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**EXP increases by 3/4 the amount it does in Standard and Proud.
 
**EXP increases by 3/4 the amount it does in Standard and Proud.
 
**The save file displays the words "Critical Mode", and in the PlayStation 2's memory card explorer, the save file has an additional symbol.
 
**The save file displays the words "Critical Mode", and in the PlayStation 2's memory card explorer, the save file has an additional symbol.
*[[Limit Form]] was added as an additional [[drive form]], featuring an outfit design similar to [[Sora]]'s appearance in ''{{p|Kingdom Hearts|game}}'', as well as abilities from the original game.
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*[[Limit Form]] was added as an additional [[Drive Form]], featuring an outfit design similar to [[Sora]]'s appearance in ''{{p|Kingdom Hearts|game}}'', as well as abilities from the original game.
*The maximum level for the [[drive gauge]] is now nine instead of seven.
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*The maximum level for the [[Drive Gauge]] is now nine instead of seven.
**A drive gauge is no longer gained from defeating [[Saïx]], and is instead gained from defeating Xemnas.
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**A Drive Gauge is no longer gained from defeating [[Saïx]], and is instead gained from defeating Xemnas.
**The additional drive gauges are awarded for defeating [[Marluxia]]'s [[Absent Silhouette]] and [[Lingering Will]]
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**The additional Drive Gauges are awarded for defeating [[Marluxia]]'s [[Absent Silhouette]] and [[Lingering Will]]
**Defeating Saïx now awards an increase in HP.
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**Sora learns a magnet element from defeating [[Luxord]], rather than [[Xigbar]] in [[The World that Never Was]].
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<!--*Some stats obtained from [[Get Bonus]]es have changed:
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**Defeating the [[Prison Keeper]] in [[Halloween Town]] no longer awards 5 HP.
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**Freeing the [[Cornerstone of Light]] in [[Timeless River]] no longer awards 5 HP.
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**Defeating the Heartless aboard the [[Solar Sailer]] in Space Paranoids no longer awards 5 HP.
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**Sora gains 10 MP from defeating Xigbar, rather than defeating the [[Nobodies]] in [[Betwixt and Between]]
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**Sora gains 5 HP from defeating Saïx in [[The World that Never Was]].
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**Sora gains 5 HP from defeating Xemnas in The World that Never Was.
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**Riku gains 25 HP for defeating Xemnas's Final Form.
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**Sora gains an item slot from defeating Zexion's Absent Silhouette in Olympus Coliseum.
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**Sora gains 10 MP from defeating Larxene's Absent Silhouette in Port Royal.
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**Sora gains an accessory slot from defeating Lexaeus's Absent Silhouette in Twilight Town.
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**Sora gains an armor slot from defeating Vexen's Absent Silhouette in Agrabah.
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**Sora gains an item slot from defeating the enemies at [[Transport to Remembrance]].
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**Donald gains an item slot from defeating Larxene's Absent Silhouette in Port Royal.
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**Donald gains 3 HP from defeating Zexion's Absent Silhouette in Olympus Coliseum, Lexaeus's Absent Silhouette in Twilight Town, Vexen's Absent Silhouette in Agrabah, Marluxia's Absent Silhouette in Beast's Castle, Lingering Will, Nobodies at the Transport to Remembrance.
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**Goofy gains 4 HP from defeating Zexion's Absent Silhouette in Olympus Coliseum, Larxene's Absent Silhouette in Port Royal, Vexen's Absent Silhouette in Agrabah, Marluxia's Absent Silhouette in Beast's Castle, Lingering Will, Nobodies at the Transport to Remembrance.
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**Goofy gains an item slot from defeating Lexaeus's Absent Silhouette. in Twilight Town.-->
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*The [[Puzzle]] mini-game was added, with unlockable items.
 
*The [[Puzzle]] mini-game was added, with unlockable items.
 
*[[Zexion]]'s weapon is revealed to be a book called the [[Lexicon]].
 
*[[Zexion]]'s weapon is revealed to be a book called the [[Lexicon]].
 
*A new section of [[Radiant Garden]] was added called the [[Cavern of Remembrance]], featuring new enemies and treasures.
 
*A new section of [[Radiant Garden]] was added called the [[Cavern of Remembrance]], featuring new enemies and treasures.
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*Sora, Donald, and Goofy now get new outfits in [[Christmas Town]].
 
*Several character models, including both [[Sora]], and [[Roxas]] were updated.
 
*Several character models, including both [[Sora]], and [[Roxas]] were updated.
*Some enemies got new color palettes.
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*Some [[Heartless]] got new color palettes.
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*EX-MODE was added to [[Gummi Ship]] routes.
 
*The countdown for Twilight Town mini-games changed font styles.
 
