TGS ’12 Coverage: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix & Browser Game Announced

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix

Square Enix has just announced a Kingdom Hearts HD remix at the Tokyo Game Show that is happening as we speak! So far they have added a teaser site and minor information. So far it’s shown that Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Re:Chain Of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days will receive an HD remake on the PS3! We will add more when more information comes to light!

UPDATE: Square Enix also has announced a Kingdom Hearts Facebook browser game! Here are some details translated by IcyWind14 of Gamefaqs:

KINGDOM HEARTS for PC browsers (tentative name)

The world of fairy tales far.
The world is filled with light that light was wrapped, and a variety of the world’s creator.
Kingdom Hearts source of light, the key to protect it (key) blade.
I believed that as long as there is, the world is in the light of eternity.
However, the strong light cast shadows gave birth to darkness.
Darkness evoke anxiety and fear, the desire.
Darkness hidden in the depths of my heart, and began to spread to the world as chaos.
to pay the spreading darkness, those who wish to make a key light blade that mimics the (key) blade,
I started a round-the-world adventure.

Able to play with the browser of PC, social games for the browser of the first series. Become a hero, customize your avatar, players around the world in a variety of Disney. To expand the game, such as search and collect the material in various locations, such as the battle system to divide the outcome by card collection, a completely new element. How to enjoy as well, such as an enemy, sometimes in cooperation with friends!

UPDATE 2: The official Kingdom Hearts Blog “Message From The Kingdom” revealed that the cutscenes from KH 358/2 Days will be HD in Theater mode while Re: Chain of Memories and KH Final Mix will be full HD remake and will support PS3 trophies! Also the KH Browser game will have a card system with customizable avatars!

UPDATE 3: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix is to be released in 2013 and there are trailers being shown at Tokyo Game Show.

UPDATE 4: Remember the Kingdom Hearts 3D Tron Legacy Play Arts from San Diego Comic Con? They have finally been colored in! Square Enix has also introduced another set of Play Arts this time Sora and Riku’s KH3D clothing! You can check out images below:

UPDATE 5: Thanks to 4Gamer, we have more information on the Kingdom Hearts Browser game! Character designers will be done by Monster Octopus which is the same designer that did Kingdom Hearts Mobile and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy games! It’ll be a simple 2D action game, which everybody will be Keyblade Wielders involved in the Keyblade War.

UPDATE 6: Thanks to they got about a very short clip of trailer footage of KH HD Remix, check it out below:

UPDATE 7: Goldpanner has translated the trailer impressions and summaries of ArikaMiz & FF-Reunion:


♪Dearly Beloved -Reprise-

・A promo vid almost entirely in text. Inserted into the flow of text here and there were screens of the opening movie from KH2, the secret endings ‘Gathering’, and ‘Birth by Sleep’.
The voicing was in English, with Japanese subtitles displayed. I’m sure it’s the same as the outline but I recorded the whole thing in case.

“Far, far away, in a fairy-tale realm…
The realm was filled with light.
That light gave birth to many worlds, enveloping them.
The source of the light, Kingdom Hearts, and the key that protected it, the χblade…
As long as they existed, it was believed that the realm would be in eternal light.
However, just as strong light will form a shadow, darkness was born.
The darkness called up fear, unease and craving.
Darkness, hidden deep in hearts, began to spread throughout the realm as chaos.
In order to drive back the spreading darkness, those who wished for light created Keyblades in imitation of the χblade, and embarked on adventures that spanned the realm.”

・ From the “darkness spread” part, screens of gameplay show.
Exploring Wonderland, Alice and the Cheshire Cat are confirmed.
The way to open treasure chests follows the current trend of throwing the Keyblade and then tapping it. I feel quite sorry for the treasure chests!
As for the screens of battle, there is a fight using the power of a card that has been drawn to confront (?) one enemy Shadow, sort of thing.
By the way, the player used a Limit Form Sora card. It used a Ragnarok-type technique.
Also, I was interested to see a treasure chest behind the Shadow. Field encounter style?

・There wasn’t a logo for the title, just text: Coming Soon

It was basically a long succession of famous scenes and elements.

