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)

<Story>
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.

<System>
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 KH13.com 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:

KH PC BROWSER

♪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

KH HD
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.”

・Text
『Play Station 3 Trophy Support』

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

・Images
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

・Images
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)

・Text
『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

43 Responses to “TGS ’12 Coverage: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix & Browser Game Announced”

  1. Mrsnow1900 Says:

    HOLY BALLSACK ON A STICK WITH MEATLONGS HANGING OUT DA S/I/D/E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. That iDevice Techy ツ Says:

    The game also mentions a PC browser based game… an MMORPG!??

  3. Kelly Says:

    AWESOME! Better not be a Japan only game! Btw the Famitsu link is broken :<

  4. 1xx7 Says:

    Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix 2014???

  5. Churro Says:

    Fixed. Sorry about that.

  6. Anthony Says:

    Wait…..so KH3 will be for PS4 then? Jesus, Mary and Yensid!

  7. Tektek Says:

    Is that a Google translation for the browster game info…? Dude… Be more professional. =_=

  8. Snackless Says:

    I’m kinda doubting Sony is pushing for a new console so soon. I think they’ll wait till 2015 ish if anything. but i’m no pro, we’ll have to see….

  9. Jordy Says:

    This is great news I can’t wait. kh3 please be next

  10. Kayleigh R. DeGolier Says:

    Oh come on I don’t need more reasons to spend money on my KH addiction. If this comes to America the only reason I’ll buy it is to finally get to play through Final Mix since I already own all three games (COM I have for gba and Re for PS2).

  11. Cody Cameron Says:

    WTF Square Enix?!?!?! This better not be the only Kingdom Hearts thing you announce… WHERE THE F!@# IS KINGDOM HEARTS 3?!?!?! I swear they think we are stupid!

    (Well, I guess the HD remakes on PS3 mean that KH3 will be on the PS3)

  12. doctorpope181 Says:

    Hallelujah! This is amazing news! I’m so glad they’re doing this. As much as I want KHIII, this is way better news lol. One can only hope that maybe 2.5 will include KHII and BBS remasters

  13. Anthony Says:

    Didn’t you hear? the next gen comes out in Dec 2013

  14. Josh Isaac Says:

    OMIGOSH I WANT IT NOW!!! SIGN ME UP!!!

  15. Josh Isaac Says:

    One can only hope. But if they do that (which they will at some point) it would probably be before KH3, unfortunately, because after KH3 they would only want to go forward and not backwards.

  16. Josh Isaac Says:

    Well, if you played KH3D and saw the secret message this would all make sense. And my guess is, that if you complete all 3 games there will be a special/secret ending which will be a preview of KH3!!! Think about it.

  17. Josh Isaac Says:

    I dont think 2.5 would have that cuz BBS is considered KH0. If they make 2.5 it would have KH2 final mix, KH recoded and KH3D.

  18. StarKirby Says:

    oh my goodness, that Google translation is hard on the eyes.. Here’s a better version of the Story:
    “A Realm of distant fairy-tales

    The Realm was full of Light,
    Several worlds were born and enveloped by this Light.
    The Source of this Light is Kingdom Hearts, and the Key that which guards it, The χ-blade.
    As long as they existed, the Realm believed it would remain in eternal Light.

    However, this strong Light gave birth to shadow-casting Darkness.
    The Darkness awakened thoughts of Anxiety, Fear, and Desire.
    The Darkness hidden within the depths of hearts started to spread chaos and confusion across the Realm

    To drive away the darkness, those who seeked the Light created imitations of the x-blade, Keyblades
    and began their journeys around the Realm.”

  19. doctorpope181 Says:

    Or perhaps all 4 :o

  20. Josh Isaac Says:

    mind=blown

  21. Josh Isaac Says:

    There WILL be an english version. Think about the secret message in KH3D. Why would they keep it there if we wouldn’t be getting the game, hm?

  22. Cody Cameron Says:

    Really? I get 3 votes down asking where Kingdom Hearts 3 is? Come on guys, wake up! Square Enix thinks we all are stupid and will buy anything they throw in front of us to the point where they are not making side games… they are just remaking the same games we’ve already played! We, as loyal fans, should be outraged by this! WE WANT KH3!!!

  23. Josh Isaac Says:

    Listen bro, After KH3 they are gonna be all over the place with new games and won’t be doing anything involving the old ones. So what they are doing now is wrapping up everything they have done so far in a pretty bow and saying “bye bye” before making more console titles. I mean to me, I picture this as a sign of moving forward. Something to hold on too while KH3 begins development and maybe even a secret ending reward for completing both games. KH3 will be here, we just gotta do what we always do and wait.

  24. KHULTIMATEFAN Says:

    That’s pretty insightful. That reminds me of the content unlocked between Kingdom Hearts II FM and the Japanese Re:COM. They could throw in a ton of extras, but I’m not getting my hopes up just yet…

  25. Cody Cameron Says:

    But I’m tired of waiting!!! I’ve done everything they’ve wanted us to do; I played Days, I played Birth By Sleep, I played the pointless Re:Coded, and once I get a 3DS, I will play 3D. I know they are trying to wrap things up as much as they can before finishing up. But come on do you guys not see how they are kinda milking this franchise for everything it’s worth? I’m okay with them bringing back the original titles.. but they should stop being so cryptic and just tell us that KH3 is coming along! GIVE US SOMETHING!!!

