Kingdom Hearts 3D gets its own 3DS for Japanese launch

Latest iteration of Square Enix franchise to receive specially themed hardware bundle when it launches March 29 in Japan, bonus packed into first run of copies.

Fans of both the Square Enix and Disney universes were blessed with the release of Kingdom Hearts on the PlayStation 2 back in 2002, with the series now spanning eight games. Square recently announced that the ninth game in the series--Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance--will be out on March 29 in Japan.

Would Square Enix release this 3DS outside of Japan?

In addition to the game, the company will release a Kingdom Hearts Edition 3DS pack, where players can buy a bundle containing the game and a 3DS with an original black design filled with recognizable icons from the series. Square Enix also stated that each first-print versions of the game will contain an AR card that unlocks a rare Dream Eater collectible upon reading it through the 3DS. The price of the bundle has yet to be announced.

Kingdom Hearts 3D focuses on protagonists Sora and Riku, and its story is set after the events of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. The game will feature the return of Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep's Command Deck and a Dream Eater hunting side quest. Featured crossovers include Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Square Enix's The World Ends With You.

The North American and European version of the game will be out later in 2012.

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707107
707107

This and Kid Icarus: Uprising are mainly why I want a 3DS.

707107
707107

@AxelSephiroth Are you saying that you don't have an import of games down there?

tokenblackkid99
tokenblackkid99

If im gonna blow money on a 3DS and this game i might as well get this one if it comes out so please let it come out in the states

XxKing_BlazexX
XxKing_BlazexX

In the words of rage guy, FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

AnGiTheGamer
AnGiTheGamer

So tempting. Never cared about the 3ds. But now kingdom hearts is involved. Time to waste money. Please come out of Japan!

AxelSephiroth
AxelSephiroth

I love how all of you guys are complaining about not getting good accesories in America I live in Australia, we get nothing

chazy035
chazy035

LOL One after another Nintendo. This is how Nintendo makes sales. They rely on spoiled kids who already own a regular cosmo black 3DS or MGS 3ds or aqua blue 3ds or Zelda 3ds etc... GameStop will be full of like-new or used 3DS with every new bundle that comes out!! You crack me up Nintendo...

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Doesn't look as good as the Zelda 3DS.

NettoSaito
NettoSaito

@FullmetalFreak7 It's going to be coming out a little bit later. Apparently KH3D is going to act as the introduction to KH3, and it will also show off some of the new features as well.

renji4eva
renji4eva

Wish the box 360 got the same love... getting a kingdom hearts game and a specially designed console.

Oldboy08
Oldboy08

MGS Snake skin looks way better.

soulless4now
soulless4now

They need to bring this stateside. The whole reason I'm getting a 3DS this year is for this game so it'll be a win-win situation for me if they did.

monson21502
monson21502

arrrggg.. they always get the cool stuff... wish ms would make a hand held so the us gamers wouldnt get the shaft all the time....

Amhp
Amhp

I hope this bundle comes out in the U.S.

AnGiTheGamer
AnGiTheGamer

I wasn't gonna buy the 3DS. Now I guess I have no choice. Better come outside of Japan! Good thing I didn't buy it yet.

heartindarkness
heartindarkness

why why nomura did u huv to torture us by scattering KH series like tht i am hardly gna buy 3DS jst to play KH or the psp too :/ wht shall i do :(

randomrings
randomrings

And i got the Super Mario 3d Land bundle... ughh... now I just feel lame Nonetheless still pumped for Dream Drop Distance

Crash6
Crash6

hmmmmm.......I like that

EPaul
EPaul

That looks pretty awesome

RikusTwilight
RikusTwilight

Everytime anything KH is announced, cue lots of people whining about KH3 not coming out/not being on the PS3 and more people whining about the handheld games all being spin-offs. NEWSFLASH! If you don't play the handheld games, then you aren't going to understand what KH3 is about anyway, as the handheld games aren't spin offs at all, they are canonical parts of the story, which all link together. If you love the KH series so much, buy the games and just borrow the consoles you don't have from a friend. Quit whining everytime, it's exhausting people.

nintendo-naut
nintendo-naut

I would so import this if the 3DS wasn't region locked. And we're not gonna get this in NA either. So lame--We never get the good stuf.

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

Did I miss when Kingdom hearts 3 came out? or are the 9 games all spin offs on the portables.

Fantasy721
Fantasy721

If this edition is released in the U.S., then I will buy the 3DS.

Flint247
Flint247

I am fine with my black one.

funkymonkey4710
funkymonkey4710

Can we all hope that Kingdom Hearts 3 is cross platform and not an exclusive!

eliebaz
eliebaz

i was wondering everybody wants KH3 on the PS3, but has anybody put any thought into making the disney levels life like? i mean the disney levels are based on cartoons how are they going to project that in PS3 graphics? i think it works better on consoles like the DS im not saying i wouldn't love a new game on the PS3 i would love it more than anything else especially with an KH HD i think it would be GREAT AND AMAZING and SIMPLY WONDERFUL that i'd do anything to see KH3 reach PS3 and especially an HD version it's just when think of the complications which is probably why they haven't started production they're unsure how to tackle such a project... that's my opinion

eliebaz
eliebaz

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fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

aah thee illuminati 3DS

Alpr1010
Alpr1010

I WANT KINDOM HEARTS 3 ON CONSOLE/PC ALREADY!!! STOP WITH THE HANDHELDS :((

Wardishy
Wardishy

Wish they wouldn't spread the KH series across every single platform imaginable... Have been put off or missed out on several of them because of this. Probably will miss on this one as well, because I have no intention of getting a 3DS for just one game.

blackace
blackace

This should be released in the U.S. on the same day considering most of the game includes Disney characters and Disney is an American company. It's silly not to release this in America as well around the same time.

JordanizPro
JordanizPro

Screw all these handheld Kingdom Heart games.Where is the true next generation Kingdom Hearts game at?! Square Enix we want to play Kingdom Hearts on our PS3s and 360s!

pszone
pszone

Why cant you do KH3 and a HD collection already im feb up all this side storys . and i bet pp do as well.

Essian
Essian

Why must we get everything like 3-6 months later? The Vita, most games, accessories.... it's freaking annoying!

hleflore
hleflore

As popular as this series is I am baffled that it is never released across all markets at the same time.

endorbr
endorbr

I'll still wait until they release a 3DS that has two toggles. I'm not spending $169 on one just to have them turn around and come out with a two toggle model for the same price. I am seriously not interested in that clunky add on to get the functionality just because Nintendo made an oversight in getting up-to-date with the rest of the 21st century.

King-gamer
King-gamer

Copyright Disney... It's like they own the 3DS...

jayd02
jayd02

@NJGIANTSNY They need to build up hype. I still know people who don't know about this game. Game companies release information about games long before it comes out so that it can spread.

NJGIANTSNY
NJGIANTSNY

I don't understand why they can't just get these games out faster then this or do world wide releases we are in 2012 .

benleslie5
benleslie5

This is why I wanted hold fire on buying a 3DS. If this gets a UK release on a special edition I'd be buying one

dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

And yet another killer app and bundle for the 3DS.