"It all starts here."
Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX (pronounced & read as 1.5 Remix) is an HD remaster compilation of the Kingdom Hearts series, made in celebration of the series's tenth anniversary. It includes full HD remasters of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories with added PlayStation 3 Trophy support. It also includes a collection of remastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days up-scaled in full HD within the compilation's Theater Mode. It marks the first time Kingdom Hearts Final Mix will be made available outside of Japan, and the first time Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories will be available in Europe and Australia.
The credit roll viewable from the title screen contains cutscene footage from Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts coded, and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep which served to hint towards the games included in the second remix Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX.
|Kingdom Hearts Final Mix|
|Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories|
|Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days|
New features Edit
Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX not only renders the first Kingdom Hearts games in HD, but also updates them to better fit in with the more later installments in the series. For example, Sora, Riku, Kairi, Ansem, and various other character's models have been updated with those from Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. The scripts of the early games have also been revised to be more consistent with the overall plot of the later games.
In terms of mechanics, the controls in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix are more similar to those of Kingdom Hearts II and the "?" command is replaced with a Reaction Command feature. In its place, the fourth command slot will be used for Summons. Cutscenes exclusive to Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, which were either unvoiced or use English voice acting, are dubbed in Japanese, and every cutscene from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, whether it was originally a prerendered scene or used in-game graphics, will be remade for Theater Mode as a 2 hour long film.