Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance coming soon!

10 Feb

Just in: the next Kingdom Hearts installment has finally been announced: Kingdom Hearts 3d: Dream Drop Distance.

Is this FINALLY Kingdom Hearts 3?

Kingdom Hearts is a video game series that combines the Final Fantasy franchise with that of Disney creating a successfully popular RPG. It follows the hero, Sora, as he travels through various Disney worlds, trying to keep the darkness from swallowing the worlds. In Chain of Memories, he enters a castle of memories that ends up swiping his memories, so he’s forced to get his memories back, which is through the same worlds  Throughout the series, the designers, Square-Enix, have created several games for the franchise, most of which are considered “side stories”. Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, and Kingdom Hearts Coded. The only games that Tetsuya, the official creator of the series, said were important were Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. The others are considered “side games”, considering that they only REVEAL more of the older stories but they don’t ADD to the actual storyline. And they keep seeming to grow in numbers in the game, adding more and more confusing plot twists.

With that said, fans are getting a little irritated.

They’re wondering about Kingdom Hearts 3D. Is this finally the REAL DEAL? Many fans are crying that if it is KH3, why is it going to be on another portable console? They would expect it to be on one of the next gen consoles that are BIGGER in storage space and size, like PS3. They also know that more effort will be put into it than the last games if it is put on a bigger console. Though really, Birth By Sleep didn’t disappoint. It was pretty good for a portable game. However, people want Kingdom Hearts to go out with a bang, and if this is 3, many will be sadly disappointed. At the same time, if this is not a 3, many of the fans are going to be whining about how they’ve just introduced, yet again, another “side story”.

It’s just safe to say that either way, the fans won’t be satisfied with this game 100%. BUT if you take a peek at this game, the gameplay is not only promising, it looks like it’s moving Sora’s story along, AND we’ll be going to new worlds (one of my personal Disney movies will be in this game! So I’m SUPER excited):

This game looks like it will be awesome. I understand the fans’ concern about it not being a sequel, or not really moving the story along. I, too, started playing this game at age 12 and now I am a grown-up person who doesn’t have as much time for fun and games anymore (well, half of my time), and I’m not getting any younger. Neither do I want to die before I get to find out what is going to happen next. I also am getting more and more responsibilities. So I can understand the frustration fans are having when they say “Hurry up, I’ve had this since I was 12!”. This game came out when most of my generation were tweens. Now, we’re all adults, and this game still hasn’t reached a conclusion. And the funny part is, many in my generation still play the game. Maybe we just have a hard time growing out of childish things. We haven’t completed the “rites of passage” where we give up all of our childhood loves yet…not until we actually have no time left for it anymore. We’re breaking that old tradition, I suppose.

Some fans are just angry that the story is getting more and more confusing with every new “side story”. Now the story seems to get a whole new chapter every new game that just keeps getting more and more complicated.

But I think the fans should chill. Think about it. If you’ve loved it this far, do you really think you will stop loving it? You might not have as much time for it, sure, but it doesn’t mean it will completely fall away from you. Besides, rushing the release of Kingdom Hearts is the worst thing to do. Besides, the complication of Kingdom Hearts is the best part. There are several reasons why I think KH3 should not come out as soon as we want it:

1) Okay, we’re getting older. So, just stop playing if you think you can’t keep up with it. Square-Enix now has to cater to the younger crowd. Our time is up. So, they have to sort of reintroduce the story to the new-comers, and make it appealing to the new generation. What better way then to make a bunch of games? But the only way to do that without having it end quickly is to put in a bunch of side games. Without them, the story would’ve been over several years ago. And this series would be invisible to the next generation. Not a smart business tactic, right?

2) What great gaming series only has three games? What legendary gaming series doesn’t have a bunch of side games dedicated to the fans? The fans asked for more info about the Black Organization, and they released 358/2 Days. We asked to fight with new characters besides Sora, we got Birth By Sleep, what more do you want? Plus, think of all the Disney Worlds they can make use of? Disney has so many movies. And they’re going to get more as the years progress, so they are trying to make use of as many of the old movies as possible before our generation grows completely up. After they’ve done all the movies catered to us, they can then focus on the next generation. We have to be patient with KH3.

3) Last time the fans complain, Kingdom Hearts 2 came out way sooner than it was supposed to. And fans now claim that as the worst game in the franchise. Well, if the fans hadn’t been pressuring Square-Enix to hurry up and release it, they would’ve been able to take more time on the game. To add, people saw so many spoilers online it spoiled the game for many people. But aside from that, they didn’t give the company enough time to develop the game, or receive feedback. The longer they wait on releasing the game, the more time they have to work on it. These side games are sort of like tests to see exactly what the fans like v.s. what the fans want to discard. This is a chance for them to use their creativity to the full and expand it to all kinds of platforms.

