Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Opening Movie Officially Uploaded for 12-Year Anniversary; Why? We Have No Idea

For some bizarre reason, the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account and YouTube channel have uploaded the opening movie for Kingdom Hearts Re:coded to commemorate its 12-year anniversary.

Not only is the game itself relatively obscure, but the anniversary year is also pretty random. I’d understand if it were the game’s 13-year anniversary, but 12? It’s pretty weird. The official Kingdom Hearts media accounts rarely post as is, so seeing them do so for a random anniversary year of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is incredibly head-scratching.

The Twitter post is tagged with #KH20, but once again, it’s worth emphasizing its sheer randomness. Regardless, it’s a neat opening, so we’re not complaining. Re:coded is also one of the most overlooked and underappreciated entries of the franchise.

You can view the opening movie of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded below:

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is a remake of Kingdom Hearts Coded, a mobile phone game in Japan. It takes place after the events of Kingdom Hearts II and has King Mickey, Donald, and Goofy investigating Jiminy’s Journal after finding a mysterious message. The title is also viewable in a movie state via Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch via Cloud.

Check out our review of Kingdom Hearts Dark Road.

In Kingdom Hearts IV, Sora is in Quadratum with Strelitzia, a prominent character from Kingdom Hearts Union χ. This setting is an afterworld for the two characters following their tragic fates. Additionally, this new saga has been titled the Lost Master Arc. Further, some combat footage was showcased, with Sora performing Keyblade transformations against a giant entity that seems to be a Heartless? We don’t know for sure.

“The heart resides within the soul, which in turn is guided by fate to its rightful place” is a crucial phrase used at the start of this trailer for the upcoming mainline game.


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Orpheus Joshua

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