by the time probably it was able to come out, the voices weren’t consistent to the original English acting. CoM didn’t have voice acting either until Re:CoM.

            I dunno entirely if KH2 Final Mix had the extra scenes voiced, but it’d definitely be more likely to happen than it would’ve with KH Final Mix.

          • Steven Higgins

            But they never voiced the silent scenes in the Japanese 1.5 either. I think they used the original audio from the first game. It may have been one of the few things they were able to salvage.
            And no GBA game ever had voice acting. the system simply couldn’t handle it.

            FM II did have the extra scenes voiced, but the data was only accessible in Theater Mode and only if you had a save file of Re:CoM.

          • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

            Technically, the GBA could’ve have voiced cutscenes, if even just for important bits! Cause basically, CoM on there used the then-budding but quickly sorta abandoned method of video compression that the GBA tried to monopolize, and lead to some shows like Sonic X and Yu-Gi-Oh to get video carts on the system. But I digress on that point.

            You just have to remember, there’s a lot of reasons why FM 1 might’ve not have the voiced scenes– be it due to scheduling, voice consistency, things of that nature. The fact that FM 2 has voiced scenes (even if they were hidden) shows there might’ve at least been flexibility on it?

            Though overall the original point I was making was “it’s more likely that we’d get voiced scenes added now in FM 2 than 1, because they could never add the extra scenes now since some of them involve Sora, and his VA hit puberty”.

  • ivanchu77

    Hopefully we get it localized before 2015

    • Anime10121

      Already confirmed globally for next year !

  • Go2hell66

    Omg FFX HD? KH 1 & 2 HD and Drakengard 3
    Wth have you done with the old square enix!?

    • Crevox

      Because HD remakes are a good thing…?

      • Sebastian Lothian

        In this case the HD remakes come with a decent amount of content that many people outside of Japan never had a chance to experience themselves.

      • Go2hell66

        they are if its KH and FF

      • Anime10121

        Not just HD remasters as every single one of these add in plenty of content never before released in the west. Square has been going above and beyond “standard” hd remasters..

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    Knew it =-O

  • Heropon

    Great . Final Fantasy XII international HD next please

    • http://radiantloki.blogspot.com/ Mark Dinh

      Yes… please… Though I believe SE said something that they don’t want to focus on HD remakes too much.

  • Xekyo

    *tear* i’m so happy.

    • Superior Spider-Man

      ::Sheds Kenshiro level manly tears::

      Me, too.

  • Pdugna

    An offical site is up for this game now its only .jp so far http://www.square-enix.co.jp/kingdom/khhd2/

  • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

    Great!! Never got to try BBB since it was PSP only.

  • neocatzon

    Birth by Sleep online play please :DD

  • lesangpro .

    I . FUCKING . KNEW . IT !!!

  • hazelnut1112

    They also showed a trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 the D23 Expo. It hasn’t been uploaded yet, but here are the details from the people that saw it:

    -Sora now fights with a style visually similar to Disney’s electrical parade
    -Sora Summons a train from the electrical parade in Disneyland
    -Guns in combos confirmed, we DMC now
    -Traverse Town confirmed
    -Rock Titan is in Traverse Town at a parade, and is fought by Sora
    -Little Green Men cameo, Toy Story confirmed!

    • lesangpro .

      holy , is it true ? I’M ALL EAR NOW .

    • Anon-non

      Oh wow, is this true? It sounds outrageous.

    • MogCakes

      TOY STORY? OMGOMGOMGOMG

    • Ixbran

      Now we need Brave to be in KHII so we can fight Mor’Du as a boss, and have Merida follow the current tradition of female party members from disney films being from the Disney Princess franchise.

      • Steven Higgins

        i don’t think Merida should have been made a princess. She’s a cool character, but she doesn’t just break the mold, she stabs it, shoots it, kicks it, smashes it, pees on it, stomps on it and rapes it.

        I like my princesses traditional. She isn’t even Disney. She’s Pixar. Yeah Disney owns it but Pixar is still in the credits dammit.

        She can be a kick ass, save the world princess and still sing and have a BF.

        Kind of mad they chance so much of the source material for Frozen too. I would have liked to see the girl save the guy for once. Not like in Pocahontas where it’s one scene (Then she breaks up with him) but as the plot.

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      “Guns in combos confirmed, we DMC now”

      Yeah Jackpot!

    • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

      Zurg: Curse you, Keyblade Wielder!

      • Somber

        THIS!

