Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is a high definition collection of Kingdom Hearts 1, Re: Chain of Memories, and the cut-scenes of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.
The collection lets you replay the origins of Disney and Square Enix’s RPG mash-up, aka ‘Kingdom Hearts before it all got awfully confusing and over-wrought’, before squandering such good will through exposure to a serving of the extended Kingdom Hearts narrative.
The release is significant, however, as it marks the first time that Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories have been made available outside of Japan.
Final Mix brings a host of changes to the mash-up that started all this keyblade and mouse king nonsense, such as new items, weapons, and even difficulties.
Re: Chain of Memories is a nicely jazzed up version of the GBA exclusive card game, though as you can see in the trailer below, this remake bears far more in common to the original game than the portable entry. Again, this is the first time this game will be released outside of Japan.
I have to say that this looks lovely. High Definition can do wonders for a game with a strong sense of style and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (yes, ReMIX, that’s the correct typography) looks exquisite. Simple and Clean indeed. Sure, I’m more a fan of Mickey’s look in Epic Mickey, but it’s not every game you get to have a chat with Jack Skellington followed by abuse from Hercules’ Phil.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX will be available in Autumn 2013 exclusively for Playstation 3.