|Genre||Action Role-Playing Game|
|Publisher(s)||NA Square Electronic Arts |
PAL SCE Europe
|Series||Kingdom Hearts series|
|Release Date||Kingdom Hearts |
NA September 17, 2002
JP March 28, 2002
EU November 15, 2002
AUS November 22, 2002
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
JP December 26, 2002
|Kingdom Hearts Wiki|
Kingdom Hearts (キングダム ハーツ, Kingudamu Hātsu) is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square Soft (now Square Enix) in 2002 for the PlayStation 2 video game console. The first game in the Kingdom Hearts series, it is the result of a collaboration between Square Enix and The Walt Disney Company. The game combines characters and settings from Disney animated features with those from Square's Final Fantasy series. The story follows a young boy, Sora, as he is thrown into an epic battle against the forces of darkness. He is joined by Donald Duck and Goofy, classic Disney characters who help him on his quest.
Kingdom Hearts was a departure from Square's standard role-playing games, introducing a substantial action-adventure element to the gameplay. In addition, it has an all-star voice cast which includes many of the Disney characters' official voice actors. Kingdom Hearts was longtime Square character designer Tetsuya Nomura's first time in a directorial position.
The game was praised for its unusual combination of action and role-playing, as well as its unexpectedly harmonious mix of Square and Disney motifs. It received numerous year-end "Best" video game awards, was a dominating presence in the 2002 holiday season, and went on to achieve Sony "Greatest Hits" status.
Kingdom Hearts series
|Main Protagonists||Aqua - Axel - Donald Duck - Goofy - Kairi - Riku - Sora (Roxas) - Terra - Ventus - Xion|
|Main Antagonists||Maleficent - Marluxia - Master Xehanort (Xehanort - Ansem, Seeker of Darkness - Xemnas) - Organization XIII - Vanitas|
|Games||Kingdom Hearts - Chain of Memories - II - coded - 358/2 Days - Birth by Sleep - 3D: Dream Drop Distance - III|
|Remakes||Re:Chain of Memories - Re:coded|
|Other||Kingdom Hearts V CAST - Kingdom Hearts Mobile|