Kingdom Hearts II

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Kingdom Hearts II
DeveloperSquare Enix
PublisherSquare Enix
SystemsPS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox One
ReleasedPlayStation 2
JP: December 22, 2005
NA: March 28, 2006
AU: September 28, 2006
EU: September 29, 2006
JP - Final Mix: March 29, 2007
PlayStation 3
JP: March 14, 2013
NA: September 10, 2013
AU: September 12, 2013
EU: September 13, 2013
PlayStation 4
JP: March 9, 2017
NA: March 28, 2017
EU/AU: March 31, 2017
Xbox One
WW: February 18, 2020
Added to
museum
PS2: September 17, 2002
PS4: November 16, 2017

Kingdom Hearts II is the second mainline game in the Kingdom Hearts series, and the third overall. It is an action role-playing video game that combines characters and worlds based on Disney films with characters and worlds based on the Final Fantasy series. The Disney characters were licensed by Buena Vista Games to Square Enix, the latter of which was the developer.

Story

Twilight Town

Roxas and his friends Hayner, Pence, and Olette, were blamed for a string of recent thefts. They were blamed by Seifer, Fuu, and Rai for the thefts, but they were actually committed by Nobodies, bodies and minds of the Heartless that were created after a person was consumed by darkness.

Roxas is called by a mysterious voice to Twilight Town's mansion, where he sees a series of drawings created by a mysterious girl known as Naminé. After seeing them, memories flood into his head.

After defeating a mysterious man known as Axel, he sees Sora sleeping in a pod. DiZ tells Roxas that he must be reunited with Sora, after which Roxas is gone and Sora wakes up.

Character origins

Versions

Kingdom Hearts II was released on PlayStation 2 in Japan on December 22, 2005, in North America on March 28, 2006, in Europe on September 28, 2006, and in Oceania on September 29, 2006. The versions of Kingdom Hearts II released in regions outside of Japan had additional content that was not in the original Japanese release, so Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix was released for PlayStation 2, only in Japan, on March 29, 2007. It included the content that was not present in the original Japanese release, as well as additional enemies, cutscenes, and weapons.

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix was included in the compilation Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX for PlayStation 3 in Japan on March 14, 2013, in North America on September 10, 2013, in Oceania on September 12, 2013, and in on Europe September 13, 2013.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX was then bundled as Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX on PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 9, 2017, in North America on March 28, 2017, and in Europe and Oceania on March 31, 2017.

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX was bundled with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue as Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far. It was released on PlayStation 4 in the United States on March 1, 2019, in Canada and Latin America on March 15, 2019, and in Europe on March 29, 2019.

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX was released for Xbox One on February 18, 2020.