    • EX+

      You tempted by penis. When will it come out?!! And what about a new outfit??

    • Somber

      TOY STORY????!!!! YEAH!!!!!

    • Steven Higgins

      Be careful. It’s still in development, things can still be cut. Like playable Disney Castle in KH I, Awakening and Deep Jungle in CoM, Buzz and Woody summon in KH II and The Jungle Book world in BbS.

      • hazelnut1112

        Only reason those things were cut was due to copyright issues.

        • Steven Higgins

          The only one with copywrite issues was Deep Jungle. There was never any reason given for the rest. they HAD for the rest because the data still exists in the final product, so whose to say they won’t be cut this time? they already took the little green men out of the public version of the trailer in question.

  • NightzeroAX

    Can’t wait for the 1000 heartless battle and Halloween Town in glorious HD. It would’ve been nice if they added a movie for DDD as well for people who didn’t get the game.

  • Altin

    Hope this will come over here faster than 1.5

    • JuhRo

      It was less than 6 months.. that’s better than just about every localization… but yeah, I’m hoping it’s a worldwide release, possibly. :)

  • Zangetsu777

    So what about “Dream Drop Distance” & “Birth By Sleep 2″ ?

    • Anime10121

      Dream Drop Distance is current gen and still in production, so theres no reason to include it and Birth by Sleep 2 has (unfortunately) been canned :(

      • Zangetsu777

        BBS2 has been canned?!!!

        I need a link. T-T

        • Anime10121
          • Zangetsu777

            I don’t know bro. I call bull$hit on that because….

            Othat interview he never came out and said that he was canceling BBS2. He simply said he had no plans for it right now.

            And that basically means he is waiting for the right time to reveal it.

            Kinda how like Itadaki said he is waiting for the right time to reveal “The Devil’s Third”
            Or how “The Last Guardian” developers say its not the right time to reveal it.

            And on top of that Tetsuya Nomura likes to Bull$hit people alot. And
            he likes to keep people guessing. So unless he comes out and says it
            word for word that something is canceled I won’t believe it. lets not
            forget all the stripteases he has done for FF Versus 13(now known as
            FF15) over the years.

            Plus after KH2FM released in 2007 Nomura said he wanted to cover 4 stories.

            1. Xehanort’s Past (Birth By Sleep)

            2. Roxas’ Time in Organization XIII (358/2 Days)

            3. Mickey’s Periods of Absence throughout the Series and his Adventure in the Realm of Darkness

            4. Riku’s Periods of Absence throughout the Series.

            And it also looks like he wants to cover Aqua’s time in the Realm Of Darkness. He also stated that he has an interest in the PSVITA and that he has plans for it.

            So I think BBS2 is still being developed and I
            think he will put Mickey’s, Rikku’s, and Aquas stories that I mentioned above in 1 game. And that will follow through with the BBS theme of having 3 heroes for the game.

      • malek86

        I have this feeling that something will happen with KH3D. The whole series has now been moved to Playstation platforms, essentially, and that’s the only one left. Depending on whether it’s important for the story, Squenix might want to do something with it. To my knowledge, it didn’t perform all that well on 3DS either.

        Maybe a XBLA/PSN port a la Mirror of Fate? Would that be possible?

        • Anime10121

          They may do something with 3D, but that’ll be much later down the line, like right around KH3′s release, or they could even pull a Re:CoM on us and release the remake AFTER KH3′s release. Only time (and the success of the new consoles) will tell…

          • Steven Higgins

            Or, they could put Days, Re:Coded and 3D in a playable HD collection on the PS3. Who knows, maybe they’ve been secretly working on it at the same time as the other two ReMixes.

    • $36487238

      KH3D was just out last year on 3DS, so I don’t think they’d suddenly put it right on PS3 just yet and BBS2, no details yet on that other than…

      AH WAIT. Maybe the secret ending for this collection will reveal more details. We’ll just have to finish and see what secret ending is in KH 2.5 HD Remix.

      • Zangetsu777

        You might have a point because i’ve been seriously hoping they would make BBS2 for PSVITA

        • $36487238

          Right? Nomura loves putting stuff in secret endings.

          We wouldn’t know there’d be a 2.5 HD remix had there not be a secret ending in 1.5 HD Remix, showing scenes of the other half of KH.

          So we’ll see what 2.5 HD’s ending’s going to be.

