Kingdom Hearts 3D UK release date announced

Square Enix is bringing Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance to Europe and PAL territories on July 20, 2012, giving UK fans an eleven day jump on their North America counterparts who are scheduled to receive the 3DS sequel on July 31, 2012. (read: Kingdom Hearts 3D North American release date marked for summer).

The studio revealed the overseas release date along with a rundown of the “never-before seen gameplay elements for the series”. These include a “flowmotion” action system, a Sprit breeding system, updated character designs, and a new collection of Disney-themed environments including Tron: Legacy's “The Grid” and The Hunchback of Notre Dame's “La Cité des Cloches”.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance has been in the news since E3 2010. Now that it's nearly here, there's no better time to brush up on your Keyblade lore with our trusty guide, Kingdom Hearts: the story so far...

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