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Submitted by Chrono 1230d ago | news

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix announcement ‘only for Japan’

“The recent KINGDOM HEARTS -HD 1.5 ReMIX- announcement was only for the Japanese market,” a Square Enix rep told Gematsu. (Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, PS3, Square Enix)

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Godmars290  +   1230d ago
This is soooooo not helping outside of Japan....
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Irishguy95  +   1230d ago
Square enix like money, they just don't know how to get it.

Wada's fortune teller was probably involved again
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blitz0623  +   1230d ago
Whatever, it wasn't a great Collection to begin with. The 3 titles I want are KH 1&2 and BBS.
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HammadTheBeast  +   1229d ago
Well, this was a punch in the balls for the rest of the world. I guess they just don't need the money then.
KiRBY3000  +   1230d ago
Square Enix is the biggest troll ever. :I
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NeXXXuS  +   1229d ago
So it's not Kojima anymore? :P
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1229d ago
Don't worry.. you can enjoy final fantasy 13-3
TheLyonKing  +   1229d ago
If you know the story whats stopping you importing it since ps3 isn't disc locked.

I know it is not the same as hearing the english voices but like I said if you know what happens it really is all about gameplay.

As for the people who were waiting for this game to they can catch up on kingdom hearts have fun learning japenese
Bloodraid  +   1229d ago
At least it's just an HD Remake... Fatal Frame 4 was bought out by Nintendo and released only in Japan. Even if it were released worldwide I still wouldn't be able to play it because it's not on a console that I own anymore.
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knifefight  +   1229d ago
It will come outside of Japan.

Square will announce things in its own time, not when some foreign website comes knocking.
princejb134  +   1229d ago
i got 3 letters for squareenix


release this game in the west dammit
square really pisses me off
XxWalksOfShamexX  +   1229d ago
I seriously don't understand their Business as of late.
showtimefolks  +   1229d ago
Lol people it's SE so I am confirming this will be available mid 2013 to rest of the world lol

WADA loves money too much. Right now they want the people n Japan to over pay for this like every game than we will get a cheaper version at 39.99. Also SE will announce at TGD next year KH HD collection version 1.0 which will also be exclusive to Japan. Ly to come it in states

First of all this hd collection makes no sense with the games being included
Than they are saying its for Japan only it's like when there's a bag of money staring at SE they will still make a u turn to go in opposite direction lol
princejb134  +   1228d ago
"Wada likes money to much"?
If he did how come he don't support what his fans want

We asked for final fantasy 7 remake which we all know will sell millions upon millions but did he give it to us NO
Asked for kingdom hearts 3 did he give it to us NO
Asked for versus 13 which was suppose to be released 2 years ago
But instead we got 13-2 and 13-3( coming soon)
showtimefolks  +   1228d ago

he loves money too much and he is extremely stupid? so about my incomplete statement earlier

SE have franchises that fans want games made of but they keep making KH sequels or prequels on handheld

and not sure if FF7 will sell millions i think you over stating it there, many fans will say been there done that before. It will sell well but not those millions you speak of

and versus 13 will be out hopefully before this gens over but i am not counting on it
Carl_Shocker  +   1230d ago
I feel like I'm cracking up inside because I just can't help feel so helpless when Square Enix don't seem to know what the f*** they are doing.

FF7, FF8 and a FF9 remake
FFX HD release date
FF13 Versus release date/official trailer, new gameplay/info
Kingdom Hearts 3
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix in NA/EU
FF Type-0 NA/EU

Yet instead we get more crappy FF13 related stuff....YAY ¬¬

Are they that stupid that they don't know what their fanbase really wants or do they know but are so proud that they don't want to admit FF13 failed sso they are trying to squeeze as much out of the title untill we accept it...well thats not going to happen because FF13 is like Meg from Family Guy, nobody likes her, nobody cares for her and we all want her to shut up.
RmanX1000  +   1230d ago
While i personally enjoyed 13, i think making Lightning Returns NOW was a problem. They shouldve waited A LONG WHILE for that.I do agree they should announce more info on pretty much everything that ISNT Lightning Returns. Although you can kind of assume that since theyre doing the KH collections that there will soon be KH3.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1230d ago
Exactly. I'm having trouble understanding SE decisions once again. Instead of releasing releasing the remix with all KH games included they decided to release it in parts in an obvious attempt maximize their profits, but then they restrict themselves to japan? Which completely throws maximizing profits out the window.

