Being a North American gamer was once such a hassle. Before western game developers became so prominent in the console space, most of the games available on home consoles came from Japanese development houses which ment long delays between a Japanese and a Western game release. Just look at Final Fantasy VII. The Japan to North American release window was a good 8 months, and that’s for one of the most revered RPGs of all time. Kingdom Hearts 3D is looking to follow a similar timetable, but at least we have a general idea about when the game will be released…sort of.
Siliconera has reported that the English voice recording for Kingdom Hearts 3D is well underway. According to the site, some voice actors have already finished recording their lines, which bodes will for a 2012 release for the game. KHInsider has reported that Vincent Corazza, who plays the voice role of Zexion/Ienzo, is all done with his recording for the game. Seeing as how the game launches in about a month in Japan (March 29), this is very good news for those optimistic about the game.
While Dream, Drop, Distance isn’t exactly Kingdom Hearts 3, I am super excited about the game, especially since I have just recently completed Kingdom Hearts 2 and loved it. here’s hoping that the game sticks to the Kingdom Hearts formula and is able to capture the magic of the original. Honestly though, as long as the game has Sora and contains Disney characters, I know it will be a day one purchase for me. The only question is, when will day one be?
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Kingdom Hearts. The game series needs no introduction. To many gamers, it was their first true RPG. While Nintendo fans have been mostly left out of the Kingdom Hearts fun, Square-Enix is in the process of changing that fact with Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream, Drop, Distance.
I just recently played though the original Kingdom Hearts, and loved it. I am in the process (the very slow process) of playing though the second title to get myself better versed in the Kingdom Hearts universe and so far, so good. All the new footage of Dream, Drop Distance has done is make me what the handheld title even more.
No release date for the English speakers among us has been given, and I’m not sure if I will hold my breath for a 2012 release, but I can dream can’t I! Will anyone else be picking this up when it hits store shelves…sometime?
Call me crazy, but I love me some JRPGs. If given the choice, I prefer to play them from the comfort of my own bed on my handheld of choice. Thatâ€™s why Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is so appealing to me, even though I am a little late to the whole Kingdom Hearts bandwagon. I have never experienced the PS2 originals, with my only time spent with the franchise being on my trusty AGS-101 and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.
It has occurred to me that I probably should go back and play at least the two numbered Kingdom Hearts titles before going on the play Dream Drop Distance, but Iâ€™m not sure that will exactly happen. Maybe I will wait for the inevitable HD remakes that seem to be all the craze nowadays. One this is certain however: even without the backstory gained from playing previous titles in the series, Kingdom Hearts 3D is looking like it will class up 3DSs everywhere when it launches later next year.
Kingdom Hearts 3D (Dream Drop Distance) was one of the first titles announced along side the 3DS when Nintendo lifted the curtains last summer. In an interview with Famitsu, Kingdom Hearts director and character designer Tetsuya Nomura reveals that the 3DS title is currently 40-50 percent complete.
Not much about the title is known at present, at Nomura was very coy with Famitsu giving vague hints such as â€œXXX and XXX in Traverse Townâ€ and saying â€œthe story will touch upon the hidden data in Sora.â€
No word or a Japanese release, so I would expect to see this one stateside until 2012 at the earrliest.