Square Enix preps new portable Kingdom Hearts, Parasite Eve

Publisher bringing Disney crossover back to DS with Re:coded, rekindling survival horror franchise with The 3rd Birthday for PSP.

When the Electronic Entertainment Expo kicks off in Los Angeles next week, Square Enix will be showing off two new portable installments in a pair of its familiar franchises. The publisher today revealed its lineup of games for the show, in the process announcing Kingdom Hearts Re:coded for the DS and a domestic release for the Parasite Eve PSP spin-off The 3rd Birthday.

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An action role-playing game set after the events of Kingdom Hearts II, Re:coded revolves around a second Sora found inside the journal Jiminy Cricket kept of their previous adventures. The game is being developed with the help of h.a.n.d. Inc., the studio behind last year's well-regarded DS entry in the series, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. The game does not have a release window as of yet.

The 3rd Birthday was originally announced at the 2007 Tokyo Game Show, but Square Enix has previously given little indication that the action RPG would be released overseas. The game stars Parasite Eve protagonist Aya Brea, who plays a key role in staving off an invasion of monsters that strikes Manhattan.

Both games have ties to Square Enix's mobile phone efforts. The 3rd Birthday was originally planned to launch on phones, as well as on the PSP, but was later made an exclusive for Sony's handheld. And while the publisher hasn't offered much in the way of details on Re:coded, it at least shares the primary plot of the 2008 mobile phone game Kingdom Hearts: Coded. Square Enix used the same renaming convention once before, with Kingdom Hears Re: Chain of Memories for the PlayStation 2, a complete 3D redesign of the Chain of Memories Game Boy Advance title.

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145 comments
Mohammad37
Mohammad37

Finally.... Parasite Eve again, I wanna cry !_!

Dekanis
Dekanis

Yet another reason to buy a DS... looks like I am sold for the 3ds' release... no arguments there.

Morokoo
Morokoo

second sora? sounds... intresting...@-@

Young_Charter
Young_Charter

If they could make all these handhelds...Where is FF Agito XIII ? They better finish the Fabula Nova Crystallis Project before they move on to something else..

shadowysea07
shadowysea07

considering that like days that coded is basically filler i dont care. now pe on the other hand thats awesome. lame that its not on the ps3 though shame on them

thps48
thps48

Here's a good question: Why? Maybe that's too nondescript for this kind of thing. Let me expand: Why didn't they just put it on some handheld in the first place? Supposedly, you'd ask "Why?" with something like a remake of Kung Fu... Actually, would that be cool? ._.

thattotally
thattotally

Man that was the same image last year, and the year before that.

SerenityBeee
SerenityBeee

I hope we get the ps1 Parasite Eve on psn.

SillySkeleton
SillySkeleton

How about giving us some PSone Parasite Eve love on the PSN while we're waiting, squeenix? I'd love to revisit the first two on my PSP.

Isamu_36
Isamu_36

What happened to the "Vagrant Story" franchise? I've been waiting for another for years.

sssb
sssb

ahh parasite eve bring back memories, i hope se don't let us waiting too long for english version

FsLeonhart
FsLeonhart

I Hope for Parasite Eve on HD Consoles.

revway
revway

Hopefully they will go. "yes, Parasite Eve is going to be released November" :)

Gamewako
Gamewako

I never beat the second parasite Eve...feels like forever ago.

7291995
7291995

@Darth_Nater307 PlayStation.com

Visa004
Visa004

They should made PE: 3rdBDay for PS3 though or are they still gonna make the actual PE3?

beny_pimpster
beny_pimpster

guess no more remake of final fantasy 5 and 6 :(

geomyr
geomyr

wow parasite eve 3 on the psp its been a long time since the 1st and 2nd installment on the ps1 i waited long for this can't wait to play this when it comes out on the psp

optim2000
optim2000

I would love parasite eve for ps3

madsnakehhh
madsnakehhh

Man, Parasite Eve 3 on PSP, that is a horrenous joke SE, not to intend to bash the console or anything, but the game IMO should be on the PS3, Parasite Eve 2 it's one of my favorite games on the PS1, is a shame i might not play the third one, then again, this could be a good reason to get a PSP.

