Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix localization teased
posted on 01.24.13 at 06:09 PM EST by (@salromano)
Roxas voice actor back in the recording booth.

Jesse McCartney, the voice actor behind Roxas in the Kingdom Hearts series, posted an interesting image on Instagram today.

Jesse McCarney recording Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

“For all you ‘Kingdom Hearts‘ Fans,” he wrote. “Recording the next chapter! #KingdomHearts #Roxas #Gamers.”

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, Square Enix’s September-announced PlayStation 3 update, includes three hours of theater scenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, pictured above, in addition to high-definition upgrades of Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix and Re: Chain of Memories. Put two and two together, and you get “localization.”

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  • Bloodios

    Oh McCartney, you tease *LOL*
    And hell yes to the localization confirmation(?)

  • whiteferrero

    i was expecting it. though i’ll wait for some actual confirmation.

  • xMCXx

    The next chapter? More like the last.
    I’m tired of HD rereleases, I want a sequel.

    • agreed.

    • Thats exactly what Dream Drop Distance was,and it was launched just last year.

      • xMCXx

        Yeah, for 3DS. Thanks a bunch.
        It ain’t a KH3, exactly.

  • Prodigy-X


  • Revorse

    Is there really 3hours worth of cinematics in 358? I don’t recall it being that much.

    • It has WAY more,358 was the one with most worth in content characters story wise.Not only counting Roxas of course,counting the whole Organization plus Riku Naminé and DiZ

      • Revorse

        Ooh. I didn’t know. I might have to look into this.

    • new_tradition

      I just added up the minutes in the original DS theatre mode, and we’re looking at over 45 minutes from just the cutscenes. This is what already exists.

      What’s being done for 1.5 ReMIX is that all the in-game scenes will be fully remade and vocalized as well as upscaling the original cutscenes of 385/2 Days. Plus it’s been mentioned that they’re adding some new original scenes to create a more cinematic flow (maybe we’ll see the characters fight a boss in place of the part where the gamer would fight?).

      Having just shy of 3 hours worth of scenes to cover 358/2 Days actually sounds about right xD


    A video of Jesse McCartney recording.

    • Bloodios

      Good Lord! I instinctively turned volume off at the 13th second before I even had time to process what I heard, but my cousin somehow caught the “strange sound” anyway. You should’ve seen the look on her face…

    • lol, the picture was removed from instagram, lol. He probably got in trouble.

  • KurisuMakise

    Thank you based Jesse, you always come through with a hint/leak, love you <3

  • big drew

    I think that this year is the best year for gamers.

  • Potionzmaster

    Come here… come to papa :D

  • what I am getting sick of is square USA only localizing KH games leaving bravely default, dq VIII 3ds to rot without word

    • Ragiacrus

      I hope they bring over Bravely Default too, I heard alot of good things about that game….my friends who understand Japanese , imported it and tell me it’s really great , so envious!

      • its amazing, and so are the dq’s they leave in japan

        I mean they barely do anything good anyway. But this was the last thing I wanted.

  • new_tradition

    I honestly didn’t doubt a localization, but I can’t help but be even more excited xD

    Trying to figure out what scene that is on the t.v. If we know what part he’s done so far, we could figure out how much recording could possibly be left to do.

    (then again, I’ve been told scenes get recorded in random order too, so who really knows, lol)

  • bebestorm117

    Finally my dreams are coming true…

  • Might as well bundle it with Type-0 SE we already know you shelved it do to PSP sales and Pirates stated by a voice actor who worked on the game.

  • Ragiacrus

    yay a KH to play on console! hopefully we’ll get KH3 in the near future as well…I’m aching to know what happened to Aqua and Terra, Ventus and the other Keyblade masters


    Square Enix….I just might thank you, (and forgive you for Lightning Returns)

  • Finally, will be my first time playing KH1.

    • Anime10121

      really? Well get ready for a ride because while its nowhere near as flashy or wild as Kh2. Its still a fantastic game that outshines most of the ps2 ‘s best.

  • FelixJRPG

    i don’t know if this really is a localization hint or something… but didn’t they say that the japanese version will have dual audio? i think the localization chance for KH series is very high, but i think this recording is for the japanese version… just my thought

    • TimesTicking

      The dual audio will only be the first Kingdom Hearts game, they never said any dual audio on 358/2 Days.

  • will i get it?

    ……probably, az i iz a sucker an’ dere seemz ta be enough alterationz to be justified.

  • This can pretty much mean that the voice acting for Versus XIII is done… he might have got a character in versus also… :D

  • YangTerlupakan

    finally after almost decade KH Final Mix come to US

  • PrinceHeir


    now Bravery Default, Final Fantasy Type-0 and FFX HD Announcement please!