*The countdown for Twilight Town mini-games changed font styles.
 
*Descriptions for several abilities, weapons, and items were changed.
 
*Descriptions for several abilities, weapons, and items were changed.
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===Enemies===
 
===Enemies===
* [[Roxas]] can now be fought during the story in [[The World That Never Was]] before arriving at the castle.
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*[[Roxas]] can now be fought during the story in [[The World That Never Was]] before arriving at the castle.
 
*The five members defeated in Castle Oblivion can be fought via their Absent Silhouettes, scattered in various worlds.
 
*The five members defeated in Castle Oblivion can be fought via their Absent Silhouettes, scattered in various worlds.
 
*All thirteen members of [[Organization XIII]] can be refought via their [[Data Organization XIII]] battles in the [[Garden of Assemblage]] in the Cavern of Remembrance.
 
*All thirteen members of [[Organization XIII]] can be refought via their [[Data Organization XIII]] battles in the [[Garden of Assemblage]] in the Cavern of Remembrance.
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**[[Protectga]]
 
**[[Protectga]]
 
**[[No Experience]]
 
**[[No Experience]]
*[[Scan]] is now earned for beating Axel the first time rather than for leveling up.
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*[[Lucky Lucky]] and [[MP Rage]] are no longer learned by leveling, and are replaced by Drive Converter, and Damage Control, respectively.
*The order of some abilities gained as [[Get Bonus]]es has been switched.
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*The order of some abilities gained as [[Get Bonus]]es has been changed:
*[[Lucky Lucky]] and [[MP Rage]] are no longer learned by leveling.
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**[[Scan]] is now earned for defeating Axel in [[Twilight Town]] the first time rather than for leveling up.
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**Sora learns [[Counterguard]] rather than [[Dodge Slash]] for defeating [[Cerberus]] in [[The Underworld]].
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**Sora learns [[Aerial Dive]] rather than [[Aerial Spiral]] for defeating completing [[Phil's Training]] on Maniac Mode in [[Olympus Coliseum]].
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**Sora learns Dodge Slash rather than [[Slapshot]] for saving the Medallion from the [[Undead Pirates]] in [[Port Royal]].
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**Sora learns Aerial Spiral for freeing the [[Cornerstone of Light]] in [[Timeless River]].
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**Sora learns [[Finishing Leap]] rather than [[Explosion]] for defeating the [[Blizzard Lord and Volcanic Lord]] in [[Agrabah]].
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**Sora learns Flash Step for defeating the [[Prison Keeper]] in [[Halloween Town]].
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**Sora learns Magnet Burst rather than Counterguard for defeating the [[Hostile Program]] in [[Space Paranoids]].
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**Sora learns Vicinity Break rather than [[Horizontal Slash]] for defeating [[Hades]] in Olympus Coliseum.
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**Sora learns Horizontal Slash rather than [[Summon Boost]] for defeating the [[Grim Reaper]] on the [[Black Pearl]] in Port Royal.
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**Sora no longer learns Finishing Leap after defeating [[The Experiment]] in Christmas Town.
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**Sora learns Explosion for defeating the Heartless aboard the [[Solar Sailer]] in Space Paranoids.
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**Sora learns Slapshot for defeating the [[Nobodies]] in [[Betwixt and Between]].
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**Sora learns Combo Master for defeating the [[Roxas]] in [[The World that Never Was]].
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**Goofy learns Damage Control for defeating Zexion's Absent Silhouette.
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*Abilities on some weapons have been changed:
 
**Lucky Lucky has been replaced with [[Drive Converter]] on [[Sweet Memories]], [[Thunder Boost]] on [[Meteor Staff]], and [[Hyper Healing]] on [[Genji Shield]].
 
**Lucky Lucky has been replaced with [[Drive Converter]] on [[Sweet Memories]], [[Thunder Boost]] on [[Meteor Staff]], and [[Hyper Healing]] on [[Genji Shield]].
 
**[[Defender]] has been replaced with [[Damage Control]] on [[Kingdom Key]], and [[Item Boost]] on [[Nobody Lance]].
 
**[[Defender]] has been replaced with [[Damage Control]] on [[Kingdom Key]], and [[Item Boost]] on [[Nobody Lance]].

Revision as of 23:03, 9 January 2020

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix logo KHIIFM.png
Kana
キングダムハーツII FINAL MIX
Rōmaji
Kingudamu Hātsu II FINAL MIX
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)
Release
March 29, 2007
Flag of Japan.png March 29, 2007

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix is a re-release of Kingdom Hearts II, originally released exclusively in Japan. Like Kingdom Hearts Final Mix before it, it is largely identical to its original counterpart, but features new bosses, additional cutscenes, and extra gameplay features.

