HD versions of classic PlayStation 2 titles are all the rage these days, with everything from Resident Evil 4 to Shadow of the Colossus getting a new coat of paint. The newest in the long line of HD remasters is Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, which includes Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories and a compilation film for Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days.
The original Kingdom Hearts was first released back in 2002 to critical and commercial acclaim. By mixing Disney with Final Fantasy, it created a multiverse brimming with nostalgia which has gone on to spawn a series that is now seven games strong. But of course, a lot has changed in the way of graphics over the last decade — and HD 1.5 Remix provides a few gameplay tweaks as well.
To see how the original version of Kingdom Hearts on the PS2 and the HD version of Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix from Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix on the PS3 look side by side, check out the comparison video above.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix was released in Japan on March 14, 2013, for the PlayStation 3. It is scheduled for a Western release sometime later this year. As mentioned previously, it includes the high-definition version of Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix for the PS3. The original version of Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix was released in Japan on the PS2 in 2002.