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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, stylized Kingdom Hearts HD II.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, and a collection of remastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded[3]. It marks the first time Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix will be made available outside of Japan.

This game is later followed by the third and final HD game compilation Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The involvement for Dream Drop Distance in the third remix set was first hinted through accessing the credits from the title screen on this game to see different cutscenes from Dream Drop Distance during the credits.

The game was later re-adapted for the Playstation 4 alongside Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX and was released as a single game Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMix.

History

In the credits of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, clips of the games featured in the collection were shown, hinting at the collection. Additionally, when IGN interviewed Shinji Hashimoto about Kingdom Hearts III, he stated that the studio would consider another HD collection if the reaction to the first one was positive enough.

Content

  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD Cinematic Story Videos)

Overall Changes

  • Video output supported in 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p.
  • Audio output supported in Dolby Digital 5.1 sound and DTS Digital Surround 5.1.
  • PlayStation 3 trophy support.
  • Unlockable PlayStation 3 theme for each title.
  • Remastered background music, namely Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix.

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix

  • Remastered in high definition.
  • Dubbing the Final Mix exclusive cutscenes into English with the minor exception of the scenes that were later adapted to Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days in 2009 which instead used archived audio.
  • Using sound effects from Re:Chain of Memories, 358/2 Days and Birth by Sleep for Roxas and the five Organization members that were killed off in Chain of Memories for their new boss battles in the English version.
  • While the English release would retain most of the censorship from the original Kingdom Hearts II release, the scene where Xigbar merged his two Arrowguns into a sniper rifle (which was replaced with him sniping with only one arrowgun in the original english release) is now the only exception.

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix

  • Remastered in high definition.
  • Overhaul of the control system to fit with the Playstation 3's control system.
  • Removal of multi-player features, and the changes to Mirage Arena into a single player challenge.
  • Lessening the difficulty level of the Mirage Arena to account for the changes.
  • Dubbing the Secret Episode-exclusive cutscenes with Aqua's English voice actress Willa Holland.
  • Modifying the final cutscene of Terra's scenario for the HD version to have his armor grow a cape to maintain continuity with Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix.

Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded

  • Remastered in high definition.
  • 3 hours of fully-voiced, high definition cutscenes instead of a full version as like 358/2 Days it would have required a full remake due to both graphics and that Re:Coded also used the Nintendo DS's touchscreen.
    • Unlike with the cinematic version of 358/2 Days there is now voice acting in the Disney based worlds instead of just scenes with texts in most of the worlds. In addition most of the Disney characters (along with the Square Enix character Cloud) that were silent in the original game now have new audio dialogue. There are a few exceptions to this such as Aladdin, Jasmine, and Phil who remain silent.
    • Due to the retirement of Phil Snyder, Joe Ochman had to redub all of Snyder's lines in addition to the new dialogue he provided for Jiminy Cricket.
  • There is also the addition of action scenes in the new cutscenes to portray different fights that Data-Sora gets into, something that the cinematic version of 358/2 Days lacked (excluding the DLC cutscene from the later HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX release).
  • Addition of new material that did not exist in the original, both to extend the storyline, and better connect it as a prequel to Dream Drop Distance.

Development

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.[4]

Pre-order Bonus

Pre-Order Bonus.

On July 24, Square Enix announced a pre-order bonus for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX via the Kingdom Hearts Facebook page. By pre-ordering, one would receive a free, automatic upgrade to the Limited Edition, which would include a collectible pin featuring Sora and Mickey.[5] The pin was revealed to be a Disney Parks Pin Trading Collectible.


Gallery

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix


Kingdom Hearts Re:coded

Promotional

Videos

Trailers

Gameplay

Other Releases

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX

In March 2017, Square Enix released Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX on the Playstation 4 which combines this and game Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX into a single game. Aside from the fact the games now run at 60fps(frames per second), one significant difference in PS4 release is aside from patch updates to fix game glitches, one initial fix is the glitch which II.5 had regarding both Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix where the activating of KHII Final Mix's Drive Forms and BbS Final Mix's D-Link which had a slow load time where the player had to pause for a few seconds to help correct it have been removed, allowing both to be activated easily.

In addition like with Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, the difficulty level PSN trophies of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix can be stacked in the PS4 release. This allows the Proud Mode and Critical Mode trophies to be collected together in a single game by completing it in Critical Mode only.

