The Nintendo DS re-make of a Japanese Kingdom Hearts cell-phone game will be at video game mega-show E3 next week. Cool, but is that the Kingdom Hearts E3 mystery game? This is what we know:
Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded is not Kingdom Hearts 3. No way. It's one of two Kingdom Hearts games Square Enix confirmed today that it will be showing at E3 in a listing of the company's E3 games. The other is the PSP game Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep.
Re:Coded is a DS port of Kingdom Hearts: Coded, an episodic game in the Disney-meets-Final-Fantasy series released in Japan starting in 2008.
Here's the official description of Re:Coded:
Sora's journey in KINGDOM HEARTS II has drawn to a close, and now a new tale is set to begin.
Jiminy Cricket is looking over the journal he used to document his first adventure with Sora when he discovers a mysterious message. He didn't write it – so how on earth did it get there? King Mickey is determined to find out, so he and his friends decide to digitize the journal and delve into its deepest secrets. Inside this "datascape" dwells a second Sora who is about to embark on a grand adventure of his very own.
SquareEnix did not provide a release date for the game.
Do note that if Kingdom Hearts 3 is going to get a splashy E3 debut, SquareEnix probably wouldn't tell us early. But at least you can expect to hear about Re:Coded next week as well as approximately one billion other games Kotaku will be covering at gaming's annual showcase circus.