Kingdom Hearts II 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 the 2002 Disney Interactive and Square
collaboration, Kingdom Hearts, and to Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.
In this game, the protagonist Sora returns to search for his lost
friends, while Organization XIII from Chain of Memories reappears to
impede his progress. All three games feature a large cast of characters
from Disney films and Final Fantasy games. The game was well-received,
earning 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. By March 31, 2007, the game had shipped over 4 million copies
worldwide. A novel and manga series are based on it, as well as an
international version called Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, re-released in
high definition as Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix for the PlayStation 3.
The game was actor Pat Morita's final voice role before his death in
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