With the world still on the heels of the release of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Square Enix has disclosed some new details concerning the series' upcoming PlayStation 2 installment within the newest issue of Japan's V-JUMP magazine.
Kingdom Hearts II will feature a mysterious kid who lives in Twilight Town and somehow knows the game's protagonist Sora. Jack Skellington from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas will return for Kingdom Hearts II; only this time Jack will be looking to trade his Pumpkin King title for the title of Christmas King by organizing a great Christmas party.
The article in V-JUMP also features a tidbit regarding a new area. By the looks of it, it seems as if Disney Castle will be open for players to explore in Kingdom Hearts II.
Check out a scan of the V-JUMP article for yourself here. Kingdom Hearts II will be released in Japan sometime in 2005. A North American localization has not yet been confirmed.