Every now and then, someone will dig back into old booklets and magazines and discover a hidden treasure; a unique piece of artwork or comment from a staff member revealing a precious secret. These things have often been dismissed as not being worth anyone's attention at first glance, but when you come back upon it, it's like discovering a diamond in the rough.
Today's trivia falls within this category, and is brought to you by forum member hemmoheikkinen, who recently flipped through his copy of the Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix+ Ultimania and uncovered some familiar pieces of artwork with comments by Director Tetsuya Nomura. One of these comments caught our eye, and thanks to Zephyr, you can read it below:
I'm really sorry. It was already too late by the time I noticed. I painted the colors of Riku's clothes incorrectly. In order to show my foolishness, it will be posted as it is. For many fans, I'm really sorry.
You're probably wondering what exactly Nomura is referring to. When has Riku been colored wrong? And why was it such a big deal? We've provided some comparison images below.
On the left, you'll see the menu for Reverse/Rebirth in Re:Chain of Memories on the PS2. The menu on the right depicts the menu as show in HD 1.5 ReMix. Notice anything odd? And what if we took a look at the boxart on the PS2 release?
Yes, that's it. It looks like Nomura accidentally colored Riku's clothes wrong in this artwork, and didn't catch it until after the game had already been released in Japan with Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix. Although he was able to fix the mistake for the North American boxart in time, the image within the game remained the same until the HD remaster, released almost 5 years later.
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