Release Date: 9/7/2010 Category: RPG Number of Players: 1-6 UPC: 662248910086
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep : PlayStation Portable Description
Expanded Description The Square-Enix-Disney crossover adventure continues in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, designed exclusively for PlayStation Portable. The main characters in the game fight alongside familiar (and some not-so-familiar) Disney characters, as they travel through an inter-dimensional realm of the imagination, on a quest to purge darkness from the heart. Players equip their characters with a custom set of abilities using slots in a Command Deck, but the combat in the game is action-oriented. As they succeed in battle, characters fill a gauge that allows them to evolve to more powerful Command Styles.
The action takes place in different themed worlds, based on well-known animated Disney films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan, and Lilo & Stitch. Moving from world to world, players travel on a game board-like map, full of special opportunities and perils, depending upon which space they land. As they complete the challenges in each world, players can access a Command Board, which allows them to instantly travel back to previously visited locations, or to summon a distant character for help in an especially tough fight. The campaign includes three scenarios, one for each main character, and they can be played through in any order.
Birth by Sleep is a prequel in the Kingdom Hearts series, set ten years before the events of the original PlayStation 2 game. The story follows three apprentices named Terra, Aqua, and Ventus, who are training to become Keyblade Masters. Just as they are struggling with their final tests -- Terra does not pass -- a rival master named Xehanort vanishes, and dangerous creatures called Unversed begin to appear in worlds throughout the realm. Charged by their mentor to defeat these dark entities and locate Xehanort, the young heroes encounter different franchise characters as they search through each world, including Mickey Mouse, who is still an apprentice himself at the time, and also on a quest to destroy the Unversed.
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Game Special Features
The Disney and Square-Enix crossover continues, in a PSP prequel set ten years before the original
Embark on the branching adventure of Terra, Aqua, and Ventus: Three Keyblade Masters-in-training
Quest through themed worlds inspired by Snow White, Peter Pan, Lilo & Stitch, and other Disney films
Rid the realm of the evil "Unversed," with the help of Mickey Mouse and other famous heroes
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction CONTROLS: MAIN MENU; Analog Stick or D-Pad = move cursor; X Button = confirm; Circle Button = cancel; Triangle Button = remove commands; L or R Button = switch screens; Start Button = close the main menu; Select Button = switch between editing decks and abilities; IN THE FIELD (TYPE A); Analog Stick = move your character; D-Pad Up or Down = cycle through deck commands; D-Pad Right = open d-links; D-Pad Left = jump to shortcut; X Button = basic attacks, talk, open treasure chests; Circle Button = jump; Square Button = use action commands; Triangle Button = use deck commands; L Button (Hold) = rotate camera left; L or R Button (Double-Tap) = reset camera behind your character; L or R Button (Tap) = change targets (while locked on); R Button (Hold) = rotate camera right; L Button (Tap) + R Button (Tap) = toggle lock-on; L Button (Hold) + R Button (Hold) = enter shotlock view; Start Button = open the pause menu, pause (while enemies are present); Select Button = toggle first-person view; IN THE FIELD (TYPE B); Analog Stick = move your character; D-Pad Up or Down = cycle through deck commands; D-Pad Right = open d-links; D-Pad Left = jump to shortcut; X Button = basic attacks, talk, open treasure chests; Circle Button = jump; Square Button = use action commands; Triangle Button = use deck commands; L Button (Tap) = reset camera behind your character; L Button (Hold) + Analog Stick = adjust the camera; R Button (Tap) = toggle lock-on; R Button (Hold) + Analog Stick or D-Pad = change targets (while locked on); L Button (Hold) + R Button (Hold) = enter shotlock view; Start Button = open the main menu, pause (while enemies are present)