|Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX|
|キングダム ハーツ HD2.5リミックス|
Kingudamu Hātsu HD 2.5 Rimikkusu
|Developer(s)||Square Co., Ltd.|
|Release date(s)|| October 2, 2014|
/ December 2, 2014
December 5, 2014
December 4, 2014
|Genre||Console action role-playing game|
|Game modes||Single player|
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is an HD remaster compilation of the Kingdom Hearts series and follow-up to Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX. It includes full HD remasters of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix. It also includes a collection of cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. It marks the first time Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix is made available outside of Japan. It is exclusively for the PlayStation 3 console.
Changes to all three games include support for various video outputs (480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p) and audio output supported in Dolby Digital 5.1 sound and DTS Digital Surround 5.1. There is now PlayStation 3 trophy support and an unlockable PlayStation 3 theme for each title. In addition, English dialogue to all cutscenes in Theater Mode are available in the Japanese release. Textures were updated, and the music was remastered.
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix features remastered graphics and a completely re-orchestrated soundtrack. All cutscenes, including those that were created for the original Japanese version of the game, are voiced in English. The Absent Silhouettes and their respective Replica Data now use English grunts, laughs, and battle cries, while Roxas's have received more drastic changes to incorporate those of his Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days incarnation, and even some of Ventus's from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. The sounds of Sephiroth's blade strikes have been replaced by those from Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. Drive Forms now include a delay which halts game activity for one to several seconds while the game loads.
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix features HD graphics, and its controls were adjusted for the game's transition from the PlayStation Portable to the PlayStation 3. For instance, the camera can be controlled using the right analog stick, rather than the shoulder buttons. The various environments the player visits over the course of the game are more detailed in appearance, and new sound effects were added to these areas, as well.
In the final cutscene in Terra's scenario, the Lingering Will sprouts a cape to maintain continuity between Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix and its later appearance in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. The Mirage Arena no longer has multiplayer capabilities; to compensate for this, the events and battles it hosts are more difficult, and additional challenges are featured, as well. While the entire soundtrack of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix was re-orchestrated, the only pieces in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix that received any sort of changes were "Dismiss", "It's a Small World", and "Keyblade Graveyard Horizons".
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD Cinematic Story Videos)
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded was featured as over three hours of fully voiced, high definition cutscenes. In addition, it includes character reports. Unlike Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days in Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded features cutscenes from the Disney worlds, as well as battle scenes, and narration by Mickey. Cutscenes were added to better understand the Kingdom Hearts series, including one to connect to Kingdom Hearts χ. An additional secret ending, titled A Will that is Passed on, was added to connect to the events of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.
In October 2013, Tetsuya Nomura said that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will contain more graphical improvements than Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX.
In a column with Tetsuya Nomura featured in Famitsu in March 2014, it was revealed that all recording for the game was finished.
Notes and references
|Kingdom Hearts • Chain of Memories • Kingdom Hearts II • coded • 358/2 Days • Birth by Sleep • 3D: Dream Drop Distance • χ [chi] • Back Cover • 0.2 Birth by Sleep • Kingdom Hearts III|
|Remakes and Remasters|
|Re:Chain of Memories • Re:coded • Unchained χ • HD 1.5 ReMix • HD 2.5 ReMix • HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue|
|Kingdom Hearts Final Mix • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix|
|Non Canon Titles|
|Mobile • V CAST|
|Characters | Heartless | Nobodies | Unversed | Dream Eaters | Replicas | Heart | Soul | Body | Memory | Keyhole | Gate | Keyblade | Light | Darkness|
|Mark of Mastery | Book of Prophecies | χ-blade | Foreteller|
|HP | AP | Munny | Magic | Heart Points | Save Point | Gummi Ship | Cards | Medal | Level | Flowmotion | Jiminy's Journal|