Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Coming This Year

By Sato . May 30, 2014 . 5:15am


Update: Square Enix USA have confirmed that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will be released in North America this year.


Square Enix just shared the latest batch of screenshots for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix, which features Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, along with remastered HD videos from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. 4Gamer gives us a closer look at the new screens.


First up, a look at some screenshots  of the HD collection’s Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix:


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Followed by Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep:


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And finally, a look at a couple cut-scenes in HD from Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded. As previously reported, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will also have new HD scenes.


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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will be released for PlayStation 3 sometime in 2014.

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  • Anon-non


  • John Lawson

    Will the this version include the US improvements?

    • Final Mixes are Japanese remakes based of if the English releases. So yes of course they will. They’ll also have much more than that since the Final Mix variant of Kingdom Hearts games are jam packed with new and unique content.

  • I can’t wait for this game, especially the Birth by Sleep part (plus the Final Mix content, YAY). This game was so perfect.

    • Daniel

      Im so glad this is coming out after the mix i had been hoping they would include BBS in the second since it is the KH game that i havent played that i wanted to play the most

      • David García Abril

        BBS is easily the best game in the franchise. You’re in for a treat! ^^

        • Thefunyarinpa(Hikari)

          I’m excited about playing it for the first time too! :D

  • xanxux

    Hope that in the future this game will be released in Vita also :(

    • It won’t. Nomura has already said that the amount of effort needed for a Vita title would be better used in making a full fledged console title.

      • dragoon_slayer12

        That sucks, having the series on the go is something I’m dying to have, especially the Gummi ships in 2

      • David García Abril

        Plus, the PSVita doesn’t have enough buttons for KH2. :(

        • Lastlight

          But…you’re telling me the vita can’t play an RPG like KH but can play a FPS like BL2 that’s what the touch screen and touch pad is for.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Sora needs new keyblade

    • lackofstyle

      I…..I didn’t even know i wanted this…..I still have a long way to go.

      • KuroRyuu913

        since u have a long way to go, you’d better not lose it.


    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      do you know how awesome the stage and boss fight would be if this happen?!

      • John Diamond

        picture would’ve been better without the cheesy conversation above

        • Steven Higgins

          But then it wouldn’t be KH

      • Rayhan PromisedGallery

        Imagine Sora wearing Kamui

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          …….no man chest

    • Kotori Itsuka

      This….could work if Kill la Kill was disney rela-wait….final fantasy isn’t disney related….I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ANYMORE

  • John Diamond

    woah you mean i dont have to sit by and watch still images and get cutscenes in re:coded??!!?!?

    • Steven Higgins

      Re:Coded is getting the same treatment as Days.

      • John Diamond

        i didn’t play 1.5 remix yet, but 358/2 Days had 3d cutscenes. i thought they just added phones

  • Kornelious

    Wow this is goona be awesome! I’ve been wanting to play the Final Mix version…and now I can in English :D
    And the Re:Coded scenes actually look pretty good, it looks like there will be some fight scenes (Which 358/2 Days was missing a lot of)
    I hope this comes out before the end of the year. Usually there is a release date for Japan announced already so I’m a little worried….But it will be worth the wait!

  • Kotori Itsuka

    This year is going to be awesome. Harem no jutsu in storm revolution, Sword Art Online IF and HF, this, and muuuuch more!

    • Approve*

      • Kotori Itsuka

        Nothing to do about it now though.

  • 하세요

    “Get up on the HD Hydra’s back!”

    • Kotori Itsuka

      no (jk, I used to say that when I got annoyed by Phil)

    • Ni ~Algidus~

      shut up, phil! i’m leveling up the valor form!

  • MaximDualBlade

    Time to challenge the Lingering Sentiment again, and now I understand what the hell he is :D

  • Chogokin

    We knew since the announcement trailer on the playstation blog that it was coming in 2014.

  • Thelastgunstar

    Been holding off on playing 1.5 since I wanted to do a full chronological run. Can’t wait for this! Better pick up DDD before the hype increases its price…

    • Anime10121

      You will ruin a LOT of the series suspense by playing Birth by Sleep first… Plus after playin BBS’s superior battle system first it’ll be hard to go back to the older systems.

      I recommend playing by release, just as I would a series like Metal Gear Solid. If you like the games enough, THEN do a chronological run after completing it in the initial release order.

      • Thelastgunstar

        That’s not really a problem since I’ve finished the majority of these games, sans DDD and Coded.

        • Anime10121

          Oh, ok never mind then, I thought you were new to the series :P
          Carry on then :)

      • MaximDualBlade

        exactly this. I actually love the nostalgia value that KH1 has, but the gameplay is extremely inferior to KH2. I don’t think I could have played 2 before 1.

