Release Date: September 17, 2002
Game Platform: Playstation 2
KINGDOM HEARTS was the result of the unlikely (yet highly-successful) pairing of Disney and Square Enix (Squaresoft at the time). The game was met with critical and consumer praise, and spawned the expansive franchise that we know and love today.
The story centers on Sora as he travels through a variety of Disney-themed worlds with the likes of Disney icons, Donald Duck and Goofy. Along the way, players would encounter classic Disney characters, as well as a few iconic Final Fantasy characters for good measure.
The game treated players to a compelling story, fast-paced gameplay, challenging battles, and so much more!
KINGDOM HEARTS HD I.5 ReMIX
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Game Platform: Playstation 3
KINGDOM HEARTS was re-released as part of the KINGDOM HEARTS HD I.5 ReMIX Collection for the Playstation 3. The game had been fully remastered with HD graphics, 30 frames-per-second gameplay, a completely re-orchestrated soundtrack, and Playstation Trophy support.
This release also marked the first time North American gamers could play KINGDOM HEARTS Final Mix, an alternate version of the original KINGDOM HEARTS, previously released exclusively in Japan. This version of the game featured new story elements, weapons, accessories, enemies, boss battles, and so much more!
KINGDOM HEARTS HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Game Platform: Playstation 4
KINGDOM HEARTS Final Mix was released again just a few years later as part of the KINGDOM HEARTS HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX Collection for the Playstation 4. This collection featured all of the games from KINGDOM HEARTS HD I.5 ReMIX, as well as those found in KINGDOM HEARTS HD II.5 ReMIX (both originally for the Playstation 3).
This time around, the game featured even more enhanced graphics, as well as an upgrade from 30 frames-per-second to 60, thanks to the Playstation 4’s superior technical specs. A newly updated set of Playstation Trophies was developed for this version of the game as well.