You never know who you'll run into next.In May 2001, Squaresoft (now known as Square Enix) announced a game at that year's E3. Much to everyone's shock, the game showed scenes of Disney characters fighting tandem with Final Fantasy characters. The reception wasn't positive, and many thought Square had gone off the deep end. And then, the game came out.Kingdom Hearts is the first game in the Kingdom Hearts series, which merges characters from Disney and Square Enix properties along with a slew of original characters. It proved popular enough to result in (to date) five sequels and a prequel.An update, called Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, was released in Japan only and contains all the English voice acting as well as bonus content. On February 25, 2013, Square Enix announced that Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Re MIX would be released in North America in Europe in the fall of 2013 and that the version of Kingdom Hearts included with this would be the Final Mix.A manga adaptation by Shiro Amano was released not long after the game. It has been translated into English twice; first by Tokyopop, then again as a retranslation in 2013 by Yen Press.
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