4) Expectations were WAY to high for KH2. They don’t want to release KH3 too soon, not knowing exactly what will “work”, and it turns around and ends up being a disappointment, like with KH2. They want to make sure that the game goes on the next big platform, one that will have new age technology. Sure, for now PS3 and XBox are the next gen game consoles, but who knows what will be invented in the future…if you’re willing to wait that long. By waiting to come out with the game, the game has the chance to come out by the time an epic gaming system is released.

5) Do you really and truly want the series to end? A great majority of fans say they’re ready to hear the end of the story already and solve the mysteries of Kingdom Hearts. They’re anxious, and tired of waiting. They don’t want to be dead before the series ends. But when it’s over, think about it. No more Sora, Donald, and Goofy. There will never be another gaming franchise like this, one where two extremely different companies come together to make the most spectacular game a success. And even if they DO have another saga, it, more than likely, won’t have the same characters, story, and may not even have the same appeal. Be careful what you wish for. Once something is over, it is over, and the joys that came with it are too. All of those Kingdom Hearts forums? A thing of the past. Closed. Or losing traffic. All of the cosplay and merchandise are going to skyrocket in prices online, and will be very hard to find. And if this was the only game series you played, tough luck. You are now a bored little cookie. Think about that mental picture, and then come back to me and tell me you want the series to end. TRULY.

So everyone, watch out for commercials dealing with the next game in the Kingdom Hearts franchise, coming soon!


24 Responses to “Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance coming soon!”

  1. Brittany 2011/02/24 at 21:02 #

    I would love for kingdomhearts to be one of those games that
    Never end like final fantasy I love kingdomhearts and I hope you keep making them more worlds more ppl more action keep the same ppl too just add more cause I love donald nd goofy nd sora 2gether, I have some ideas for how I would like it to be and please if you do take this advice into consideration please create it for playstation 3. Sorry but you made this fan of your game very mad by putting tht on psp.


    • generationnext 2011/03/05 at 23:06 #

      Yea square-enix is trying to widen the console usage and putting it on psp was a way to do it. Some people believe Kingdom Hearts should go on forever, some people want to know the end already and don’t want the story to get more complicated. A deciding factor could be age and what makes you interested in the game. It depends on how old you are. But final fantasy seems to be doing okay though it came out when the former generation was kids (and now many of them have kids). But if you still love the game, even when you get older, then sure, the game can go on and on. But some people feel they’ll be too busy to play the game. Another thing is some people play it for the gameplay, some for the Disney interactive worlds, some for the music, and others for the story. If you’re playing for the story, it can get annoying when it gets more complicated and the end doesn’t seem anywhere insight. It can cause people to give up on the end and not even care about the story anymore because it’s never going to end anyway. So it all depends.

      If you have ideas you should take them to square-enix and email them. On their official website they have a contact us at the top.


  2. Daniel 2011/07/05 at 01:07 #

    Well I just read this and I think that who write this is right because kingdom heart many twist and turns to me that makes it more fun in a way.


  3. Evan 2011/07/08 at 08:46 #

    I do not understand what you are saying I started playing the first kingdom hearts when I was 12 I am now 17 unless you are talking about the cruddy games for the systems below the ps2 then I might understand also whenever this game comes out what worlds will be on it?


    • generationnext 2011/07/31 at 23:41 #

      what don’t you understand particularly? Kingdom Hearts came out in 2002. If you are 17 now, you must’ve gotten your game way later than it originally came out.


    • generationnext 2011/07/31 at 23:42 #

      Oh and btw, not sure about the worlds. I only know that possibly Huntchback of Notre Dame will be in it. Did you watch the trailer above?


      • Aubry Byers 2011/08/13 at 19:21 #

        I think that square-enix is doing the right thing in making other side storys, because if they didn’t all the love in the game would be gone. To me that is the best game series ever. I love the new plots twists and mysterys that leave me puzzled and exhausted. I have played allot of games and kingdom hearts always stands over them all like a giant. I cant wait till the next game or side story comes out, and all these people that want the game to end are the fans that just to be disappointed then whine about it on the internet. Just shut up and enjoy the game. Anyway what u said was true and made me excited about the new game. THANKS ALLOT.


      • generationnext 2011/08/14 at 21:32 #

        I completely agree! I’m excited too! Save all of those pennies! 😉 it’s also my favorite game series eva!


