For those like me who have been almost frothing at the mouth for Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance
on the 3DS, now we can get a taste of the game as Square Enix has announced that a demo for the game is now available on the 3DS eShop Channel. The demo takes place in Traverse Town where Sora meets Neku from The World Ends With You and allows players to check out new gameplay features such as Flowmotion and Reality Shift. Rest assured I plan to download the demo tomorrow evening and check it out, and I'll report back here with my opinion.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publishers of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced that the demo forKINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] is now available through the Nintendo eShop.
The KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] demo takes place in Traverse Town, where Sora meets Neku from the popular DS title THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU®. Players will also encounter creatures new to the series called Dream Eaters, who are split into two categories: Spirits (allies) and Nightmares (enemies). Sora is able to recruit Spirits like Meow Wow and Tama Sheep as allies and link with them to perform powerful combo attacks to defeat enemy Dream Eaters and a colossal Nightmare beast. The demo also gives players the opportunity to try new gameplay features like “Flowmotion” and “Reality Shift.”
About KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance]
In preparation for an impending threat, Sora and Riku enter the Sleeping Worlds to complete the Mark of Mastery exam. They will encounter new enemies and make new friends in worlds they have never set foot in, and if successful in their quest, they will become true Keyblade Masters.
KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] is available now for preorder at $59.99 for the “Mark of Mastery” Collector’s Edition and $39.99 for the standard edition.
KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] Official Homepage: http://kingdomhearts.com
KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] Official Facebook® Page:http://www.facebook.com/kingdomhearts
Follow KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] on Twitter®: @KINGDOMHEARTS
KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
About the KINGDOM HEARTS series
KINGDOM HEARTS is a series of role-playing games created through the collaboration of Disney Interactive Studios and Square Enix. Since the first KINGDOM HEARTS was released in March 2002 for the PlayStation®2 system, the series has expanded with several additional entries, and has shipped over 17 million units worldwide.
About Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive, one of the world’s largest creators of high-quality interactive entertainment across all platforms, is the part of The Walt Disney Company responsible for the global creation and delivery of interactive entertainment, multi-platform video games, and family-focused content across all current and emerging digital media platforms. Disney Interactive produces and distributes a broad portfolio of content from Disney Interactive Games and Disney Interactive Media. Products and content released and operated by Disney Interactive include blockbuster mobile, social and console games, online virtual worlds, #1 kid’s entertainment destination Disney.com and the #1 Family/Parenting portfolio on the Web.
Disney Interactive is the interactive entertainment part of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS).
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.