Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days To Launch In North America On September 29, 2009
June 3, 2009
KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 DAYS TO LAUNCH IN NORTH AMERICA ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
Unravel the Secrets of KINGDOM HEARTS and Explore the Disney Worlds with Friends for the First Time through Multiplayer Mode
Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, and Disney Interactive Studios announced today that KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days will launch in North America on September 29, 2009. The best-selling action RPG franchise makes its memorable debut on Nintendo DS™ by adding a brand new multiplayer mode. Jump into the action alone or with friends and experience the thrilling gameplay the series is known for.
KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days revolves around Roxas, the “other” hero from KINGDOM HEARTS II. Players follow Roxas through his days among Organization XIII’s ranks, unraveling the events that took place during the year that Sora was asleep, and ultimately revealing one of the KINGDOM HEARTS saga’s most shocking secrets. Players and their friends will join Roxas, his friend Axel and the mysterious fourteenth member of Organization XIII on a journey across charming, vibrant worlds full of Square Enix’s and Disney’s beloved characters.
Additionally, KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days uses the local wireless capabilities of Nintendo DS to introduce the series’ first ever multiplayer mode, in which players can take control of their favorite Organization XIII members and tackle a variety of missions on their own terms.
With more than 12 million copies shipped worldwide, the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise is one of the most cherished RPGs in video game history. Featuring characters created by renowned character designer Tetsuya Nomura, KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days offers a magical, immersive world that will engage players with its gripping storyline and dynamic gameplay.
In KINGDOM HEARTS, Sora turned the Keyblade on himself in order to release Kairi’s heart, but his heart was also released in the process. This brought about the creation of Roxas, Sora’s Nobody. Unlike most Nobodies, however, Roxas has no memories of his past. He joins Organization XIII and slowly begins to discover the truth behind his existence and the Organization itself. He meets and befriends the fourteenth member of the Organization, who also has no recollection of her past. What will Roxas see during his time in the Organization? What is the connection between him, Sora and the fourteenth member? And what becomes of them? Dive into the heart of the KINGDOM HEARTS storyline’s biggest secrets.
Familiar action-packed KINGDOM HEARTS gameplay that has captivated fans worldwide
“Panel System” – a brand-new system that allows you to customize Roxas’s arsenal by placing abilities, items and weapon parts into allotted slots
A series-first multiplayer mode, allowing up to four players to control any Organization XIII member
Learn about the origins of the “Organization XIII” name
Get to know the members of Organization XIII, including the mysterious fourteenth member
Finally experience the KINGDOM HEARTS storyline’s missing chapter
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. KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days will be available at North American retailers for a suggested retail price of $34.99.
The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/khdays/.