|Kingdom Hearts II|
|Publisher(s)||Square Enix, Buena Vista Games|
|Designer(s)||Shinji Hashimoto, Tetsuya Nomura, Kazushige Nojima, Yoko Shimomura|
|Preceded by||Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories|
|Followed by||358/2 Days|
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|Twitch||Kingdom Hearts II Channel|
|YouTube Gaming||Kingdom Hearts II Channel|
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.