MichalisRbw
MichalisRbw

I hate how square enix is teasing us, especially nomura, he teased allot with the KH games and now he doesnt add FFversus 13 to the E3 but at the end he might show a trailer like he did with FFXIII

oskuuu
oskuuu

sweet! Parasite Eve II was really awesome, can't wait for 3rd Birthday :)

wexorian
wexorian

Not kingdom of hearts parasite eve make Just Parasite eve 3 or remake game with bit new story coz 2nd game was cool

FamousCalibur
FamousCalibur

@At all KH fans, Yes it is true that KH3 will be released in 2012, another game will be in 2011, and this one this year, also KH3 and others game will focus more on both Sora and Xehanort, and if you spoiled yourself and saw the ending on BBS Xehanort has technically been in every game. One more thing, KH3 may not end the Kingdom Hearts series

burnupblade
burnupblade

No damn it they always made Parasite Eve unique in its own way. Dont fuggz it up and make a card game out it.

blue-peregrine
blue-peregrine

@Darth_Nater307 Do a search on Kingdom Hearts via Wikipedia to find out. BTW I'm FF fan, not a KH fan.

Sethbeastalan
Sethbeastalan

Can't wait for coded (which I was really afraid of never coming to western shores) and BBS. They're finally wrapping up the intro (which is what coded, BBS, and Days is supposed to be) to KH3!

PunkOZ
PunkOZ

SQUARE-ENIX SAID THAT THEIR NOT GOING TO RELEASE KH3 TILL AFTER Final Fantasy Versus 13 is released so plp stop hating on the side stories

ZippyDSMLee
ZippyDSMLee

Oh gaw what kinda of RE clone with they make RE into >

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

@Jaden_Arbiter Dude I totally agree with you. Look PSP is whatever system to me.. We have been waiting for years for this!! Plus it isn't even comming out anywhere but JP why even anounce it!!! Freaking buzz kill!!

Jaden_Arbiter
Jaden_Arbiter

Oh come on, not only will the new Parasite Eve not be released on a better platform like the PS3 or the 360, it will be Japan only and on the PSP? Talk about a lame ass premiere for a series that hasn't been touched in over a decade. And it was really good too, that's just dumb.

NicoLikesSoda
NicoLikesSoda

i really hate the portable spin-offs. go on with KH3 already!!!

TTDog
TTDog

We need a Parasite Eve title on the PS3 or 360... something to allow the developers to let their imaginations run free without the restrictions found with handheld consoles.

DarkZero_0x
DarkZero_0x

They will talk about KH3 it has been how many years since KH2 and all we have been getting is psp/ds games. So they can add least a trailer of KH3 to get us excited about.

DarkZero_0x
DarkZero_0x

They will talk about KH3 it has been how many years since KH2 and all we have been getting is psp/ds games. So they can add least a trailer of KH3 to get us excited about.

DarkZero_0x
DarkZero_0x

They will talk about KH3 it has been how many years since KH2 and all we have been getting is psp/ds games. So they can add least a trailer of KH3 to get us excited about.

DarkZero_0x
DarkZero_0x

They will talk about KH3 it has been how many years since KH2 and all we have been getting is psp/ds games. So they can add least a trailer of KH3 to get us excited about.

Dualmask
Dualmask

Yay for Parasite Eve. I'm so glad I continue to hold onto my PSP. Good releases may be few and far between, but they're there.

Yasviele
Yasviele

Just confirm KH3 b4 start with another version :(

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

I agree with pooyanh, I want more news on FF Agito 13! I hope Square-enix reveals the release date on E3...

7291995
7291995

I heard KH3 will be released 2012. I can't wait!!! XD

Gammet25
Gammet25

Finally, square enix is finally going back to what they do best.

shkar
shkar

Parasite Eve ,,,the game that I will never forget about,,,,,and the name itself brings back memories.......

pooyanh
pooyanh

What of Final Fantasy Agito XIII?

Nozizaki
Nozizaki

I'm glad to hear about Re:Coded, Days was an amazing game, and I'll be adding Re:Coded to my collection, but I'd prefer to have BbS. I wonder if Re:Coded will be 3DS compatible?