As expected, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX will be released outside of Japan. I know, it’s just so exciting. Square Enix just couldn’t resist capitalizing on a series that probably should have ended a few years ago. Cynical, me? Well, yes. I mean, it really shouldn’t take 11 years to finish a game trilogy. BioWare told the whole Mass Effect story in less than half that time! But then, this is Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Square Enix, so anything shorter would be absolutely inconceivable.
While the HD remakes sometimes strike me as unnecessary, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is something we could actually use. It brings Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories to the PS3 and marks the first time the former has been released outside of Japan. Kingdom Hearts Final Mix was the ultimate version of Kingdom Hearts, with new equipment, enemies, Ansem Reports and missions. It also offered a super-easy Beginner difficulty level, as well as a standard difficulty level that was slightly more challenging. Naturally, there was a different secret movie too, but that doesn’t matter since we already know it hinted at Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. That means people outside of Japan will be experiencing all of those extras sometime in Fall 2013, as well as improved graphics and HD versions of the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days cutscenes.
Square Enix has not confirmed if the North American version of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX will include Kingdom Hearts X[chi] codes for the browser-based game. Of course, that’s probably because the company hasn’t confirmed the worldwide release of Kingdom Hearts X yet. Give it time.
It also hasn’t said anything about a new secret movie, which is a standard inclusion in Kingdom Hearts games. Beat the game, usually achieving some objectives, and you get to see a special, mysterious segment that hints at activities in the next installment. If it does have one, then I bet Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX‘s secret movie relates to Kingdom Hearts X[chi].
I honestly think that at the rate all these Kingdom Heart spin-offs come out, Kingdom Hearts will be a PS4 game. Of course, that means Square Enix would then have to make an addional Kingdom Hearts 1+2 HD MIX that’s PS4 compatible and release it before the third installment, due to the system’s lack of backwards compatibility.
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