Localization begins on Kingdom Hearts HD, North American release all-but-assured

  • Posted January 24th, 2013 at 21:20 EDT by Kyle Prahl

Keyblade wielders, World savers, and action-RPG lovers, rejoice! Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is all but confirmed for an eventual North American release, thanks to the tweets of a particular voice actor.

UPDATE: Square Enix has asked KHInsider to remove the video in question, adding legitimacy to its status as a leak for the game's localization.

The performing artist in question is Jesse McCartney, music star and voice of recurring Kingdom Hearts protagonist Roxas. Earlier this evening, McCartney tweeted a photo from inside a voice recording booth, mentioning Kingdom Hearts and his role in voicing the next chapter. Soon after, he posted a brief video of himself while recording battle noises; specifically, the grunts that Roxas emits upon being hit in combat. Unfortunately, the tweet and photo in question have both been removed from Twitter as of this writing, but the video (posted below) was immortalized by KH Insider.

While this isn't technical confirmation of a North American release for the upcoming remaster of Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts RE: Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, the images on the TV screen in the video and the timing of this leak raise little other possibility.

As we wait for more details on this collection, check out these screenshots and this news article about the game. Then, sound off in the comments below with your excitement for this re-release.

 

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Kyle Prahl is PSU's editor-in-chief and a Communications student at the University of Minnesota. If you care about PlayStation or the life of a pale Midwesterner, you should follow him on Twitter.
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