Square Enix's popular coupling with the Disney universe continues as 3DS gamers get their first crack at guiding series protagonists Sora and Riku through seven dream worlds on a quest to become Keyblade Masters in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Five of the dream worlds are based on Disney franchises, including Fantasia, Pinocchio, and Tron: Legacy, and all of the worlds are inhabited by Dream Eaters, strange creatures split into good "Spirits" and bad "Nightmares," in keeping with the dualistic nature of the series.
As always, classic Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy interact with gamers during their adventures, but for the first time in the series, characters from the Square side of the equation are taken not from the Final Fantasy franchise, but from the modern DS RPG The World Ends With You. Players rotate between the two main characters as they navigate the game worlds, automatically switching characters when their "Drop Gauge" is depleted, and recruiting nightmare-eating Spirits to gain new abilities, attacks, and co-op moves. The 3D action finds gamers engaging in fast-paced combat, using the touch screen to execute special moves, and taking on large bosses in order to unlock the keyholes in each level.
Available only by pre-ordering the game, this special bundle edition includes three augmented reality (AR) cards. One AR card unlocks the dream eater R & R Seal while another randomly unlocks either Sudo Neku, Mewjesty, or Ursa Circus. The final AR card acts as a viewing stand for admiring the characters on the other AR cards from all angles. ~ Christopher Brown, All Game Guide
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