Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Offers Feeling of Flying

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Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Offers Feeling of Flying

Square Enix's new 3DS Kingdom Hearts title will make players feel like they're Superman.

Square Enix had more than one name change in store for this week's 1st Production Premiere Event. Kingdom Hearts 3D for the Nintendo 3DS has now been renamed Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, which is a hint toward how the game will use the handheld's 3D effect.

At the Premiere, Kingdom Hearts 3D director Yasushi Yasue revealed that Dream Drop Distance will feature both Sora and Riku, with players able to switch between them at will. Yasue said this switch will add a new tactical element to the game.

Dream Drop Distance will make use of 3D when players are "falling" or "flying." The game's new trailer shows players falling from the sky in a first-person mode, with balloons and other objects moving upward that will presumably be displayed in 3D.

The trailer also shows how Yasue wants Dream Drop Distance to imbue players with a new sense of speed. Riku and Sora bounce between walls, swing around posts, and jump into groups of monsters with lightning-quick weapon slashes. It's very fast.

Perhaps subconsciously, Square Enix confirmed that we're in for a new generation of acronyms now that Nintendo is moving on to the 3DS. It'll be tough to string three "D" words together in a row, but I think the game industry is up for the challenge. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance was not given a release date.

Source: Siliconera

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Really? Another Kingdom Hearts title? Though now I think the 3DS will be on my list of things I want, like a new computer.

Never been a big fan of Kingdom hearts, and that doesn't look 3D, it looks like a kaleidoscope. (I know it will look 3D on the system, but for a teaser trailer the insect-eye view is unnecessary).

Also, Dream Drop Distance = You're trying too hard. Reminds me of when I was a kid, trying to make acronyms out of things. "Let's see... SODA. Such Obligatory Delicious Ascension." It never made any sense, and Dream Drop Distance doesn't really seem to either.

Of course, there's obviously a translation barrier. See Donkey Kong.

Another Kingdom Hearts title. I'm not too fond of their habit of re-using previous environments and making a title out of a minuscule bit of story, but the new combat mechanics make me kind of looking forward to this one. Plus, one of those worlds is Paris in Hunchback of Notre-Dame, my all-time favourite Disney movie.

Oh nostalgia.. the things you make me buy.

Why does the game play remind me of Sonic? I really hope Square doesn't give Sega any ideas, but then again, maybe that would be an improvement for the Sonic team, since their own ideas usually aren't any good.

[rage]WHEN THE HECK ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE A PROPER KINDGOM HEARTS 3.[/rage]

It is really weird to hear the japanese Mickey. This does not look bad too bad it will be for 3ds and I do not really plan on getting one. I think I will finally have to give up on the kingdom hearts games. They have basically been rehashing the same time between 1 and 2 forever and it does not seem like they are going to ever actually get around to making a proper 3rd one.

Wow, that's one of the worst titles I've heard in a good while.

Also, for gods sake Square MAKE KINGDOM HEARTS 3 OR GTFO!

Alright, this shit is gettin' old real quick. Square, quit milkin' the series trying to earn some cash every time you guys have a new idea over there, release KH3, and end it all.

Yeah yeah 3D, very nice gimmick blah blah etc etc, but what is the story?! I want to know what's going on in this game

Aussie Legend:
Wow, that's one of the worst titles I've heard in a good while.

Also, for gods sake Square MAKE KINGDOM HEARTS 3 OR GTFO!

Also this

Am I the only one who's thinking that the characters looked like they age regressed a little bit?

Also, what's with the sonic adventure 2 grinding?

also, drop physics is your selling point?

What kind of contract is nintendo making square and disney sign here?

Even though I'm not excited for the game to be released, watching the video gave me nostalgia. Awwww man Kingdom Hearts, thought it was the most epic of the epic games back then.

They're going to make a Hunch Back World ?! I wish they're would've put that earlier, I love that movie.

5 bucks says no new worlds

Ok, more Kingdom Hearts for a plataform I don't have.

Poke me again when they release one for a not-portable-console, please.

midpipps:
[rage]WHEN THE HECK ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE A PROPER KINDGOM HEARTS 3.[/rage]

I agree completely... WHERE THE FUDGE IS KINGDOM HEARTS 3! Come on guys! Stop giving us stories in between stories, and just give a new story! Gosh dang it!

OT: Looks fun, but I wonder what worlds are going to be in there? Probably the obvious worlds like Agrabah and Halloween Town, but what else? I kind of want a world based upon "The Black Cauldron" and another world based upon "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", but you know what would be really cool? A black and white world for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit!

Gamegodtre:
5 bucks says no new worlds

They've already shown one in that trailer to be the Hunch Back of Notre Dame. (the massive belfry was a dead give away) Considering that they seem to want to drop us off of lots of high places I wonder if this means we will get a Great Mouse Detective world with a fight on the clock hands of Big Ben.

Also we're not getting three until the KH team finish making FF13 versus, which is looking like somewhere between never and "pfft, hell if we know".

These spin-offs are making me angry. It'd be great if I didn't have to go to several different gaming platforms just to understand a single story better. Kingdom Hearts 3 or bust, Square. Either that or actually do something about Final Fantasy Versus XIII, because I'm quite anxious to see how that turns out.

I recently got pulled back into the Kingdom Hearts series by my girlfriend, I've beaten the first and working on the second now. But, roar I just want a Xbox or hell I don't have one but even a PS3 release of Kingdom Hearts since I don't have a DS. I'll just keep my hopes up and maybe someday they'll go back to non hand-held releases of the series..

I'll probably end up buying it...looks like the closest we're going to get to KH3...

