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Watch Kingdom Hearts 3D's New Battle Systems in Action

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Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance plays a lot like past titles in the series, especially Re:coded and Birth by Sleep, however there have been a few major changes.

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The first is the "free-flow" system which allows you to perform special attacks by interacting with enemies or the environment in certain ways. These attacks are always more powerful than normal combos and magic so a well-placed grind rail or light pole can make a difficult battle into a simple affair.

A new type of shooter stage has been added as well. Sometimes they revolve around collecting items or defeating a certain number of enemies. Other times, they're just massive boss fights.

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To see both normal combat and the shooter stages in action, be sure to check out the video above.

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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The battle looks great, and the music sounds nostalgic.

I might actually pick it up, but I expect to be hella confused, skipping out on reCoded, 3986/182369 Days, and not finishing BBS.

But whatever, it'll iron itself out, right?