During Nintendo Europe’s own Nintendo Direct broadcast, Nintendo of Europe’s president Satoru Shibata has revealed that the next entry of the Kingdom Hearts series, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, will hit European and PAL retail stores July 20. The European release will actually precede the North American release by eleven days.
In Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, players will get to play as both Sora and Riku as they are put to the test in the form of the Mark of Mastery exam. They must traverse through the World of Sleep and defeat the “Nightmare” Dream Eaters. If they are successful, then they will be considered Keyblade Masters. The sudden exam is triggered by the return of a familiar enemy. North America will be receiving the game on July 31. The game is already out in Japan.