Square Enix shows off Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, plus some art

Those of you looking forward to a third Kingdom Hearts console title will have to console themselves with another Kingdom Hearts mobile title. Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance will be the seventh title in the KH series, and the fifth that won’t be on a console. Dream Drop is being made for Nintendo’s 3DS handheld gaming device. 

The latest game puts players in control of two of the series’ past protagonists: Sora and Riku. Our returning heroes must visit and awaken a series of worlds as part of their “Mark of Mastery Exam,” the completion of which will mark them as Keyblade Masters. For the most part, Dream Drop will have the kind of gameplay that fans of the Kingdom Hearts series have come to expect. One of the new features is the AR function that the 3DS system comes with. It allows players to pet and feed spirits as well as play mini-games to improve the compatibility with the Spirits.

We’ve included in this photo gallery some art work of “Spirits” and “Nightmares” who are two different kinds of Dream Eaters. These spirits will accompany Riku and Sora during their journey to protect them from Nightmares. As we know, the spirits are pets that will act as battle mates in the game. 

Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance will be out for 3DS owners on July 31.