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Kingdom Hearts II
Box artwork for Kingdom Hearts II.
Developer(s) Square Enix
Publisher(s) Square Enix, Buena Vista Games
Designer(s) Shinji Hashimoto, Tetsuya Nomura, Kazushige Nojima, Yoko Shimomura
Release date(s) (Final Mix)
Genre(s) Action, RPG
System(s) PlayStation 2
Players 1
Rating(s)
CERO: CERO A.jpg All ages
ESRB: ESRB E.png Everyone
OFLC: OFLC PG.svg Parental Guidance
Preceded by Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Followed by 358/2 Days
Series Kingdom Hearts
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Kingdom Hearts II (キングダムハーツII Kingudamu Hātsu Tsū?) is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix in 2005 for the PlayStation 2 video game console. The game is a sequel to Kingdom Hearts, which combines Disney and Final Fantasy elements. The game's popularity has resulted in a novel and manga series based upon it and an international version called Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, released in March 2007 as part of the Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+ compilation.

Kingdom Hearts II is the third game in the Kingdom Hearts series. It picks up one year after the events of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. Sora, the protagonist of the first two games, returns to search for his lost friends. Like the previous games, Kingdom Hearts II features a large cast of characters from Disney films and Final Fantasy games. Organization XIII, a group introduced in Chain of Memories, reappears to impede Sora's progress.

The game was well-received and earned year-end awards from numerous video gaming websites. In Japan, it shipped more than one million copies within a week of its release. One month after its North American release, it had sold over one million copies and was the second best-selling game of 2006. By April 2007, the game had shipped over four million copies worldwide.

The Final Mix version of the game was re-released in high definition for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix for the PlayStation 3, along with Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded.

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