Not to mention all of the games you brought up that most people in NA/EU would rather buy over FF13-3 not releasing.

I just don't understand SE at all.
ZidaneNL  +   1229d ago
But... I actually like Meg.
-MD-  +   1230d ago
Gotta be kidding me.
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Kratoscar2008  +   1230d ago
jajajaj SE is completely out of their minds.
ScubaSteve1  +   1230d ago
i knew it was going to be Japan only oh well import here i come
josephayal  +   1230d ago
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Godmars290  +   1230d ago
Square Enix is officially lobotomized.
AzaziL  +   1229d ago
Squaresoft and Enix have been dead since the merger, knew it was a bad thing then and they've proven it over time.
AznGaara  +   1230d ago
So.. do they not want money?
knifefight  +   1229d ago
It's coming. You really think they're gonna answer a no-name website and pre-empt their own PR plans?
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Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1230d ago
I'm assuming it will come in some form eventually. I just wanna play KH1 in HD and with trophies.
Ranma1  +   1230d ago
I knew you were a Square Enix fanboy.

Admit it, they are a fuc*ed up company
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1230d ago
It's true I enjoy their games. And I don't get why everyone's acting like a KH Collection wont go westward. Obviously they split up the collections to get more money. A great way of getting even more money is releasing it world wide.

I wouldn't say they're Fuc**d up. They're just all about the business. As long as they keep bringing me games I like I don't really care as long as prices don't become outrageous.
Godmars290  +   1230d ago
Not making the initial announcement when they - should - know damn well the news would get out is as disrespectful as breaking up something you're offering another market as a collection.

Nevermind all the BS that been going on surrounding many, many, FF announcements. They need to be upfront and frank, not do the now usual tease and exclude.

Hell, they could put this out - THEN - put out KH2.

@"As long as they keep bringing me games I like I don't really care"

The point being made, that unless you import it and know Japanese, they aren't bringing it to you. That at this point and time, though they could easily say, they're saying that they have no plans to bring it to you.
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cloud495  +   1229d ago
Maybe in the west they will release a full collection with number 2 included.
The Great Melon  +   1229d ago
That's definitely what I am feeling. Remaking games in Japan seems to be somewhat standard. Most of the Final Fantasy games get a initial release then an international release which receives many of the improvements the western releases got.

If they aren't going release remix I hope they bundle the next collection with this one to make a collection that they KNOW will sell over here.
Moncole  +   1230d ago
They will probably release a full collection only on Wii U that releases everywhere, because you know SE.
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KingOptimusOrigin111  +   1230d ago
Its PS3 exclusive keep wishing.
Moncole  +   1230d ago
And ME1 was an xbox exclusive and that going to PS3.
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KingOptimusOrigin111  +   1230d ago
That's Bioware this is Square Enix. Kingdoms Hearts has always been more popular on PlayStation than Nintendo and each Kingdom Hearts game has always released on one specific platform for all regions. This hd collection will be announce for America soon and it will still be a PS3 Exclusive.
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firefoxprime  +   1229d ago
Although I agree KH began with sony, don't be stupid.

Sony: KH1, KH2, BBS, Re:CoM
Nintendo: CoM, 358/2 Days, Re:Coded, DDD

Looks pretty even to me, Bro.
frankiebeans  +   1230d ago
wow i was so excited what a letdown. they will probably be up for sale in the coming years because they have not made anything worth playing in years.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1230d ago
I'm hoping they release a HD collection to NA with both KH1 and KH2.
jambola  +   1230d ago
this actually ruined my night
knifefight  +   1229d ago
Because they're going to announce it when they're ready instead of answering some American website? That really ruined your night?

