Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is based on Kingdom Hearts: Coded, an episodic Kingdom Hearts game for mobile phones. “The scenario is the same [as the cell phone version], but the game system is different,” Tetsuya Nomura explained. I asked him how the Nintendo DS version was different from the cell phone release.
Square Enix modified the combat system for Kingdom Hearts Re:coded and changed the controls. “The game system uses a mix between the DS and the PSP controls,” Nomura continued. “One of the challenges with the DS version of Kingdom Hearts is there is no analog control. So, I tried to create a control system that would be more simplified than previous Kingdom Hearts titles. Again, this was a challenge for Re:coded.”
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded also has bonus full-motion scenes and extra gameplay designed just for the Nintendo DS remake. The game is slated for fall in Japan and has a TBD release date in North America.