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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (キングダム ハーツ HD 1.5 リミックス Kingudamu Hātsu HD 1.5 Rimikkusu?) is an HD remastered collection of the Kingdom Hearts series, developed by Square Enix for PlayStation 3. It was revealed in September 2012 and released in Japan on March 14, 2013, in North America on September 10, 2013, in Australia on September 12, 2013, and in Europe on September 13, 2013
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX includes both Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Re:Chain of Memories in high-definition and trophy support. Additionally, the collection features Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days in a Theater Mode, spanning 2 hours and 50 minutes of HD remastered cinematics from the original game, as well as new scenes. The 358/2 Days cinematic also has trophy support
Game director Tetsuya Nomura has suggested that an HD-version of Kingdom Hearts II is likely to be created for another collection. On October 14, 2013 Square Enix announced Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX to be released in 2014.
In the original and Final Mix versions of Kingdom Hearts, the command menu had four commands: Attack, Magic, Items, and a fourth context-sensitive slot that varied depending on what the player had targeted, where they were, etc. The command menu has been updated to include "Attack", "Magic", "Items", and "Summons" in the fourth slot, which was originally located as a sub-category beneath the "Magic" menu. The original fourth command has been replaced by the introduction of Reaction Commands from Kingdom Hearts II and are triggered by pressing the Triangle Button. The camera works more similarly to that of Kingdom Hearts II, utilizing the right thumb stick to move the camera and allowing the player to click the R3 button to reset the camera behind Sora, as opposed to the original game which made use of the shoulder triggers L2 and R2 to position the camera. Overall, the gameplay of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix was modified so it would play more similarly to Kingdom Hearts II and Re:Chain of Memories, to create a more consistent play style throughout the series.
The character models from Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, like Sora's, Riku's and Ansem's for example, are used in HD 1.5 Remix as a base for the game's characters. It was revealed in March 2013 in a Famitsu interview, that 66 tracks spanning across all three games (with a majority of them concentrated in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix) have been re-recorded with live instrumentation, as opposed to the original games' use of the PlayStation 2's built-in tone generator for their background music.