June 3, 2009


Unravel the Secrets of KINGDOM HEARTS and Explore the Disney Worlds with Friends for the First Time through Multiplayer Mode
LOS ANGELES (June 2, 2009) — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, and Disney Interactive Studios announced today that KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days will launch in North America on September 29, 2009. The best-selling action RPG franchise makes its memorable debut on Nintendo DS™ by adding a brand new multiplayer mode. Jump into the action alone or with friends and experience the thrilling gameplay the series is known for.

KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days revolves around Roxas, the “other” hero from
KINGDOM HEARTS II. Players follow Roxas through his days among Organization XIII’s ranks, unraveling the events that took place during the year that Sora was asleep, and ultimately revealing one of the KINGDOM HEARTS saga’s most shocking secrets. Players and their friends will join Roxas, his friend Axel and the mysterious fourteenth member of Organization XIII on a journey across charming, vibrant worlds full of Square Enix’s and Disney’s beloved characters.

Additionally, KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days uses the local wireless capabilities of Nintendo DS to introduce the series’ first ever multiplayer mode, in which players can take control of their favorite Organization XIII members and tackle a variety of missions on their own terms.

With more than 12 million copies shipped worldwide, the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise is one of the most cherished RPGs in video game history. Featuring characters created by renowned character designer Tetsuya Nomura, KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days offers a magical, immersive world that will engage players with its gripping storyline and dynamic gameplay.


In KINGDOM HEARTS, Sora turned the Keyblade on himself in order to release Kairi’s heart, but his heart was also released in the process. This brought about the creation of Roxas, Sora’s Nobody. Unlike most Nobodies, however, Roxas has no memories of his past. He joins Organization XIII and slowly begins to discover the truth behind his existence and the Organization itself. He meets and befriends the fourteenth member of the Organization, who also has no recollection of her past. What will Roxas see during his time in the Organization? What is the connection between him, Sora and the fourteenth member? And what becomes of them? Dive into the heart of the KINGDOM HEARTS storyline’s biggest secrets.


  • Familiar action-packed KINGDOM HEARTS gameplay that has captivated fans worldwide
  • “Panel System” — a brand-new system that allows you to customize Roxas’s arsenal by placing abilities, items and weapon parts into allotted slots
  • A series-first multiplayer mode, allowing up to four players to control any Organization XIII member
  • Learn about the origins of the “Organization XIII” name
  • Get to know the members of Organization XIII, including the mysterious fourteenth member
  • Finally experience the KINGDOM HEARTS storyline’s missing chapter

KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days is not yet rated by the ESRB. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings. KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days will be available at North American retailers for a suggested retail price of $34.99.

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About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises &mdash FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 47 million units worldwide &mdash under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.

Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at

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

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