Recently, Roxas voice actor Jesse McCartney has teased that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix will be localized for us non-Japanese speakers. Now, a bunch of information has also been released, particularly with regard to the amount of cutscenes we can expect.
It’s nowhere near Metal Gear Solid’s levels, but Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix will still have a fairly hefty amount of (skippable, mind you) cutscenes, amounting to more than 3 hours worth.
The playable games in the HD remix consist of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (the former being a PS2 exclusive while the latter being a PS2 3D remake of a 2D Gameboy Advance exclusive). The cutscenes will come mostly from events in the Nintendo DS exclusive Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days – it isn’t playable in the HD Remix but the events in it have been converted into cutscenes. The movies are not just upscaled versions of the portable original, but also have voice acting that’s been dubbed to portions that didn’t have any.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix hits PlayStation 3 in Japan on March 14.