Kingdom Hearts series
|Kingdom Hearts series|
|Developer||Square, Square Enix, Superscape, Jupiter, h.a.n.d., BitGroove, Success|
|Publisher||Square, Square Enix, Disney|
|Systems||As noted below|
|Released||Video games: 2002-present|
|As noted below|
The Kingdom Hearts series is a Japanese multimedia series consisting of video games, books, comics, films, and music. The series is based on Disney and Pixar films, Disney theme park attractions, the Final Fantasy series, The World Ends with You, and Einhänder.
Fictional character biography
Most games in the Kingdom Hearts series follow Sora, a boy from the Destiny Islands. When his island is consumed by darkness, he is given a weapon called the Keyblade which can unlock people's hearts. If the Keyblade is for darkness, the unlocked hearts go into a realm of hearts known as Kingdom Hearts. If a Keyblade is used for light, it can be used to free hearts so that they can be returned to their bodies.
A person without a heart creates a dark creature known as a Heartless, and the person becomes a Nobody. If a Nobody is formed from completely negative emotions that Nobody can release dark creatures that are known as the Unversed.
A Keyblade also has a secondary power, to unlock and lock the gates between worlds. Because of this, Sora teams up with Donald Duck, a wizard, and Goofy, a knight, to travel across the worlds to fight the Heartless, Nobodies, and Unversed to keep them safe from corruption.
This is made harder by a Keyblade master named Xehanort, who seeks to control Kingdom Hearts, and by Organization XIII, a group of Nobodies who seek to gain hearts and replica bodies in order to become human.
Other playable characters include:
- Riku, Sora's childhood friend and rival: Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, 358/2 Days, Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts III, and Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind.
- Roxas, Sora's Nobody, and a defector of Organization XIII: Kingdom Hearts II, 358/2 Days, and Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind.
- Mickey Mouse, a Keyblade master and the King of Disney Castle: Kingdom Hearts II and 358/2 Days.
- Terra, a Keyblade apprentice to a Eraqus, the childhood friend of Xehanort.: Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep.
- Ventus, a Keyblade apprentice to a Eraqus, the childhood friend of Xehanort.: Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep.
- Aqua, a Keyblade master and former apprentice to Eraqus, the childhood friend of Xehanort: Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, A Fragmentary Passage, Kingdom Hearts III, and Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind..
- Kairi, Sora's childhood friend: Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind.
Kingdom Hearts video games
Kingdom Hearts films
|Title||Developer||System||Release||Added to museum||Notes|
|Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days||Square Enix||PS3
|DS: November 15, 2017||A cinematic remake of the game was included in Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX on PS3 in 2013, PS4 in 2017, and Xbox One in 2020.|
|Kingdom Hearts Re:coded||Square Enix||PS3
|PS4: November 16, 2017||A cinematic remake of the game was included in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX on PS3 in 2014, PS4 in 2017, and Xbox One in 2020.|
|Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover||Square Enix||PS4
|PS4: November 16, 2017||A cinematic retelling of the events of Kingdom Hearts χ from the perspective of the Foretellers. It was included in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.|