Xehanort departs with Eraqus's spirit into the light as Sora closes Kingdom Hearts, sacrificing himself to revive Kairi. But Xigbar Xehanort's right hand is revealed to be the current incarnation of the ancient Keyblade Master Luxu from the time of the Keyblade War who proceeds with the next phase of his mission. The Kingdom Hearts timeline. Gameplay[ edit ] The Kingdom Hearts games contain elements of action role-playing video games with hack-and-slash elements.
The games are driven by a linear progression from one story event to the next, usually shown in the form of a cutscene , though there are numerous side quests available that provide bonus benefits to the characters.
In most games, the player primarily controls the principal protagonist of the series, Sora. Sora is usually accompanied by Donald Duck and Goofy, who are artificial intelligence-controlled non-playable characters that aid Sora in battle. In the first and third game, their behavior can be altered to suit different combat objectives. The games feature real-time combat that incorporates physical attacks, magic, and summonings, though each game handles battles differently. The game also allows for items to be used on the field of battle to heal oneself or one's party members.
Gummi Ships are another common element of the series, which serve as the main mode of transportation between worlds in the games. The gameplay for the Gummi Ship sections is more akin to a rail shooter. In all games, item synthesis is exclusively the realm of Moogles , and so can only be accessed through them.
Once the option in the game is opened, Sora must have collected the needed items for the Moogles to make new things out of. Most synthesis materials are dropped by the Heartless and Nobodies , and but occasionally rarer materials, such as Orichalcums , are found in treasure chests instead. After synthesis can first be accessed, only a few items will be available for the Moogles to make.
However, by creating more items, the Moogles and Sora gain access to lists of items that are more powerful, but also require even rarer materials to make. While there are some changes in how synthesis works in each game, the basic principles remain the same. In Kingdom Hearts, item synthesis is made available after Sora gains the Green Trinity in Agrabah , as he needs it to reach the opening in the ceiling of Cid 's Accessory Shop that leads to the Moogle's shop.
Twenty-five items are available for creation, and can be made as many times as desired as long as the required materials are available; Ultima Weapon is the only exception as it can be synthesized only once regardless of the availability of the required materials. A "Mix" will appear beside items that have been successfully created to help keep track of the items that have been made and those that have not.
After all the items all the 25 items have been synthesized at least once, Sora will officially inherit the title of "Master Synthesist" from one of the three moogles in the workshop the one in the corner and closest to the entrances to the workshop. New lists of potential items are unlocked by making a certain number of items on each of the list before.
List III - Make ten unique items. List IV - Make fifteen unique items. List V - Make twenty four unique items. The English version was released in the United States on January 29, The game, developed by Superscape and published by Disney Mobile with no involvement from Square Enix, features gameplay akin to the first Kingdom Hearts game, modified for the input method of mobile phones. The game's storyline features Sora struggling to free himself from a nightmare induced by Maleficent's magic.
Kingdom Hearts Mobile is a Kingdom Hearts-themed social game in which players can play mini-games together. The service operates in conjunction with Kingdom Hearts coded—new avatar costumes become available after the player completes an episode of Kingdom Hearts coded.
Kingdom Hearts-related media such as wallpapers, ringtones, graphics, and other items can be purchased and downloaded through the service for mobile phones.
It was announced at the Square Enix E3 press conference, releasing exclusively for iOS and Android mobile devices. This is the first game in the Kingdom Hearts series to adopt a new artistic style for the series, by opting for a two dimensional, Chibi-like storybook visual as opposed to the standardized polygonal, cel-shaded Kingdom Hearts engine for console and handhelds. The story is based in the most distantly canonical past of the Kingdom Hearts timeline, during the age of the Keyblade War known as the "Age of Fairytales".
You create a customized player character that has the option of choosing one of five factions Unicornis, Anguis, Leopardos, Vulpeus and Ursus that is tasked to gather light Lux from various Disney worlds and protect these worlds from the darkness. The collection includes remastered version of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Re:Chain of Memories, which include gameplay enhancements and trophy supports.
The collection was released in North America on September 10, , in Australia on September 12, , and in Europe on September 13, Nomura himself has admitted that it would be "pretty unnatural" for there not to be a 2. The collection was released globally in , exclusively for the PlayStation 3. The game was released in Japan on January 12, in Japan and the rest of the world on January 24, Kingdom Hearts HD 1. Unlike the original PS3 combo pack, it was only released on one disc.
As Sora, Donald , and Goofy awake from their year-long slumber. After meeting Pete , a new villain, and speaking with Yen Sid , the party is informed that they must once again visit many worlds to protect them from both the Heartless and the Nobodies in an attempt to stop Organization XIII.
These include both old but greatly changed places, like Hollow Bastion , and brand new worlds the party has never encountered before. In the course of their travels, the Heartless, headed by a revived Maleficent and the Organization, regain power, eventually forcing Sora to battle a massive army of Heartless that are attacking Hollow Bastion.
They also learn that Xehanort was an apprentice of the real Ansem , who is missing. After the battle, Xemnas appears and reveals their ultimate goal: the Nobodies plan to create another Kingdom Hearts , a doorway to the heart of all worlds that will presumably allow the Nobodies to get their hearts back.
