|Preceded by||Jak and Daxter|
|Followed by||Jak 3|
|Series||Jak and Daxter|
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Jak II is a third person platform action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation 2 console and is the second installment of the Jak and Daxter series. The game was released in 2003 throughout North America and Europe, where it was titled Jak II: Renegade, and in Japan in 2004 where it is addressed as both Jak II and Jak Cross Daxter 2 (ジャック×ダクスター2 Jakku Kakeru Dakusutā Tzu?). The game is followed up with Jak 3 in late 2004, which finishes the trilogy. The game Daxter serves as a mid-quel, chronicling Daxter's search for Jak.
After discovering both the Rift Rider and Precursor Ring at the end of The Precursor Legacy, Jak and Daxter watch as Samos and Keira test them out back at their home in Sandover Village. When the ring is activated, a large monster appears from within the ring, announcing freedom. The four board the Rift Rider and drive into the ring, knocking the monster back into the portal. The gang continues to ride in the void until an energy spark strikes the Rift Rider and destroys it. The four are separated and fall in various directions and disappear. When Jak and Daxter land, they find themselves in the dystopian Haven City, where they themselves become separated when Jak is captured by Baron Praxis' Krimzon Guards, leaving Daxter stranded in the city.