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London (September 6th 2006) - Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the UK release date for the highly-anticipated KINGDOM HEARTS II. The latest title in one of Square Enix's most popular franchises will be available from 29th September 2006 exclusively on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.
The world of KINGDOM HEARTS brings classic Disney characters and worlds together within a new story where you will meet and visit new characters and locations created by Square Enix. The remarkable and innovative result of the collaboration is an original adventure that has captured the attention of fans worldwide.
KINGDOM HEARTS II also introduces new, original characters such as Roxas, members of Organization XIII and the Nobodies, all designed by Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura, director and character designer of the KINGDOM HEARTS series. Nomura is best known for his creations in the top selling titles FINAL FANTASY® VII, VIII, X, X-2 and directing FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN.
About KINGDOM HEARTS II
KINGDOM HEARTS II follows Sora, Donald and Goofy on their continuing quest, following the events of KINGDOM HEARTS and KINGDOM HEARTS: CHAIN OF MEMORIES. Sora and friends are joined by a vibrant new cast of characters. Together, they will encounter countless dangers in worlds both familiar and new.
About Square Enix Co., Ltd.
With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises - FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 68 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 40 million units worldwide - under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Located in London, Square Enix Ltd. handles operations in Europe and other PAL territories including sales, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com .
About Buena Vista Games
Buena Vista games, inc. (BVG) is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company. BVG publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. For more information, please log on to http://www.buenavistagames.com
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