FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London (6October 2010)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded will be released across PAL territories on 14 January, 2011 exclusively for the Nintendo DS system.
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 did it get there? King Mickey is determined to find out, so he and his friends decide to digitise 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.
Set after the conclusion of KINGDOM HEARTS II, KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded offers an exciting new adventure as you revisit events and characters from the previous KINGDOM HEARTS games in order to solve the mystery discovered by Jiminy Cricket. With new game mechanics, a variety of different play systems and a custom avatar system, KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded looks set to be another colourful and fun-filled KINGDOM HEARTS adventure.
Larry Sparks, Vice President Brands PAL Regionof Square Enix Ltd. comments,“The KINGDOM HEARTS series goes from strength to strength and Re:coded is another smash hit with an intriguing mystery to solve and plenty of fun along the way.”
For more information about KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded please visit the official website at www.kingdomheartsrecoded.com
About KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded
Not long after Sora’s second journey has come to a close, Jiminy is flipping through the two journals that chronicle their adventures when he discovers a mysterious message in one of them:
Their hurting will be mended when you return to end it.
To uncover the message’s secrets, the King and friends decide to digitize the journal for further analysis. However, they are alarmed to discover the“datascape” inside the journal has been overrun by bugs.
Now, it is up to the Data-Sora recorded in the journal’s pages to eliminate these bugs as he embarks on an adventure of his very own.
Discover the Untold Story
Taking place after KINGDOM HEARTS II, return to your favourite magical Disney worlds and events through KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded.
Unleash Spectacular Attacks and Spellbinding Magic
The popular“Deck Command” system of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth By Sleep comes to KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded, allowing you to execute over 100 types of different commands such as attack and recover, with a single button.
Battle System Variety
Experience a wide variety of different battle systems, including side-scrolling boss battles, 3D shooting and even Command Battles– as seen in the legendary FINAL FANTASY series. The variety of game and battle styles adds to the fun.
New Growth System: The Stat Matrix
Increase and customise Sora’s power and abilities with an exciting new growth system, by placing new chips found in the adventure, into a circuit board. It’s colourful and simple to use yet with hidden depths for those willing to explore.
Meet Other Players with Tag Mode
Create your own custom avatar by collecting components from cleared areas. Swap floor maps and avatars with friends and other players and create your own dungeon by collecting maps via Tag Mode.
About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California, and has five internal game development studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games, Black Rock Studio and Junction Point Studios. For more information, log on to http://www.disneyinteractivestudios.com.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of Square Enix Europe business unit, is a London-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world. Square Enix Ltd. publishes and distributes entertainment content from the Square Enix Group including Square Enix, Eidos and Taito in Europe and other PAL territories. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 54 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide, together with other well established products.
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