Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix uses CG models for 358/2 Days

PlayStation 3 high-def update has character encyclopedia, too.

January 16, 2013 / 08:48 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix‘s Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days theater scenes will include new CG models for Roxas, Axel, and Xion, this week’s issue of Jump reveals.

The upcoming PlayStation 3 title will enable you to watch the fully-voiced story in high-definition. You’ll also be able to play the first Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories in high-definition.

A character encyclopedia has also been added.

Thanks, @Kazu4281.

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  • Neutron15

    Duh, its cutscenes for god sakes, of course they are going to update the CG models, though I wanted a remake of 358/2 days

  • DarthBrian

    Seriously.
    We better fucking get this.

  • hush404

    This is such a random package. I wonder if they’re doing another package that’ll include KH2, maybe BBS or something.

    • EspadaKiller

      That would be the ultimate package, 2 best of KH titles re-mastered in HD. Just awesome.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Nomura pretty much confirmed it when this one was announced. Fami asked him if there would be a 2.5, and he said it would be weird if there wasn’t.

      • hush404

        Sweet. That makes me happy.

  • Ragiacrus

    I haven’t played any KH games since KH2. so that’s 2006! Still waiting for Kingdom Hearts 3.

    • Anime10121

      Then may I ask WHY you’re waiting for KH3? KH2 by itself, left with an extremely satisfying conclusion to the series, with little in the way of loose ends left to tie up. The handheld games (more BBS and 3D, and less 358/2days and coded) are the only reason the series even NEEDS a third entry, and you not playing those will leave you with little reason to even have a need for a third entry, since it will be heavily involved with what happens in Birth by Sleep and Dream Drop Distance.

      Unless you just wanna play the game for the expectedly awesome battle system and Yoko Shimomura OST, in which I can completely understand :)

  • Nightmesh

    I’d rather it be updated models for a remake of days instead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    If SE does not give this to fans outside Japan they have no respect at all for any of them and this whole thing has gone to far. I really wonder if the rumors about them are true and they in fact hate any market outside Japan because they have millions of fans around the world.

    • Budgiecat

      S-E, much like Capcom, EA and Activision this gen, (and sometimes BandaiNamco) have made great strides in trying hard to disappoint fans

  • Bloodios

    So… They showed us a trailer of 358/2 Days, in which the character models have plenty of lo-res textures and then changed their minds and decided to switch them all with CG models instead. That’s kind of odd… but good news regardless. I just hope they would also implement some form of edge-smoothing like MLAA, because I was not impressed by the amount of aliased edges I could spot in the trailer.

    In any case, while this is good news and all, I just hope these guys better not be forgetting to fix those blatant slow-downs of Re:Chain of Memories.

  • http://twitter.com/Nates4Christ Nate

    Why are those guys wearing dresses?

    • Guest

      When trends and fashions don’t make any sense, it’ll be equally senseless to question them. You either acknowledge or simply ignore them completely.

    • Budgiecat

      They’re Emo raincoats

  • Anime10121

    AAAAAAAAANNNNNNND of course Im excite :P

    Man Square needs to hurry and confirm a western release!

  • Potionzmaster

    Why CG models? It isn’t anything the PS3 can’t handle, is it? (I haven’t played Days, I’m just basing this on what we’ve seen in trailers and screens).

  • Prodigy-X

    Cool

  • new_tradition

    Am I missing something? I thought it was pretty obvious that the Days scenes were fully remade from the original DS graphics. What’s so special about this CG otherwise?

    • Bloodios

      Get rid of the lo-res textures which were in the trailer while adding plenty more polygons, I suppose. I can’t know for sure without them providing an example of what these CG models actually look like, though…

  • Budgiecat

    Why go through all that trouble and not just make it a game like they did with Re:Com Memories

    • Nightmesh

      IKR!

    • Bloodios

      That’s just how Square Enix’s pursuit of futility works…

    • Raiyu

      Think he said he wanted to do that but he didn’t have enough time to do so. Probably because of Versus XIII he has his hands full.

      • Budgiecat

        Some other company worked on this though not the Versus team

        • Raiyu

          I’m just repeating what I’ve read. Nomura still has his hands full with Versus, he likes to work on one game at a time.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Wow… CG!!!

    Meh… Not excited now that it’s just a full length movie instead…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Warboss-Aohd/100003803614469 Warboss Aohd

    final mix or regular?

    • Guest

      Finally mixed!

  • PrinceHeir

    awesome!!!