♪Hikari (orchestral version)

– Images only
Destiny Islands, Kairi and Sora looking at the ocean. From the first game.
It starts off a small screen, but right after it becomes a big screen. No need for the usual frame!

– Text
『KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX』『Japanese Voice Version』

– Speech only
Ansem: “This world has been connected. Tied to the darkness.” From the first game

– Images only
Destiny Island swallowed by the darkness, Kairi disappearing.
Both from the first game

– Image and dialogue
Destiny Islands, Riku who can’t hide how happy he is to be able to leave. From the first game.
Riku: “There’s no use being afraid… I’m not afraid of the darkness!”

– Text
『KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories』

– Dialogue only
Marluxia: “You still haven’t realised? To find is to lose and to lose is to find. That is the way of things in Castle Oblivion.”
From CoM

– Images only
Sora standing in front of Castle Oblivion.
From CoM

– Text
『A new edition of the early second title of the series』

– Images and dialogue
Traverse Town, Sora, Donald and Goofy putting their hands together. From the first game.
Donald: Donald Duck.
Goofy: Name’s Goofy!
Sora: I’m Sora.
Goofy: All for one, one for all!

– Text
『Remastered in HD』

– Images and Dialogue
The lobby of Castle Oblivion, Axel talking to Sora. From CoM.
Axel: “The light within the darkness. You’ve lost sight of it, Sora. You’ve forgotten forgetting.”

– Dialogue
Sora: “It’s found a home with all the friends I’ve made. I’ve become a part of their heart just as they’ve become a part of mine.” From the first game

– Images
Ariel, Peter Pan, Pooh, Beast, Jack, Riku, Kairi appear in succession. All from the first game

・Images and dialogue
Riku Replica, having appeared in front of Riku. From CoM.
Replica: “This should come as a relief, then: I’m a replica of you that Vexen made.”

・Images and dialogue
Ansem standing on Destiny Islands, which has been swallowed into the End of the World. From the first game.
Ansem: “So, you have come this far and still you understand nothing.”

『Play Station 3 Trophy Support』

Ansem: “ Every light must fade, every heart return to darkness!” From the first game

Screens of battle. All from the first game, interface is exactly the same as the first game.
I can’t confirm the shortcuts but I think there were probably three.
The battle locations are Monstro, Agrabah, Neverland and Halloween Town

After showing Sora and Namine on Destiny Islands, Lexaeus, Larxene, Vexen, Marluxia appear in succession.
All from COM.
Right after, it goes straight into the Sora described ↓

・Image and dialogue
Castle Oblivion, Sora protecting Namine. From CoM.
Sora: “These memories that you gave me… In my head I know they’re lies, but they still… feel right. Like my promise. I said I’d protect you…”

・Images and dialogue
Hollow Bastion, Riku holding Ansem back. From the first game.
Riku: “You’ve got to run! The Heartless are coming!”

・Images and dialogue
Sora, blocking the possessed Riku’s Keyblade. From the first game.
Sora: “Forget it! There’s no way you’re taking Kairi’s heart!”

・Images and dialogue
Sora fading away, and everyone trying to stop it. From the first game.
Donald: No, wait!
Kairi: Sora!
Donald: Sora! Come back, Sora!

♪Xion (the formal name is so hard to type so bear with this for now orz)

『And so…』
『KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days HD Remake Theatre Edition』

・Twilight Town, on top of the clock tower.
Axel proposing to Roxas and Xion that they go to the beach. In the original game this was a text conversation, and this is the first time this scene has been voiced.
By the way, I think all of them were sitting in the original cutscene but in this they are all standing.
Axel: I’ve got it!
Roxas: Huh? Got what?
Axel: Let’s go to the beach next time we get a day off.
Xion: The beach? Where did that come from?
Axel: What, don’t you want to go somewhere different for a change?
Xion: …I’ll join you…if I can.
Roxas: Of course you can, Xion.
Axel: You’ll have a blast, trust me.
Xion: Well…all right, sure. Let’s do it.

UPDATE 8: Square Enix has uploaded the TGS ’12 trailer of KH HD ReMIX:

There are more information on Famitsu’s site and you can also check out the teaser site below:

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX

KH HD Remix – Famitsu

Source: 5lipi & FF-Reunion & KHInsider & Message From The Kingdom & @M_Alloc