Since Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] released in Japan last week, U.S. gamers have been waiting for the official domestic release date. After a rather short wait, it has been announced that Kingdom Hearts 3D will hit American shores on July 31st.
Releasing only three months after its Japan debut, which is half the time it took us to get Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. It would not be surprising, then, if Western gamers weren’t provided with any extras such as additional bosses. Regardless, fans have plenty to be excited for.
Kingdom Hearts 3D takes place after Kingdom Hearts 2, making it the first game to do so. The game will follow Riku and Sora in separate-but-parallel adventures, allowing players to “drop” between stories at any point. According to the series’ director, Tetsuya Nomura, the game will also boast the series’ longest ending cutscene, wherein the true nature and goals of villains Ansem and Xemnas will be revealed “all at once.”
Kingdom Hearts 3D is sure to be a huge leap forward for the series’ plot, but it will almost surely pose several more questions in the process. One thing is certain, until the original KH and KH2 development screw finishes work on Final Fantasy Versus XIII, a true Kingdom Hearts 3 doesn’t appear to be on the horizon.