  4. PrincessMerleen 2011/09/18 at 02:35 #

    Truthly… i’m worried how this story will end, because I don’t want a sappy ending with me crying my eyes out. :/ Like Sora dyeing or what not, or having him lose the Keyblade, because if you think about it, the only reason Sora really has the Keyblade is because of Ven’s heart being in side of him. But it is to soon to tell if Sora turly has the Keyblade and its not just Ven’s. Maybe we’ll find out in Dream, Drop, Distance. Because it ‘is’ the Mark of Mastery for Riku and Sora…. Maybe Sora has proven him self to have the Keyblade though…. What will happen in the future with Kh? I don’t know, KH is just a big gassing game for all of us… Maybe.. It will end with a new generation of Keyblade wilders… Who knows? Only Square Enix knows the details of what’s going to happen in the near future…


  5. Helios 2011/10/04 at 06:23 #

    Thats a load of shit, to sum everything up we needed to know exactly what and when mostevents happened and how they happened. How did sora get that keyblade in the first place? It wasn’t even his until Riku got taken over by darkness . Why doesn’t Sora’s nobody look like him? Because its not even him, its Ven. Obviously we all saw the secret ending of birthday by sleep, so anyone can simply put those pieces together. Ddd is nothing but sora’s and Riku’s mark of mastery exams.


    • Helios 2011/10/04 at 06:27 #

      My apologies I ment Birth by sleep, still the Kh series is a real good series , cant go wrong with at least one Kingdom hearts game


  6. Roxas Heart 2011/10/17 at 23:16 #

    when does it come out i have to play it and i agree with brittany i would love for it to become a game series that never ends


  7. Roxas4prez 2011/10/18 at 01:02 #

    Ummm… i love kingdom hearts also but kh2 is my favorite game ever the reaction commands were pure genious. i just started playing the series a year ago but i am upset that he trash talked kh2 that much. DO YOU WANNA FIGHT ME!!! No jk but i hope that DDD rocks and 2 gets the respect it deserves 🙂


    • generationnext 2011/11/30 at 07:15 #

      I agree, KH2 was way better than many people said. The reaction commands were awesome, but I guess some people who looked at too many spoilers were able to figure out the story before it even came out. So they felt the story wasn’t as interesting or unexpected as KH. But if you’re looking for gameplay, KH2 totally pawned KH.


  8. Sora Girl 2011/11/21 at 14:49 #

    Alright. I’ve done the research. Dream Drop Distance is NOT the 3rd game! Some may consider it a side story, but I found that the creators of the series find it to be more importnat than that.
    P.S. If/when the creators do come out with KH3, it should be the final chapter of the series…possibly.


    • Nobodies' girl 2011/11/26 at 22:21 #

      I have to say, i love Kh and i’ve had to buy a lot of game systems to play all the games, (which i have) and to be honest the only reason i bought the psp and the 3ds where so i could play kh. But i cant believe people dont like the side stories, to be honest i love Roxas and Ventus WAY more than i do Sora. I kind of hope that maybe they will bring Roxas or Ventus back somehow. I like them way better.

      no offense to Sora lovers, he’s still cool and all but i perfer the Nobodies. they seem more fun.

      Well andyways can’t wait for the DDD! I hope maybe somehow they can tie Roxas and Ventus back in somehow. CANT WAIT!


      • generationnext 2011/11/30 at 07:10 #

        I bought the consoles for that reason too! lol I also prefer nobodies to the main hero. They were my favorites! Their stories were just more interesting.


    • generationnext 2011/11/30 at 07:12 #

      The reason why some people don’t even care what Nomuro said is because he said the same thing about Chain of Memories, and though it was important at the time, it eventually seemed unnecessary to some people.

      KH3 is supposed to be the final chapter, but Tetsuya says he plans on making many sagas. It might turn out to be a Final Fantasy thing.


  9. KingdomHeartsExtordenaryFan 2011/12/07 at 14:56 #

    I LOOVVVEEE KINGDOM HEARTS!!! I have beatin every game on proud mode and if u pay attention to the story on all the games and unlock the secret sences it makes A LOOOTTT of sence!! Birth By Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 2 had to be the best ones i liked! And Birth By Sleep Made a whole lot difference into understanding Xemnas being ansem who ansem was really Xeanort!! I understand even more than this but Xeanort is the biggest question I was confused on at first in KH2 but now i understand EVERYTHING!!! IN EVERY STORY EVERY PLOT!! It would take FOREVER to explain all! LOOOOOOVVVEEEEE UUUUUU KINGDOM HEARTS!!!!!!!! EEEKKKK!!!!! >w<


  10. KeybladeMstr 2012/08/16 at 09:57 #

    The series is almost ten years old. It’s time to put it to bed.


    • generationnext 2012/08/17 at 01:52 #

      lol agreed it’s a pretty long series. seriously there’s just so much nonsense you can put in a series until there’s no story. it exists because money exists.


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