Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Trailer Impressions

Nintendo shows off a trailer of the upcoming Square Enix role-playing game for the DS.

Today at E3 2009, the president of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, announced a list of role-playing games that were heading to Nintendo's consoles. One of them was Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, a game that we've seen previously at the 2008 Tokyo Game Show. The game will be playable as soon as the E3 show floor opens, but in the meantime, we had a look at a short new trailer.

The trailer showed images bouncing back between Roxas, Axel, Disney characters, and other members of the Organization XIII. A young girl with short black hair, named Xion--who looks awfully like Kairi--was sitting next to Roxas, and they had a brief but touching exchange. With Utada's familiar theme song playing in the background, the trailer jumped from scene to scene, giving you a glimpse of the action-based battle system. At one point, the screen displayed 12 unique screens, and then condensed to four, obviously emphasizing the multiplayer component of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

The most important piece of information was that the release date is set for September 29. Be sure to check back soon because we'll have hands-on impressions later today.

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KHeartssora
KHeartssora

I think its going to be a really great game! thats just a screen shot, that doesnt mean its gonna have bad grapics!

Matt140
Matt140

EndlessPunisher is right, a ds screen is much smaller than that and you can't blow up a picture and expect it to look the same but bigger, the picture isn't that blury anyway so i think the graphics will be great. who cares about graphics anyway, its all about the story line and the game play, although graphics do help.

lilkikerman4450
lilkikerman4450

Can't Wait to get this in my hands, it is just so tempting to go online right now and look up the story because i want to know,... but i don't want to spoil the game so i'll just wait till' it comes out:P. (Come to think of it, i don't have a DS,,,,guess i gotta steal one *ah the things i do for love*)

drufeous
drufeous

same reason people won't buy china town wars. screens look horrible but look great in real time. I will be getting this game just like the greatness that is china town wars.

Jenny_06
Jenny_06

the ds may have sucky graphics, but that doesn't mean the game will completely suck. there's still the game's story to take in consideration.

EndlessPunisher
EndlessPunisher

Not trying to be "That guy" or anything. But id Like to point out, that DS screenshots are almost always blurry, choppy and ugly. Given the shear fact that they are in motion... and blown up from an actual DS screen size. In my opinion, I think the graphics will work fine with this game.

bryan3d123
bryan3d123

this game is going toi be the best

noobsfolife
noobsfolife

the nintedo ds really does have sucky graphics doesn't it?

lionheart234
lionheart234

hurry up and release this game square..... xD

Jack_240
Jack_240

don't like the graphics.. this game should be on the psp as well.. this sucks ..no words on Kingdom Hearts birth by sleep , it's been a year since its announcement.

Tullet101
Tullet101

graphics suck for this ds game was thinking about getting it doubt it now

darksongbird
darksongbird

Pokey4him, Kingdom Hearts 2 wasn't as good as it's predecessor, in my opinion. But both were fun.

Quai_chang_kain
Quai_chang_kain

they need to finally release kindom hearts 3 and it better be good lol and it needs to have lots of lulu

pokey4him
pokey4him

man... i need a ps2.. me and my friend have been trying to beat KH but i still haven't even gotten to KH2

mary9332003
mary9332003

Such a cute name for a game. But the developers for Kingdom Hearts have gotta move on already. AND TETSUYA NOMURA HAS GOTTA MOVE ON (I mean, look at the characters; they're all being recycled). Looking forward to this installment of KH nevertheless.

cadc
cadc

Damn it, another game I'm gonna need to Preorder XD already got Conduit on the list, Hells yeas! =)

BabyPeachPoodle
BabyPeachPoodle

I cant' wait for this game! I gonna put it on my Christmas list!

Luigi12901
Luigi12901

Can't wait! (Preordered it on Friday) This is my #2 most wanted game of the year so far.

The-SewerShark
The-SewerShark

I hope this game will be better than chain of memories

Naridar
Naridar

Well, I'm playing this game right now in japanese (sort of imported it), and I'm happy to say: it's the BEST KH game made so far.

koichixx
koichixx

Finally A New Kingdom Hearts Game!!!! Well I'm Sold. :p

Nyxava
Nyxava

358 and a half days is the number of days Roxis has been with the Organization 13.

Stormuser
Stormuser

Man, Alot of good games are being released, This will be awesome!

nestorafranco
nestorafranco

finally we get to really see what roxas is made of, cant wait

LordXehanorth
LordXehanorth

This and PSP version will be AWESOME. Long time had passed since KH2 ;]

Lazule
Lazule

Too many games are coming out! I can't wait for either of them though. This looks pretty sweet but, as JHraxlin said, I'm saving for GS DS too

XPunkXManX
XPunkXManX

Eh this is for the DS? Why..I mean I like the DS but I would rather see this on the PSP or make it compatable for the Ps2. Playing the organization will be cool and what not but eh..

Jhraxlin
Jhraxlin

Meh, KH is cool, but really, I'm saving for Golden Sun DS.

wolfgirl90
wolfgirl90

The title of the game is pronounced: "Kingdom Hearts: Three-Five-Eight Days over Two" According to Tetsuya Nomura (one of the directors), there is a reason why the title is pronounced this way, but it is something that won't be understood until the end of the game.

mariofool
mariofool

I heard the the date was September 1

pakhair
pakhair

This will B an AWESOME GAME..............

MaximumKay9
MaximumKay9

@Cpkaka You don't have to "think" it is going to be awesome... It already is!!! :D

Cpkaka
Cpkaka

I think this game is going to be AWESOME!! :D

kobashb
kobashb

for Dragard_Kaos: 358 over 2 days

Dragard_Kaos
Dragard_Kaos

I'd pay $100, no more, for this game, dead serious O_O And how would you pronounce this game? Kingdom Hearts 358 divided by 2 days? 358 2 days? 358 over 2 days? Ugh.... I'ma see the trailer to find out I guess.. XD

shii666
shii666

Some of the best graphics on the system.

SuperfastSonic
SuperfastSonic

D'oh! September?!!!! Square-Enix has a lot of nerve to make us wait forever. It better be freak'in awesome or thier going to hear it from me for a looooong time.

Bigcol1611
Bigcol1611

September!!?? Just in time for my birthday yeah!!!!

ese_rhpsd
ese_rhpsd

Its a nice game, ive already played in one friend's ds, but my limitate japanese didnt let me enjoy it too much, but the game play is pretty cool for being a ds game