You heard right. It’s not quite Kingdom Hearts III, but Tetsuya Nomura, a video game director and character designer for Square Enix, has revealed information on not one, not two, but THREE new portable Kingdom Hearts games.
The first game introduced is Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days. This Nintendo DS game focuses on the character Roxas from Kingdom Heart’s sequel game. The game takes place during the Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories timeline; when Sora has entered a deep sleep and before he enters Castle Oblivion. An interesting and new perspective to the game series is that this game will be multiplayer. This game has a preference which allows you to play with three other people and become one of the members of Organization XIII when you work as a team to complete missions. Tetsuya also hints that a new fourteenth member of the Organization will make an appearance, and that she is a female character.
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep for the PSP introduces three new protagonists to the series. This is considered to be a prologue for the series, taking place ten years before the events of Kingdom Hearts, and focuses on the previous Keyblade master before Sora comes into the picture. The secret videos from Kingdom Hearts II and Final Mix + are previews to this game. The story is about three Keyblade apprentices, Terra, Ven, and Aqua (Earth, Wind, and Water), on their journey in search for a missing Keyblade master, Master Xehanort, and his apprentice.
Finally, Kingdom Hearts: Coded, for mobile phones, focuses on King Mickey after the events that occur in Kingdom Hearts II. Not much has been released about this game, but like most cell phone games, it may not be a great sucess for the Square team, but I could be wrong.
Well, Kingdom Hearts fans were thrilled after hearing this news, but there are a few things I need to mention. As of now, the games are only set to be released in Japan, but Square Enix plans to release this game in other countries for a worldwide profit. Also, all of these titles are tentative and may change before the final product is developed. That’s all for now. I’ll keep you posted when more Kingdom Hearts information arises.
[via Kingdom Hearts Ultimania]