The game was announced at Tokyo Game Show 2007 in September 2006 and released on March 29, 2007 alongside Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories as part of the two-disc compilation Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+. It was re-released in 2014 as part of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, which was then re-released as part of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts -The Story So Far-.

Changes

  • The title screen illustration was replaced.
  • Theater Mode was added to the title menu, allowing previously-viewed cutscenes to be watched again.
  • The game can now be saved after completion.
  • Critical Mode was added as an additional difficulty level.
    • Enemies now inflict twice the damage compared to Standard Mode.
    • Damage dealt to enemies is 1.25 times the damage dealt in Standard Mode, except for damage dealt to Mushroom XIII.
    • Roxas begins with 50 AP.
    • Roxas learns Reaction Boost, Finishing Plus, Draw, Lucky Lucky (x2), MP Hastera, and EXP Boost on the Third Day.
    • AP increases by 3 instead of 2.
    • HP and MP increases by half the amount it does in Standard and Proud.
    • EXP increases by 3/4 the amount it does in Standard and Proud.
    • The save file displays the words "Critical Mode", and in the PlayStation 2's memory card explorer, the save file has an additional symbol.
  • Limit Form was added as an additional Drive Form, featuring an outfit design similar to Sora's appearance in Kingdom Hearts, as well as abilities from the original game.
  • The maximum level for the Drive Gauge is now nine instead of seven.
  • The Puzzle mini-game was added, with unlockable items.
  • Zexion's weapon is revealed to be a book called the Lexicon.
  • A new section of Radiant Garden was added called the Cavern of Remembrance, featuring new enemies and treasures.
  • Sora, Donald, and Goofy now get new outfits in Christmas Town.
  • Several character models, including both Sora, and Roxas were updated.
  • Some Heartless got new color palettes.
  • EX-MODE was added to Gummi Ship routes.
  • The countdown for Twilight Town mini-games changed font styles.
  • Descriptions for several abilities, weapons, and items were changed.

Story

  • Dialogue is in English with Japanese subtitles.
    • When viewed in-game, the additional cutscenes were voiceless, with Japanese subtitles.
    • When viewed in Theater Mode, the additional cutscenes featured Japanese voice acting.
  • Thirteen new cutscenes were added.
    • "Taking Care of the Rat" was added to Day 4 in the Prologue, featuring Axel resisting orders from Organization XIII to eliminate Roxas for betraying the Organization, though ultimately complying.
    • "On Sunset Hill" was added to Twilight Town, showing Riku letting Naminé and Axel go for their help in Castle Oblivion.
    • "The Keyblade's Hero" was added to Hollow Bastion, featuring the Organization discussing Sora after confronting him in Hollow Bastion.
    • "Saïx's Message" was added to Twilight Town, showing Saïx discussing his recent encounter with Sora with Xemnas.
    • "The Hidden Room" was added to Hollow Bastion, showing Xemnas making his way to the Chamber of Repose beneath Hollow Bastion castle, where he greets a suit of armor as a "friend."
    • "The Chamber of Repose" was added to Hollow Bastion, showing Xigbar and Zexion sometime before discuss the Chamber of Repose and the Chamber of Sleep.
    • "Let the Fun Begin" was added to Hollow Bastion, featuring the Organization discussing Sora's progress following the showdown in Hollow Bastion.
    • "Those Who Remain" was added to Twilight Town, featuring the Organization discussing Axel's demise.
    • "Roxas" was added to The World That Never Was, showing Xemnas give Roxas his new name when he first joined the Organization.
    • "Good-bye, Buddy" was added to The World That Never Was, depicting a conversation Axel and Roxas have atop Twilight Town's clock tower.
    • "How It All Began" was added to The World That Never Was, showing the battle between Riku and Roxas in The World That Never Was, where Riku ultimately defeats and captures Roxas but submits to the darkness in his heart in the process.
    • "To End It All" was added to The World That Never Was, showing Riku and Sora discuss Sora's promise to Naminé before fighting Xemnas again.
    • "Birth by sleep" was added as an additional secret ending following "Gathering".

Enemies

Equipment

Abilities

Synthesis

Music

Eight new tracks were added to the game, some replacing other songs.

Development and Release

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix was teased alongside Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories in the September 2006 issue of Shonen Jump magazine, released on September 13, 2006.[1] The title was officially announced at Tokyo Game Show 2006 on September 22, 2006, alongside the remake of Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories as part of a two-disc bundle titled Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+.[2]

The game's release date of March 29, 2007 was officially announced in Dengeki on December 28, 2006.[3] Those who pre-ordered copies of the game would get a special book titled Kingdom Hearts -Another Report-, containing information on the Kingdom Hearts series, including characters, new features in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, and a special interview with Tetsuya Nomura titled Director's Secret Report XIII.[4]

References