Kingdom Heart coded was developed by Square-Enix, with collaboration with Walt Disney Internet Group for the Japanese mobile phones. It is an episodic, puzzle video game sets after the events of Kingdom Hearts II. The game was directed by Nomura, and co-directed by Hajime Tabata. Tabata disapproved the idea for a Kingdom Hearts game for a mobile phone, but then he found the idea interesting. The playable demos was being shown to public at Tokyo Game Show 2008 and Jump Fiesta events at 2009.
coded was released on the PRIME Series “P-01A” mobile phone on June 3rd, 2009. The game consists of 8 episodes,with the last episodes being released on January 28th 2010. The story follows Jimmy Cricket as he found a hidden message in his journal. Players play as a digitized Sora as he went back to the previous locales in the first game, digitally to investigate the anomaly in Jimmy’s journal.
The game was ported to the Nintendo DS titled Kingdom Hearts RE:coded. It was ported by h.a.n.d, the same team that developed Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days. The game was released in Japan on October 7th, 2010 and January 11th in North America the following year. A few improvements were made, such as the
revamped combat system and some secret unlockable trailer that hinted Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance for the Nintendo 3DS. The game received an aggregate of 66% on metacritic, with some calling it the worst game in the series. Most called the game as decent, as it will filled the hunger of fans for a new Kingdom Hearts game. The unlockable trailer was deemed worthy for fans, as it details the events when Master Sid discussed Riku and Sora the location of Aqua, Ventus and Terra. He sends Riku and Sora to the Mark of the Mastery exam as a preparation for the revival of Master Xehanort.
To be continued to part 6…