Ok. This looks fucking epic, but why do we have do have them on hand-helds!? I really want a proper console KH! I don't have a fucking PSP or DS.... *Grumblegrumblegrumble*
Wow. I'm glad almost -everyone- else feels the same.

Another one...? I think i'm giving up on the series.

Is this supposed to be the sequel to KH3? Why does Square Enix keep bouncing titles between handhelds? With the story so chopped up between consoles while using a lot of between & betwixt stories, the continuity of it all may as well be damned.

KeyMaster45:

Gamegodtre:
5 bucks says no new worlds

They've already shown one in that trailer to be the Hunch Back of Notre Dame. (the massive belfry was a dead give away) Considering that they seem to want to drop us off of lots of high places I wonder if this means we will get a Great Mouse Detective world with a fight on the clock hands of Big Ben.

Also we're not getting three until the KH team finish making FF13 versus, which is looking like somewhere between never and "pfft, hell if we know".

well i stand corrected and i punched that five dollar bill.
also Rapunzel's world Tangled might be good for height (disney made that right?)

From what I've heard on the internet, this game is about Sora and Riku taking the test to become official keyblade masters. But for some reason, they've apparently de-aged a year. And Riku doesn't have his keyblade anymore, which seemes important for a test to be a KEYBLADE master. And why the hell are Xemnas and Ansem back? you know what, the plot is getting ridiculously convoluted. 20 bucks says these worlds are somehow illusions, and Sora and Riku forget this game ever happened at the end. At least there's gonna be a bunch of new worlds. And the flying does look pretty badass, but is the whole game gonna be like that?

best part of the trailer is hearing mickey mouse speak in Japanese

KeyMaster45:

Gamegodtre:
5 bucks says no new worlds

They've already shown one in that trailer to be the Hunch Back of Notre Dame. (the massive belfry was a dead give away) Considering that they seem to want to drop us off of lots of high places I wonder if this means we will get a Great Mouse Detective world with a fight on the clock hands of Big Ben.

Also we're not getting three until the KH team finish making FF13 versus, which is looking like somewhere between never and "pfft, hell if we know".

I wish they get that damn versus game over and done with already. It's been how many years now? Sheesh...

I'm really sick of having each Kingdom Hearts Game come out on a new platform. I've already missed out on content simply by not being japanese, so to hell with replacing my damned DS.

Also, this triple D things will be hilarious if it catches on. I mean, sticking 'super' onto the title of games was bad enough, but this is ridiculous.

During the battle scenes there is a 'drop' gauge, guess i know where they got 1 of the "D's", or at least why they called it the drop gauge...

Dream also sounds like it's all gonna be set between KH and KH2, i.e. while Sora was sleeping.

God i never thought i was the type of person to speculate wildly over an upcoming game....

Ive never played kindgom hearts before but the combat in thie video has me interested. reminds me of ninja gaiden. Also when are they going to make panzer dragoon for this damn machine. its a match made in heaven just do it.

Mamzelle_Kat:
Another Kingdom Hearts title. I'm not too fond of their habit of re-using previous environments and making a title out of a minuscule bit of story, but the new combat mechanics make me kind of looking forward to this one. Plus, one of those worlds is Paris in Hunchback of Notre-Dame, my all-time favourite Disney movie.

Oh nostalgia.. the things you make me buy.

Number-14:
Even though I'm not excited for the game to be released, watching the video gave me nostalgia. Awwww man Kingdom Hearts, thought it was the most epic of the epic games back then.

They're going to make a Hunch Back World ?! I wish they're would've put that earlier, I love that movie.

Er... the belltower in question is clearly the clock tower from Twilight Town.

Between this and XIII-2 I honestly have to wonder what they're thinking. How about you release Versus, and work on KH3, stuff people actually want and have been waiting for.

Rather wait for the games release then speculate on the quality.

Soras falling out of the sky? "It's Raining Men! (sorta)"

*is now getting a 3DS* i personally can't wait for this, just like with every kingdom hearts.

Lvl 64 Klutz:

Mamzelle_Kat:
Another Kingdom Hearts title. I'm not too fond of their habit of re-using previous environments and making a title out of a minuscule bit of story, but the new combat mechanics make me kind of looking forward to this one. Plus, one of those worlds is Paris in Hunchback of Notre-Dame, my all-time favourite Disney movie.

Oh nostalgia.. the things you make me buy.

Number-14:
Even though I'm not excited for the game to be released, watching the video gave me nostalgia. Awwww man Kingdom Hearts, thought it was the most epic of the epic games back then.

They're going to make a Hunch Back World ?! I wish they're would've put that earlier, I love that movie.

Er... the belltower in question is clearly the clock tower from Twilight Town.

Dude have you watched the video to the end? at 1:40 you see Sora running through a series of bells which is just like the cathedral in Hunchback. Also while he's falling down you see the city of Paris plus the balloons of that festival.

Mamzelle_Kat:

Dude have you watched the video to the end? at 1:40 you see Sora running through a series of bells which is just like the cathedral in Hunchback. Also while he's falling down you see the city of Paris plus the balloons of that festival.

Still looks like Twilight Town to me. It is a little hard to tell, but other than the slightly familiar skyline, it also looks more like the Twilight Town train station than a cathedral right before he lands.

Not that I'm not glad that there will be something to buy when I get my 3DS but I swear if they don't make Kingdom Hearts 3 for the PS3 within the next 2 years, I'm gonna bail on square enix. The Final Fantasies are just getting worse and now they're ruining Disney classics with the license they have. However I am intrigued by the whole hunchback of notre dame setting, please make it awesome PLEASE!

Color me regular, as I was already excited. Does anyone know where I can get a full synopsis of 1/2? I never played them... :(

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