          • Lynx

            Actually, we knew. Its called common sense. :P

            You don’t call something 1.5 when a third game is announced and don’t do a 2.5

  • $36487238

    HELL YEAH!

    woohoo! :-D Well, all major KH games are now in HD. Way to go!

    I played them all but NOT in the Final Mix form (KH 1/2/BBS) and not in REMAKE form (Chain of Memories). Well all right, time to save up my money and get 1.5 HD Remix and this one.

  • AokiShizuku

    I cannot contain all my excite for such a long period of time before I go crazy you know. I’ve never played BBS or Re:Coded so this is a perfect package.

  • Suriel Cruz

    2014 means Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD, Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns, Atelier Escha and Logy, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, Tales of Xillia 2, Drakengard 3 & Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix.
    A GREAT Year INDEED!

    • $36487238

      So… many… games! And add to the fact that Sony will be giving more games in Instant Game Collection…

      MAN! It’s looking good ;-D

    • MogCakes

      H-have we finally come out of the dark age?

    • JuhRo

      Possibly the announcement of FFXII HD~

    • Arcana Wiz

      The rpgs are rising again!!!!!!
      And my wallet will bleed even more!!!!!!

    • Demeanor

      We must never cease hoping for chimeras like Legend of Dragoon 2, sequels to Dark Cloud, Chrono, Mana, Shadow Hearts, Xenogears, Suikoden, hell even Breath of Fire! And new IPs entirely!
      Take heart my friends!!! Let’s buy the hell out of this goodness and show ‘em our passion! ^ ^

  • Shady Shariest

    All my yes! Will finally get to play BBS to the end!
    Edit: Tried to upvote all the good comments… Too many!

  • Laith Rem

    In depth, KHIIFM+ has a battle with all the Org XIII members, even the ones that bit it in CoM. So that’s 7 boss battles more. It has the Lingering Sentiment battle which is the second hardest thing in the game. It has the cave of Remembrance which adds another 13 boss battles because they are fundamentally different than the original battles. It also adds a Mushroom XIII sidequest that can get run over by a car because screw that thing. It also has the sticker collection thing.

    BBSFM has the mentioned style and it adds two boss battles which are hard sincee they are balanced to be done by three peeps. You can do them alone but ugggh it will take you a while. Also a playable epilogue that is pretty good.

    • Anime10121

      You forgot about the large amounts of added cutscenes in IIFM :)

      • Laith Rem

        Right those.

        How the hell did I forgot those?

    • $36487238

      Well, there you go. You’ve pretty much given to the people what to expect when 2.5 Hd Remix comes out. But as Anime-san said, there’s some added cutscenes too.

      Can’t wait!

    • Wappuli

      Is this one of those opinion things? I don’t remember anything harder that Lingering Will in KH2FM, or is LV1 run that harder thing?

      • Laith Rem

        The Mushroom XIII sidequest is the hardest thing in the game.

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    Now… I HAVE to pick up 1.5 + 2.5 + Dream Drop Distance. :(

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

      Could’ve been worse in the past!
      KH I and KH II = PS2
      CoM = GBA
      BBS = PSP
      Days and Re:Coded = Ds
      3D = 3ds

      • Ni ~UNREAL BLACK THINGS~

        looking through this list made me realize that i have all of them in it’s own plataforms. and now i’ll have almost all of them in a single plataform

      • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

        That’s true. A reason why I’ve never played the series, bar some of KH 1 and the demo of Dream Drop Distance.

        • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

          Have fun! .w. b

          • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

            Thanks. BBS is the one I wanna play the most, since so many people love that game, story-wise and gameplay-wise.

  • leingod

    I wish this meant they’d also release BBS on the PSN store (since I’d love to play it on the Vita) but I guess that won’t happen.

    • Steven Higgins

      No, for some reason Disney won’t let them even thought they have their own games on there.

      • leingod

        That’s really weird. Same case with Crisis Core, even if that game’s not tied to Disney in any way.

  • Time Sage

    I’m actully MORE Eager for this then I was 1.5 HD

  • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

    As someone who started Kingdom Hearts with HD 1.5 Remix, I’m happy to see this.

  • GHAmer

    and when ps5 is released
    there will be KH 3.5 HD Remix. LOL

  • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

    Between both Final Mixes, there’s just so much new CONTENT!

  • Ecchi Pantsu

    I legitimately cried. Why can’t I, hold all these HD feels T^T

    • lesangpro .

      DAT PIC !!!

