Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Shines In These Comparison Screenshots

By Spencer . July 30, 2014 . 2:04am

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix arrives in Japan on October 2 with Japanese voiceovers for Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, trophies, an unlockable PS3 theme when you clear Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, and enhanced graphics. Here’s a look at how Square Enix enhanced the visuals for PlayStation 3.

 

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Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix (PS2)

 

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS3)

 

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Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix (PS2)

 

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS3)

 

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Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix (PS2)

 

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS3)

 

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix comes out on December 2 in North America and December 5 in Europe. In the West, a collectable Disney pin is available as a pre-order bonus.

 

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix

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Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

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Kingdom Hearts Re:coded

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  • JMaster3000

    No please, i remember the advertising for KH 1.5 , KH3D models in trailer and cabbage kids models in game.

    • JoshuaMariguez197

      You mean garbage, but Osaka Team said that they have more experience with the HD engine now, which means that they can probably produce better results in the same amount of time.

  • Nicholas Perry

    Really doesn’t seem like they tried as hard to upgrade things this time round.

    A ton of stuff is still obviously using the original textures (Like some of the UI elements, and everything in the stitch picture)

    What’s really troubling is the disparity between the 1920×1080 shots with decent AA (Probably downsampled shots) and the 1280×720 shots that have no AA and look a lot worse http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/khbbs_06.jpg http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/khbbs_05.jpg

    • JMaster3000

      Here’s PSP version upscalled by a lot (x6 native PSP resolution)

      http://puu.sh/axwPE/6d330f905c.jpg

      Textures look better and identical cabbage faces.

      • harmonyworld

        Ughh hate the animated texture face!
        Gosshhh, I thought they’d get rid of that since it was being HD-ified for the ps3, so it would be the high rez face the whole time, but nope!
        My life is a liiiiiie!

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    barbossa has gain teeth

  • D. Collins

    It would be nice if they sold the games individually on the Ps Store. I would love to play Birth by Sleep WIT DAT DUELSHOCK!

    • Ronldbx6

      Who wouldn’t want to take all of them?

  • Land of Green Pasture

    No! Stich! don’t lick Sora! he will got!!…… wet…. okay….

  • RichyGaming

    To be honest, i really don’t see the difference aside from the character models upgraded. It’d be pretty cool if they spiced up the texture. Are there any news about re-made tracks in this one?

  • Kroz

    So many memories, back in the day KH2 was my shit. First game i ever bothered getting 100% in, and even speed ran it at 7 hours, I freaking love this game. All that and i was only in grade school.
    …damn I’m old now

    • Ronldbx6

      Did you ever play the rest of the series?

      • Kroz

        of course, I’ve played and finished every game in the series.

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

          Me too… except Coded. I never finished it.

          • Kroz

            I dont blame ya, I beat the game but I do remember a thing of it…I’d say that one is the weakest of the bunch next to 358/2 days

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

            Hell yeah… though I really enjoyed Days.

    • MaximDualBlade

      You’re not old.

      I also finished the game so many times that skip scene should have become an auto button XD

  • Ronldbx6

    Stitch raping Sora.

  • King Shesh

    KH2 looked really good even on PS2

  • 하세요

    HD underwater musical. Now I’m sold.

  • pokeslob

    screen shots never really do it for me. KH1.5 and FFXHD screenshots, to me, just looked like widescreen versions of the ps2 games. but When I actually played them I was blown away by the smoothness of the gameplay, textures, character models and what have you.

    either way I have mine pre-ordered and I can’t even stand the wait :)

    • Pedro Furtado

      I can hardly feel the new graphics. But it’s pretty lovely when you notice OST changes and those tasty trophies…

      • flower234

        They’re not really new graphics, they’re just the same graphics remastered in hd

        • Pedro Furtado

          Then I can hardly feel the remastered graphics.
          Remasted in HD. Final Fantasy X was remastered in HD but they remade some of the models. Does that mean that all of KH 2 HD graphics are merely higher resolution ports of the old models?

          KH 1.5 had an updated Sora model based on KH3D. So KH2 might have nothing remade? Not like it’s necessary, the game is pretty gorgeous already. Just trying to make sure.

        • Pedro Furtado

          Then I can hardly feel the remastered graphics.
          Remasted in HD. Final Fantasy X was remastered in HD but they remade some of the models. Does that mean that all of KH 2 HD graphics are merely higher resolution ports of the old models?

          KH 1.5 had an updated Sora model based on KH3D. So KH2 might have nothing remade? Not like it’s necessary, the game is pretty gorgeous already. Just trying to make sure.

  • Göran Isacson

    Geoffrey Rush frightens me almost as much as Sora’s expression in the Stitch screenshot. Not quite, but almost. Kudos, graphic designers.

  • Snorlaxation

    Honestly, thanks to Everglow8444 on Youtube, I see all this up-graded graphics stuff in a whole new light, and it’s not a very flattering one. I really do hope they give it there all this time around, cuz they made several false claims with 1.5 remix.

    Don’t get me wrong though, I’ve Loved this series since it was first released, and I was but an impressionable shortstack. No matter what, I’m playing them all.

  • AuraGuyChris

    That Stitch picture is several kinds of wrong.

  • http://www.ihasnowebsitez.com Satonaka CP-Four

    Keep trying SE… keep trying.

    They’re just damn lucky 2 great games are on this HD port/remake and my PS2 just hit the brick otherwise I wouldn’t even bother.

  • Pinwheel

    I have a bit of an issue trusting S-E with HD screenshots after the bullshots people found for 1.5 after it dropped.

  • harmonyworld

    yeeeeaaaah, not gonna pre-order, but I will be getting it when it comes out!
    Looking forward to it!
    Been wanting to replay KH2 for a long time.

  • BleuVII

    I will not be getting this, since I already own all of the games, and I have a Japanese PS2 to play the Final Mix on.

    But if you haven’t played KHII Final Mix, the changes are actually worth it! So much content!

  • Kornelious

    Looks fantastic! Now if we could just get a PROPER collectors edition, I will be happy :)

    • Codex

      I hope so too T____T

  • NANAandLIZZYfanatic

    I like how the HD images are smaller sizes so that they appear to look even better than than bigger non HD ones.

    Oh well, getting the game either way.

  • Rabbit

    That’s great, now where’s my KH1.5+2.5 Bundle US release announcement? Don’t make me settle for a pin!

  • Jeremy Lafferty

    I don’t understand the hate this is getting. I can see a significant difference in texture resolution on the new screenshots. They look much smoother and cleaner. And what were people expecting, a complete overhaul and retexture for two 50+ hour games? If they did that, there’s no way they could release it at a $40 price point. And I’m sorry, if they did have it at a higher pricer point, no matter how much people like the KH series, no one would buy it. Period.

  • Jeremy Lafferty

    I don’t understand the hate this is getting. I can see a significant difference in texture resolution on the new screenshots. They look much smoother and cleaner. And what were people expecting, a complete overhaul and retexture for two 50+ hour games? If they did that, there’s no way they could release it at a $40 price point. And I’m sorry, if they did have it at a higher pricer point, no matter how much people like the KH series, no one would buy it. Period.

  • Ronldbx6

    You never played Birth by Sleep?

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