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Kingdom Hearts 3DS looks fantastic and confusing in equal measures in new 10-minute trailer

An English language trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance has landed, shedding light on the game's plot. Well, as much light as a small candle that's obscured by some kind of semi-opaque lampshade, despite a wealth of footage from exposition-heavy cut-scenes. Confusing allusions to hearts, darkness, dreams and soul copies aside (which is all pretty standard KH fare), there's no denying the game looks exceptionally slick and pretty, which is good enough to get us excited despite knowing we're about to sit through hours of veiled plot development yet again. Still, observe its shininess:

The Tron world looks exceptionally well-realised, the animation in both the cut-scenes and boss battles looks exemplary and we'll never, ever get tired of hearing Utada Hikaru's vocal chords doing that thing they do on the soundtrack. Low points would have to be (ironically) revealing too much content, and of course the ludicrous scripting that is surely running out of ways to paraphrase the same metaphor of darkness and light.

"I walk the road to dawn!"

You don't say.

6 comments

  • samsneeze - May 15, 2012 11:32 a.m.

    The only thing this game has made me excited for, is the possibility for another The World Ends With You game. That is all.
  • christian-shaffer - May 15, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    I just want the 3rd game. I'd say 7 years is more than enough time to satisfy those of us that have only played the linear games and became fans from the original two games. The news that they are going to start on a third console game was the best I've heard in a while.
  • taokaka - May 15, 2012 4:40 a.m.

    How did mr mew get more screen time than neku and shiki? I'm definitely going to get this even though the only KH I've played was the first 5 minutes to 358/2 days which was full of confusion and put me off progressing any further.
  • Joco84 - May 15, 2012 4:02 a.m.

    I'm not going to watch this. As much as I want to know how good the game is, I don't want to know any plot points. I will wait until the reviews, but I think I'm getting this regardless (despite not owning a KH game before!)
  • SouthTippBass - May 15, 2012 3:03 a.m.

    Gooby pls.
  • ThatGamerDude - May 15, 2012 6:18 p.m.

    Nice Dolan reference...

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