Kingdom Hearts 3D is Officially a Thing for North America and Europe

Illustration for article titled emKingdom Hearts 3D/em is Officially a Thing for North America and Europe

The final chapter of the Kingdom Hearts saga begins with Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance for the 3DS, now confirmed for release next year in North America and Europe, as if anyone was worried it wouldn't make it.


Hardcore Kingdom Hearts fans around the world are on the edge of their seats waiting for Dream Drop Distance, the opening chapter in the final conflict between the forces of young teens and obscurity. The game features two of the franchises most popular characters, Riku and Sora, as they struggle to become true Keyblade masters. To train them, King Mickey and Yen Sid put them through a rigorous training regime that involves the pair being dropped into dreams. I'm sure distance is involved as well.

The 3DS game features plenty of new Disney cameos, new creatures that the player can recruit to fight by their side, and promises to make the final conflict perfectly clear for those of us that have no idea what the hell is going on.


Look for Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance to hit the 3DS in North America and Europe sometime next year.

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Paradox me

I feel this needs to be said:

Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, like Birth by Sleep before it, is a full fledged sequel and part of the main series. Chain of Memories, 358/2 Days and Coded are closer to spin-offs.

It's one of my biggest gaming pet peeves. People just refuse to acknowledge Birth by Sleep and Dream Drop Distance, all the while shouting for Kingdom Hearts III.

Kingdom Hearts II's secret ending (previously dubbed Kingdom Hearts III by fans) turned out to be Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and it was the game you were all asking for. It probably advanced the series' story more than Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II combined. It took all of the vague plot points from the first two games and actually established the overarching storyline that Kingdom Hearts III will be concluding.

Dream Drop Distance will be the same way. It will continue to move the story forward, setting the stage for Kingdom Hearts III which, from a story perspective, couldn't have existed yet.


In the time you've been crying for Kingdom Hearts III, they'll have released "Kingdom Hearts III" and "Kingdom Hearts IV."