Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX has appeared in the January 24th edition of Famitsu Weekly. Part of it was centered around the 358/2 Days portion of the game. It is said that the total runtime for the cutscenes of 358/2 Days will be around 2 hours and 50 minutes. Thanks to hokano-alt for the information, and to goldpanner for the translations.
KINGDOM HEARTS -HD 1.5 ReMIX: 358/2 Days Info Released, Trophy Support Element For Even the Video Volume
This introduces some points regarding Days being reworked into the Video Volume. There are also statements regarding the sound work of the entire product.
358/2 Days: Changes from the Original Version
~Cutscenes now high resolution
~Voicing recorded for previously non-voiced scenes
~Able to enjoy specific scenes through chapter select
~”Roxas’ Diary” open from the beginning
~”Secret Reports” can be browsed after viewing the videos
~Additional “Character Index” in which you are able to view commentary on the characters
~Obtain a custom PS3 theme after viewing all content
~Trophy support (acquired through viewing content)
In addition to this, there are a great number of screenshots appearing with the article.
~From a comment by 358/2 Days cutscene director Masaru Oka: We created about 100 new scenes in order to be able to get the main story across in video only. We also added voicing, so you will be able to enjoy the subtle expression of emotion that is difficult to convey with text only. Get comfortable before you watch it because in entirety it is two hours and fifty minutes long. I didn’t think that I would be working on the series for this long, but I’d like to go on creating Kingdom Hearts that the fans will love for the next ten years and on into the future.
~From a comment by sound designer Yuki Hirose: We gave 5.1ch sound support to the real-time sections of KH and ReCoM, and recorded additional voicing for Days. On the music front, under the supervision of Yoko Shimomura, various tracks have been rearranged and replaced with live instruments. Please look forward to the sound born anew.