    • Christopher

      As I was scrolling all I was was his face, and “The time has come”. I lol’d…then i scrolled some more…I nearly died XD! Great laugh to start a Monday.

    • Shady Shariest

      A medal! You need one!

    • TheExile285

      man, what an avatar lol

  • Dagobert

    I felt stiff down there. I’m so ready for this.

  • Azurelegance

    omG OMG OMG BBS ON CONSOLE. FINALLY RELEASE FMII+ IN THE STATES.

    I’M TOO EXCITED JFDSLFJSKLD:JIOSFJ

  • DragonSix

    Day one.

  • Mir Teiwaz

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs – I feel like M Bison says it all.

  • KingGunblader

    It’s good to know that these collections are always based on the Final Mix versions. Now that I know this for sure, I’ll probably pick up 1.5 at some point.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Naiz

  • DemonShadowX

    Just finished getting my Platinum for KH Re:CoM a few days ago and I’ve had my KHHD Platinum for awhile so……….

    MY BODY IS READY!!!

  • Dark Zerato

    Just keep the good job SE.

  • Roberto

    please Mirage Arena online square

  • Ric Vazquez

    My hype has shot through the roof and is going across the galaxy, CAN”T WAAAAIIIIIT!

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    Yeah, Birth by Sleep!

  • RegReach

    The kh3 trailer has sora riku roxas and ventus

  • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

    this is what i have been waiting for!!! Birth by sleep is just too amazing, and i get to play it again in HD(and the final mix version)? YESSSSSS!!!

  • Wappuli

    I knew that I would not regret that i stopped playing BBS on PSP.
    Can’t wait for this.

  • Chaos_Knight

    After seeing this, I feel we need Dissidia 012 HD now.

    • Arcana Wiz

      after seeing this comment i feel that we need a dissidia high budget sequel on consoles with at least three protagonists of each game and include tactics.

      • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

        The idea of Dissidia was to only include the main series.

        Also, Nomura already stated they won’t do a sequel of Dissidia, a whole new crossover maybe but a Dissidia sequel is nuh uh.

        • Arcana Wiz

          i know, but a man cam dream, right?
          and i hope that when he said that maybe a crossover different from dissidia he meant at least something high budget…. i mean the music game is nice(dont make me try to write that name) but i want a fighting game with all these chracters…..

          • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

            He specifically said he would stray from the fighting esque style, sad I know.

          • Arcana Wiz

            …… in my dreams i will play my 2d fighter collab of square enix and arcsys….. now let me go to sleep.

          • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

            Yeaaah go back to sleep, Im not that fond of that idea lol.

          • Arcana Wiz

            …….

    • Ronldbx6

      No thanks, I’d rather have new Dissidia game all together.

      • Chaos_Knight

        Either way works.

  • Herok♞

    Ok September 2014 here we come and this doesn’t surprise me one bit been saying for months they would be doing exactly this, now the only question is how far is versus and will KH 3 be out in 2015 or 16

    • EX+

      Late 2015 earliest, Q2 2016 latest. I’m calling it right now.

      • Arcana Wiz

        in japan i think…. give some months to localization…. maybe late 2015 to late 2016 in english?

  • JuhRo

    YAY!

  • The Watcher

    I wonder if BBS will have online

  • TheExile285

    Yay!

  • DrakeClawfang

    Awesome, I get to ogle Aqua in HD

  • http://youtube.com/RyeANDRinGaming B-Dazzle

    My all time favorite RPG Kingdom Hearts II finally! in an HD remix collection! Time to see when it’ll be available for the US. Can’t wait to play it. Now I do wonder if they’ll be making a 3.5 just for the ones on Nintendo handhelds. Since we only got the cutscenes from them and how the ones that are in a movie were supposed to be apart of the collections.

    • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

      Probably not– at least not anytime soon. They would basically have to completely rebuild the three Nintendo games (358/2 Days, re:coded, 3D) from scratch. It’s on a different interface than the Playstation software, it’s an entirely different graphical level, and the time and effort that would need to go into it is exactly why they skipped over upgrading 358/2 Days. It just wouldn’t have been worth it with the PS3 on it’s way out, and them needing to be able to get this released in a timely manner.

      We’re more likely to get upgraded or 3DSWare versions of 358/2 Days or re:coded on the 3DS itself, but I’d be struggling for SE to find a good reason to do it.

