Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix screenshots

Scenes from Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories.

February 24, 2013 / 10:26 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix

Square Enix has released 44 new screenshots of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, its upcoming high-def remaster collection including Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, Re: Chain of Memories, and theater scenes from 358/2 Days.

Today’s screenshots focus exclusively on Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories. You’ll see Sora, Riku, Castle Oblivion, and card-based battles. View the set at the gallery.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix is due out on March 14 in Japan. A western release has not been announced, but it has been teased.

Share and Discuss
Guidelines
  • xMCXx

    I hope this gets a western release, since RE:Chain of Memories was never released in Europe.

    • http://twitter.com/Cry_Zero Cry Zero

      Id die if they dont release this in europe…

    • 浪黒雷 (Roland G.)

      Servus, haste PSN? Kehre bald nach good old Germany zurück und dann fängt das Frankfurter Studileben wieder an. Zudem bin ich dann wieder mit meiner PS3 online =)

      • xMCXx

        Jo, Sucy heiß ich da. Keine Angst, bin ‘n Typ. xD

        • 浪黒雷 (Roland G.)

          thanks, request ist draußen. meine PSN ID ist identisch mit dem Gematsu username in Klammern. Kennste die wahre Bedeutung von GIRL?
          Guy In Real Life :P

          • xMCXx

            Ha, ja kenn ich. Gibt ja gar keine Frauen im Internet. ; P

    • Drakon

      It has been unofficially announced by the voice actor of Roxas for English version.

      • xMCXx

        Yeah, but that says nothing for Europe, sadly.
        And I don’t want only English voices.
        I want the German dub, like it was in Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2!

  • ShinAsura

    I’ve always wanted to try this but can’t get past the Disney characters

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Let me be the first to tell you that’s a terrible reason! I know a lot of people who feel the same way. But once you play it… Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 are some of the home-iest games I’ve ever played.

      • DesmaX

        “home-iest”…? What’s that supposed to mean?

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          lol, sorry, it’s one of those games where I feel at home when I play it.

          • DesmaX

            Thanks. I get what you mean (I only played the second one)

    • zakou

      What sal says below is true except the “home-iest” part xD i don’t even know what i means, anyways i hate the disney characters but the story in Kingdom Hearts with Sora and the company is amazing, not to mention The Final Fantasy characters.

      I’m not going to lie the Disney characters make this game worse imo, the idea of heartless, nobodies and kingdom hearts could be done without Disney and they could just use FF worlds however the game is still awesome you should really give it a go.

      Also KH1 and 2 are probably the best KH games out of all the other ones followed by 358/2 days and dream distance drop.

      • http://www.squarealliance.com/ Zackasaur

        Not Birth by Sleep? D:

        • zakou

          Lmao totally forgot about that one :3 yeah it’s as good as KH1 and 2.

          • Drakon

            I would rank them from best to worst: 1. KH2 2. KH 1 3. BBS 4. 3D 5.358/2 6. Re: CoM 7. Re: Coded

            • zakou

              Yupp

            • Tetsu

              what about the original chain of memories?

          • http://www.squarealliance.com/ Zackasaur

            Yeah, Birth by Sleep is amazing. <3

    • Bloodios

      Let me me share with you a personal experience of mine. I first found out about Kingdom Hearts when I took my little cousin to Best Buy to get him some games for his birthday. I remember being quite shocked when he picked up the game and asked me to buy it. “You sure? It’s some kid with huge @$$ shoes holding a ridiculously huge key and freaking Disney characters. It looks way too stupid to be fun…”, I told him. Well, we ended up buying it anyway. So yeah, we then went home and he started playing. At some point, it got me curious and I found myself playing the game, and got seriously hooked… I went back to Best Buy, bought another copy for myself and became a huge fan ever since :D

    • AnimusVox

      I can understand that, I don’t like Disney myself but thankfully the Disney world itself isn’t prominent enough to take over the entire series. Though as zakou mentioned they definitely could’ve done without but it still works.

  • 浪黒雷 (Roland G.)

    Striking art direction!
    Oh Nomura, what will you treat those eyes to on Vita and PS4 =)

    • http://www.squarealliance.com/ Zackasaur

      Inorite?

      Nomura games are always the most exciting games.

  • PrinceHeir

    looks ace :D

  • Prodigy-X

    Looks great, now announce a localization date already.

  • http://www.squarealliance.com/ Zackasaur

    I want this so badly…

    Hey, Sal, you should do an article on the recently named Kingdom Heart X [chi].

    Source: http://khinsider.com/news/Square-Enix-Reveals-KHPC-As-KINGDOM-HEARTS-chi-3205

  • kenshee

    I have my misgivings about these HD collections. But I’m a pretty big fan of this series, so I’m still interested!
    my
    question to those with better eyes than me: Have the textures been
    improved? Or the lighting? Or the poly count on the characters?

    Or have they merely multiplied the internal resolution and called it a day?

    I understand that these screens are meant to show how it’d look on the
    vita, but some ps3 resolution screens would REALLY help in judging if
    this has actually been improved…

    I’m just trying to point out
    that this mostly looks like what an emulator on pc can do already. In
    and of itself, there’s nothing wrong with not doing more than just that,
    since an emulator does require a good pc to run ps2 games flawlessly.
    I’m just trying to make the call whether I personally should be excited
    when I own all the games already. (I know about the Days cutscenes,
    that’s a big plus!)

    Again, I’m not saying those
    improvements aren’t there, I just often overlook details in screenshots
    and there’s no side-by-side to compare.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.j.sherwood.1 Tyler James Sherwood

      I’ll tell you that SE has really put work in this HD collection. They are replacing the models of the main character from their KH1 look and putting in the KH3D models. Also the other changes to KH1 in the form of changing the battle style a bit to include reaction command. These reaction commands are gonna be the special commands from KH1 (I.E. strike raid, sonic blade, etc) Also they are updating the camera control to the right stick. Now if you want to see a side by side you can check the main KH HD site http://www.square-enix.co.jp/kingdom/khhd/

      • kenshee

        Thank you very much.
        The gameplay improvements alone sound like they’d be worth it to me. Now I’ll start hoping for a western release along with everyone else :)

    • MrRobbyM

      I found this roaming the internet

      http://i45.tinypic.com/2m3mg0h.jpg

  • Ritsujun

    Waiting for SQEX to announce KH II.5 HD ReMix.

  • Bloodios

    Seriously Square, at least fork up some 720p screenshots… And they have better fixed the dodgy frame rate of Re: Chain of Memories that I saw in the Jump Festa trailer.

  • Raiyu

    Hoping this comes out soon after Japan release, I never got to play the first few Kingdom Hearts games.

  • tubers

    Would have been nice on the VITA.. maybe 2 years from now? xD

    • http://twitter.com/AnthonyFoster5 Anthony Foster

      I’m going to be downvoted for this, but will Vita even be alive two years from now?

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

    Look at does massive feet O_O

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyFoster5 Anthony Foster

    650×366 ? What kind of strange resolution is that?