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Kingdom Hearts Final Mix

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Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Logo KHFM.png
キングダムハーツ ファイナルミックス
Kingudamu Hātsu Fainaru Mikkusu
Developer(s) Square Co., Ltd.
Publisher(s) Japan Square Co., Ltd.
Release date(s) Japan December 26, 2002
Genre Action RPG
Game modes Single player
Ratings CERO:A
Platform(s) PlayStation 2

Kingdom Hearts Final Mix is a Japan reissue of Kingdom Hearts that uses English voice acting with Japanese subtitles among additional in-game features. The PlayStation 2 version of it is exclusive to Japan.

The game was remastered in HD and released as part of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX for PlayStation 3 on March 14, 2013. As opposed to the original Final Mix, the remake features Japanese voice acting in the Japanese release. As part of the collection, it was made available outside of Japan for the first time. It was later released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as part of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.


Many features, plot points, and other miscellaneous elements initially had to be cut from the first Japanese release of Kingdom Hearts due to time constraints. Instead of simply dubbing the game that was made and shipping it internationally as is, the team decided to reintroduce some of this cut content in the international release. Realizing that Japan was left with an incomplete package compared to the rest of the world, the team decided to re-release the international version of the game in Japan. Even more cut content was reintroduced in this version, which the team finally considered feature complete, hence the Final Mix subtitle. Due to a significant amount of English voice lines being recorded for scenes that were not in the original Japanese version, the team elected to not redub the scenes and instead used Japanese subtitles over the English audio. New scenes either used recycled audio or had no dialogue at all.


New features[edit]

Sora's artwork on the start screen.


  • Riku-Ansem's dark discs now damage him when reflected back to him with block.
  • Party Member changes:
    • Leveling tables (which abilities are learned at what level) were overhauled for Sora, Donald, and Goofy, with Sora's leveling tables seeing the most change.
    • Level up stat increases were changed for Sora, Donald and Goofy, resulting in each character having different stats at level 100 compared to the original game.
    • Donald's revival time is 80 seconds.
    • Goofy's revival time is 60 seconds.
  • Keyblade changes:
  • Staff changes:
  • Shield changes:
  • Accessory changes:
  • Ability changes:


Sora battling Unknown in Final Mix.


  • Several new cutscenes and text-box conversations were added to the game:
    • On the second day on Destiny Islands, Kairi can be seen crafting the Wayfinder out of Thalassa Shells, and she explains to Sora what it is in a new text-box conversation.
    • After Sora's fight against Leon in Traverse Town, Riku is shown to be lost in Hollow Bastion, calling out for his friends as Maleficent looks on.
    • After Sora speaks to Kairi in the underground waterway in Traverse Town, Riku is shown lost in the Realm of Darkness after Ansem, Seeker of Darkness took his body. There, he is assisted by King Mickey who reveals that he has the realm's Keyblade.
    • Prior to the Door to Darkness closing, flashbacks of Sora and Riku playing together as children are shown.
    • After Sora defeats Sephiroth, Cloud is seen walking in and beginning a duel against Sephiroth.
    • The Princesses of Heart have new text-box dialogue in the Castle Chapel, commenting on the mysterious portal which leads to the Unknown fight.
    • Prior to fighting the Unknown, he is shown walking into the room and speaking to Sora cryptically and non-vocally. Sora's and Goofy's voice lines in this scene are recycled from the original game.


Changes in worlds[edit]

Special editions[edit]

The Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Platinum Limited came in a box containing the game case, a sheet of eight Kingdom Hearts stickers; a postcard calendar featuring Tetsuya Nomura artwork and—contained in a CD case—a block figure of Sora, part of Square's Minimum Collection; and three can badges. The set costs 8,800 yen.

Depending on what store the game was pre-ordered, customers could get a CD containing tracks from the game, a playing card set adorned with Kingdom Hearts characters and symbols, or a dual Keyblade embroidered necklace.[citation needed]

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