North America Getting Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX This Fall

In a fit of unbridled enthusiasm, Kingdom Hearts fans all over the United States cheered when Square Enix officially announced that Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX, a previously Japan-exclusive HD version of Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories for the Playstation 3, will be receiving a North American localization slated for release this fall.

The game had already been announced back in September of 2012 and is currently scheduled to see a Japan release on March 14th. Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX contains graphically remastered versions of both Kingdom Hearts, the original flagship game of the Kingdom Hearts series released for the Playstation 2 in March of 2002, and Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, a 3D version of the 2004 card-based sequel to Kingdom Hearts for the Game Boy Advance that made its way to the Playstation 2 in 2007.

“Are you sure you saw Kingdom Hearts 3 out there? All I see is water.”

This new HD version is also supposed to contain a load of new content, including new abilities and a revamped menu system. Along with the inclusion of the two HD remakes, the remix is also going to include remastered HD version of the cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, which would explain why Roxas’s voice actor Jesse McCartney Instagrammed a photo of a voice-acting session for Roxas late last month, stating that he was “recording for the next chapter”, which most fans thought might be an unofficial reveal for the long-anticipated Kingdom Hearts 3.

Although an exact date has yet to be announced, it is highly likely the remix with arrive during the 2013 holiday season. Stay tuned for more information from Square Enix regarding the official North American release date. Don’t hold your breath for Kingdom Hearts 3, though.

Feel free to check out Ron’s thoughts on what Square Enix and Disney should include in Kingdom Hearts 3 in the meantime.

Source: Square Enix