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Kingdom Hearts is a series of action-JRPG video games created by Shinji Hashimoto and Tetsuya Nomura, developed and published by Square Enix, in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company.


The games follow the story of a young boy named Sora, the destined wielder of a legendary weapon known as the Keyblade, and his adventures to save the universe and find his close friends Riku and Kairi. Along the way, he is aided by Disney characters Goofy and Donald (under the orders of King Mickey) as they travel to multiple worlds based on various Disney feature films that have been taken over by dark creatures called the Heartless. As the story progresses, new characters are introduced as more of Sora and his friends' destinies are revealed, including their ties to the Keyblade and their battles against Organization XIII and its leader, Xenahort, as well as the looming Keyblade War that awaits them. While the story is mainly centered around original characters, it also serves as a crossover between Square Enix properties such as Final Fantasy and The World Ends With You, and multiple Disney franchises such as the Disney Princesses, films from its animated catalog such as Peter Pan and Big Hero 6, live-action films Pirates of the Caribbean and TRON, Pixar's Toy Story and Monsters, Inc., classic Mickey Mouse shorts like Steamboat Willie, and Winnie the Pooh.

The series has achieved a cult following, largely in part due to its unusual and rather absurd combination, music (both the soundtrack composed by Yoko Shimomura and its theme songs such as "Simple and Clean" by Utada Hikaru), and complex narrative. It has become one of Square Enix's most popular franchises, selling 32 million copies as of 2019, and has spawned an array of merchandise including figurines and collectible cards, as well as a manga adaptation.

List of games

  • Kingdom Hearts (2002, PlayStation 2)
    • Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix (2002, PlayStation 2)
  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (2004, Game Boy Advance)
    • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories (2008, PlayStation 2)
  • Kingdom Hearts II (2005, PlayStation 2)
    • Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix (2007, PlayStation 2)
  • Kingdom Hearts coded (2008-2010, Mobile)
    • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (2010, Nintendo DS)
  • Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (2009, Nintendo DS)
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (2010, PlayStation Portable)
    • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix (2011, PlayStation Portable)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (2012, Nintendo 3DS)
  • Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] (2013, PC)
    • Kingdom Hearts: Unchained χ / Kingdom Hearts Union χ [cross] (2015-2021, Mobile)
      • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (2017, PlayStation 4) (MOVIE)
      • Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road (2021, Mobile)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (2019, PlayStation 4, Xbox One; 2021, PC; TBA, Nintendo Switch)
    • Kingdom Hearts III: Re Mind (2020, PlayStation 4, Xbox One; 2021, PC) (DLC)
  • Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory (2020, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

COLLECTIONS

  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (2013, PlayStation 3)
    (contains Kingdom Hearts, Re:Chain of Memories, and the cutscenes from 358/2 Days)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (2014, PlayStation 3)
    (contains Kingdom Hearts II, Birth by Sleep, and the cutscenes from Re:coded)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (2017, PlayStation 4; 2020, Xbox One; 2021, PC; TBA, Nintendo Switch)
    (contains Kingdom Hearts HD: Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-, and the film Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX (2017, PlayStation 4; 2020, Xbox One; 2021, PC; TBA, Nintendo Switch)
    (a combination of HD 1.5 ReMIX and HD 2.5 ReMIX)
    • Kingdom Hearts - The Story So Far (2018, PlayStation 4)
      (a combination of HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue)
      • Kingdom Hearts - All In One Package (2020, PlayStation 4)
        (contains all three HD collections, plus Kingdom Hearts III)

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