Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded Debuts In America Next Week

The Nintendo DS re-make of a Japanese Kingdom Hearts mobile phone game will be at video game mega-show E3 next week. Cool, but is that the Kingdom Hearts E3 mystery game? This is what we know:

Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded is not Kingdom Hearts 3. No way. It's one of two Kingdom Hearts games Square Enix confirmed today that it will be showing at E3 in a listing of the company's E3 games. The other is the PSP game Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep.

Re:Coded is a DS port of Kingdom Hearts: Coded, an episodic game in the Disney-meets-Final-Fantasy series released in Japan starting in 2008.

Here's the official description of Re:Coded:

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.

SquareEnix did not provide a release date for the game.

Do note that if Kingdom Hearts 3 is going to get a splashy E3 debut, SquareEnix probably wouldn't tell us early. But at least you can expect to hear about Re:Coded next week as well as approximately one billion other games Kotaku will be covering at gaming's annual showcase circus.


    I'm positively over the spin-offs. I really didn't enjoy the gameplay of 358/2 days, although I didn't mind the story at all. I'd much prefer a conclusion to the series instead of Square making up more filler for the story.

    Actually, I wouldn't mind a filler type game I guess, just as long as it gets released on the PS3.

      358/2 Days was pretty average, but at least Birth By Sleep looks like a reasonably traditional KH game, and seems to add something to the overall storyline (I'm keen to see the Organisation XII members in their initial forms before becoming Nobodies, myself).

      I agree with you on Coded though. It seems a bit too much like "Previously, on Kingdom Hearts" for me to give a damn. And I imagine the gameplay was dumbed down quite dramatically for mobile phones when it was initially released, which makes me worry.

        Plus, both the normal and Final Mix KH2 secret movies refer to the events in Birth By Sleep, which means that particular part of the story was planned from the start, rather than being filler. On top of that, the Keyblade War was mentioned numerous times in both KH1 & 2.

    I'm getting tired of all these KH spin off... it used to be one of my favourite series back in PS2 era... not anymore...

    What I really wish is SquareEnix request Parasite Eve based on Parasite Eve part 1 formula.

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