Kingdom Hearts Tries Its Hand at Augmented Reality Games, Fails Miserably

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In the Kingdom Hearts series, the player character often teams up with two other party members as you explore the game's various Disney worlds. In Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance however, players use friendly versions the game's monsters—called "Dream Eaters"—as party members instead of the usual Disney characters.

Besides leveling-up through battle, your Dream Eaters can be improved in a series of augmented reality games using the 3DS' cameras. And though these AR games are playable, they're still not very good.

Check out the video above to see a few of these AR games in action.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance was released in Japan on March 29, 2012 for the Nintendo 3DS. A western release is planned for sometime in summer 2012.

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Ah well, each Kingdom Hearts just has to have that one pointless thing =) Gummi ships in I & II, multiplayer in Chain of Memories and 358/2 Days, Command Board in Birth By Sleep and Avatars in Re:Coded