      • http://youtube.com/RyeANDRinGaming B-Dazzle

        Yeah but the Nintendo handheld games that were made into movies in the HD collections were originally planned to be apart of the collection as a game but something happened half way so they decided to just turn it into a HD movie instead of a game. So I wouldn’t count out an HD 3.5 collection for the Nintendo side, quite possibly for Wii-U, if they aren’t going to try to put it all on Ps3. And the Ps3 is far from on it’s way out, I would say the console will still be going strong till at least the end of 2014 or 15 since games are still being made for it. But I do understand where you’re coming from. I just want to see all the KH handheld games finally be on consoles instead of on handheld since not many have them.

        • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

          The “something that happened” was that they realized it would take far too much time to upgrade the entire game into something playable. It was much faster to just update the cutscenes and make a few new ones to put into the gaps.

          I believe Nomura actually said as much in an interview back when 1.5 was announced. He was disappointed on it, but there definitely wasn’t enough time for the team to devote to a fullscale upgrade… and there probably won’t be time to do it until a couple very large-scale projects are finally finished.

  • Ni ~UNREAL BLACK THINGS~

    BBS HD? Prepare yourselfs for online Arena funny moments
    edit: KICKING ASSES WITH AQUA IN HD HYYYYYPE

    • Leon_Tekashi

      That is if they do implement it, which I hope.

  • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

    Birth by Sleep in HD! OHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSH
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ASGSDGDFHFHJGHKJGHKJKHJKHJKJHFDGDSGDSFEW
    *Foam coming from mouth*

  • artemisthemp

    So PS3 exclusive as I predicted.
    Now I just need DDD for PS3 or Vita (failing epic on the 3DS XL button layout)

  • Sardorim

    HD Birth by Sleep.

    HD Aqua Cartwheels of Doom.

    Yes.

  • Brotato Chip

    ermahgerdddd

  • AoNoise

    Re:Coded doesn’t make much sense to me. They should do DDD’s cutscenes. Only the very last minutes of Re:Coded are important in any way.

    But GODAYUMM BBS in HD °n°

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

      DDD is still a current gen game, that’s a *Neighs*

      But yeah, the most appealing factor of ReCoded was the gameplay rather than the repetitive story but eh, KH II and BBS in HD!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Mm. Time to finally finish BBS.

  • Kornelious

    HA! I knew it! I am so hyped right now!

  • Learii

    I just want birth of sleep since I never play it I can’t wait

  • RichyGaming

    Now I wish I didn’t spoil myself, watching all the exclusive content on youtube.

  • Arcana Wiz

    i know now many people are saying that to next year be perfect, FFXII HD should be announced…. in my opinion a remake for vita/3ds a la complete collection( with decent high resolution sprites) of FFV and FFVI based on IOS would be glorious….

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

      I will always be annoyed at the fact FF remakes (Older ones at least) are being treated poorly and moved to iOS, Y U NO 3ds or Vita? :T

  • Luke Blackwood

    BIRTH BY SLEEP IN GLORIOUS 720P ON MY PS3

    MY LIFE IS NOW COMPLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETE

    • MrRobbyM

      Don’t you mean 1080p?

      • Zangetsu777

        most PS3 games only go up to 720p

        • MrRobbyM

          1.5, at least the first KH, was 1080p.

          • Zangetsu777

            I see well lets hope they keep with the 1080p trend

      • Luke Blackwood

        I wasn’t sure if the HD remixes were in 720p or 1080p, so I went for 720p because that’s more common. If it’s 1080, all the better <3

  • yellowmage

    The Pete D-Link was in the original English release of Birth by Sleep.

    But yeah, WHOO! I’d better get a move on with I.5!

  • Draparde

    Now this, i’m gonna buy! i just hope birth by sleep has some kinda online multiplayer. that would make my day.

  • Rayshawn Davis

    Can’t wait to get this, day 1 without question! I’ve never played the Final Mix of KH2 or BBS, so this is going to be an unforgettable experience worth investing into. Plus even better, it’ll be great to finally play KH2 on my PS3! TwT

  • Demeanor

    KH2 was a beast of a game, BBS too! Awesome value here, the Ultimate form was pure awesomeness, I still faint when I think about the final battles with the cutscenes in Ultimate form *o*

  • Max

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! Oh YEEEEEEEEEEES!

  • Ronldbx6

    omg I have to get this too. I’m still trying to get the 1.5 HD Remix when I get some money. Finally more Final Mix and also good for people who never got to play birth by sleep because they didn’t have a psp. I had a psp and played the game but I want the final mix version.

