|Genre||Action Role-playing game|
|Developer(s)||Square Enix PDD 5|
|Series||Kingdom Hearts series|
|Release Date||NA September 7, 2010|
JP January 9, 2010
EU September 10, 2010
JP January 20, 2011
|Media||Universal Media Disc (UMD)|
|System Requirements||Official Firmware Update 6.20 (Comes with UMD Disc)|
|Kingdom Hearts Wiki|
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep is an action roleplaying game developed and published by Square Enix and Disney for the PlayStation Portable, serving as the sixth installment in the Kingdom Hearts series. The game was released in Japan on January 9, 2010, in North America on September 7, 2010 and in Europe on September 10, 2010. However, it was not released for the PSP Go, although director Tetsuya Nomura has expressed an interest in releasing it onto the PlayStation Network. Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep was also released with a limited edition PSP-3000 as a bundle in Japan featuring designs from the Kingdom Hearts series on its back. An international version of the game titled Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix was released in Japan in January 2011 featuring the changes made in the overseas versions.
The game also utilizes an overhauled battle system different from previous games in the series with new elements such as the Command Board, Command System and Dimension Links added in. The game is a prequel to the original Kingdom Hearts, taking place ten years before. The game centers on the journeys of Terra, Aqua, and Ventus, characters briefly featured in Kingdom Hearts II, in their quest to locate the missing Master Xehanort and protect the worlds from creatures known as the Unversed.
Development of the game began in June 2005 with parts of the game Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix meant to bring clues of Birth by Sleep. Nomura has referred to the game as "Episode 0"saying that the game is on the same scale and plays as big an importance as Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II.The game has been well received, selling a large number of units in Japan shortly after its release, and receiving positive comments by video game publications.
Kingdom Hearts series
|Main Protagonists||Aqua - Axel - Donald Duck - Goofy - Kairi - Riku - Sora (Roxas) - Terra - Ventus - Xion|
|Main Antagonists||Maleficent - Marluxia - Master Xehanort (Xehanort - Ansem, Seeker of Darkness - Xemnas) - Organization XIII - Vanitas|
|Games||Kingdom Hearts - Chain of Memories - II - coded - 358/2 Days - Birth by Sleep - 3D: Dream Drop Distance - III|
|Remakes||Re:Chain of Memories - Re:coded|
|Other||Kingdom Hearts V CAST - Kingdom Hearts Mobile|