        Also I think the story progression is worth it.

        • AuraGuyChris

          KH2’s gameplay revolved mostly about button-mashing that it wasn’t fun. KH1’s gameplay was better in comparison.

          • MaximDualBlade

            Good point. I will rephrase it then

            KH2 combats were so damn flashy and easy to perform, that if that is your first time experiencing something so good and easy, that it surpasses the it’s predecessor when it is easier, but not in a guilty kind of easy.

            I will add to my idea, that the final mix version, added a real challenge, and that is critical mode with zero exp. It’s still button mashing, but its a precise button mashing :P

          • Nah, just don’t over-lvl-grind and fight Zigbar and Saix on hard difficulty through “normal” story progression without hardcore grinding of drive forms and such and you’ll see how hard the game can get XD

            I lvl grinded on my file and fought the bosses again (through multiple save files) on my nephew’s file and He didn’t level grind, he just met the “bare minimum” to progress the story…

            Dear god I got my ass handed to me BAD by Zig and Sai… especially Zigbar… dying 30 times in a row was actually FUN! :O

          • DesmaX


          • On my file, fun ^ ^

            On my nephews’s file…

            *&^% that fight…seriously >.<

          • Anime10121

            Xigbar was made EXTREMELY simple by the Jump reaction command. However if you dont use that, THEN he bocomes more difficult.

          • That’s Xaldin I believe you’re talking about. Xigbar is the shooter that teleports all over the damn place and can be a real pain, but still hella fun to fight. :O

          • LightZero

            I really don’t know why people say this. You “button mash” in KH1 too.

          • Anime10121

            It did, but it also had challenge, and for most moves you couldnt just spam x or triangle and pull them off (Ars arcunum, sonic blade, strike raid), you actually had to time your moves. KH2 just requires X and a little taste of Square to do combos, and you can spam Triangle and pretty much never miss a reaction command. KH1’s battle system at the least required a little skill to play, whereas KH2 honestly well….doesnt (well besides the Organization fights and LS).

            In other words, KH2 was style over substance, and KH1m, while flashy, still required a little bit of skill to master (well before FM Leaf bracer and sliding attack).

          • Chogokin

            If KH2 is too easy then why don’t you increase the difficulty level? Playthroughs on critical/level 1 are far more entertaining than other entries in the series.

      • Ni ~Algidus~

        >Plus after playin BBS’s superior battle system first it’ll be hard to go back to the older systems.

        I second this. the deck based, elemental drive, shotlock and finisher systems on BBS turned the combat far more enjoyable than previously installments.

        the only problem was pressing triangle to open the chest and ending up using a card on my first time playing it :V

        • Ronldbx6

          I actually like KH1 battle system. It’s more original.

    • Zack

      DON’T! For the love of god, don’t do this. Play the games in the order they come out. Just trust me… Unless, of course, you’ve already played the games before. If so, you can do as you wish.

  • KH1989b

    never played BPS and really excited for that.

    • Anime10121

      Enjoy it! It’s still to this day my favorite entry even with the visiting the same worlds three times thing! It’s just SO GUD :D

    • Ni ~Algidus~

      I hope you enjoy it! BBS lose only for KH2 in my book

  • chosen105

    Great year for us rpg gamers

    • Ni ~Algidus~

      sad year for my wallet

      • Zack

        Nah, 2.5 HD ReMIX will probably be another $35-40 game – it’s not a $60 triple-A title. C’mon, it’s easy! I just live off ramen for a couple weeks to save up the cash, haha!

        • Arcana Drill

          not if you’re like me or Ni and live where they arent priced at $35-40….. i’m soo poor this year.

          • Zack

            Haha, I’m in the same boat as you guys. I try to get games online if they go for cheaper. But yeah, I wish I was 16 again… I’m about to graduate college already T_T

        • Ni ~Algidus~

          if every game here where i live didn’t get the same price as a AAA It would be easier there’s also the college books.

  • Warboss Aohd


  • Makoto Yuki

    which means KHIII will be at least 2015 or 2016 ;__;

    • Herok♞

      2016 at the earliest, FF XV will most likely be done before KH III and I doubt that it will be out in 2014 with how much we know about it.

    • Arcana Drill

      KHIII already confirmed to be after FFXV, so i guess
      FFXV- 2015
      KH3 – 2016

      • Anime10121

        At the earliest…though with this being SE (and a Nomura directed console game at that), I’m honestly expecting 2017-2018…

    • subsamuel01

      I think it was pretty obvious that KH3 wouldn’t be out for a while.

