Square Enix announced last month at the Tokyo Games Show that both Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories are to be re-released in HD. Director Tetsuya Nomura teased in Famitsu that Kingdom Hearts II might be receiving the same treatment too.
When quizzed about if Kingdom Hearts II will be receiving an HD makeover by Famitsu, Nomura answered: “It’d be unusual if there wasn’t“. Square Enix has yet to officially announce this but it sounds like plans are in motion…
Other details were revealed about Kingdom Hearts 1.5:
-The screen ratio and gauge placement have also been revised.
-Nomura thought of doing a full remake for 358/2 Days , but since it was too late to start work on a new title, it was done in the form of Theater mode.
-The series so far has been scattered on various hardware, by the time new fans came to know Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II was already out.
-“I figured since there were people who had a hard time keeping up with the sequels, we had to start from the beginning with Kingdom Hearts HD,” said Nomura.
-“I also thought that familiar fans might make new discoveries seeing everything in chronological order with the sequels side by side.”
Let’s hope Kingdom Hearts 1.5 is eventually released to the West. As of right now, the game has only been announced as being available only in Japan!