Rumour: Kingdom Hearts 3D Demo Coming To North America

By Ishaan . May 13, 2012 . 12:00pm

We’re marking this as a rumour for now, since Square Enix USA haven’t made any official announcements of their own, but Kingdom Hearts creator, Tetsuya Nomura, recently told Famitsu magazine in Japan that Square will release a Kingdom Hearts 3D for 3DS users to try out in North America.


“We’ve decided to distribute a KH3D demo in North America as well as Japan,” Nomura says in a translated interview, which you can read here. “You can play part of Sora’s scenario in Traverse Town. So if your friends haven’t played it yet, you can recommend it to them.”


Nomura’s comment about Traverse Town makes it sound like this is the same demo that Japan got. Here are our brief impressions of that.

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  • takopako


  • usagi_san

    I hope that this rumour turns into fact for both NA and for the rest of the world cos I really want to check out this game.

  • Shadowman

    Oh god. I hope that rumor is true cause I already heard all round the internet that there bringing Kingdom Heart 3D to the 3DS demo in NA cause it been a while since we got a new demo for the 3DS.

  • rurin

    That’s great! I’d love to try it out. I have yet to try any other demos too..

  • Solomon_Kano

    That would be great. I was planning on holding off on a 3DS til the day of KH3D’s release anyway, but that’d be nice for everyone else waiting on the game.

    Also: what’s going on in that screenshot? That looks terribly awesome.

    • hawk222

      Hmm, maybe a Magnet-like finisher attack?

      • Solomon_Kano

        It does look that way. Whatever it is, I hope there’s more like it.

  • AuraGuyChris

    That demo better come before the game is even out.

    Not a week earlier. That’s evil.

    I’ll blindly wait for each Thursday to give us that demo.

  • yoUNg_grOUp568

    late to the party, siliconera…. 

    •  I’m guessing Siliconera didn’t post it before because they are actually quite reluctant about posting rumoured news on the website (or so I was told once when I actually tipped the staff on something, kinda forgot what it was but w/e). So they prolly took their time to actually read the Ultimania scans and decide whether or not this would actually have any truth to it or not before actually posting it.

      I guess :P

      • yoUNg_grOUp568

        you would think that it is true when the director of the series says it is

        • Yes but I could be telling you Nomura said this or that, and would you take my word for granted? Mistranslations happen frequently, and have lead in the past to some huge rumours spreading and growing fast on the internet.

          The safest bet here is to always try to look up the source material, and translate stuff yourself. Which again I’m guessing one of the Siliconera editors did, which would then explain why they took longer to publish this.

          • yoUNg_grOUp568

            i heard it from so i assumed it was true, cuz usually when they post stuff it is true. their team did the translation  

  • Handsome Luigi ♢

    *After KH 3D was released worldwide*
    Nomura: Didn’t said when this would be released! :trollface:

    Hope this demo gets released soon, I want some DDD awesomeness already!

  • IshimaruKaito


  • Herok ♞

    So Europe gets it ten days early and NA gets a demo? sounds like a fair trade to me.

  • Niermyico

    The only demo that I have ever downloaded was Resident Evil: Revelations and I still have 29/30 plays left. I feel that I’m gonna end up using all tries for Kingdom Hearts. lol

  • neetyneety

    Me, and my 3DS, shall be waiting with baited breath.

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