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Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days - NDS - Preview

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Taking place in-between Kingdom Hearts: Chain of the Memories from the Gameboy Advanced and Kingdom Hearts 2, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is readying Roxas’ first solo title. Going through his time in Organization XIII, Roxas finally gets his own back-story.

Gameplay wise, it’s not card based at all – rather it’s all action-oriented in similar fashion to the PlayStation 2 versions. Permitting players with the same abilities from the PS2 iterations, players will conjure up magic, summon in legendary Disney characters, and go into melee combat with enemies within the environments. Only one level was shown off as Roxas makes his way about Agrabah with Princess Jasmine and Aladdin providing cameos. Outside of those two, only Mickey Mouse was available to be revealed to show his friendly face through Roxas’ adventure.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days screenshots

Not revealing the meaning behind the title, the representative could only reveal that the title is referenced as such: Kingdom Hearts: three, five, eight over two days. With the mystery behind the title, fans will want to dig deep into uncovering the truth to the mysteries.

Keeping in tune with the first time gigs, 358/2 Days is set to debut a multiplayer mode for the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Players will be able to connect four separate Nintendo DS handhelds where players control any of the characters in the Organization XIII. Each member has different strengths and weapons. With friendly fire on, and players sharing lives, the multiplayer mode is team-based down till the bitter end.

Releasing on September 29, exclusively for the Nintendo DS, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days should please diehard fans who are craving their next serving of the Kingdom Hearts world.


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