With the release of Re:Chain of Memories on the PlayStation 2, Square Enix has snuck in a confirmation of the DS title's existence in North America.
Square Enix and Disney Interactive Studios announced today that the Japanese DS entry to the Kingdom Hearts series, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, is due for release in North America as well.
The game, as with the rest of the Kingdom Hearts games, will combine Final Fantasy characters along with staple Disney characters. This particular entry revolves around the "other" hero Roxas and Organization XIII at large. The game will follow both across various Disney Worlds and will reveal the connection between Roxas, Sora, and the mysterious 14th member, and the reasons behind his departure from the organization.
The game also features the first multiplayer mode of the series, allowing players to control the various Organization XIII members. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days will be available for the DS sometime next year.
KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days Announced for North America
LOS ANGELES (December 2, 2008) — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, and Disney Interactive Studios, announced today that KINDGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories has shipped to North American retailers. Additionally, the release of KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days, the first entry in the franchise for Nintendo DS™, has been confirmed for a North American release.
With more than 12 million copies shipped worldwide, the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise is one of the most beloved RPGs in video game history. Disney and FINAL FANTASY® characters unite in a magical game world, engaging players across the globe with its gripping storyline and action-packed gameplay. Fans can now complete the experience with the arrival and announcement of two key pieces in the KINGDOM HEARTS saga.
About KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days
Uncover the events that took place during the year Sora was asleep regaining his lost memories. KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days revolves around Roxas, the "other" hero from
KINGDOM HEARTS II, and his days as a member of Organization XIII. Follow Roxas and the rest of Organization XIII across the various Disney Worlds, and discover the connection between him, Sora, and the mysterious 14th member, and the reasons behind his eventual departure from the organization. KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days also features a multiplayer mode for the first time, allowing players to control their favorite Organization XIII members!
KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days is not yet rated by the ESRB. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. For more information, visit http://www.square-enix.com/na.