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Kingdom Hearts II Ships

Square Enix and Buena Vista Games, the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company announced today that the highly-anticipated role-playing game, Kingdom Hearts II, has shipped to retailers nationwide. Exclusively for the PlayStation 2, Kingdom Hearts II is the sequel to Kingdom Hearts, one of the top ten best-selling PlayStation 2 titles of all time in North America.

“The creative collaboration between the Disney and Square Enix production teams has resulted in a game that is not only innovative but truly remarkable in scope,� said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games. “With the addition of new worlds from Mickey Mouse’s classic screen debut in ‘Steamboat Willie’ to the current film franchise ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ Kingdom Hearts II covers the spectrum of Disney properties.�

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Kingdom Hearts II follows Sora, Donald, and Goofy on their continuing quest, after the events of Kingdom Hearts. Sora is looking for his lost friend Riku, while Donald and Goofy are searching for their missing king. The story begins in Twilight Town, a quiet burg nestled between night and day. Sora and friends are joined by a vibrant new cast of characters, including the king himself. Together, they will encounter countless dangers in worlds both familiar and brand new.