  26. Yuuki Says:

    Why… WHY! When is part 3 going to come out? It has been 6 years and its frustrating to wait. I understand it takes a long time to make a game but if you can make, re:coded, 358/2 days, birth by sleep, AND Dream drop distance(They are all good btw) then I guess it won’t be hard to make part3…. I’m sorry I just really love this game and I know we all have been waiting ;-;

  27. Mikel A. LaRosa Says:

    So, it was said that Sora’s old KH1 model has been replaced with his updated Re:CoM model. Can anyone confirm this because it is too blurry to see it from the video…

  28. KingdomHeartsUltimateFan Says:

    If such a thing is to come, it will probably come after the release of Birth by Sleep: Volume 2.

  29. Tuxedo Behemoth Says:

    KH3D is KH 0.5, though…

  30. Tuxedo Behemoth Says:

    KH3D is KH 0.5, though…

  31. Tuxedo Behemoth Says:

    I hope so; I want all of the pre-Kigndom Hearts III games to be remastered.

  32. Tuxedo Behemoth Says:

    I hope so; I want all of the pre-Kigndom Hearts III games to be remastered.

  33. Tuxedo Behemoth Says:

    1) To be honest, while I am a little angry at the idea of delaying Kingdom Hearts III (AGAIN), I wonder if this is done specifically to give the developers more time to make Kingdom Hearts III fabulous. (At this point, I wonder if KIngdom Hearts III will have the “Kingdom Hearts” moniker dropped in order to distance itself from the previous games.)

    2) In all seriousness, I want Kingdom Hearts V-Cast to be released either in Kingdom Hearts 1.5 or the inevitable Kingdom Hearts 2.5. I mean, if that game is canon, then such a game should be included. Besides, the graphics will be getting a much needed upgrade (This IS an HD remake, after all.), plus, with the more standard and expanded PlayStation3 controls, the old clunky controls from that game should no longer be a problem.

  34. mccheesey Says:

    They say Final mix but show kh2 final mix will thy both be included?

  35. Drace Says:

    Sorry to destroy your dream, but there is no Birth By Sleep Vol. 2 that will come out. Nomura stated that these pictures in the video were all he wanted to show. He may consider it one day, because there is potential for a BBS-sequel, but he also stated that there is currently no plan for one.

  36. Infinity Says:

    What are you talking about… KH3D takes place after KH2 and Re:Coded, directly before KH3.

  37. Infinity Says:

    Rumored. Also rumored for late 2014, as well as early 2015. There’s been no official announcement for dates. Stop making stuff up, or source information that isn’t a guess/rumor.

  38. Infinity Says:

    Oh well if you’re tired of waiting and have done everything, then I guess they should just hurry up so your entitled self can be happy. I guess you’ll also be boycotting the ReMix since you’re not one of the stupid people who will buy whatever Square-Enix throws in front of you, correct?

    You’re not the only one waiting, or waiting impatiently for that matter. Get over it, find something else to do. You won’t hear any news on KH3 until FFvs13 comes to fruition. Nomura has confirmed this. And yes, you don’t need to point out that they’re milking the franchise. It’s been clear they’ve been doing that for some time now.

  39. Infinity Says:

    Nomura stated that there will not be an updated version of KH3D. Considering that the PSP is fairly outdated, and UMD games can’t be transferred to the Vita, BBS is far more likely to make an appearance on a 2.5 ReMix rather than KH3D. Being considered KH0 really has no substance in this case – Nomura just wants to condense the majority of the games onto a single platform to get rid of the inconsistency of multiple platforms. That would make KH3D the only game not on a ps3 disc, which makes more sense seeing as it’s on a much newer system than what BBS is on.

  40. Roxas21 Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77DUJOgYIvk&feature=youtu.be

  41. Insert Name Here Says:

    Great news, only I’m kinda disappointed for two reasons.
    1) This means KH3 will probably be off set for quite a while
    2) I don’t have a PS3 :(

  42. Do Some Research Says:

    This game right now to appease the KH fans while Versus XIII is being completed. If you haven’t notice, Square has a method to how they release KH Games.

    KH1- 2002 Major title game
    COM- 2004 (on GBA because it’s easier to render than PS2)
    KH2- 2005 Major title game
    RE:COM- 2007 (port to appease fans for next three major games)
    Coded- 2008 (Cell phones because of BBS)
    358/2- 2009 (Worked on by Jupiter because of BBS)
    BBS- 2010 Major Game
    RE:Coded- 2011 (Port for Coded and development work on DDD)
    DDD- 2012 Major Game
    HD 1.5 REmix- 2013 (To Appease fans who are waiting on KH3)

    When Square works on a particularly graphic heavy game with a strong engine, they usually release ports of games or portable games, sans BBS and DDD. I’m sure once Nomura is done rendering his RTEs for Versus XIII, Kingdom Hearts 3 will be in full development.

  43. Tuxedo Behemoth Says:

    10-4.
    /does not know of another way to approve your comment/

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