It was later released again four times. The first re-release was in a combo pack for North America only as part of Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far alongside Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue.[6]. Then the game was released for the Xbox One on February 18, 2020.[7] worldwide. Was later put in another physical boxset alongside 2.8 and Kingdom Hearts III as part of Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package for North America on the PS4 which was released on March 17, 2020[8] which previously was a digital-exclusive PlayStation Store product. Lastly it was released on the PC alongside 2.8, III, and Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory worldwide on March 30, 2021 via Epic Games.[9] A Nintendo Switch digital-exclusive release is currently in the works.[10]

Trivia

  • Though their characters were silent in the original Re:Coded, both Alice and Genie, would be voiced in this version for the first and only known time in the series by their new voice actors Hynden Walch and Jim Meskimen. This is due to Meskimen becoming the new official actor for Genie in 2008 and Alice's original voice actress Kathryn Beaumont retired in 2005 after becoming too old for the role.
  • None of the new voice actors in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix that weren't part of the original game were credited in the games' end credits.
  • In one of the Final Mix-exclusive cutscenes for Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, DIZ is voiced by Christopher Lee. Though Lee did not provide any new dialogue due to being in poor health, as this is one of the cutscenes later adapted to Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, it allowed the archived recording from the English release of the original Nintendo DS release to be used here for this cutscene.

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Notes and references

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Games
Main series: Kingdom HeartsChain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts II358/2 DaysBirth by SleepcodedDream Drop Distanceχ [chi]Unchained χ/Union χ [cross]Kingdom Hearts IIIMelody of Memory
Remakes and others: Final MixRe:Chain of MemoriesII: Final MixBirth by Sleep: Final MixRe:codedHD I.5 ReMIXHD II.5 ReMIXHD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Disney Parks
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Incorporated Films and Shorts
Aladdin/The Return of JafarAlice in WonderlandBeauty and the BeastBig Hero 6CinderellaFantasiaFrozenHerculesThe Hunchback of Notre DameLilo & StitchThe Lion KingThe Little MermaidMickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three MusketeersMonsters, Inc.MulanThe Nightmare Before ChristmasPeter PanPinocchioPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl/Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndSleeping BeautySnow White and the Seven DwarfsSteamboat WillieTangledTarzanToy StoryTron/Tron: LegacyWinnie the PoohWreck-It Ralph
Characters
Main Characters: SoraRikuKairiKing MickeyDonald DuckGoofyRoxasAxel/LeaNaminéXionAquaTerraVentus

