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Kingdom Hearts II

Want to play as Goofy and Donald again? Ah, who doesn’t.

Well, KINGDOM HEARTS II looks set to be developed for the PlayStation 2 and the story will pick up where it ended in the original KINGDOM HEARTS. Fans will see the return of Sora, Kairi and Riku along with many Disney characters and worlds, albeit let’s hope a tad more detailed than last time. However, specific release details are yet to be announced for Japan, North America and Europe.

“We are extremely proud of the success of KINGDOM HEARTS and could not wait for this day to announce the two new titles,” said Tetsuya Nomura, director and main character designer of the whole KINGDOM HEARTS series. “Our development team is very enthusiastic about creating a new chapter in KINGDOM HEARTS history and determined to deliver an even more unique and exciting gaming experience that will appeal to the global marketplace.”

“Buena Vista Games is thrilled to be collaborating with Square Enix once again and continue the KINGDOM HEARTS journey,” said Graham Hopper, senior vice president of Buena Vista Games. “Like KINGDOM HEARTS, the sequels will breathe new life into Disney’s most beloved properties and give fans the chance to experience them in new ways.”

KINGDOM HEARTS -CHAIN OF MEMORIES- for Game Boy Advance and KINGDOM HEARTS II for the PlayStation 2 will be developed under the direction of director and main character designer Tetsuya Nomura, and produced by Shinji Hashimoto and co-producer Yoshinori Kitase.

So there we have it, more frantic pseudo-RPG Disney madness.

Check out our original Kingdom Hearts review here

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