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Kingdom Hearts - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2002 @ 12:33 a.m. PDT

Kingdom Hearts is the first project from Squaresoft and Disney Interactive. This revolutionary relationship has created an entirely new genre of game - an 'Action RPG' that combines classic Disney characters and worlds with new elements created in the renowned Squaresoft style.

Kingdom Hearts tells the story of Sora, a 14 year old boy whose world is shattered when a violent storm hits his island home. The storm separates Sora from his friends, Riku and Kairi, and they are scattered to strange and unknown worlds.

While searching for his friends, Sora meets Court Wizard Donald and Captain Goofy. They are the protectors of the magical Disney Castle and are on a mission to find King Mickey, who has disappeared in mysterious circumstances. They learn that some sinister creatures - known as The Heartless - are placing all of their worlds under threat. The Heartless are on a mission to recruit Disney villains to help them steal the pure hearts and souls of others. Now Sora must join forces with Donald, Goofy and many more Disney heroes to fight The Heartless and end their reign of tyranny. But his path will not be easy, and before he is able to return home, he will be forced to make the hardest decision of his life…

Kingdom Hearts is an epic tale of adventure, heroism and, ultimately, sacrifice. Squaresoft and Disney invite players to embark on a fantastic journey, explore strange and familiar worlds, meet old and new friends, and make amazing discoveries at every turn.


  • Features over one hundred Disney characters, plus four brand new ones developed exclusively for Kingdom Hearts
  • Real-time battle system combining traditional Squaresoft gameplay with innovative new elements
  • For the first time ever, multiple Disney characters and worlds co-exist in one interactive product
  • Superb action sequences - watch Peter Pan fly, see Tarzan™ swing on vines, swim with King Triton and more
  • Integrated speech, with actual Disney character voiceovers
  • Cameo appearances by FINAL FANTASY characters including Selphie, Tidus and Wakka


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