Square Enix Announce Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance]


Square Enix has today announced that they will be bringing the hugely popular Kingdom Hearts series to the Nintendo 3DS sometime next year.

Designed specifically for the 3DS, Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] once again focuses on series stalwarts Sora and Riku. Set in the magical Disney universe, King Mickey and Yen Sid prepare for an impending threat by putting the duo through the Mark of Mastery exam. Both Sora and Riku are sent into the Sleeping Worlds, where they will face enemies and allies that have never been seen before. If they can successfully complete the task they are given, they will be deemed true Keyblade Masters.

Not a great deal of information regarding the gameplay has been revealed, but Square Enix did provide us a small list of features to get you Kingdom Hearts fans ever so slightly excited.

  • Dual protagonists – Play as the two most popular characters of the franchise, Sora and Riku.
  • “Free-flow” action – Enjoy fast and effortless movements while interacting with the environment and performing acrobatic attacks.
  • Brand-new creatures – Dream Eaters inhabit the Sleeping Worlds, and are split into two categories: Spirits and Nightmares. Recruit over 50 different types of Spirits as allies to fight alongside Sora and Riku.
  • New Disney worlds – Beloved Disney worlds and characters, such as La Cité des Cloches (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), make their series debut.
  • Story progression – With updated looks for Sora and Riku, and the impending conflict made clear, this title is a big step forward in the series.

To accompany the announcement, Square Enix has released a trailer and a couple of screenshots for your viewing pleasure. Check them out below, and be sure to let us know what you think of the title once you’re done.


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