Square Enix announced that Kingdom Hearts Re:coded for Nintendo DS will be available at North American retailers on January 11, 2011. The latest installment in the Kingdom Hearts saga, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded takes the exhilarating gameplay system the series is known for and adds some innovative new twists. Players can now dive into a new character growth system and enjoy an assortment of battle styles ranging from side-scrolling to shooting all in one gaming experience. Additionally, Kingdom HeartsRe:coded includes the Avatar Menu, which utilizes the Nintendo DS Tag Mode capabilities, allowing players to trade customizable avatar profiles and playable maps with their friends. Each floor map acquired adds to the player’s unique System Sector, which can be explored for items, experience points and even a friend’s avatar items!
Find out why Kingdom Hearts is one of the most beloved video game series that has shipped more than 15 million copies worldwide. Kingdom Hearts Re:coded invites players to step into Sora’s shoes and unravel the secrets that lie in Jiminy Cricket’s journal on January 11.
Sora’s journey in Kingdom Hearts II has drawn to a close, and now a new tale is set to begin.
Jiminy Cricket is looking over the journal he used to document his first adventure with Sora when he discovers a mysterious message. He didn’t write it – so how on earth did it get there? King Mickey is determined to find out, so he and his friends decide to digitize the journal and delve into its deepest secrets. Inside this “datascape” dwells a second Sora who is about to embark on a grand adventure of his very own.