  • I need that HD Aqua already! HNNNNGGGGGGGGG

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    ahh my 2 fave KH games

  • subsamuel01

    Have to beat 1.5 Remix before this comes out.

  • can someone tell me what they added in bbs final mix?

    • Quizler

      Not much, the English version added a bunch of cool stuff that wasn’t in the Japanese version. Final mix pretty much just gave that to the Japanese. I think all the unversed are different colors and there’s 2 bonus arena fights in final mix, plus a bonus episode where you play as aqua through the realm of darkness.

      • Anime10121

        It IS fun to actually beat up heartless in BBS though! And if you’re not over leveled, its actually kind of a challenge too :)

  • Trinity

    The only thing that would make this better would be if Birth By Sleep got a vita re-release

  • harmonyworld

    Time to 100% KH2 and fail over and over again! :3
    It’s one my favs simply because it’s so fun to play!

  • Samsara09

    I see…was afraid it wasn’t gonna be released for NA this year.But well,that doesn’t mean much,considering 2014 still has 6 months.A more precise release window would be appreciated,especially because this is a remake,not a new project,so to say.

    Pretty hyped for this game.Never got BBS,so this is my chance.Well then,SE,after this game you have no new game to release for PS3 or PS4.What are you gonna do?

    • Anime10121

      They have Murdered: Soul Suspect :P

      But seriously, their forecasts for the year are tame at best, so they probably wont release much outside of KH2.5 and Murdered SS this year… I’m expecting the big shit to start flying next year! FFXV, TR2, Bravely Default 2, etc.

  • Jeffrey Thrash

    Sweet. Kingdom Hearts II and Birth by Sleep are currently my two favorite games in the series, so I am definitely looking forward to playing them again (especially since I sold my PS2 and PSP recently…).

  • Finally the re-release I’ve been waiting for, since the series peaked at part II for me personally.

    BBS being a huge exception to that rule but the lack of 2nd stick camera control really soured the experience for me, so hopefully this plus the HD remake puts the icing on the cake that I didn’t get enough of the first time around ^ ^

  • Slickyslacker

    So, they’re preparing themselves a bit for E3…

  • Ducked

    My two favorite Kingdom Hearts games remastered in HD! It looks so beautiful!

  • Steven Higgins

    I heard that Gilbert Gottfried (English voice of Iago the parrot) is currently recording for a KH title. Since KHIII is so far off I can only assume it’s for this, likely for the Re:Coded cutscenes.
    This information comes from an extremely reliable site.

    • Anime10121

      It’s legit, I saw the tweet before it got deleted

  • David García Abril

    You know? Seeing these screenshots, I think they are visually more appealing than most Console Generation 7 games. And all it took was an HD upgrade.

    Seriously, I wish we obsessed less about realism already.

    • Ric Vazquez


  • mockturtle

    Kingdom Hearts: Haley Joel Osment’s most stable source of income since puberty.

  • Renzo-senpai

    Coming? I thought it was already out O__o

  • Naruto

    Can they just reveal the release date and stop repeating themselves.

    • Anime10121


  • Im just hoping for the trophy hunters like me that difficulty trophies stack. Otherwise welp 20+ playthroughs for BBS HD

  • SoundMatch

    Wonder if that special surprise is gonna do anything with Dream Drop Distance. Maybe DLC to 2.5? All I know is that without 3D fans are gonna be LOST AS HELL.

  • PragmaticSoul

    To be frank I haven’t given a damn about this series since BBS came out in ’09. Haven’t played or followed it since then because the story is a damn convoluted mess. KH is perhaps the source of my Cynicism towards SE.

    That being said… I’m gonna be such a sucker for BBS on PS3. BBS is literally the best game in the series, easily.

    EDIT: I wonder how BBS’s multiplayer will be handled. If it is included, that alone would make it worth full retail price.

    • Ronldbx6

      The story isn’t confusing *If you’ve been keeping up and playing the games. Only people who haven’t say that. I understand the full story just fine.

      • PragmaticSoul

        It is convoluted as all hell for what it is. Convoluted =/= confusing. Convoluted means needlessly complicated, which it is. I understand the story, but it’s still terrible.

  • Aspenharls

    Welp. Looks like I’m no lifing this port as well. KHI HD is the only game I managed to get Platinum Trophy on.

  • Göran Isacson

    My lord. Finny Fun in HD. It… it’s coming. It’s coming, and there is no way my soul can be prepared.

  • Ronldbx6

    I’m guessing this will be released in september or december.

  • JustJam

    I really want to play Birth By Sleep. I have never played it before so I’m definitely getting 2.5 HD just for that game. Hoping that its the same price as HD 1.5 though..hahaha

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