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Two days ago marked the 19th anniversary of the original Kingdom Hearts game's release in North America. And with fortuitous, only slightly delayed timing, I just finished my most recent project: Kingdom Hearts Final Mix cutscenes in 4K! Just like our recent 358/2 Days and ReCoded releases, they have some really cool features: no subtitles, and an additional audio track that has the background music turned off, so you can isolate the dialog/sound effects.
And since this was captured from the PC release I took advantage of a couple texture mods. I used the HD Textures mod by TieuLink to make things look even crisper, and the Vanilla Heartless mod by DaniZaya to restore the Heartless to their original, non-Final Mix color palette. Also of note, the music toggle was made possible by TopazTK's Re-Fixed mod by allowing the game's volume sliders to fully mute the BGM when set to 1). And I personally created a mod to Disable Subtitles.
And finally, the pre-rendered Opening, Ending, and Secret Endings have all been upscaled to 4K using machine learning software (Topaz A.I. Gigapixel V3.1.1). Meaning the overall quality should be higher than in the actual game!
Due to the larger file size of these vids, we couldn't include the option to download all of them at once. You will have to download each individually. Apologies for the inconvenience, but I promise they're worth it ;) You can download these absolutely stunning scenes here:
Kingdom Hearts Cutscenes (4K)(no subtitles)(music toggle)
I'm particularly excited about this release as it's a bit of a turning point for us. From here on, our focus is on high-end videos with the absolute clearest quality. 4K resolution is a huge part of that, but we've also moved on to a new video codec. The H265 codec uses a more complex form of compression, which gives us a massive boost in quality without having unreasonably large files (though don't get me wrong: they're still 3-4 times larger than our 1080p vids).
Unfortunately this makes them a bit less compatible. I highly recommend using VLC Player for viewing purposes. If your video editing software is on the older side (more than 5 years old) it may not support them. If this is the case you'd either need to upgrade your software, find a plug-in that fixes it, or re-encode the videos to H264. If you go with the latter, Handbrake is an amazing video encoder (in fact it's what I used for these cutscenes). It can even preserve multiple audio tracks (which most/all future videos will have, in the form of the music toggle). Just go to the Audio tab in Handbrake and click Add Track>Add All Remaining Tracks for each vid.
Had a lot to cover there lol The next announcement will be more brief.
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Earlier today, a trailer promoting the appearance of Sora in the mobile game 'Final Fantasy Brave Exvius' revealed a couple new seconds of footage from 'Kingdom Hearts III', showing Sora with Master Eraqus's Keyblade. Check it out below:
To celebrate Utada Hikaru's new album scheduled for release in 2018, as well as doing a live tour across Japan in the same year (which she hasn't done since 2006), it has been announced that all of Utada Hikaru's songs from "Automatic" (released in 1998) to her 6th album, "Fantôme" (released in 2016), are now available in music subscription services in various major platforms (such as Apple Music). Spotify, however, will get the songs on January 8th. Included among the songs available are the two main 'Kingdom Hearts' themes, "Hikari/Simple & Clean" and "Passion/Sanctuary".
It appears that North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico) won't be getting the songs on Spotify.
At long last, our cutscene archive is complete. We're finishing things off with the scenes from Kingdom Hearts Final Mix on PS4. I used the new "Theater Mode" that was added to 1.5+2.5 to smooth out a few audio transitions, but that aside, all audio/video was captured in-game.
Make sure to check out the "Extra + Alternate Scenes" file as well. There's tons of bonus content, like summon animations, secret bosses, miscellaneous short clips, and some rare alternate scenes that many of you have probably never seen before.
Oh! And while we're here, if you previously downloaded the cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep - A fragmentary passage -, I suggest you re-download the two scenes "Forest of Thorns" and "Ending". I made some further edits to reduce the stuttering in those scenes.
And that's that. We eagerly await the release of KH3, but for now, do what you will with these vids. Big thanks to @libregkd for updating our Cutscene Archive as it continued to grow.
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