Kingdom Hearts 358/2 arises on DS Sept. 29

E3 2009: Square Enix and Disney's multiplayer-enabled crossover RPG arrives on Nintendo's portable this fall.

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LOS ANGELES--As part of Nintendo's 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference yesterday, the publisher shuffled out a number of role-playing games headed to the Wii and DS over the next 12 to 18 months. Along with announcing Mario and Luigi RPG: Bowser's Inside Story and Golden Sun for the best-selling portable, Nintendo also said that Kingdom Hearts 358/2 from Square Enix would arrive for the DS in North America on September 29.

How about we just go with Kingdom Hearts 179.

358/2 Days is set between the events of Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts 2. The game follows KH2 character Roxas while he was a member of Organization XIII, and as is the series' trademark, it will take place across a wide variety of Disney universes. 358/2 Days will also introduce a multiplayer mode to the series, allowing four players to join up together locally.

Check out GameSpot's brand-new impressions of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 from E3 2009 to learn the latest on the role-playing game. For more from Square Enix, check out GameSpot's coverage of the publisher's press conference, which is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. on June 3.

Discussion

74 comments
wollettl
wollettl

XBOX WHERE ARE YOU????????? I want to play this game but I'm not buying a WII or DS to play it!!!

Dommymoon
Dommymoon

for the DS really i don't want to buy one

KHdude97
KHdude97

yo beatz he wasnt awake for the last week which is why he doesnt remeber axel in KH 2 not the first week

Laughlin13
Laughlin13

i hope they make this for ps2 cuz i really dont want to drop the money for a DS......but i might have to

gacgac
gacgac

i dont even have a ds and im going to buy it im that much of a geek

hozboo
hozboo

aww i thought it was a remake

flyingteddy
flyingteddy

@-Beatz- From what I gathered, Sora was asleep for almost a year.

FlamingFury
FlamingFury

I already obtained the Japanese version by....alternative means... It's pretty good, and multiplayer is a good idea. It is repetetive, but I suspect it will score well on GameSpot.

-Beatz-
-Beatz-

@Jag_T1000: Roxas existed (as a Nobody) for 365 days. For the first week, he was not awake, he was in some kind of trance, or something. 365 - 7 (days) = 358. The 2 is the amount of days Sora spent sleeping, when Naminé erased his memories. That's one theory, at least. The creater of the game (can't remember his name), said that 358/2 Days is a term the players will understand near the ending of the game.

Nomoreblasphemy
Nomoreblasphemy

It's pronounced "Three-Five-Eight Days Over Two". It's supposed to be some sorta code relating to how long Roxas has been in the Organization. This is one of the many awesome DS games coming out this fall. can't wait.

konradak
konradak

Sweet. Kingdom Hearts is a good game :)

Nyxava
Nyxava

It's called 358 and a half days because Roxis is the main character and he's been a member of Organization 13 for 358/2 days. Kinda slick if you ask me lolz!

venasque
venasque

Oh. I had misunderstood when I was watching the conference. I thought this was the original Kingdom Hearts coming to DS. Have to admit I'm a little disappointed, never got to play that one (don't have PS2) and was looking forward to trying it as I already own a DS.

weaselboy300
weaselboy300

IM GOING TO DIE B4 SEPT 29!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COME ON WHY SO FAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gmax
gmax

Indeed, what's up with the 358 and 2 and / stuff?

geomyr
geomyr

finally kh on the ds its to long since i ve finished the kh in the gba another rpg to play go donald and goofy hehehehheeh

onaled515
onaled515

Question, Where is my Kingdom Hearts 3?!!!!

mariofool
mariofool

You know what japan suck my dick and suck it good

lionheart234
lionheart234

finally..... a release date..... xD mariofool dont complain.... japan got it in may.... america get it in september..... but the uk sucks as we are not likely to get it until x-mas 2009 / jan 2010 oh well will have to import it... lol

mariofool
mariofool

Japan got it on May 30 Why couldn't, we get it June 1. You know what f**k Japan we are not special we have to what till September 29 .

jokerman_28
jokerman_28

when will KH:Birth by Sleep come out? i've been waiting for the english version for a long time...

aratheas
aratheas

i need it i'm a big fan of kingdom hearts :D

ChidoriBoyU
ChidoriBoyU

i'm buying a DS to play this one and the SMT devil survivor

dragonbattousai
dragonbattousai

Almost imported this game, but I felt that I could save half the cash when it comes stateside. Besides there is always Youtube to see the key parts of the game. Still waiting for Birth by Sleep, that game is gonna be epic.

pride_of_84
pride_of_84

yawn, wake me up when KH3 comes out........

JowzXIII
JowzXIII

How about a KH: Birth by sleep? been waiting for it for a veeery long time.

Devil_Vergil
Devil_Vergil

This is the one title that made me want to purchase a DS (I have had one for over a year) the only other DS game to really grab my attention was that of the Pokemon games. . . .so yes I am pumped

sparkypants
sparkypants

YES! IT COMES OUT ON MY BIRTHDAY! WOO! HAPPY BIRTH(BY SLEEP)DAY TO ME, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME :D

asian_pride69
asian_pride69

I still don't quite understand the meaning behind this game's title.

Treifla
Treifla

i came here to read up on KH, but after the bit about Golden Sun, i couldn't pay any attention to it

KronosIII
KronosIII

This game was already out in Japan on mobile phones.........nothing new Heard it was good however

tu2pac
tu2pac

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lew_0911
lew_0911

Boxart looks rad. I'll be waiting for this. Errr... not just because of the boxart, of course.

Regisland
Regisland

i love KH series but defnitly not going 2 get the DS only 4 this..

Redonkulous_D
Redonkulous_D

This game seems to have already been reviewed, receiving four 9.0/10, higher ratings than the previous iterations of the game. I don't have the link though, someone posted it in the DS forums a while back.

Redonkulous_D
Redonkulous_D

SPOILER: In a trailer, Roxas said he as been in the Organization for 358 days, the name of this game being a code relating to this.