Square Enix has announced that Kingdom Hearts Re:coded will be released for Nintendo DS in Europe and North America. Sora, Mickey, and friends will arrive in North America on Jan. 11, 2011, and will fly across the Atlantic to Europe by Jan. 14.
Re:coded is set after the events of Kingdom Hearts II, when Jiminy Cricket discovers that someone has written a mysterious message in his journals about Sora's adventures. King Mickey decides to digitize the journal and investigate it, and within the resulting "datascape" is a computerized copy of Sora who is about to embark on his own grand adventure. The game includes a classic-style Kingdom Hearts battle system that has been modified for the DS, and promises unique boss battles and an avatar system that allows players to trade avatars and playable maps with friends.
For more Re:coded images, see our screenshot gallery.