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Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
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キングダムハーツ 358/2 Days
Kingudamu Hātsu Surī Faibu Eito Deizu ōbā Tsū
Developer(s) Square Enix
h.a.n.d. Inc.
Publisher(s) Square Enix
Release date(s) Flag of Japan May 30, 2009
Flag of Canada/Flag of the United States September 29, 2009
European flag.svg/Flag of Australia October 9, 2009
Genre Action role-playing game
Game modes Single player, multiplayer
Ratings CERO: A
ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 12+
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
"What mattered the most was remembered the least."
—Tagline

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (read "Kingdom Hearts Three-Five-Eight Days over Two") is an RPG developed by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS, with aid from h.a.n.d. It focuses on the life of Roxas between the end of Kingdom Hearts and the beginning of Kingdom Hearts II, exploring the time from Roxas's creation until his confrontation with Riku that leads to his placement in the Simulated Twilight Town.

The Ultimate Hits edition was re-released in Japan on March 29, 2012 as part of the 10th Anniversary Box, and the game's entire cutscene gallery, including the speech box scenes, was remastered in high definition with brand new voice acting like a full-length feature for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX.

Conception and design

"Pinocchio's World" (remade as Prankster's Paradise) was originally set to appear in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, but was eventually removed due to space restrictions. Tetsuya Nomura explained that the planned plot for the world was,

Set in a circus and playing off the story of Pinocchio, a puppet with a heart, and the Nobodies who possess no heart, we planned for a sad episode with Roxas and Xion looking for hope for themselves.[1]
The world would have included Pinocchio (as a human) and Geppetto, as well as the villains Honest John and Gideon from the original film. The profile sprites for the characters still appear within the final game's code.

Hades and Megara were also planned to appear in Olympus Coliseum, and Tinker Bell was apparently planned to have lines, before she was made mute. These characters' profile sprites also appear within the final game's code.

Characters

Like previous Kingdom Hearts titles, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days features numerous Disney characters. All Organization XIII members are playable in multiplayer mode, as well as Riku, Donald, Goofy, The King, and Sora. Xion, the elusive fourteenth member of the Organization, has great sign

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