Square Enix has announced that Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days will be released for Nintendo DS across PAL territories on October 9, 2009.

The multi-million selling franchise continues with Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and follows Roxas, the "other" hero from Kingdom Hearts II. Players will discover more about his days as a member of the mysterious Organization XIII. What is the connection between Roxas and Sora? Who is the mysterious 14th member and what were the reasons for Roxas' eventual departure from the organization?

For the first time in the Kingdom Hearts series up to four players can team-up, taking control of their favourite Organization XIII members. The game also sees the introduction of Limit Breaks, the special near-death ability from Final Fantasy VII.

Larry Sparks, Vice President of Brand, Square Enix products commented: "The Kingdom Hearts series goes from strength to strength. With Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days we are delighted to be revisiting these wonderfully unique worlds and very excited about the addition of a multiplayer mode. I am sure fans will find this another thrilling and essential entry in the series."