The game will go abroad without a doubt.
youndamie  +   1230d ago
Guys relax read it again it says Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix Announcement!! only for japan. Keyword "Announcement" I'm pretty sure they will make a EU/US announcement with an English dub trailer.
BlaqMagiq24  +   1230d ago
I guess they don't like our money. Dem bastards.
XXXL  +   1230d ago
Fuck square. Take your ff 13's and jam them up your asses!
BizDaWolf  +   1230d ago
just when I thought square enix was getting back on track......they pulled this s*** makes me want to b**** slap everyone who thought that it was a good idea to make it japan only
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Skate-AK  +   1230d ago
I think it will be a Digital release in NA and EU.
Sevir  +   1230d ago
I'm not gonna take this as confirmation but, IF WADA is really this stupid then Its a very big and missed opportunity! The west has never gotten the full KH experience because the Final Mix editions of the KH games were japan exclusive. Its damn shame. They need to get wada out of Square, before the company dissolves into nothing more than a paper weight company.

Sigh  +   1230d ago
I swear...
sometimes Square Enix is just... argh. I'm hoping it gets localized later down the road but I think someone needs to really give Wada and SE a piece of our minds. Up front.
DivineAssault  +   1230d ago
Thats cuz the west will get the complete set once 2.5 & 3 end up releasing.. Operation Mickey mouse will need to be started
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1229d ago
If it does come to the point where they don't release anything in the West then yes Operation Mickey Mouse will put Rainfall's efforts to shame.
Man-E-Faces  +   1230d ago
Since the PS3 is region free we can still import it, but we don't know if it will have the english dub included. Overall just some very head scratching decisions made this gen by Square I don't see the reasoning on why they neglected the PlayStation brand so much this gen considering it was their main profit platform the previous 2 gens. I am referring to the main console PS3 as the PSP had some quality exclusive games from Square like KH:BBS, Dissidia's, 3rd birthday yes I did enjoy this game.
ZHZ90  +   1230d ago
I think there'll announce it for outside Japan.
MoB21  +   1230d ago

Well, just trying to look on the bright side of things, maybe the US version (if we ever get one) will include KH1, KH2, Re:Chain of Memories, and BBS as well as the HD cutscenes for Days, Re:Coded, and KH3D
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1230d ago
I hope to god this a mistake. OR SQUARE REALLY SCREWED over oversea Fans. Final mix exclusive to japan BS.
Super Taru  +   1230d ago
Wait a minute...!
The rep told Gematsu what he was allowed to say anything beyond what has been already announced. It isn't his business to confirm the existence of the KH 1.5 HD ReMIX outside of Japan.

IMO, all he just said was something more like 'this': "GTFO! Go ask the NA & EU Square-Enix reps for a damn confirmation! Can't you see??? I'm doing my goddamn business, goddamit!!!" xD

So, guys, don't get too upset or anything. We know Wada is only interested in making a profit of our beloved franchises. However, I don't think Nomura-san will not do anything about it. I mean, they put a lot of effort to deliver an HD Collection (or half of one, considering the absence of KHII & KH:BbS), with a remake of all KH 358/2 Days' cutscenes, to the fans. It's only logical to announce it firstly for Japan (it IS a Japanese game after all) and THEN to the rest of the world. Of course, Wada can always act as Wada and blow everything up! Fingers crossed...
MiyagiSPG  +   1230d ago
Square-Enix, not knowing wtf they are doing since this gen started.

Your fans WANT KH on PS3! Not just your Japan fanbase!
Orokana  +   1229d ago
People are stupid.
Read the bloody quote “The recent KINGDOM HEARTS -HD 1.5 ReMIX- announcement was only for the Japanese market,”

Just because it hasn`t been announced outside of Japan, doesn`t mean it won`t happen...
knifefight  +   1229d ago
You're the only one here talking sense.
NBT91  +   1229d ago
I dont even see how anyone could possibly even think otherwise. The most likely KH game to not be released internationally was RE - chain of memories, which was originally a Japan exclusive bundles with KH2FM, and even that got released in the end... There should be no doubt in anyones mind that HD will be released overseas.
Bobby Kotex  +   1229d ago
Also the vast majority of gamers don't care.
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J86blum  +   1229d ago
But why... im not a business mayjor but im sure its not good business move to exclude a reigion or country from a product you're selling.

Then again im bias I suppose, I would like a kingdom hearts HD collection for my PS3.
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