Villains: XehanortAnsemXemnasMaleficentPeteVanitasXigbar/BraigXaldinVexenLexaeusZexionSaïx/IsaDemyxLuxordMarluxiaLarxeneTerra-XehanortYoung XehanortXehanort's Guardian
Other Characters: Jiminy CricketAnsem the Wise/DiZYen SidMaster EraqusDilanEvenAeleusIenzoLingering WillHaynerPenceOletteKairi's GrandmaRiku ReplicaJiminy's JournalForetellersMaster of MastersLuxuEphemerSkuldChirithyLauriamElrena
Original Monsters: HeartlessNobodiesUnversedDream Eater
Disney Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts: Queen MinnieDaisy DuckPlutoChip and DaleHuey, Dewey, and LouieMagic BroomsAliceWhite RabbitDoorknobCheshire CatQueen of HeartsCard SoldiersTarzanJane PorterClaytonTerkKerchakKalaSaborHerculesPhiloctetesHadesCerberusRock TitanIce TitanAladdinAbuJasmineGenieCarpetJafarIagoPeddlerCave of WondersPinocchioGeppettoMonstroCleoArielFlounderSebastianUrsulaKing TritonFlotsam and JetsamGlutJack SkellingtonZeroSallyOogie BoogieLock, Shock, and BarrelDr. FinkelsteinMayor of Halloween TownPeter PanTinker BellCaptain HookMr. SmeeWendyCrocodileMerlinWinnie the PoohTiggerPigletEeyoreRabbitOwlRooBeesBeastBelleSnow WhiteCinderellaFairy GodmotherAuroraPongoPerditaDalmatian PuppiesSimbaMushuDumboBambiChernabog
Disney Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts II: Flora, Fauna, and MerryweatherMaleficent's RavenScrooge McDuckMulanLi ShangShan YuHayabusaYao, Ling, and Chien PoThe EmperorLumiereCogsworthMrs PottsChipWardrobePegasusMegaraPain and PanicHydraHorace HorsecollarClarabelle CowClara CluckJack SparrowElizabeth SwannWill TurnerCaptain BarbossaBo'sunJacobyTwiggCursed CrewPrince EricAttinaAndrinaSanta ClausSkeletal ReindeerTimonPumbaaNalaRafikiScarShenzi, Banzai, and EdMufasaKiaraPridelandersHyenasTronMaster Control ProgramCommander SarkKangaGopherStitchChicken Little
Disney Characters introduced in Birth by Sleep: Prince PhillipMaleficent's GoonsDocGrumpyHappySleepyBashfulSneezyDopeyThe PrinceEvil QueenMagic MirrorPrince CharmingJaqLady TremaineAnastasiaDrizellaLuciferGrand DukeGrand CouncilwomanCaptain GantuJumbaExperiment 221Lost Boys
Disney Characters introduced in Dream Drop Distance: QuasimodoEsmeraldaPhoebusJudge Claude FrolloVictor, Hugo, and LaverneKevin FlynnSam FlynnQuorraCLURinzlerBlack GuardsBlue FairyBeagle BoysChernabog's MinionsJulius
Disney Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts χ: Mad HatterMarch HareRazoulRoyal GuardsMauriceGaston
Disney Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts Union χ: SultanSamsonVanellope von SchweetzFix-It Felix Jr.Sergeant CalhounKing CandySour BillCy-BugsHero's Duty Troops
Disney Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts III: ZeusApolloAthenaHermesLava TitanTornado TitanLittle ChefWoodyBuzz LightyearRexHammSargeGreen Army MenLittle Green MenRapunzelFlynn RiderPascalMaximusMother GothelSulleyMike WazowskiBooRandall BoggsChild Detection AgencyTrailer Son and MomElsaAnnaKristoffOlafSvenMarshmallowHansMr. GibbsTia DalmaDavy JonesKrakenCutler BeckettBaymaxHiro HamadaGo Go TomagoHoney LemonFredWasabiLumpyWreck-It Ralph
Disney Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts Dark Road: Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Disney Characters introduced in the manga: CaterpillarChi-Fu
Square Enix Characters: LeonCloudMoogleOthers

Elements
Plot Elements: Kingdom HeartsHeartKeyblade WarDark Seeker SagaMore

Game Elements: Gameplay in Kingdom HeartsMagic

Objects
Sea-salt ice creamWayfinderDoor to DarknessKeybladeX-bladeMore
Locations
Original Worlds: Destiny IslandsTraverse TownRadiant Garden/Hollow BastionDisney Castle/Disney Town/Timeless RiverDive to the HeartEnd of the WorldRealm of DarknessTwilight Town/Mysterious TowerThe World That Never WasCastle That Never WasLand of Departure/Castle OblivionKeyblade Graveyard

Disney Worlds: WonderlandDeep JungleOlympus Coliseum/Underworld/OlympusAgrabahAtlanticaHalloween Town/Christmas TownNeverlandHundred Acre WoodThe Land of DragonsBeast's CastlePort Royal/The CaribbeanPride LandsSpace ParanoidsDwarf WoodlandsCastle of DreamsDeep SpaceLa Cité des ClochesThe GridPrankster's ParadiseCountry of the MusketeersToy BoxKingdom of CoronaMonstropolisArendelleSan FransokyoGame Central Station/Niceland/Cy-Bug Sector/Candy Kingdom

Organizations/Groups
Organization XIIIPrincesses of HeartDisney Villains Council
Songs
"Dearly Beloved" • "Simple and Clean" • "Sanctuary" • Face My FearsDon't Think TwiceMickey Mouse Club MarchSwim This WayPart of Your WorldUnder the SeaUrsula's RevengeA New Day is DawningDestatiThis is HalloweenHe's a PirateBeauty and the BeastBibbidi-Bobbidi-BooIt's a Small WorldNight on Bald MountainWinnie the PoohThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeThe Pastoral SymphonyNutcracker SuiteYou've Got a Friend in MeHealing IncantationPut That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help MeLet It GoDo You Want to Build a SnowmanYo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)A Whole New WorldCircle of Life
Soundtracks
Kingdom Hearts Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts II Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack CompleteKingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack
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