September 10, 2013
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 hd Remix is out, packaging is fantastic
Releasing today is Square Enix’s love letter to their PS2 franchise Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix. The game includes a remastered and retooled, Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (originally only available in Japan), Chain of Memories in HD, and all the cinematic’s from 358/2 remastered in HD. There is a huge amount of content for only $40, but the games are not the best part. The packaging needs to at the forefront of this discussion, it is really clever. The game does not come in your standard PS3 case; instead, the game lies in a 24 page art book that serves as the case. Full of concept art and never before seen sketches by creator Tetsuya Nomura, this case is literally a work of art. I have a gallery below showing off the case and all the beautiful artwork inside. Out of all the HD collections I have this has to be the one with the most love thrown in. Say what you will about the current state of Square Enix, but if this is any indication of how the Final Fantasy X and X-2 collection will turn out, I am very happy to have it already pre-ordered. I am about to go into review mode and review this game, but I wanted to share the outstanding packaging. The game is available at all retailers and runs you $39.99. Below is the launch trailer that Square Enix released today, very happy to get my play through underway.
Kingdom Hearts HD unboxing