  • AkiraScare

    So does that mean there will be the secret pantsu scene in KH2FR just like the old KH2?

    • Wappuli

      You mean the one right at the end? Yes, that is still in the final mix version.
      But they already censored Selphies panties for the HD1.5 so don’t get your hopes too high.

      • AkiraScare

        Really i though they were just to lazy to draw Selphies…. I least i know im not the only one taking peeks (^_^) but i hope they dont censor it its like a little reward before going to the final battle…

  • AkiraScare

    Everytime i hear the theme song i feel like Crying (TT_TT) but i will finally be able to play the only game i wasnt able to play it… Birth by sleep… (TT_TT) miracles do happen (TT_TT)

  • Göran Isacson

    Oooh that orchestral score.

    So. As was expected, they’re grouping Birth By Sleep, KH2 and Re:Coded as a movie. Not too surprised they went that route, Re:coded was… average, pretty much. But on the one hand it didn’t really have THAT much plot on it, at least far less than I was expecting. Wonder how they will convert that games “every world is a different sort of minigame” format to a movie though.

    Also- I do wonder if the Birth By Sleep version is the Final Mix version, with Monstro, Xehanort and Eraqus fully powered up and in their prime. That would be cool to own. Almost as cool as having some kind of “arena” mode in KH2 where you can maybe fight the Organization with say, Riku and Mickey. Unlikely, yes, but a man can dream.

    • brian

      The article and the video do confirm that thing about BBS, unless they’re wrong.

  • brian

    That logo looks like “11.5″ remix.

    • Steven Higgins

      That’s because it’s the roman numeral 2. Square apparently has a fetish for roman numerals. I’m surprised they aren’t “I.V” and “II.V” tbh.

  • Steven Higgins

    Uh, the Pete D-Link was in the original BbS. You got it from the Command Board, I don’t remember exactly how, but I know I have it on all three characters.

    Now if only they would change their minds about not translating X[chi]

    • xAtKx

      Pete wasn’t in the original japanese version.

      • Steven Higgins

        Did not know that. He was in the NA/Eu/Pal Versions and it’s really us who should be exited about it since Japan already got FM. I don’t remember them mentioning the Kurt Zisa and Phantom battles when I.5 was announces and those weren’t in the original JP. version. But, then again, I don’t have an identic memory.

        • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

          See, thing is, we actually got quite a few things Japan didn’t get when we got the KH games– but later on, Japan would then release a Final Mix which would have the stuff international gamers had, as well as extras. That’s why their Final Mixes tended to be with English audio.

          • Steven Higgins

            I know, We got the Phantom and Kurt Zisa fights and (As I know know) the Pete D-Link. That’s my point . Japan didn’t get them or Sepheroth ’till FM, but when I.5 was releasing news, the only things they mentioned were the exclusives from the original FM like the new scenes and MF. Not things that were added into the English version of the original game.

  • Guest

    Am i the only one who doesn’t like the graphics, imo, the characters lighting and shading style/colouring dont work with the backgrounds

  • Jeffrey Thrash

    Couldn’t they at least have waited until I finished Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix in HD 1.5 Remix before announcing 2.5 Remix? So many games, so little time!

  • ShadowDivz

    It’s obvious since KH 3 might be the end of the KH series, they’re trying to milk it as much as possible.

    Whatever i have the originals(on PS2) and now people who don’t have a PS2 can play them!

    HOLY FUCK DOES THAT SAY BBS IN HD?!

    >_>
    *checks wallet*

  • Vash bane

    so we get to fight the armor as well?

  • mike dickson

    *foams from mouth*

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Aqua in HD … like! :D

  • chroma816

    It’s not like this was unexpected (like, at all) but damn Squeenix knows how to make a commercial.

  • http://mizzi-sama.tumblr.com/ Pinkyuu

    these feels…

  • Karn McCloud

    Yes, like 1.5 before it. The whole point of the ReMIXes is to give people who haven’t played some KH titles or want them all on one console a chance to play them (in HD) on a current gen console before next gen brings in KH3.

  • FFmax

    So? A lot of people don’t have money right now for a PS4.

  • Karn McCloud

    You’ve missed my point entirely. It’s not that people don’t WANT PS4 it’s that a lot of people (especially in Japan) already HAVE a PS3 so it makes sense to release the games on an existing console to ensure sales, plus it’s only a HD Remaster of the Final Mix, they’re not completely remaking the games with PS3 (or PS4) level graphics.

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