Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix. Square Enix’s marketing department really need to sort out the names they’re giving to the Kingdom Hearts games. Remember the good old days of Kingdom Hearts followed by Kingdom Hearts II?
This latest HD collection is packed with content. The Final Mix version of the first game includes material not seen before in Europe, the console version of Chain of Memories also never made it to these shores before now. A HD compilation of all the cutscenes from the 3Ds game, Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (my personal pick for most poorly-named of the series) is also included.
Form would suggest that a second compilation with KHII will be announced next, possibly including the PSP exclusive, Birth by Sleep. Maybe the Nintendo titles Re: Coded and Dream Drop Distance will get a mention too. So, you never know, we might actually have a clue what’s going on in the story by the time Kingdom Hearts III turns up in 2015. Continue reading Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Launch Trailer
This latest trailer gives us a better look at the Chain of Memories side of this upcoming compilation, namely the card-based combat, which looks a lot more energetic than it sounds. This HD release will include the original Kingdom Hearts game with the previously Japan-only Final Mix content. Chain of Memories was originally a Nintendo GBA title, which was later ported to the PS2, although we never saw a UK release for that one.
The disc also includes a newly crafted video of all the cinematics from the 3DS title 358/2 Days, meaning Sony gamers can start to catch up on the series’ Nintendo wanderings. We’re still a bit annoyed Kingdom Hearts II isn’t on the disc, but with well over 50 hours’ worth of content, we think we’ll cope for a while. Maybe the sequel and Birth By Sleep will get their own release next year?
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix is out September 23rd. Continue reading Kingdom Hearts HD Gets New Combat Trailer
Kingdom Hearts III is going to be ages yet, so why not see what all the fuss is about with a nice HD version of the original. Actually, you’re getting even more than just the first PS2 game. For the first time in the UK, we’re also getting the console version of Chain of Memories. The disc will also include HD cutscenes from the 3DS game, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.
Most HD re-releases of PS2 games are usually only a visual upgrade, but seeing as the code from the original game was lost, everything’s been rebuilt from scratch. This means the devs have had a chance to go back and fix the shoddy camera, which can now be fully controlled with the right stick. Enjoy the trailer after the break, then feel sad that it won’t be out until September 13th.
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