After confronting and defeating more members of the Organization, Sora goes to the World That Never Was to settle the score with the Organization for good; he also finally reunites with his friends Riku and Kairi. In the end, only Xemnas is left of the original thirteen members. Sora and Riku unite to defeat him, and his new Kingdom Hearts is closed. Sora and the others are returned to their homeworld of Destiny Islands. Although Sora has to say goodbye to Donald and Goofy, he knows in his heart that true friends are never gone.
They proceed to read the letter, but the contents are left unrevealed until Kingdom Hearts coded. While the core gameplay remains mostly the same, new features have been added to improve the experience. In addition, there are new and revamped Abilities, as well as special abilities, such as Glide, that can only be gained by leveling Sora's Drive Forms.
Another thing to notice is that in order to defeat a boss, a combo finisher must be executed.The graphics and characters of each worlds were designed to resemble the artwork style of each Disney films. Final Mix includes the content from the North American release and additional enemies, cutscenes, and weapons. List IV - Make fifteen unique items. Once Roxas acquires the Novice Rank on Day 26, following Mission 14 , the Moogle will be open for business, including synthesis.
Disney characters In addition to the Disney characters that return from Kingdom Hearts, there are also characters from several Disney features making their Kingdom Hearts debut, most notably characters from the previously unexplored worlds of Mulan, The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Tron, as well as a world dedicated to Disney's older black-and-white works, Timeless River.
Completing these tasks results in small bonus prizes for Roxas, usually rare synthesis materials, but is entirely optional.
He has stated that with speculation, even though a game gets old, people can still be happy with it. Unlike the original PS3 combo pack, it was only released on one disc. The three decide to travel together — Donald and Goofy to find Mickey, and Sora to find Kairi and Riku — traveling to various worlds and "Keyholes" in the worlds that, when sealed, prevent the "heart" of those worlds from being consumed by the Heartless. Some items are also unlocked when Roxas collects certain materials needed to create them; many of the Gears become available after the appropriate Gear Component is acquired. As enemies are defeated, the player gains experience which culminates in a "level-up", where the characters grow stronger and gain access to new abilities.
Instead of the summoned character being limited to only one action, the summoned character now has a menu of his own to perform multiple actions, some solo actions and some cooperative actions with Sora. All three games also feature a journal which is accessible from the main menu. Unlike the items for sale in each store, the Moogle shops of other Worlds are linked to each other for synthesis, and so any shop can be used at any time without losing progress from one World to the next. Rank C items are the lowest in quality and require the simplest and most common materials, while Rank S items use rarer items and are much more powerful.
The ability to cut the cost of creating items of each rank in half can be gained at later levels. Once the option in the game is opened, Sora must have collected the needed items for the Moogles to make new things out of. Sora later discovers Eraqus's Keyblade on the beach and uses it to open a door to the Realm of Darkness, finding Aqua who has been consumed by darkness after Ansem was abducted by Xehanort's Heartless. Often, Sora's actions in these worlds follow closely to the storylines featured in their accompanying Disney films.
Other details included the return of Sora, Donald, and Goofy, as well as new costumes. The new content further hinted at plotlines that would be explained in sequels. Chain of Memories was touted as a bridge between Kingdom Hearts I and Kingdom Hearts II, introducing and previewing plot elements that would be explored in the next game.
Kaoru Wada works as the arranger for orchestral music, including orchestral renditions of the main vocal themes and the ending themes. Many rare items, including Sora's most powerful weapon, the Ultima Weapon Keyblade , can only be obtained through synthesis. They also learn that Xehanort was an apprentice of the real Ansem , who is missing. Most notably, this involves a special class of bonus items a Moogle can use in item creation: the Bright , Energy , and Serenity materials, which can make items synthesized use less materials, gain the Moogle more experience, or create new items entirely.
At the Square Enix E3 press conference, the producer, Shinji Hashimoto, stated that many mysteries of the first game would be answered. The player is primarily in control of the principal protagonist of the series, Sora. The start screen was replaced with another drawing of Sora, hooded and holding a flag. However, the process of unlocking and creating new items is structured quite differently than it is in the first game. Nobodies Nobodies are the main enemies here, appearing alongside Heartless. The Heartless, hearts corrupted by darkness,  serve as most of the enemies encountered in the game and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
At the Square Enix E3 press conference, the producer, Shinji Hashimoto, stated that many mysteries of the first game would be answered. The games are influenced by their sister franchise, Final Fantasy, and carry its gameplay elements over into their own action-based, hack-and-slash system. Unlike the items for sale in each store, the Moogle shops of other Worlds are linked to each other for synthesis, and so any shop can be used at any time without losing progress from one World to the next. It was released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan on December 22 ,
Most panels can be synthesized, specifically all Items, Magic, Abilities, and the first set of Rings. Tetsuya Nomura , overhearing their conversation, volunteered to lead the project and the two producers agreed to let him direct. After all the items all the 25 items have been synthesized at least once, Sora will officially inherit the title of "Master Synthesist" from one of the three moogles in the workshop the one in the corner and closest to the entrances to the workshop. The primary antagonist is Ansem , who seeks power and knowledge by using dark beings called the Heartless.
Summons Like the previous game, Sora can summon certain Disney characters to aid him in battle when attaining each of their respective items. Rank A - Grants between 15 to 29 points per item. Level 5 Senior Moogle - Rank C items are at half-cost. Though the series features locations unique to the Kingdom Hearts franchise, worlds from Disney films are heavily explored.