New Kingdom Hearts 3D Gameplay Trailer Released

Square Enix has released a new video showcasing Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance for the 3DS. The newest entry in the popular series will focus on both returning characters Sora and Riku, giving the players the ability to switch between both to fully complete the game’s story. The video also showcases some of the new levels and characters that will be appearing in the game, including Neku from Square Enix‘s game The World Ends With You, plus levels based on The Three Musketeers and Tron: Legacy.

The Kingdom Hearts series, which originally started with a PlayStation 2 release in 2002, and has since appeared on the Game Boy Advance, DS, and PSP, features characters visiting numerous worlds based on various Disney films. Dream Drop Distance is the first 3DS game in the franchise, and is being promoted as a celebration of the series’ tenth anniversary. An all-star cast will be used to voice returning characters, including such talents as Haley Joel Osment and Leonard Nimoy.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is scheduled for a North American release on July 31. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.